Great basic patents glossary (in English)… and more

Gong_and_Signal_Chair_patentEarlier this week, the BBC published this glossary in English: Patents: A beginner’s guide to intellectual property. The article was written with help from Jonathan Radcliffe, an intellectual property lawyer at Mayer Brown, and Professor Andrea Matwyshyn from Wharton School’s Legal Studies and Business Ethics department at the University of Pennsylvania.

What’s more, at the end of the list of words, the article refers to other, fuller glossaries: from the European Patent Office (also in French & German); the United States Patent and Trademark Office (also see this post); the five IP Offices; the OECD; and the WIPO (also in French, and perhaps in Chinese, Arabic and/or Spanish if any kind readers of those languages can hunt anything down on the WIPO site?).

Note: The links above are live, those in the BBC post don’t all work. 😉


Credit: Thanks to Lucy Brooks and her Twitter feed for bringing the BBC article to my attention.

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