Index
Abandoning application,
see
Patent
application, abandoning
Abandonment, 93, 94, 112-113
Absolute novelty,
see
Novelty,
absolute
Abstract of patent application,
see
Patent application, abstract
Abstracts, of talks,
see
Publications,
abstracts
Acts
by inventor, 112
by others, 110
by the inventor and/or others, 116
Affidavit, 112
Amendment, 176, 178
American Bar Association, 6
Amino acid sequences,
see
Inventions,
biotechnology
Animals, genetically engineered, 48
Anticipation, 136
Appeal, 179
Aristotle, 4
Articles of manufacture, 42
Asexually reproduced plants,
see
Plants, asexually reproduced
Assignment, 122, 159, 194
agreement, 162
definition of, 160
Attorney
intellectual property, 127
patent
definition of, 128
services, 128
Author, definition of, 9
213
214
Index
Background,
see
Patent application,
background
Berne Convention, 4
Best mode, 51, 143, 145
Board of Patent Appeals and
Interferences, 80, 179
Brand, 16
CAFC, see Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit
Capital investment, 191
Certificate of registration, 10
Certification mark, definition of, 16
Claims, 24,
50-51,139-142
amendment, 64
definition of, 25
dependent, 141
design, 52
forms, 140
independent, 141
multiple dependent, 141
scope, 141,193
Classification
definitions, 102, 103
index, 102
manual, 102
U.S., 103
Clock, one-year,
see
Grace period
Cloning, 48
Collective mark, definition of, 16
Commercial online services, see
Services, commercial online
Commercializing the invention,
see
Invention, commercializing
Compositions of matter, 42
Comprising, 140
Conception, 77, 87; definition of, 77
Confidentiality agreement, 21, 132
Consisting essentially of, 150
Consisting of, 140
Constitutional Convention of 1789,
5
Consumer preference, 191
Continuation,
see
Patent application,
continuation
Continuation-in-part, see Patent
application, continuation-in-
part
Continued prosecution application,
see Patent application,
continued prosecution
application
Co-ownership, 161
Copyright, 7-15
articles not protected, 8
certificate, 11
constitutional basis, 4
definition of, 2
infringement remedies, 12
Internet, 12
litigation, 12
notice, 10
other media, 13
ownership, 10
permission, 14
protection established, 10
registration, 10
renewal, 15
software, 46
statute, 4
term, 14
U.S. government, 9
Corporation, value of, 188
Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit, 5
Cross-reference to related
applications, 146
Cross-references, 103
Cyberspace, 4
215
Index
Databases, electronic, 102
Declaration, 154; function, 155
Defensive patent, see Patent, defensive
Definitions of classes, see
Classification, definitions
Demand,
see
Preliminary
examination, demand
Department of Agriculture, 57, 58
Dependent claims,
see
Claims,
dependent
Depository, public, 59
Derivation, 114
Description of the invention,
see
Invention, description
Description requirement, 144
Description, design, 52
Design patent,
see
Patent, design
Design, definition of, 52
Diligence, definition of, 79
Disclosure, 145
document, 129; definition of, 83
document program, 83
disadvantages, 84
Dissertations,
see
Publication,
dissertations
Doctrine of Equivalents, 25
Drawings,
50-52,
148-149
standards, 148
written description, 147
Economic Espionage Act, 7, 22
Electronic commerce, 3
Electronic databases, see Databases,
electronic
Electronic notebook consortium, 89
Electronic notebooks, 88
Employment agreement, 161, 194
Enablement, see Specification,
enabling
European Patent Office, 64
Evidence, corroborating, 77
Exam, patent bar, 127
Examination system, 5
Examination, preliminary, see
Preliminary examination
Examiner, interview, 178
Examiner, patent, 26
Experimental use,
see
Invention,
experimental use
Express mail certificate, 172
Extension of time, see Time,
extension
Fair use
definition of, 13
four factors, 14
Federal Courts Improvement Act, 5
Federal Trademark Dilution Act, 6,
19
Federally sponsored research,
see
Research, federally
sponsored
Fees
patent office user, 189
practitioner, 188
prosecution, 188
small entity, 188
up-front, 195
Field identifiers, 103
Field of the invention,
see
Invention,
field
Filing date, see Patent application,
filing date
Filing receipt, 173
Final rejection,
see
Rejection, final
First to file, 80
First to file system, 62, 63
First to invent, 75, 80

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