interference
in·ter·fer·ence n
1 a: the act or an instance of interfering
interference with contract
b: something that interferes
2: a hearing to determine the priority of invention at issue in a patent dispute

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

interference
I noun antagonism, antipathy, bar, barrier, censure, check, collision, conflict, contravention, damper, disapproval, disturbance, encumbrance, fetter, friction, frustration, hindrance, impediment, imposition, infringement, interception, intercession, intermediacy, interposition, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, meddling, nuisance, obstruction, onus, opposition, prohibition, resistance, restraint, setback, stricture, stumbling block associated concepts: contempt, frustration of contract, interference with contractual relations II index bar (obstruction), barrier, check (bar), collision (dispute), conflict, damper (stopper), deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, embargo, encroachment, encumbrance, fetter, filibuster, frustration, handicap, hiatus, hindrance, impediment, imposition (excessive burden), infringement, intercession, interruption, intervention (imposition into a lawsuit), intrusion, invasion, mediation, molestation, nuisance, obstruction, onus (burden), opposition, prohibition, resistance, restraint, veto

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


interference
An administrative proceeding before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to determine who gets the patent in situations where two pending applications (or a pending application and a patent issued within one year of the pending applications filing date) both claim the same invention.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


interference
In the law of patents, the presence of two pending applications, or an existing patent and a pending application that encompass an identical invention or discovery.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


interference
In the law of patents, the presence of two pending applications, or an existing patent and a pending application that encompass an identical invention or discovery.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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