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Friday, June 29, 2012

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Kobayashi et al 11/980,613 OBERMANN 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP MOORE, KARLA A

1741 Ex Parte Covarrubias et al 11/853,859 BEST 103 KILYK & BOWERSOX, P.L.L.C. MINSKEY, JACOB T

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2826 Ex Parte Takiar et al 11/170,883 MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 VIERRA MAGEN/SANDISK CORPORATION CRUZ, LESLIE PILAR

2893 Ex Parte Akkerman et al 10/701,183 FRAHM 102/103 Jay M. Brown NGUYEN, THANH T

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Wahlbin et al 09/969,545 CRAWFORD Dissenting FISCHETTI 103 CONLEY, ROSE & TAYON, P.C. PASS, NATALIE

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte McElroy et al 11/708,246 SCHEINER 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY KIDWELL, MICHELE M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte McQuaide 11/004,305 MORGAN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 AT&T Legal Department CHEN, CAI Y

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Kulkarni et al 09/905,418 NAPPI 103 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MALEVIC, DJURA

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3682 Ex Parte Summer 11/481,984 CRAWFORD 102/103 102/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) HOAR, COLLEEN A

3686 Ex Parte WALSH et al 10/605,125 CRAWFORD 101/103 101/112(2) Jerome R. Drouillard PAULS, JOHN A

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Cullen 11/096,779 GARRIS 103 STETINA BRUNDA GARRED & BRUCKER NGUYEN, TAM M

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Carr et al 11/287,994 HUGHES 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. CERULLO, JEREMY S

2161 Ex Parte Barsness et al 10/965,184 PER CURIAM 102/103 IBM CORPORATION STACE, BRENT S

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Kolessar 09/896,246 POTHIER 102/103 BARNES & THORNBURG LLP NEWLIN, TIMOTHY R

2427 Ex Parte Thelen et al 10/549,348 DROESCH 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS DUFFIELD, JEREMY S

2451 Ex Parte Sorensen 10/696,851 WINSOR 102 WESTMAN CHAMPLIN (MICROSOFT CORPORATION) WALSH, JOHN B

2478 Ex Parte Boone 10/737,081 THOMAS 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC BRUCKART, BENJAMIN R

2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Ovard et al 10/081,256 KOHUT 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC LE, LANA N

2617 Ex Parte Bejerano et al 10/788,460 DANG 103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC TORRES, MARCOS L

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Schultz et al 10/992,144 HUGHES 102/103 KRUEGER ISELIN LLP (1391) HO, HOANG QUAN TRAN

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Turk et al 11/735,769 CRAWFORD 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC DASS, HARISH T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Kirschner et al 10/908,880 WOOD 102/103 SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP ALEXANDER, REGINALD

3761 Ex Parte Schmidt- Forst et al 11/117,899 BONILLA 112(2)/103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. CHAPMAN, GINGER T
 
DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Arishiro et al 11/407,085 GAUDETTE 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC MAZUMDAR, SONYA

DENIED
3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Seretti et al 11/625,067 CRAWFORD 103 Dickstein Shapiro LLP RETTA, YEHDEGA

Thursday, June 28, 2012

yoon ja kim

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1641 Ex Parte Cupo et al 10933628 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2)/103 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) GRUN, JAMES LESLIE

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2197 Ex Parte Chen et al 11637550 - (D) DANG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY RUTTEN, JAMES D

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Grinberg 10734550 - (D) JEFFERSON 103 SAP AG c/o BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC PATEL, DHAIRYA A

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3616 Ex Parte Thomas 11958631 - (D) BROWNE 102 Quinn Law Group, PLLC FLEMING, FAYE M

3645 Ex Parte Stuart et al 10883240 - (D) BROWN 102/103 LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY RATCLIFFE, LUKE D

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Bergersen 10348719 - (D) HORNER 103 PATENTS+TMS, P.C. MAI, HAO D

3735 Ex Parte Wiley et al 11798634 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC DORNA, CARRIE R

3753 Ex Parte Rickerd et al 11029800 - (D) LEE 102/103 DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP - Denver ROST, ANDREW J

3753 Ex Parte Sauer et al 10507982 - (D) SPAHN 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP PRICE, CRAIG JAMES

3761 Ex Parte Fedyk et al 10179136 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY STEPHENS, JACQUELINE F

3785 Ex Parte Lee 10008079 - (D) BARRETT 251 F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC CIRIC, LJILJANA V

We determine that an objective public observer would not discern a surrender of a non-rounded corner on the mold frame groove during the prosecution in order to overcome prior art and obtain the ‘827 patent. See Yoon Ja Kim v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 465 F.3d 1312, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2006).

