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Thursday, January 31, 2013

hogan, plant genetic

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1622 Ex Parte Siegert et al 11665840 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE & QUIGG LLP COVINGTON, RAYMOND K

1623 Ex Parte Dellinger et al 11387269 - (D) SNEDDEN 112(1)/obviousness-type double patenting Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global CRANE, LAWRENCE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Tanaka et al 11727644 - (D) TIMM 112(1) POSZ LAW GROUP, PLC SHAH, SAMIR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2188 Ex Parte Hinrichs 10999677 - (D) NEW 103 Wolff & Samson PC KIM, HONG CHONG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2664 Ex Parte Olsson et al 10858628 - (D) HUGHES 103 STEVEN C. TIETSWORTH CHEN, CHIA WEI A

2696 Ex Parte Drzaic et al 10827745 - (D) GONSALVES 112(1)/102 E INK CORPORATION NGUYEN, JIMMY H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2822 Ex Parte Su et al 11324967 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 112(1)/103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. PATTON, PAUL E

2836 Ex Parte Harris et al 11444931 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AMAYA, CARLOS DAVID

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3667 Ex Parte Dow 10091651 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/112(2)/103 HAMILTON, DESCANCTIS & CHA (GENERAL) BADII, BEHRANG

3695 Ex Parte Gill 10118647 - (D) KIM 112(1)/103 CAMPBELL STEPHENSON LLP OYEBISI, OJO O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Yamada et al 10544721 - (D) McCARTHY 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC DENNIS, MICHAEL DAVID

3754 Ex Parte Strecker 11244915 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NICOLAS, FREDERICK C

3767 Ex Parte Laermer et al 11897299 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP WILSON, LARRY ROSS

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1623 Ex Parte Nagasawa 12182354 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 103 Pepper Hamilton LLP PESELEV, ELLI

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Butler et al 12506317 - (D) TORCZON 103 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC ETHERTON, BRADLEY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Harris 10216268 - (D) THOMAS 112(2)/102 102 CURTIS, NEIL & ELWOOD, LLC CHEN, TE Y

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Ichihara 11004814 - (D) GONSALVES 103 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP GONZALEZ, AMANCIO

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Sandhu et al 11185186 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 112(1)/102/103 Wells St. John P.S. MAI, ANH D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Howard et al 10941303 - (D) LORIN 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LASTRA, DANIEL

3626 Ex Parte DAMBROSIA 12061364 - (D) LORIN 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) FOLEY & LARDNER LLP REYES, REGINALD R

3691 Ex Parte Slaight et al 09737697 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(1)/103 102/103 Siemens Corporation AKINTOLA, OLABODE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Ferren et al 11973103 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103
THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE CRANDALL, LYNSEY P

3769 Ex Parte Ferren et al 11073361 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 112(1)/102/103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO CRANDALL, LYNSEY P

3769 Ex Parte Ferren et al 11072698 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2)/103 112(1)/103 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE CRANDALL, LYNSEY P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Mollison et al 11411734 - (D) SCHEINER 103 SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP BECKHARDT, LYNDSEY MARIE

1621 Ex Parte Dagle et al 11241321 - (D) SCHEINER 103 Frank S. Roseberg KEYS, ROSALYND ANN

1629 Ex Parte Prather et al 11867689 - (D) JENKS 112(1)/102 MCTAVISH PATENT FIRM BAEK, BONG-SOOK

1644 Ex Parte Lazar 11590736 - (D) SCHEINER 112(1) HOWSON & HOWSON LLP EWOLDT, GERALD R

Moreover, we disagree with Appellant's assertion that the Examiner used post-filing date evidence inappropriately in determining that the claims were not enabled as of the filling date. The prohibition against post-filing date art applies to “the impermissible application of later knowledge about later art-related facts . . . which did not exist on the filing date.” In re Hogan, 559 F.2d 595, 605 (CCPA 1977).2

2 Hogan involved claims directed to a solid polymer of propylene. The Specification disclosed only crystalline forms. The Examiner and the Board took the position that the claims encompassed both crystalline and amorphous forms of polypropylene, cited post-filing date references disclosing the production of amorphous forms, and found that the full breadth of the claims was not enabled. However, it was undisputed that amorphous forms did not exist at the time of filing, and the methods disclosed in the Specification would not have produced amorphous forms. The CCPA held that it was impermissible to test the claims‟ scope of enablement against “later knowledge about later art-related facts (here, amorphous polymers) which did not exist on the filing date.” Hogan, 559 F.2d at 605.

