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Obviousness and Secret Prior Art
Recently, I blogged about “secret prior art.” To review, because the USPTO conducts patent proceedings confidentially, it is possible to conduct a thorough patent search for an invention and file an application for the apparently-novel invention, only…
48 Search Matches - Entry Posted Jan 2, 2012 20:35:17 GMT

Secret Prior Art
Patents are issued by the USPTO only for inventions that are new. The patent office will not issue a patent for an invention that already exists. It occasionally comes as a surprise to an inventor who earnestly believes they have a new invention when…
25 Search Matches - Entry Posted Nov 13, 2011 07:24:10 GMT

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