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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Saini et al 10736339 - (D) PAK 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Clay et al 10956902 - (D) HUGHES 112(2)/112(6)/102 Jackson Walker (Trimble) SHAH, KAMINI S

Under § 112, algorithms only need to disclose adequate structure to render the bounds of the claim understandable to one of ordinary skill in the art. See, e.g., Med. Instrumentation and Diagnostics Corp. v. Elekta AB, 344 F.3d 1205, 1214 (Fed. Cir.2003).

Medical Instrumentation and Diagnostics Corp. v. Elekta AB, 344 F.3d 1205, 68 USPQ2d 1263 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 2181, 2182

DONNER 10: 1195-1212; 11: 85-102
HARMON 6: 255

2172 Ex Parte Creasor et al 10303399 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. GREENE, SABRINA LETICIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Gurr 11122451 - (D) REIMERS 102/103 Michael J. Gurr CAJILIG, CHRISTINE T

3646 Ex Parte Kropaczek et al 11589723 - (D) GROSSMAN 112(1)/112(2)/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. BURKE, SEAN P

3651 Ex Parte Balk 11587269 - (D) DANIELS 102/103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. SINGH, KAVEL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Hornik et al 11137071 - (D) REIMERS 102/103 NIXON PEABODY LLP MYHR, JUSTIN L

3721 Ex Parte Griggs et al 11151669 - (D) McCARTHY 103/obviousness-type double patenting MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC PARADISO, JOHN ROGER

3724 Ex Parte Welsh et al 11408401 - (D) WOOD 103 THE BLACK & DECKER CORPORATION PATEL, BHARATC

3766 Ex Parte Snyder 11909470 - (D) BUNTING 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MORALES, JON ERIC C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Gale et al 11306128 - (D) STRAUSS 102 102/103 IBM CORPORATION C/O: VanCott Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy LEIBOVICH, YAIR

2181 Ex Parte Giles et al 11588903 - (D) JEFFERSON 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY VIDWAN, JASJIT S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Doyle et al 11238615 - (D) POTHIER 102 101/102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP MEANS, JAREN M

2458 Ex Parte Luciani et al 10728465 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 112(1)/103/obviousness-type double patenting HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY DINH, KHANH Q

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Stellwag et al 11904657 - (D) JUNG 103 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC MCGUE, FRANK J

3689 Ex Parte Hassinger et al 10112531 - (D) CLEMENTS 101 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP NGUYEN, TAN D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Druenert 11248518 - (D) PRAISS 103 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC ARCIERO, ADAM A

1759 Ex Parte Takizawa et al 12587816 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC WONG, EDNA

1767 Ex Parte Visintin et al 11935838 - (D) WARREN 112(2) 103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC ASDJODI, MOHAMMADREZA

1773 Ex Parte Palmieri et al 10813604 - (D) CRUMBLEY 102/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION WRIGHT, PATRICIA KATHRYN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2185 Ex Parte Briggs et al 11999834 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103/obviousness-type double patenting HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY RIGOL, YAIMA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Harris 11381800 - (D) ANDERSON 103 Law Office of Scott C Harris, Inc FLYNN, RANDY A

2441 Ex Parte Boston 10847281 - (D) EVANS 103 AT&T Legal Department - CC BATURAY, ALICIA

2443 Ex Parte Bedi et al 11459654 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 101/112(2)/102/103 GRASSO PLLC BELANI, KISHIN G

2445 Ex Parte Gilbert et al 10635586 - (D) JEFFERY 101/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP BIAGINI, CHRISTOPHER D

We agree with the Examiner that the recited computer-readable storage medium encompasses transitory media, such as signals or carrier waves, where, as here, the Specification does not limit the storage medium to non-transitory forms. Accord Ex parte Mewherter, No. 2012-007692 (PTAB May 8, 2013) (expanded panel) (holding recited machine-readable storage medium ineligible under § 101 since it encompasses transitory media).

