35 U.S.C. § 103 –  Patent Rejections Due to Obviousness

Subsection 103 of 35 U.S.C. contains 3 important paragraphs which are used in patent law. A rejection based on 35 U.S.C. is an obviousness type rejection and not anticipation as in 35 U.S.C. 102. An obviousness type rejection does not have to have prior art which teaches each and every aspect as in a 102 anticipation rejection.

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