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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

typhoon touch, microprocessor, ergo, telcordia, dailey,

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Buczkowski 11475792 - (D) SMITH 102 Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP EXAMINER SONG, MATTHEW J

1726 Ex Parte Jarvis et al 11931971 - (D) TIMM 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. EXAMINER RHEE, JANE J

1726 Ex Parte Wheat et al 10791428 - (D) TIMM 102/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER LEE, CYNTHIA K

While it might be possible to install software that would allow Mufford’s controller to warm the fuel cell stack and the water supply when the vehicle is not running, the “capable of” test requires that the prior art structure be capable of performing the function without further programming. Typhoon Touch Technologies, Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (discussing Microprocessor Enhancement Corp. v. Texas Instruments, Inc., 520 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2008)). When the functional language is associated with programming or some other structure required to perform the function, that programming or structure must be present in order to meet the claim limitation. Id. While in some circumstances generic structural disclosures may be sufficient to meet the requirements of a “controller”, see Ergo Licensing, LLC v. CareFusion 303, Inc., 673 F.3d 1361, 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citing Telcordia Techs., Inc. v. Cisco Sys., Inc., 612 F.3d 1365, 1376–77 (Fed. Cir. 2010), that is not the case here.

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Jonas 10331068 - (D) PERRY 102 GATES & COOPER LLP - IBM EXAMINER BROWN, SHEREE N

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 Ex Parte Foell et al 10531622 - (D) LEE 112(1)/112(2)/102 POLYONE CORPORATION EXAMINER SAFAVI, MICHAEL

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Boyle et al 09967906 - (D) ADAMS 103 FULWIDER PATTON LLP EXAMINER SEVERSON, RYAN J

3763 Ex Parte Glynn 11637275 - (D) MILLS 103 Kenneth P. Glynn EXAMINER LUCCHESI, NICHOLAS D

3778 Ex Parte Veglio et al 10790418 - (D) ASTORINO 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER CRAIG, PAULA L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Chadbourne 12009356 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 102/103 HARRINGTON & SMITH EXAMINER LEON, EDWIN A

We agree with Appellant that the Specification’s disclosure of the significance of the shape provides persuasive evidence of the significance of the claimed shapes. See In re Dailey, 357 F.2d 669 (CCPA 1966).

Dailey, In re, 357 F.2d 669, 149 USPQ 47 (CCPA 1966). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2144.04

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Hoek et al 12158204 - (D) TIMM 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY EXAMINER WOOD, ELIZABETH D

1733 Ex Parte Rakowski 10654203 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/112(2)/103 ALLEGHENY TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED EXAMINER ROE, JESSEE RANDALL

1746 Ex Parte Mulcahy et al 11429745 - (D) SMITH 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP EXAMINER MUSSER, BARBARA J

1766 Ex Parte Strauch et al 12090979 - (D) SMITH 102/103 CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ LLP EXAMINER KAHN, RACHEL

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Cheston et al 10683242 - (D) GONSALVES 103 Jackson Walker, L.L.P. EXAMINER TRUONG, LOAN

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte MacGregor et al 11541714 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP EXAMINER GILMAN, ALEXANDER

2856 Ex Parte Kotovsky 11869874 - (D) GONSALVES 103 LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY EXAMINER ROY, PUNAM P

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte LaRose 11321608 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Patrick I. LaRose EXAMINER COLLINS, DOLORES R

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