Saturday, 10 December 2011

T 1037/09 – He Loves Redundancy

This decision is not particularly noteworthy but it contains a statement on the attitude of the skilled person that might come in handy from time to time.

[3.5] […] Nor is the Board convinced that the skilled person is generally disinclined to combine measures with the same effect. Combination often offers useful redundancy, or combined effects may complement each other. As for the increased costs of combining similar measures this is a routine economical concern that can hardly be equated to a generally existing technical prejudice.

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