In reference to the patent: US20160288972

the following links we believe show proof of prior art: http://survco.com/credit-card-ax/



http://www.knifecountryusa.com/store/manufacturer/879/touch-of-ginger.html These are just a few we have many more that we have found.

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    Really not sure what your question is...
    – DukeZhou
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 20:20
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    I believe this is a prior art request or else confirmation that the cited art is sufficient prior art to keep the application from issuing. It may be OK as a question if the question could be made more explicit.
    – Eric S
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 23:05
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    Please remember that this is an application, not a patent. You need to focus on the claims. Claims on applications are often much broader than the resulting patent (should it be granted).
    – Eric S
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 23:29

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This is not a patent yet but still an application, so it hasn't been examined.

Only during ther examination is a patent application checked for novelty and non-obviousness. It might be that the examiner finds this patent to be obvious over the prior art and rejects it.

If you want to help the examiner / make sure / provide prior art to the examiner, this site is not the right place.

There is however a tool in place, it's called third party observations and can be found here.

If you submit an observation please make sure to include reasoning as to how the prior art anticipates which claims/part of the claims to maximize your chances of the examiner considering your submission.

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