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Can one patent the combination of two existing technologies as a new invention?

In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 103(a), if the combination of the known elements as a whole is something that is obvious to a person with ordinary skill in the art, at the time the invention/combination ...
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Can one patent the combination of two existing technologies as a new invention?

Some of the above answers are a bit outdated, though still generally useful. As of the America Invents Act (AIA), effective March 16, 2013, 35 USC 103(a) is deprecated. Also, as of KSR Int'l Co. v. ...
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Can one patent the combination of two existing technologies as a new invention?

The pencil and erase combination was ruled not patentable as neither function operated differently when combined. I always thought this overlooked the convenience of the operator and that their hand ...
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To determine the novelty of the idea

As some other answers have suggested, there are two major requirements that are relevant to your question. The two requiresments are: novelty and nonobviousness. (Nonobviousness is a U.S. term; in ...
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Can someone else claim to be the inventor after the original inventor's patent expires?

First step is to review their patent(s). If you had a patent, it is very unlikely they patented the same thing as your patent would be prior art. If they indeed have a patent, it is probably on a ...
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Referencing existing consumer product in provisional patent application

Just describe it fully and accurately. If limited to iPhone, I might mention not only the device, but the iOS operating system. The main thing with the provisional is don't leave anything out. It'...
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Doesn't the publication of the Pharmaceutical Care Practices in 1998 and 2004 constitute public disclosure?

As I understand it, publication of a book outlining the details of what is claimed in the patent more than a year prior to the patent being applied for constitutes public disclosure of the information ...
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To determine the novelty of the idea

Determining whether or not an innovation is novel is usually based on a novelty search. This means performing a comprehensive search of the prior art, which includes not only existing products, but ...
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To determine the novelty of the idea

If the all the characteristics of your invention are not found in one prior art single document then your invention is considered new. However, it might not be considered inventive if the combination ...
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Can one patent the combination of two existing technologies as a new invention?

The short answer is no, due to 35 USC 103(a). The longer answer depends on the specifics of the combination. In general, if it would have been beyond the skill of an ordinary programmer to import the ...
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