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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday April 21, 2010

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Loughner 11/351,765 FREDMAN 103(a) DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Bevilacqua 10/839,198 SILVERBERG 103(a) BROUSE MCDOWELL LPA

Ex Parte Sultan et al 09/899,265 FETTING 102(e) BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON, LLP

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
Ex Parte Gagliardi et al 10/346,962 STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Shannon et al 10/823,364 OWENS 103(a) MOSER IP LAW GROUP / APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Mennecart et al 10/450,872 BARRY 102(b)/103(a) THE JANSSON FIRM

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Kokis et al 10/294,998 FETTING 102(e)/103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C.

"It is impermissible to use the claimed invention as an instruction manual or 'template' to piece together the teachings of the prior art so that the claimed invention is rendered obvious." In re Fritch, 972 F.2d 1260, 1266 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (citing In re Gorman, 933 F.2d 982, 987 (Fed. Cir. 1991)). Furthermore, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit "has previously found a proposed modification inappropriate for an obviousness inquiry when the modification rendered the prior art reference inoperable for its intended purpose." Fritch, 972 F.2d at 1266 n.12 (citing In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900, 902, 221 USPQ 1125, 1127 (Fed. Cir. 1984)).

Fritsch v. Lin, 21 USPQ2d 1731 (Bd. Pat. App. & Inter. 1991) . . . .2137.01, 2138.06

Gorman, In re, 933 F.2d 982, 18 USPQ2d1885 (Fed. Cir. 1991) . . . . . . . . . . . 707.07(f), 2145

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


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