Acronyms


ABA

American Bar Association

AIPA

American Inventors’ Protection Act of 1999

AIPLA

American Intellectual Property Law Association

APJ

Administrative Patent Judge


BPAI

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences


CCPA

Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

CMS

Carnegie Mellon Survey


DMCA

Digital Millennium Copyright Act


EPC

European Patent Convention

EPO

European Patent Office

EST

Expressed Tag Sequence


FOA

First Office Action

FTC

Federal Trade Commission

FY

Fiscal Year


GAO

Government Accounting Office

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade


IG

Inspector General

IP

Intellectual Property



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