Issue No. 06 - November/December (2006 vol. 26)
pp: 72, 70-71
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2006.110
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.