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Friday, May 6, 2016

Morris, K-2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Hall 12961615 - (D) KINDER 103 MARSHALL & MELHORN, LLC KIRSCH, ANDREW THOMAS

[T]he PTO applies to the verbiage of the proposed claims the broadest reasonable meaning of the words in their ordinary usage as they would be understood by one of ordinary skill in the art, taking into account whatever enlightenment by way of definitions or otherwise that may be afforded by the written description contained in the applicant’s specification. 

In re Morris, 127 F.3d 1048, 1054 (Fed. Cir. 1997). In doing so, the Office may not read the claims in a way that would effectively expunge a term from the claim language. See K-2 Corp. v. Salomon S.A., 191 F.3d 1356, 1363 (Fed. Cir. 1999). 

Morris, In re, 127 F.3d 1048, 44 USPQ2d 1023 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 904.01 2111 2111.01 2163 2173.05(a) 2181

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION Requester v. MEDTRONIC, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 7,691,143 B2 et al 11/534,188 95000694 - (D) SONG 102 MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original GHERBI, SUZETTE JAIME J