Old 35 U.S.C. § 102 also had subsections (c), (d), (f) and (g). These subsections dealt with novelty in particular situations, for example, cases involving common ownership, assignments, or patent interferences. These topics are beyond the scope of the present article.
 As a caveat to this statement, public disclosure can also provide priority. However, this is not recommended for reasons that are discussed below.
 See In re Enhanced Security Research, LLC, No. 2013-1114, slip op. at p. 13 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 13, 2014) (holding that “[w]hether a document qualifies as a “printed publication” that is ‘available to the public’ for the purposes of . . . § 102(a)(1) is a question of law based on underlying findings of fact.”).