Novelty: common mistakes (continued)

  • In a patent application, failing to adequately describe the invention or enable its construction or use until it is too late to file a new application

  • Filing two applications with overlapping subject matter and at least one inventor in common on other than the same day

  • Deceiving the patent office about inventorship

  • Filing a non-U.S. application more than one year before the U.S. application

  • Failing to conduct an adequate search of the prior art before filing a patent application