KSR v. Teleflex

The Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling today in the case of KSR v. Teleflex. This case revolved around whether Teleflex’s patent on self-adjusting gas pedal failed the non-obviousness requirement of Section 103. With this ruling, the Court is making it easier to challenge patents based on obviousness. This is very significant, as the standard for determining obviousness has been
both narrow and ill-defined. Patently-O has the rundown. Expect more on this in the coming weeks.

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