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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oct 31, 2012

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Demmer et al 10516405 - (D) SCHEINER 103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP FERNANDEZ, SUSAN EMILY

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Park et al 10499342 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 McKenna Long & Aldridge HECKERT, JASON MARK

1733 Ex Parte Sandberg 11126342 - (D) SMITH 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC ZHU, WEIPING

1743 Ex Parte Hollensteiner et al 12339488 - (D) WARREN 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. OCHYLSKI, RYAN M

1745 Ex Parte Brumbelow et al 11594493 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Ballard Spahr LLP TOLIN, MICHAEL A

1767 Ex Parte Goulet et al 11787300 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. MCCULLEY, MEGAN CASSANDRA

1775 Ex Parte Foxenland 11274614 - (D) GAUDETTE 112(1) MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. DOE, SHANTA G

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Denny 11211779 - (D) DILLON 103 AT&T Legal Department - CC SYED, FARHAN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Rogers 11000657 - (D) HOFF 103 Broadcom THOMAS
HORSTEMEYER, LLP KOSTAK, VICTOR R

2425 Ex Parte Cordero et al 10167242 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. IDOWU, OLUGBENGA O

2427 Ex Parte Noetsele 10383932 - (D) HOFF 103 HARRINGTON & SMITH SCHNURR, JOHN R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2671 Ex Parte Hoppel et al 11403656 - (D) FREDMAN 101/103

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Chung et al 11470019 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 TSMC DUANE MORRIS LLP CHENG, DIANA

2836 Ex Parte Culligan et al 11006144 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION HOANG, ANN THI

2836 Ex Parte Simper et al 11736096 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. HOANG, ANN THI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Storm 10513654 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 Abel IP AS JANG, CHRISTIAN YONGKYUN

3745 Ex Parte Cheng et al 11435950 - (D) SPAHN 103 CPA Global CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EASTMAN, AARON ROBERT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Dietzel et al 10559383 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 103/obviousness-type double patenting NATH & ASSOCIATES PLLC ALSTRUM ACEVEDO, JAMES HENRY

1635 Ex Parte Halle et al 12540396 - (D) FREDMAN 251 251/112(1)/112(2) AGRIS & VON NATZMER LLP ANGELL, JON E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1784 Ex Parte Persky et al 11443796 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 102/103 CPA Global BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. KATZ, VERA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Cushing et al 10855818 - (D) FRAHM 103 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP/IBM SVL HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

2167 ORACLE AMERICA, INC. Requester and Cross Appellant v. NETAPP, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant 95000328 6892211 10/822,630 ARBES 112(1) 102/103/305 CESARI AND MCKENNA, LLP CHOI, WOO H original WASSUM, LUKE S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2663 Ex Parte Morphet 11361705 - (D) GONSALVES 103 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. SPINKS, ANTOINETTE T

2663 Ex Parte Silverbrook 10729157 - (D) GONSALVES 103 103 SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTD MISLEH, JUSTIN P

2691 Ex Parte Dennis et al 11078055 - (D) FRAHM 102 112(1) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 ADDMG - 27975 PERVAN, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Rofougaran 11536123 - (D) CURCURI 103 103 FARJAMI & FARJAMI LLP CHANG, JOSEPH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte Blake 11055152 - (D) MORRISON 103 103 CUMMINS-ALLISON CORP. C/O NIXON PEABODY LLP SHAPIRO, JEFFREY ALAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Browne 11249171 - (D) KAMHOLZ 112(1)/103 Dierker & Associates, P.C. JETTON, CHRISTOPHER M

3762 Ex Parte Moffitt et al 12204154 - (D) GREEN 103 103 Vista IP Law Group LLP HOLMES, REX R

3765 Ex Parte Greer 11553873 - (D) WOOD 102/103 THOMPSON COBURN LLP HADEN, SALLY CLINE

3766 Ex Parte Malinowski et al 11063135 - (D) ABRAMS 112(1)/102 NEUROMODULATION VISTA IP LAW GROUP LLP/BSC HELLER, TAMMIE K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Taguchi et al 10241694 - (D) ADAMS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CHANNAVAJJALA, LAKSHMI SARADA

1612 Ex Parte Prencipe et al 11614455 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY SUTTON, DARRYL C

1613 Ex Parte Narayanan et al 10926510 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS FUBARA, BLESSING M

1619 Ex Parte Ray et al 11814501 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP WHEELER, THURMAN MICHAEL

1621 Ex Parte Müller et al 12621588 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC WITHERSPOON, SIKARL A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Siddiqui et al 11643519 - (D) SMITH 103 AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. DUCLAIR, STEPHANIE P.

