Category: Patents

Terms related to patent law

MPEP

The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, a list of rules …

P-Reference

A classification for prior art references established by WIPO in …

Patent Center

The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s patent information system …

Pfaff v. Wells

Wayne Pfaff was an unusually brilliant engineer who established the …

Sotera Notice

A stipulation, notice or undertaking filed by a petitioner seeking …

System Claim

An Apparatus Claim in which the invention usually consists of an …

Utility Model

Another term for “Petty Patent,” a form of patent protection …

Utility Patent

In US usage means patents on useful things, methods or …