Patent Terms Glossary
Copy of an international application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty maintained by the International Searching Authority.
Commercial Off The Shelf - an acquisition term refering to commercially available ready to use products that require no customization in order to meet performance requirements.
Citation counts are a formal acknowledgement of intellectual debt to earlier patents and previously published scientific research papers.
The owner of record of a patent application, patent, trademark application or trademark registration who is transferring ownership to another entity (assignee)
One who is not an attorney but is authorized to act for or in place of the applicant(s) before the Office, that is, an individual who is registered to practice before the Office.
Notice of Allowability
A notification to the patent applicant that the application has been placed in condition for allowance.
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