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Thursday, November 29, 2012

kao, datamize, fisher, ricoh

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Asrar et al 11028782 - (D) GRIMES 103 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP HOLT, ANDRIAE M

See In re Kao, 639 F.3d 1057, 1068 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (“If an applicant demonstrates that an embodiment has an unexpected result and provides an adequate basis to support the conclusion that other embodiments falling within the claim will behave in the same manner, this will generally establish that the evidence is commensurate with [the] scope of the claims.”).

1657 Ex Parte Edens et al 10572811 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC SINGH, SATYENDRA K

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1736 Ex Parte Chin et al 12322567 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 The Dow Chemical Company ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY IQBAL, SYED TAHA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Muller 11318805 - (D) HOFF 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP DISTEFANO, GREGORY A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Gordon et al 11762868 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 Merchant & Gould - Cox HUERTA, ALEXANDER Q

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2686 Ex Parte Korkowski et al 10758330 - (D) HOFF 103 Kagan Binder, PLLC / STL BLOUIN, MARK S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3631 Ex Parte Carroll 11109781 - (D) KAUFFMAN 102/103 Stephen F. McDonald SAFAVI, MICHAEL

3646 Ex Parte Balzer et al 10545360 - (D) BROWN 103 MCCORMICK, PAULDING & HUBER LLP BRAINARD, TIMOTHY A

3655 Ex Parte Noll 11557710 - (D) ASTORINO 102 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC LE, DAVID D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Jiang et al 10582908 - (D) SCANLON 112(1)/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS JENNISON, BRIAN W

3767 Ex Parte Van Antwerp 10616784 - (D) MARTIN 103 Gates & Cooper LLP - Minimed OSINSKI, BRADLEY JAMES

3788 Ex Parte Rolfes et al 11949602 - (D) HORNER 112(1)/103 (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) FLETCHER YODER NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Morris et al 10903155 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY FENNEMA, ROBERT E

" 'A reference may be said to teach away when a person of ordinary skill, upon reading the reference, would be discouraged from following the path set out in the reference, or would be led in a direction divergent from the path that was taken by the applicant.'" Ricoh Co., Ltd. v. Quanta Computer Inc., 550 F.3d 1325, 1332 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (citations omitted).

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Pinyayev et al 11592674 - (D) WALSH 102/103 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EIDE, HEIDI MARIE

3734 Ex Parte Lindquist et al 11775324 - (D) BONILLA 103 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. EVERAGE, KEVIN D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Kelley 11754082 - (D) GRIMES 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. ORWIG, KEVIN S

1619 Ex Parte Ward 10595033 - (D) PRATS 101/112(1)/112(2) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. KASSA, TIGABU

See In re Fisher, 421 F.3d 1365, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (“[As] to the "specific" utility requirement, an application must disclose a use which is not so vague as to be meaningless.”).

Fisher, In re, 421 F.3d 1365, 76 USPQ2d 1225 (Fed. Cir. 2005) , 2103, 2107.01

1634 Ex Parte Wang et al 11256229 - (D) GREEN 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global SALMON, KATHERINE D

1634 Ex Parte Pont-Kingdon et al 11268433 - (D) WALSH 103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE/UTAH SALMON, KATHERINE D

1635 Ex Parte Robertson et al 11083583 - (D) PRATS 103 GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE, ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C. SHIN, DANA H

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Naoi et al 11488044 - (D) HASTINGS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. TADAYYON ESLAMI, TABASSOM

1724 Ex Parte OKAZAKI et al 12022472 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP THOMAS, BRENT C

1736 Ex Parte Meessen 11885666 - (D) PRAISS 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC BERNS, DANIEL J

1761 Ex Parte Hsu et al 12006912 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY KOPEC, MARK T

1787 Ex Parte Finley 11512022 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(2)/102/103 Kagan Binder, PLLC ROBINSON, ELIZABETH A

1791 Ex Parte Baker et al 11669736 - (D) GARRIS 112(2)/103 CARSTENS & CAHOON, LLP DEGUIRE, KATHERINE E

"The scope of claim language cannot depend solely on the unrestrained, subjective opinion of a particular individual purportedly practicing the invention." Datamize, LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc., 417 F.3d 1342, 1350-51 (Fed. Cir. 2005). "Some objective standard must be provided in order to allow the public to determine the scope of the claimed invention." Id. "A purely subjective construction of 'aesthetically pleasing' would not notify the public of the patentee's right to exclude since the meaning of the claim language would depend on the unpredictable vagaries of any one person's opinion of the aesthetics of interface screens." Id. "While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a claim term, to be definite, requires an objective anchor." Id.

