notice of allowability.Patents. Notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the claims in a patent application have been approved on their merits. • This notice is followed by the Notice of Allowance. The notice may also be issued if the claims are allowable but the application is under a secrecy order. It may include examiner’s amendments incorporating some formal changes. [Cases: Patents 104. C.J.S. Patents §§ 145–147, 149–151, 173–175.]

[Blacks Law 8th]