474. Invention obvious.

(iii)     Obviousness

474.     Invention obvious.

An invention1 is unpatentable, as involving no inventive step2, if it is obvious to a person skilled in the art3 having regard to any matter, whether a product, a process, information about either or anything else, which has at any time before the priority date4 of the invention been made available to the public5, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, by written or oral description, by use or in any other way6. Unlike the scope of the prior art when considering the novelty