3788 Ex Parte BAIRD-SMITH et al 09445043 - (D) BAHR 102/103 OPPENHEIMER WOLFF & DONNELLY LLP HYLTON, ROBIN ANNETTE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1623 Ex Parte Vishnupad et al 11339650 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103
CARTER, DELUCA, FARRELL & SCHMIDT, LLP PESELEV, ELLI
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2185 Ex Parte Hughes 11240110 - (D) PERRY 103 103 CARR & FERRELL LLP AYASH, MARWAN

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2431 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 10672907 - (D) HOMERE 103 103 GARLICK & MARKISON REVAK, CHRISTOPHER A

2442 Ex Parte Seligmann et al 10727915 - (D) WINSOR 102 102 Novak Druce + Quigg LLP - Avaya Inc. MACILWINEN, JOHN MOORE JAIN

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Kent et al 11173689 - (D) BARRY 112(1) 102 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. KIM, WESLEY LEO

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Leon 11271121 - (D) HOFF 102 102/103 Bay Area Technology Law Group PC TRA, ANH QUAN

2832 Ex Parte Wang et al 10302746 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 103 WARE FRESSOLA VAN DER SLUYS & ADOLPHSON, LLP FLETCHER, MARLON T

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte GEE 10906821 - (D) SPAHN 103 103 Jerome R. Drouillard RESTIFO, JEFFREY J

3635 Ex Parte Browe et al 10836766 - (D) HORNER 103 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP GILBERT, WILLIAM V

4100 Patent Training Academy
4133 Ex Parte Ylitalo 10304776 - (D) JEFFERY 103 103 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC CHO, UN C

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Gao et al 10324611 - (D) DELMENDO 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC LEWIS, BEN

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Error et al 10795079 - (D) HOMERE 103 M.H.K.K.G., P.C. / ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED WIENER, ERIC A

2142 Ex Parte Maddocks et al 10757762 - (D) DANG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KEATON, SHERROD L

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Zdepski 10987042 - (D) PERRY 103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/OPEN TV FLYNN, RANDY A

2425 Ex Parte Hawkins et al 10802589 - (D) CHEN 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES STRONCZER, RYAN S

2435 Ex Parte Wallace et al 10615513 - (D) McNAMARA 103 Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP PATEL, NIRAV B

2455 Ex Parte Trossen et al 10313489 - (D) SMITH 101/103 WARE, FRESSOLA, VAN DER SLUYS & ADOLPHSON LLP ENG, DAVID Y

2476 Ex Parte Sharma et al 10835404 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MOUTAOUAKIL, MOUNIR

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3667 Ex Parte Jung et al 11652379 - (D) PER CURIAM 101 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE CHEUNG, MARY DA ZHI WANG

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Hedrick et al 10985088 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP D'AGOSTINO, PAUL ANTHONY

3727 Ex Parte Yonezawa et al 10570892 - (D) BAHR 103 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC SHAKERI, HADI

3734 Ex Parte Weizman et al 11404796 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC HOLLM, JONATHAN A

3761 Ex Parte Zhou 11864221 - (D) MILLS 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SD) HANRAHAN, BENEDICT L

3783 Ex Parte Wade 10229414 - (D) BAHR 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. MCMAHON, MARGUERITE J
 
REHEARING
 
GRANTED
3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Black et al 11491695 - (R) PETRAVICK 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

3632 Ex Parte Spencer 11927728 - (R) BROWN 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/Masco Corporation KING, ANITA M

DENIED
2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Lund et al 09873933 - (D) CHEN SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. TAYLOR, BARRY W

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex Parte Kane et al 11339801 - (R) BAHR 103 DLA PIPER LLP (US) KONG, SZE-HON

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte McGraw et al 11057209 - (D) WALSH 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC CARTER, TARA ROSE E

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

baird, jones

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
1715 Ex Parte Gottschalk-Gaudig et al 10738543 - (D) DELMENDO 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

In re Baird, 16 F.3d 380, 382 (Fed. Cir. 1994) (disclosure of a broad genus in the prior art does not render a claimed species obvious where the reference appears to teach away); In re Jones, 958 F.2d 347, 350 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (disclosure of “potentially infinite genus” of salts of dicamba and listing of several such salts in the principal reference does not render obvious undisclosed claimed salt).

