Novelty and Loss of Right - 35 USC 102(a)-(g) 102(a) Before the invention Triggered by others Patented or described in a printed publication anywhere in the world before the date of invention Described in a printed publication In re Hall Publicly accessible Liberal construction Prior knowledge or use by others in the United States Accessible to the public Harder to know Higher search costs Already in the public possession - do not want to take away 102(b) Before the ﬁling Statutory bar Triggered by self or others 1 year period - grace period US - 1 year Europe - 0 years/absolute bar Patented or described in a printed publication anywhere in the world before the ﬁling date Described in a printed publication In re Hall Publicly accessible Liberal construction In public use or on sale in the United States Triggered by the inventor herself Eggbert v. Lippmann - "corset case" any use "by any person. ..who is under no limitation, restriction or obligation of secrecy to the inventor" On sale placement on sale, o
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