Again, the holding is inconsistent with KSR
if the court meant that the "lead compound" must be one that would be selected to satisfy the particular inventor's goal, such as making a commercial product.
the requirements for any obviousness analysis from KSR
, which is that
(UK) Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching work equipment regulations and was fined pounds 3,000 and also ordered to pay pounds 8,000 costs.
In its April 30, 2007 decision, KSR
Prior to KSR
, the Federal Circuit had crafted a rule known as the 'Teaching, Suggestion or Motivation' test (the 'TSM' test) that it applied to obviousness determinations.
For a patent case, the facts in KSR
are relatively straightforward.
, the Federal Circuit combated the risk of hindsight bias
6,237,565, for a device of that sort, and sued after General Motors chose KSR
as a supplier of adjustable pedal systems for Chevrolet and GMC light trucks, whose engines included computer-controlled throttles.
opinion states: "Any need or problem known in the field of endeavor at the time of invention and addressed by the patent can provide a reason for combining the elements in the manner claimed.
In late April 2007, SCOTUS released its decision in KSR
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Audrey McCulloch-Aziz, who heads up KSR
in the UK, said: "The North-East has a greater concentration of science-related business than many other parts of the UK.