patent base

patent base

[′pat·ənt ‚bās]
(graphic arts)
In letterpress technology, a metal base with slots that is used to hold unmounted electrotypes.
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On the one hand, not having to disclose the best mode offers the possibility to patent several versions of a technology, which may help R&D managers diversify the product portfolio, building on a broader patent base. On the other hand, it underlines the need for R&D managers to encourage R&D staff (with the cooperation of the legal department or technology transfer office, if one exists) to remain focused on the enterprise's strategic intent.
He further said,"The ability to leverage this technology to acquire high-quality patents at a comparatively low cost, and then to augment their value through internal development of additional complementary patents, allows for a lower-cost and more-productive patent base. The technology further supports a reduced cost of outside legal and other experts in the enforcement process.
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