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> how novel it was.

There are no degrees of novelty. An invention is ether novel (new, never been done before) or it’s not.

Of course there's degrees of novelty. How could there not be?

In patent law, novelty only means new (never done before). Patent novelty has nothing to do with the cleverness, inventiveness, or importance of an invention.

A patent must also be non-obvious, which is where many of the other inventive characteristics fall.

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