Law360, New York (February 20, 2007, 12:00 AM ET) -- After briefing and oral arguments last fall, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in KSR Intl. Co. v. Teleflex Inc., No. 04-1350, is imminent. The case could be the most important patent law decision in the last two decades.
The U.S. patent statute requires, among other things, that to be patentable an invention must not be “obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art” to which the invention pertains. 35 U.S.C. § 103.