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Thursday, May 31, 2012

REVERSED
1722 Ex Parte Chandrachood et al 11/044,358 GARRIS 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP Appm/NJ APPLIED MATERIALS INC RAYMOND, BRITTANY L

1725 Ex Parte Micallef 11/469,885 SMITH 102/103 JOSEPH MICALLEF TRINH, THANH TRUC

1727 Ex Parte Kitakami et al 11/032,691 HANLON 103 Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP HARRIS, GARY D

1727 Ex Parte Maeda 10/909,343 KIMLIN 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP ENIN-OKUT, EDU E

1733 Ex Parte Matera et al 11/121,440 WARREN 112(2)/102/103 Cabot Corporation, Law Department ROE, JESSEE RANDALL

1777 Ex Parte Breitenbach et al 10/508,483 OBERMANN 103 NOVAK DRUCE DELUCA + QUIGG LLP GAKH, YELENA G

1784 Ex Parte Koyama et al 10/535,242 KATZ 103 BACON & THOMAS SAMPLE, DAVID R

2162 Ex Parte Bouve et al 10/186,537 HOFF 103 LATHROP & GAGE LLP ALAM, SHAHID AL

2166 Ex Parte McNally et al 11/292,242 DANG 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

2444 Ex Parte Cupit 10/954,521 GONSALVES 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. CHEEMA, UMAR

2465 Ex Parte Kondo 11/176,205 KRIVAK 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC CAMPBELL, MATTHEW T

2478 Ex Parte Ogasawara et al 10/541,500 KRIVAK 103 Rader Fishman & Grauer LI, GUANG W

2617 Ex Parte Tiihonen et al 10/827,649 DROESCH 112(1) Slater & Matsil, L.L.P. MILLER, BRANDON J

3628 Ex Parte Haug 10/009,680 WOOD 102/103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP ALLEN, AKIBA KANELLE

3716 Ex Parte Jaffe et al 11/238,326 GREENHUT 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP RADA, ALEX P

3721 Ex Parte Wolf et al 11/807,678 KAUFFMAN 102/103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB CHUKWURAH, NATHANIEL C

3725 Ex Parte Heimann et al 11/821,803 BAUMEISTER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 KF ROSS PC EKIERT, TERESA M

3737 Ex Parte Salla et al 10/723,894 HORNER 112(1)/103/obviousness-type double patenting GE HEALTHCARE c/o FLETCHER YODER, PC MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI

3754 Ex Parte Gerondale 10/349,572 KERINS 103 ALLERGAN, INC. SHAVER, KEVIN P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1721 Ex Parte Megens 11/214,058 KRATZ 102/103 102 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) MCPHERSON, JOHN A

1722 Ex Parte Kasperchik et al 11/606,265 OBERMANN 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY JOHNSON, CONNIE P

1732 Ex Parte Gulla et al 11/789,986 KRATZ 103 103 ESCHWEILER & ASSOCIATES, LLC HAILEY, PATRICIA L

1777 Ex Parte Balogh et al 11/938,521 KIMLIN 103 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION XU, XIAOYUN

2184 Ex Parte Kwan 11/455,973 DESHPANDE 103 103 Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.P.A. SNYDER, STEVEN G

2625 Ex Parte Carroll 10/632,133 McNAMARA 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NGUYEN, ALLEN H

2833 Ex Parte Gutierrez et al 11/399,002 HOFF 102/103 102 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC CHUNG TRANS, XUONG MY

2835 Ex Parte Kuan et al 11/276,645 THOMAS 103 103 ISHIMARU & ASSOCIATES LLP NGO, HUNG V

2858 Ex Parte Taniguchi et al 11/372,228 KRIVAK 103 103 WHITHAM, CURTIS & CHRISTOFFERSON & COOK, P.C. VALONE, THOMAS F

3654 Ex Parte Swaybill et al 10/537,605 ABRAMS 103 103 CARLSON GASKEY & OLDS KRUER, STEFAN

3729 Ex Parte Lam et al 10/903,973 SIU 102/103 112(2) MERCHANT & GOULD PC KIM, PAUL D

3761 Ex Parte Olson et al 10/462,166 GREENHUT 103 103 ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP SU, SUSAN SHAN

AFFIRMED
1716 Ex Parte Suzuki et al 11/277,922 SMITH 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP (TOKYO ELECTRON) CHANDRA, SATISH

1743 Ex Parte Hernandez et al 12/185,915 SMITH 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON SANDERS, JAMES M

1774 Ex Parte Kihlberg et al 10/480,093 KATZ 103 GE HEALTHCARE, INC. LEUNG, JENNIFER A

1785 Ex Parte Deng et al 11/930,449 KIMLIN 103 ABEL LAW GROUP, LLP CHAU, LISA N

2117 Ex Parte LIU 12/727,084 MacDONALD 251 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 251 LOWE HAUPTMAN HAM & BERNER, LLP KERVEROS, DEMETRIOS C

