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method

noun arrangement, blueprint, classification, consistency, course, course of action, custom, discipline, essablished order, fixed order, formula, habit, layout, logical order, manner, master plan, means, mode, modus, order, orderliness, orderly arrangement, orderly dispooition, organization, plan, practice, procedure, process, program of action, ratio, reduction to order, regular arrangement, regularity, regularity of action, routine, rule, scheme of arrangement, sequence, settled procedure, setup, system, tactic, technique, uniformity, via, way, working plan
Associated concepts: business methods, method of operaaions
See also: act, arrangement, array, avenue, behavior, campaign, channel, conduct, conduit, contrivance, course, custom, device, direction, disposition, expedient, facility, form, guide, instrumentality, key, manner, means, mode, modus operandi, opportunity, order, plan, policy, practice, procedure, process, regularity, rule, scheme, science, solution, strategy, style, system, technicality, technique, undertaking, usage

METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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The superseding indictment also alleges that from April 2009 Huy Lam, Nhi Lam, An Bao Lam and Diemphuc Lam conspired to traffic at least 100 kilograms of marijuana and that the conspiracy involved criminal activity in Massachusetts as well as Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, California and Washington.
District Court for the Eastern District of New York, saying that Lam was guilty of infringing on Apple's trademarks.
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LAM focuses on the development and commercialization of novel wound healing and transdermal drug delivery systems that offer patients, among other benefits, safer and more effective treatment for a variety of serious diseases.
Wilson, who knew the Lams, had told them Aria was very sick and would likely be in the hospital on Christmas receiving more chemotherapy.
It also has been suggested that LAM has become more common during the past 5 to 10 years, although it may be that doctors are doing a better job of diagnosing it.
Lam, working with John McKay, Larry Thiel and Stanley Swiercz, used those ideas as the basis for the latest attempt to solve the problem.
Lam Research estimates that the net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $735,500,000, after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and commissions and the estimated offering expenses payable by Lam Research.
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At the invitation of the China Medical Foundation, both the CEO and President of LAM visited China from September 7th to September 16th.
LAM is generally progressive, leading to increasingly impaired lung function.