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Also, prior art for novelty had to be used/known "in this country" (the US) or published elsewhere. 102(e) allows the use of certain international application publications and U.
As we are talking about a published publication or a hidden earlier application, this doesn't matter.
However, if the application has already been published, then you must file a preissuance submission.
If the patent application has matured into a patent, then you may file a post grant review or inter-partes review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
The downside to the post grant and inter-partes review is that the petitioner is estopped from making the same arguments or any arguments that the petitioner could have made during the post grant review or inter-partes review during trial.
In other words, you have to pursue every argument or make sure that you have an open and shut case with a limited set of arguments when you enter post grant review or inter-partes review.
As an alternative option to preissuance submissions and protests, the public can initiate a post-grant review or inter-partes review of the patent.
The benefit of these procedures over preissuance submissions and protests is that you have more participation in arguing that the patent should be held invalid.
Some examples of prior art include: patents granted by the US patent office or by any other country, patent applications published but not yet granted, university dissertations, research papers, books, web pages, white papers, brochures, newspapers, etc.Under the America Invents Act, the public can submit evidence to the Patent Office in an attempt to prevent issuance of a patent.Under the basic structure of the regulations, if the patent application is not published or accessible to the public, then a protest or a preissuance submission may be filed with the examiner. 02, 2006 and a US national filing date (also an international filing date) Nov. This is based in: (Post AIA, so for your question the next section is not relevant, however I find it very important as it is the current state of the law). (a)Novelty; Prior Art.—A person shall be entitled to a patent unless— (1) the claimed invention was patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public before the effective filing date of the claimed invention; or (2) the claimed invention was described in a patent issued under section 151, or in an application for patent published or deemed published under section 122(b), in which the patent or application, as the case may be, names another inventor and was effectively filed before the effective filing date of the claimed invention. Prior art for both is the same (see mpep 2141.01) ! Code § 101 - Inventions patentable: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.