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Thursday, June 6, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1758 Ex Parte Peterman et al 10711327 - (D) HASTINGS 102 NUPAT, LLC DAM, DUSTIN Q

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Rothermel et al 11027578 - (D) MEDLOCK 102 FOUNTAINHEAD LAW GROUP, PC ABDELSALAM, FATHI K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Kaneko 11167222 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. LIM, SENG HENG

A drawing or illustration “can be cited against the claims of a utility patent application even though the feature shown in the drawing was unintended or unexplained.” In re Aslanian, 590 F.2d 911, 914 (CCPA 1979). However, like all references, a drawing or illustration is evaluated and applied on the basis of what it reasonably discloses and suggests to a person having ordinary skill in the relevant technology. In re Baum, 374 F.2d 1004, 1009 (CCPA 1967). An Examiner’s factual finding regarding what any reference discloses must be supported by a preponderance of the evidence. In re Caveney, 761 F.2d 671, 674 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (“preponderance of the evidence is the standard that must be met by the PTO in making rejections”). A preponderance of the evidence is evidence that is more convincing than the opposing evidence. See, C. McCormick, McCormick on Evidence § 339 (2d ed. 1972) ("[E]vidence preponderates when it is more convincing to the trier than the opposing evidence." McCormick, supra, at 793).

Aslanian, In re, 590 F.2d 911, 200 USPQ 500 (CCPA 1979) 2125

Caveney, In re, 761 F.2d 671, 226 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 2133.03(b)

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3718 Ex Parte Smith 11207194 - (D) HILL 103 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. PIERCE, DAMON JOSEPH

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Gosselin 11478372 - (D) McKELVEY 103 Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver NILAND, PATRICK DENNIS

1785 Ex Parte Haese et al 11312162 - (D) OBERMANN 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP HIGGINS, GERARD T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Grez et al 11022910 - (D) HILL 103 Philips Electronics KARLS, SHAY LYNN

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 IN RE ANTHONY JEREMIAH BAYNE 2012-1640 11/871,I12 PER CURIAM 103 ANTHONY JEREMIAH BAYNE DASS, HARISH T

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