Procedures for registering a patent in USA
The detailed procedure for application for registering a patent in USA is provided in Chapter 11, 12, 14 under Part II of the consolidated [repealed Act].
The term Private equity is used when a private equity firm invests on other companies for the growth of the company’s wings in the particular field they are focussing. By doing this the private equity firm also enjoys certain powers and rights in the company (according to the agreement).
Service mark is merely a trade mark which is used in connection with service related matters (e.g.: insurance).
During early 1990s, several European countries expressed strong dissatisfaction with what they deemed to be inadequate protection of intellectual property in many developing countries. The developed countries made the upgrading of intellectual property rights (IPRs) one of their highest priorities for the Uruguay Round of trade talks. Their efforts bore fruit in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs), which was approved as part of the Final Act of the Uruguay Round. Thus, stressing the point on management of IP.
One must clearly understand that getting an international patent is not getting a patent Worldwide (in 190+countries). International patent filing means that patent can be acquired in those countries which are members of Patent Cooperation treaty. Currently there are about 146 states.