US Supreme Court may be waking up to the smell of coffee

Discussion in 'Submitted News' started by LordOfLA, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Watching patent law news from here in the UK, the US seems to have a problem with a lot of "obvious" patents. This article I just found on ars.technica suggests that someone has been wafting coffee around the bed chambers of a judge or two:

    "In a move that could have huge implications for the US patent system, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in the case of KSR v. Teleflex. The case centers on the question of obviousness: when is a patent so... patently obvious that it should not be granted?"

    Could Microsoft get a refund from Eolas if this came to fruition?

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060627-7140.html
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    good.
     
  3. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I thought we were going to have to behead a bunch of lawyers and the USPTO before courts started using common sense. I have a feeling that the SCOTUS will make the right decision on this one.