2468 Ex Parte Plun et al 10914602 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 ROBERT M. MCDERMOTT, ESQ. PHUNG, LUAT

2491 Ex Parte OSULLIVAN et al 11557583 - (D) McKEOWN 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP DESROSIERS, EVANS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2652 Ex Parte Nachef et al 10468032 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 THE JANSSON FIRM AL AUBAIDI, RASHA S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Luk et al 11408752 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 112(2)/103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP LIN, JOHN

2883 Ex Parte Page et al 11768230 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP CHIEM, DINH D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte Dau et al 12313982 - (D) WOOD 103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP TILLMAN, JR, REGINALD S

3653 Ex Parte Koenig 11724392 - (D) ASTORINO 102 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP SUAREZ, ERNESTO A

See e.g., Ullstrand v. Coons, 147 F.2d 698, 700 (CCPA 1945)(The accepted definition of the term “connected” is restricted to neither a direct nor an indirect connection, and it is therefore applicable to an indirect connection.).

DONNER 10: 657, 658

3677 Ex Parte Dholakiya 11867832 - (D) FLOYD 103 MEREDITH & KEYHANI, PLLC LAVINDER, JACK W

3689 Ex Parte Li 10907141 - (D) SMEGAL 101/112(2) 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP NGUYEN, THUY-VI THI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Weber et al 11818001 - (D) BUNTING 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB ROSE, ROBERT A

3729 Ex Parte Tsukizawa et al 10596312 - (D) McCARTHY 102 MURATA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD. C/O KEATING & BENNETT, LLP PHAN, THIEM D

3737 Ex Parte Avinash et al 10723859 - (D) MILLS 102/103 GE HEALTHCARE c/o FLETCHER YODER, PC MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI

3746 Ex Parte Guillard et al 10580797 - (D) HORNER 103 Air Liquide HAMO, PATRICK

3749 Ex Parte Baptista et al 11565252 - (D) HILL 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY KAMPS, FRANCES H

3764 Ex Parte Graber 10833529 - (D) DeFRANCO 103 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. THANH, LOAN H

3771 Ex Parte Campbell et al 11453161 - (D) MILLS 103 Covidien LP YOUNG, RACHEL T  

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte Dagle et al 11241321 - (D) SCHEINER Frank S. Roseberg KEYS, ROSALYND ANN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2486 Ex Parte Banerji et al 10074765 - (D) HOFF THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. VO, TUNG T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Haumont 10500874 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER Squire Sanders (US) LLP Nokia Corporation BRANDT, CHRISTOPHER M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Cox et al 10775746 - (D) ASTORINO DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP MILLER, WILLIAM L

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 ENZO BIOCHEM, INC. Requester and Respondent v. EIKEN KAGAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA Patent Owner and Appellant 95001146 6974670 10/132,561 LEBOVITZ 102/103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP; HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP CAMPELL, BRUCER original FORMAN, BETTY J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3751 PLAS-PAK INDUSTRIES, INC. Requester, Appellant v. RICHARD PARKS CORROSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner, Respondent 95001371 7,144,170 11/003,449 KERINS 103 K&L Gates LLP; CANTOR COLBURN LLP LEWIS, AARON J original WALCZAK, DAVID J

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2143 RAMBUS INC., Appellant, v. Teresa Stanek Rea, ACTING DIRECTOR, UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, Appellee. 2012-1480 95/001,166 7,287,109 10/966,767 RADER Dissenting WALLACH 102 JOHN M.WHEALAN; Office of the Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original NEURAUTER, GEORGE C

AFFIRMED
1808 WYETH AND CORDIS CORPORATION, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellants, v. ABBOTT LABORATORIES, ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC., AND ABBOTT LABORATORIES, INC., Defendants Counterclaimants-Appellees, AND MEDTRONIC INC., MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC., AND MEDTRONIC USA, INC., Defendants/Counterclaimants-Appellees, AND BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION AND BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., Defendants/Counterclaimants-Appellees. 2012-1223,-1224 5,516,781 08/238,305 5,563,146 08/452,051 MOORE summary judgment 112(a) WYETH LLC; Sidley Austin, LLP; McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.; Arnold & Porter, LLP WITZ, JEAN C

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