patent office

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Definition of patent office 

: a government office for examining claims to patents and granting patents

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That’s because in order to reverse the Broad’s win, the appeals court will have to find that the patent office committed serious legal errors, as UC’s new attorney (and former solicitor general) Donald Verrilli argued. Sharon Begley, STAT, "It’s ‘going to be tough’: UC Berkeley struggles to find sympathetic court in CRISPR patent appeal," 30 Apr. 2018 Indeed, that's the conclusion the European patent office reached in a preliminary ruling on the topic. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain," 10 June 2018 The surge of filings from China has surprised the patent office. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "Flood of Trademark Applications From China Alarms U.S. Officials," 5 May 2018 But Oil States sued, arguing that the Constitution requires an IPR-like process to occur in the judicial branch—not in an executive branch agency like the patent office. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Supreme Court upholds patent review process, dealing trolls a blow," 24 Apr. 2018 It's opened a new front in an unlikely place: the patent office. Susan Decker, David Wethe And Christopher Yasiejko, Houston Chronicle, "Halliburton vs. Schlumberger moves from oil field to patent office," 9 Feb. 2018 It was joined by the Semi-mikrograph, the Mikrosplit and the Semimikrosplit, keeping the patent office almost as busy as Heuer’s watchmakers, who were working hard to fulfil large orders for these precision instruments from both Germany and England. Nick Foulkes, A-LIST, "The Story of Slicing and Dicing Time," 24 Dec. 2017 Ho said no, arguing that pre-2011 processes where the patent office reconsidered patents were perfectly constitutional. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Supreme Court seems reluctant to blow up a key weapon against patent trolls," 28 Nov. 2017 The patent office is still reviewing the case, including the Mohawks’ argument that the patents are protected by the tribe’s sovereign immunity. Katie Thomas, New York Times, "Patents for Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics," 16 Oct. 2017

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1696, in the meaning defined above

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