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Chicago IP Litigation Tracking Northern District of Illinois IP Cases

Enablement Not Required for Each Obviousness Reference

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CBOE v. ISE, No. 07 C 623, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 6, 2013) (Lefkow, J.).

Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff CBOE’s motion in limine excluding argument that § 103 obviousness references must each be enabling in this patent case.  Furthermore, the Court limited defendant ISE’s enablement arguments to those specifically called out in ISE’s expert’s report.