anticipation


anticipation
Act of doing or taking a thing before its proper time. To do, take up, or deal with, before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action; to be before in doing.
In conveyancing, the act of assigning, charging, or otherwise dealing with income before it becomes due.
In patent law, an invention is anticipated by prior art when the invention is not new or lacks novelty over that art. Topliff v. Topliff, 145 U.S. 156, 12 S.Ct. 825, 36 L.Ed. 658.
Defense of "anticipation" in suit for patent infringement is made out when, except for insubstantial differences, the prior patent contains all of the same elements operating in the same fashion to perform an identical function. Ropat Corp. v. West Bend Co., D.C. 111., 382 F.Supp. 1030, 1036.
Unless all of same elements are found in exactly same situation and are united in same way to perform identical function in a single prior art reference, there is no "anticipation" which will invalidate that patent. Ceramic Tilers Supply, Inc. v. Tile Council of America, Inc., C.A.Cal., 378 F.2d 283, 284.
In law of negligence, "anticipation" is not confined to expectation. It means probability, not possibility, as applied to duty to anticipate consequences of conduct attacked as negligent. Empire Dist. Electric Co. v. Harris, C.C.A.Mo., 82 F.2d 48, 52

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  • anticipation — [ ɑ̃tisipasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; « usurpation » 1437; lat. anticipatio → anticiper 1 ♦ Exécution anticipée d un acte. Régler une dette par anticipation (cf. D avance). ♢ Inform. Procédé destiné à améliorer les performances de l unité de traitement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • anticipation — ANTICIPATION. s. f. Action par laquelle on anticipe. Servez vous contre lui de la voie d anticipation, du moyen d anticipation. f♛/b] On appelle Lettres d anticipation, Des Lettres de Chancellerie, pour anticiper un Appel.[b]Anticipation, terme… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • anticipation — an·ti·ci·pa·tion /an ˌti sə pā shən/ n: the knowledge or use of an invention in the U.S. or the patenting or describing of the invention in a publication in the U.S. or a foreign country before the discovery by a patent applicant ◇ Case law has… …   Law dictionary

  • Anticipation — An*tic i*pa tion, n. [L. anticipatio: cf. F. anticipation.] 1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order. [1913 Webster] So shall my anticipation prevent your… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Anticipation — (v. lat.), 1) Vorausnahme; 2) Vorausnahme von Abgaben der Unterthanen durch eine in Verlegenheiten verwickelte Regierung; 3) (Hdlgsw.), Vorschüsse, die ein Commissionär auf Waaren, die er in Consignation hat, deren Eigenthümer macht (Zahlung… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • anticipation — Anticipation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on anticipe. Servez vous contre luy de la voye, du moyen d anticipation. Lettres d anticipation, Ce sont des Lettres de Chancellerie, pour anticiper l appel …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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