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Part of a non-provisional patent application that affirms the identity of the inventor listed on the patent application and other information in the application, such as claims. 


A condition of non-patentability in which an invention cannot receive a valid patent because a person with ordinary skill in that technology can readily deduce it from publicly available information (prior art). 

Omnibus Claim

Refers to a special claim that details the preferred form of your invention with reference to the description and/or drawings.


A procedure whereby an application made to a patent, designs or trademark office can be challenged by a third party and ruled on by that office. It can lead to refusal of applications for registration. 


It refers to the act of contracting one or more suppliers external to a business to undertake a specific task(s).