Datamize LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc., 417 F.3d 1342, 75 USPQ2d 1801 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2173.05(b)

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Niki et al 11130242 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP PIERRE LOUIS, ANDRE

2183 Ex Parte Archer et al 11459387 - (D) GIANNETTI 112(2)/103 IBM (ROC-BLF) C/O BIGGERS & OHANIAN, LLP GIROUX, GEORGE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Howe et al 10335735 - (D) HUGHES 102 AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT NGUYEN BA, HOANG VU A

2432 Ex Parte Drehmel et al 10892430 - (D) FRAHM 103 IBM CORPORATION LANIER, BENJAMIN E

2439 Ex Parte Bhatt et al 10988913 - (D) MOORE 112(2)/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. LE, CANH

2463 Ex Parte Pushparaj 10767392 - (D) BUI 103 Marger Johnson & McCollom, P.C. - Cisco MARCELO, MELVIN C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2653 Ex Parte Knott et al 10829557 - (D) McNAMARA 103 AT&T Legal Department - JW PATEL, HEMANT SHANTILAL

2659 Ex Parte Peck 10722038 - (D) FRAHM 103 KACVINSKY DAISAK PLLC C/O CPA Global SHAH, PARAS D

2664 Ex Parte Kollias et al 11497107 - (D) DANG 102/103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON YE, LIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2826 Ex Parte Freedman 11381583 - (D) HOFF 103 Philip D. Freedman PC KUO, WENSING W

2872 Ex Parte Li 11274241 - (D) KRIVAK 102/103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB DOAK, JENNIFER L

2887 Ex Parte Kelley et al 10905716 - (D) KOHUT 103 (IBM) WHITHAM, CURTIS, CHRISTOFFERSON & COOK, P.C. MAI, THIEN T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3631 Ex Parte Armaly 11827284 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 BUTZEL LONG WOOD, KIMBERLY T

3634 Ex Parte Berger 10822079 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 Sanchelima and Associates, P.A. JOHNSON, BLAIR M

3646 Ex Parte Schrauwen 11792764 - (D) WEATHERLY 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY LEACH, ERIN MARIE BOYD

3689 Ex Parte Chen et al 11394871 - (D) KIM 112(1)/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP MATTIA, SCOTT A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Clements 10801401 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY GISHNOCK, NIKOLAI A

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

leshin, superguide, asyst, wyer

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Morishita et al 11814124 - (D) WARREN 112(1)/103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. LEE, REBECCA Y

1761 Ex Parte Evans et al 09935982 - (D) WARREN 102/103 MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP HARTFORD DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Iglesia et al 11388734 - (D) POTHIER 102 Patent Capital Group NGUYEN, KIM T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Tate et al 11015741 - (D) SPAHN 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) NOVAK, DRUCE + QUIGG L.L.P. - PERGO PLUMMER, ELIZABETH A

3674 Ex Parte Mahoney et al 11137285 - (D) SAINDON 102/103 DECKER, JONES, MCMACKIN, MCCLANE, HALL & BATES, P.C. PATEL, VISHAL A

see In re Leshin, 277 F.2d 197, 199 (CCPA 1960) (the selection of a known material based upon its suitability for the intended use is a design consideration within the skill of the art).

Leshin, In re, 277 F.2d 197, 125 USPQ 416 (CCPA 1960) 2144.07

3676 WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL, INC. Requester v. TESCO CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant 95000418 7377324 11/464,428 COCKS 102/103 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original BATES, ZAKIYA W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3718 Ex Parte Thomas et al 11357501 - (D) SAINDON 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP HALL, ARTHUR O

3732 Ex Parte Buchanan 11493460 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 KOPPEL, PATRICK, HEYBL & PHILPOTT SINGH, SUNIL K

3737 Ex Parte Li et al 11468481 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1)/101/102/103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD LAURITZEN, AMANDA L

3767 Ex Parte Woehr et al 11707846 - (D) SPAHN 103 KLEIN, O'NEILL & SINGH, LLP GILBERT, ANDREW M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte Sweeney 11057941 - (D) OWENS 103 103 COOPER & DUNHAM, LLP VERDERAME, ANNA L

1743 Ex Parte Epps 11517647 - (D) OWENS 102/103 102/103 Thompson E. Fehr BODAWALA, DIMPLE N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Cerf 11898885 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 102 Sam Silverberg GERRITY, STEPHEN FRANCIS

