Egbert v. Lippmann, 104 U.S. 333 (1881) Notes

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Dealing with Section 102 - Patent Bars

Cant get a patent if...

  • known in US or published anywhere beforehand
  • you took over a year from publication to patent application
  • you abandoned the invention (?)
  • (d) the invention was first patented or caused to be patented, or was the subject of an inventor’s certificate, by the applicant or his legal representatives or assigns in a foreign country prior to the date of the application for patent in this country on an application for patent or inventor’s certificate filed more than twelve months before the filing of the application in the United States, or
    • not sure what this means...
  • already described in a patent app from before your invention
  • you didn't actually invent it
  • idea previously conceived by another person still working on it (?)