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à titre principal ou en tant que perfectionnement

English translation: as an original development or an improvement

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French term or phrase:à titre principal ou en tant que perfectionnement
English translation:as an original development or an improvement
Entered by: Rgaspari
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17:16 Mar 29, 2004
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
French term or phrase: à titre principal ou en tant que perfectionnement
Dans l’hypothèse où les résultats seraient susceptibles d’être brevetés, à titre principal ou en tant que perfectionnement, les dépôts sont effectués par X, en son nom et à ses frais.

I take this to mean that the results are patented either for the first time or as an update, but how to say this correctly?
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 19:11
as an original development or an improvement
Explanation:
Patents can be issued for widgets and widget improvements. There are various categories of items that can be patented, including biological things, processes, etc. and "original development" is not really a legal term here."Invention" could perhaps be used instead.
See inter alia:
http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-2414,subca...
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lenkl
Local time: 04:11
Grading comment
Good answer! Thanks for help and the link.
RG
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3 +2as an original development or an improvement
lenkl


  

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à titre principal ou en tant que perfectionnement
as an original development or an improvement


Explanation:
Patents can be issued for widgets and widget improvements. There are various categories of items that can be patented, including biological things, processes, etc. and "original development" is not really a legal term here."Invention" could perhaps be used instead.
See inter alia:
http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-2414,subca...


lenkl
Local time: 04:11
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Grading comment
Good answer! Thanks for help and the link.
RG

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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  Charlie Bavington: just the job - thanks :)
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