35 U.S.C. §102
|35 U.S.C. §102||
35 U.S.C. § 102 sets forth the "novelty" requirement as a condition for patentability, which states that an invention must be new. In practical terms, this generally means that if a patent examiner can find all elements of an invention described in a printed publication, then a 102 rejection will be issued by the USPTO.