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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte SHI 11679746 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC HOBAN, MATTHEW E

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 11463364 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 IBM CORPORATION ALAM, SHAHID AL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Guzman et al 11820532 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. MONTOYA, OSCHTA I

2427 Ex Parte Van Noetsele 10383937 - (D) KRIVAK 103 HARRINGTON & SMITH SCHNURR, JOHN R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Oesterling 10756086 - (D) GIANNETTI 102 General Motors Corporation c/o REISING ETHINGTON P.C. REGO, DOMINIC E

2627 Ex Parte Anandan 11328556 - (D) MCKEOWN 102/103 McCarthy Law Group KLIMOWICZ, WILLIAM JOSEPH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2874 Ex Parte Selbrede 11215515 - (D) EVANS 102/103 Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP Donald L. Otto (Rambus) BEDTELYON, JOHN M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Do et al 11565040 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2)/102 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. BRANDENBURG, WILLIAM A

3635 Ex Parte Yang et al 10798595 - (D) McCARTHY 103 GAF MATERIALS CORPORATION KATCHEVES, BASIL S

Instead, the Examiner concludes that it would have been obvious “to increase the area of ridges and valleys, since it has been held that a mere duplication of the essential working parts of a device involves only routine skill in the art.” (Ans. 4, citing St. Regis Paper Co. v. Bemis Co., 549 F.2d 833 (7thCir. 1977)).

The holding of St. Regis Paper is not persuasive of unpatentability in this appeal. In St. Regis Paper, the court agreed with the infringement defendant that a prior art reference described a bag including three of four elements recited in the claim there at issue. The court held that the fourth element, “the use of multiple layers to achieve the effect of many bags within one,” had been well known in the industry. Id. at 838. The court then held that the plaintiff was not entitled to patent protection for “the fusion of the old elements that comprised” the bag described in the prior art reference “and the old element of multiple layering.” Id.

The Examiner has not shown that the embossment of a majority of the bottom surface of such a roofing membrane was known in the pertinent art prior to the Appellants’ disclosure. Therefore, the facts of St. Regis Paper are distinguishable.

3637 Ex Parte Boxenbaum et al 11562000 - (D) LEE 103 BUZstudios Design from B to Z Charles Boxenbaum WILKENS, JANET MARIE

3643 Ex Parte Vedsted et al 12207575 - (D) McCOLLUM 102/103 LAITRAM, L.L.C. PARSLEY, DAVID J

3682 Ex Parte Graham 10639811 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 Brient Intellectual Property Law, LLC GOLDMAN, MICHAEL H

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 Ex Parte LIZZI 11832508 - (D) FREDMAN 102 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Becton, Dickinson and Company CHUNDURU, SURYAPRABHA

We are not persuaded. The instant situation is similar to that in Wrigley, where the Court finds that:

This is not a case in which the prior art reference merely discloses a genus and the claim at issue recites a species of that genus. . . . Shahidi specifically discloses WS–23 as a coolant and menthol as a flavoring agent. The question for purposes of anticipation is therefore whether the number of categories and components in Shahidi was so large that the combination of WS–23 and menthol would not be immediately apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art.

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. v. Cadbury Adams USA LLC, 683 F.3d 1356, 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Ahmed et al 11268531 - (D) HASTINGS 112(2)/103 103 PRAXAIR, INC. STALDER, MELISSA A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2196 Ex Parte Grover et al 10821832 - (D) BENOIT 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CAO, DIEM K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Huang et al 11414298 - (D) HOFF 103 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH SMITH, COURTNEY L

2835 Ex Parte Urmson 12270190 - (D) HOFF 103 103 ABB INC. HOFFBERG, ROBERT JOSEPH

2863 NIKE, INC., Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. ADIDAS AG, Requester, Respondent, and Cross-Appellant 95001275 6493652 09/643,190 MARTIN 102/103 102/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. NGUYEN, LINH M original VO, HIEN XUAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Diekmann et al 11010850 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN RALIS, STEPHEN J

We must be careful not to use hindsight to define the particular problem facing the inventor in terms of its solution. Monarch Knitting Mach. Corp. v. Sulzer Morat GmbH, 139 F.3d 877, 881 (Fed. Cir. 1998).

