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Using the patent specification obtained from patent number GB2419438, briefly describe the nature of the actual invention in the specification and relate this to the requirement for novelty in a patentable invention.

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´╗┐UK Patent No. GB2419438 is related to computer software used in electric power generation and distribution systems. The invention is based on prior art and makes use of (1) known electric power networks comprising electric power generation and distribution systems, whereas multiple energy sources are used by said power generators in accordance to Fig. 1, (2) various known pollution control strategies at power plants for those sources to meet emission allowances and (3) various known power production level determination and forecasting criteria, i.e. economic dispatch programs to determine load according to demand. The invention allocates a load demand and an emission allowance among various power plants to determine the operational and the pollution control set-points of each of the various power plants in a manner that minimizes the total operating cost for the power generation system, including the pollution control cost by an inventive ...read more.

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If it is not, the boat either sinks or it is not in the water; and thus, there either is no novelty at all because the boat becomes a part of the pond or it has no connection to the prior art whatsoever and maybe lacks disclosure and/or enablement[2]. In case of the present invention, invention floats on the novelty level as set out by the above three features, and there was no related prior art wheresoever and howsoever published[3] found before the priority date[4] set by the invention of the US priority application[5]. The universal approach to novelty as present above, shows that an invention, albeit based on prior art with regard to inventive application of known economic dispatch programs to known pollution and the load control strategies, has novelty due to the consideration of pollution credits enables the invention to minimize costs at optimized power levels in various power plants of a power grid depending on demand[6]. ...read more.

Conclusion

[1] UK Patent Act 1977 Art 2(1) < http://www.ipo.gov.uk/patentsact1977.pdf > accessed on 19 September 2013 [2] UK Patent Act 1977 Art 2(3) [3] UK Patent Act 1977 Art 2(2) [4] ?Patents Essential Reading? <http://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-essentialreading.pdf> accessed on 19 September 2013 [5] US Appl. No. 10/969,752 [6] GB2419438 < http://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-ipsum/Case/PublicationNumber/GB2419438 > accessed on 19 September 2013 [7] The substantial examination at the CIPO under CA 2523935 <http://brevets-patents.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/patent/2523935/financial_transactions.html?type=number_search > accessed on 18 September 2013 and at the DPMA under DE 10 2005 050 140.0 < https://register.dpma.de/DPMAregister/pat/register> accessed on 19 September 2013 and at the SIPO CN Appl. No. 200510109489.7 < http://search.sipo.gov.cn/zljs/FlztResult.jsp > accessed on 18 September 2013 is still pending. However, at the USPTO the priority application was finally rejected after the primary examiners rejection was appealed based cited references, but not for novelty, but being obviousness with regard to the citied references according the Notice of References Cited (US Appl. No. ...read more.

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