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Interference

In the law of Patents, the presence of two pending applications, or an existing patent and a pending application that encompass an identical invention or discovery.

When interference exists, the Patent and Trademark Office conducts an investigation to ascertain the priority of invention between the conflicting applications, or the application and the patent. A patent is customarily granted to the earlier invention.

interference

noun antagonism, antipathy, bar, barrier, censure, check, collision, conflict, contravention, damper, disapproval, disturbance, encumbrance, fetter, frustration, hindrance, impediment, imposition, interception, intercession, intermediacy, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, meddling, nuisance, obstruction, onus, opposition, resistance, restraint, setback, stricture, stumbling block
Associated concepts: contempt, frustration of contract, interrerence with contractual relations
See also: bar, barrier, burden, check, collision, conflict, damper, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, dispute, embargo, encroachment, encumbrance, fetter, filibuster, frustration, handicap, hiatus, hindrance, impediment, imposition, infringement, intercession, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, mediation, molestation, nuisance, obstruction, onus, opposition, prohibition, resistance, restraint, veto
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Reduction of specific angular widening of peaks of martensite interferential lines and increase of their intensity was also detected, which proves reduction of internal stresses in solid solution and cubic structure of martensite after twofold tempering of hardened high speed steel.
technology -- which combines interferential, neuromuscular and high-volt pulsed current -- to provide symptomatic relief and management of post-surgical and/or chronic pain.
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Biofeedback, interferential electrical stimulation to the pelvis, diet modulation, and visceral mobilization were used in 10 of the women treated.
The grid is scanned without contact according to the interferential measuring principle.