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Friday, June 28, 2013

dailey, gal

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Hansted et al 10176517 - (D) FREDMAN 103 COOPER & DUNHAM, LLP GHALI, ISIS A D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Rodak et al 11459950 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(1)/103 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC ARCIERO, ADAM A

1779 Ex Parte Spurgeon et al 11219985 - (D) GARRIS 103 CHALKER FLORES, LLP SIEFKE, SAMUEL P

1779 Ex Parte Hendrickson et al 12428652 - (D) GARRIS 103 CHALKER FLORES, LLP SIEFKE, SAMUEL P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Becher et al 10836248 - (D) HUGHES 102 KENYON & KENYON LLP JOHNSON, JOHNESE T

2174 Ex Parte Kordun 11426105 - (D) DILLON 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC TILLERY, RASHAWN N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Desai 10426824 - (D) McKEOWN 102 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE BILGRAMI, ASGHAR H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Komeda 11657022 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC TSAI, H JEY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte van Diggelen et al 11775212 - (D) ASTORINO 112(1) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. ISSING, GREGORY C

3651 Ex Parte Delves et al 10514960 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 COOPER CAMERON CORPORATION HARP, WILLIAM RAY

First, the Examiner reasons that the proposed modification would have been an obvious change in shape with no change in function. Ans. 4 (citing In re Dailey, 357 F.2d 669 (CCPA 1966)).

A change of shape does not make a product nonobvious where the claimed shape is not of functional significance and accomplishes the same purpose as the prior art shape. In re Dailey 357 F.2d at 672-673. However, such is not the case here.

Dailey, In re, 357 F.2d 669, 149 USPQ 47 (CCPA 1966) 2144.04
...
Because the proposed modification results in a change in function, the modification is more than an obvious variation of shape. See In re Gal, 980 F.2d 717, 719 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (finding of obvious design choice precluded when claimed structure and the function it performs are different from the prior art).

HARMON 4: 202

3665 Ex Parte Hochkirchen et al 11427594 - (D) TARTAL 102/103 TUNG & ASSOCIATES NGUYEN, CHUONG P

3689 Ex Parte Birimisa et al 10372009 - (D) LORIN 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. LONG, FONYA M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Neidert et al 10867059 - (D) GREEN 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) SCHMIDT, EMILY LOUISE

3767 Ex Parte Lamson et al 11838103 - (D) JENKS 103 STEPTOE & JOHNSON - NEOTRACT OSINSKI, BRADLEY JAMES

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Tousimis 11594336 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1) 112(2)/103 OBER / KALER Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver HADDAD, MAHER M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Arnold et al 11189395 - (D) STRAUSS 103 103 IBM WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, L.L.P. LIN, SHEW FEN

2175 Ex Parte ALDERSON et al 11624765 - (D) PRATS 103 103 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC DISTEFANO, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte de Beus et al 11250029 - (D) LORIN 103 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP RAJ, RAJIV J

3679 Ex Parte Rode et al 10945074 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2)/102/103 102 Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. MACARTHUR, VICTOR L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Cameron 10946394 - (D) BAHR 103 103/obviousness-type double patenting SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL PASSANITI, SEBASTIANO

3721 Ex Parte Denome et al 11784675 - (D) ABRAMS 102/103 102 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

3751 Ex Parte Selover 11110262 - (D) SPAHN 102 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/Masco Corporation LE, HUYEN D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Merisko-Liversidge 12292395 - (D) GREEN 103 Elan Drug Delivery, Inc. c/o Foley & Lardner CHANNAVAJJALA, LAKSHMI SARADA

1615 Ex Parte Woods 10311674 - (D) GREEN 103 CONVATEC INC. AHMED, HASAN SYED

1629 Ex Parte Lemmens et al 10678082 - (D) GREEN 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP SIMMONS, CHRIS E

1644 Ex Parte Zaghouani et al 11425084 - (D) SNEDDEN 112(1)/obviousness-type double patenting K&L Gates LLP EWOLDT, GERALD R

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Nardi et al 11436826 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(1)/112(2)/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. BAREFORD, KATHERINE A

1717 Ex Parte Davis 11759100 - (D) PRAISS 103 Hovey Williams LLP CAPOZZI, CHARLES

1741 Ex Parte Inoue et al 11826440 - (D) GARRIS 103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC DEHGHAN, QUEENIE S

1765 Ex Parte Ronk et al 11383092 - (D) BEST 102/103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WOODWARD, ANA LUCRECIA

1765 Ex Parte White et al 11756280 - (D) GARRIS 112(1) BLANCHARD & ASSOCIATES POURBOHLOUL, SARIRA CAMILLA

1766 Ex Parte Saini et al 12386696 - (D) GARRIS 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP TOSCANO, ALICIA

1779 Ex Parte Johnson 11866958 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 KIRK HAHN FORTUNA, ANA M

1792 Ex Parte Lockwood et al 11689237 - (D) METZ 103 BOSE MCKINNEY & EVANS LLP LONG, LUANA ZHANG

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Tamarkin et al 11478001 - (D) HOFF 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. LAUGHLIN, NATHAN L

2157 Ex Parte Zoltan et al 11211320 - (D) HUGHES 103 VERIZON CHANNAVAJJALA, SRIRAMA T

2159 Ex Parte Vaitzblit et al 10702127 - (D) ARPIN 103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP CASANOVA, JORGE A

2172 Ex Parte Nickerson et al 11104329 - (D) DILLON 101/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. ENGLAND, SARA M

2182 Ex Parte Fischer et al 11370192 - (D) BENOIT 103 Infineon Technologies AG c/o Schiff Hardin LLP SCHNEE, HAL W

2193 Ex Parte Steele 11394083 - (D) DANG 103 MARSH FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE LLP MAI, TAN V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Chauvin et al 10051340 - (D) DANG 112(2)/103/obviousness-type double patenting FOLEY & LARDNER LLP NGUYEN, THU V

2462 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 10658161 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THOMAS HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) RUSSELL, WANDA Z

2462 Ex Parte Paskett et al 10870170 - (D) ANDERSON 103 THORPE NORTH & WESTERN, LLP. DUONG, CHRISTINE T

2482 Ex Parte Auyeung 10943295 - (D) KRIVAK 112(1)/103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP FINDLEY, CHRISTOPHER G

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Vinberg 10091067 - (D) SMITH 103 Baker Botts LLP LEE, PHILIP C

2646 Ex Parte Mathis et al 11019067 - (D) FISHMAN 102/103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. IQBAL, KHAWAR

2666 Ex Parte Homegger 11089251 - (D) DANG 102/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION WANG, CLAIRE X

2675 Ex Parte Vega et al 10697010 - (D) DANG 112(2)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ZHU, RICHARD Z

2686 Ex Parte Katsuma et al 11244292 - (D) CURCURI 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP FISCHER, MARK L

2694 Ex Parte Nguyen 10159518 - (D) EVANS 112(2)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KUMAR, SRILAKSHMI K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Muth 10511492 - (D) FRAHM 103 NXP B.V. AMRANY, ADI

2853 Ex Parte Vondran et al 11106963 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NGUYEN, LAM S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Chen et al 10353657 - (D) LORIN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Kovasity et al 10793065 - (D) POWELL 103 PAUL S. RULON NGUYEN, ANDREW H

3745 Ex Parte Dube et al 11197162 - (D) DeFRANCO 102/103 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. c/o CPA Global WIEHE, NATHANIEL EDWARD  

REHEARING  

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Giniger et al 12014021 - (R) GREENHUT Martin Giniger MORAN, EDWARD JOHN

Thursday, June 27, 2013

kloster, knorr-bremse

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Cubillo 11612687 - (D) SPAHN 103 VERIZON HOLWERDA, STEPHEN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3718 Ex Parte Wheeler et al 09860083 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP ELISCA, PIERRE E

3738 Ex Parte Zang et al 10777514 - (D) MORRISON 112(1)/102/103 FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP MILLER, CHERYL L

3742 Ex Parte Allen et al 11649574 - (D) SAINDON 102/103 Siemens Corporation JENNISON, BRIAN W

3753 Ex Parte Querejeta 13088292 7,600,529 11/601,152 MARTIN 102/103 HAMILTON DESANCTIS & CHA, LLP MCCALISTER, WILLIAM M; HEPPERLE, STEPHEN M

3771 Ex Parte Gaskell 11070621 - (D) GREEN 112(2)/103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP OSTRUP, CLINTON T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Bean et al 10786158 - (D) OSINSKI 103 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC CHIN SHUE, ALVIN C

3686 Ex Parte Wilson 10271144 - (D) LORIN 101/112(2)/103 101/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. NAJARIAN, LENA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Bogojevic et al 11626527 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1)/102/103 102/103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP DON W. BULSON (BRAI) NELSON, KERIJESSICA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Simmelink et al 12576239 - (D) METZ 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC TENTONI, LEO B

1767 Ex Parte Dykstra et al 11513633 - (D) HANLON 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY STANLEY, JANE L

1772 Ex Parte CHENG et al 12165412 - (D) PAK 103 HONEYWELL/UOP NGUYEN, TAM M

1779 Ex Parte Jung et al 11699920 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC RAMDHANIE, BOBBY

1792 Ex Parte Levy et al 10528385 - (D) KRATZ 103 K&L Gates LLP THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Hinds 10364801 - (D) WHITE 101/112(2)/103 THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LICENSING INC. DENNISON, JERRY B

2445 Ex Parte Ballard 10342966 - (D) DANG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY BIAGINI, CHRISTOPHER D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Stephens 10446565 - (D) CLEMENTS 102/103 SCHUBERT LAW GROUP PLLC c/o CPA Global SAMS, MATTHEW C

2649 Ex Parte Angelhag 10818006 - (D) COURTENAY 102 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP WARREN A. SKLAR (SOER) CHEN, JUNPENG

“[A]bsence from the reference of any claimed element negates anticipation.” Kloster Speedsteel AB v. Crucible, Inc., 793 F.2d 1565, 1571 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (citation omitted), overruled on other grounds by Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH v. Dana Corp., 383 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (en banc).
kloster
HARMON 1: 123, 173, 217; 3: 7, 14, 64, 137; 4: 101, 113, 116, 117, 273, 321; 6: 333, 334; 11: 79; 16: 52; 17: 11, 72, 95, 100, 195, 212, 222, 226, 229, 233; 19: 280, 392, 402, 470; 20: 12, 14, 20, 27, 167; 21: 304, 364
DONNER 15: 85

knorr
HARMON 13: 316; 17: 28, 79, 96, 99, 100
DONNER 15: 88-108

2671 Ex Parte Boyes et al 11388501 - (D) McKONE 103 InfoPrint Solutions/ Blakely HANG, VU B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Josset et al 11408828 - (D) MARTIN 102 DEERE & COMPANY NGUYEN, MAI T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Rahn 11515306 - (D) MILLS 112(1)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION GOOD, SAMANTHA M

3743 Ex Parte Simon 11497755 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 Clifford H. Kraft PEREIRO, JORGE ANDRES

3765 Ex Parte Harber et al 11157473 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP HOEY, ALISSA L

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

einstein, gazda, global-tech

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex Parte Oles et al 10474624 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. MATZEK, MATTHEW D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Bilotti 11122390 - (D) BENOIT 103 AT&T Legal Department - G&G OBISESAN, AUGUSTINE KUNLE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Lee et al 11591985 - (D) COURTENAY 102 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. SOROWAR, GOLAM

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Reyes et al 11941024 - (D) PLENZLER 103 Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP BURKE, SEAN P

3646 Ex Parte Pomirleanu et al 11840424 - (D) JUNG 103 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC MCGUE, FRANK J

3646 Ex Parte Fraundorfer et al 11848394 - (D) SPAHN 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP O'CONNOR, MARSHALL P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Seelig et al 10883952 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102/obviousness-type double patenting ATIP Law LAYNO, BENJAMIN

3728 Ex Parte Choi et al 11588476 - (D) HILL 102/103 DASCENZO Intellectual Property Law, P.C. BRADEN, SHAWN M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Gysling 11483025 - (D) OBERMANN 102 103 EXPRO METERS, INC SHUMATE, ANTHONY R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Hornik et al 11280826 - (D) BROWNE 103 102/103 NIXON PEABODY LLP RENWICK, REGINALD A

3724 Ex Parte Myers 10987838 - (D) HORNER 102 102 Yudell Isidore Ng Russell PLLC CHOI, STEPHEN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Parkos et al 11654410 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global REMAVEGE, CHRISTOPHER

1766 Ex Parte Reese et al 12444397 - (D) PRAISS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. WASHVILLE, JEFFREY D