We must be careful not to read a particular embodiment appearing in the written description into the claim if the claim language is broader than the embodiment. See Superguide Corp. v. DirecTV Enter., Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 875 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

Superguide Corp. v. Direct TV Enterprises, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 69 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.01

3766 Ex Parte Kelly 11846142 - (D) FITZPATRICK 103 103 IPLM GROUP, P.A. KIMBALL, JEREMIAH T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Goudsmit et al 11372585 - (D) GREEN 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC SISSON, BRADLEY L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Tamura et al 11570454 - (D) TIMM 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP BUCHANAN, JACOB

1732 Ex Parte Morini et al 11887530 - (D) METZ 103 DILWORTH IP, LLC NGUYEN, COLETTE B

1761 Ex Parte WILLIAMS et al 12834416 - (D) McKELVEY 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102/103 NASA JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SZEKELY, PETER A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2821 ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED SYSTEMS d/b/a KING CONTROLS Patent Owner, Appellant v. WINEGARD CO. Requester, Respondent 95000559 7595764 11/960,657 EASTHOM 103 Skaar Ulbrich Macari, P.A. MENEFEE, JAMES A original MANCUSO, HUEDUNG XUAN CAO

The TCS brochure reasonably appears to have been “‘disseminated or otherwise made available to the extent that persons interested and ordinarily skilled in the subject matter or art, exercising reasonable diligence, can locate [them] and recognize and comprehend therefrom . . . . the [contents thereof].’” See In re Wyer, 655 F.2d 221, 222, 227 (C.C.P.A. 1981).

Wyer, In re, 655 F.2d 221, 210 USPQ 790 (CCPA 1981) 901.05, 2127, 2128

2821 ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED SYSTEMS d/b/a KING CONTROLS Patent Owner, Appellant v. WINEGARD CO. Requester, Respondent 95000560 7679573 12/004,099 EASTHOM 103 Skaar Ulbrich Macari, P.A. TON, MY TRANG original MANCUSO, HUEDUNG XUAN CAO

2831 Ex parte WPFY, INC. 90009433 6825418 09/573,490 COCKS 103 KACVINSKY DAISAK, PLLC (1532) RUBIN, MARGARET R original NGUYEN, CHAU N

2833 PASS & SEYMOUR, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant v. HUBBEL, INC., Requester and Respondent 95000253 7189110 11/032,420 MARTIN 102/103 BOND, SCHOENECK & KING, PLLC GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original TA, THO DAC

See Asyst Tech., Inc. v. Emtrak, Inc., 544 F.3d 1310, 1316 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (“[E]ven though commercial embodiments of the '421 invention may have enjoyed commercial success, Asyst’s failure to link that commercial success to the features of its invention that were not disclosed in Hesser undermines the probative force of the evidence pertaining to the success of Asyst’s and Jenoptik’s products.”).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Pillar 10419649 - (D) POWELL 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP NGUYEN, CUONG H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Magnuson et al 10791430 - (D) BAHR 103 BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY PC ALIE, GHASSEM

3731 Ex Parte Melsheimer 11318989 - (D) NEW 103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE/INDY/COOK MCEVOY, THOMAS M

3737 Ex Parte Tearney et al 11781722 - (D) ADAMS 103 DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP - NEW YORK KISH, JAMES M

3738 Ex Parte Stevens et al 11560338 - (D) BONILLA 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Larson & Anderson, LLC re:VAI PRESTON, REBECCA STRASZHEIM  

REHEARING  

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1759 Ex Parte Krasnov 11359775 - (D) SCHAFER NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC TAI, XIUYU

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex parte Variant Holdings, LLC and Variant, Inc., Appellant and Patent Owner 90010701 7,379,900 09/504,374 TURNER 102 Stephen C. Wren CHOI, WOO H original ZURITA, JAMES H

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

epstein, IPXL, rishoi

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Ho et al 09960244 - (D) SCHEINER 102 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. LANKFORD JR, LEON B

1651 Ex Parte Ho et al 11054824 - (D) SCHEINER 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. LANKFORD JR, LEON B

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Smith 11216957 - (D) GARRIS 103 ECOLAB USA INC. CHAN, HENG M

1727 Ex Parte Kim et al 11746900 - (D) GAUDETTE 102/103 GROSSMAN, TUCKER, PERREAULT & PFLEGER, PLLC HARRIS, GARY D

1734 Ex Parte Budinski 12015929 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 BrooksGroup FORREST, MICHAEL

1747 Ex Parte Johns et al 11465694 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 Georgia-Pacific LLC NGUYEN, THUKHANH T

Anticipation is a factual inquiry that we resolve by the preponderance of the evidence of record. E.g., In re Epstein, 32 F.3d 1559, 1564 (Fed. Cir. 1994).

