method patent

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method patent

A patent awarded by the US Patent Office for a method, process or procedure.

Federal legislation was proposed that would bar patents “for any invention or discovery of a method or process for performing a surgical or medical therapy, or making medical diagnosis.” The difficulty lies when the holder of an MP attempts to collect royalties for such diverse techniques as: stitchless incisions for cataract surgery, determination of foetal gender by ultrasound, vasodilator injections to treat male impotence, combination of drugs and vitamins to treat cancer, blood collections, pain therapy, suturing of internal organs, grafting, and diagnosing and treating heart disease.

For production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, such patents are preferably known as process patents.
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Suven Life Sciences Ltd (Suven) announces today that the grant of of one (1) process patent from Europe (3077375), one (1) process patent from Japan (6151453) and one (1) process patent from New Zealand (719671) corresponding to the New Chemical Entities (NCEs) which are for the treatment of disorders associated with Neurodegenerative diseases and these Patents are valid through 2034.
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The Coldry Process patent application covering Australia received an 'opposition' last year obstructing it from being 'granted' in Australia until the matter is determined by IP Australia.
AmeriChip International Inc (OTCBB:ACII), a patented technology company, has reported that the process patent for the utilisation of its existing Laser Assisted Chip Control technology (LACC), including recent enhancements, is being prepared for filing.
Gary Goodrich, CEO/President of GTC, stated that this composition patent will fortify the process patent already held by GTC for the PermaStar Chrome process that was granted in June 2002.
3) Thus, a machine patent would be of like kind to any other machine patent, and a process patent would be of like kind to any other process patent, etc.
Since corrosion protection and thus involved recycling problems represent a considerable business volume worldwide, it was tried to defeat the process patent of IONIT OX.
The second X5 process patent is for a flexible underbody marriage station, aimed at increasing flexibility and lowering costs when a new product is introduced into the plant.
Business process patent focuses on direct auto finance fulfillment
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