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Balancing Innovation and Competition: Thomas Jefferson’s View of Obviousness for Mechanical InventionsBy: John Cordanion March 5, 2021 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

You cannot get a patent for an invention if it would have been obvious to a person of ordinary skill in the art at the time. This is as true today as it was at the founding of our nation. The reason for this rule is clear—the obviousness-bar is necessary to balance rewarding innovation with free a  Read More>>

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