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PRIOR ART

All information available to the public prior to a given date relevant to a patent application (like the date of invention, or date of filing). If an invention is contained in the prior art, it will not be granted a patent. Prior art forms the majority of what most patent examiners and applicants will communicate about during the pendency of a Non-Provisional Application.