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The second criteria for obtaining a patent is that the invention must be unobvious. This means that the invention cannot be an obvious variation of an existing item. For example, a specially shaped baseball bat made of aluminum would be obvious over the same bat made of wood. Obviousness rejections (called "103" rejections) can combine multiple prior art references.




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