Epstein, In re, 32 F.3d 1559, 31 USPQ2d 1817 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 716.07, 2128, 2133.03(b)

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Afrashteh et al 11407035 - (D) ZECHER 101/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101/103 SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION SHEDRICK, CHARLES TERRELL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Tao et al 11641334 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 ESCHWEILER & ASSOCIATES, LLC HOANG, ANN THI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte D’ANDREA et al 10447245 - (D) KIM 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Chalekian 11592691 - (D) FREDMAN 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. EASTWOOD, DAVID C

3731 Ex Parte Chalekian 11592365 - (D) FREDMAN 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. EASTWOOD, DAVID C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Anderson et al 12028988 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 103 PPG INDUSTRIES INC BUIE-HATCHER, NICOLE M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Haney et al 11702349 - (D) MARTIN 112(2)/103 103 J. RAY MCDERMOTT, S.A. OLSON, LARS A

3643 Ex Parte Stratton 11680543 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 102/103 ITALIA IP VALENTI, ANDREA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte Thomas et al 10479770 - (D) ADAMS 102 Yankwich & Associates BASKAR, PADMAVATHI

1651 Ex Parte Ho et al 10251685 - (D) SCHEINER 102 obviousness-type double patenting STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. LANKFORD JR, LEON B

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1755 Ex Parte McGlynn et al 11500053 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Emcore Corporation Casey Toohey BERNIER, LINDSEY A

1763 Ex Parte Sodergard et al 11936170 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 WILLIAMS, MORGAN & AMERSON MESH, GENNADIY

1772 Ex Parte Butler et al 11326633 - (D) TIMM 112(1)/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC DANG, THUAN D

The arguments give rise to an issue of claim interpretation. Namely, to which one of the statutory classes of invention are the claims directed?  The claims are “system” claims, but in order to be patentable the subject matter of a claim must fit into one and only one of the statutory claims of invention enunciated in 35 U.S.C. § 101, i.e., a process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter. Claims cannot be directed to combinations of those classes of invention. See IPXL Holdings, L.L.C. v. Amazon.com, Inc., 430 F.3d 1377, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (claims to a combination of statutory claims of invention are not permitted and are indefinite).

IPXL Holdings v. Amazon.com, Inc., 430 F.2d 1377, 77 USPQ2d 1140 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2173.05(p)

Moreover, the recitation of a material intended to be worked upon by a claimed apparatus does not differentiate the claimed apparatus structure from the structure of a prior art apparatus. In re Rishoi, 197 F.2d 342, 345 (CCPA 1952).

1786 Ex Parte Boerner et al 10579413 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS YANG, JAY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Bodin et al 10733937 - (D) CALDWELL 103 IBM AUSTIN IPLAW (DG) C/O DELIZIO GILLIAM, PLLC FABER, DAVID

2181 Ex Parte Reynolds et al 11732280 - (D) WEINBERG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY VIDWAN, JASJIT S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2659 Ex Parte Bodin et al 11266559 - (D) JEFFERY 101/102 The Brevetto Law Group, PLLC GUERRA-ERAZO, EDGAR X

2663 Ex Parte Kretz 11763469 - (D) GONSALVES 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP MISLEH, JUSTIN P

2663 Ex Parte Henninger et al 11295090 - (D) DANG 103 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP TREHAN, AKSHAY

2668 Ex Parte LI et al 10709833 - (D) WARD 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC. WOLDEMARIAM, AKLILU K

2675 Ex Parte Ruhe et al 10624305 - (D) WARD 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NGUYEN, ALLEN H

2681 Ex Parte Batra et al 11423414 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 Zilka-Kotab, PC TANG, SON M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Ping et al 10046497 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 MOSAID TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED MAI, ANH D

2875 Ex Parte OWEN et al 11553193 - (D) EVANS 102/103 Dickinson Wright PLLC CARTER, WILLIAM JOSEPH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Weik 11228395 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/103 Michael J. Foycik, Jr. JOHNSON, BLAIR M

3689 Ex Parte Melchior et al 09981626 - (D) PETRAVICK 103 Morris & Kamlay LLP FISHER, PAUL R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Barak et al 11303790 - (D) KAMHOLZ 102/103 Gesmer Updegrove LLP MATTER, KRISTEN CLARETTE  

REHEARING  

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Triantafyllou Oste et al 10416231 - (R) COLAIANNI DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP BEKKER, KELLY JO

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2634 Ex Parte Carlson 09882100 - (D) DILLON STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. BOCURE, TESFALDET

Monday, November 26, 2012

star sci.

