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Monday, March 11, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Satoyoshi et al 11322407 - (D) GAUDETTE 102/103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. CORMIER, DAVID G

1716 Ex Parte Lee et al 11459575 - (D) NAGUMO 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX CHANDRA, SATISH

The transitional phrase “consisting essentially of” has long been understood to “open[] the claims to the inclusion of ingredients which would not materially affect the basic and novel characteristics of appellant’s compositions as defined in the balance of the claim.” In re Janakirama-Rao, 317 F.2d 951, 954 (CCPA 1963). As subsequent decisions have made clear, the specification must be consulted to determine whether the applicant “defined the scope of the phrase ‘consisting essentially of’ for purposes of its patent by making clear in its specification what it regarded as constituting a material change in the basic and novel characteristics of the invention.” PPG Indus. Inc. v. Guardian Indus. Corp., 156 F.3d 1351, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 1998).

Janakirama-Rao, In re, 317 F.2d 951, 137 USPQ 893 (CCPA 1963) 2111.03, 2163

PPG Industries v. Guardian Industries, 156 F.3d 1351, 48 USPQ2d 1351 (Fed. Cir. 1998) 2111.03, 2163

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Rioux et al 11316501 - (D) SCHEINER 103 Vista IP Law Group LLP SCHMIDT, EMILY LOUISE

3777 Ex Parte Huo et al 11414759 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 Carestream Health, Inc. BRUTUS, JOEL F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Spartiotis et al 11226877 - (D) DIXON 103 112(2)/103 YOUNG & THOMPSON LEE, SHUN K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Boric-Lubecke et al 10156817 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2)/102/103 102/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. RAMIREZ, JOHN FERNANDO

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Schilling et al 10965349 - (D) PAK 103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC COONEY, JOHN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Marx et al 10765410 - (D) KRIVAK 103 GATES & COOPER LLP (General) LE, DEBBIE M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Bowman et al 11491861 - (D) PAK 103 WILMERHALE/BOSTON JIAN, SHIRLEY XUEYING

3779 Ex Parte Yokoi et al 11702871 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser SMITH, PHILIP ROBERT

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