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Thursday, March 31, 2011

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Heeger et al 11/193,318 ADAMS 103(a) BOZICEVIC, FIELD & FRANCIS LLP EXAMINER CROW, ROBERT THOMAS

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Bera et al 10/418,996 FRANKLIN 102(e)/103(a) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX EXAMINER GRAMAGLIA, MAUREEN

1727 Ex Parte Park et al 11/834,335
COLAIANNI 103(a) CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP EXAMINER SCULLY, STEVEN M

1729 Ex Parte Fujikawa et al 11/339,617
FRANKLIN 103(a) MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER CHUO, TONY SHENG HSIANG

1733 Ex Parte Wickersham et al 11/055,535
FRANKLIN 103(a) Cabot Corporation/ LAK EXAMINER ROE, JESSEE RANDALL

1785 Ex Parte Schoela et al 10/510,963
COLAIANNI 102(b)/103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER JOY, DAVID J

1788 Ex Parte Kaminsky et al 10/425,005
SMITH 103(a) Paul A. Leipold Eastman Kodak CompanyEXAMINER NORDMEYER, PATRICIA L

1798 Ex Parte Taylor 11/072,683
SMITH 103(a) FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY EXAMINER PIZIALI, ANDREW T

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Gonzalez et al 11/471,236 KRIVAK 103(a) Michael G. Fletcher FLETCHER YODER EXAMINER WEISS, HOWARD

2816 Ex Parte Boerstler et al 11/109,090
MacDONALD 102(b)/103(a) IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. EXAMINER ALMO, KHAREEM E

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1796 Ex Parte Verleysen 10/589,306 PAK 103(a) FINA TECHNOLOGY INC EXAMINER LU, C CAIXIA

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Hoffmann et al 10/221,268 BOALICK 102(e)/103(a) LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP EXAMINER HSU, ALPUS

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2832 Ex Parte Ludwig 10/702,262 JEFFERY 102(b)/103(a) Lester F. Ludwig EXAMINER FLETCHER, MARLON T

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Sullivan et al 11/517,723 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC EXAMINER BUCKLE JR, JAMES J

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3653 Ex parte Coinstar, Inc. Appellant and Patent Owner 90/008,683 6,863,168 TURNER 103(a) PATENT OWNER: PERKINS COIE LLP PATENT-SEA THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE PLLCEXAMINER FOSTER, JIMMY G original EXAMINER BEAUCHAINE, MARK J

REHEARING DENIED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3616 ELESYS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Requester, Respondent v. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant 95/001,012 and 90/008,351 6,942,248 SONG 103(a) Patent Owner: BRIAN ROFFE, ESQ Third Party Requester: BRINKS, HOFER, GILSON, & LIONE EXAMINER KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original EXAMINER TO, TOAN C

EXAMINER REVERSED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2776 Ex parte NETJUMPER SOFTWARE, LLC. 90/010,014 5,890,172 EASTHOM 305/112(1)/102(a)/103(a) Brooks Kushman, PC Third Party Requester: John A. Dragseth Fish & Richardson, PC EXAMINER BANANKHAH, MAJID A original EXAMINER HONG, STEPHEN S

REHEARING DENIED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2835 RIOUX VISION, INC. Requester v. Patent of FLO HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, LLC Patent Owner 95/000,251 6,721,178 DELMENDO 102(a)/103(a) Patent Owner: HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. Third-Party Requester: TOWNSEND AND TOWNSEND AND CREW LLP EXAMINER ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original EXAMINER DATSKOVSKIY, MICHAIL V

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Rothenburger et al 11/188,444 GRIMES 112(1)/102(b)/103(a) ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. EXAMINER KLINKEL, KORTNEY L

1612 Ex Parte Hughes et al 11/364,687 GREEN 103(a) ALLERGAN, INC. EXAMINER WEBB, WALTER E

1619 Ex Parte Ghosh et al 11/334,928 GREEN 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER KASSA, TIGABU

1648 Ex Parte Breimer et al 10/555,577 PRATS 112(1) Mandel & Adriano EXAMINER BLUMEL, BENJAMIN P

1655 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11/122,265 ADAMS 102(b)/103(a) THORPE NORTH & WESTERN, LLP. EXAMINER DAVIS, DEBORAH A

