patently bleedin’ obvious

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A patent application must contain a description of the invention in such a way that the invention can be implemented and practiced by a person skilled in the art without undue effort. In the field of computer programs, this would be a computer programmer…


To be patentable, an invention must be novel (i.e. not exist) and be the result of inventive activity. This is the case when the measures taken in the invention were not obvious to the skilled person

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so when is the not obvious, obvious? surely if a skilled person can implement the invention the invention could be obvious. Obviously I don't get this at all.

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