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Monday, April 9, 2012

thorner, ellis, leimkuhler, ksr

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Selvamanickam et al 11/324,511 DELMENDO 103(a) LARSON NEWMAN, LLP EXAMINER TALBOT, BRIAN K

2100 Computer Architecture and Software

2191 Ex Parte Sattler et al 11/026,056 WINSOR 103(a) KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER RAMPURIA, SATISH

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3736 Ex Parte Tuma et al 10/701,367 McCOLLUM 102(b) RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP EXAMINER HOEKSTRA, JEFFREY GERBEN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Miller et al 10/530,922 PER CURIAM 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(B) 102(b)/103(a) KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER GANEY, STEVEN J

See, e.g., Thorner v. Sony Computer Entm’t Am. LLC, 669 F.3d 1362, 1366-67 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (“[W]e do not redefine words. Only the patentee can do that. To constitute disclaimer, there must be a clear and unmistakable disclaimer.”).


AFFIRMED

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte Jackson 10/958,743 BONILLA 103(a) John C. McMahon EXAMINER HOFFMAN, MARY C

In any event, patent classification is not dispositive to the issue of whether Reese relates to non-analogous art. See In re Ellis, 476 F.2d 1370, 1372 (C.C.P.A. 1973) (stating that while USPTO classification may provide “some evidence of ‘non-analogy,’ … the similarities and differences in structure and function of the inventions disclosed in the references to carry far greater weight.”) (emphasis in original).

Ellis, In re, 476 F.2d 1370, 177 USPQ 526 (CCPA 1973) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2141.01(a)


As pointed out by our colleagues in Ex parte James K. Leimkuhler, 2012 WL 684058 (B.P.A.I. February 28, 2012), the KSR Supreme Court decision is relevant to the analogous prior art inquiry.

KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 USPQ2d 1385 (2007) . . . . . . . . .2141 to 2145, 2216, 2242, 2286, 2616, 2642, 2686.04

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