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What is a Person Skilled In The Art?

 , updated on October 21, 2016
Person skilled in the art is a hypothetical person that is used as a legal test for patent validity. It is a legal fiction that is used to test an invention for inventive step and non-obviousness. If an invention is likely to be obvious to a person skilled in the art given access to prior art, the invention is not considered not patentable.
Overview: Person Skilled In The Art
TypeIntellectual Property
DefinitionA hypothetical person used to determine if an invention is non-obvious enough to be considered patentable.
Also Known AsPerson having ordinary skill in the art
Person of ordinary skill in the art
Skilled addressee
Skilled person
Related ConceptsPrior Art
Legal Fiction
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