The concept that the claims defining an invention in a patent application must involve an inventive step which, when compared with what is already known—the so-called prior art—would not be obvious to someone skilled in the art
If selection consisted merely in separating some very distinct variety, and breeding from it, the principle would be so obvious as hardly to be worth notice; but its importance consists in the great effect produced by the accumulation in one direction, during successive generations, of differences absolutely inappreciable by an uneducated eye--differences which I for one have vainly attempted to appreciate.
It would, indeed, have been a strange fact, had attention not been paid to breeding, for the inheritance of good and bad qualities is so obvious.
On the view here given of the all-important part which selection by man has played, it becomes at once obvious, how it is that our domestic races show adaptation in their structure or in their habits to man's wants or fancies.
A quick look at my notes from the worryingly pedestrian first episode of the final series of Downton Abbey: The opening fox hunting scene - obvious (and pitiful) attempt to whip up controversy on social media.
The "Algerian-Cuban relations have always been clear and obvious and, date back to Algeria pre- independence period," Castro told reporters after his talks with President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.