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.For a good collection of links and commentary on the ruling, I recommend this entry in Peter Lattman's WSJ Law Blog.
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.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 1, 2007 10:03 AM
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