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NPL as Prior Art

NPL can be very useful as prior art, but it functions very differently from patents. Most of the time, they outperform patents in terms of the scope, specificity, and relevance of the information they provide as prior art.

NPL Overview

Non-patent literature (NPL) refers to any type of literature that is not a patent. NPL includes a wide range of literature that each brings unique value to a search project.

Submission Process

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