Novel invention? What is a Section 102 novelty rejection?

What is a novel invention? Patent novelty refers to the uniqueness of an invention, but it’s actually much more specific. An invention is novel if no single prior art reference discloses all the components that form the claimed invention. So, the two critical pieces of information that must be analyzed to determine novelty are: patent claims; […]

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Is my idea patentable?

What makes an idea patentable? If you have specific examples of how your idea would actually work, then your concept might be patentable if it meets the following conditions: eligible subject matter; and new and unique (i.e., novel and non-obvious). Being unique is not about percentages (e.g., my invention is 80% the same as another […]

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