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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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.
in France won a process patent for proprietary tooling designed to completely encapsulate the hollow steel tube without crushing it during molding in high-speed compression presses of 1500 to 2000 tons.
The business process patent is affirmation of their innovative and noticeably different method of generating certificates.
is the exclusive licensee of a technology for incorporating BN particles in polyolefins and fluoropolymers, for which DuPont received a process patent in 1997.
Robert Shaver of Dykas Shaver & Nipper, LLP to commence work on a process patent for its newly developed high-efficiency electrolyzer.
Given the IPT's commendatory ruling on the two process patents, Pixelplus will issue a separate announcement once the IPT at KIPO provides its ruling on the one remaining disputed process patent claimed by MagnaChip.
received a process patent on incorporating BN particles in polyolefins and fluoropolymers.
It is expected that the claims under the fourth process patent will be similarly rejected.
In this non-final action, the examiner rejected claims under the fourth process patent held by NCSU.
The patent is a composition of matter and process patent that covers several physical states of XIFAXAN.
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