1763 Ex Parte Ambrose et al 12056306 - (D) BEST 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 PPG INDUSTRIES INC LEONARD, MICHAEL L

1772 Ex Parte Abbott et al 11507032 - (D) HASTINGS 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP WHITE, DENNIS MICHAEL

1773 Ex Parte Metzner 11469600 - (D) SMITH 103 HODGSON RUSS LLP NAGPAUL, JYOTI

1776 Ex Parte Lackey 12062623 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 NEXSEN PRUET, LLC CLEMENTE, ROBERT ARTHUR

1792 Ex Parte Hinze et al 11963299 - (D) SCHAFER 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP SMITH, CHAIM A

1792 Ex Parte Lipinski et al 11835696 - (D) SCHAFER 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP SMITH, CHAIM A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Kodosky et al 11256918 - (D) DANG 101/103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. STEVENS, ROBERT

2161 Ex Parte Wang et al 10953187 - (D) BUI 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. LE, HUNG D

2163 NEXPLORE CORPORATION Requester, Appellant v. Patent of JASON COLEMAN and STEVEN THRASHER Patent Owners 95001233 7457802 11/638,763 SONG 102/103 STEVEN THRASHER CABRERA, ZOILA E original LE, UYEN T

2171 Ex Parte Nordahl et al 10105160 - (D) COURTENAY 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. PITARO, RYAN F

2186 Ex Parte Farmer et al 10669784 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TSAI, SHENG JEN

2187 Ex Parte Brown et al 11348969 - (D) BENOIT 112(1)/102 IBM Corporation THAMMAVONG, PRASITH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 10672664 - (D) DANG 103 GARLICK & MARKISON LUONG, ALAN H

2427 Ex Parte KIM et al 11857983 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. ALATA, YASSIN

2427 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 10675434 - (D) DANG 103 GARLICK & MARKISON LANGHNOJA, KUNAL N

2444 Ex Parte Porcari et al 10441924 - (D) MCKONE 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL CLOUD, JOIYA M

2449 Ex Parte Salomon et al 10953521 - (D) JEFFERY 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP BRUCKART, BENJAMIN R

2451 Ex Parte Khavrov et al 10397143 - (D) WARD 103 INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP PATEL, DHAIRYA A

2461 Ex Parte Clauberg 10123797 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 112(1)/112(2)/103 IBM CORPORATION LEVITAN, DMITRY

2476 Ex Parte Raverdy et al 10815401 - (D) MORGAN 101/103/112(1) BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN AHMED, SALMAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 APPLE INC. Third Party Requester v. AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC Patent Owner and Appellant 95001263 7486926 11/681,452 ZECHER 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. LAROSE, COLIN M original GELIN, JEAN ALLAND

2649 Ex Parte Gomez et al 11029733 - (D) POTHIER 102 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. HU, RUI MENG

2685 Ex Parte Shuster et al 11407792 - (D) GONSALVES 103/101 SIEMENS CORPORATION SWARTHOUT, BRENT

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Pietambaram et al 11444089 - (D) KRIVAK 102/103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. ARMAND, MARC ANTHONY

2856 Ex Parte Lu et al 11493493 - (D) HUME 102 Guixian Lu SMITH, RICHARD A

2857 Ex Parte Jung et al 11418466 - (D) WEINBERG 103 KED & ASSOCIATES, LLP WEST, JEFFREY R

2859 Ex Parte Bergner 10585048 - (D) HUME 103 Striker, Striker & Stenby OMAR, AHMED H

2896 Ex Parte Yamauchi 11585773 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC SODERHOLM, KRISTA Z

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Vogel 11072450 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. FIGUEROA, ADRIANA

3654 Ex Parte Mustalahti et al 11097392 - (D) SPAHN 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. KRUER, STEFAN

3694 Ex Parte Kalt et al 10062590 - (D) KIM 112(1)/101/103 VALAUSKAS & PINE LLC MILEF, ELDA G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Lutaud 11189090 - (D) BAHR 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. OMGBA, ESSAMA