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Maguire et al 11/414,284 FRANKLIN 102(b)/103(a) ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC EXAMINER MARKOFF, ALEXANDER

1713 Ex Parte Fernandez et al 11/518,890 SMITH 112(2)/103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER NORTON, NADINE GEORGIANNA

1716 Ex Parte Coburn 10/732,966 COLAIANNI 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. EXAMINER MACARTHUR, SYLVIA

1716 Ex Parte Chen et al 10/732,966 COLAIANNI 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. EXAMINER MACARTHUR, SYLVIA

1716 Ex Parte Wang 11/029,191 COLAIANNI 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) COHEN, PONTANI, LIEBERMAN & PAVANE LLP EXAMINER OLSEN, ALLAN W

1728 Ex Parte He et al 10/897,268 WARREN 102(b)/102(a)/103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) EXAMINER BARTON, JEFFREY THOMAS

1733 Ex Parte Yuse et al 11/317,174 FRANKLIN 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER YEE, DEBORAH

1733 Ex Parte White 11/280,711 GARRIS 103(a) GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C EXAMINER ROE, JESSEE RANDALL

1733 Ex Parte YOSHIHARA 11/276,842 COLAIANNI 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER YEE, DEBORAH

1734 Ex Parte Johansson 11/228,475 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) KENYON & KENYON LL EXAMINER NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1735 Ex Parte Streubel 12/383,234 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB EXAMINER LIN, KUANG Y

1762 Ex Parte Lin et al 11/339,129 FRANKLIN 103(a) BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS, INC. EXAMINER YOON, TAE H

1764 Ex Parte Roher et al 11/231,984 COLAIANNI 103(a) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP EXAMINER KHAN, AMINA S

1766 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 11/583,251 ADAMS 102(b)/103(a) CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ LLP EXAMINER KAHN, RACHEL

1767 Ex Parte Cummings et al 11/780,819 COLAIANNI 103(a) INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L. EXAMINER EASHOO, MARK

1782 Ex Parte Lehman 10/902,300 COLAIANNI 103(a) WOODCOCK WASHBURN LLP EXAMINER PATTERSON, MARC A

1782 Ex Parte Hiscock 11/068,624 FRANKLIN 103(a) Solae, LLC EXAMINER AUGHENBAUGH, WALTER

1785 Ex Parte Chen 11/053,730 COLAIANNI 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER SHEWAREGED, BETELHEM

1789 Ex Parte Lamp et al 11/358,764 ADAMS 103(a) FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY EXAMINER TRAN LIEN, THUY

1789 Ex Parte Covelli et al 10/814,219 PRATS 103(a) Deborah A. Peacock Peacock Myers, P.C. EXAMINER HEGGESTAD, HELEN F

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2129 Ex Parte Sun et al 11/171,388 BLANKENSHIP 101/112(1) Whitham, Curtis, & Christofferson, P.C. EXAMINER STARKS, WILBERT L

2158 Ex Parte Bates 11/008,807 JEFFERY 103(a) WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, L.L.P. (IBM) EXAMINER BOCCIO, VINCENT F

2176 Ex Parte Keane et al 10/384,507 BLANKENSHIP 103(a) VISTA PRINT USA, INC. EXAMINER HUTTON JR, WILLIAM D

2186 Ex Parte Mathieu et al 11/121,412 BLANKENSHIP 101/103(a) RSW IPLAW DEPARTMENT IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER SCHNEE, HAL W

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Shintani et al 10/622,876 MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY EXAMINER HUYNH, SON P

2462 Ex Parte Cummings et al 10/228,288 HOFF 103(a) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. EXAMINER MILLS, DONALD L

2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Flick 10/153,101 NAPPI 103(a) ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST P.A. EXAMINER HOLLOWAY III, EDWIN C

2614 Ex Parte Reus 10/959,461 MacDONALD 102(e)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER PATEL, HEMANT SHANTILAL

2617 Ex Parte Allen et al 11/058,113 SAADAT 102(b)/103(a) TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED C/O WAGNER BLECHER EXAMINER RAMPURIA, SHARAD K

