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- New; not anticipated by (taught by) the prior art. MPEP 2131.
Robert M. Hunter, Ph.D. - Cite This Source - This Definition
- One of the conditions that an invention must meet in order to be patentable. Novelty is present if no single piece of prior art discloses every element of the claimed invention.
Arnold Silverman and George Stacey - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A requirement for patentability. If an invention has been used or was known to others it is probably no longer novel and therefore not eligible for patent protection.
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- Anticipation, crowded art, fraud on the Patent and Trademark Office, prior art, prior art (reference), reference (prior art), Search Report, teach, teach toward - teach away, Teaching Away