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Nonobvious Requirement

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To get a patent, your invention must be nonobvious in other words, someone in the field of technical expertise must view the invention as something surprising and unexpected. The nonobvious requirement is embodied in section 103 of the Patent Act. This requirement prevents patent protection from being granted to meaningless improvements on prior inventions and basically limited patentability to inventions that truly enhance social utility.

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