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Patent Novelty Statute

Reproduced below is the Patent Novelty Statute, 35 U.S.C. 102 as amended by the America Invents Act. It is also available at

(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