Glossary

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
End-user
In product development, an end user is a person who ultimately uses or is intended to ultimately use a product More

EPC
The European Patent Convention is an International treaty signed by the member states of the European Patent Organisation which provides a unified legal system under which European patents are granted. More

EPO
The European Patent Office provides a uniform application procedure which enables inventors to seek patent protection in up to 40 European countries. The executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. More

ETRIA
"The European TRIZ Association (ETRIA) intends to function as a connecting link between industrial companies, institutions, educational organizations and individuals concerned with conceptual questions pertaining to organization and processing of innovation knowledge. TRIZ is considered as a cross-disciplinary, generic methodology, but it has not previously been presented in terms of logic or any other formal knowledge representation. Most of the concepts introduced in TRIZ are fuzzy, and most of the techniques are still heuristic and only partially formalized. For further development and conceptual re-organization of the TRIZ knowledge base, ETRIA shall involve and collaborate with TRIZ experts and professionals from the fields of logic, organization science, informatics and linguistics. The ETRIA has been set up to accomplish the following tasks: Promotion of research and development on organization of innovation knowledge in general and particular fields by integrating conceptual approaches to classification developed by artificial intelligence (AI) and knowledge management communities; International observation, analysis, evaluation and reporting of progress in these directions; Promotion on an international level of the exchange of information and experience of scientists and practitioners in TRIZ, of universities and other educational organizations; Development of TRIZ through contributions from dedicated experts and specialists in particular areas of expertise. More

Examination
The study of a patent application by a patent office examiner to determine whether or not an invention can be patented and whether the application complies with all the legal requirements (including formal requirements). Depending on issues raised in the resulting examination report, amendment of the patent application may be required. More

Examiner
Specialist patent office staff whose job it is to evaluate the patentability of inventions claimed in patent applications. More

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