3731 Ex Parte Durcan et al 11057022 - (D) ELLURU 103 FULWIDER PATTON LLP HUGHES, SAMUEL T

3733 Ex Parte Drogin et al 11383974 - (D) GRIMES 112(2)/101/103 MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY COMSTOCK, DAVID C

3735 Ex Parte Marks et al 11874731 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 BLANK ROME LLP TOTH, KAREN E

3737 Ex Parte Sullivan 11734048 - (D) JENKS 103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP KISH, JAMES M

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Hou 10748223 - (D) POTHIER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. MESFIN, YEMANE
DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY Requester and Respondent v. Patent of ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000204 6815639 10/624,851 PER CURIAM 103 GEORGE R. CORRIGAN NGUYEN, LINH M original SHAW, CLIFFORD C

1725 THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY Requester and Respondent v. Patent of ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000202 6329636 09/540,567 PER CURIAM 103 CORRIGAN LAW OFFICE NGUYEN, LINH M original SHAW, CLIFFORD C

1725 THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY Requester and Respondent v. Patent of ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000203 6,987,242 09/540,567 PER CURIAM 103 CORRIGAN LAW OFFICE NGUYEN, LINH M original SHAW, CLIFFORD C

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Andrade et al 09841644 - (D) McNAMARA BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD SALTARELLI, DOMINIC D

Oct 30, 2012

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Bologna et al 10423920 - (D) MILLS 112(2)/102/103/obviousness-type double patenting WINSTON & STRAWN LLP VU, JAKE MINH

1622 Ex Parte Krafft et al 11915067 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. OH, TAYLOR V

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Ji et al 11378224 - (D) OBERMANN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. ESSEX, STEPHAN J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte Liu et al 11098887 - (D) JEFFERSON 102 ORACLE HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG NG, AMY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Adjali et al 11284297 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 UNILEVER PATENT GROUP SRIVASTAVA, VIVEK

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2695 Ex Parte Yamaguchi 11337565 - (D) JEFFERY 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC BOLOTIN, DMITRIY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Terleski et al 11529792 - (D) KAUFFMAN 102/103 DOCKET CLERK ISLAM, SYED A

3633 Ex Parte Anderson 10830821 - (D) HORNER 102/103 BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY PC FIGUEROA, ADRIANA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Arbefeuille 11218917 - (D) GRIMES 103 MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. SZPIRA, JULIE ANN

3762 Ex Parte Gerber 11591447 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. D ABREU, MICHAEL JOSEPH

3783 Ex Parte Klink et al 10191203 - (D) REIMERS 103 GUDRUN E. HUCKETT DRAUDT COLEMAN, KEITH A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Farr et al 11263725 - (D) PRATS 112(1)/102 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LOVE, TREVOR M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Rumsey et al 11005720 - (D) WEINBERG 102 102/103 GENTEX CORPORATION CONSILVIO, MARK J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Klabunde et al 11274799 - (D) O’HEARN 103 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB BOBISH, CHRISTOPHER S

3763 Ex Parte Doty 11215590 - (D) PRATS 112(2)/103 103 MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. LANDRY II, GERALD ERNEST

3781 Ex Parte Bobed 10527536 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION CASTELLANO, STEPHEN J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Smith et al 10879716 - (D) SMITH 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY DEHGHAN, QUEENIE S

1763 Ex Parte Zhou et al 11698518 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY FINK, BRIEANN R

1771 Ex Parte Cartwright 11590546 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company GOLOBOY, JAMES C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2666 Ex Parte Fushiki et al 11057497 - (D) COURTENAY 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION WESTMAN CHAMPLIN REPKO, JASON MICHAEL

2686 Ex Parte Evans et al 11260994 - (D) WINSOR 101/102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MERCEDES, DISMERY E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2824 Ex Parte Wang et al 11521805 - (D) HOFF 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. BERNSTEIN, ALLISON

2828 Ex Parte Hunter et al 11649801 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 Vedder Price, PC STAFFORD, PATRICK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Merin et al 11245271 - (D) KAUFFMAN 102 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH KEENAN, JAMES W

3689 Ex Parte Thelen et al 11421409 - (D) PETRAVICK 101/112(2)/103 LEE & HAYES, PLLC NGUYEN, THUY-VI THI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte Gall et al 10598080 - (D) JENKS 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG (DEN) MERENE, JAN CHRISTOP L

