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Avoiding obviousness complacency in patent prosecution

Michael Loney, New York


Despite the landmark KSR ruling on obviousness a decade ago, it is still possible to argue inability to combine two references in patent prosecution

Charles Bieneman of Bejin Bieneman describes obviousness as "the oldest topic in patents, but also always the most current topic in patent law".

He says: "People have been trying to figure out for centuries what makes something patentable over the...


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