product patent

product patent
A patent is granted under the Patents Act 1977 by the Patent Office to the owner or owners of an invention (the patentee) which is novel, inventive and capable of industrial application. It can cover machines, products and processes. It gives the owner the exclusive right for 20 years from application to make, use, sell, import or licence the invention that is the subject of the patent.

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  • product — prod·uct / prä ˌdəkt/ n 1: the result of work or thought 2 a: the output of an industry or firm b: a thing created by manufacturing 3 in the civil law of Louisiana: something (as timber or a mineral) that is derived from something else and that… …   Law dictionary

  • patent pending —    The status of an invention between the time a patent application is filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the time it is granted or rejected. Marking a product patent pending or pat. pending may deter potential competitors from… …   Business law dictionary

  • Patent troll — is a pejorative but questioned term used for a person or company who is a non practicing inventor, and buys and enforces patents against one or more alleged infringers in a manner considered by the target or observers as unduly aggressive or… …   Wikipedia

  • patent — pat·ent 1 / pat ənt3 also pāt / adj [Anglo French, from Latin patent patens, from present participle of patēre to be open] 1 a: open to public inspection see also letters patent at letter 2 …   Law dictionary

  • patent pending — n. A notice placed on an object informing others that its inventor has applied for a patent on it and is awaiting the government’s decision. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell.… …   Law dictionary

  • patent defect — An obvious flaw in a product or a document (such as leaving out the property description in a deed). Compare: latent defect Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary.… …   Law dictionary

  • patent — [pat′ nt; ] for adj. 2 4 & 8 [ pāt′ nt, pat′ nt; ] Brit usually [ pāt′ nt] adj. [ME < MFr & L: MFr patent < L patens, prp. of patere, to be open: see PATELLA] 1. a) open to examination by the public: said of a document granting some right… …   English World dictionary

  • patent infringement — Under the Patents Act 1977, where the patented invention is a product, it is infringed if the infringer, without the patentee s permission, makes, disposes of, offers to dispose of, uses or commercialises products embodying the invention in the… …   Law dictionary

  • Product activation — is a license validation procedure required by some proprietary computer software programs. In one form, product activation refers to a method invented by Ric Richardson and patented (US 5,490,216) by Uniloc where a software application hashes… …   Wikipedia

  • Product certification — or product qualification is the process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance and quality assurance tests or qualification requirements stipulated in regulations such as a building code and nationally accredited test… …   Wikipedia


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