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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

omega, engel

REVERSED

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Geiner et al 10/818,072 DESHPANDE 101/102(b)/103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG EXAMINER PULLIAM, CHRISTYANN R

2189 Ex Parte Rickard et al 11/145,403 HOMERE 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50 (b) 112(2)/112(1) Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, P.C. EXAMINER VO, THANH DUC

Silence in the Specification does not meet the written description requirement for a negative limitation. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has determined that an express intent to confer on the claim language the novel meaning imparted by the negative limitation is required, such as an express disclaimer or independent lexicography in the written description that provides support for the negative limitation. Omega Engineering, Inc, v. Raytek Corp., 334 F.3d 1314, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (citations omitted).

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Dorenbosch et al 10/147,586 DANG 102(e) MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC EXAMINER NGUYEN, THUONG

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Rudin 10/563,679 CALDWELL 102(b)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER VIEIRA, DIANA C

2858 Ex Parte Kinoshita et al 10/934,705 DIXON 102(b)/103(a) KUBOVCIK & KUBOVCIK EXAMINER FANTU, YALKEW

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Bosma 10/511,582 FREDMAN 112(1)/112(2)/103(a) YOUNG & THOMPSON EXAMINER NGUYEN, SON T

3689 Ex Parte Torrens-Burton 10/045,134 MOHANTY 103(a) IBM Corporation EXAMINER FISHER, MICHAEL J

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Danitz et al 10/861,757 MILLS 103(a) BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. EXAMINER DOWE, KATHERINE MARIE

3742 Ex Parte Schneider 10/905,418 McCARTHY 112(1)/112(2)/102(b)/103(a) FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) EXAMINER VAN, QUANG T

See Engel Indus., Inc. v. Lockformer Co., 96 F.3d 1398, 1404-05 (Fed. Cir. 1996) (construing separate claim elements as reciting separate structures).

3745 Ex Parte Hoos 11/189,633 ASTORINO 103(a) Michael R. Hull Miller, Matthias & Hull EXAMINER LESLIE, MICHAEL S

3763 Ex Parte Injev et al 11/746,685 GREEN 103(a) ALCON EXAMINER CHANDER, DIVA KAKAR

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Theobald et al 10/564,932 GRIMES 112(1)/103(a) Cathy R Moore Propat EXAMINER RAO, SAVITHA M

1655 Ex Parte Farzin-Nia et al 11/596,395 SCHEINER 103(a) BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH EXAMINER MI, QIUWEN

2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Sansone et al 10/673,794 JEFFERY 103(a) PITNEY BOWES INC. EXAMINER MEHMOOD, JENNIFER

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Kyle 11/233,847 ASTORINO 103(a) GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C EXAMINER COOLMAN, VAUGHN

3677 Ex Parte Chase 11/784,356 SPAHN 103(a) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. EXAMINER SULLIVAN, MATTHEW J

REHEARING

DENIED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Fournier et al 10/740,584 GUEST 103(a) BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC EXAMINER NGUYEN, PHU HOANG

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