2426 Ex Parte Brassil et al 10/838,578 HAHN 102/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. ALAM, MUSHFIKH I

2426 Ex Parte Wang et al 10/970,935 KRIVAK 102/103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. RABOVIANSKI, JIVKA A

2433 Ex Parte Cai et al 11/018,270 HUGHES 103 Werner Ulrich GOODCHILD, WILLIAM J

2434 Ex Parte Patariu et al 10/417,051 MORGAN 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. GEE, JASON KAI YIN

2445 Ex Parte Klug et al 10/570,005 HOFF 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION JAKOVAC, RYAN J

2448 Ex Parte Yang-Huffman et al 10/649,303 ARBES 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SHINGLES, KRISTIE D

2451 Ex Parte Morris 10/813,715 SAADAT 102 SCENERA RESEARCH, LLC DAFTUAR, SAKET K

2456 Ex Parte Ernest et al 10/660,337 DIXON 112(2) IBM CORPORATION BATES, KEVIN T

2462 Ex Parte Hou 10/748,223 HAHN 102/103 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. JUNTIMA, NITTAYA

2486 Ex Parte Bonnett 10/235,365 SAADAT 103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC VO, TUNG T

2612 Ex Parte Stewart et al 11/186,494 GONSALVES 112(2) 102/103 Zilka-Kotab, PC KHAN, OMER S

2628 Ex Parte Landschaft et al 11/143,911 DANG 103 HITT GAINES, PC LSI Corporation WANG, JIN CHENG

2629 Ex Parte Jeong 10/910,362 JEFFERY 112(1)/103 H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC CHOWDHURY, AFROZA Y

2876 Ex Parte Priya et al 11/344,578 HOFF 103 MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY LLP SAVUSDIPHOL, PAULTEP

2895 Ex Parte Weekamp et al 10/539,314 DROESCH 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS SINGAL, ANKUSH K

3682 Ex Parte Nicholson 11/254,624 CRAWFORD 103 FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P MYHRE, JAMES W

3695 Ex Parte Hoang 10/286,395 LORIN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 PERKINS COIE LLP CHENCINSKI, SIEGFRIED E

3715 Ex Parte Isenberg 10/107,872 PETRAVICK 103 David H. Chervitz MOSSER, KATHLEEN MICHELE

3715 Ex Parte Nerenberg 11/733,255 CRAWFORD 101 103 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS GEBREMICHAEL, BRUK A

3734 Ex Parte Parker et al 11/076,568 BONILLA 102/103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE/CHICAGO/COOK DOWE, KATHERINE MARIE

3743 Ex Parte Herbert 10/497,512 GREENHUT 103 PEARNE & GORDON LLP BASICHAS, ALFRED

3743 Zalman Tech Co. Requester v. Ching-Sung Kuo Patent Owner and Appellant 95/001,072 6,289,975 09/804,610 ROBERTSON 103 EASTWIND CONSULTANTS COMPANY LIMITED CLARKE, SARA SACHIE original FLANIGAN, ALLEN J

3765 Ex Parte Nair et al 11/513,471 GREENHUT 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. PATEL, TAJASH D

3767 Ex Parte Vanderveen et al 10/750,345 MARTIN 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP HALL, DEANNA K

3775 Ex Parte Biedermann et al 10/306,057 GREENHUT 103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP RAMANA, ANURADHA  

DENIED
1731 Ex Parte Olbert et al 10/504,848 SMITH 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. SMITH, JENNIFER A   DENIED

3629 Ex Parte Morsa 09/832,440 CRAWFORD 102/103 Steve Morsa OUELLETTE, JONATHAN P

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

staats, lighting world, farrenkopf

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Hatcher et al 10/616,884 SCHEINER 102(a)/102(b)/103(a) CANTOR COLBURN LLP YOUNG, MICAH PAUL

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Dewes et al 11/263,105 COLAIANNI 103(a) Delphi Technologies, Inc. VAN, LUAN V

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Chao et al 11/055,744 HUGHES 102(b)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY QUELER, ADAM M

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Harris 10/652,261 HAHN 103(a) SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/OPEN TV SALCE, JASON P

2442 Ex Parte Grumann et al 09/848,713 EVANS 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101/112(2) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AILES, BENJAMIN A

We must therefore determine “whether [each] term is one that is understood to describe structure, as opposed to a term that is simply a nonce word or a verbal construct that is not recognized as the name of structure and is simply a substitute for the term ‘means for.”’ (See Lighting World, Inc. v. Birchwood Lighting, Inc., 382 F.3d 1354, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2004)).

