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from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious

Of such an obvious meaning or implication as to be completely redundant, superfluous, or unnecessary. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Pauline: "The Prime Minister has said that lower-class families are bearing the brunt of the recession worse than anyone else." Johnny: "Wow, any other riveting news from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious?"

Captain Obvious

A person who makes a statement or statements of such obvious meaning or implication as to be entirely redundant, superfluous, or unnecessary. Pauline: "The President has said that lower-class families are bearing the brunt of the recession worse than anyone else." Johnny: "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" A: "Your photos are out of focus because you didn't adjust the lens properly." B: "Wow, Captain Obvious strikes again!"
See also: captain, obvious
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at 860 (outlining the way in which a court examines a patent challenge based upon obviousness, which the patent is looked at with a presumption of validity).
7) Instead, the Court advanced a flexible standard, deciding obviousness in light of "[t]he diversity of inventive pursuits and of modern technology.
In particular, the first variation removed the phrase "as in this case" from the final sentence of the original instruction, (205) while the second variation (206) replaced the final sentence of original instruction with the following two sentences: "In this case, the prior art on which the claim of obviousness is based was not considered by the Examiner.
India's approach to obviousness can provide guidance for the United States as it attempts to address the decreasing production in its pharmaceutical sector.
Given the aforementioned, it is arguably better to rely on our statutory tools under [section] 103 obviousness, a more robust and flexible statute with a wealth of case law standing in front of it, to guard against those overly simple software patents.
In re Baxter isn't the first time the Federal Circuit has declared that even after the courts have rejected an obviousness challenge to a patent, the PTO can nullify a patent for obviousness (see "Drawing Distinctions").
millennium, the Federal Circuit began assessing obviousness in a more
with the statutory obviousness standard, is antipatent, or is simply too
According to the Court, obviousness is based on 1, determining the scope and content of the prior art (i.
3) There are similarities between Indian and US patent standards in that both require a similar obviousness analysis.
In order to take over the market, sales order or technology, filing lawsuits is only to attack the competitors but sometimes aiming to merge or probing competitor core technology, moreover, marketing awareness or brand promotion can be the purpose for enterprise to against competitors by accusing patent infringement, anticipation, using references to invalid patents, obviousness, obvious to try .
In contrast, patent law obviousness determinations must be made on the scant language of [section] 103, which provides neither examples nor useful factors.
the court ruled in favor of Lilly on all accounts for these method-of-use patents, including the patent doctrines of obviousness, enablement, and inequitable conduct.
Apple for its part had tried to thwart the plaintiff by claiming that the patent was invalid both through prior art and through the obviousness of the techniques involved but Judge Charles Everingham of the Marshall court rejected the both arguments.
This comment focuses on the changes the Court made to the law of obviousness.