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Novel & Non-Obvious

Sep 15, 2021

If you’re an inventor, you’re likely familiar with the three requirements of patentability: usefulness, novelty, and non-obviousness. Sounds simple enough, right? Not exactly. In fact, those last two requirements are what make patent law the most stringent branch of IP law, and the key reasons why it’s so difficult to get a patent.

This week Yoriko takes a closer look at what novel and non-obvious really means.