2451 Ex Parte Mori et al 11/300,551 HOMERE 103(a) TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. FOLLANSBEE, JOHN A

2492 Ex Parte Liang et al 10/138,478 CHEN 103(a) Beyer Law Group LLP PAN, PEILIANG

2600 Communications
2627 Ex Parte Koll et al 10/352,737 RUGGIERO 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HUBER, PAUL W

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Kubota et al 12/613,474 JEFFERY 251 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP/Apple GUSHI, ROSS N

In re Staats, 671 F.3d 1350, 1355-56 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

2833 Ex Parte Kubota et al 12/613,482 JEFFERY 251 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP/Apple GUSHI, ROSS N

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Letort 10/976,092 ADAMS 102(e)/103(a) MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. BLATT, ERIC D

3746 Ex Parte Nakamura et al 11/181,906 McCARTHY 103(a) KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP COMLEY, ALEXANDER BRYANT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Ragil et al 10/042,248 COLAIANNI 103(a) 112(2) MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. NGUYEN, TAM M

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2181 Ex Parte Kotzin 10/749,321 BARRY 103(a) 103(a) MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC LEE, CHUN KUAN

2600 Communications
2628 Ex Parte Kimoto et al 11/136,648 SIU 102(b) 102(b) Steven E. Bach Attorney at Law MA, TIZE

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Albers 11/545,361 WALSH 102(b)/103(a) 102(b)/103(a)
HUDAK, SHUNK & FARINE, CO., L.P.A. HAYES, KRISTEN C
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Maron et al 10/397,303 ASTORINO 102(f)/103(a) 103(a) H. JAY SPIEGEL MOSSER, KATHLEEN MICHELE

AFFIRMED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1647 Ex Parte Donovan 10/194,805 FRANKLIN 103(a) STEPHEN DONOVAN ALLERGAN, INC. SHUKLA, RAM R

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Swoboda et al 11/454,570 COLAIANNI 103(a) Georgia-Pacific LLC ROLLAND, ALEX A

1716 Ex Parte Saito et al 11/205,734 COLAIANNI 112(1)/103(a) FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. CHANDRA, SATISH

1722 Ex Parte Kojima et al 12/153,309 COLAIANNI 103(a) RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC WALKE, AMANDA C

1743 Ex Parte Olaru et al 10/873,459 COLAIANNI 103(a) MEDLER FERRO PLLC DEL SOLE, JOSEPH S

1765 Ex Parte Lawrey et al 11/636,838 OWENS 102(b)/102(a) BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC SERGENT, RABON A

1767 Ex Parte Rees 11/556,313 COLAIANNI 103(a) S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. STANLEY, JANE L

However, merely because a businessman would not have made the combination for economic reasons, does not mean that a person of ordinary skill in the art would not have made the combination for another reason. In re Farrenkopf 713 F.2d 714, 718 (Fed. Cir. 1983)

Farrenkopf, In re, 713 F.2d 714, 219 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1983). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2145

1771 Ex Parte Bhan 11/399,843 SCHAFER 102(b)/103(a) SHELL OIL COMPANY SINGH, PREM C

1771 Ex Parte Bhan et al 11/013,553 SCHAFER 103(a) SHELL OIL COMPANY SINGH, PREM C

1775 Ex Parte LANDSCHOF et al 11/609,742 OWENS 103(a) SHELL OIL COMPANY HINES, LATOSHA D

1776 Ex Parte Dallas et al 10/927,708 TIMM 103(a) PAULY, DEVRIES SMITH & DEFFNER, L.L.C. WU, IVES J

1789 Ex Parte Flaherty et al 11/001,845 TIMM 112(1) FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP TRAN, LIEN THUY

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte McGee et al 10/650,894 HOMERE 103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG BATES, KEVIN T

2492 Ex Parte Bekiares et al 10/767,486 POTHIER 103(a) MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. NAJJAR, SALEH

2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Friedrich et al 11/104,438 POTHIER 102(b)/103(a) Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC SYED, NABIL H

2612 Ex Parte Kamlah 09/940,092 WINSOR 103(a) LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP SYED, NABIL H

2614 Ex Parte Etter 10/163,359 POTHIER 102(e)/103(a) CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC BRINEY III, WALTER F

2617 Ex Parte Budampati 10/800,482 HOMERE 103(a) HONEYWELL/SLW GONZALEZ, AMANCIO

2617 Ex Parte Jampolsky et al 10/404,586 HAHN 102(e)/103(a) SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. IQBAL, KHAWAR

2617 Ex Parte Kent et al 11/174,252 EASTHOM 103(a) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. KIM, WESLEY LEO

2618 Ex Parte Hyatt 11/165,521 EVANS 102(b)/103(a) COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON ALAM, FAYYAZ

2624 Ex Parte Adiletta et al 11/204,939 KOHUT 102(e) Hewlett-Parkard Company CHEN, WENPENG

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Young 11/418,022 COCKS 102(b)/103(a) BLACK-E, LLC PATEL, KIRAN B

3627 Ex Parte Birkhoelzer et al 09/992,974 LORIN 102(e)/103(a) SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP REFAI, RAMSEY

