Glossary

A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U V W X
There are 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Industrial property
Types of intellectual property that have an industrial application, such as patents, trade marks, designs, mask works and plant breeders' rights. More

Innovation
Innovation is production or adoption, assimilation, and exploitation of a value-added novelty in economic and social spheres; renewal and enlargement of products, services, and markets; development of new methods of production; and the establishment of new management systems. It is both a process and an outcome. More

INPADOC
EPO worldwide legal status database. INPADOC bulk data is the backbone of many EPO legal status products and services. It includes legal status events from over 40 international patent authorities worldwide and is available as backfile and frontfile data. More

Intellectual Property (IP)
Creations of the mind or intellect. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: industrial property, which includes patents, trade marks, industrial designs, and copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs. More

International patent application
Patent application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). More

Invention
New product, process or apparatus or any new use thereof. To be patentable, an invention must be novel, involve an inventive step (i.e. not be obvious to those having ordinary skill in the particular art of the invention) and be susceptible of industrial application. More

Inventive step
A condition for patentability. According to the European Patent Convention (EPC), an invention is considered as involving an inventive step if, having regard to the state of the art, it is not obvious to a person skilled in the art. More

IP5
The five IP offices (IP5) is the name given to a forum of the five largest intellectual property offices in the world that was set up to improve the efficiency of the examination process for patents worldwide. The members of IP5 are: the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The IP5 Offices together handle about 80 per cent of the world's patent applications, and 95 per cent of all work carried out under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). More

IPC

IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)
Intellectual property rights. More

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