Is A U.S. Patent More Difficult To Obtain After KSR?

Law360, New York (December 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In what was hailed as a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision in KSR International Co v. Teleflex Inc (KSR) in April 2007. This decision was thought to be one that could have a significant impact on patent prosecution and infringement in the U.S., particularly in relation to the number of factors to be considered with regards to obviousness.[1]

In this decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a District Court decision that dismissed a patent infringement action from Teleflex Inc relating to KSR’s...
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