Friday, August 09, 2013

Examiner reversed in Ex parte FILLATTI

The examiner was reversed in Ex parte FILLATTI. Of interest was a rejection under 35 USC 112 P 4.

From within the decision

While the analysis under 35 U.S.C. § 103 allows flexibility in determining whether a claimed invention would have been obvious, KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 418 (2007), it still requires showing that “there was an apparent reason to combine the known elements in the fashion claimed by the patent at issue.” Id. “We must still be careful not to allow hindsight reconstruction of references to reach the claimed invention without any explanation as to how or why the references would be combined to produce the claimed invention.” Innogenetics, N.V. v. Abbott Labs., 512 F.3d 1363, 1374 n.3 (Fed. Cir. 2008).


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