Bad Day At Black Rock II

Law360, New York (May 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In KSR v. Teleflex, the Supreme Court made sweeping changes to the standards for patentability. These changes drastically raise the bar for patentability; they will make it much more difficult, if not impossible for many developments to qualify for the benefits of a patent monopoly. In so doing, the Court has taken patent jurisprudence back to the 1970s, when the vast majority of patents were found to be invalid.

After KSR, combinations patents, i.e., patents that rely upon new combinations of old elements, are of suspect...
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