However, it is well settled that the “use of later publications as evidence of the state of art existing on the filing date of an application” is permissible (id.). See Plant Genetic Systems, N.V. v. DeKalb Genetics Corp., 315 F.3d 1335, 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (“Report of a first success after 1987 indicates failure or difficulty in or before 1987. Thus the district court properly used later reports as evidence of the state of the art existing in 1987.”). That is the case here. The postfiling date publications cited by the Examiner collectively show that several years of post-filing date experimentation, with a number of different animal models and experimental designs, failed to clarify the relevance and physiological role of resistin in humans (FF8).

Hogan, In re, 559 F.2d 595, 194 USPQ 527 (CCPA 1977) 2124, 2164.05(a)

Plant Genetic Sys., N.V. v. DeKalb Genetics Corp., 315 F.3d 1335, 65 USPQ2d 1452 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 2164.08

1653 Ex Parte Doshi 12075695 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1) Richard A. Wilhelm MARTIN, PAUL C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1721 Ex Parte Rainville et al 11669994 - (D) PRAISS 103 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC WILLS, MONIQUE M

1763 Ex Parte Gurtler et al 11301626 - (D) McKELVEY 103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC LEONARD, MICHAEL L

1767 Ex Parte VAPORCIYAN  12175497 - (D)  CRUMBLEY 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY HEINCER, LIAM J

1775 Ex Parte Sullivan et al 11508598 - (D) OBERMANN 102/103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. HENKEL, DANIELLE B

1788 Ex Parte Kishioka et al 10765359 - (D) SCHAFER 112(1)/103 SUGHRUE-265550 DESAI, ANISH P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2117 Ex Parte Hayhow 10666024 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Holland & Hart, LLP CHUNG, PHUNG M

2157 Ex Parte Oh et al 11497213 - (D) COURTENAY 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. CHANNAVAJJALA, SRIRAMA T

2161 Ex Parte Prince 11054701 - (D) COURTENAY 103 AOL Inc./Finnegan NGUYEN, THU N

2175 Ex Parte Kangru et al 11389129 - (D) DILLON 103 Pequignot + Myers LLC ZAHR, ASHRAF A

2177 Ex Parte Pletikosa et al 11460665 - (D) DILLON 103 RIM/FINNEGAN QUELER, ADAM M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Chen et al 10826671 - (D) DANG 103 PHILIP H. BURRUS, IV PARRA, OMAR S

2424 Ex Parte Kamen et al 10008229 - (D) DIXON 101/112(1)/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. RAMAN, USHA

2443 Ex Parte Berndt et al 10855022 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION DENNISON, JERRY B

2444 Ex Parte Zimler et al 10744063 - (D) GONSALVES 103 AT&T Legal Department - C CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT B

2445 Ex Parte Beyda et al 10957143 - (D) JEFFERSON 103/obvious-type double patenting Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (SEN) Fritzsche Patent LIU, LIN

2452 Ex Parte Nguyen 09750475 - (D) THOMAS 103 SUGHRUE MION PLLC IBM/SVL NGUYEN, THU V

2473 Ex Parte Chekuri et al 11287890 - (D) HUME 112(1) Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP SKRIPNIKOV, ALEX

