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NPLNational Priorities List (US EPA)
NPLNational Physical Laboratory (UK)
NPLNepal (ISO Country code)
NPLNigeria Premier League (football)
NPLNetscape Public License (based on Mozilla Public License)
NPLNati per Leggere (Italian: Born to Read)
NPLNon Performing Loan (loans in default or close to it)
NPLNashville Public Library (Nashville, TN)
NPLNatural Products Ltd. (AV Thomas Group)
NPLNetscape Public License
NPLNational Priorities List
NPLName Processing List
NPLNational Physical Laboratory
NPLNon Procedural Language
NPLnot Proper Label
NPLNetwork Password List
NPLNewmarket Public Library (Canada)
NPLNorthern Premier League (Britain)
NPLNational Puzzlers' League
NPLNon-Patent Literature
NPLNon-Partisan League
NPLNon-Profit Leadership
NPLNeuro-Linguistic Programming (behavioral science)
NPLNon Parametric Linkage
NPLNaz Project London (UK)
NPLNorthbrook Public Library (Northbrook, IL)
NPLNational Physical Laboratories (India)
NPLNational Paintball League
NPLNormal Power Level (aviation)
NPLNew Product Launch
NPLNoun Plural
NPLNew Plymouth, New Zealand - New Plymouth (Airport Code)
NPLNon Perceived Light
NPLNatural Products Laboratory (Research Triangle Institute)
NPLNo Pay Leave
NPLNuclear Pumped Laser
NPLNorthern Pipe Line (Phoenix, AZ)
NPLNeenah Public Library (Neenah, Wisconsin)
NPLNon Production License
NPLNasopharyngolaryngoscopy
NPLNetwork Planning Letter (Sprint)
NPLNavy Point Loma
NPLNormal Peacetime Location
NPLNewport News Part List
NPLNavigation Payload
NPLNational Price List
NPLNetwork Protocol Library
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The cost of invalidity searching may be lessened for older target patents because the search covers patents and non-patent literature that were filed or published before the filing date of the target patent document.
Note that value-added non-patent literature databases, such as Chemical Abstracts CAplus and the corresponding SciFinder product, continue to be of good value because there are few public-domain, free-access, or value-added literature databases comparable to those in the patent space.
* Number of applicant-cited non-patent literature references;
Experimentation learning is measured using the references to non-patent literature made by the firm in its pioneering patents.
Also, it is often worthwhile to conduct a search of the patent and non-patent literature to understand the state of the art and what the inventors have therefore invented before drafting is commenced.
To see how this works, consider a hypothetical example: Multivitamins are a relatively mature category; most relevant compositions are well known in the prior art, and that art is further confused by the large quantities of non-patent literature.
The Patent Initiative also requires a mandatory search of business-related non-patent literature before a patent may be granted to a business method.
(230) The Patent Initiative also requires expanded searches of all applications in Class 705 to include foreign patent documents and "non-patent literature." (231) Finally, the Patent Initiative mandates a special "second-level review" of Class 705 patent applications.
There simply is no comparison with the quality of searches of the patent database and those of non-patent literature.
Such a search is not required, but an application will be rejected if the USPTO uncovers relevant patents or non-patent literature when it conducts its own search.
It also offers current awareness and retrospective content designed for competitive intelligence searching in the areas of corporate strategy, government, financial investments, mergers and acquisitions, and technology, plus non-patent literature searching associated with patent filings and patent litigation.