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- This refers to an area of technology in which there have been a large number of prior inventions. In a crowded art, it takes less of an advancement to obtain a valid patent. Otherwise, one would have to conclude that there can be no further patenting in that art.
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- Anticipation, 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