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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Conti et al 11836033 - (D) PRATS 103 Hogan Lovells US LLP PERREIRA, MELISSA JEAN

As the Federal Circuit has explained, even post-KSR, “patents are not barred just because it was obvious 'to explore a new technology or general approach that seemed to be a promising field of experimentation, where the prior art gave only general guidance as to the particular form of the claimed invention or how to achieve it.'” Procter & Gamble Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 566 F.3d 989, 997 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (quoting In re O’Farrell, 853 F.2d 894, 903 (Fed. Cir. 1988)).

O’Farrell, In re, 853 F.2d 894, 7 USPQ2d 1673 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 2143.01, 2143.02, 2144.08, 2145

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Luhrs et al 12143398 - (D) LORIN 103 GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE, ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C. PENNY, TABATHA L

1716 Ex Parte Hoffman et al 11046656 - (D) GARRIS 103 LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT M. WALLACE DHINGRA, RAKESH KUMAR

1744 Ex Parte Sheehan et al 11895756 - (D) HASTINGS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HINDENLANG, ALISON L

1756 Ex Parte Stachowiak 11254672 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN

1779 Ex Parte Hudson 11755106 - (D) HANLON 102/103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC BASS, DIRK R

1788 Ex Parte Stevens et al 11529181 - (D) Per Curiam 112(1)/103 Siemens Corporation CHANG, VICTOR S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Bryant et al 11130728 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. ULRICH, NICHOLAS S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Goodman et al 11554052 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 FLEIT, GIBBONS, GUTMAN, BONGINI & BIANCO P.L. PAPPAS, PETER

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2655 Ex Parte Kurzweil et al 10179486 - (D) HOFF 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) LAO, LUNSEE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte Lantier 12013840 - (D) ASTORINO 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. FIORELLO, BENJAMIN F

3683 Ex Parte Stolmeier et al 11443914 - (D) CRAWFORD 102 ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. McCarter & English LLP SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

3685 Ex Parte Goldberg 10913140 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG QAYYUM, ZESHAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Anderson 11685822 - (D) PLENZLER 103 DEERE & COMPANY LOPEZ, FRANK D

3761 Ex Parte Fabo et al 11794942 - (D) GRIMES 103 Ballard Spahr LLP SU, SUSAN SHAN

3767 Ex Parte Carlyon 12409133 - (D) MILLS 102/103 Covidien BOSQUES, EDELMIRA

3767 Ex Parte Weber et al 11068330 - (D) GRIMES 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC OSINSKI, BRADLEY JAMES

3767 Ex Parte Reynolds et al 12009783 - (D) SCHEINER 103 Eric Fincham BOSWORTH, KAMI A

3773 Ex Parte Stokes et al 11394150 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC EREZO, DARWIN P

3777 Ex Parte Gleich 10552808 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS GUPTA, VANI

3781 Ex Parte Young 11640178 - (D) SPAHN 103 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP ALLEN, JEFFREY R

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Nordenhake 11428590 - (D) WEINBERG 103 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP WARREN A. SKLAR (SOER) ZAHR, ASHRAF A

Nevertheless, it does not matter which reference is primary and which reference is secondary. “[W]here the relevant factual inquiries underlying an obviousness determination are otherwise clear, characterization by the examiner of prior art as ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ is merely a matter of presentation with no legal significance.” In re Mouttet, 686. F.3d 1322, 1333 (Fed. Cir. 2012). Accord, In re Bush, 296 F.2d 491, 496 (CCPA 1961). In Bush, the Court stated

[W]e deem it to be of no significance, but merely a matter of exposition, that the rejection is stated to be on A in view of B instead of on B in view of A, or to term one reference primary and the other secondary. It would perhaps have saved much argument of the kind we have before us if the Patent Office had stayed with its rejection of the claims as unpatentable over A and B ‘considered together’ and had merely stated its reasons for such rejection without formal alinement [sic] of the references. Fifteen years ago this court pointed out in In re Cowles, 156 F.2d 551, 554, 33 CCPA 1236, that such differing forms of expression did not constitute different grounds of rejection, were of little consequence, and that basing arguments on them was ‘attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2859 Ex Parte Wang et al 11844407 - (D) WARD 102 102 HAMILTON & TERRILE, LLP RAMADAN, RAMY O

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte DiMaggio 10610681 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP BUTLER, MICHAEL E

3655 Ex Parte Martin, III et al 11782685 - (D) SCANLON 103 102 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. CHAU, TERRY C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Krzysik et al 10957506 - (D) PRATS 103 ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP Christopher M. Goff (27839) BREDEFELD, RACHAEL EVA

1655 Ex Parte Decombaz et al 10570185 - (D) SCHEINER 103 K&L Gates LLP HOFFMAN, SUSAN COE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Witzke et al 11636742 - (D) BEST 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP SNELTING, ERIN LYNN

1761 Ex Parte Korzenski et al 11552808 - (D) SMITH 103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

1765 Ex Parte Vilato et al 11630772 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. SEIDLECK, JAMES J

1765 Ex Parte Busico et al 11665706 - (D) OWENS concurring NAGUMO 112(2)/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC LU, C CAIXIA

1779 Ex Parte Moller et al 10978888 - (D) GARRIS 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP SIEFKE, SAMUEL P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Bare et al 11205358 - (D) MORGAN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ABEL JALIL, NEVEEN

2183 Ex Parte Koch et al 10521881 - (D) CURCURI 103 POTOMAC PATENT GROUP PLLC GIROUX, GEORGE

2184 Ex Parte Katibian et al 11285400 - (D) DANG 102/103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED HASSAN, AURANGZEB

2185 Ex Parte Khan et al 11591010 - (D) JEFFERY 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY YU, JAE UN

2187 Ex Parte Brown 11343698 - (D) WARD 103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP BERTRAM, RYAN

2194 Ex Parte Berstis et al 10832036 - (D) ANDERSON 102/103 BIGGERS & OHANIAN (END) HOANG, PHUONG N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Tsai 11680356 - (D) DANG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TEITELBAUM, MICHAEL E

2426 Ex Parte Faihe 10262383 - (D) McKONE 102 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS ZHONG, JUN FEI

2442 Ex Parte Graupner et al 11158777 - (D) POTHIER 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NGUYEN, ANGELA

2451 Ex Parte Daniels et al 11085647 - (D) CURCURI 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP WOOLCOCK, MADHU

2455 Ex Parte Stratton et al 11520268 - (D) DANG 102/103 VERIZON LAZARO, DAVID R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Huegle et al 10554419 - (D) KILE 103 Cozen O'Connor SMITH, MATTHEW J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Correia et al 11602137 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 TREGO, HINES & LADENHEIM, PLLC WHITE, DWAYNE J

3767 Ex Parte Albrecht 10943218 - (D) JENKS 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC HALL, DEANNA K

3773 Ex Parte Dubrul et al 10943121 - (D) MILLS 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC OU, JING RUI

3782 Ex Parte Nowak et al 11078032 - (D) O’HEARN 103 DUANE MORRIS LLP - Philadelphia PASCUA, JES F

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