Monday, December 03, 2012

Predictable results are obvious results

The appellant lost on anticipation and obviousness in Ex parte Lin.

KSR appears:

Accordingly, we find that the claim limitation of adjusting the tone reproduction curve according to the image luminance values and the exposure time values is a combination of Horiushi’s teachings of adjusting the settings of a display according to the image luminance value and the exposure time values and Ejima’s teaching of adjusting the gamma correction curve according to the luminance values that yields predictable results. KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 416 (2007).

Bottom line:

We affirm the Examiner’s decision rejecting claims 1-3 and 14 as
anticipated under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) and claims 9-13, 15, 16, and 22 as unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a).


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