Patent is a monopoly right conferred on an inventor to exploit his invention for a limited period of time. But there are certain pre-requisites for such conferment. This Article pertains to one such fundamentals, the requirement of an element of novelty in the invention to be patented i.e. the invention must be novel or not ‘anticipated’. It deals with the notion, construction, underlying principles, corresponding laws, and pros and cons of the concept of novelty. Thus, this article emphasizes and stresses on every aspect of the aforesaid concept giving the best understanding of it. It is analytical and descriptive in nature and doctrinal in approach.
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Apoorva Neral. Concept of Novelty. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(1): January-March, 2014, 63-68