Journal Article

Notorious and generic prior art, technical character

David Rogers

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 8, issue 1, pages 3-4
Published in print January 2013 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online January 2013 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI:
Notorious and generic prior art, technical character

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The patent concerned a means of selecting intangible items of abstract information upon the basis of certain criteria. A declaration of no search was issued by the search division and the examining division refused the application on the ground of lack of patentable subject matter. The Board concluded that the technical features in claim 1 were notorious features and that, accordingly, no additional search was required. The Board further concluded that the fact that all the technical features were notorious and generic meant that there was no inventive step.

Journal Article.  976 words. 

Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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