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Patent search Definitions

Even though you are more than likely familiar with some of the following words, they might have slightly different meaning in this context.

  1.Patent: right of ownership granted by the government to a person that gives the owner the right to exclude others from making, selling or using the claimed product. Also referred to as trade marks.

  2.Product: a new and useful article, machine, composition, or process, devised as a result of someone’s imagination.

  3.Patent Applications: a document describing a product in detail, which is to be submitted to a patent office with the aim of obtaining a patent on the product.

  4.Reduction to Practice: an in depth description of how the product works, described in concrete terms.

  5.Prior Art: the existing or publicly available knowledge available before the date of a product or more than one year prior to the first patent application date.

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