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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

klein, mapelsden, johnson

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Dente et al
11/600,401 MILLS 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) EXAMINER SZNAIDMAN, MARCOS L

The Board must provide sound reasoning and substantial evidence to support a finding of analogous art,
such as solving a similar problem. In re Klein, 98 USPQ2d 1991, 1993 (Fed. Cir. 2011).

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Ni et al 11/467,449 COLAIANNI 103(a) LOWE HAUPTMAN HAM & BERNER, LLP EXAMINER ALEJANDRO MULERO, LUZ L

1721 Ex Parte Marcello et al 11/187,030 COLAIANNI 103(a) OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC. EXAMINER ZHANG, RACHEL L

1731 Ex Parte Noland et al 10/917,188 KRATZ 103(a) MARSH, FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE LLP EXAMINER SMITH, JENNIFER A

1765 Ex Parte Gaddy et al 10/956,528 COLAIANNI 103(a) NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION EXAMINER HAIDER, SAIRA BANO

1784 Ex Parte Serra et al 11/553,568 ROBERTSON 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) BARNES & THORNBURG LLP EXAMINER KRUPICKA, ADAM C

1784 Ex Parte Solomon et al 11/147,881 CRAWFORD 103(a) BARNES & THORNBURG LLP EXAMINER KRUPICKA, ADAM C

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte Driesch et al 11/207,055 DANG 103(a) WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, L.L.P. (IBM) EXAMINER RUIZ, ANGELICA

2171 Ex Parte Orsolini et al 11/112,136 HUGHES 102(b)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER SALOMON, PHENUEL S

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2431 Ex Parte Ishigaki et al 10/568,513 STEPHENS 102(e)/103(a) SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS EXAMINER AVERY, JEREMIAH L

2451 Ex Parte Lee 10/696,148 SAADAT 102(e) MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION EXAMINER WALSH, JOHN B

2452 Ex Parte Yamamoto 10/170,756 DROESCH 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER WIDHALM, ANGELA M

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Michelson 10/371,757 McCARTHY 103(a) MARTIN & FERRARO, LLP EXAMINER BROWN, MICHAEL A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1778 Ex Parte Roberts et al 11/119,907 COLAIANNI 103(a) MEREK, BLACKMON & VOORHEES, LLC EXAMINER SAVAGE, MATTHEW O

In re Mapelsden, 329 F.2d 321, 322 (CCPA 1964) (stating that “[t]he issue [in determining obviousness] lies in what the combination of references makes obvious to the person of ordinary skill and not whether a feature of one reference can be bodily incorporated in the other to produce the subject matter claimed”).

1783 Ex Parte Kornfalt et al 10/581,261 PAK 102(b)/103(a) NOVAK, DRUCE + QUIGG L.L.P. - PERGO EXAMINER O'HERN, BRENT T

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2153 Ex Parte 6687746 et al 90/010,012 09/386,529 TURNER 103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. FOR THE THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: Richard D. McLeod Electronic Frontier Foundation EXAMINER WOOD, WILLIAM H original EXAMINER CHOUDHARY, ANITA

EXAMINER REVERSED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3304 Ex Parte 4944514 et al 90/007,015 07/283,863 SONG 103(a) For Patent Owner: VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. For Third Party Requester: 3M Innovative Properties Company EXAMINER FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original EXAMINER CHIU, RALEIGH W

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3651 Ex Parte 7210573 et al 90/009,221 90/011,997 10/505,063 ROBERTSON 103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: MCGARRY BAIR PC FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC EXAMINER FOSTER, JIMMY G original EXAMINER BIDWELL, JAMES R

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Radhakrishnan et al 11/346,442 WALSH 103(a) KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER KISHORE, GOLLAMUDI S

1617 Ex Parte Burke 11/897,291 WALSH 103(a) USDA-ARS-OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER NATIONAL CTR FOR AGRICULTURAL UTILIZATION RESEARCH EXAMINER
BROWN, COURTNEY A

1645 Ex Parte Eberz et al 10/486,187 LEBOVITZ 103(a) Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC EXAMINER SHAHNAN SHAH, KHATOL S

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Mihan et al 10/588,390 PAK 102(b) DILWORTH IP, LLC EXAMINER NGUYEN, COLETTE B

1736 Ex Parte Cetel 10/023,565 ROBERTSON 112(1)/103(a) Pratt & Whitney EXAMINER SHEEHAN, JOHN P

See In re Johnson, 162 F.2d 924, 928 (CCPA 1947) (“The flakes produced by the Braunbeck process are neither transitory or ephemeral but are by nature tangible and permanent pending the subsequent treatment to which they are subjected.”).

1765 Ex Parte Ganapathiappan 11/069,518 COLAIANNI concurring NAGUMO 102(a,e)/102(b)/103(a)/112(1) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER BUTTNER, DAVID J

1771 Ex Parte Winemiller et al 11/126,001 KRATZ 103(a) ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company EXAMINER MCAVOY, ELLEN M

1782 Ex Parte Dawe et al 11/086,105 COLAIANNI 103(a) Sealed Air Corporation EXAMINER WOOD, ELLEN S

1798 Ex Parte Kressner et al 10/325,469 HASTINGS 103(a) DORITY & MANNING, P.A. EXAMINER COLE, ELIZABETH M

1798 Ex Parte Kressner et al 11/165,437 HASTINGS 103(a) DORITY & MANNING, P.A. EXAMINER COLE, ELIZABETH M

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2129 Ex Parte Forman et al 11/080,098 HUGHES 101 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER STARKS, WILBERT L

2176 Ex Parte Wolska et al 10/713,863 CHANG 103(a) JONES DAY EXAMINER HUTTON JR, WILLIAM D

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Belanger et al 11/492,553 HOFF 103(a) Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC EXAMINER CULLER, JILL E

2872 Ex Parte Lang et al 11/438,895 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(b)/103(a) MCNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A. EXAMINER DOAK, JENNIFER L

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Rowse et al 09/683,885 CRAWFORD 103(a) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL EXAMINER OUELLETTE, JONATHAN P

3634 Ex Parte Lutkus et al 10/829,101 ASTORINO 103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER MITCHELL, KATHERINE W

REHEARING

DENIED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Voss et al 10/858,656 COLAIANNI 103(a) BASF CORPORATION EXAMINER HANDAL, KAITY V

4 comments :

None said...

I appreciate this site. It is really useful.

The last couple of weeks have included decisions that are affirmed-in-part; but, lists them under Affirmed. For example Ganapathiappan is reversed on 112 but overall affirmed on the art.

Is there a way to make this more accessible to the reviewer?

Thanks

James Long said...

sorry I didn't see this last week. The way to do this would be to HIGHLIGHT any concurrences/dissents. I will do more with this, as NAGUMO is arguing with COLAIANNI here, and it IS INTERESTING. Generally I scan these so quickly, but yeah, I could keep my eyes out for something like in Ganapathisppan where they're fighting amongst themselves and quickly point out WHY! I'll highlight them with a different color daily. THANKS THANKS for pointing this out!!!

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see new color scheme for 102/103 etc