Baird, In re, 16 F.3d 380, 29 USPQ2d 1550 (Fed. Cir. 1994) . . . . . 2144.05, 2144.08, 2163

Jones, In re, 958 F.2d 347, 21 USPQ2d 1941 (Fed. Cir. 1992) . . . 707.07(f), 2143.01, 2144, 2144.05, 2144.08

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Moyer et al 11278725 - (D) DANG 102/103 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. FAHERTY, COREY S

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Tiemann et al 10647916 - (D) SPAHN 102 WOOD, PHILLIPS, KATZ, CLARK & MORTIMER KATCHEVES, BASIL S

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Kim et al 10735519 - (D) BONILLA 112(1) SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC HOLMES, REX R

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Lipowicz 11302492 - (D) GARRIS 103 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC FELTON, MICHAEL J

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Khaliq et al 10952444 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 103 HARRITY & HARRITY, LLP YEN, SYLING

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Rigby et al 11294047 - (D) SCHEINER 103 102/obviousness-type double patenting General Electric Company MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Dantz et al 12039351 - (D) TIMM 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. SONG, MATTHEW J

1774 Ex Parte Dierickx 11597441 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY ROBINSON, RENEE E

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Cafeo et al 10771172 - (D) DANG 103 Cantor Colburn LLP-General Motors AHN, SANGWOO

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Tanikawa et al 10082112 - (D) CHEN 102 STAAS & HALSEY LLP TRAN, PHILIP B

2472 Ex Parte Guingo et al 10732529 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 Terry W. Kramer, Esq. CHRISS, ANDREW W

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Park et al 11009198 - (D) HAHN 103 VOLENTINE & WHITT PLLC WEISS, HOWARD

2892 Ex Parte Foong et al 11125396 - (D) DROESCH 103 FARJAMI & FARJAMI LLP ARORA, AJAY

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Derscheid et al 11611236 - (D) BAHR 103 DEERE & COMPANY NGUYEN, MAI T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Yazarlo-Stahl et al 11765643 - (D) SCHEINER 102/103 SCA Hygiene Products AB /o Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC CHAPMAN, GINGER T

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ICU, North American Vaccine, oelrich, continental can

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte Grevers et al 11587778 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP LACLAIR, DARCY D

1781 Ex Parte Desai et al 11041399 - (D) GARRIS 112(2)/112(1)/103 CARSTENS & CAHOON, LLP GWARTNEY, ELIZABETH A

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Mihaila et al 10950800 - (D) ELLURU 112(2)/102/103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP MOBIN, HASANUL

2181 Ex Parte Davenport et al 10876111 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Howard Cohen UNELUS, ERNEST

2185 Ex Parte So et al 10750523 - (D) HOFF 102/103 TKHR (Broadcom) CAMPOS, YAIMA

2600 Communications
2627 Ex Parte Lydegraf et al 11146790 - (D) ZECHER 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC NGUYEN, HOA T

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Arndt et al 11792166 - (D) HOFF 102/103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP AMRANY, ADI

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Gulker et al 11939132 - (D) LEE 112(1)/112(2) PRICE HENEVELD LLP FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC PATEL, KIRAN B

All of the components of the assembly in a specific implementation need not be recited in any claim unless the specification indicates that applicant did not invent subject matter that is without such specifics. See ICU Medical, Inc. v. Alaris Medical Systems, Inc., 558 F.3d 1368, 1378 (Fed. Cir. 2009).

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Thill 10419412 - (D) GREEN 102 EV3, INC. MENDOZA, MICHAEL G

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Aaron et al 11242203 - (D) GAUDETTE 112(1)/102/103 112(2)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY GOLIGHTLY, ERIC WAYNE

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Kim 10822847 - (D) SIU 103 103 Stanzione & Kim, LLP SALOMON, PHENUEL S

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Dokumaci et al 11151506 - (D) HOFF 102/103 103 F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC ARENA, ANDREW OWENS

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte KODAMA 11851088 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC ANGEBRANNDT, MARTIN J

1722 Ex Parte Minsek et al 11031118 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC EOFF, ANCA

1773 Ex Parte Kihlberg et al 11571631 - (D) GARRIS 112(2)/103 GE HEALTHCARE, INC. SASAKI, SHOGO

1784 Ex Parte Canady et al 11041274 - (D) KRATZ 103/obviousness-type double patenting rejection WILSONART INTERNATIONAL, INC. CIO WELSH & FLAXMAN, LLC SA MPLE, DA VID R

1798 Ex Parte Aseere 11438732 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 JOHNS MANVILLE JUSKA, CHERYL ANN

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Zinaty et al 11096941 - (D) BISK 102/103 MISSION/BSTZ BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP CLEARY, THOMAS J

2156 Ex Parte Beringer et al 11185222 - (D) BARRY 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP VO, TRUONG V

2174 Ex Parte Proehl et al 10767473 - (D) SIU 103 MILLER PATENT SERVICES NGUYEN, LE V

2177 Ex Parte Kraemer 10256632 - (D) McNAMARA 112(1) 112(1)/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. HUYNH, THU V

Appellant cites North American Vaccine, Inc. v. American Cyanamid Co., 7 F.3d, 1571 (Fed. Cir. 1993). Appellant points out that North American Vaccine mentions that the use of “a” in a claim can mean “one or more.” However, North American Vaccine also states that “[w]hen the meaning of a claim term is in doubt, we look to the specification for guidance.” Id. at 1576.

