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Friday, June 19, 2009


1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Mohanty et al DELMENDO 103(a) McLeod & Moyne, P. C.
utilization of thermoplastic blended compositions of soy meal and natural rubber for the preparation of thermoset biodegradable elastomers
Lehmann 2,931,845 Apr. 5, 1960
Jones 4,158,656 Jun. 19, 1979
Yamashita 6,527,990 Mar. 4, 2003

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Okabe et al RUGGIERO 103(a) SUGHRUE
interior illumination lamp used in a vehicle
Matko US 6,909,408 B2 Jun. 21, 2005 (filed Dec. 20, 2001)
Hasegawa JP 15095018 Apr. 3, 2003

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Gannon ADAMS 102(b)/103(a) DLA PIPER LLP US
method and system for playing a game
Vogelsang US 336,179 Feb. 16, 1886
Stites US 5,556,095 Sep. 17, 1996

Obviousness requires a suggestion of all the elements in a claim (CFMT, Inc. v. Yieldup Int’l Corp., 349 F.3d 1333, 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2003)) and "a reason that would have prompted a person of ordinary skill in the relevant field to combine the elements in the way the claimed new invention does." KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 418 (2007).

Ex Parte Rollinger et al HORNER 103(a) RICHARD M. SHARKANSKY
method for operating an engine having a variable cam timing control system
Urushihata US 7,107,951 B2 Sep. 19, 2006

exhaust treatment device monitoring system
Hardy US 4,835,963 Jun. 6, 1989
Maus US 5,307,626 May 3, 1994
Saito US 5,421,719 Jun. 6, 1995

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