Plausibility & Inventive Step - The Important Issues for IP Lawyers & Patent Attorneys
In addition to the 'classic' approach to determining inventive step, which asks whether the invention was obvious to a person skilled in the art, a threshold step of 'plausibility' has emerged from EPO case law.
First introduced into UK patent law a decade ago, plausibility has been applied in a number of inventive step cases, and is now an important and unavoidable issue.
This webinar will explain plausibility and bring you up-to-date on what we know about its application in the inventive step context.
What You Will Learn
The webinar will cover the following:
- How plausibility arose in the EPO in the problem-and-solution context
- Why plausibility has been applied in English cases on inventive step
- A brief look at why plausibility also applies to other fields of patent law
- What do we know about the level of the inventive step plausibility threshold from the EPO (dasatinib T/ T 0488/16) and the Supreme Court of insufficiency (Warner-Lambert?)
- Evidence of plausibility and the potential for plausibility / obviousness squeezes
- Unanswered questions on plausibility