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> That is completely wrong.

That maybe true but without any more detail your comment is still unhelpful.

All right. The patent office does search for prior art.

Fair enough. When the Apple / Samsung countersues were all happening I thought I read on one news site that the US patent office had stopped checking for prior art. Which certainly did seem to be the case at that time too. But I cannot find that original article yet now finding other sources that agree with your statement so it seems they do check.

Thank you for the correction :)

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