CII Computer Implemented Invention
DOC Department Of Commerce (U.S.)
DOCDB DOCument DataBase
EDP Electronic Data Processing
EPC European Patent Convention
EPO European Patent Office (Organisation)
FAOM First office Action On Merits
FY Fiscal Year
FYROM Former Yugoslavian Republic Of Macedonia
IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards
IMF International Monetary Fund
INPIT National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training
IP Intellectual Property
IPAU IP Australia
IPC International Patent Classification
IPEA International Preliminary Examination Authority
IPR Intellectual Property Right
ISA International Searching Authority
IT Information Technology
JP-FIRST JP-Fast Information Release STrategy
JPO Japan Patent Office
KIPO Korean Intellectual Property Office
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PATLIB European Patent Information centres
PATSTAT EPO's worldwide patent statistic database
PCIIP Policy Committee on Innovation and Intellectual Property (Japan)
PCT Patent Cooperation Treaty
PLT Patent Law Treaty
PPH Patent prosecution highway
R&D Research and Development
RO Receiving Office
SIPO State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R. China
STOP! Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy
TRIPS Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
TSR Trilateral Statistical Report
U.S. United States of America
USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization