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Monday, May 6, 2013

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AFFIRMED
3773 Ex Parte Bassoe 10884255 - (D) ADAMS 103 COOK GROUP PATENT OFFICE TYSON, MELANIE RUANO  

REEXAMINATION  

AFFIRM-IN-PART
2624 AMRO-ASIAN TRADE, INC. Third Party Requester and Appellant v. CUMMINS-ALLISON CORP. Patent Owner and Respondent 95001419 7672499 10/163,757 TURNER 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 CUMMINS-ALLISON CORP. C/O NIXON PEABODY LLP LAROSE, COLIN M original TRAN, PHUOC

In order to satisfy the functional limitations in an apparatus claim, the prior art apparatus must be capable of performing the claimed function. See In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997). Thus, functional and intended use language must be evaluated to the extent it conveys structural requirements. See, e.g., K-2 Corp. v. Salomon S.A., 191 F.3d 1356, 1363 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“The functional language is, of course, an additional limitation in the claim”).










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