Friday, February 01, 2013

KSR: prior art elements acting in established functions is obvious

Within Ex parte Abram

We therefore find that enhancing Wakamatsu’s exhaust system with the high frequency absorption materials taught in Peube predictably uses prior art elements according to their established functions—an obvious improvement. See KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 417 (2007).

Bottom line: The Examiner’s decision rejecting claims 1-24 under § 103 is


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