IPO

Intellectual Property Owners Association

IPR

Intellectual Property Right

IT

Information Technology


JPO

Japanese Patent Office


MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPEG

Moving Picture Experts Group

MPEP

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure


NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NRC

National Research Council


OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


PCT

Patent Cooperation Treaty


R&D

Research and Development

RCE

Request for Continued Examination


STEP

Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy


TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement


USPTO

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


WARF

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization



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