2492 Ex Parte Rits et al 10932213 - (D) EVANS 102/103 FOUNTAINHEAD LAW GROUP, PC MOORTHY, ARAVIND K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Landschaft et al 11297724 - (D) GONSALVES 103 LSI Corporation HITT GAINES, PC MAGLOIRE, VLADIMIR

2659 Ex Parte Passaretti et al 10930156 - (D) EVANS 101/103 Maldjian Law Group LLC HAN, QI

2661 Ex Parte Yoon et al 10899491 - (D) HUGHES 103 DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP BERARDESCA, PAUL M

2664 Ex Parte THORN 11928128 - (D) DANG 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP DIEP, TRUNG T

2679 Ex Parte Guhring et al 11355338 - (D) POTHIER 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP PRENDERGAST, ROBERTA D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Lue et al 11100518 - (D) BUI 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP WEISS, HOWARD

2857 Ex Parte Miguelanez et al 11535851 - (D) WEINBERG 101/102 THE NOBLITT GROUP, PLLC LAU, TUNG S

2889 Ex Parte Im et al 11288769 - (D) JEFFERY 103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP HANLEY, BRITT D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Cheung et al 11456930 - (D) TURNER 112(2)/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. DONLON, RYAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Lin 11122863 - (D) GREEN 112(1)/102/103 Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber Co., LPA HAND, MELANIE JO

3782 Ex Parte Schuster 10575997 - (D) KILE 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP ELKINS, GARY E

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

comark, free motion, sjolund, tandon

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Peerlings et al 12358356 - (D) McKELVEY 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE & QUIGG LLP SERGENT, RABON A

1771 Ex Parte Blanchard 10551914 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC GRAHAM, CHANTEL LORAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte May et al 11290883 - (D) HOFF 103 IBM CORPORATION GORNEY, BORIS

2478 Ex Parte Hornback et al 10745091 - (D) HOFF 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP LI, GUANG W

2488 Ex Parte Ratakonda et al 10840403 - (D) HUME 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 MCINTYRE HARBIN & KING LLP PE, GEEPY

See Sjolund v. Musland, 847 F.2d 1573, 1577 (Fed. Cir. 1988) (“[T]he preamble of a Jepson claim is impliedly admitted to be prior art.”).

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Busson et al 10150524 - (D) EVANS 102/103 STMICROELECTRONICS S.A. ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST P.A. HU, RUI MENG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex Parte Wills et al 11415272 - (D) KAMHOLZ 103 GE GPO- Transportation- The Small Patent Law Group TO, TUAN C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Yang et al 11401260 - (D) MARTIN 103 KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP CHANG, CHING

3772 Ex Parte Fleming 11144514 - (D) GREEN 112(1)/103 HONEYWELL/CONLEY ROSE NGUYEN, CAMTU TRAN

3773 Ex Parte Schwartz et al 10758372 - (D) MILLS 102/103 BARNES & THORNBURG LLP WOO, JULIAN W

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte OCONNER et al 10745837 - (D) JEFFERY 103 103 Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP c/o CPA Global LIN, SHEW FEN

The doctrine of claim differentiation "create[s] a presumption that each claim in a patent has a different scope." Comark Communications, Inc. v. Harris Corp., 156 F.3d 1182, 1187 (Fed.Cir.1998). The difference in meaning and scope between claims is presumed to be significant "[t]o the extent that the absence of such difference in meaning and scope would make a claim superfluous." Tandon Corp. v. United States Int'l Trade Comm'n, 831 F.2d 1017, 1023 (Fed.Cir.1987).