2617 Ex Parte Lohtaja et al 10/168,051 MacDONALD 103(a) Harrington & SMith , Attorneys At Law, LLC EXAMINER KIM, WESLEY LEO

2625 Ex Parte Wong et al 10/456,234 MacDONALD 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER MCLEAN, NEIL R

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2823 Ex Parte Yau et al 10/756,122 ROBERTSON 103(a) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX EXAMINER MALDONADO, JULIO J

2833 Ex Parte Verdon et al 11/424,046 MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) GRIFFIN & SZIPL, PC EXAMINER COLLINS, JASON M

2839 Ex Parte Flickinger et al 10/706,748 MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) The Whitaker Corporation EXAMINER DINH, PHUONG K

2876 Ex Parte Ishibashi et al 11/021,187 MacDONALD 102(e)/103(a) HAMILTON & TERRILE, LLP IBM RSW EXAMINER KIM, AHSHIK

2894 Ex Parte Park et al 10/604,912 ROBERTSON 102(b) FREDERICK W. GIBB, III Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC EXAMINER KEBEDE, BROOK

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Sencaj et al 10/732,971 McCARTHY 102(b) Delphi Technologies, Inc. EXAMINER TO, TUAN C

3673 Ex Parte Obernyer et al 11/824,901 LEE 103(a) JOHNS MANVILLE EXAMINER
KELLEHER, WILLIAM J

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 PAULSEN.pdf 11/085,933 TIERNEY 103(a) Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - IGT EXAMINER RUSTEMEYER, MALINA K

3766 Ex Parte Schulman et al 10/997,398 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH EXAMINER SARCIONE, JESSICA LYNN

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1642 Ex Parte Scholl et al 11/830,625 WALSH concurring ADAMS 103(a) MYRIAD GENETICS INC. EXAMINER AEDER, SEAN E

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Augustine 11/346,500 HANLON 103(a) LyondellBasell Industries EXAMINER HAILEY, PATRICIA L

See In re Slocombe, 510 F.2d 1398, 1404 (CCPA 1975) (catalytic effects are a particularly unpredictable aspect of chemistry). For this reason, the § 103(a) rejection will be reversed.

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2176 Ex Parte Bravery et al 10/976,262 STEPHENS 102(b) IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC EXAMINER HUTTON JR, WILLIAM D

2184 Ex Parte Ellis et al 10/946,922 HOMERE 103(a) Duke W Yee Yee & Associates, P.C. EXAMINER NAM, HYUN

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Wand et al 10/268,263 HUGHES 102(e) SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P.
(MICROSOFT CORPORATION) EXAMINER PATEL, DHAIRYA A

Anticipation by inherent disclosure is “appropriate only when the reference discloses prior art that must necessarily include the unstated limitation;” otherwise, the reference “cannot inherently anticipate the claims.” Transclean Corp. v. Bridgewood Servs., Inc., 290 F.3d 1364, 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (citation omitted); see In re Robertson, 169 F.3d 743, 745 (Fed. Cir. 1999).

Robertson, In re, 169 F.3d 743, 49 USPQ2d 1949 (Fed. Cir. 1999) . . . . 2112, 2114, 2163, 2163.07(a)


2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Centanni et al 10/734,803 SAADAT 103(a) WALL & TONG, LLP/
ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. EXAMINER CURS, NATHAN M

2617 Ex Parte Borjesson 10/534,139 SAADAT 102(b)/103(a) MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC EXAMINER TORRES, MARCOS L

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Gade et al 10/696,517 O’NEILL 102(b) DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC EXAMINER MANCHO, RONNIE M

3671 Ex Parte Broadway 10/173,937 PATE III 103(a) Johnnie B. Broadway III EXAMINER
HARTMANN, GARY S

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Fehrle et al 11/351,087 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) STRIKER, STRIKER & STENBY EXAMINER LOW, LINDSAY M

3724 Ex Parte Fleming et al 10/421,025 STAICOVICI 103(a) SANDIA CORPORATION EXAMINER PAYER, HWEI SIU CHOU

3761 Ex Parte Sawyer et al 11/026,879 O’NEILL 102(b)/103(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER STEPHENS, JACQUELINE F

