When Can Common Sense be Relied Upon to Find an Invention Obvious?

By Alicia Palladino All patent practitioners recognize that a single prior art reference can be used to reject claims in an obviousness rejection. However, the issue is whether the Patent Office must provide additional evidence, above and beyond the sole prior art reference, when using common sense to conclude the invention is obvious. Recently, the … Continue reading When Can Common Sense be Relied Upon to Find an Invention Obvious?