obviousness obviousness


  • (n) the property of being easy to see and understand



  1. You know that you've reached a new level of obviousness when your 7-year-old daughter says the next line before the actor does.
  2. There was also the obviousness of the situation.
  3. CON: It takes only five seconds to realize the obviousness of Gladwell's 10,000-hour rule.


  • The Federal Circuit Should Rehear Novo Nordisk v. Caraco Ruling En Banc

    Last week, pharmaceutical products and services company Novo Nordisk petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to rehear en banc a June 18 Federal Circuit panel ruling that invalidated a Novo patent (Novo Nordisk A/S v. Caraco Pharm. Labs; 2-1 with Judge Newman in dissent). Because the panel misapplied Patent Act § 103's standards for obviousness to Novo's "combination drug ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: Forbes

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propriety propriety
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