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« Reply #10 on: Dec 22nd, 2006, 2:57am »
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Bindu, you are right.  
 [the mere arrangement or re-arrangement or duplication of known devices each functioning independently of one another in a known way; ]
But the bottom line here is if 2 known devices each functioning independently of one another are not patentable, what if they are dependent of each other. So in this case it would be patentable.
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Re: Can I patent something like this?...
« Reply #11 on: Dec 22nd, 2006, 4:04am »
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Yes, mere arrangement or re-arrangement or duplication or combination of known devices is not patentable but the point to be noted is that it should be mere invention. For example, using radio in mobile phone is mere combination in the present context. Suppose if an inventor solves a problem associated with the combination or arrangement of radio with mobile phone there is possibility of patenting.  
 
Let us assume a hypothetical case---
 
Suppose a user in order to receive/make a call on mobile phone first has to switch off his radio then proceed with the incoming or outgoing call. To solve this problem someone comes out with a combination of radio and mobile phone where user is not required to first switch off his radio before receiving or making a call. In such case, there is possibility of patenting as it is not a mere arrangement or re-arrangement or duplication of known devices because conventionally a user has to switch off his radio before receiving/making a call.  
 
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Re: Can I patent something like this?...
« Reply #12 on: May 31st, 2007, 5:32am »
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yes i agree to the point stated by B sharma
 
just combining or rearranging two thing would not be considered as a novel invention as long as it is not obtaining something convincingly new additional feature.
 
 
for example :
 
considering A and B previously existing inventions...
 
mere combination of (A+B) can not be patented until and unless this combination results in "C" which supposed to be the inventive feature !!
 
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