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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2006 vol. 26)
ISSN: 0272-1732
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 <em>US Code Title 35.Patents</em>, 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."
patents, government, law

P. G. Emma, "Five strategies for overcoming obviousness," in IEEE Micro, vol. 26, no. , pp. 72, 70-71, 2006.
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