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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Law - " KSR v. Teleflex: The Supreme Court’s Big Patent Ruling"

Yesterday's other big decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was a very important one on patent "obviousness." Tony Mauro begins his article in the Legal Times thusly:

In a major patent law development, the Supreme Court on Monday adopted a new, flexible standard that will make it easier for patents to be denied or challenged on the grounds that the invention at issue is too obvious to deserve patent protection.

The unanimous ruling in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. could also subject existing patent-holders to fresh litigation over obviousness -- a threshold issue that is part of every patent determination.

For a good collection of links and commentary on the ruling, I recommend this entry in Peter Lattman's WSJ Law Blog.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 1, 2007 10:03 AM
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