A few weeks ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit undertook to clarify the obviousness standards for design patents. LKQ Corp. v. GM Glob. Tech. Operations LLC, __ F.4th__, No. 2021-2348, 2024 WL 2280728 (Fed. Cir. May 21, 2024). After many breathless commentaries, the record needs at least one expression of the “obvious”: this judicial effort utterly failed.

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