Obviousness May Soon Return To High Court

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Last October the Federal Circuit issued a surprising (in more ways than one) en banc decision in the Apple/Samsung smartphone wars. While we have previously covered this decision in some detail regarding its break from the Federal Circuit’s usual en banc practice, the procedural and substantive issues regarding the decision are again in the spotlight, as Apple Inc. recently filed a response in opposition to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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