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Everlight Electronics v. Nichia Corporation

In Everlight Electronics, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a verdict of invalidity rendered by a jury in a declaratory judgment action. The Court agreed with the lower court's determination that the jury verdict was supported by substantial evidence. The Court's opinion touches on several obviousness-related issues,...[more]

KSR v. Teleflex

In KSR v. Teleflex, a unanimous Supreme Court reminded the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that Graham v. John Deere controls the obviousness inquiry and warned that a rigid application of the teaching / suggestion / motivation test as a litmus test for obviousness is inconsistent with the...[more]