person of ordinary skill in the art

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person of ordinary skill in the art (plural persons of ordinary skill in the art)

  1. (US, law) In United States patent law, the hypothetical individual whose likely knowledge determines whether an improvement on existing technology would be obvious, and therefore nonpatentable.

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  • person having ordinary skill in the art
  • POSITA
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