Category Archives: Obviousness

Strathclyde v. Clear-Vu – A Class in Obviousness

In fact, it was Clear-Vu that got “schooled” in the law of obviousness, but this case would be a good teaching—or review—article for anyone on this subject. I admit, it was refreshing to re-read some of the classic quotes from … Continue reading

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Chemours Co. v. Daikin Industries – Back to Some IP Basics

After trying to untie the Gordian knot of patent eligibility, it is almost IP comfort food to read a Fed. Cir. decision that deals with obviousness. In Chemours Co. FC, LLC v Daikin Industries, Ltd., Appeal Nos. 2020-1289 and 2020-1290 … Continue reading

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OSI v. Apotex – Christmas in October!

In OSI v. Apotex, Appeal no. 2018-1925 (Fed. Cir., October 4, 2019), the panel reversed the PTAB and found that the method of treatment claims in U.S. Pat. No. 6,900,221 were not obvious over a primary reference taken with each … Continue reading

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Novartis v. West-Ward – Lead Compound Analysis v. Motivation to Combine

In Novartis Pharm. v. West-Ward Pharm., Appeal no. 2018-1434 (Fed. Cir., May 12, 2019), a three judge panel of Stoll, Plager and Clevenger affirmed the district court’s ruling that the claims of Novartis’ U.S. Pat. No. 8,410,131, directed to using … Continue reading

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