Appellant’s citation to the mere use of “a” in the specification to support the argument that “a” means “one or more” in the claims is inconsistent with North American Vaccine. (App. Br. 22). In North American Vaccine the court found no indication in the patent specification that the inventors intended “a” to have other than its normal singular meaning. Id.

2191 Ex Parte Gerken et al 10904106 - (D) DANG 103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. RAMPURIA, SATISH

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Hamilton et al 10296690 - (D) SMITH 103 Thomson Multimedia Licensing Inc DESIR, JEAN WICEL

2433 Ex Parte Poletto et al 10701353 - (D) DIXON 103 Riverbed Technology Inc. - PVF c/o PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP TRAN, ELLEN C

2600 Communications
2626 Ex Parte Beyerlein 10479554 - (D) DROESCH 102/103 US Philips Corporation GODBOLD, DOUGLAS

The use of extrinsic evidence is permissible to show that the missing descriptive material is necessarily present in the prior art reference description and that it would be so recognized by persons of ordinary skill. Continental Can Co, U.S.A. v. Monsanto Co., 948 F.2d 1264, 1268 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (citing In re Oelrich, 666 F.2d 578, 581 (CCPA 1981)).

Continental Can Co. v. Monsanto Co., 948 F.2d 1264, 20 USPQ2d 1746 (Fed. Cir. 1991).. . .2131.01

Oelrich, In re, 666 F.2d 578, 212 USPQ 323 (CCPA 1981) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2112

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3688 Ex Parte Eaton et al 10698648 - (D) TURNER 103 VAN OPHEM & VANOPHEM, PC REMY J VANOPHEM, PC VIG, NARESH

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 NuVASIVE, INC., Requester and Appellant v. ZIMMER SPINE, INC., Patent Owner and Respondent 95000449 6936051 LEBOVITZ 102/103 MARTIN & FERRARO, LLP CLARK, JEANNE MARIE original REIP, DAVID OWEN

3763 Ex Parte Akiyama et al 11522496 - (D) PRATS 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP PLLC SHUMATE, VICTORIA PEARL

3767 Ex Parte Parsee et al 11264420 - (D) OSINSKI 102 HODGSON RUSS LLP GILBERT, ANDREW M

Monday, June 25, 2012

ferguson

REVERSED
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Chidambaran et al 10918054 - (D) C. THOMAS 112(1)/103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE LY, CHEYNE D

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Linzer et al 10939786 - (D) HAHN 103 CHRISTOPHER P MAIORANA, PC LSI Corporation LUONG, ALAN H

2443 Ex Parte Rhoades et al 11381147 - (D) SMITH 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP SISON, JUNE Y

2493 Ex Parte Sun et al 09952520 - (D) McNAMARA 102/103 HAMILTON DESANCTIS & CHA LLP LE, CHAU D

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Fujisawa et al 10220614 - (D) MOHANTY 103 KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP SHERR, CRISTINA O

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Ishii et al 11334092 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 RATNERPRESTIA PATEL, VINOD D

3765 Ex Parte Louw 10888699 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102 OSTROLENK FABER LLP DURHAM, NATHAN E

It is the use of the words in the context of the written description and customarily by those skilled in the relevant art that accurately reflects both the “ordinary” and the “customary” meaning of the terms in the claims. Ferguson Beauregard/Logic Controls, Div. of Dover Res., Inc. v. Mega Sys., LLC, 350 F.3d 1327, 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2003).

