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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sep 27, 2012

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Pugh et al 11080605 - (D) SMITH 103 VALENCE TECHNOLOGY, INC. DOVE, TRACY MAE

1734 Ex Parte Thyssen et al 11611326 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HARTMAN GLOBAL IP LAW ZHU, WEIPING

1761 Ex Parte Lamb et al 12276658 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY DOUYON, LORNA M

1771 Ex Parte Wu et al 11172161 - (D) FRANKLIN 102 EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY MCAVOY, ELLEN M

1777 Ex Parte Little et al 11564951 - (D) KRATZ 102/103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP ZALASKY, KATHERINE M

1782 Ex Parte Malmborg 10504984 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC WOOD, ELLEN S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Arbitter et al 10899802 - (D) DANG 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL JANAKIRAMAN, NITHYA

2181 MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. Requester, Appellant v. RAMBUS INC. Patent Owner, Respondent 95001109 6546446 10/028,077 EASTHOM 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original AUVE, GLENN ALLEN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Bai et al 11839700 - (D) KRIVAK 103 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC MORTELL, JOHN F

2629 Ex Parte Harley et al 11021300 - (D) DANG 103 Avago Technologies Limited Kathy Manke AMADIZ, RODNEY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Sim et al 12195425 - (D) HOFF 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PAPE, ZACHARY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Belokin 11544675 - (D) HORNER 102/103 JACK A. KANZ STERLING, AMY JO

3657 Ex Parte Rogge et al 11433914 - (D) ASTORINO 103 FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP SY, MARIANO ONG

3657 Ex Parte Blackwood et al 10517834 - (D) MARTIN 103 NIXON PEABODY, LLP RASHID, MAHBUBUR

3689 Ex Parte Clawson 10255901 - (D) TURNER 103 STOEL RIVES LLP - SLC MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex Parte Porten et al 11704035 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP VILAKAZI, SIZO BINDA

3748 Ex Parte Gokhale et al 11167420 - (D) CAPP 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY TRIEU, THAI BA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Stevens 11441985 - (D) CALDWELL 103 103 OSHA LIANG LLP/Oracle TAKELE, MESEKER

2141 Ex Parte Gilboa et al 11324155 - (D) MCKEOWN 102 SAP AG c/o BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC GUTIERREZ, ANDRES E

2166 Ex Parte Merenda et al 10390956 - (D) FRAHM 103 103 IBM Corporation HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Lesartre et al 10935631 - (D) WINSOR 102 112(2)/102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY DENNISON, JERRY B

2444 Ex Parte Allen et al 10675726 - (D) BAUMEISTER 101/103 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC PAPPAS, PETER

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Rakesh et al 11139303 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN MILLER, ALAN S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Ostrovsky et al 11397122 - (D) GREEN 102/103 102/103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP SMITH, RUTH S

3762 Ex Parte Schouenborg 11543825 - (D) BONILLA 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP EVANISKO, GEORGE ROBERT

3781 Ex Parte Metaxatos et al 11391715 - (D) HILL 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. MCKINLEY, CHRISTOPHER BRIAN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Brown et al 11824517 - (D) GREEN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. SULLIVAN, DANIEL M

1616 Ex Parte Jang 11332606 - (D) GRIMES 103 MAYER & WILLIAMS PC FISHER, ABIGAIL L

1628 Ex Parte Simoes-Nunes et al 10942172 - (D) WALSH 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC QAZI, SABIHA NAIM

1654 Ex Parte Troup et al 10662678 - (D) WALSH 103 K&L Gates LLP HA, JULIE

1655 Ex Parte OKUNJI et al 09428203 - (D) FRANKLIN 102 USAMRMC ELIZABETH A. ARWINE FLOOD, MICHELE C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Gaag 11857662 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 SCULLY SCOTT MURPHY & PRESSER, PC IP, SIKYIN

1742 Ex Parte Norley et al 11452829 - (D) OBERMANN 103 WADDEY & PATTERSON, P.C. VARGOT, MATHIEU D

1746 Ex Parte Wegele 11899225 - (D) SMITH 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY LEE, JAEYUN

1746 Ex Parte Maziers 11596426 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC WYROZEBSKI LEE, KATARZYNA I

1765 Ex Parte Laverdure et al 11782259 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Fina Technology, Inc. ZEMEL, IRINA SOPJIA

