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That being said the possibility that a utility patent could be obtained cannot be definitively ruled out even if an invention seems quite likely to be obvious which is one of the biggest problems with the law of obviousness…

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In contrast to the Federal Circuit s decisions in the context of pharmaceutical litigation its decisions with respect to appeals from the Board were much less favorable to those seeking patent protection This is likely the result of the…

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A few trends were readily apparent in First pharmaceutical patent holders in litigation fared well in a series of cases the Federal Circuit rejected obviousness attacks in pharmaceutical patent challenges on appeal from the district courts Second patent holders…

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The Tokai and Ritchie rationale seems to have never been cited by any other panels of the Court While this may be due to many reasons the fact that this reasoning could so easily invalidate virtually any claim in…

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This case intrigued me from the start because it seemed rather odd that there should be a nonprecedential opinion in an appeal to the Federal Circuit necessitated by a completely adjudicated inter partes reexamination at the United States Patent…

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This is a good time to review the implications of this case but an even better time to look into the origins and constitutionality of the Non-obviousness requirement You might object that the jurisprudence of the non-obviousness requirement is…

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On Monday April the United States Supreme Court issued its final decision in the matter of KSR v Teleflex which overruled the Federal Circuit's application of the so-called teaching suggestion motivation test or simply TSM as it applies to…

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The Prometheus decision shows that you can never know for sure what the outcome will be once you arrive at the Supreme Court We also know that the Supreme Court is taking more patent cases now than ever and…

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In most cases the typical recipe for a killer Margarita or the best barbeque sauce ever will not be patentable but the only way to know for sure is to understand how the Patent Office reaches its conclusions relating…

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Upon hearing Rader make such a bold statement the first thought that ran through my mind was Really Did he just say that I have heard from others for some time that Rader has been heard to say these…

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Yesterday the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a split decision with Judge Lourie writing and Judge Bryson joining took a step forward in the evolution of the law of obviousness that confirms my worst…

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If you are anti-patent then you are anti-innovation because those who innovate are not the behemoths of industry but rather start-up companies that absolutely require patents in order to attract funding expand and create jobs Thus given the hostility…

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