1771 Ex Parte Stark et al 12243753 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC TOOMER, CEPHIA D

1771 Ex Parte Stark et al 12246057 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC TOOMER, CEPHIA D

1789 Ex Parte Lev et al 12236635 - (D) OWENS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ORTIZ, ANGELA Y

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Krishnamurthy 10848640 - (D) FRAHM 112(1)/102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE PHAM, KHANH B

2181 Ex Parte Baskaran et al 10911726 - (D) QUINN 112(2)/103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC LEE, CHUN KUAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2476 Ex Parte Doyle 10154657 - (D) HOMERE Dissenting DIXON 102/103 ROSS D. SNYDER & ASSOCIATES, INC. AHMED, SALMAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Lee et al 11093782 - (D) PETTIGREW 102/103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. PEREZ GUTIERREZ,RAFAEL

2647 Ex Parte Seppinen et al 10606284 - (D) FRAHM 103 NOKIA CORPORATION c/o Ware, Fressola, Maguire & Barber LLP YUN, EUGENE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Mustalahti et al 12213421 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. KRUER, STEFAN

3657 Ex Parte Meggiolan 11517713 - (D) HILL 102/103 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. MOMPER, ANNA M

3658 Ex Parte Hamilton 10715697 - (D) WEATHERLY 102/103 HUGH P. GORTLER BOES, TERENCE

3677 Ex Parte Magyar et al 10544215 - (D) BAHR 102 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION MAH, CHUCK Y

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Perot 12008024 - (D) HOELTER 103 Becton, Dickinson and Company DESAI, KAUSHIKKUMAR A  

See In re Einstein, 46 F.2d 373, 374 (CCPA 1931) where it was stated that “a mere reversal of the essential working parts of a previously patented device did not constitute invention.” See also In re Gazda, 219 F.2d 449, 452 (CCPA 1955) holding that the reverse operation of moving parts would not amount to invention because the “mere reversal of such movement being an obvious expedient.”

Gazda, In re, 219 F.2d 449, 104 USPQ 400 (CCPA 1955) 2144.04

REEXAMINATION  

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Maxygen, Inc. Requester v. Amgen, Inc. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000440 7381804 10/032,108 GUEST 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. original Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP TURNER, SHARON L original LUCAS, ZACHARIAH

FEDERAL CIRCUIT
 
AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2681 COMMIL USA, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant-Appellant. 2012-1042 6,430,395 09/784,109 PROST concurring-in-part, dissenting-in-part NEWMAN concurring-in-part, dissenting-in-part O’MALLEY induced infringement grant of new trial Syles Werbner, P.C.; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP original MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. LEGREE, TRACY MICHELLE

We now hold that evidence of an accused inducer’s good-faith belief of invalidity may negate the requisite intent for induced infringement.1 This is, of course, not to say that such evidence precludes a finding of induced infringement. Rather, it is evidence that should be considered by the fact-finder in determining whether an accused party knew “that the induced acts constitute patent infringement.” Global-Tech, 131 S. Ct. at 2068.

1 In dissent, Judge Newman does little more than construct a straw man and set him ablaze. We certainly do not hold “that if the inducer of infringement believes in good faith that the patent is invalid, there can be no liability for induced infringement.” J. Newman Op. concurring-in-part, dissenting-in-part 1. Nor do we “include a belief in patent validity as a criterion of infringement.” Id. at 4.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

kim, greenliant, ergo, katz interactive, NTP, american academy, baxter intern.2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Hikata 10590011 - (D) GARRIS 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP HORNING, JOEL G

1721 Ex Parte Goebel et al 10973043 - (D) HANLON 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY VAJDA, PETER L

1782 Ex Parte Fearing et al 11143372 - (D) HOUSEL 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 102 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP FROST, ANTHONY J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Eytchison et al 10763701 - (D) HOFF 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP LONG, ANDREA NATAE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte PILKINGTON 12041904 - (D) SCANLON 102 Krieg DeVault LLP SWINNEY, JENNIFER B

3766 Ex Parte Moffitt 11752898 - (D) ASTORINO 103 Vista IP Law Group LLP LEE, ERICA SHENGKAI

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2189 Ex Parte Moyer 11619294 - (D) THOMAS Concurring BOALICK 103 103 LARSON NEWMAN, LLP SADLER, NATHAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Sohn 11732192 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. SCHWARTZ, JOSHUA L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2800 Ex Parte Kashihara et al 10560244 - (D) THOMAS 103 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC TAMAI, KARL I

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Ihle 11919917 - (D) PLENZLER 103 112(2)/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION TYLER, CHERYL JACKSON

3781 Ex Parte Schessl et al 10575297 - (D) SAINDON 103 112(1)/102/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION CASTELLANO, STEPHEN J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Karl 12159991 - (D) SMITH 112(2)/103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. GRAHAM, CHANTEL LORAN

1786 Ex Parte Burrow et al 11958871 - (D) PRAISS Concurring WARREN 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON CHOI, PETER Y

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Watanabe 10716622 - (D) BRANCH 103 DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP HOTELLING, HAROLD A

2166 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 10365098 - (D) COURTENAY 103 IBM Corporation, Dept. 917 William J. McGinnis, Jr AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Chouanard et al 11209290 - (D) BENOIT 101/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK MEANS, JAREN M

2448 Ex Parte Fung et al 11272603 - (D) BRANCH 103 IBM CORPORATION C/O: VanCott Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy STRANGE, AARON N

2471 Ex Parte Izumi 12858009 - (D) GARRIS 251 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. HYUN, SOON D

To decide whether a patentee surrendered certain subject matter, we must determine "whether an objective observer viewing the prosecution history would conclude that the purpose of the patentee's amendment or argument" concerning a particular claim was for reasons of patentability, that is, "to overcome prior art and secure the patent." Kim v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 465 F.3d 1312, 1323 (Fed. Cir.2006).

Greenliant Systems, Inc. v. XICOR LLC, 692 F. 3d 1261, 1267 (Fed. Cir. 2012)

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Suzuki et al 11062807 - (D) BENOIT 102 MYERS WOLIN, LLC ZEWARI, SAYED T

2648 Ex Parte Nagy 10755814 - (D) GONSALVES 101/103 DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. HUANG, WEN WU

2649 Ex Parte Won et al 11219884 - (D) DIXON 103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. CHEN, JUNPENG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Courtney et al 11220162 - (D) PETRAVICK 112(2) 103 Patient Practitioners, LLC KANAAN, MAROUN P

“[A] general purpose computer is sufficient structure if the function of a term such as ‘means for processing’ requires no more than merely ‘processing,’ which any general-purpose computer may do without any special programming.” Ergo Licensing, LLC v. CareFusion 303, Inc., 673 F.3d 1361, 1365 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citing In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation 639 F.3d 1303, 1316-17 (Fed.Cir.2011)).

Katz HARMON 5: 6, 7; MV5: 319; 6: 1-3, 13, 14; MV6: 191, 432

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 Ex Parte Gray et al 10791345 - (D) PRATS 102/obviousness-type double patenting JOHNSON & JOHNSON BUI, VY Q

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2687 Ex Parte Becker et al 10564607 - (D) WINSOR 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP SHERWIN, RYAN W

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 APPLE, INC. Requester v. ZAPMEDIA SERVICES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001144 7020704 09/679,688 WEINBERG 102/103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: TRACY W. DRUCE NOVAK DRUCE + QUIGG LLP FERRIS III, FRED O original PRIETO, BEATRIZ

Our reviewing court, however, has held that “[i]n reexamination, ‘claims . . . are to be given their broadest reasonable interpretation consistent with the specification, and . . . claim language should be read in light of the specification as it would be interpreted by one of ordinary skill in the art.’” In re NTP, Inc., 654 F.3d 1268, 1274 (Fed. Cir. 2011), quoting In re American Academy of Science Tech Center, 367 F.3d 1359, 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2004); see also In re Baxter Intern., Inc., 678 F.3d 1357, 1365 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (holding that because District Court proceedings and reexamination proceedings in the PTO apply different burdens of proof and rely on different records, the PTO did not err by failing to provide a detailed explanation as to why the PTO came to a different determination than did the court system). We will follow the Federal Circuit’s holding.

American Academy of Science Tech. Center, In re, 367 F.3d 1359, 70 USPQ2d 1827 (Fed. Cir. 2004)  2111,  2111.01
HARMON 6: 25, 367
DONNER 10: 635-43


2161 GOOGLE, INC., APPLE, INC., and NAPSTER, INC. Requesters, Respondents v. INTERTAINER, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant 95000313 6925469 09/947,592 MOHANTY 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 MARTIN & FERRARO, LLP Third Party Requester: Fish & Richardson, PC FERRIS III, FRED O original COBY, FRANTZ

Monday, June 24, 2013

exxon research, CLS, bell atlantic, jones

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1623 Ex Parte Edelman et al 11440529 - (D) GRIMES 103 SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP BLAND, LAYLA D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Kashyap 11404640 - (D) BENOIT 103 LAW OFFICES (San Jose) YU, XIANG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte Rathonyi et al 11675881 - (D) BENOIT 102 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC HTUN, SAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte Rouen 10711820 - (D) RICE 103 SCHLUMBERGER ROSHARON CAMPUS ANDREWS, DAVID L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 Ex Parte Chuter 11825473 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE/CHICAGO/COOK SHIPMON, TIFFANY P

3748 Ex Parte Handler et al 11517865 - (D) DANIELS 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP BOGUE, JESSE SAMUEL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2651 Ex Parte Grilliot et al 11247061 - (D) CURCURI 103 103 HONEYWELL/WOOD PHILLIPS EASON, MATTHEW A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Agostinelli 10476139 - (D) BOUCHER 103 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB CAVALLARI, DANIEL J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Stones et al 10889764 - (D) SCANLON 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 112(1) Black & Decker Corporation DEXTER,CLARK F

See Exxon Rsrch and Eng’g Co. v. U.S., 265 F.3d 1371, 1375 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (“If the meaning of the claim is discernible, even though the task may be formidable and the conclusion may be one over which reasonable persons will disagree, we have held the claim sufficiently clear to avoid invalidity on indefiniteness grounds.”).
HARMON 1: 211, 238; 5: 230, 241, 247
DONNER 10: 23, 24, 26

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 Ex Parte Lesschaeve et al 12278179 - (D) KATZ 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. KENNEDY, TIMOTHY J

1773 Ex Parte Williamson et al 11618987 - (D) HASTINGS 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP LEVKOVICH, NATALIA A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2116 Ex Parte Kim 11935029 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Stanzione & Kim, LLP YANCHUS III, PAULB

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Vosseler 10318210 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY DAFTUAR, SAKET K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Negro et al 11113542 - (D) POTHIER 103 Gesmer Updegrove LLP HAGAN, SEAN P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Helmersson et al 10586032 - (D) SAINDON 103 MICHAUD-Kinney Group LLP O'CONNOR, MARSHALL P

3661 Ex Parte Duddles et al 11348713 - (D) BUNTING 103 Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C. NOLAN, PETER D  

REEXAMINATION  

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Andritz INC. Appellant 90010403 5753075 08/738,239 LEBOVITZ 103 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC Third Party Requester: FASTH LAW OFFICES (ROLF FASTH) JASTRZAB, KRISANNE MARIE original LEAVITT, STEVEN

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 ULTRAMERCIAL, INC., AND ULTRAMERCIAL, LLC, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. HULU, LLC, Defendant, AND WILDTANGENT, INC., Defendant-Appellee. 2010-1544 7,346,545 09/867,181 RADER Concurring LOURIE 101 Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman LLP; Latham & Watkins, LLP original MORRISON & FOERSTER, LLP POND, ROBERT M

First, it will be rare that a patent infringement suit can be dismissed at the pleading stage for lack of patentable subject matter. This is so because every issued patent is presumed to have been issued properly, absent clear and convincing evidence to the contrary. See, e.g., CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp., __ F.3d __, 2013 WL 1920941, *33 (Fed. Cir. May 10, 2013) (Chief Judge Rader, and Judges Linn, Moore, and O’Malley, concluding that “any attack on an issued patent based on a challenge to the eligibility of the subject matter must be proven by clear and convincing evidence,” and Judges Lourie, Dyk, Prost, Reyna, and Wallach, concluding that a statutory presumption of validity applies when § 101 is raised as a basis for invalidity in district court proceedings.). Further, if Rule 12(b)(6) is used to assert an affirmative defense, dismissal is appropriate only if the well-pleaded factual allegations in the complaint, construed in the light most favorable to the plaintiff, suffice to establish the defense. See Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007); Jones v. Bock, 549 U.S. 199, 215 (2007). Thus, the only plausible reading of the patent must be that there is clear and convincing evidence of ineligibility. For those reasons, Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal for lack of eligible subject matter will be the exception, not the rule.