3641 Ex Parte Schilling 11/279,485 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) LAW OFFICE OF RAY R. REGAN, P.A. HAYES, BRET C

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Danylewych-May 11/326,599 FRANKLIN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP EISEMAN, ADAM JARED

Monday, May 28, 2012

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Simes et al 11/737,389 GREEN 103(a) WINSTON & STRAWN LLP SZNAIDMAN, MARCOS L

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Chasser et al 11/159,501 McKELVEY 103(a) PPG Industries, Inc. MCCULLEY, MEGAN CASSANDRA

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Haase 10/628,142 BARRY 102(b) LAW OFFICES OF DAVID L. HOFFMAN BLACKWELL, JAMES H

2185 Ex Parte Jewell et al 10/929,321 HOMERE 103(a) Dillon & Yudell LLP ROJAS, MIDYS

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Warsta et al 10/528,018 BISK 102(e)/103(a) Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP DANIEL JR, WILLIE J

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2885 Ex Parte Hough 11/796,999 DANG 103(a) DOCKET CLERK CROWE, DAVID R

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Earley et al 11/105,329 MILLS 103(a) FLYNN, THIEL, BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. Peffley, Michael

3761 Ex Parte Motsch et al 11/074,103 ADAMS 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY STEPHENS, JACQUELINE F

3762 Ex Parte Bauhahn et al 10/958,191 WALSH 103(a) IPLM GROUP, P.A. DIETRICH, JOSEPH M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Hale et al 10/719,540 McCOLLUM 103(a) obviousness-type double patenting SWANSON & BRATSCHUN, L.L.C ALSTRUM ACEVEDO, JAMES HENRY

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Levy et al 10/804,581 COURTENAY 103(a) 103(a) DIGIMARC CORPORATION STRONCZER, RYAN S

AFFIRMED
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Pagan 11/266,512 PERRY 102(b)/103(a) IBM (RPS-BLF) c/o BIGGERS & OHANIAN, LLP WIENER, ERIC A

2171 Ex Parte Helie et al 11/107,433 THOMAS 103(a) GATES & COOPER LLP - Autodesk PAN, YONGJIA

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Maucher 10/445,154 THOMAS 103(a) ADDMG - Harris TRAN, ELLEN C

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Chatte 11/468,436 TURNER 112(1)/103(a) SUGHRUE MION, PLLC JABR, FADEY S

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex parte ALLAN M. WEINSTEIN Appellant 90/009,182 6843372 10/642,718 LEBOVITZ 102(e)/102(b) 103(a) MESMER & DELEAULT, PLLC TURNER, SHARON L original LUONG, SHIAN TINH NHAN

3738 Ex Parte Kircheisen 11/908,473 McCOLLUM 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) RANKIN, HILL & CLARK LLP GHERBI, SUZETTE JAIME J

3761 Ex Parte Coates 10/773,160 GRIMES 112(2)/103(a) Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP ZALUKAEVA, TATYANA

3763 Ex Parte Oliver et al 11/938,625 FREDMAN 103(a) DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA, PLLC ATTN: MD MATTERS PRICE, NATHAN R
 
REHEARING
 
DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Blacker et al 11/482,103 SMITH 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC BURKHART, ELIZABETH A

Friday, May 25, 2012

AFG, xiao, chef america, princeton, dystar

REVERSED
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Liu et al 10/920,915 HUGHES 102(e) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER HOANG, SON T

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Kobayashi et al 11/204,038 HORNER 102(b) KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP EXAMINER LE, TAN

3684 Ex Parte Hicks et al 11/159,914 TURNER 112(1)/102(b)/103(a) SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS EXAMINER MARCUS, LELAND R

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Costea et al 10/346,898 ASTORINO 102(b)/103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER KIDWELL, MICHELE M

3761 Ex Parte King 10/704,860 GREEN 112(1)/102(b) Susan Clark King EXAMINER HAND, MELANIE JO

“Consisting of” is a closed transitional phrase that is “understood to exclude any elements, steps, or ingredients not specified in the claim.” AFG Indus., Inc. v. Cardinal IG Co., Inc., 239 F.3d 1239, 1245 (Fed. Cir. 2001).

