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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Rinker et al SCHEINER 103(a) JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Ex Parte Fulton et al PRATS 103(a) DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS SC

Ex Parte Houze FREDMAN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP

Ex Parte Houze FREDMAN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER, LLP

Ex Parte Houze FREDMAN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP

Ex Parte Orihashi et al GRIMES 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P.

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Anchier COURTENAY 103(a) FENWICK & WEST LLP

Ex Parte Bigus et al BARRETT 102(b)/103(a) IBM CORPORATION

2600 Communications

Ex Parte Itagi et al NAPPI 103(a) LARA A. NORTHROP PIETRAGALLO, BOSICK & GORDON

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Classen et al HORNER 103(a) BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION

Ex Parte Feeley TURNER 102(b) HODGSON RUSS LLP

Ex Parte Webster STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC

Where the proposed modification would render the prior art invention being modified unsatisfactory for its intended purpose, the proposed modification would not have been obvious. See Tec Air Inc. v. Denso Mfg.Mich. Inc., 192 F.3d 1353, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 1999); In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900, 902 (Fed. Cir. 1984). "A reference may be said to teach away when a person of ordinary skill, upon [examining] the reference, would be discouraged from following the path set out in the reference, or would be led in a direction divergent from the path that was taken by the applicant." In re Gurley, 27 F.3d 551, 553 (Fed. Cir. 1994).

Gordon, In re, 733 F.2d 900, 221 USPQ 1125 (Fed. Cir. 1984) . . . . . . . . . .2143.01, 2144.08

Gurley, In re, 27 F.3d 551, 31 USPQ2d 1130 (Fed. Cir. 1994). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2123, 2145

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
Ex Parte McLisky O’NEILL 103(a) S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Lorens et al PRATS 102(b)/103(a) KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Andreev et al LUCAS 102(e)/103(a) SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

Ex parte BUFFALOSTONE, INC. LEE 112(2)/103(a) SANTANGELO LAW OFFICES, P.C.

Ex Parte Feeley et al TURNER 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) HODGSON RUSS LLP

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