Supreme Court's Obviousness Case Draws 16 Briefs

Law360, New York (August 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A slew of amicus briefs have been filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in the battle between KSR International Co. and Teleflex Inc., as groups, companies and academics try to influence the future of patent “obviousness” standards and the Federal Circuit’s so-called “teaching-suggestion-motivation” test.

The High Court will decide whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred when it held that a patent can't be deemed “obvious” unless it passes the test. As suggested by its name, the test is used to prove...
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