Refers to the possibility of patenting a different use of an already known object/product (e.g Use of a chemical composition as a medicine to treat heart diseases when the original patent claims its use as antibiotic). In general, in Europe it is possible to patent such second use subject to the fulfillment of the novelty and Inventive step requirements.
A measure by which the competent authority confiscates goods that likely infringe Intellectual Property Rights, for the purpose of using them as evidences of crime in a future Judgement.
The state of the art includes everything that has been disclosed or made publicly available before in any place of the world. That disclosure can be made by means of an oral or written description, exploitation, sale or commercialisation, or through any other media or information services, that allow a skilled person to carry out the invention.
Strategic tool allowing a general overview of a project, a product, a market or an asset by showing its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.