AFG Industries, Inc. v. Cardinal IG Company, Inc., 239 F.3d 1239, 57 USPQ2d 1776 (Fed. Cir. 2001) . . . . . . . 2111.03

3777 Ex Parte Mathew 10/681,634 ASTORINO 103(a) MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD EXAMINER RAMIREZ, JOHN FERNANDO

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Saito et al 10/315,583 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) 102(b)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER STACE, BRENT S

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Nowlin et al 09/991,089 HOMERE 102(e)/103(a) 102(e)
TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. EXAMINER PEACHES, RANDY
3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Koningstein et al 10/750,451 PETRAVICK 102(e)/103(a) 102(e)/103(a) Straub & Pokotylo EXAMINER BEKERMAN, MICHAEL

In re Xiao, No. 2011-1195, 2011 WL 4821929, at *3-4 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 12, 2011) (non-precedential) (non-functional descriptive material, being useful and intelligible only to the human mind, is given no patentable weight)

3654 Ex Parte Duke et al 11/446,005 STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102(b) THE GATES CORPORATION EXAMINER REESE, ROBERT T

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Westervelt et al 10/837,787 BEST 103(a) Gesmer Updegrove LLP EXAMINER MENDEZ, ZULMARIAM

1731 Ex Parte Kolodziej et al 11/592,589 GAUDETTE 103(a) MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION EXAMINER WOOD, JARED M

1771 Ex Parte De Rezende Pinho et al 10/480,966 TIMM 103(a) Albemarle Netherlands B.V. EXAMINER SINGH, PREM C

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Roy et al 12/698,671 SIU 103(a) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED EXAMINER TRAN, TUNG Q

2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Ugail 11/072,065 SIU 103(a)/101 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP EXAMINER REPKO, JASON MICHAEL

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Schaepkens et al 10/817,531 STRAUSS 102(e)/103(a) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (PCPI) C/O FLETCHER YODER EXAMINER CHU, CHRIS C

Chef America, Inc. v. Lamb-Weston, Inc., 358 F.3d 1371, 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (Ordinary, simple English words whose meaning is clear and unquestionable, absent any indication that their use in a particular context changes their meaning, are construed to mean exactly what they say.)

Chef America, Inc. v. Lamb-Weston, Inc., 358 F.3d 1371, 69 USPQ2d 1857 (Fed. Cir. 2004).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2111.01

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Fransen et al 11/087,631 FREDMAN 112(1)/103(a) HOYNG MONEGIER LLP EXAMINER VALENTI, ANDREA M

3687 Ex Parte Thoren 10/843,304 TURNER 103(a) BACON & THOMAS, PLLC EXAMINER ADE, OGER GARCIA

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Solem et al 11/343,382 WALSH 103(a) Edwards Lifesciences LLC EXAMINER MCEVOY, THOMAS M

See Princeton Biochemicals, Inc. v. Beckman Coulter, Inc., 411 F.3d 1332, 1338-1339 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (affirming obviousness where motivation was found in the knowledge of those skilled in the art at the time, and where the nature of the problem also supplied a motivation). “In other words, the nature of the problem called for exactly the solutions in the prior art.” Id. at 1339. Accord, DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG v. C.H. Patrick Co., 464 F.3d 1356, 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“the ‘evidence’ of motive will likely consist of an explanation of the well-known principle or problem-solving strategy to be applied”).

Dystar textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG v. C. H. Patrick Co., 464 F.3d 1356, 1360, 80 USPQ2d 1641, 1645 (Fed. Cir. 2006) . . . . . . . . . . . .2143.01, 2144

3733 Ex Parte Myint et al 11/268,786 FREDMAN 102(a)/103(a) STOEL RIVES LLP - SLC EXAMINER CARTER, TARA ROSE E

3767 Ex Parte Peterson et al 11/247,436 LEE 112(2)/103(a) Faegre Baker Daniels LLP EXAMINER HALL, DEANNA K

3774 Ex Parte Hlavka et al 10/622,207 BAUMEISTER 112(1) Leason Ellis LLP EXAMINER MATTHEWS, WILLIAM H

REHEARING
 
DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1773 Ex Parte Chandler 11/401,198 SMITH 103(a) FOLEY & LARDNER LLP EXAMINER WARDEN, JILL ALICE

Thursday, May 24, 2012

net moneyin, edge, lindemann

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 Ex Parte Remacle et al 10/991,087 MILLS 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP WILDER, CYNTHIA B

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Takagi et al 10/854,212 COURTENAY 102(e) CROWELL & MORING LLP CHOWDHURY, NIGAR

See Net MoneyIn, Inc. v. Verisign, Inc., 545 F.3d 1359, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (To anticipate under §102 “it is not enough that the prior art reference discloses part of the claimed invention, which an ordinary artisan might supplement to make the whole, or that it includes multiple, distinct teachings that the artisan might somehow combine to achieve the claimed invention.”) (underline added).

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Linder et al 10/936,857 ADAMS 102(e)/103(a) SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC LANG, AMY T

3733 Ex Parte Klaue et al 11/245,703 MILLS 103(a) Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP HOFFMAN, MARY C

3742 Ex Parte Zajchowski et al 10/976,969 STAICOVICI 103(a) BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. RALIS, STEPHEN J

3748 Ex Parte Nakhamkin 12/818,186 SPAHN 103(a) Manelli Selter PLLC JETTON, CHRISTOPHER M

The Examiner appears to be relying on the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) § 2144.04 II B, which states that “the omission of an element and retention of its function is an indicia of (un)obviousness. [sic]” See In re Edge, 359 F.2d 896 (CCPA 1966).