1765 Ex Parte Lorenz et al 12228690 - (D) SMITH 112(1) BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC SERGENT, RABON A

1767 Ex Parte Wang et al 11646981 - (D) SMITH 103 BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS, INC. SCOTT, ANGELA C

1767 Ex Parte Evers 12166771 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ASDJODI, MOHAMMADREZA

1771 Ex Parte GUINTHER 11745803 - (D) HANLON 102/double patenting 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION MCAVOY, ELLEN M

1777 Ex Parte Trouilly et al 11461980 - (D) SMITH 103 K&L Gates LLP XU, XIAOYUN

1786 Ex Parte Patel et al 11578646 - (D) SMITH 103 The Dow Chemical Company SALVATORE, LYNDA

1787 Ex Parte Liu et al 11763622 - (D) SMITH 103/double patenting 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY CHEN, VIVIAN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Barton et al 11007536 - (D) HOFF 102 Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe HILLERY, NATHAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Fiallos 09948976 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. HOSSAIN, FARZANA E

2426 Ex Parte Andersen et al 10074484 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. HUYNH, AN SON PHI

2427 Ex Parte Blair et al 10561024 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC LUONG, ALAN H

2437 Ex Parte Bi et al 10416292 - (D) CALDWELL 103 AOL Inc./Finnegan WILLIAMS, JEFFERY L

2437 Ex Parte Khieu et al 10145328 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY WILLIAMS, JEFFERY L

2452 Ex Parte Beckwith et al 10016529 - (D) HUGHES 103 IBM Corp. (AUS) c/o Ostrow Kaufman LLP TRAN, NAM T

2483 Ex Parte Alexander et al 10007136 - (D) DANG 102/103 ANDREWS KURTH LLP VO, TUNG T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Den Ouden 10211895 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 Duane Morris LLP (Entropic) BOCURE, TESFALDET

2618 Ex Parte Klassen et al 11097285 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 NORTON ROSE CANADA LLP NGUYEN, TU X

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2812 Ex Parte Hwang 11026182 - (D) KOHUT 103 THE LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW D. FORTNEY, PH.D., P.C. POMPEY, RON EVERETT

2894 Ex Parte Richter et al 11531793 - (D) DANG 103 GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. c/o Williams, Morgan & Amerson PHAM, THANH V

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

monarch, st. regis, wrigley

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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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

beattie, fulton, winner int'l

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 Ex Parte Hofmann et al 10558966 - (D) WALSH 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP BABIC, CHRISTOPHER M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1728 Ex Parte Pang 11953027 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 LOUIS VENTRE, JR MARTIN, MATTHEW T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Aschoff et al 10929081 - (D) WINSOR 103 QUARLES & BRADY DALE F. REGELMAN JAKOVAC, RYAN J

2445 Ex Parte Hundscheidt et al 10725714 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 ERICSSON INC. LIU, LIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Luo et al 11312410 - (D) HORNER 102 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY BONZELL, PHILIP J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Whitworth et al 11564241 - (D) FITZPATRICK 112(1) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP (SV) KIM, PAUL D

3731 Ex Parte Trabada et al 11644384 - (D) JENKS 103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP HUGHES, SAMUEL T

3742 Ex Parte Cates et al 11389941 - (D) SCANLON 103 Legal Department (M-495) PATEL, VINOD D

3761 Ex Parte Popp et al 12102680 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102 ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP SU, SUSAN SHAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte DiPietro et al 12051128 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS HEINCER, LIAM J

1774 Ex Parte Delopst et al 11660685 - (D) SMITH 102 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION SORKIN, DAVID L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Gabriel et al 10674680 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP MYINT, DENNIS Y

2164 Ex Parte Morris 11046118 - (D) POTHIER 103 103 SCENERA RESEARCH, LLC KHOSHNOODI, FARIBORZ

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Williamson et al 11033182 - (D) COURTENAY 102 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MORAN, RANDAL D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2629 Ex Parte Johnson et al 10568644 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP CRAWLEY, KEITH L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Ogawa et al 10564761 - (D) CALVE 112(2)/102 102 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) LOW, LINDSAY M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Ren et al 11352307 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC GRAMAGLIA, MAUREEN

1716 Ex Parte Suzuki et al 11377237 - (D) SCHAFER 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP (TOKYO ELECTRON) CHANDRA, SATISH

