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4 Cases Where Examiner Found Ridiculously Awesome Prior Art

Finding a spot on prior art is not a cakewalk. However, it’s not impossible at the same time. What all you need to do is, you have to include non-text sources into your where-to-look-for-the-art list.

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4 Cases Where Examiner Found Ridiculously Awesome Prior Art

  1. 1. PATENT CASES Where finding prior art was like finding a:  UNICORN
  2. 2. How I can find a hidden prior art?
  3. 3. How I can find a hidden prior art? Doesn’t this question bug every one of us when we conduct an invalidation search? ?? ?
  4. 4. Finding prior art is like finding a needle in  haystack. 
  5. 5. It can be hiding anywhere, not just in "text"
  6. 6. Have you tried searching in Images?
  7. 7. Have you tried searching in Images? NO?
  8. 8. You should include pictures in your prior art search list.
  9. 9. We sorted out some patent cases where non-text literature proved a strong prior art.  To read full detailed article, please click here.
  10. 10. THE SUNKEN SHIP CASE OF KUWAIT. 1
  11. 11. In 1964, a ship with more than 5000 sheep onboard, sank in Kuwait port. 
  12. 12. In 1964, a ship with more than 5000 sheep onboard, sank in Kuwait port.  But, it was brought back to the surface by filling it with buoyant objects. Ping pong ball.
  13. 13. The inventor, Karl Krøyer, even applied for a patent for his innovative idea.
  14. 14. But the patent got rejected as this method was already used by someone else in 1949.
  15. 15. By this guy Mr. Donald Duck
  16. 16. A comic of Donald Duck from 1949 became a strong prior art for the case.  An image from the comic "The Sunken Yatch" Image from patent.
  17. 17. 2 ENTRY SYSTEM FOR PETS
  18. 18. Image from the patent The patent was about a doorbell related system, but for pets.
  19. 19. The examiner found a similar device shown in the comic book of his daughter.
  20. 20. 3 APPLE'S BOUNCE BACK EFFECT PATENT
  21. 21. Apple's patent for bounce back effect in iPhone was invalidated, due to pre-existing prior art.
  22. 22. Do you know where the prior art was found?
  23. 23. In the keynote video of Steve Jobs on iPhone release (2007).  IMAGE CREDIT: APPLE INSIDER
  24. 24. 4 APPLE IPAD'S DESIGN PATENT
  25. 25. In 2011, Apple filed a patent case against Samsung for copying iPad's design. iPad Samsung Galaxy Tab
  26. 26. Samsung cited an old movie from 1968 as prior art for iPad's design.  iPad Similar device shown in movie "2001: A space odyssey"
  27. 27. This proves that visuals can hold hidden prior art and thus, should be kept in focus while searching.
  28. 28. Finding such prior art is not hard if you look at the right places.
  29. 29. Read the full detailed article... Click here! @GreyBServices

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