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Chapter 2. Formulating the Idea > Problem, Solution, and Novelty and Uniqueness...

Problem, Solution, and Novelty and Uniqueness Test

A patent is generally divided into three separate areas: An identifiable problem, a unique solution, and a solution that is novel and non-obvious. This test of being “non-obvious” implies that those skilled in the art would not have naturally thought about this idea.

Perhaps it's a clear and beautiful day in your area. You are relaxing, listening to the daily news on the television as you read this book. Suddenly, a commercial on the television appears within range of your hearing. It is distracting, and you feel like the topic is playing on your intelligence. To many, this is a problem. It is highly probable that many others also can relate to this problem. So let's try to stay with this example for a few chapters and see what we can discover in terms of inventions.


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