1742 Ex Parte Roberts et al 12284510 - (D) SMITH 103 Sealed Air Corporation SCHIFFMAN, BENJAMIN A

1759 Ex Parte Inoue et al 11042089 - (D) KIMLIN 103 SUGHRUE-265550 BALL, JOHN C

1761 Ex Parte Wiedemann et al 10505565 - (D) DELMENDO 103/obviousness-type double patenting NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS PA PARFOMAK, ANDREW N. DOUYON, LORNA M

1762 Ex Parte Rengaswamy et al 11830317 - (D) MCKELVEY 112(2)/102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NGUYEN, VU ANH

1762 Ex Parte Koller et al 12157046 - (D) OBERMANN 103 Ronald Bakule - The Dow Chemical Company SASTRI, SATYA B

1766 Ex Parte Liu et al 11606151 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 CORNING INCORPORATED DOLLINGER, MICHAEL M

1767 Ex Parte MATSUOKA et al 12577785 - (D) GARRIS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. BUIE-HATCHER, NICOLE M

1777 Ex Parte Bowman et al 09737185 - (D) TIMM 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 MACCORD MASON PLLC GAKH, YELENA G

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Snyder et al 10431576 - (D) THOMAS 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations ROSWELL, MICHAEL

2141 Ex Parte Stienstra 10477492 - (D) BUI 103 Philips Electronics North America Corporation ROSWELL, MICHAEL

2164 Ex Parte Leurs 10533753 - (D) WINSOR 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LEWIS, ALICIA M

2167 Ex Parte day et al 10754010 - (D) SIU 103 IBM CORPORATION WILSON, KIMBERLY LOVEL

2179 Ex Parte Holtz et al 10200776 - (D) THOMAS 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations HUYNH, BA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Rashkovskiy et al 10848931 - (D) HOMERE 102/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. SALTARELLI, DOMINIC D

2434 Ex Parte Rhoads 10861317 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 DIGIMARC CORPORATION KAPLAN, BENJAMIN A

2434 Ex Parte Goodman et al 09931550 - (D) GONSALVES 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES LIPMAN, JACOB

2461 Ex Parte Shankar et al 10247299 - (D) NEW 103 BRAKE HUGHES BELLERMANN LLP c/o CPA Global MATTIS, JASON E

2464 Ex Parte Del Prado Pavon et al 10559840 - (D) COURTENAY 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LIU, BEN H

2476 Ex Parte Herrero-Veron et al 11265906 - (D) ZECHER 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC AGA, SORI A

2495 Ex Parte Rose et al 10407783 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 CAMPBELL STEPHENSON LLP HOMAYOUNMEHR, FARID

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Creamer et al 10852910 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP NGUYEN, KHAI N

2629 Ex Parte Tu et al 10540189 - (D) CALDWELL 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS WALTHALL, ALLISON N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Lakin et al 11741550 - (D) GONSALVES 102/103 LARKIN, HOFFMAN, DALY & LINDGREN, LTD. CHERVINSKY, BORIS LEO

2857 Ex Parte Miguelanez et al 11134843 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 THE NOBLITT GROUP, PLLC BHAT, ADITYA S

2857 Ex Parte Stevenson et al 12265116 - (D) GONSALVES 112(2)/102/103 Schneider Electric USA, Inc. SUGLO, JANET L

3404 Ex parte SPX CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant 90009867 5335512 07/987,352 GUEST 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP GELLNER, JEFFREY L original DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES

“[T]he question is whether there is something in the prior art as a whole to suggest the desirability, and thus the obviousness, of making the combination,’ not whether there is something in the prior art as a whole to suggest that the combination is the most desirable combination available.” In re Fulton, 391 F.3d 1195, 1200 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (quoting In re Beattie, 974 F.2d 1309, 1311 (Fed. Cir. 1992)); see also Winner Int'l Royalty Corp. v. Wang, 202 F.3d 1340, 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (“Tradeoffs often concern what is feasible, not what is, on balance, desirable. Motivation to combine requires the latter.”).

