List of patent legal concepts


List of patent legal concepts

This is a list of legal concepts relating to patents, including special types of patents and patent applications.

Legal concepts

Special types of patents and patent applications

*Biological patent
*Business method patent
**Tax patent
*Chemical patent
*Design patent
*Patent application
** Continuing patent application (incl. continuation, divisional and continuation-in-part) for instance under United States patent law
**"Kokai" (published, unexamined Japanese patent application)
**"Kokoku" (examined and approved Japanese patent application)
** Provisional application under United States patent law
*Software patent
** List of software patents
** Software patent debate
** Software patents under the European Patent Convention
** Software patents under TRIPs Agreement
** Software patents under United Kingdom patent law
** Software patents under United States patent law
** Computer programs and the Patent Cooperation Treaty
*Utility model
**"Gebrauchsmuster" (German and Austrian utility models)

References

See also

* List of patent case law
* List of people associated with patent law
* Patent caveat (obsolete term)

External links

* [http://www.uspto.gov/main/glossary/index.html USPTO glossary of patent terms]


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