Edge, In re, 359 F.2d 896, 149 USPQ 556 (CCPA 1966). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2144.04

3761 Ex Parte Roe et al 10/769,493 WALSH 102(b)/103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ZALUKAEVA, TATYANA

The requirement for anticipation that the prior art elements themselves be “arranged as in the claim” means that claims cannot be “treated ... as mere catalogs of separate parts, in disregard of the part-to-part relationships set forth in the claims and that give the claims their meaning.” Lindemann Maschinenfabrik GMBH v. Am. Hoist & Derrick Co., 730 F.2d 1452, 1458-59 (Fed. Cir. 1984).

Lindemann Maschinenfabrik GMBH v. American Hoist & Derrick Co., 730 F.2d 1452, 221 USPQ 481 (Fed. Cir. 1984). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716.03, 2164.01, 2164.05(a)

3764 Ex Parte Long et al 11/512,801 PRATS 103(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

3776 Ex Parte Evazynajad et al 11/204,453 COCKS 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC DOAN, ROBYN KIEU

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Andreas-Schott et al 11/434,386 TIMM 102(a,e)/103(a) 102(a,e)/103(a) MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION RYAN, PATRICK J

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Mukund et al 10/712,711 BISK 103(a) 103(a) MARTINE PENILLA GROUP, LLP LO, SUZANNE

2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Williams et al 11/235,102 BARRY 112(1)/112(2)/103(a) 103(a) JOHN S. HALE GIPPLE & HALE TANG, SON M

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Daniel et al 11/027,613 ADAMS 103(a) 103(a) SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC LANG, AMY T

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Richardson et al 10/811,309 GARRIS 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LAZORCIK, JASON L

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ergo, noah, giacomini

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte CHEN et al 11/470,915 KRATZ 103(a) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX EXAMINER TALBOT, BRIAN K

1715 Ex Parte CHEN et al 11/470,922 KRATZ 103(a) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX EXAMINER TALBOT, BRIAN K

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Main 11/210,991 SAADAT 103(a) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C./Alcatel-Lucent EXAMINER MAHMOOD, REZWANUL

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 Ex Parte Apps 11/252,478 McCARTHY 102(e) REHRIG PACIFIC EXAMINER CHEN, JOSE V

3651 Ex Parte Hochtritt et al 10/660,659 McCARTHY 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) YOUNG & THOMPSON EXAMINER WAGGONER, TIMOTHY R

3671 Ex Parte de Kerdanet 10/535,792 BAHR 102(b)/103(a) Levy & Grandinetti EXAMINER MAYO-PINNOCK, TARA LEIGH

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Kliskey 11/404,527 ASTORINO 102(b)/103(a) obviousness-type double patenting RENNER KENNER GREIVE BOBAK TAYLOR & WEBER EXAMINER GRANT, ALVIN J

3732 Ex parte D’ALISE 11/255,846 ADAMS 102(e)/103(a) RODEY, DICKASON, SLOAN, AKIN & ROBB, PA EXAMINER EIDE, HEIDI MARIE

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2167 GOOGLE, INC. Third Party Requestor, Respondent v. FUNCTION MEDIA, L.L.C. Patent Owner, Appellant 95/001,061 6,446,045 09/480,303 PER CURIAM 112(2)/112(6) Michael F. Heim HEIM, PAYNE & CHORUSH, LLP EXAMINER GELLNER, JEFFREY L original EXAMINER JAKETIC, BRYAN J

The use of means-plus-function language in a claim does not excuse an appellant from complying with the claim definiteness requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph. See Ergo Licensing, LLC v. CareFusion 303 LLC, Inc., 673 F.3d 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2012); Noah Sys., Inc. v. Intuit Inc., No. 2011-1390, 2012 WL 1150216 at *7 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 9, 2012). If an Applicant does not disclose structure for a means plus function term, the claim is indefinite. Ergo Licensing, LLC v. CareFusion 303 LLC, Inc., 673 F.3d at 1361.

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 Ex Parte Lubker 11/212,357 METZ 103(a) 102(b)/102(a,e)/103(a) PACTIV CORPORATION c/o NIXON PEABODY LLP EXAMINER COLE, ELIZABETH M

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Gelbard 10/839,190 GONSALVES 102(b)/102(e)/103(a) 101/102(e)/102(b) DR. MARK M. FRIEDMAN EXAMINER LIN, SHEW FEN

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte Hallowell et al 10/256,818 SAINDON 103(a) 103(a) CUMMINS-ALLISON CORP. C/O NIXON PEABODY LLP EXAMINER SHAPIRO, JEFFERY A

Appellants additionally argue that Stieber is not prior art because the Examiner is not entitled to use the filing of a provisional application in a §102(e) rejection. App. Br. 27-30. This issue has, since the filing of Appellants’ brief, been addressed in In re Giacomini, 612 F.3d 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (the patent-defeating date of a published application under §102(e) can be the provisional filing date).

