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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

benno, russell

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1775 Ex Parte Jung et al 11/414,743 TIMM 102(b) THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE EXAMINER YOO, REGINA M


See In re Benno, 768 F.2d 1340, 1346 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (“The scope of a patent's claims determines what infringes the patent; it is no measure of what it discloses. A patent discloses only that which it describes, whether specifically or in general terms, so as to convey intelligence to one capable of understanding.”).

Benno, In re, 768 F.2d 1340, 226 USPQ 683 (Fed. Cir. 1985) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2163, 2163.06


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Kanikanti et al 11/762,831 McCOLLUM 103(a) 103(a) BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. EXAMINER KASSA, TIGABU

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Minhazuddin et al 10/261,914 DILLON 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. EXAMINER BILGRAMI, ASGHAR H

2451 Ex Parte Freund et al 09/944,057 NAPPI 103(a) 103(a) JOHN A. SMART EXAMINER DIVECHA, KAMAL B


AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Wilson et al 11/578,983 GUEST 103(a) The Dow Chemical Company EXAMINER SCOTT, ANGELA C

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Aggarwal et al 10/041,141 JEFFERY dissenting DIXON res judicata/103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG EXAMINER
HUYNH, THU V

When Appellants submit new affidavits not considered previously to make a new record, thus presenting different questions of patentability, the doctrine of res judicata does not apply “even if the claims are viewed as identical to those in the prior case.” In re Russell, 439 F.2d 1228, 1230 (CCPA 1971).

Russell, In re, 439 F.2d 1228, 169 USPQ 426 (CCPA 1971) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 706.03(w)

2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Meyers et al 10/955,345 DANG 103(a) HONEYWELL/FOGG EXAMINER NGUYEN, NAM V

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Prescott 11/128,035 SPAHN 102(b)/103(a) ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC EXAMINER NGUYEN, VU Q

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