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KSR v. Teleflex ruling by US Supreme Court on 30 April 2007

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KSR vs Teleflex was a court case at the US Supreme Court. The opinion of the court was written by Justice Kennedy.

This case raised the bar for the "obviousness" test, saying that a:

combination of familiar elements according to known methods is likely to be obvious when it does no more than yield predictable results.

This decision lead to a revision of the USPTO's examiner guidelines.[1]

For the period 2007-2010, it was the third most cited patent case by the CAFC.[2]

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  1. http://www.ipeg.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/USPTO-examination-guidelines-published-at-72-Fed.-Reg.-57526-Oct.-10-2007.pdf
  2. http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2010/05/top-ten-most-cited-patent-cases-2007-2010.html


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