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OCR for page 138
A Patent System for the 21st Century 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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A Patent System for the 21st Century 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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