10 Years Of KSR: A Shift In Patent Drafting

Law360, New York (May 1, 2017, 1:04 PM EDT) -- Sunday marked 10 years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., rejecting the test that was used by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, patent attorneys and district courts for determining if a patent is too obvious. This weeklong Law360 Expert Analysis series explores the decision's effect on obviousness analysis and the patent landscape.

John Artz

Franklin Smith

Russell Franks In the Patent Act of 1790, U.S. lawmakers struggled to provide a concise, objective standard of patentability, and it wasn't until 30 years later that the U.S. Supreme Court first weighed in through dicta on...

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