Novelty, Inventive step
Inventive step is NOT found.
*The purpose of use (how to use) was decied as the matter specifying the invention.
*Novelty is found.
*Inventive step is not found.
“In the publicly used invention before the application date, it is not clear whether the purpose of ’making the frame partially replaceable by a frame for replacement mounting of a different length’ was to ‘make the frame correspond to the body size of the user’.
Therefore, the present invention is not the same as the publicly used invention.”
<Writer: Hideki Takaishi (Attorney-at-law licensed in Japan and California)>