Free Motion Fitness, Inc. v. Cybex Intern., Inc., 423 F. 3d 1343, 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

2197 Ex Parte Jarvis et al 10952073 - (D) HOFF 102/103 102/103 HAMILTON & TERRILE, LLP COYER, RYAN D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2483 Ex Parte Provitola 11873389 - (D) HOFF 102/103 102/103 Anthony I. Provitola HOLDER, ANNER N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Taranta et al 10936238 - (D) PRATS 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG PURDY, KYLE A

1635 Ex Parte Brown et al 10142666 - (D) GREEN 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP GIBBS, TERRA C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Peters 11013434 - (D) SMITH 103 PRAXAIR, INC. CHANDRA, SATISH

1735 Ex Parte Yoshihara 11559654 - (D) SMITH 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. TAKEUCHI, YOSHITOSHI

1773 Ex Parte Spohn et al 12014194 - (D) SMITH obviousness-type double patenting PRAXAIR, INC. NAGPAUL, JYOTI

1773 Ex Parte Spohn et al 12014270 - (D) SMITH obviousness-type double patenting PRAXAIR, INC. NAGPAUL, JYOTI

1773 Ex Parte Spohn et al 12014237 - (D) SMITH obviousness-type double patenting PRAXAIR, INC. NAGPAUL, JYOTI

1773 Ex Parte Spohn et al 12014228 - (D) SMITH obviousness-type double patenting PRAXAIR, INC. NAGPAUL, JYOTI

1773 Ex Parte Spohn et al 12014248 - (D) SMITH obviousness-type double patenting PRAXAIR, INC. NAGPAUL, JYOTI

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Kulkarni et al 12017816 - (D) DIXON 102 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. LU, KUEN S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Kikinis 10171230 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. HICKS, CHARLES N

2427 Ex Parte Frisco et al 10428234 - (D) MOORE 103 ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST, P.A. DUFFIELD, JEREMY S

2435 Ex Parte Xue 10666889 - (D) DIXON 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP TO, BAOTRAN N

2448 Ex Parte Ford et al 11485795 - (D) FISHMAN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CHAMBERS, MICHAEL A

2454 Ex Parte White et al 10658439 - (D) DIXON 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP PARK, JEONG S

2454 Ex Parte Russo et al 10737131 - (D) KUMAR 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP LIN, WEN TAI

2472 Ex Parte Wu 11564298 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 NORTH AMERICA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION LEE, CHI HO A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2662 Ex Parte Chu 11771480 - (D) DANG 103 VERIZON PRABHAKHER, PRITHAM DAVID

2688 Ex Parte Lee 10865868 - (D) BUSCH 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP ALUNKAL, THOMAS D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2832 Ex Parte Thorne et al 10537618 - (D) POTHIER 103 BURNS & LEVINSON, LLP WARREN, DAVID S

2837 Ex Parte Shu et al 11507748 - (D) KRIVAK 102 HolzerIPLaw, P.C. LEYKIN, RITA

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Hilfinger et al 11097487 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE, ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C ROGERS, JAMES WILLIAM

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Yaniv et al 11696617 - (D) TORCZON 102 Matheson Keys & Kordzik PLLC BOYER, RANDY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Kamen et al 11691903 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102/103  MCCORMICK, PAULDING & HUBER LLP SCHARICH, MARC A

3622 Ex Parte Rosenberg et al 09978144 - (D) LORIN 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP STAMBER, ERIC W

3634 Ex Parte Faller et al 11749979 - (D) HORNER 103 DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP - Denver
CARDENAS-GARCIA, JAIME F

3657 Ex Parte Yokoyama 11368992 - (D) ABRAMS 103 HOWSON & HOWSON LLP AUNG, SAN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Kuhn et al 11591144 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 DigiDeal Corporation DUFFY, DAVID W

3752 Ex Parte Wu 11164346 - (D) PLENZLER 103 KAMRATH IP Lawfirm, P.A. NGUYEN, DINH Q

3781 Ex Parte Verna et al 11508114 - (D) MARTIN 112(1)/112(2)102/103 UNGARETTI & HARRIS LLP CASTELLANO, STEPHEN J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Dubrovsky 11511595 - (D) SCHAFER 103 102/103 SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP YOO, HONG THI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte Calo et al 09769036 - (D) LORIN 103 103 CONLEY, ROSE & TAYON, P.C. AKINTOLA, OLABODE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Lee et al 11512102 - (D) STAICOVICI 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 102/103 ROBERT E. BUSHNELL & LAW FIRM NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Chidambaram et al 11548607 - (D) GREEN 103/obviousness-type double patenting Pabst Patent Group LLP FISHER, ABIGAIL L

