Patent Glossary N for the letter N. What is the meaning of new matter, non-obviousness, nonprovisional.
A claim limitation that is excusive, e.g., "other than X" "incapable of X", etcetera. MPEP 2173.05(i).
A patentability issue or question that had not arisen previously in the examination of an application.
One of the classes of patentable subject matter under U.S. law.
A patent application filed in a second, or subsequent country which does not claim the priority of another, earlier application in another country.
The opposite of obviousness. See Obviousness.
Nonprovisional Patent Application
A type of U.S. utility patent application that must contain at least one claim and can issue as a patent. MPEP 201, MPEP 601, MPEP 601.01(a)..
Notice of Allowance and Issue Fee Due
A notice by the USPTO that the application has been placed in a condition for allowance and that the issue fee must be paid within three months of the mailing date of the notice. MPEP 1303.
New; not anticipated by (taught by) the prior art. MPEP 2131.
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