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Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviation List

Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviation List

AIPA – American Inventors Protection Act of 1999

ABC – Activity Based Cost Accounting

ABM – Activity Based Management

APJ – Administrative Patent Judge

BPAI – Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

CSRS – Civil Service Retirement System

C&A – Certification and Accreditation

Commerce – U.S. Department of Commerce

DOL – U.S. Department of Labor

EAST – Examiners Automated Search System

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

E-Gov – Electronic Government

EPO – European Patent Office

FASAB – Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

FECA – Federal Employees Compensation Act

FEGLI – Federal Employees Group Life Insurance

FEHB – Federal Employees Health Benefit

FERS – Federal Employees Retirement System

FFMIA – Federal Financial Management Improvement Act

FICA – Federal Insurance Contributions Act

FMFIA – Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act

FMS – Financial Management Service

FTA – Free Trade Agreement

FTAA – Free Trade Areas of the Americas

FY – Fiscal Year

GAAP – Accounting Principles General Accepted in the United States

GAO – General Accounting Office

GPRA – Government Performance and Results Act

GSA – General Services Administration

IFW – Image File Wrapper

IG – Inspector General

IP – Intellectual Property

IPR – Intellectual Property Rights

IT – Information Technology

JPO – Japan Patent Office

KSA – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

NPL – Non-Patent Literature

OACS – Office Action Correspondence System

OBRA – Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act

OHIM – Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market

OIG – Office of the Inspector General

OMB – Office of Management and Budget

OPF – Official Personnel Folders

OPM – Office of Personnel Management

PALM – Patent Application Location and Monitoring system

PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty

P.L. – Public Law

SCCRR – Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

SFFAC – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Concepts

SFFAS – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards

SIR – Statutory Invention Registration

S&T – Science and Technology

TLT – Trademark Law Treaty

TRAM – Trademark Reporting and Monitoring system

Treasury – U.S. Department of the Treasury

TRIPS – Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property

TTAB – Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

U.S. – United States

U.S.C. – United States Code

USPTO – United States Patent and Trademark Office

USTR – U.S. Trade Representative

WCT – World Copyright Treaty

WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization

WPPT – World Performances and Phonograms Treaty

WTO – World Trade Organization


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