35 U.S.C. §102

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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.