3761 Ex Parte Tachauer et al 10/703,696 KERINS 102(b)/103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) EXAMINER STEPHENS, JACQUELINE F

3782 Ex Parte Vilacha Zanoni et al 09/745,098 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) David C. Jenkins
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC EXAMINER NEWHOUSE, NATHAN JEFFREY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Day et al 10/955,737 JEFFERY 103(a) IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER LE, HUNG D

2193 Ex Parte Lutz et al 10/999,154 DIXON 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC EXAMINER
YAARY, MICHAEL D

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Anderson 10/080,671 DIXON 102(e)/103(a) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. EXAMINER PATEL, CHIRAG R

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Dulka et al 11/024,952 BARRETT Concurring-in-Part PATE III 112(1)/103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER MONDT, JOHANNES P

Appellants argue that this Board has “specifically condoned sub-generic additions where a genus including the sub-generic element and multiple species within the sub-generic element were originally disclosed, as long as the sub-generic element is reasonably communicated to those skilled in the art.” App. Br. 8 (citing Ex parte Sorenson, 3 USPQ2d 1462 (BPAI 1987)). ... As such, we cannot find by a preponderance of the evidence that one of ordinary skill would fail to recognize that Appellants had possession of the scope now claimed as of the time of the filing of the application.

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2616 BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC. CISCO LINKSYS LLC D-LINK SYSTEMS, INC. AND NETGEAR, INC. Requester and Appellant v. OPTIMUMPATH, LLC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95/001,089 7,035,281 SIU 102/103/312/313/315 PATENT OWNER: TONY D. ALEXANDER TECHNOLOGY LEGAL COUNSEL LLC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP EXAMINER HUGHES, DEANDRA M original EXAMINER NGUYEN, TOAN D

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Curatolo et al 09/770,562 ADAMS 102(a)/102(b)/103(a) CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP EXAMINER FUBARA, BLESSING M

1653 Ex Parte McCafferty 10/444,117 MILLS 103(a) DANN, DORFMAN, HERRELL & SKILLMAN EXAMINER MARTIN, PAUL C

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Strang 10/469,592 HANLON 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER MOORE, KARLA A

1761 Ex Parte Janssen 10/587,267 NAGUMO 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC EXAMINER
SZEKELY, PETER A

1771 Ex Parte Merrill 10/793,005 FRANKLIN 102(b)/103(a) FINA TECHNOLOGY INC EXAMINER BOYER, RANDY

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Kleewein et al 10/711,808 DANG 103(a) IP AUTHORITY, LLC RAMRAJ SOUNDARARAJAN EXAMINER MORRISON, JAY A

2171 Ex Parte Friedman et al 09/997,713 JEFFERY 103(a) BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. EXAMINER BAUTISTA, XIOMARA L

2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Harris 10/846,848 HOFF 102(b)/103(a) O'Shea Getz P.C. EXAMINER ENSEY, BRIAN

2626 Ex Parte Mills et al 10/188,152 NAPPI 103(a) AT&T Legal Department - JW EXAMINER YEN, ERIC L

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Melichar 11/081,979 SAADAT 103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER TORRES RUIZ, JOHALI ALEJANDRA

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Beck 10/473,525 WALSH 103(a) CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ LLP EXAMINER JEAN-LOUIS, SAMIRA JM

1633 Ex Parte Shepard 11/369,962 MILLS 103(a) DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP EXAMINER
LEAVITT, MARIA

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1781 Ex Parte Kweldam 10/502,108 HASTINGS 103(a) THOMAS, KAYDEN, HORSTEMEYER & RISLEY, LLP EXAMINER BEKKER, KELLY JO

1785 Ex Parte Do et al 11/084,402 WARREN 102(e)/103(a) MARLIN KNIGHT EXAMINER RICKMAN, HOLLY C

1792 Ex Parte Nakamura et al 11/273,332 WARREN 103(a) SUGHRUE-265550 EXAMINER FORD, NATHAN K

1798 Ex Parte Efremova et al 11/260,356 PAK 103(a) Christopher M. Goff (27839) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP EXAMINER COLE, ELIZABETH M

