Choosing Appropriate Reference Document About Appraising for the Creativity
CHEN Libing;Patent Examination Cooperation Center of the Patent Office,CNIPA;
The creativity is one of the important conditions in patent application. And that reference document is the most basic evidence, so which should be appropriate. The "three-step approach" is taken for judging creativity in the Guidelines for Patent Examination; the first step is selecting appropriate reference document. Only when the reference document is appropriate can ensure objectivity and equity about the appraising for the creativity, and reduce people's uncertain factors, sequentially balance the benefit between applicant and public.
【CateGory Index】： G306