POSITA-“Person Of Ordinary Skill In The Art”


In patent law, POSITA “is a hypothetical person who is presumed to have known the specific technology disclosed in the relevant art at the time of the invention.” Without being a genius, this fictitious individual is thought to have average talents and understanding in a particular technological sector. A patent on an innovation that would […]

TSM: Bringing Clarity to the Obviousness Analysis

The TSM stands for Teaching, Suggestion, and Motivation. According to this TSM test, “patent claim is only proved obvious if the comprehension of a person having ordinary competence in the art, the prior art or nature of the problem indicates some motivation or suggestion to combine the prior art teachings. The TSM test is one […]