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2697 Ex Parte Dunn et al 10991826 - (D) WINSOR 103 STANDLEY LAW GROUP LLP NGUYEN, KEVIN M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Kornfalt et al 11640351 - (D) MORRISON 103 NOVAK, DRUCE + QUIGG L.L.P. - PERGO KATCHEVES, BASIL S

3664 Ex Parte Barkowski et al 10528180 - (D) HILL 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP JEN, MINGJEN

3665 Ex Parte Hrovat et al 11154726 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 ALLEMAN HALL MCCOY RUSSELL & TUTTLE, LLP MAWARI, REDHWAN K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 TESCO CORP. Requester v. Patent of WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001118 7100710 10/739,483 LEBOVITZ 102/103 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original WHISENANT, ETHAN C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Golle 11347887 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/112(1)/112(2)/103 112(2)/103 CASCADIA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COPPOLA, JACOB C

Only claims “not amenable to construction or insolubly ambiguous are indefinite.” Star Sci., Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 537 F.3d 1357, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (citations and quotation marks omitted).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION Requester Cross-Appellant and Respondent v. ILLUMINA, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant and Respondent 95000528 7232656 10/610,305 LEBOVITZ 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(a) 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN S.C. PONNALURI, PADMASHRI original WHISENANT, ETHAN C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Heybruck et al 11085878 - (D) SMITH 103 HITACHI C/O WAGNER BLECHER LLP MOLL, NITHYA JANAKIRAMAN

2184 Ex Parte Sutherland et al 11079529 - (D) ARPIN 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) RHU, KRIS M

2192 Ex Parte Koh et al 09802857 - (D) RUGGIERO 102/103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC YIGDALL, MICHAEL J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Eldering 11412750 - (D) DIXON 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC SHELEHEDA, JAMES R

2483 Ex Parte Bagga et al 10153550 - (D) GONSALVES 101/112(2)/103 Novak Druce + Quigg LLP - Avaya Inc. AN, SHAWN S

Thursday, November 22, 2012

landgraf, lintner, muchmore, serrano, spitzglass

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 Ex Parte Olson et al 12119885 - (D) BONILLA 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC SCHALL, MATTHEW WAYNE

3774 Ex Parte Rhodes et al 11425921 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 BARNES & THORNBURG LLP GANESAN, SUBA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Yoshioka et al 11680118 - (D) DELMENDO 103 ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP FORD, NATHAN K

1745 Ex Parte Maddaleni et al 10589007 - (D) SCHAFER 103 BREINER & BREINER, L.L.C. BELL, WILLIAM P

A claim is unpatentable if it encompasses an unpatentable embodiment. See In re Landgraf, 436 F.2d 1046, 1050 (CCPA1971); In re Muchmore, 433 F.2d 824, 826 (CCPA 1970) (Claims that read on patentable as well as unpatentable subject matter are unpatentable.)


1793 Ex Parte Chatel et al 11313483 - (D) OBERMANN 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD, TRAN, LIEN THUY

In re Lintner, 458 F.2d 1013, 1016 (CCPA 1972) (“The fact that appellant uses sugar for a different purpose does not alter the conclusion that its use in a prior art composition would be prima facie obvious from the purpose disclosed in the references.”).

Lintner, In re, 458 F.2d 1013, 173 USPQ 560 (CCPA 1972) 2142, 2143.01, 2144, 2144.08, 2145

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2437 Ex Parte Dahan et al 10322893 - (D) BUSCH 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED PYZOCHA, MICHAEL J

2451 Ex Parte Sinclair et al 10616515 - (D) NAPPI 103 AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT - Toler MADAMBA, GLENFORD J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Kawai et al 11183041 - (D) FITZPATRICK 103 HARNESS DICKEY & PIERCE, PLC MICHENER, JOSHUA J

3643 Ex Parte Osborn et al 11084785 - (D) JENKS 103 CARGILL, INCORPORATED PARSLEY, DAVID J

See Serrano v. Telular Corp., 111 F.3d 1578, 1582 (Fed. Cir. 1997)(“The inventors’ definition and explanation of the meaning of the word … as evidenced by the specification, controls the interpretation of that claim term).

