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Federal Circuit Questions Use Of Common Sense in Obviousness Rejections

Federal Circuit Questions Use Of Common Sense in Obviousness Rejections

Is common sense good enough to make up for deficiencies of a cited reference in an obviousness analysis??á In Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc., the Federal Circuit said ?Ç£no,?Ç¥ by reversing a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (?Ç£PTAB?Ç¥) to invalidate U.S. Patent No. 7,917,843 (the ?Ç£Arendi patent?Ç¥). When Arendi S.A.R.L., a Luxembourg company, brought patent infringement suits against several technology heavyweights, including Apple, Inc., Google, Inc., and Motorola Mobility LLC, these defendant companies struck back by filing a petition for an Inter Partes Review (?Ç£IPR?Ç¥) seeking to invalidate the Arendi patent. ?áIn the IPR proceeding, the PTAB invalidated the Arendi patent on the grounds of obviousness under 35 U.S.C. ?º103.?á Arendi then appealed the case to the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit. The Arendi patent is directed to computer functions that allow a user to remain in a document displayed by a first computer… Continue Reading

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