DE – Sektionaltor / Inventive step
Posted: March 24th, 2010
Sektionaltor, German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), Inventive Step, 15 September 2009, Case no. X ZR 115/05
There is generally deemed to be no inventive step if, in the eyes of a person skilled in the art, at the time of priority there were no grounds for not manufacturing a product whose form was prior art with a different material (which was known as such) using a known process.
Read the decision (in German) here.
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