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2170 Ex Parte Bhanu et al 10/724,843 NAPPI 103(a) WOLF GREENFIELD (Microsoft Corporation) EXAMINER LIU, LIN

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Guingo et al 10/733,393 STEPHENS 101/102(b)/102(e)/103(a) KRAMER & AMADO, P.C. EXAMINER ANWARI, MACEEH

2452 Ex Parte Cobb et al 11/338,560 KRIVAK 103(a) WINDER, PATRICE L EXAMINER WINDER, PATRICE L

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Kaneyama 11/102,483 KRIVAK 103(a) THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. EXAMINER JOHNSTON, PHILLIP A

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte Berkooz et al 11/554,735 CRAWFORD 102(b) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL EXAMINER CRAWLEY, TALIA F

3629 Ex Parte Walding et al 11/139,215 CRAWFORD 103(a) BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C. EXAMINER EVANS, KIMBERLY L

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Sasaki et al 11/044,291 McCARTHY 103(a) LOWE HAUPTMAN HAM & BERNER, LLP EXAMINER HAND, MELANIE JO

3752 Ex Parte Williams 10/081,419 BAHR 112(2)/101/103(a) SHAPER ILER LLP EXAMINER GANEY, STEVEN J

3767 Ex Parte Young et al 12/103,325 SONG 103(a) BRINKS HOFER GILSON &
LIONE/INDY/COOK EXAMINER SCOTT, BRANDY C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Kimmet 11/069,252 McCARTHY 102(b)/112(2) STEPHEN G. KIMMET EXAMINER PATEL, KIRAN B

3629 Ex Parte Shin et al 10/856,263 DANG 102(b) BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C. EXAMINER EVANS, KIMBERLY L

3623 Ex Parte Worcester 11/117,885 CRAWFORD 112(2)/103(a) DUKE W. YEE YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. EXAMINER STERRETT, JONATHAN G

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Schwenk 10/853,391 PATE III 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC EXAMINER EKIERT, TERESA M

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING DENIED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1761 FORWARD FOODS, LLC, Requester and Respondent v. PROTEIN BAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,311 6,827,955 LEBOVITZ 103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI, P.C. FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN, LLP EXAMINER HUANG, EVELYN MEI original EXAMINER WEIER, ANTHONY J

REHEARING DENIED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1761 FORWARD FOODS, LLC, Requester and Respondent v. Patent of PROTEIN BAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,310 6,830,766 LEBOVITZ 103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI, P.C. FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN, LLP EXAMINER HUANG, EVELYN MEI original EXAMINER WEIER, ANTHONY J

EXAMINER REVERSED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1307 Ex parte Jens Erik Sorensen (as Trustee of Sorenson Research & Development Trust), Patent Owner and Appellant 90/008,775 & 90/008,976 4,935,184 ROBERTSON 103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ARNOLD TURK, ESQ. GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN P.L.C. EXAMINER
DIAMOND, ALAN D original EXAMINER HEITBRINK, JILL LYNNE

EXAMINER AFFIRMED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2742 Ex parte RONALD A. KATZ TECHNOLOGY LICENSING L.P. Appellant 90/008,039 5,815,551 BOALICK 102(b)/103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: REENA KUYPER, ESQ. BYARD NILSSON, ESQ. FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: JOHN L. WELSH WELSH & FLAXMAN LLC EXAMINER KIELIN , ERIC J original EXAMINER BROWN, THOMAS

EXAMINER AFFIRMED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2141 F5 NETWORKS, INC. Respondent v. RADWARE, LTD. Patent Owner, Appellant 95/000075 6,718,359 EASTHOM 102(e)/103(a) Matthew T. Byrne Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP Third Party Requester: Bruce E. Black Darby and Darby, PC EXAMINER LUU, LE HIEN original EXAMINER COULTER, KENNETH R

Appellant’s new arguments do not respond to a new point raised by the Examiner’s Answer, and as such, are untimely and deemed waived. See Ex parte Borden, 93 USPQ2d 1473 (informative) (BPAI 2010); accord MPEP § 2675 (“It is essential that the [BPAI] should be provided with a brief fully stating the position of the appellant . . . . The fact that appellant may consider a ground or determination to be clearly improper does not justify a failure on the part of the appellant to point out to the Board the argument, i.e., reasons, for that view.”); 37 CFR § 41.71 (b)(1) (“The rebuttal brief of the owner may be directed to the examiner’s answer and/or any respondent brief.”).

AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte AmRhein et al 10/885,843 SMITH 103(a) KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP EXAMINER CHANDRA, SATISH

1735 Ex Parte Hochsmann 10/559,920 WARREN 103(a) DOBRUSIN & THENNISCH PC EXAMINER KERNS, KEVIN P

1762 Ex Parte Gray et al 11/471,996 SMITH 112(2)/102(e)/102(b) FINA TECHNOLOGY INC EXAMINER RABAGO, ROBERTO

1765 Ex Parte Zhao et al 11/745,920 GRIMES 112(2)/102(b) KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP EXAMINER COONEY, JOHN M

1767 Ex Parte Kanouni et al 11/521,331 GARRIS 103(a) BASF Corporation EXAMINER EASHOO, MARK

1771 Ex Parte Kelly et al 11/453,360 HANLON 102(b)/103(a) FINA TECHNOLOGY INC EXAMINER SINGH, PREM C

1789 Ex Parte Taylor et al 11/429,507 GRIMES 102(b)/103(a)/112(1) Technology Advancement Labs LLC EXAMINER TRAN LIEN, THUY

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Wright 10/756,598 DANG 102(b)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER MITCHELL, JASON D

2193 Ex Parte Mouttet 11/395,232 JEFFERY 103(a) Blaise Mouttet EXAMINER DO, CHAT C

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Hensbergen et al 10/165,066 COURTENAY 103(a) IBM CORPORATION (MH) c/o MITCH HARRIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, L.L.C. EXAMINER BIAGINI, CHRISTOPHER D

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte DeLine 10/708,433 MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC EXAMINER TORRES, MARCOS L

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Robertsson 11/568,803 MacDONALD 102(b) WesternGeco L.L.C. EXAMINER LE, TOAN M

2894 Ex Parte Leedy 10/379,820 EASTHOM 102(b)/103(a) MICHAEL J. URE EXAMINER
PHAM, THANH V

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Hanson 11/448,498 BAHR 103(a) DEERE & COMPANY EXAMINER
COOLMAN, VAUGHN

3641 Ex Parte Weir 10/906,190 PATE III 102(a) STOCKWELL & SMEDLEY, PSC EXAMINER
TROY, DANIEL J

3656 Ex Parte Cooper et al 10/795,137 TIERNEY 102(a)/103(a) Carlson, Gaskey, & Olds, P.C./Sikorsky EXAMINER BOES, TERENCE

3657 Ex Parte Ogura et al 10/474,590 LEE 103(a) FAY SHARPE LLP EXAMINER
NGUYEN, XUAN LAN T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Crow 10/998,454 LEE 103(a) SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC EXAMINER
BOUCHELLE, LAURA A

3775 Ex Parte Davison 10/689,487 WALSH 103(a) SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC EXAMINER WOODALL, NICHOLAS W

REISSUE

2600 Communications
2629 Ex Parte Williams 12/268,336 6,956,564 NAPPI 103(a) Apple Inc. EXAMINER NGUYEN, KEVIN M

Monday, March 28, 2011

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1638 Ex Parte Delannay et al 10/832,441 WALSH 103(a) ARNOLD & PORTER LLP EXAMINER ROBINSON, KEITH O NEAL

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1774 Ex Parte Maquin et al 10,998,915 KRATZ 102(b)/103(a) SUGHRUE MION, PLLC EXAMINER SEIFU, LESSANEWORK T

1789 Ex parte ADELMO MONSALVE-GONZALEZ and Aruna Prakash 10/005,052 NAGUMO 103(a) GENERAL MILLS, INC. EXAMINER TRAN LIEN, THUY

1721 Ex Parte Veregin et al 11/159,177 OWENS 103(a) OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC. EXAMINER RODEE, CHRISTOPHER D