Fulton, In re, 391 F.3d 1195, 73 USPQ2d 1141 (Fed. Cir. 2004) . . . . 2123, 2141.02, 2143.01, 2145

Beattie, In re, 974 F.2d 1309, 24 USPQ2d 1040 (Fed. Cir. 1992) . . . . . . . . . . . 716.01(c), 2145

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Walsh 10797572 - (D) KAMHOLZ 103 Liniak, Berenato & White, LLC LAUX, JESSICA L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Knopp et al 11871394 - (D) GREEN 103 RATNERPRESTIA EIDE, HEIDI MARIE

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2823 Ex Parte Matsuda 11084024 - (D) CHEN OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. STARK, JARRETT J

2856 Ex Parte Oppermann et al 10207170 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC RAEVIS, ROBERT R

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Freedman 11220300 - (D) KERINS 103/251/112(1) Philip D. Freedman PC YAO, SAMCHUAN CUA

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Ghyzel 11964987 - (D) NAGUMO 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY HUHN, RICHARD A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2626 Ex Parte Koll et al 11766784 - (D) ARPIN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 ROBERT PLOTKIN, PC JACKSON, JAKIEDA R

“[M]ental processes–or processes of human thinking–standing alone are not patentable even if they have practical application.” In re Comiskey, 554 F.3d 967, 979 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Murrer 11709440 - (D) SAINDON 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC COLLINS, TIMOTHY D

3667 Ex Parte Bauman et al 11767036 - (D) SAINDON 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. / LEAR CORPORATION SHAFI, MUHAMMAD

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Gray 11144498 - (D) LEE 103 Stephen B. Salai, Esq. PICKETT, JOHN G

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1624 Ex Parte Reddy et al 10601844 - (D) GRIMES 112(2) 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES, INC. WARD, PAUL V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Chakrabarti et al 11543888 - (D) HOFF 102 102 LeClairRyan ALATA, YASSIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Hsieh 12207777 - (D) ZECHER 103 103 OKAMOTO & BENEDICTO, LLP COLE, BRANDON S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Rooney et al 11450127 - (D) WALSH 102/103 102/103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. PATTON, AMANDA K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Bielawski et al 12182223 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP DAVIS, PATRICIA A

1732 Ex Parte Leflaive et al 11256271 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. JOHNSON, KEVIN M

1767 Ex Parte Wenzel et al 11863433 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. ASDJODI, MOHAMMADREZA

1786 Ex Parte Link et al 12430638 - (D) DELMENDO 103 GROSSMAN, TUCKER, PERREAULT & PFLEGER, PLLC CHOI, PETER Y

1787 Ex Parte Chen et al 11742547 - (D) WARREN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Lewis Rice NAKARANI, DHIRAJLAL S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Ito 10419151 - (D) JEFFERY 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC PATEL, SHAMBHAVI K

2142 Ex Parte Nacey 10005985 - (D) DANG 103 METZ LEWIS, LLC STEVENS, ROBERT

2158 Ex Parte Bucher et al 11627615 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 IBM CORPORATION PENG, HUAWEN A

2181 Ex Parte Balakrishnan et al 11319852 - (D) SIU 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP LEWIS-TAYLOR, DAYTON A.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Nishikawa et al 10806832 - (D) SIU 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP TAYLOR, JOSHUA D

2434 Ex Parte Keys 11067435 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LIPMAN, JACOB

2442 Ex Parte Kim et al 11932173 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 THOMAS, KAYDEN, HORSTEMEYER & RISLEY, LLP AILES, BENJAMIN A

2442 Ex Parte Woods et al 11545057 - (D) GONSALVES 103 DOUBLE FUSION INC. RECEK, JASON D

2445 Ex Parte Elfner 10791566 - (D) SIU 103 HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI P.C. POLLACK, MELVIN H

2473 Ex Parte Tong et al 10753546 - (D) GONSALVES 103 Mintz Levin/New York Office NGUYEN, HANH N

2478 Ex Parte Feng et al 11192861 - (D) SAADAT 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KHAJURIA, SHRIPAL K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Graham 10256683 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT, P.C. RAMPURIA, SHARAD K

2618 Ex Parte Jiguet et al 11062031 - (D) PERRY 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED HANNON, CHRISTIAN A

2622 Ex Parte Ostromek et al 10759959 - (D) ROBERTSON 102/103 Marsteller & Associates, P.C. CUTLER, ALBERT H

2627 Ex Parte Maule 11119508 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MILLER, BRIAN E

"[A]bsent a clear disclaimer in the specification, the embodiments in the specification do not limit broader claim language." Eolas Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 399 F. 3d 1325, 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Carpenter et al 11381493 - (D) HORNER 102/103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. DINGA, ROLAND