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Post-AIA Novelty Under Section 102

This lesson explores the novelty bars of 35 U.S.C. § 102 as amended by the America Invents Act (AIA). It assumes familiarity with the pre-AIA novelty bars.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe how the post-AIA novelty rules differ from the pre-AIA novelty rules.
  2. Explain how the first-to-file system works.
  3. Discuss the effect of an inventor's public disclosure on the inventor's right of priority.
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