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By Linda Coberly, Tyler Johannes, Steffen Johnson, Gene Schaerr
The Supreme Court has demonstrated once again that it is serious about enforcing arbitration agreements.
On April 30, the Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated decision in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc. The Court ruled that the Federal Circuit’s "teaching, suggestion, or motive" test cannot rigidly be applied as a mandatory threshold showing in the assertion of an "obviousness" defense to patent infringement.