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- A situation that exists when claimed invention is not novel in view of the prior art. To anticipate a claimed invention, a prior art reference (normally one) must teach every element (or step) of the claim. MPEP 2131, MPEP 2131.01, MPEP 2131.02, MPEP 2131.03.
Robert M. Hunter, Ph.D. - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A term used usually in the consideration of an invention with respect to novelty. This refers to prior knowledge, established as by publication or use of the invention at a date prior to the claimed date of invention and thus indicating that the present invention lacks patentable novelty.
University of North Texas - Cite This Source - This Definition
- crowded art, fraud on the Patent and Trademark Office, Novelty, prior art, prior art (reference), reference (prior art), Search Report, teach, teach toward - teach away, Teaching Away