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Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

Definition - What does Court of Customs and Patent Appeals mean?

The Court of Customs and Patent Appeals was a federal court consisting of five judges, whose job it was to make decisions about patent disputes. This court was located in Washington D.C. It was established in 1929, but it has since been replaced by a different federal court. The new federal court took over its responsibilities.

Justipedia explains Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

Disputes and appeals often arise regarding patents. For example, a person may think that their invention should have been granted a patent, but were denied a patent by the U.S. Patent Office. A person may have a disagreement with the Patent Office regarding an aspect of their patent, etc. There are many different reasons why disputes can arise regarding patents. The Court of Customs and Patent Appeals was the court who handled such legal conflicts However, this court no longer exists.

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