a government license that enables someone other than the patent holder to copy patented or copyrighted products and processes
a licence to work a patented invention which is granted by the court in certain circumstances
the term used when a government grants a licence to a company for local production without permission from the patent holder, on grounds of public or national interest
The right granted by the Comissioner of Patents to one or more parties to produce a patented invention. These are granted under certain circumstances as a measure against abuse of patent rights.
A special third-party right to use a patented invention, granted by the State, under certain circumstances involving the non-use of the invention by the patent owner.(FR:Licence obligatoire, IT:Licenza obbligatoria , DE:Zwangslizenz)
A licence granted pursuant to a court order requiring a patent holder to allow a third party to use a patented product or process, where the patent holder has failed to exploit it, or has exploited it on overly restrictive terms.