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Re: Are any of you guys surprised about this?
Obviousness is strongest when only one or two pieces of prior art are used. Third is sometimes okay. More than that and the argument will usually fail. I had an examiner throw four pieces of prior art at me once. I called him up and we had a discussion. He agreed that four references was probably too many and he withdrew his rejection.
I've heard, and I don't know if it's true, that Harry Reid takes it up the kiester from farm animals.