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Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday June 28, 2010

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Blenke et al 10/743,222 GARRIS 102(b) CHRISTOPHER M. GOFF (27839) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP EXAMINER KRUER, KEVIN R

It is an established legal principle that


unless a reference discloses within the four corners of the document not only
all of the limitations claimed but also all of the limitations arranged or
combined in the same way as recited in the claim, it cannot be said to prove
prior invention of the thing claimed and, thus, cannot anticipate under 35
U.S.C. § 102.

Net MoneyIN, Inc. v. VeriSign, Inc., 545 F.3d 1359, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2008). "[D]ifferences between the prior art reference and the claimed invention, however slight, invoke the question of obviousness, not anticipation." Id. "Thus, it is not enough that the prior art reference discloses part of the claimed invention, which an ordinary artisan might supplement to make the whole, or that it includes multiple, distinct teachings that the artisan might somehow combine to achieve the claimed invention." Id. "[T]he [prior art] reference must clearly and unequivocally disclose the claimed [invention] or direct those skilled in the art to the [invention] without any need for picking, choosing, and combining various disclosures not directly related to each other by the teachings of the cited reference." Id., quoting In re Arkley, 455 F.2d 586, 587 (CCPA 1972).

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Zohar et al 10/620,080 LUCAS 102(b)/103(a) GRIFFITHS & SEATON PLLC (IBM2) EXAMINER VIDWAN, JASJIT S

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Watson 09/893,693 MANTIS MERCADER 102(e) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP EXAMINER EL CHANTI, HUSSEIN A

2600 Communications
Ex Parte Mun 10/639,288 BAUMEISTER 103(a) LEE, HONG, DEGERMAN, KANG & WAIMEY EXAMINER PASIEWICZ, DANIEL M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry

Ex Parte Nair et al 11/264,452 GRIMES 101/112(1)/103(a) MERCHANT & GOULD PC EXAMINER SKOWRONEK, KARLHEINZ R

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Brackett et al 10/749,524 COURTENAY 102(e)/103(a) SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) EXAMINER TIMBLIN, ROBERT M

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
Ex Parte Nhan et al 10/699,193 BAHR 102(b)/103(a) Christopher M. Goff (27839) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP EXAMINER HAND, MELANIE JO

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