MPEP Q & A 180: AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b)

AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b)


What does AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b) discuss?


AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b) sets forth exceptions to prior art established in AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(a).

Chapter Details:

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 2100 of the MPEP. This chapter covers Patentability.

The answer is from the 9th Edition, Revision 08.2017. Depending on future changes to the MPEP, the question and answer may or may not be applicable in later Editions or revisions.

Section Summary:

This question and answer comes from section 2152 of the MPEP.  The following is a brief summary of section 2152.

2152  Detailed Discussion of AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(a) and (b)

This MPEP section is only applicable to applications subject to examination under the first inventor to file (FITF) provisions of the AIA.

This section provides explicit details on AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(a) and (b). It includes a definition of each along with similarities and differences to pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(a), (b), and (e).