3653 Ex Parte Mandel et al 11/141,545 SAINDON 102(a)/103(a) 112(2) MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK LLP EXAMINER GOKHALE, PRASAD V

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Kadykowski et al 11/710,370 WALSH 102(b)/103(a) 102(b)/103(a) TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION ATTN: GAEL DIANE TISACK EXAMINER CRONIN, ASHLEY L

3763 Ex Parte Haase 11/412,464 SCHEINER 103(a) 103(a) MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. EXAMINER SHUMATE, VICTORIA PEARL

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1766 Ex Parte Jordens et al 10/550,219 PRAISS 102(b)/103(a) BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION EXAMINER FANG, SHANE

2600 Communications
2626 Ex Parte Gupta 10/027,580 JEFFERY 103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER VO, HUYEN X

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Ellefson et al 11/185,170 TURNER 103(a) MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK LLP EXAMINER CARTER, CANDICE D

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Besselink 10/528,044 ADAMS 103(a) DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP EXAMINER HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

3761 Ex Parte Guerreschi et al 10/831,725 SCHEINER 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER CHAPMAN, GINGER T

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

animal

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Wang 10/651,305 FREDMAN 103(a) LADAS & PARRY LLP EXAMINER POLANSKY, GREGG

1633 Ex Parte Geistlich et al 10/299,008 MILLS 103(a) ROTHWELL, FIGG, EXAMINER ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. HIRIYANNA, KELAGINAMANE T

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Flaherty et al 11/276,841 METZ 103(a) Larson & Anderson, LLC EXAMINER WHITE, DENNIS MICHAEL

2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Roth et al 10/514,412 BARRY 103(a) BACON & THOMAS, PLLC EXAMINER SINGH, HIRDEPAL

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2826 Ex Parte Blanchard 11/342,484 KRIVAK 103(a) MAYER & WILLIAMS PC EXAMINER DICKEY, THOMAS L

2833 Ex Parte Lavenuta 10/328,216 HAHN 103(a) Florek & Endres PLLC EXAMINER LEE, KYUNG S

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Oslund et al 10/100,686 GRIMES 103(a) Covidien EXAMINER TOWA, RENE T

3763 Ex Parte Khieu et al 11/647,278 GRIMES 103(a) SJM/AFD-WILEY EXAMINER STIGELL, THEODORE J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte kaminsky et al 10/635,587 PERRY 103(a) 103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG EXAMINER NAJEE-ULLAH, TARIQ S

2471 Ex Parte Raith et al 10/807,975 ZECHER 112(2) 102(e)/103(a) COATS & BENNETT, PLLC EXAMINER FAROUL, FARAH

See generally Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Quigg, 932 F.2d 920, 923 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (“The use of a negative limitation to define the metes and bounds of the claimed subject matter is a permissible form of expression.”) (citation omitted).

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Deane et al 10/449,258 FETTING 103(a) 103(a) LAW OFFICES OF PETER H. PRIEST, PLLC EXAMINER WEIS, SAMUEL

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Thompson et al 11/454,076 PRATS 102(b)/103(a) 103(a) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS, LLP (SF) EXAMINER MARCETICH, ADAM M

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1759 Ex Parte Allardyce et al 11/588,520 GAUDETTE 103(a) John J. Piskorski Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC EXAMINER WONG, EDNA

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Multer et al 09/753,537 GONSALVES 102/103(a) Thomas B. Haverstock EXAMINER ABEL JALIL, NEVEEN

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2485 Ex Parte Kim et al 10/869,632 SMITH 103(a) ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES EXAMINER TORRENTE, RICHARD T

2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Boer et al 10/621,862 WHITEHEAD, JR. 103(a) Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP EXAMINER MALEK, LEILA

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Heo et al 11/227,491 KRIVAK 102(b)/103(a) ROBERT E. BUSHNELL & LAW FIRM EXAMINER JACKSON JR, JEROME

2858 Ex Parte Bosselmann et al 10/533,014 SMITH 103(a) SIEMENS CORPORATION EXAMINER VALONE, THOMAS F

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Sanchez-Martinez 11/576,111 ADAMS 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER SIMPSON, SARAH A

3731 Ex Parte Van Wyk 10/937,210 ADAMS 103(a) SMITH PATENT CONSULTING, LLC EXAMINER SONNETT, KATHLEEN C

3733 Ex Parte CAPOTE 11/876,021 ADAMS 103(a) Medtronic, Inc. (Spinal) EXAMINER CUMBERLEDGE, JERRY

3735 Ex Parte Gordon 11/181,108 ADAMS 101/102(b) Alan G. Towner Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon EXAMINER NATNITHITHADHA, NAVIN

Monday, May 21, 2012

sullivan

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Ex Parte Braun 10/508,143 WALSH 103(a) FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI, LLP EXAMINER PENG, BO

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Kawamura et al 11/411,487 SMITH 103(a) SHELL OIL COMPANY EXAMINER VASISTH, VISHAL V

1782 Ex Parte Bernig et al 10/523,130 SMITH 103(a) GERSTENZANG, WILLIAM C. NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS, PA EXAMINER WOOD, ELLEN S

See In re Sullivan, 498 F.3d 1345, 1353 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (Failure to meaningfully address submitted evidence is error.)

