Law - Background Art - Non Patents Publications

This task involves formulating a listing of the related art non-patent publications in the field of the invention. 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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