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"Structural" verses "Combination" Obviousness in the U.S.

"The entire body of Supreme Court obviousness law interpreting 35 USC ยง 103(a) of the 1952 Patent Act has been focused upon the obviousness of a combination of old elements: There has never been a modern obviousness case focusing upon whether a unique compound, per se, is or is not obvious," writes Professor Wegner. "KSR and Pfizer v. Apotex manifest fundamental misunderstandings of chemical practice case law."

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