Are Secondary Considerations Still “Secondary”?:An Examination of Objective Indicia of Nonobviousness Five Years After KSR

@inproceedings{Putney2013AreSC,
  title={Are Secondary Considerations Still “Secondary”?:An Examination of Objective Indicia of Nonobviousness Five Years After KSR},
  author={John Paul Putney},
  year={2013}
}
[T]he most reliable test is to look at the situation before and after it appears . . . . Courts, made up of laymen as they must be, are likely either to underrate, or to overrate, the difficulties in making new and profitable discoveries in fields with which they cannot be familiar; and, so far as it is available, they had best appraise the originality involved by the circumstances which preceded, attended and succeeded the appearance of the invention. . . . We have repeatedly declared that in… CONTINUE READING