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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Eghtesady 11429395 - (D) GREEN 103 TAFT, STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP GRAY, PHILLIP A

Claim language, however, “should not [be] treated as meaningless.” Bicon, Inc. v. Straumann Co., 441 F.3d 945, 951 (Fed. Cir. 2006)

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Marek 10957534 - (D) PARVIS 102/103 ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. GOODARZI, NASSER MOAZZAMI

A claim construction analysis must begin and remain centered on the claim language itself. See Innova/Pure Water, Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys., Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 1116 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

Innova/Pure Water Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys. Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 72 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2173.05(g)

2446 Ex Parte Sitaraman et al 11693924 - (D) SIU 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. NGUYEN, DUSTIN

2454 Ex Parte Cope 12035584 - (D) COURTENAY statutory double patenting 101 102/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP AVELLINO, JOSEPH E

In a statutory double patenting rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the issue is whether the same invention is being claimed twice. The “same invention” means identical subject matter. Miller v. Eagle Mfg. Co., 151 U.S. 186, 197 (1894). As expressed by the court in In re Vogel, 422 F.2d 438, 441 (CCPA 1970), “[a] good test, and probably the only objective test, for ‘same invention,’ is whether one of the claims could be literally infringed without literally infringing the other. If it could be, the claims do not define identically the same invention.”

Miller v. Eagle Mfg. Co., 151 U.S. 186 (1894) 804

Vogel, In re, 422 F.2d 438, 164 USPQ 619 (CCPA 1970) 804, 804.01, 804.02, 1504.06

2456 Ex Parte Terrill et al 11237584 - (D) GONSALVES 103 Patent Capital Group FAN, HUA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Yuuki 11174741 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

2658 Ex Parte Sailer 11870505 - (D) McKONE 103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE BORSETTI, GREG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Ford et al 10064962 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL ARAQUE JR, GERARDO

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Smith et al 10643527 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. BACHMAN, LINDSEY MICHELE

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