Law - State of The Art

This task involves describing the state of the art in the field of the invention in one or more paragraphs. References should be made to specific related art documents that you entered into the InPress Patent database, if appropriate. This information is placed in the Background of the Invention section of a U.S. patent application and/or in an Information Disclosure Statement.

The position of the USPTO on this issue is described in the following section(s) of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP):

MPEP 608.01(c) - Background of the Invention
MPEP 2129 - Admissions as Prior Art
MPEP 609 - Information Disclosure Statement

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