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Five strategies for overcoming obviousness
November/December 2006 (vol. 26 no. 6)
pp. 72, 70-71
Philip G. Emma, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Among rejections issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office, by far the most refer to section 103 of US Code Title 35.Patents, which says, basically, "Although your invention may be new, it's also obvious." Philip Emma explores five strategies for overcoming an obviousness rejection: arguing nonworkability, different universes, or opposition to normal practice; claiming a combination patent; and "peeling the onion."
Index Terms:
patents, government, law
Citation:
Philip G. Emma, "Five strategies for overcoming obviousness," IEEE Micro, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 72, 70-71, Nov.-Dec. 2006, doi:10.1109/MM.2006.110
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