Law - Background Art - U.S. Patents

This task involves formulating a listing of the related art U.S. patents in the field of the invention. Reference should be made to specific U.S. patents, 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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