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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte CHARTIER et al 12/028,932 SMITH 103(a) American Air Liquide, Inc. EXAMINER NGUYEN, HAIDUNG D

1771 Ex Parte Schweickhardt 11/007,024 TIMM 103(a) Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C. EXAMINER VASISTH, VISHAL V

[T]he combination is more than just a simple substitution of one known equivalent for another. The Examiner’s “recognized equivalents” rationale is inadequate given the differences between the products of the references.

AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Reeves et al 10/892,731 NAGUMO 103(a) ABEL LAW GROUP, LLP EXAMINER TALBOT, BRIAN K

1788 Ex Parte Efremova et al 11/413,876 COLAIANNI 103(a)/nonstatutory obviousness-type double patenting KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER VO, HAI

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Winkler et al 10/285,939 HOMERE 103(a) MHKKG / GLOBALFOUNDRIES EXAMINER CLEARY, THOMAS J

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Honcharenko 10/424,693 DIXON 112(1)/103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER LEE, JUSTIN YE

REHEARING

DENIED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3651 Ex Parte 6328180 et al Ex parte Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc. Appellant and Patent Owner 90/010,115 09/172,556 TURNER 103(a) DOCKET CLERK EXAMINER JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original EXAMINER NOLAND, KENNETH W

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