3745 Ex Parte Chambers et al 11056185 - (D) SAINDON 103 OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC YOUNGER, SEAN JERRARD

3753 Ex Parte Jones 11290662 - (D) BAHR 103 TUNG & ASSOCIATES CHAUDRY, ATIF H

Monday, October 29, 2012

howard

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Biskeborn 10754392 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 WALTER W. DUFT NEGRON, DANIELL L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte Yamazaki et al 10922130 - (D) HORNER 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. PILKINGTON, JAMES

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Hochmuth et al 11020982 - (D) STRAUSS 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TAKELE, MESEKER

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Doherty et al 11140633 - (D) KIMLIN 112(2)/103 THOMPSON HINE LLP GOLIGHTLY, ERIC WAYNE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2637 Ex Parte Soto et al 10886021 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 Alexander Soto BELLO, AGUSTIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Lin et al 11406030 - (D) SAADAT 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER PINKNEY, DAWAYNE

The Examiner’s reliance on Howard vs. Detroit Stove Works, 150 U.S. 164 (1893) is inappropriate because Katagiri’s structure requires multiple components of different materials which cannot be integrally formed as one piece (App. Br. 17-18, Reply Br. 9).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Husing 11114595 - (D) BROWN 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. CHIN, PAUL T

Friday, October 26, 2012

rinehart, kollman, atlas powder

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Karanam et al 11966051 - (D) DELMENDO 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP - SABIC (CPP) SALVITTI, MICHAEL A

In re Rinehart, 531 F. 2d 1048, 1052 (CCPA 1976) ("When prima facie obviousness is established and evidence is submitted in rebuttal, the decision-maker must start over.")

Rinehart, In re, 531 F.2d 1048, 189 USPQ 143 (CCPA 1976) 2107.02, 2142, 2143.02, 2144.04

1772 Ex Parte Ostrowski et al 11526393 - (D) PAK 103 Covidien LP WHITE, DENNIS MICHAEL

1772 Ex Parte Ostrowski et al 11526417 - (D) PAK 103 Covidien LP WHITE, DENNIS MICHAEL

1772 Ex Parte Ostrowski et al 11526369 - (D) PAK 103 Covidien LP WHITE, DENNIS MICHAEL

1772 Ex Parte Ostrowski et al 11526834 - (D) PAK 103 Covidien LP WHITE, DENNIS MICHAEL

1782 Ex Parte Mengel et al 11523953 - (D) PAK 103 BEMIS COMPANY, INC. PATTERSON, MARC A

1786 Ex Parte Boehm et al 10490893 - (D) BEST 102/103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. THOMPSON, CAMIE S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Claydon 10450615 - (D) SMITH 102/103 WEIDE & MILLER - MINDSPEED COLEMAN, ERIC

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Komaki et al 10308142 - (D) Per Curiam 102 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC SRIVASTAVA, VIVEK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Farrell et al 10696583 - (D) ASTORINO 103 CAHN & SAMUELS LLP GILBERT, WILLIAM V

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Rysavy 11745555 - (D) GREENHUT 103 WRB-IP LLP SWINNEY, JENNIFER B

3726 Ex Parte Schnyder 11022881 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. AFZALI, SARANG

3767 Ex Parte Marshall et al 10506472 - (D) ASTORINO 102 YOUNG & THOMPSON GILBERT, ANDREW M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Valenta et al 11933498 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) 102 PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR, LLP ROONEY, NORA MAUREEN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2113 Ex Parte Poletto et al 10701356 - (D) MOORE 102 112(2)/102 Riverbed Technology Inc. - PVF c/o PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP MEHRMANESH, ELMIRA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Myers et al 11465999 - (D) GREENHUT 103 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN RALIS, STEPHEN J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Ramnarayan et al 10923620 - (D) ADAMS 103 Sapient Discovery Dr. Kal Ramnarayan BRUSCA, JOHN S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Yan et al 11762103 - (D) HOUSEL 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. MCCLELLAND, KIMBERLY KEIL

1764 Ex Parte He et al 11290064 - (D) HANLON 103/obviousness-type double patenting MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. c/o Dilworth & Barrese, LLP PAK, HANNAH J

1767 Ex Parte SOUNIK et al 12132722 - (D) GARRIS 103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC GODENSCHWAGER, PETER F

