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Friday, June 22, 2012

HTC, innova/pure water

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1649 Ex Parte Murayama et al 11198587 - (D) Per curiam 112(2)/112(1) Dawes Patent Law Group EXAMINER WANG, CHANG YU

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Lee et al 10528830 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 McKenna Long & Aldridge EXAMINER HECKERT, JASON MARK

1714 Ex Parte Bondokov et al 11605192 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN LLP EXAMINER SONG, MATTHEW J

1766 Ex Parte Hadba et al 11635349 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Tyco Healthcare Group LP d/b/a Covidien EXAMINER GULAKOWSKI, RANDY P

1775 Ex Parte Riley 11369428 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HAYES SOLOWAY PC EXAMINER YOO, REGINA M

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Avitall et al 10983072 - (D) MILLS 102/103 Vista IP Law Group LLP EXAMINER PEFFLEY, MICHAEL F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte Hacker et al 11287992 - (D) TIMM 102/103 112(1)/103 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. CHACKO EXAMINER DAVIS, DABORAH

Reading the claim in accordance with English grammar requires a conclusion that both etching and ashing etch trenches. See HTC Corp. v. IPCom GmbH & Co., KG, 667 F.3d 1270, 1274-75 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (modifiers should be placed next to the words they modify, and a reader may assume that the claim words follow this rule).

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Murthy 11388300 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE EXAMINER AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2878 Ex Parte Barrett et al 11150478 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 102/103 COCHRAN FREUND & YOUNG LLC EXAMINER SOHN, SEUNG C

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Litwin 11446990 - (D) SAINDON 102/103 112(1) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EXAMINER BASICHAS, ALFRED

3761 Ex Parte Devinat et al 11685876 - (D) ADAMS 102 102/103/112(2) HONEYWELL/BARLOW EXAMINER MARCETICH, ADAM M

3764 Ex Parte Moulton 11633767 - (D) McCARTHY 103 102/103 ROBERT A. PARSONS GINSBERG, OREN ISAAC

3783 Ex Parte Ferguson 11206637 - (D) SAINDON 103 112(1)/102/103 HOLLAND & HART, LLP EXAMINER MCMAHON, MARGUERITE J

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Jerg et al 11792793 - (D) SMITH 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION EXAMINER CORMIER, DAVID G

1715 Ex Parte Hart et al 10952652 - (D) PAK 103 PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. EXAMINER LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

1731 Ex Parte IWAHASHI et al 12351998 - (D) KRATZ 102/103 obviousness-type double patenting OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER WIESE, NOAH S

1741 Ex Parte Li et al 11041406 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP EXAMINER FRANKLIN, JODI COHEN

1761 Ex Parte Brooker et al 11369593 - (D) SMITH 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

1777 Ex Parte Combs 10971825 - (D) HASTINGS 102 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC EXAMINER XU, XIAOYUN

1778 Ex Parte Ehrenberg et al 11334875 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. EXAMINER KURTZ, BENJAMIN M

1783 Ex Parte Haskett et al 11045587 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 3M Innovative Properties Company EXAMINER SIMONE, CATHERINE A

1783 Ex Parte Kramer et al 11035824 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(2) 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER KHATRI, PRASHANT J

1798 Ex Parte Wada et al 10570965 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting OCCHIUTI ROHLICEK & TSAO, LLP EXAMINER COLE, ELIZABETH M

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2129 Ex Parte Von Klleeck 10710008 - (D) BISK 103 FURR LAW FIRM EXAMINER BUSS, BENJAMIN J

2174 Ex Parte Howell et al 10346523 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 HAMILTON & TERRILE, LLP EXAMINER PHAM, LINH K

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Bessel 09826198 - (D) DIXON 112(2) 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC EXAMINER PARRY, CHRISTOPHER L

2483 Ex Parte Dorojevets et al 10816391 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP EXAMINER HOLDER, ANNER N

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Wake et al 10231970 - (D) HOMERE 102/103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED EXAMINER DANIEL JR, WILLIE J

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Hayat-Dawoodi 11154189 - (D) BARRY 112(2) 102 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED EXAMINER EVERHART, CARIDAD

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte Vertelney et al 11290869 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 RIM/NOVAK DRUCE EXAMINER DIACOU, ARI M

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Nally et al 11034700 - (D) SAINDON 102/103 FELLERS SNIDER BLANKENSHIP BAILEY & TIPPENS EXAMINER LEGESSE, NINI F

3736 Ex Parte Grillo 11083763 - (D) GREEN 102/103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP EXAMINER NGUYEN, HUONG Q
 
REHEARING
 
GRANTED
3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Storm 11782757 - (D) KIM 112(1)/112(2)/103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. EXAMINER BEKERMAN, MICHAEL

DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex Parte Krol 10692857 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 BREINER & BREINER, L.L.C. EXAMINER TRAN, LIEN THUY

See Innova/Pure Water, Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys., Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (noting that it is improper to limit claim language to particular embodiments appearing in the Specification, unless the applicant has demonstrated a clear intention to limit the claim scope).

Innova/Pure Water Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys. Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 72 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2004) . . . . . 2173.05(g)

DENIED
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Schmidt 10966733 - (R) KERINS 103 HENRICKS SLAVIN AND HOLMES LLP EXAMINER ALIE, GHASSEM

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