Tag: obviousness

Drastically Increase Your Chances of Getting a Patent

Today, we want to discuss something you can do in your patent applications to drastically increase your chances of getting them granted as patents. In order to get a patent, an invention has to be novel, and it has to be non-obvious.  An invention is “novel” when no single piece of prior art discloses all…

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Defending the Patent Case: Applying KSR v. Teleflex

In KSR v. Teleflex, the Supreme Court described numerous reasons for combining or modifying prior art references in an obviousness analysis.   The Court also made clear that these reasons need not be explicitly set forth in the prior art references themselves.  In particular, the Court stated that “As our precedents make clear, however, the [obviousness]…

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