Glossary Of Terms

Patent


A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process.

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Claim


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Description


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Abstract


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International application


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National/regional phase of a PCT application


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European application


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National application


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