Prior Art


Growing commentary on industry, culture, and current world affairs.

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Short Stories

Science-fiction and Fantasy, with a twist. "Portum" can be found here.

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Assorted artistic works, ranging from rough sketches to paintings.

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"Prior art", sometimes known as "state of the art", is a term used in intellectual property law. It represents the compendium of all knowledge that has been shared to the public.

When assessing the originality of an invention, one compares the invention against prior art to determine whether it is a meaningful step forward from what has already been created and shared.