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Patents get easier to challenge

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Date: Apr 30, 2007 - 12:00 PM
The Supreme Court's done a good thing; they made it easier to throw out patents that are just way too obvious.

The decision extends a Supreme Court trend that has put new limits on patent rights. In today's case, the justices heeded arguments from large computer companies and automakers that the lower court test, which centered on the requirement that an invention be ``non-obvious,'' had given too much power to developers of trivial technological improvements.

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