Hi all, I was wondering if someone could clarify the US guidelines for the grace period, particularly as they apply to obviousness rejections? Does the grace period cover all prior art available one year before filing, even if the prior art is from someone other than the applicant? Presumably, I should be looking at 35 U.S.C. 102?
I am asking because I found some sources that indicate that the US grace period covers all art, irrespective of author. I'm in Canada, and grace period here only applies to disclosure by the applicants, so any clarification of the US system would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!