Patent Family definition

Patent Family means all the documents having at least one priority in common, including the priority document(s) themselves. For the avoidance of doubt, "documents" refers to patents, utility models, and applications therefor.
Patent Family means (i) all Patents in the same priority chain (i.e., all Patents that claim priority to the same non-provisional application or applications, and all Patents from which priority is claimed by the identified Patent); (ii) all corresponding foreign Patents; and (iii) all Patents that are subject to a terminal disclaimer that disclaims the term of any such Patent beyond the term of any member of the family.
Patent Family means a set comprised of all Patents (a) that are linked or entitled to be linked through one or more claims of benefit or priority pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §§ 120 or 119 (or the equivalent laws or regulation of any other patent authority) or by a terminal disclaimer pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 253 or 37 CFR § 1.321 (or the equivalent laws or regulation of any other patent authority) or (b) that are, or are entitled to be, foreign counterparts, reissues, divisionals, extensions, continuations or continuations-in-part with respect to any other Patent in such set.

Examples of Patent Family in a sentence

  • Confidential Treatment Requested by Fluidigm Corporation Appendix 1.7 Fluidigm Patent Family US Cases [***] [***] Information has been omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Confidential Treatment Requested by Fluidigm Corporation Appendix 1.7 Fluidigm Patent Family International Cases [***] [***] Information has been omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Date Status [*] Kosan Patent Family: [*] Title (US): [*] Kosan ref.

  • Compulsory insurance is assumed to cover a portion x ≤ l of the loss, where x is assumed to be exogenous and equal for all5.

  • The other members of the Patent Family are in the name of the previous owner, being Lapins Holdings Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Lapins Family Trust for all patent applications of the Patent Family except for the New Zealand patent application, for which it is Lapins Holdings Pty Ltd.


More Definitions of Patent Family

Patent Family means a group of patents related by priority numbers claimed. These patents are related, and often protect the same invention in different countries.
Patent Family means a group of patents (which may include patent applications as well) identified as a distinctfamily” on Attachment B.
Patent Family means, with respect to a patent or patents, and/or a patent application or applications (the “Reference Patents or Applications”), (a) any and all reissues, reexaminations, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, and foreign counterparts thereof (“Derived Patents”); (b) any patents which issue from or claim a priority date to the Reference Patents or Applications or the Derived Patents (“Daughter Patents”); (c) any and all patents, patent applications or provisional applications from which the Reference Patents or Applications, the Derived Patents or the Daughter Patents claim priority directly or through another patent or patent applications (“Grandparent/Parent Patents or Applications”); (d) any and all reissues, reexaminations, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, and foreign counterparts of the Grandparent/Parent Patents or Applications; (e) any patents which issue from or claim a priority date to the Grandparent/Parent Patents or Applications (“Sister Patents or Applications”); (f) any and all reissues, reexaminations, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, and foreign counterparts of the Sister Patents or Applications; and (g) any patents which issue from or claim a priority to the Sister Patents or Applications.
Patent Family means all patents and patent applications that share a common priority application, excluding continuations in part, but including any divisionals, continuations, reissues, reexaminations, extensions, foreign counterparts or equivalents. For the avoidance of doubt, if any patent or patent application is subject to a terminal disclaimer with any other patent or patent application such patent or patent application and such other patent or patent application shall be deemed one (1) Patent Family for the purposes of this Agreement.
Patent Family. Any patent applications filed and any patents granted which originate from the same priority document, which patent application(s) and patent(s) include claims to an invention as determined in accord with Paragraph 1.12 above.
Patent Family means, with respect to a Patent (the “Subject Patent”), a group of Patents that consists of: (a) all Patents that claim priority to the same non-provisional Patent application as the Subject Patent, and all Patent applications from which priority is claimed by the Subject Patent and all Patents issuing from such Patent applications; (b) all foreign counterparts of the Subject Patent and the Patent applications and Patents described in clause (a) above; and (c) all Patents and Patent applications that are subject to a terminal disclaimer that disclaims the term of any such Patent or Patent application beyond the term of the Subject Patent.
Patent Family means a group of Patents that share any priority relationship.