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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday May 27, 2010

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Staton et al 10/912,661 ADAMS 112(2)/103(a) AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. EXAMINER SIMS, JASON M

Ex Parte Okuda et al 11/508,261 GRIMES 103(a) MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER NIEBAUER, RONALD T

Ex Parte Sagawa et al 10/344,534 FREDMAN 103(a) BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH EXAMINER BELYAVSKYI, MICHAIL A

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Moehlenbrock et al 10/661,848 ROBERTSON 103(a) ALSTON & BIRD LLP EXAMINER AUGHENBAUGH, WALTER

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Baumann et al 10/902,590 DANG 102(b)/103(a) BIGGERS & OHANIAN, LLP EXAMINER BASOM, BLAINE T

2600 Communications
Ex Parte Spio 10/412,361 HAIRSTON 103(a) GATES & COOPER, L.L.P. EXAMINER KHAN, MEHMOOD B

Ex Parte Lee et al 10/403,864 HAIRSTON 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER CZEKAJ, DAVID J

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components

Ex Parte Barr et al 10/714,386 RUGGIERO 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER BHAT, ADITYA S

Ex Parte Destain 11/322,801 OWENS 103(a) 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY EXAMINER CARTER, WILLIAM JOSEPH

Ex Parte Hrubowchak et al 11/036,656 HAIRSTON 102(b) Osram Sylvania Inc. EXAMINER GUHARAY, KARABI

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
Ex Parte Thorn et al 10/169,418 BAHR 102(b)/103(a) Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP EXAMINER MANUEL, GEORGE C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Shannon et al 10/877,231 MILLS 102(b)/103(a) AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. EXAMINER NEGIN, RUSSELL SCOTT

In In re Venner, the court held that broadly providing an automatic or mechanical means to replace a manual activity which accomplished the same result is not sufficient to distinguish over the prior art. In re Venner, 262 F.2d 91, 95 (CCPA 1958).

Venner, In re, 262 F.2d 91, 120 USPQ 193 (CCPA 1958) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2144.04

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Takahashi et al 10/481,227 NAGUMO 103(a) Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis EXAMINER DRODGE, JOSEPH W

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Mustonen et al 10/717,600 HOFF 103(a)/101 112(1) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P. EXAMINER PATEL, CHANDRAHAS B

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte McEwan 10/275,742 MEDLEY Concurring LEE 102(b) WOODCOCK WASHBURN LLP EXAMINER PATEL, VISHAL A

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
Ex Parte Hillmann et al 10/275,633 BAHR 112(1)/101 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) RANKIN, HILL & CLARK LLP EXAMINER DUNN, DARRIN D

Ex Parte Nicastro 10/202,924 BAHR 102(b)/103(a)/112(2) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) CARDINAL LAW GROUP EXAMINER BUMGARNER, MELBA N

Ex Parte Reinhardt 10/887,783 STAICOVICI 103(a) ALDON R. REINHARDT EXAMINER LU, JIPING

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
Ex parte ANASCAPE, LTD. 90/008,373 6,102,802 SONG 103(a) LAW OFFICE OF DAVID H. JUDSON Third Party Requester: MICROSOFT CORPORATION EXAMINER FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL

Ex parte CRYOVAC, INC. 90/006,430 6,287,613 ROBERTSON 103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: SEALED AIR CORPORATION EXAMINER JOHNSON, JERRY D

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

Ex parte JFE STEEL CORPORATION 90/008,756 6,740,174 DELMENDO 102(e)/103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: YOUNG & THOMPSON EXAMINER DIAMOND, ALAN D

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