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Sharan Basappa
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does an idea need to better than patented idea
« on: Jan 2nd, 2008, 8:24am »
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Hi,
 
I would like to know if an idea needs to be better (say in terms of size, performance etc.) than an existing idea to be considered as a patent? Or it just needs to be novel ?
 
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Re: does an idea need to better than patented idea
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To be patentable an invention must be novel, non-obvious, and useful.  There is no requirement that it be "better" than what has come before.
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