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Chaotic bricolage

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

We all have probably encountered an obviousness argument that cobbled together references in an unconvincing manner. In this earlier post, such a combination was aptly described as a Frankenstein combination.

I was trying to think of some other phrases that the Federal Circuit could use in future opinions to describe such combinations of features/elements/limitations/references. Here are a few suggestions:

a chaotic bricolage

an omnium gatherum

a wishful patchwork

a cacophonous medley

an unpalatable goulash

a conglomeration abomination

an unfettered quilt

a motley melange

a concocted Chimera

a chimeric concoction

a synthetic snarl

an incongruous union

a monster mishmash