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Is It Really That Obvious? A Tale of Two Decisions

By William Gvoth & Paul Gurzo

On January 3, 2017 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the court) handed down two decisions relating to obviousness under § 103 – In re: Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri, No. 2015-1975 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (Van Os) and In re: Ethicon, Inc., No. 2015-1696 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (Ethicon).  This article will tell the tale of these two decisions as well as highlight some of the questions that these decisions raise.




Paul Gurzo, Harrity Team

Paul Gurzo Conducts Webinar: “How to Develop Cost Effective & Winning Prosecution Strategies”

May 13, 2016 – Paul Gurzo, Harrity & Harrity Partner, was part of a panel of speakers that discussed how to develop cost effective and winning preparation and prosecution strategies.

Paul frequently speaks on different areas of patent practice, with a focus on strategically preparing and prosecuting applications, and ways companies can maximize the value of their portfolios.

For over 10 years, The Knowledge Group has produced thousands of best in class educational webcasts for a variety of industries and professions including legal, tax, accounting, finance, human resources, risk/compliance, and many others.

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Paul Gurzo, Harrity Team

Paul Gurzo Becomes a Partner of the Firm

January 1, 2016 – Paul Gurzo becomes a partner at the firm. For more than 14 years, Paul Gurzo’s work has been successful in client counseling, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Paul’s career has encompassed domestic and foreign patent applications at all stages of prosecution. Paul focuses his practice on electrical and electromechanical technologies, including telecommunications, computer hardware and software, computer networking, optical systems, internet-related systems, and business methods.

Paul has extensive experience preparing all types of opinions involving diverse technologies as well as performing portfolio analysis and counseling clients with respect to building their portfolios.

In practice, clients look to Paul because he is knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive to their needs. He uses strategic thinking when looking forward to future challenges coming their way. Paul is a great asset to the Harrity and Harrity team and finds fulfillment in helping the firm grow.

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