1616 Ex Parte Frank 11473329 - (D) PRATS 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC CHOI, FRANK I

1627 Ex Parte Etcheberrigaray et al 10933536 - (D) JENKS 103/ obviousness-type double patenting FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP WANG, SHENGJUN

1628 Ex Parte Deutz et al 12293283 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 K&L Gates LLP GEMBEH, SHIRLEY V

1654 Ex Parte Dong 10546303 - (D) PRATS 103 Biomeasure Incorporated GUPTA, ANISH

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2113 Ex Parte Burger et al 11073793 - (D) MOORE 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC ARCOS, JEISON C

2141 Ex Parte Jung et al 10974555 - (D) COURTENAY 103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO ROSWELL, MICHAEL

2158 Ex Parte Endler et al 10821099 - (D) BUSCH 101/102/103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP BETIT, JACOB F

2191 Ex Parte Clemm et al 11140399 - (D) PARVIS 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP BROPHY, MATTHEW J

2198 Ex Parte Berger et al 10013043 - (D) DIXON 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NAHAR, QAMRUN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Focant et al 10131205 - (D) ARPIN 102 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC HARRELL, ROBERT B

2443 Ex Parte Arnold et al 09863232 - (D) MacDONALD 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SHIN, KYUNG H

2445 Ex Parte Suen et al 10186328 - (D) NAPPI 103 CAMPBELL STEPHENSON LLP BIAGINI, CHRISTOPHER D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte Krasny et al 11045877 - (D) GONSALVES 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC D AGOSTA, STEPHEN M

2649 Ex Parte Leinonen et al 10982469 - (D) PETTIGREW 102/103 HARRINGTON & SMITH PAN, YUWEN

2663 Ex Parte DeLuca et al 12035416 - (D) DANG 103 FotoNation/DOC QUIETT, CARRAMAH J

2686 Ex Parte Shi et al 10857586 - (D) MacDONALD 102/103 HITACHI C/O MURABITO HAO & BARNES LLP GARCIA, CARLOS E

2691 Ex Parte Feng et al 10966258 - (D) MOORE 103 CHERNOFF VILHAUER MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP SNYDER, ADAM J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2878 Ex Parte Holzapfel et al 11265967 - (D) BUSCH 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP BENNETT, JENNIFER D

2894 Ex Parte Taylor 11537604 - (D) WEATHERLY 112(1)/112(2)/101 MARCUS R. TAYLOR MONDT, JOHANNES P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Gross 11369796 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 PATENTBEST OSMAN BILAL AHMED, AFAF

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Merlino 11899944 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 CLIFFORD G. FRAYNE LEE, LAURA MICHELLE

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Jones 11290662 - (D) BAHR 103 TUNG & ASSOCIATES CHAUDRY, ATIF H

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Gerber 11591447 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. D ABREU, MICHAEL JOSEPH

Monday, January 28, 2013

applied materials



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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 Ex Parte Le et al 11484333 - (D) TIMM 102/103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX BAND, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Foss et al 11630869 - (D) JUNG 102/103 PATENTS+TMS, P.C. A, PHI DIEU TRAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Hochsmann et al 12136380 - (D) McKELVEY 103 103 DOBRUSIN THENNISCH PC TENTONI, LEO B

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Fujisawa 11522424 - (D) WEINBERG 103 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP RHU, KRIS M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte Rogers et al 12357680 - (D) McKELVEY 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY WALKE, AMANDA C

