Definition Edit

A scratchpad register is

a plurality of multibit storage locations, usually located in the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer, used for temporary storage of program information, operands, and calculation results for use by the computer's arithmetic and logic unit, and other information of a temporary nature.[1]

References Edit

  1. In re Bradley, 600 F.2d 807, 808 n.1, 202 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 480 (C.C.P.A. 1979) (full-text), aff’d sub nom. Diamond v. Bradley, 450 U.S. 381, 209 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 97 (1981) (full-text).