Reply to post: Re: ignoring the fact of Prior Art ?

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Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: ignoring the fact of Prior Art ?

You can of course have patents invalidated if you bring up prior art

Maybe. Mock patent trials have shown that juries often weigh first-to-file higher than first-to-invent ("newness") or obviousness. There's apparently widespread feeling among the US populace that ideas are "in the air", so to speak, and the bureaucratic procedure of filing a patent application is what really counts.

I believe one of my prior posts has a link to the relevant reference; if not, search for something like "East Texas" "patent" "mock trial".

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