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Bank

n. 1) an officially chartered institution empowered to receive deposits, make loans, and provide checking and savings account services, all at a profit. In the United States banks must be organized under strict requirements by either the federal or a state government. Banks receive funds for loans from the Federal Reserve...

Basic document

A basic application is the priority document in any country where patent protection is sought in another country. In India the basic document is the first filed, whether that is a provisional or complete application. In the case of a convention application made in India, the basic document will be the one filed in the...

Berne Copyright Convention

An international treaty extending copyright protection in member countries to nationals of other member countries. India is a signatory to this treaty.

Business Name

A business name is a name under which a business operates. Business name registration provides a means of identifying the owners of the business and is obtained under state or territory legislation. Registration of a business name does not provide proprietary rights. A business name is a name under which a business operates....

Basic application

A basic application is the priority document in any country where patent protection is sought in another country. An applicant who files a basic application for patent in a convention country can make application in India within 12 months from the date of basic application.

Benefit Claim

A claim filed by a non-provisional patent applicant of a benefit of a disclosed invention in a prior-filed, pending application (provisional or non-provisional) in order to secure an earlier effective filing date

Berne Copyright Convention

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention is an international treaty extending copyright  protection in member countries to nationals of other member countries. It was signed at Berne, Switzerland, on September 9, 1886, and all acts, protocols, and revisions...

Best mode [patent]

A condition for the grant of a valid patent. An inventor must describe the best method he or she knows for carrying out the invention.

Bibliographic Data

Refers to data used in an Application Data Sheet under any of the following- Applicant Information, Correspondence Information, Application Information, Representative Information, Domestic Priority Information, Foreign Priority Information, and Assignee Information. See Application Data Sheet

Bilski Test

A"test" of the validity of a patent; in 2008, In Re Bilski reiterated the machine-or-transformation-test as a device for patent eligibility; in a 2010 US Supreme Court review of the CAFC's Bilski decision, they rejected the Bilski test as the sole test of the eligibility of a process patent.

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