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Did you know that:According to an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 12,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery
Did you know that:According to an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals
Did you know that:While medical costs have increased by 113 percent since 1987, the amount spent on medical malpractice insurance has increased by just 52 percent over that time.
Did you know that:According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), over 225,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice and nearly half of these are from emergency room errors. Medical malpractice has become the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer.
Did you know that:According to an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals
Did you know that:A study conducted in California in 1974 found that 0.8% of hospital patients had either been injured by negligence in the hospital or had been hospitalized because of negligent care. Extrapolation of those findings would have yielded an estimate of 249,000 injuries and deaths from negligent medical practice in 1988.
Did you know that:To prove someone is liable for your injury from a slip and fall, a premise liability lawyer must prove one of the following: (1) The owner of the premises or an employee must have caused the spill, worn or torn spot, or other slippery or dangerous surface you fell on; (2) The owner of the premises or an employee must have known of the dangerous surface but done nothing about it before you fell on it; or (3) The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous surface because a "reasonable" person taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired it.
Did you know that:Harvard researchers found that 1% of a representative sample of patients treated in New York state hospitals in 1984 were injured, and one-quarter of those died, because of medical negligence.Nationwide, that would have translated into 234,000 injuries and 80,000 deaths in 1988 from negligence in American hospitals. Most of this involves physicians. There is no clear evidence that there has been significant improvement since then.
Did you know that:According to an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals
Did you know that:According to an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medication
Continuation - A second patent application containing a disclosure identical to one in a previous (parent or grandparent) application filed by the same applicant as the original application, while the original application is still pend- ing, and that is entitled to the filing (priority) date of the original application.
Commerce - For the purpose of obtaining federal registration, "commerce" means all commerce that the U.S. Congress may lawfully regulate; for example, interstate commerce or commerce between the U.S. and another country. "Use in commerce" must be a bona fide use of the mark in the ordinary course of trade, and not use simply made to reserve rights in the mark. Generally, acceptable use is as follows: (1) For goods: the mark must appear on the goods, the container for the goods, or displays associated with the goods, and the goods must be sold or transported in commerce; (2) For services: the mark must be used or displayed in the sale or advertising of the services, and the services must be rendered in commerce.
Designation - an indication made by applicant, in the Request for an International Application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, as to the Contracting States in which protection for an invention is desired.
Commercialization - The process of taking an invention or discovery to the marketplace. It involves working the idea into a business plan, consideration of protection options, and determining how to market and distribute the finished product.
Common Law - Common law rights are property or other legal rights that do not absolutely require formal registration in order to enforce them.
Compulsory license - A license granted by the state upon request to a third party that, through the license, is permitted to exploit a patented invention after the owner of the patent has refused to provide a voluntary license under acceptable conditions.
Class or Classification - With trademarks, the class or classification means what kind (class) of goods or services offered are being represented by a certain trademark. Trademark classification is based on International Trade Codes. Each class has a number assigned to it. With patents, the class or classification is based on what type of invention you are patenting. Classes are defined by the U.S. Patent Classification System or USPC. A subclass is as the name suggests a narrower definition (subclass) within a class. Each class or subclass has a number assigned to it.
Collective membership mark - any word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination thereof which indicates that the user of the mark is a member of a particular organization. The owner of the mark exercises control over the use of the mark; however, because the sole purpose of a membership mark is to indicate membership, use of the mark is by members.
Common Law Rights - property or other legal rights that do not absolutely require formal registration in order to enforce them. Proving such rights for a trademark in court can be very difficult, requires meticulous documentation, and places a heavy burden on the individual. Active Federal registration of trademark can provide a higher degree of legal protection and readily-demonstrated evidence of ownership of a mark.
Confidentiality agreement - A legal document through which intellectual property can be disclosed by one party to another wherein the latter party is permitted to use the information for certain purposes, and only those purposes, that are stated in the agreement and agrees not to disclose the information to others.