Friday, June 21, 2013

eli lilly3, piasecki, rinehart

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Mikulec et al 12209802 - (D) SMITH 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP LEE, REBECCA Y

1741 Ex Parte Hoess et al 10546241 - (D) HASTINGS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. MINSKEY, JACOB T

After a prima facie case of obviousness has been made and rebuttal evidence submitted, all the evidence must be considered anew. In re Eli Lilly & Co., 902 F. 2d 943, 945 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (citing In re Piasecki, 745 F.2d 1468, 1472, 223 USPQ 785, 788 (Fed.Cir.1984)): Piaseki at 745 F.2d at 1472 ("Prima facie obviousness is a legal conclusion, not a fact. Facts established by rebuttal evidence must be evaluated along with the facts on which the earlier conclusion was reached, not against the conclusion itself." (quoting In re Rinehart, 531 F.2d 1048, 1052, 189 USPQ 143, 147 (CCPA 1976)).  

Eli Lilly, In re, 902 F.2d 943, 14 USPQ2d 1741 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 716.01(d), 716.02(b), 716.02(c), 2142, 2144, 2144.08

Piasecki, In re, 745 F.2d 1468, 223 USPQ 785 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 716.01(d), 2107.02, 2142, 2145
DONNER 8: 18, 20, 26, 27, 994, 996, 1008, 1010, 1063, 1064, 1321-25
HARMON 1: 239-41; 4: 151, 316, 369; 18: 60

Rinehart, In re, 531 F.2d 1048, 189 USPQ 143 (CCPA 1976) 2107.02, 2142, 2143.02, 2144.04
DONNER 8: 96, 1044, 1073

1771 Ex Parte Smith et al 12549579 - (D) DELMENDO 103 CARMODY & TORRANCE LLP OLADAPO, TAIWO

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte Torre-Bueno et al 10882661 - (D) BUSCH 112(2)/103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. TSAI, TSUNG YIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Yamazaki et al 10199514 - (D) TURNER 101/112(2)/103 Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C. NADAV, ORI

2812 Ex Parte Kim et al 10988481 - (D) NAGUMO 103 GE Licensing POMPEY, RON EVERETT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte Schurg et al 10587218 - (D) WEATHERLY 102/103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. GARRETT, ERIKA P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Fairbourn 11721564 - (D) OBERMANN 103 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP EMPIE, NATHAN H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Neal et al 12257581 - (D) SMITH 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global EMPIE, NATHAN H

1712 Ex Parte Strock et al 11739823 - (D) PAK 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global HORNING, JOEL G

1735 Ex Parte Halken et al 12287482 - (D) SMITH 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION STONER, KILEY SHAWN

1758 Ex Parte Yang et al 11456887 - (D) PAK 103 General Motors Corporation c/o REISING ETHINGTON P.C. MERSHON, JAYNE L

1771 Ex Parte Habeeb et al 11527309 - (D) OBERMANN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50 (b) 103 ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company GOLOBOY, JAMES C

1788 Ex Parte Keung 12190454 - (D) SMITH 103 EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY PATEL, RONAK C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Ostrowka 11163755 - (D) DIXON 103 MERCHANT & GOULD SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA, A CISCO COMPANY LANGHNOJA, KUNAL N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2654 Ex Parte Hanna 09638245 - (D) JEFFERY 103 McDermott Will & Emery LEE, PING

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Maslowski et al 11836608 - (D) CAPP 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP DESAI, HEMANT

3782 Ex Parte BRUNSON et al 12184402 - (D) BROWNE 103 ZARLEY LAW FIRM P.L.C. LARSON, JUSTIN MATTHEW

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
2747 Ex parte APPLE, INC., Appellant and Patent Owner 90011287  5946647 08/595,257 SIU 102 Apple Inc. c/o Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP STEELMAN, MARY J original EDOUARD, PATRICK NESTOR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 THE TORO COMPANY Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. WRIGHT MANUFACTURING, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant, Respondent 95001742 6,935,093 10/186,680 SONG 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: James W. Miller JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original FABIAN-KOVACS, ARPAD

3671 THE TORO COMPANY Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. WRIGHT MANUFACTURING, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant, Respondent 95001741 6,438,931 09/714,824 SONG 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE PC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: James W. Miller JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original FABIAN-KOVACS, ARPAD