Notes And Citations

2. The requirement that an invention be useful is set forth in 35 U.S.C. § 101.

3. See Revised Interim Utility Guidelines Training Materials at http://www.uspto. gov/web/menu/utility.pdf and the USPTO Utility Guidelines at http://www.uspto. gov/web/offices/com/sol/notices/utilexmguide.pdf.

4. The requirements for determining whether or not an invention is new are set forth in 35 U.S.C § 102.

5. The requirements for determining obviousness are set forth in 35 U.S.C. § 103(a).

6. In Europe and Japan a similar requirement for nonobviousness is that of "inventive step."

7. The requirement enablement is set forth in 35 U.S.C. § 112, first paragraph.

8. As of December 2007, 138 countries are parties to the PCT. Separate patent applications must be filed in countries that are not signatories to the PCT to obtain patent protection in those countries. For example, Argentina and Taiwan are not members of the PCT.

10. See novelty provisions at 35 U.S.C. §§ 102(a)-(g).

11. See Madey v. Duke University, 307 F.3d 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2002).

13. See Fla. Prepaid Postsecondary Educ. Expense Bd. v. Coll. Sav. Bank, 527 U.S. 627 (1999).

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