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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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In the last quarter-century, the court has created a variety of rules designed to cabin the obviousness inquiry.
A second body of Federal Circuit obviousness precedent remained unchanged by KSR, however.
Taking once again my example of the Section 103 PHOSITA policy lever, we can draw a clear parallel to the deployment of the obviousness standard across industrial sectors.
As described above, the obviousness standard is generally seen as a lever that increases the incentives for success in the face of uncertain innovation outcomes, essentially rewarding risk-taking.
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).
248, 267 (1917) (describing the obviousness standard that the Court relied on).
7) Instead, the Court advanced a flexible standard, deciding obviousness in light of "[t]he diversity of inventive pursuits and of modern technology.
Attempts to reevaluate the doctrine of obviousness in light of the rules versus standards debate should recognize the realities of prosecution and litigation.
i) [To succeed on its claim, Bravo must prove obviousness by clear and convincing evidence.
In that instance, a district court rejected an obviousness attack on a patent and ruling.
While the obviousness analysis has always been factually intensive,
with the statutory obviousness standard, is antipatent, or is simply too
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.