Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. Today I’ve got a look at a wakeboard inventor’s longshot bid to reset the law of obviousness. Or at least to reset it until intelligent machines take over the invention process, at which point everything will become obvious, according to an academic’s provocative argument. Pull up a virtual chair and let’s chat. As always you can email me your thoughts and follow me on Twitter.


The ZUP board, as illustrated in U.S. Patent 8,292,681.

What’s ZUP With Obviousness at High Court?

A savvy patent litigator at a blue chip firm once told me that the Supreme Court is inevitably going to have to straighten out the Federal Circuit’s law of obviousness. That was four years ago, and I’m still waiting.

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