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The Federal Circuit Focuses On The Problem When Evaluating Non-Analogous Art

In K-Tec, Inc. v. Vita-Mix Corp., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that two design patents relating to pitchers were non-analogous art to utility patent claims relating to a blender jar. The Federal Circuit’s analysis focused on the problem being solved by the invention, and differs from a decision of the U.S. Patent … Continue reading this entry

Federal Circuit Overturns Obviousness Rejection Based On Non-Analogous Art

In In re Klein, the Federal Circuit reversed an obviousness rejection because the cited references were found to be non-analogous art. This case is an important reminder that questioning the relevance of the cited references can be an important first step to overcoming an obviousness rejection.… Continue reading this entry