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Obviousness

Obviousness

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[35 U.S.C. § 103(a)] A patent may not be obtained if the subject matter intended to be patented and prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains at the time the invention was made.

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