Query: Does anyone use the XML links found within private PAIR?
Obviousness: Secondary factors are generally used to prove that an invention is nonobvious. Symmetry may cause us to think that factors may also exist that are useful in showing that an invention is obvious. A recent article by Brent Yamashita explores one of these: Simultaneous Invention. “[T]he fact that another person simultaneously and independently created the same invention claimed in the patent-in-suit can serve as an indication that the invention was obvious.”
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