3677 Ex Parte Biro 10975333 - (D) PLENZLER 103 COOPER & DUNHAM, LLP BATSON, VICTOR D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Pacey et al 10657650 - (D) GREENHUT 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP HOEL, MATTHEW D

3734 Ex Parte Jones et al 11821340 - (D) WALSH 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON HOLLM, JONATHAN A

3775 Ex Parte Cragg 10430751 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP NELSON, CHRISTINE L

see also, e.g., In re Spitzglass, 96 F.2d 1002, 1005 (CCPA 1938) (construing functional limitations in such a manner prior to the enactment of what became 35 U.S.C. § 112, sixth paragraph).

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Ainsworth et al 11453881 - (D) WINSOR 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP KUNDU, SUJOY K

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

constant, reading and bates

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Zalit et al 11481962 - (D) FREDMAN 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP CHANNAVAJJALA, LAKSHMI SARADA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2458 Ex Parte Pashley et al 10770959 - (D) CALDWELL 103 Cool Patent, P.C. c/o Intellevate, LLC DINH, KHANH Q

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2691 Ex Parte Olien et al 10916726 - (D) McKEOWN 102/103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP KARIMI, PEGEMAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Kim 12240941 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH CHERVINSKY, BORIS LEO

2859 Ex Parte Kumar et al 10879612 - (D) PETTIGREW 112(1)/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. BERHANU, SAMUEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Mulligan et al 11545906 - (D) KERINS 102/103 Okamoto & Benedicto LLP RUDAWITZ, JOSHUA I

3672 Ex Parte Bixenman et al 11539200 - (D) ASTORINO 102 SCHLUMBERGER RESERVOIR COMPLETIONS BAGNELL, DAVID J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Burt et al 11471873 - (D) McCARTHY 103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN ELVE, MARIA ALEXANDRA

3732 Ex Parte Freilich et al 11078600 - (D) FREDMAN 103 EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER LLP EIDE, HEIDI MARIE

3781 Ex Parte Hafellner et al 10956611 - (D) HOELTER 112(1)/112(2)/102 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. CASTELLANO, STEPHEN J

3788 Ex Parte Fryer et al 12290586 - (D) DANIELS 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Hosaka et al 10574038 - (D) KIMLIN 103 102/103 YOUNG BASILE ENIN-OKUT, EDU E

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2485 Ex Parte Kato et al 10882838 - (D) JEFFERY Dissenting-in-part MCKONE 103 103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE PRINCE, JESSICA MARIE

To be sure, related art is not prior art if the associated subject matter is the inventor’s own work—a principle that applies even for subject matter labelled “PRIOR ART.” See MPEP § 2129(I) (citing Constant v. Advanced Micro-Devices, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 1570 (Fed. Cir. 1988); Reading & Bates Constr. Co. v. Baker Energy Res. Corp., 748 F.2d 645, 650 (Fed. Cir. 1984)).

Constant v. Advanced Micro-Devices, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 7 USPQ2d 1057 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 706.02, 2128.02, 2129, 2145

Reading & Bates Construction Co. v. Baker Energy, 748 F.2d 645, 223 USPQ 1168 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2129

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Clark-Lindh 11063407 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 102/103 MICROSOFT MERCHANT & GOULD CRAWFORD, JACINTA M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Ellison 11207073 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 James Ray & Associates Intellectual Property, LLC KWIECINSKI, RYAN D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Cantor et al 09965610 - (D) GREEN 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY GHALI, ISIS A D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Sexton et al 11541339 - (D) KIMLIN 103 EMCH, SCHAFFER, SCHAUB & PORCELLO CO SINGH, PREM C

1785 Ex Parte Kurt et al 10539362 - (D) KIMLIN 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MULVANEY, ELIZABETH EVANS

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Harville et al 10427647 - (D) COURTENAY 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY DAYE, CHELCIE L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Liebhold et al 10512332 - (D) ARPIN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC LONSBERRY, HUNTER B

2434 Ex Parte Franke et al 10528312 - (D) BUI 102 Siemens Corporation HAILU, TESHOME

2437 Ex Parte Williams et al 10778770 - (D) DANG 103 Patent Capital Group GELAGAY, SHEWAYE

2442 Ex Parte Guthrie et al 10944440 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 Jackson Walker LLP ZHANG, SHIRLEY X

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2678 Ex Parte Loo 11333495 - (D) POTHIER 103 Broadcom/BHGL MARTELLO, EDWARD