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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Nishimura et al 11398638 - (D) 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC WANG, EUGENIA

1782 Ex Parte Monk et al 11637591 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 JON M. DICKINSON, P.C. KASHNIKOW, ERIK

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Roth 11167452 - (D) JEFFERY 103 McKinney Law, PLLC GEBRESENBET, DINKU W

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Miao et al 10952071 - (D) POTHIER 103 Intel Corporation Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC HAILU, KIBROM T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2632 Ex Parte Lee et al 11810371 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED BURD, KEVIN MICHAEL

2686 Ex Parte Kim et al 10897015 - (D) MacDONALD 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP TRAN, THANG V

2689 Ex Parte Pieralli 11832780 - (D) McKONE 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 GE GPO- Transportation- The Small Patent Law Group SWARTHOUT, BRENT

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Brown et al 11712869 - (D) PRATS 101/112(1)/112(2)/102/103 Shirley L. Church, Esq. SMITH, RUTH S

3738 Ex Parte Chudik 11585041 - (D) GREEN 112(1)/112(2)/102 Law Offices of Gregory B. Beggs PELLEGRINO, BRIAN E

3766 Ex Parte Satin et al 11383381 - (D) GRIMES 102 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC BERTRAM, ERIC D

3767 Ex Parte Kyvik et al 11706634 - (D) GRIMES 103 ROGERS TOWERS, P.A. MEHTA, BHISMA

3767 Ex Parte Steube 11070314 - (D) SNEDDEN 102/103 Tyco Healthcare Group LP d/b/a Covidien GRAY, PHILLIP A

3769 Ex Parte Ferren et al 12005709 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE CRANDALL, LYNSEY P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2188 Ex Parte Chauvel et al 10631185 - (D) POTHIER 102 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED SAVLA, ARPAN P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte Klotzer et al 12065680 - (D) MILLS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. KATAKAM, SUDHAKAR

1634 Ex Parte Dapprich et al 11724043 - (D) WALSH 103 Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Bovino, LLP FORMAN, BETTY J

References need not be capable of physical combination in order to show obviousness. In re Etter, 756 F.2d 852, 859 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (in banc); see also, In re Nievelt, 482 F.2d 965, 968 (CCPA 1976) (“Combining the teachings of references does not involve an ability to combine their specific structures”); In re Andersen, 391 F.2d 953, 958 (CCPA 1968) (“There is a distinction between trying to physically combine the two separate apparatus disclosed in two prior art references on the one hand, and on the other hand trying to learn enough from the disclosures of the tw references to render obvious the claims in suit. . . . Claims may be obvious in view of a combination of references, even if the features of one reference cannot be substituted physically into the structure of the other reference.”).

Etter, In re, 756 F.2d 852, 225 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 2242, 2258, 2279, 2286, 2642, 2686.04

Nievelt, In re, 482 F.2d 965, 179 USPQ 224 (CCPA 1973) 2145

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Classen 10575613 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION GOLIGHTLY, ERIC WAYNE

1715 Ex Parte Tang et al 10895739 - (D) BEST 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 PPG Industries, Inc. LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

1765 Ex Parte SUZUKI et al 12432832 - (D) SCHAFER 103/obviousness-type double patenting OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. SERGENT, RABON A

1785 Ex Parte Ng et al 11606584 - (D) KIMLIN 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG LLP RICKMAN, HOLLY C

1787 Ex Parte Remillard et al 11556243 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL ROBINSON, ELIZABETH A

1791 Ex Parte RICHARDS 12044520 - (D) KIMLIN 103 GENERAL MILLS, INC. DEGUIRE, KATHERINE E

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Segler et al 10306808 - (D) HUME 102 SAP/BSTZ BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN AL HASHEMI, SANA A

2159 Ex Parte Gross 11643145 - (D) ANDERSON 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. CHANG, JEFFREY

2163 Ex Parte Wolczko et al 11648135 - (D) HUME 102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK NGUYEN, KIM T

2164 Ex Parte De Mes 10809575 - (D) THOMAS 103 IBM CORPORATION MAHMOOD, REZWANUL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2687 Ex Parte Dittrich 10866106 - (D) DIXON 103 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC POPE, DARYL C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2893 Ex Parte Sheppard et al 11185398 - (D) Per Curiam 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC ROLAND, CHRISTOPHER M

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