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NPL - Non-Patent Literature
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NPL - Non-Patent Literature - a publication cited in a patent application, either by the examiner or by the applicant in an IDS, which isn't a patent. If viewing the IFW through PAIR, NPL references will only be retrievable to the party who filed them cor copyright reasons.
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