1775 Ex Parte Jung et al 11729276 - (D) PRAISS 103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC EDWARDS, LYDIA E

1781 Ex Parte DeBiccari et al 11588814 - (D) HASTINGS 103 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. c/o CPA Global MEHTA, MEGHA S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Baluja et al 11004499 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. VY, HUNG T

2164 Ex Parte Vasey 10933466 - (D) SMITH 103 Anderson Gorecki & Rouille LLP CHOI, YUK TING

2184 Ex Parte Lathrop et al 11343794 - (D) GIANNETTI 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY BORROMEO, JUANITO C

2185 Ex Parte Hampel et al 11381349 - (D) DILLON 103 Rambus MARC P. SCHUYLER LI, ZHUO H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Dougherty et al 10957229 - (D) CURCURI 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT B

2483 Ex Parte He et al 10888268 - (D) MORGAN 102/103 MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC HOLDER, ANNER N

We recognize that a trend in results may be shown where the full scope of a claim has not been tested. In re Kollman, 595 F.2d 48, 56 (CCPA 1979).

Kollman, In re, 595 F.2d 48, 201 USPQ 193 (CCPA 1979) 716.02(d)

2486 Ex Parte MacInnis et al 11269424 - (D) GONSALVES 102 (Broadcom) THOMAS
HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) VO, TUNG T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Costello et al 11271293 - (D) GONSALVES 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE LLP THOMAS, BRADLEY H

AtlasPowder Co. v. Ireco Inc., 190 F.3d 1342, 1347 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“[T]he discovery of a previously unappreciated property of a prior art composition, or of a scientific explanation for the prior art’s functioning, does not render the old composition patentably new to the discoverer.”).

Atlas Powder Co. v. IRECO, Inc., 190 F.3d 1342, 51 USPQ2d 1943 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2112, 2131.01, 2131.05

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Johnson et al 12157550 - (D) FREDMAN dissenting WALSH 102 JOHNSON & JOHNSON PHILIP S. JOHNSON SHI, KATHERINE MENGLIN

3754 Ex Parte Lasserre et al 11178283 - (D) WOOD 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. NGO, LIEN M

Thursday, October 25, 2012

KSR

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Abd Elhamid et al 11562597 - (D) TORCZON 102/103 Brooks Kushman P.C. RUDDOCK, ULA CORINNA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2113 Ex Parte Cohen et al 10287794 - (D) WARD 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MEHRMANESH, ELMIRA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Wasilewski et al 10376863 - (D) McNAMARA 103 SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA, A CISCO COMPANY MERCHANT & GOULD SHELEHEDA, JAMES R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Utterberg et al 11124701 - (D) BAHR 103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE PC CARPENTER, WILLIAM R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Laroia et al 10895720 - (D) ZECHER 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP ELPENORD, CANDAL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Eidson 10454291 - (D) SMITH 102/103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global EL CHANTI, HUSSEIN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Cirone 11497329 - (D) FETTING 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) MAI, TRI M  

In determining whether the subject matter of a patent claim is obvious, neither the particular motivation nor the avowed purpose of the patentee controls. What matters is the objective reach of the claim. If the claim extends to what is obvious, it is invalid under § 103. One of the ways in which a patent’s subject matter can be proved obvious is by noting that there existed at the time of invention a known problem for which there was an obvious solution encompassed by the patent’s claims.   KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 419-20 (2007).

KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 USPQ2d 1385 (2007) 2141, 2145, 2216, 2242, 2286, 2616, 2642, 2686.04

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3661 SiRF TECHNOLOGY INC. Requester v. GLOBAL LOCATE, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001378 6704651 09/989,558 COCKS 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. ENGLISH, PETER C original BEAULIEU, YONEL

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Jansen et al 10469391 - (D) GREEN 103 Merck BREDEFELD, RACHAEL EVA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1775 Ex Parte Choperena et al 10793455 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 K&L GATES LLP YOO, REGINA M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Purwin 11037177 - (D) STRAUSS 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. CLEARY, THOMAS J

