Court Reverses Obviousness Ruling In Andersen Case

Law360, New York (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has ruled that a lower court erred in finding that a patent for an insect screen held by Andersen Corp. was invalid for obviousness, reversing one of the first rulings that came down after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the governing legal test for obviousness last year.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that there were material issues of fact as to whether one of skill in the art would have looked to the prior art upon which...
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