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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AFS owns this exclusive process patent for the production of enriched natural guayusa antioxidants with caffeine.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 18, 2015-Bion files process patent for nitrogen fertilizer from waste
Buena Park, CA, August 05, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Zeibak Auto Trading, a modern used car dealer, has successfully filed for a business process patent with USPTO.
"We are very pleased with the federal court's decision to declare Teva's manufacturing process patent invalid once again," said Wheeler.
BANGALORE, India, April 27, 2015-- Stempeutics Research, a group company of Manipal Education and Medical Group and a joint venture with Cipla Group, announced that the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) granted a process patent for its novel stem cell based drug Stempeucel.
BANGALORE, India, April 27, 2015--Stempeutics Research, a group company of Manipal Education and Medical Group and a joint venture with Cipla Group, announced that the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) granted a process patent for its novel stem cell based drug Stempeucel.
The other type of patent is the process patent where only the process of making the molecule is patented but the molecule is not.
Skaalen is a member of PMA and holds a manufacturing process patent for leather products.
Assessing the Testing Options for Process Patent Claims
If a previously patented device, in its normal and usual operation, will perform the function claimed in a subsequent process patent, then such process patent is anticipated by the former patented device.
The company said its technologies, which enable parties to interactively determine the total cost of a vehicle purchase, including tax, tag and title fees anywhere in the US via the Internet, are covered by the business process patent.
The purchase of Sollen's assets includes a business process patent.
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