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2129 Admissions as Prior Art [R-6] - 2100 Patentability

2129 Admissions as Prior Art [R-6]

I.    ADMISSIONS BY APPLICANT CONSTI-TUTE PRIOR ART

RIVERWOOD

A]n admission of prior art can be relie[d upon for an obviousness determination, regardless of whether the admitted prior art would otherwise qualify as prior art under the statutory categories of 35 U.S.C. § 102. Riverwood Int’l Corp. v. R.A. Jones & Co., 324 F.3d 1346, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2003).

II.    DISCUSSION OF PRIOR ART IN SPECI-FICATION

NOMIYA

“It is necessary to consider everything appellants have said about what is prior art to determine the exact scope of their admission.” In re Nomiya, 509 F.2d 566, 571 (CCPA 1975).

III.    JEPSON CLAIMS

IV.    INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (IDS)
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