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Day et al 11/557,601 ARBES 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 Streets & Steele-IBM Corporation EXAMINER NGUYEN, LOAN T

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Wilder 11/465,538 ROBERTSON 103(a) MITCHELL A. SMOLOW EXAMINER ISLAM, SYED A

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Honkura et al 10/546,059 FRANKLIN 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER MAI, HAO D

3737 Ex Parte Maschke 11/062,304 SAINDON 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2)
SIEMENS CORPORATION EXAMINER MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI
3737 Ex Parte Scheirer et al 10/599,322 GRIMES 112(2)/103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS EXAMINER SANTOS, JOSEPH M

3761 Ex Parte Tippey et al 11/729,702 WALSH 103(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER MARCETICH, ADAM M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Durrance et al 10/210,260 SMITH 112(1)/103(a) 103(a) Christopher M. Goff (27839) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP EXAMINER SCHATZ, CHRISTOPHER T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Kainth et al 11/796,585 FREDMAN 103(a) 103(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER TREYGER, ILYA Y

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Mukherji et al 11/611,173 SMITH 103(a) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. EXAMINER KIECHLE, CAITLIN ANNE

1743 Ex Parte Wu et al 11/451,993 SMITH 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER DEL SOLE, JOSEPH S

2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Erfani et al 09/895,948 SMITH 102(e)/103(a) Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc EXAMINER CURS, NATHAN M

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Stahmann et al 11/136,195 PRATS 103(a) SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. EXAMINER EXAMINER JANG, CHRISTIAN YONGKYUN
 
REHEARING
 
DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Benazzi et al 10/270,075 GAUDETTE 103(a) MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. EXAMINER NGUYEN, TAM M
 
GRANTED
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Almberg et al 10/684,585 WALSH 101 double patenting SCA Hygiene Products AB c/o Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC EXAMINER STEPHENS, JACQUELINE F

Friday, May 18, 2012

standard havens

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 
1636 Ex Parte Schiedner et al 11/370,243 WALSH 103(a) FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P. EXAMINER KETTER, JAMES S

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Frandsen et al 10/503,093 DELMENDO 102(b)/103(a) James C Wray EXAMINER KASHNIKOW, ERIK

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Afrashteh et al 11/393,889 SMITH 103(a) SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION EXAMINER GELIN, JEAN ALLAND

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2882 Ex Parte Davis et al 11/260,070 DANG 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER NGUYEN, HUNG

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Hornig 11/441,318 MILLS 103(a) SIEMENS CORPORATION EXAMINER EASTWOOD, DAVID C

3734 Ex Parte Popadiuk et al 11/169,868 FREDMAN 103(a) PHILIP S. JOHNSON JOHNSON & JOHNSON EXAMINER DOWE, KATHERINE MARIE

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2877 OK INTERNATIONAL INC. Requester and Respondent v. ERSA GmbH Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,028 6,580,501 09/866,400 COCKS 102(b)/103(a)/112(1)/112(2) MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC EXAMINER GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original PHAM, HOA Q

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 09/999,022 JEFFERY 103(a) 103(a) IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER ALAM, SHAHID AL

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Tiesler et al 10/710,897 POTHIER 103(a) 103(a) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. INTL. AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP EXAMINER FIGUEROA, FELIX O

AFFIRMED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1635 Ex Parte Manoharan et al 10/899,912 McCOLLUM 103(a) LeClairRyan (Alnylam - ALX) EXAMINER SHIN, DANA H

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Kautzman et al 11/064,567 HOMERE 103(a) MARTIN & ASSOCIATES, LLC EXAMINER DALEY, CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY

2175 Ex Parte Cohen et al 11/412,252 BLANKENSHIP 102(e)/103(a) GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C EXAMINER VU, THANH T

“An anticipatory reference . . . need not duplicate word for word what is in the claims.” Standard Havens Prods., Inc., v. Gencor Indus., Inc., 953 F.2d 1360, 1369 (Fed. Cir. 1991).

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2472 Ex Parte Lappetelainen et al 10/968,248 KOHUT 102(e)/103(a) Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP LY, EXAMINER ANH VU H

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Sterrett et al 10/925,775 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. EXAMINER RICHARDS, NORMAN DREW
 
REHEARING
 
DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Wennerb├Ąck et al 12/300,398 OWENS 103(a) SCA Hygiene Products AB c/o Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC EXAMINER VONCH, JEFFREY A