Ferguson Beauregard/Logic Controls v. Mega Systems, 350 F.3d 1327, 69 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2003). . . . . . . . . . 2111.01

AFFIRMED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1655 Ex Parte Perring et al 11886293 - (D) GREEN 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) HOFFMAN, SUSAN COE

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Martin et al 11640460 - (D) McKELVEY 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. YAGER, JAMES C

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Muller et al 10734494 - (D) MOORE 103 IBM LOTUS & RATIONAL SW c/o GUERIN & RODRIGUEZ WOOLCOCK, MADHU

2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Maurer 10377523 - (D) CALDWELL 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CHEN, WENPENG

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Nassimi 10995975 - (D) MORGAN 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP KAPLAN, HAL IRA

2872 Ex Parte Abnet et al 11263592 - (D) DIXON 103 CASCADE MICROTECH, INC c/o Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C. ALLEN, STEPHONE B

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Agarwal 11298985 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP PLLC ROSEN, NICHOLAS D

3672 Ex Parte Ostling 11663402 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 Mark P. Stone NEUDER, WILLIAM P

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Dubrul et al 10463026 - (D) BONILLA 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC TOWA, RENE T

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

howard, dealertrack, cybersource

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Smith et al 10844690 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 MILLER & MARTIN EXAMINER AL-AWADI, DANAH J

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2471 Ex Parte Quigley 11098612 - (D) ZECHER 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. EXAMINER CHOU, ALBERT T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Aizenberg et al 11172319 - (D) LEE 103 HITT GAINES, PC ALCATEL-LUCENT  EXAMINER MILLER, BENA B

3727 Ex Parte Yonezawa et al 10565503 - (D) BAHR 103 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC EXAMINER WILSON, LEE D

3734 Ex Parte Matsuno et al 10072721 - (D) GREEN 103 Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser EXAMINER MENDOZA, MICHAEL G

Relying on Howard v. Detroit Stove Works, 150 U.S. 164 (1893), the Examiner concludes:

It would have been obvious to one having ordinary skill in the art at the time the invention was made to make the coupling member immovable in an axial direction of the actuating wire and a direction deviating from the axial direction by making the coupling member and actuating wire once piece, since it has been held that forming in one piece an article which has formerly been formed in two pieces and put together involved only routine skill in the art. ...

The Examiner’s position is that Howard v. Detroit Stove Works holds that forming a one piece article from two pieces is a matter of routine skill. The Examiner, however, appears to draw from this case turning on specific facts, a general obviousness rule: namely, that forming several pieces integrally as a single-piece is not considered to be patentable subject matter. No such per se rule exists.

3739 Ex Parte Hanlon et al 11676340 - (D) ADAMS 103 Evans & Dixon, LLC EXAMINER DELLA, JAYMI E

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Kouchi et al 10525749 - (D) SCHEINER 103 103 Sheridan Ross, PC EXAMINER HARWARD, SOREN T

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Eiermann et al 11043715 - (D) PRAISS 112(2) 112(1)/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION EXAMINER MARKOFF, ALEXANDER

2600 Communications
2629 Ex Parte Cheah et al 10955514 - (D) HAHN 102/103 102/103 Avago Technologies Limited EXAMINER ZUBAJLO, JENNIFER L

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Kirschner et al 10908350 - (D) WOOD 102 102/103 SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP EXAMINER ALEXANDER, REGINALD

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Fuchs et al 10593791 - (D) GARRIS 103 DILWORTH IP, LLC EXAMINER KRYLOVA, IRINA

1774 Ex Parte Miura et al 11199366 - (D) SMITH 102/103 SUGHRUE-265550 EXAMINER YOUNG, NATASHA E

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Fredrickson et al 11238550 - (D) THOMAS 101/102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP EXAMINER STACE, BRENT S

As for claims 7-12, a computer-implemented method is recited. However, simply using some computer-implemented method in some undefined manner alone cannot confer patentability. More recently, claims were held to be non-statutory where the claims recite only that the method is “computer aided” without specifying any level of involvement or detail. In considering patent eligibility under § 101, one must focus on the claims. This is because a claim may “preempt” only that which the claims encompass, not what is disclosed but left unclaimed. Dealertrack v. Huber, 674 F.3d 1315, 1334 (Fed. Cir. 2012). “Simply adding [computerized sending and receiving steps] to a claim covering an abstract concept, without more, is insufficient to render the claim patent eligible.” Id. at 1340.

As to the “computer-implemented method,” we further note that even if some physical steps are required to obtain information from the database (e.g., entering a query via a keyboard, clicking a mouse), such datagathering steps cannot alone confer patentability. CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc., 654 F.3d 1366, 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2011). The “computer-implemented” modifier is comparable in scope to “computer-aided” and so its inclusion in the preamble does not change the outcome. Here, we find that the computer-implemented system is software (a software system), and is therefore non-statutory subject matter.

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Puettner et al 10589058 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102 KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER IMAS, VLADIMIR

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Kleen et al 11473412 - (D) GRIMES 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION EXAMINER MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI
 
REHEARING
 
GRANTED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1778 Ex Parte Dierkes et al 11043379 - (R) OBERMANN NIKOLAI & MERSEREAU, P.A. EXAMINER ANDERSON, DENISE R