Offsets

Refers to requirements often included in major public procurement contracts, …

OHIM

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, the former official …

OJ

See Official Journal (OJ).

Oligopoly

A market where there are so few suppliers that each …

Oligopsony

A market in which there are so few buyers that …

On-Sale-Bar

Most patent systems prohibit an inventor from applying for a …

Open Claim

A patent claim that recites a series of limitations or …

Open Source

Software for which the source code is made available to …

Open the Kimono

Rude, sexist and possible racist jargon, that reflects a certain …

Operating System

In principle, the low-level software that handles the interface to …

OPIC

The United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an entity that …