Infographics: Things to Understand About Searching for Prior Art
To be able to conduct a prior art search, it must initially be understood what can act as prior art against the patent submission. Prior art is any publicly obtainable evidence that proves that an invention is already recognized or obvious. Any granted patent, published patent application, article, research paper, web page, book or video can be potential prior art for the patent application. Prior art searches are created for assessing if a patent idea was recognized and publicly available before a patent was filed. Therefore when you are working with your prior art search contest submission, this infographic will certainly make it easier for you to determine how many references you should submit to a contest.