As I understand it the EPC (Europe) requires 'inventive step' and the USPTO require claims to be 'non obvious'. An electronic measurement was designed and tested. What are the questions that one should ask when determining:
- How to identify the 'inventive step' of my invention?
- How do I determine if the invention is 'obvious' (litmus test)
I have read the section below: said invention requires skills from electrical engineering, system engineering, computer science and industrial engineering.
35 U.S.C. 103 Conditions for patentability; non-obvious subject matter
A patent for a claimed invention may not be obtained, notwithstanding that the claimed invention is not identically disclosed as set forth in section 102, if the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art are such that the claimed invention as a whole would have been obvious before the effective filing date of the claimed invention to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which the claimed invention pertains. Patentability shall not be negated by the manner in which the invention was made.