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Unformatted text preview: l conclusion of obviousness 7 Rationales
s One or more of the rationales set forth in the following slides may be relied upon to support a conclusion of obviousness The list of rationales provided herein is not intended to be an allinclusive list The key to supporting any rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 103 is the clear articulation of the reasons why the claimed invention would have been obvious. s s 8 Rationales Supporting a Prima Facie Rationales Prima Case of Obviousness Case
s s s s Combining prior art elements according to known Combining methods to yield predictable results methods Simple substitution of one known, equivalent element Simple for another to obtain predictable results for Use of known technique to improve similar devices Use (methods, or products) in the same way (methods, Applying a known technique to a known device Applying (method, or product) ready for improvement to yield predictable results predictable 9 Rationales Supporting a Prima Facie Rationales Prima Case of Obviousness Case
s s "Obvious to try" – choosing from a finite number of "Obvious predictable solutions predictable Known work in one field of endeavor may prompt Known variations of it for use in either the same field or a different one based on design incentives or other market forces if the variations would have been predictable to one of ordinary skill in the art predictable Teaching, suggestion, or motivation, either in the refere...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course LAW LAW6571 taught by Professor Abbott during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.
- Spring '10