3748 Ex Parte Litwin et al 11479635 - (D) KERINS 103 103 Kinney & Lange, P.A. c/o CPA Global NGUYEN, HOANG M

3778 Ex Parte Dantanarayana et al 10433980 - (D) McCARTHY 103 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC DIXON, ANNETTE FREDRICKA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Quaghebeur 10966838 - (D) GREEN 103 Ballew Law KARPINSKI, LUKE E

1623 Ex Parte Antrim et al 10601912 - (D) MILLS 102/103 FITCH, EVEN, TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP BLAND, LAYLA D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1721 Ex Parte Hau-Riege et al 11109026 - (D) KRATZ 103 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory JELSMA, JONATHAN G

1734 Ex Parte Briglia et al 11279499 - (D) HANLON 103 Air Liquide Intellectual Property Dept. NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1735 Ex Parte Lee et al 11567477 - (D) GARRIS 112(2)/102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP KERNS, KEVIN P

1765 Ex Parte Dorr et al 11796388 - (D) DELMENDO 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ, LLP COONEY, JOHN M

1765 Ex Parte Wernsing et al 11257944 - (D) HANLON 103 JOHNS MANVILLE COONEY, JOHN M

1782 Ex Parte Evans et al 10424340 - (D) WARREN 103 KAGAN BINDER, PLLC BECKER, DREW E

1788 Ex Parte Zoller 11568376 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY CHANG, VICTOR S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Polouetkov 11443080 - (D) JEFFERY 102 Lawrence Harbin & Timothy Klima TRAN, ANHTAI V

2186 Ex Parte Chang et al 10679000 - (D) MOORE 103/obviousness-type double patenting BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE TSAI, SHENG JEN

2194 Ex Parte Zhao et al 10017495 - (D) HUGHES 103 DLA PIPER LLP US TRUONG, LECHI

2196 Ex Parte Pratt 11266990 - (D) ZECHER 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP SWIFT, CHARLES M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2492 Ex Parte Brun et al 11287170 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER NAJJAR, SALEH

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Fish 11686158 - (D) KRIVAK 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP BLOUNT, ERIC

2625 Ex Parte Tanaka 11101128 - (D) JEFFERY 103 HOLTZ, HOLTZ, GOODMAN & CHICK PC CATO, MIYA J

2626 Ex Parte Josephson 09905590 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 101/112(1)/112(2)/102/103 DARYL C JOSEPHSON HARPER, V PAUL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2826 Ex Parte Chen 11360683 - (D) SMITH Dissenting BAUMEISTER 103 BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP KUO, WENSING W

2833 Ex Parte Uno et al 11723036 - (D) DILLON 102 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC IMAS, VLADIMIR

2835 Ex Parte Cloutier et al 11326558 - (D) BENOIT 103 PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION NGO, HUNG V

2835 Ex Parte Doczy et al 11881376 - (D) KRIVAK 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SMITH, COURTNEY L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Sathyanarayana 10896142 - (D) SNEDDEN 103/obviousness-type double patenting Boston Scientific Corporation c/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP COOK, CHRISTOPHER L

3737 Ex Parte Sathyanarayan 11282456 - (D) SNEDDEN 103/obviousness-type double patenting Boston Scientific Corporation c/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP COOK, CHRISTOPHER L

3738 Ex Parte Schwartz 11194791 - (D) SAINDON 102/103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON STEWART, JASON-DENNIS NEILKEN

3788 Ex Parte Dane 11963202 - (D) KAMHOLZ 103 HAYES, SOLOWAY P.C. CHU, KING M  

REHEARING  

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Canady et al 11041274 - (R) KRATZ WILSONART INTERNATIONAL, INC. C/O WELSH & FLAXMAN, LLC CHEVALIER, ALICIA ANN

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