Patent Terms Glossary
Document type definition - a format specification file that accompanies documents prepared according to SGML (standard generalized markup language), including XML (extensible markup language).
Comprise terms that have been invented for the sole purpose of functioning as a trademark or service mark.
The second, optional phase under the Patent Cooperation Treaty that includes examination of the international application and issuance of an International Preliminary Examination Report.
A patent is a document that defines the right by law for inventors and assignees to make use of and exploit their inventions for a limited period of time.
A person residing within the United States who is appointed by a patentee or assignee of a trademark application or registration that does not reside in or is not domiciled within the United States.
Writer of an article, chapter or other complete work.
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