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'''Absolute novelty''' means
 
'''Absolute novelty''' means
   
{{Quote|[a]n [[invention]] must not have been sold or [[disclose]]d anywhere in the world (not simply the country where a [[patent application]] is to be filed) before a valid [[patent]] can be granted. This is a requirement of some patent offices, but not the [[U.S. Patent and Trademark Office]].<ref>Patent Searching Glossary ([http://www.ipmall.info/hosted_resources/patent_searching_glossary.pdf full-text]).</ref>}}
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{{Quote|[a]n [[invention]] must not have been sold or [[disclose]]d anywhere in the world (not simply the country where a [[patent application]] is to be filed) before a valid [[patent]] can be granted. This is a requirement of some patent offices, but not the [[U.S. Patent and Trademark Office]]. Absolute Novelty creates an absolute bar to [[patentability]] in such countries.<ref>Patent Searching Glossary ([http://www.ipmall.info/hosted_resources/patent_searching_glossary.pdf full-text]).</ref>}}
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 01:54, 7 September 2013

Definition[edit | edit source]

Absolute novelty means

[a]n invention must not have been sold or disclosed anywhere in the world (not simply the country where a patent application is to be filed) before a valid patent can be granted. This is a requirement of some patent offices, but not the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Absolute Novelty creates an absolute bar to patentability in such countries.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Patent Searching Glossary (full-text).
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