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Homme du métier / personne du métier

Definition : Homme du métier / personne du métier

The person skilled in the art is a criterion for assessing inventive step and sufficiency of description in relation to the patent.

It's an abstract reference character, with average knowledge and skills in the technical field in question.

Therefore, it will be necessary to assess whether an invention does not result in an obvious manner from the prior art, to decide if the invention meets the requirement of inventive step, thus rendering it patentable.