JDA

See Joint Defense Agreement.

Jepson Claim

A form of claim in which the preamble acknowledges the …

JFTC

Japan Fair Trade Commission, the Japanese government agency charged with …

JMOL

Acronym for Judgment as a Matter of Law.

JNOV, JNV

See Motion, to Dismiss, Summary Judgment, Set Aside the Verdict

Joint Inventors

When there is more than one inventor, the inventors are …

Joke Patent

A patent filed, usually as a result of a bet …

JPO

Japanese Patent Office.

Judgment-Proof

Term used by lawyers to describe a putative defendant who …