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Created by domain_administrator on 5/18/2007

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This is the domain for legal constructs. Like Government, this domain will eventually broken into indivual bodies of law for different juristictions.


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Patent 5/19/2007 danny 2,187
US Patent Category 5/19/2007 danny 15
International Patent Category 5/19/2007 danny 4
Invention 5/19/2007 danny 3,436
Inventor 5/22/2007 danny 5,099
US Patent Type 5/24/2007 danny 3
Patent Assignee 5/25/2007 robert 26
Constitutional Convention 6/2/2007 chris2 4
Constitutional Amendment 6/10/2007 chris2 38
Constitution 5/25/2007 chris2 183
Patent office 1/21/2009 jeff 31
Constitutional Convention Delegate 6/22/2009 jeff 2
Constitutional Amendment Proposer 6/22/2009 jeff 12
Legal case 6/10/2008 skud 5,191
Courthouse 6/23/2008 skud 444
Judicial title 9/14/2010 jeff 76
Court jurisdiction area 9/23/2010 jeff 76
Legal subject 6/10/2008 skud 101
Court 6/10/2008 skud 631
Judge 6/23/2008 skud 4,590
Court-courthouse relationship 5/5/2009 skud 7
Litigant 6/10/2008 skud 167
Litigation role 9/17/2010 jeff 6
Legal case/party relationship 9/17/2010 jeff 148
Judicial tenure 6/23/2008 skud 430



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/law/constitution 6 183 The constitution is the supreme law of a place. It defines the fundamental legal and political principles, including e.g. the rights of the people and the structure of government.
Constitutional Amendment

/law/constitutional_amendment 4 38 Suggestions for changes of a constitution that may or may not have passed the necessary ratification procedures. The process required forchanging a constitution is often different from the process required to change ordinarylaw.
Constitutional Amendment Proposer

/law/constitutional_amendment_proposer 1 12 A person or group who has proposed a constitutional amendment.
Constitutional Convention

/law/constitutional_convention 2 4 Meeting with the purpose of creating a new constitution or revising an existing constitution.
Constitutional Convention Delegate

/law/constitutional_convention_delegate 1 2 A delegate to a constitutional convention.

/law/court 8 631 A court is a governmental body with the power to adjudicate legal disputes, including both civil and criminal cases.
Court jurisdiction area

/law/court_jurisdiction_area 1 76 A court jurisdiction area is a location from which claims may be brought before a particular court.

/law/courthouse 1 444 A courthouse is any building that houses, or has housed, a court of law. It can be a dedicated structure, or one which serves many functions, one of which is to house a court of law.
International Patent Category

/law/international_patent_category 1 4 The International Patent Classification is a classification system for patents maintained by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

/law/invention 3 3,436 An invention is a new process, method, or device, including improvements made to existing ones.

/law/inventor 2 5,099 An inventor is any person or organization that has invented or patented something.

/law/judge 2 4,590 A judge is a public official with the authority to pass judgements on issues brought before a court of law.
Judicial title

/law/judicial_title 1 76 A judicial title is any title held by a judge. Titles are typically either attached to a particular court (e.g. “Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court”) or, if not attached to a particular court, entitles a judge to hear certain types of cases or to sit on particular courts or types of courts (e.g. Circuit Judge.
Legal case

/law/legal_case 5 5,191 A legal case is a legal action brought before a court of law.
Litigation role

/law/legal_party_role 1 6 A litigation role is a role that a party to a legal case can hold, such as plaintiff (claimant, petitioner, etc.) or defendant.
Legal subject

/law/legal_subject 1 101 A legal subject is any subject that can be addressed by a legal case, law, bill, or other legal document or process.

/law/litigant 1 167 A litigant is any party to a legal case. This includes both the parties that brought the case and the parties against who the case has been brought, as well as cross-claimants, third parties, and the like.
Patent Assignee

/law/patent_assignee 1 26 A patent assignee is a person or organization to which the rights of a patent have been transferred.
Patent office

/law/patent_office 1 31 This type should be used for any agency that is capable of granting patents.

/law/us_patent 12 2,187 A US patent is the grant of a property right to the inventor for an invention, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark OfficeThe right conferred by the patent grant is “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention in the United States or “importing” the invention into the United States. What is granted is not the right to make, use, offer for sale, sell or import, but the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention.Currently, the term of a new patent is generally 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions. Under certain circumstances, patent term extensions or adjustments may be available.There are three types of patents:1) Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof;2) Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture; and3) Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.
US Patent Category

/law/us_patent_category 1 15 A US patent category is a classification used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
US Patent Type

/law/us_patent_type 1 3 The United States Patent and Trademark Office categorizes patents into three types: design patents (for ornamental features), plant patents (for biological plants), and utility patents (for everything else).


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Describe the relationship between two or more Types. For example, the film performance Mediator in Film describes the relationship between a movie, an actor, and a character. We use film performance to assert that Heath Ledger played the character of The Joker in the film The Dark Knight.

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Court-courthouse relationship

/law/court_courthouse_relationship 4 7 This type connects courts to their courthouses, both current and historical.
Judicial tenure

/law/judicial_tenure 5 430 This type connects judges to the courts they have sat on and/or to their official role or status.
Legal case/party relationship

/law/legal_case_party_relationship 3 148 This type connects legal cases to the parties involved and the roles those parties took in the case.


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