2175 Ex Parte Martyn 10343333 - (D) McNAMARA 103 CORE WIRELESS LICENSING S.a.r.l. c/o WARE, FRESSOLA, VAN DER SLUYS & ADOLPHSON LLP VU, THANH T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Jagger et al 11496249 - (D) BONILLA 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. BACHMAN, LINDSEY MICHELE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1641 Ex Parte Yang et al 11745283 - (D) WALSH 102/103 103 FAY SHARPE LLP YANG, NELSON C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Axen et al 11995979 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 102/103 GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP. ZALASKY, KATHERINE M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Sayal et al 10918587 - (D) DESHPANDE 102/103 101 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PHAM, KHANH B

We disagree with the Appellants. The specification does not clearly define “tangible” or a “computer readable medium.” The broadest reasonable interpretation of a “tangible computer readable medium” encompasses a transitory, propagating signal. Given that a medium can be both tangible and transitory, we agree with the Examiner’s finding that a “tangible computer readable medium” as broadly claimed encompasses a transitory, propagating signal. Transitory embodiments are not directed to statutory subject matter. Examples include physical but transitory forms of signal transmission such as radio broadcasts, electrical signals through a wire, and light pulses through a fiber-optic cable, that convey encoded information. In re Nuijten, 500 F.3d 1346, 1353-54 (Fed. Cir. 2007).

Nuijten, In re, 500 F.3d 1346, 84 USPQ2d 1495 (Fed. Cir. 2007) 2106, 2107.01

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Rajagopalan et al 10828023 - (D) GARRIS 103 Applied Materials BURKHART, ELIZABETH A

1733 Ex Parte Mukai et al 10566433 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. ROE, JESSEE RANDALL

1742 Ex Parte Zhamu et al 11899008 - (D) KIMLIN 103 Bor Z. Jang SCHIFFMAN, BENJAMIN A

1754 Ex Parte McTeer 11370269 - (D) OBERMANN 103 FLETCHER YODER (MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.) BAND, MICHAEL A

Claims measure the invention. See SRI Int’l. v. Matsushita Elec. Corp. of Am., 775 F.2d 1107, 1121 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (en banc).

1761 Ex Parte Lifchits 11789664 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 Christie Parker & Hale LLP NGUYEN, HAIDUNG D

1792 Ex Parte Lonergan 11564428 - (D) OWENS 103 General Mills CHAWLA, JYOTI

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2189 Ex Parte Okawa et al 10891796 - (D) DIXON 103 IBM CORPORATION RUIZ, ARACELIS

2195 Ex Parte Broussard et al 10762000 - (D) BUI 103 IBM Austin HAMILTON & TERRILE, LLP TO, JENNIFER N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Krishnamoorthy et al 11045515 - (D) FRAHM 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NICKERSON, JEFFREY L

2448 Ex Parte Aloni et al 11269005 - (D) GONSALVES 103 THOMAS HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) STRANGE, AARON N

2452 Ex Parte Nastacio 11382364 - (D) DILLON 102/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP NGUYEN, THU V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Curey et al 09821537 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. LEE, PHILIP C

2644 Ex Parte Rosen et al 11096869 - (D) GONSALVES 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED EDOUARD, PATRICK NESTOR

2659 Ex Parte Weiser 10177685 - (D) GONSALVES 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS ARMSTRONG, ANGELA A

2685 Ex Parte Glenn et al 10684583 - (D) HUME 103 Lewis and Roca LLP POPE, DARYL C
 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2832 Ex Parte Theuss 11865122 - (D) GONSALVES 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA BAISA, JOSELITO SASIS
 
Tech Center 3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2818 RAMBUS INC. Patent Owner, Appellant and Respondent v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. Requester, Respondent and Cross-Appellant and SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, INC. Requester 95000250 6452863 09/492,982 EASTHOM 102/103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original NGUYEN, TAN

See Application of Tiffin, 448 F.2d 791 (CCPA 1971) (commercial success evidence of thermoplastic foam cups is not commensurate in scope with broad claims directed to thermoplastic foam containers). 

Tiffin, In re, 448 F.2d 791, 171 USPQ 294 (CCPA 1971) 716.03(a)

Weak secondary considerations generally do not overcome a strong prima facie case of obviousness. See Media Techs. Licensing, LLC v. Upper Deck Co., 596 F.3d 1334 (Fed. Cir. 2010), cert. denied, 2010 WL 2897876 (Oct. 04, 2010) (“Even if [the patentee] could establish the required nexus, a highly successful product alone would not overcome the strong showing of obviousness.”).

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Lu 11272448 - (D) KIMLIN 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN