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Patent examiners receive KSR guidance

James Nurton, London

The USPTO has reacted to April’s Supreme Court decision in KSR v Teleflex by drawing up guidance to help patent examiners determine if an invention is obvious

The Office has sent the draft guidance to the Office of Management and Budget for review.

A USPTO spokesperson told MIP the guidelines will be made public on its website when the OMB finishes its review.

In the meantime, the...

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