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Friday, January 30, 2015

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 Ex Parte Okabe et al 10596653 - (D) SMITH 103 HOWSON & HOWSON LLP BAND, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2411 Ex Parte Dropps et al 12502973 - (D) KAISER 102/103 KLEIN, O'NEILL & SINGH, LLP LAI, ANDREW

2444 Ex Parte O’BRIEN et al 12414084 - (D) LENTIVECH 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK HUSSAIN, FARRUKH

2452 Ex Parte Kahol et al 11061248 - (D) HUGHES 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG LLP GREENE, JOSEPH L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Isshiki et al 12341627 - (D) KRATZ 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC MOK, ALEX W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Soliman et al 12047392 - (D) WOODS 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD EBNER, KATY MEYER

3649 Ex Parte Merhar et al 12657841 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC KENNEDY, JOSHUA T

We do not agree with the Examiner’s position (id.) that In re Larson, 340 F.2d 965 (CCPA 1965), supports the rejection here. In that case, in addition to aspects of the claimed invention, the prior art reference at issue taught “additional framework”—i.e., additional structure not required by the claimed invention—that provided an “additional feature.” Larson, 340 F.2d at 969. The court held that “[i]f this additional feature is not desired, it would seem a matter of obvious choice to eliminate it and the function it serves.” Id. (citation omitted). In Larson, after eliminating the additional structure, the disclosed device still provided certain benefits, just not the specific additional benefit associated with the additional structure. In contrast, here, the evidence of record shows that removal of the material at issue from the embodiment shown in Figure 9 of Andronica would actually undermine the sole stated purpose of that embodiment: “better locking securement.”

Larson, In re, 340 F.2d 965, 144 USPQ 347 (CCPA 1965) 2144.04

3657 Ex Parte Gedenk 11921932 - (D) KINDER 103 WALTER OTTESEN WILLIAMS, THOMAS J

3681 Ex Parte Wilkie 10425471 - (D) JESCHKE 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC HENRY, RODNEY M

3691 Ex Parte Boylan et al 10201186 - (D) FETTING 103 ERICSSON INC. TINKLER, MURIEL S

3711 Ex Parte Scherba 12765511 - (D) HORNER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 FAY SHARPE LLP STANCZAK, MATTHEW BRIAN

3752 Ex Parte Strong 12137369 - (D) ASTORINO 102 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) KIM, CHRISTOPHER S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Dronzek Jr. 10587126 - (D) BEST 103 103 HEDMAN & COSTIGAN, P.C. GOFF II, JOHN L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Liu et al 12134279 - (D) SILVERMAN 112(2) 112(1)/112(2)/101 IP AUTHORITY, LLC RAMRAJ SOUNDARARAJAN BRIER, JEFFERY A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte WILL et al 12784757 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(1)/102/103 112(2) BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC IGYARTO, CAROLYN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Williams et al 12283865 - (D) ROESEL 112(2)/103 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. PENNY, TABATHA L

1713 Ex Parte Egli et al 12316156 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC CATHEY JR, DAVID A

1741 Ex Parte Hart et al 11761535 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(1)/103 MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION CALANDRA, ANTHONY J

1741 Ex Parte Hart et al 12602780 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION CALANDRA, ANTHONY J

1786 Ex Parte Chandrasekaran et al 11663938 - (D) GARRIS 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP LOPEZ, RICARDO E.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Carr et al 13099222 - (D) KAISER obviousness-type double patenting/103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- IBM DUDEK JR, EDWARD J

2156 Ex Parte Bivens II et al 12181906 - (D) HUME 102 RSW IP Law IBM CORPORATION LU, KUEN S

2157 Ex Parte Liu et al 12061720 - (D) SMITH 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC MINA, FATIMA P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Alme 11736981 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, LLP. C/O CPA Global HOFFMAN, BRANDON S

2433 Ex Parte Bennetts et al 12243126 - (D) BEAMER 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ANDERSON, MICHAEL D

2439 Ex Parte Campbell et al 12179910 - (D) TROCK 103 IBM (RPS-BKLS) c/o Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP JACKSON, JENISE E

2453 Ex Parte Jun 11387932 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC GEORGANDELLIS, ANDREW C

2456 Ex Parte Jania et al 12469567 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 IBM CORPORATION C/O: VanCott Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy MA, WING

2461 Ex Parte Pandit et al 12224817 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 THOMSON Licensing LLC LAMONT, BENJAMIN S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Levine 10986927 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Alfred B. Levine HARRIS, DOROTHY H

2652 Ex Parte Keren et al 11359357 - (D) WIEKER 103 Verint Systems, Inc. Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC INTAVONG, JIRAPON

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2853 Ex Parte Chandu et al 12231086 - (D) WARREN 102 103 InfoPrint Solutions/ Blakely FIDLER, SHELBY LEE

2875 Ex Parte Visser et al 12341251 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP MAI, ANH T

2883 Ex Parte Page et al 12846929 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP CHIEM, DINH D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Maga et al 11292843 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 BGL/Accenture - Chicago BRINKS GILSON & LIONE FEACHER, LORENA R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Nagler 10928155 - (D) WARNER 103 DR. MARK M. FRIEDMAN VERDIER, CHRISTOPHER M

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 VIDSYS, INC., Requester, v. PROXIMEX CORPORATION, Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7777783 et al 11/726,879 95001525 - (D) SIU 103 102/103 THE SMALL PATENT LAW GROUP LLC PRABHAKHER, PRITHAM DAVID

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex parte FOODFRESH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,270,238 B2 et al 10/782,536 90013013 - (D) BROWN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original JOHNSON, JERROLD D