1726 Ex Parte Zuraw 11799136 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. LEE, CYNTHIA K

1765 Ex Parte Nagazumi et al 11451699 - (D) KRATZ 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC COONEY, JOHN M

1765 Ex Parte Barnat et al 12395318 - (D) LORIN 102/103 HEAD, JOHNSON & KACHIGIAN, P.C. VALDEZ, DEVE E

1782 Ex Parte Ingram 11001072 - (D) GARRIS 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC AUGHENBAUGH, WALTER

Contrary to Appellant's argument, "[a] recognition in the prior art that a property is affected by the variable [in question] is sufficient to find the variable result-effective." In re Applied Materials, Inc., 692 F.3d 1289, 1297 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

Appellant's argument is further undermined by the legal principle that the discovery of optimum values for recognized result effective variables is ordinarily within the skill of the art. See Applied Materials at 1295.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Mason et al 11145433 - (D) MORGAN 103 K&L GATES LLP UDDIN, MOHAMMED R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Wilhite et al 10846713 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 ORMISTON & MCKINNEY, PLLC TURCHEN, JAMES R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Melchior et al 11488879 - (D) HOMERE 103 Cymer, Inc. VAN ROY, TOD THOMAS

Tech Center 3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2837 MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS, TRINIDAD, W.I. Requester, Respondent v. TREVOR KING Patent Owner, Appellant 95000255 6750386 10/228,317 KAMHOLZ 103 DECHERT LLP ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original LOCKETT, KIMBERLY R

Friday, January 25, 2013

hedges, young

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Petereit et al 11695848 - (D) MILLS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. DICKINSON, PAUL W

“[T]he Board must weigh each reference for its power to suggest solutions to an artisan of ordinary skill.” In re Young, 927 F.2d 588, 591 (Fed. Cir. 1991). “If a prima facie case is made in the first instance, and if the applicant comes forward with reasonable rebuttal, whether buttressed by experiment, prior art references, or argument, the entire merits of the matter are to be reweighed.” In re Hedges, 783 F.2d 1038, 1039 (Fed. Cir. 1986).

Young, In re, 927 F.2d 588, 18 USPQ2d 1089 (Fed. Cir. 1991) 2143.01

Hedges, In re, 783 F.2d 1038, 228 USPQ 685 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2145

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Kim et al 11065800 - (D) OWENS 103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP MERKLING, MATTHEW J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Flores et al 11566772 - (D) EVANS Concurring POTHIER 102/obviousness-type double patenting TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED ALHIJA, SAIF A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2691 Ex Parte DIDIER et al 11161792 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 102/103 ZARLEY LAW FIRM P.L.C. STONE, ROBERT M

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3779 Ex Parte Gilad et al 10879054 - (D) ADAMS 102 103 Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP SMITH, PHILIP ROBERT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Cannell et al 11301184 - (D) PRATS 103 L'Oreal USA JUSTICE, GINA CHIEUN YU

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1726 Ex Parte Ratte 12470363 - (D) KATZ 102 PERKINS COIE LLP RHEE, JANE J

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2113 Ex Parte Brinkman et al 11469635 - (D) HOMERE  102 IBM (RPS-BLF) c/o BIGGERS & OHANIAN, LLP MEHRMANESH, ELMIRA

2122 Ex Parte Aguilar et al 11032182 - (D) HOMERE 103 IBM CORPORATION- AUSTIN (JVL) C/O LESLIE A. VAN LEEUWEN RIFKIN, BEN M

2156 Ex Parte Stevens 11219242 - (D) PARVIS 103 Qwest Communications International Inc. VO, TRUONG V

2175 Ex Parte Kumar et al 11634000 - (D) DILLON 102/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN ZAHR, ASHRAF A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Knee et al 10357154 - (D) McKONE 103 ROPES & GRAY LLP PENG, HSIUNGFEI

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3687 Ex Parte Sacco et al  10877727 - (D) KIM 102/103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY GORT, ELAINE L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Nair et al 10751362 - (D) WALSH 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CHAPMAN, GINGER T

3765 Ex Parte CHO 11750374 - (D) FLOYD 102/103 FELLERS SNIDER BLANKENSHIP TOMPKINS, ALISSA JILL