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1505 Ex parte KRATON POLYMERS U.S. LLC Appellant 90/008,018 RE 39,559 E 5,393,843 DELMENDO 102(b)/103(a) PATENT OWNER: KRATON POLYMERS U.S. LLC THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: MICHAEL B. FEIN COZEN O’CONNOR, P.C.EXAMINER JOHNSON, JERRY D original EXAMINER LIPMAN, BERNARD

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3662 Ex parte QUALCOMM INCORPORATED 90/008,597 6,677,894 EASTHOM 112(1)/102(e)/103(a) Qualcomm Incorporated Third Party Requester: Jeffrey E. Young, Esq. Alston & Bird, LLP EXAMINER CHOI, WOO H original EXAMINER ISSING, GREGORY C

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2877 Ex parte ALEKSANDR L. YUFA 90/008,387 6,346,983 SIU 112(1)/103(a) PATENT OWNER: ALEKSANDR L. YUFA THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KENNETH L. CAGE, ESQ. MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER PEIKARI, BEHZAD original EXAMINER ROSENBERGER, RICHARD A

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1639 Ex Parte Matsui et al 11/952,609 WALSH 103(a)/non-statutory obviousness-type double patenting MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER LUNDGREN, JEFFREY S

1639 Ex Parte MATSUI et al 11/952,632 WALSH 103(a)/ non-statutory obviousness-type double patenting MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER LUNDGREN, JEFFREY S

2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Bauer 10/198,864 SAADAT 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER KAU, STEVEN Y

Where a rejection is based on a combination of references, the order in which prior art references are cited to the Applicant is of no significance, but merely a matter of exposition. In re Bush, 296 F.2d 491, 496 (CCPA 1961).

2627 Ex Parte Garcia 11/145,039 MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) PATENT, COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK LAW GROUP EXAMINER MILLER, BRIAN E

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Byers et al 09/892,800 FETTING 103(a) Lawson, & Persson, P.C. EXAMINER THEIN, MARIA TERESA T

Friday, March 25, 2011

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Bayer et al 10/538,519 OWENS 103(a) KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER SAAD, ERIN BARRY

1733 Ex Parte Brodt et al 10/527,721 GAUDETTE 102(e)/103(a) PATENT CENTRAL LLC Stephan A. Pendorf EXAMINER YANG, JIE

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Pagan 10/602,425 COURTENAY 102(e)/103(a) STREETS & STEELE - IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER NUNEZ, JORDANY

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Chiu 10/180,170 DIXON 103(a) Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. EXAMINER DAFTUAR, SAKET K

2481 Ex Parte Nishikawa et al 11/059,808 HAHN 102(e)/103(a) Dickstein Shapiro LLP EXAMINER CHIO, TAT CHI

2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Lyon et al 11/284,494 MacDONALD 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER LABBEES, EDNY

2629 Ex Parte Credelle et al 10/455,925 KRIVAK 103(a) Innovation Counsel LLP EXAMINER XIAO, KE

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Ball 10/290,778 O’NEILL 102(b)/103(a) ZARLEY LAW FIRM P.L.C. EXAMINER COOLMAN, VAUGHN

3634 Ex Parte Belokin et al 11/367,741 O’NEILL 103(a) JACK A. KANZ EXAMINER RAMSEY, JEREMY C

In relying on a combination of prior art references, the Examiner’s proposed modification cannot render a prior art reference unsatisfactory for its intended purpose. In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900, 902 (Fed. Cir. 1984).

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

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Carstens 11/311,774 SONG 103(a) Hasse & Nesbitt LLC EXAMINER TOMPKINS, ALISSA JILL

3716 Ex Parte Mincey et al 11/129,038 McCARTHY 103(a) STEPTOE & JOHNSON, LLP EXAMINER RUSTEMEYER, MALINA K

3711
Ex Parte Rooney 11/230,208 McCARTHY 103(a) DARDI & HERBERT, PLLC EXAMINER CEGIELNIK, URSZULA M

3761
Ex Parte Van Gompel et al 10/325,500 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER CHAPMAN, GINGER T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2185 Ex Parte Guthrie et al 11/056,721 HOMERE 102(e)/103(a) IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. EXAMINER SAVLA, ARPAN P

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Hauer et al 10/684,464 STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) SUGHRUE MION, PLLC EXAMINER KATCHEVES, BASIL S

