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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1654 Ex Parte Von Nussbaum et al 11788649 - (D) WALSH 103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP NIEBAUER, RONALD T

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Eickhoff 11340978 - (D) TIMM 103 HONEYWELL/SLW LEWIS, BEN

1759 Ex Parte Kumagai et al 11906663 - (D) HASTINGS dissenting TORCZON 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. WONG, EDNA

1775 Ex Parte Windsheimer 12007499 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Bosch MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP YOO, REGINA M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 11696696 - (D) ADAMS 103 Covidien SHUMATE, VICTORIA PEARL

3767 Ex Parte Christenson et al 11413835 - (D) FREDMAN 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA CARPENTER, WILLIAM R

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Kushwah et al 11084065 - (D) WINSOR 102 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 EMC CORPORATION VAN PELT, YI & JAMES LLP WITZENBURG, BRUCE A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2494 Ex Parte Challener et al 09758927 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. ABRISHAMKAR, KAVEH

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Roszell 11120132 - (D) PRATS 103 MERCHANT & GOULD PC KARPINSKI, LUKE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Cotton et al 11536431 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 HUGH P. GORTLER WYSZOMIERSKI, GEORGE P

"A strong case of prima facie obviousness ... cannot be overcome by a far weaker showing of objective indicia of nonobviousness." Tokai Corp. v. Easton Enterprises, Inc., 632 F. 3d 1358, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2011)

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Pennock et al 11771743 - (D) NAPPI 102/103 Brooks Kushman P.C./Harman HASSAN, AURANGZEB

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Opgenoorth et al 11516908 - (D) FETTING 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION OBAID, FATEH M

“[E]xpressions relating the apparatus to contents thereof during an intended operation are of no significance in determining patentability of the apparatus claim.” Ex parte Thibault, 164 USPQ 666, 667 (Bd. App. 1969). Furthermore, “inclusion of the material or article worked upon by a structure being claimed does not impart patentability to the claims.” In re Otto, 312 F.2d 937, 940 (CCPA 1963).

Thibault, Ex parte, 164 USPQ 666 (Bd. App. 1969) 2115

Otto, In re, 312 F.2d 937, 136 USPQ 458 (CCPA 1963) 2111.02, 2115

3685 Ex Parte Bonalle et al 10905078 - (D) FETTING 112(1)/103 BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. QAYYUM, ZESHAN

3686 Ex Parte Vinarov 11396846 - (D) FETTING 103 CARDINAL LAW GROUP LE, LINH GIANG

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Elmer et al 11173849 - (D) DILLON 103 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC HEINRICH, SAMUEL M  

REHEARING  

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Wasser et al 11250578 - (R) MORRISON 102/103 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC CHAUDRY, ATIF H

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