REEXAMINATION

REQUEST FOR REHEARING GRANTED


3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1753 Ex parte CIMA LABORATORIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 90/007,684 and 90/008,133 6,042,981 LEBOVITZ Concurring TIERNEY LANE 102(a,e,b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP EXAMINER HUANG, EVELYN MEI original EXAMINER RODEE, CHRISTOPHER D

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1615 KV PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY Requester and Respondent v. Patent of CIMA LABORATORIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,160 6,221,392 LEBOVITZ Concurring TIERNEY LANE 314(a)/112(1)/112(2)/102(a,e,b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP EXAMINER HUANG, EVELYN MEI original EXAMINER SPEAR, JAMES M

REQUEST FOR REHEARING DENIED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3752 Ex parte RPM SOLUTIONS, INC. 90/007,333 6,659,375 SONG 112/102 CAESAR, RIVISE, BERNSTEIN, COHEN & POKOTILOW, LTD. cc Third Party Requester: Edward J. Kondracki MILES & STOCKBRIDGE PC EXAMINER KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original EXAMINER EVANS, ROBIN OCTAVIA

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1657 Ex Parte Doyle et al 11/595,530 MILLS 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANYEXAMINER GITOMER, RALPH J

1634 Ex Parte Uhlmann et al 10/823,784 GRIMES 103(a) JOYCE VON NATZMER PEQUIGNOT + MYERS LLC EXAMINER SHAW, AMANDA MARIE

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Pushpavanam et al 11/019,943 HANLON 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC EXAMINER PHASGE, ARUN S

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Shepard et al 10/610,534 JEFFERY 102(e)/103(a) VERIZON EXAMINER QUELER, ADAM M

2192 Ex Parte Barman et al 10/112,695 HOMERE 102(b)/103(a) Charles D. McClung Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, LLP EXAMINER DAO, THUY CHAN

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the on-sale bar is triggered if the invention is both (1) the subject of a commercial offer for sale not primarily for experimental purposes, and (2) ready for patenting. Pfaff v. Wells Elec., Inc., 525 U.S. 55, 67 (1998); see also MPEP § 2133.03(b), 8th ed., Rev. 7, July 2008. Traditional contract law principles are applied when determining whether a commercial offer for sale has occurred. See Linear Tech. Corp. v. Micrel, Inc., 275 F.3d 1040, 1048 (Fed. Cir. 2001), petition for cert. filed, 71 USLW 3093 (Jul. 03, 2002) (No. 02-39); Group One, Ltd. v. Hallmark Cards, Inc., 254 F.3d 1041, 1047 (Fed. Cir. 2001). The Federal Circuit in Group One noted that “[o]nly an offer which rises to the level of a commercial offer for sale, one which the other party could make into a binding contract by simple acceptance (assuming consideration), constitutes an offer for sale under §102(b).” 254 F.3d at 1048.


Pfaff v. Wells Elecs., Inc., 525 U.S. 55, 48 USPQ2d 1641 (1998) . . . . . . . . . . . 706.02(l)(2), 2133.03(b), 2133.03(c), 2163, 2163.02

Linear Tech. Corp. v. Micrel, Inc., 275 F.3d 1040, 61 USPQ2d 1225 (Fed. Cir. 2001). . . . . . . . . . .2133.03(b)

Group One, Ltd. v. Hallmark Cards, Inc., 254 F.3d 1041, 59 USPQ2d 1121 (Fed. Cir. 2001).. . . . 2133.03(b)

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3737 Ex Parte Kenny 11/134,011 McCARTHY 101/112(1)/102(b)/103(a) Bernard S. Hoffman EXAMINER SMITH, RUTH S

3763
Ex Parte Lebel et al 09/768,196 STAICOVICI 103(a) Foley & Lardner LLP EXAMINER
DESANTO, MATTHEW F

3751
Ex Parte Toscano et al 11/175,661 McCARTHY 103(a) International Truck Intellectual Property Company EXAMINER ARNETT, NICOLAS ALLEN

REHEARING DENIED

2600 Communications

2617 Ex Parte Heidloff et al 10/989,037 RUGGIERO 103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & PAUL, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG EXAMINER CAI, WAYNE HUU