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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Alvarez et al 11702120 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP YAGER, JAMES C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2826 Ex Parte Xue et al 10910371 - (D) FISHMAN 101/112(1)/102/103 Duane Morris LLP (UDC) DICKEY, THOMAS L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Morikaku et al 11226278 - (D) CALVE 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC ANGWIN, DAVID PATRICK

3744 Ex Parte Meerpohl et al 10584164 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION GRAVINI, STEPHEN MICHAEL

See In re Steele, 305 F.2d 859, 862 (CCPA 1962) (holding that the examiner and the board erred in relying on what were at best speculative assumptions as to the meaning of the claims and basing a rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 103 thereon.)

Steele, In re, 305 F.2d 859, 134 USPQ 292 (CCPA 1959) 2143.03 2173.06

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Shekleton et al 11696752 - (D) KERINS 103 103 DEERE & COMPANY TROUTMAN, MATTHEW D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1646 Ex Parte Hunt 11499432 - (D) GRIMES 103 Allergan, Inc. FORD, VANESSA L

See In re Gorman, 933 F.2d 982, 986 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (test of obviousness is “whether the teachings of the prior art, taken as a whole, would have made obvious the claimed invention.”).

Gorman, In re, 933 F.2d 982, 18 USPQ2d 1885 (Fed. Cir. 1991) 707.07(f) 2145

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Abd Elhamid et al 11464844 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC EGGERDING, ALIX ECHELMEYER

1776 Ex Parte Alpert 11683812 - (D) GARRIS 101/112(1)/112(2)/102/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. THERKORN, ERNEST G

Under the circumstances of this appeal, the issues presented by the § 112, 1st paragraph, rejection correspond to those presented by the § 101 rejection. See Process Control Corp. v. HydReclaim Corp., 190 F.3d 1350, 1359 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“[A] claim containing a limitation impossible to meet may be held invalid under §112[, and], when a claim requires a means for accomplishing an unattainable result, the claimed invention must be considered inoperative as claimed and the claim must be held invalid under either §101 or §112 of 35 U.S.C.” quoting Raytheon Co. v. Roper Corp., 724 F.2d 951, 956 (Fed. Cir. 1983)).

Process Control Corp. v. HydReclaim Corp., 190 F.3d 1350, 52 USPQ2d 1029 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 706.03(d) 2173.05(a)
DONNER 6: 217, 219, 224-26; 9: 80, 89-91
HARMON 2: 101, 123; 5: 10, 72, 76; 6: 384; 20: 176, 183

Raytheon v. Roper, 724 F.2d 951, 220 USPQ 592 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2107.02 2164.08
DONNER 6: 91, 97, 99, 109-11, 215, 218, 221-23; 9: 79, 82, 88; 10: 43; 11: 137
HARMON 1: 66, 208; 2: 100, 102, 104, 106, 110, 126; 5: 9, 29, 70; 6: 127, 304, 358; 20: 183, 194

1791 Ex Parte Richards et al 10971317 - (D) OWENS concurring NAGUMO 102/103 WARF/MAD/QUARLES & BRADY LLP BADR, HAMID R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Muller et al 11040395 - (D) HUME 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP LE, THU NGUYET T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Giannetti et al 10650638 - (D) ZECHER 112(1)/112(2)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SWEARINGEN, JEFFREY R

2492 Ex Parte Breiter et al 12171744 - (D) POTHIER 103 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. NAJJAR, SALEH

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2656 Ex Parte Lee et al 11486204 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. RAMAKRISHNAIAH, MELUR

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Topolinski 12359600 - (D) PLENZLER 103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP PRONE, JASON D

3754 Ex Parte Mehus et al 10436454 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. JACYNA, J CASIMER

3766 Ex Parte Stancer et al 11669519 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) BAYS, PAMELA M

VACATED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1626 Ex Parte TORRENS et al 11457720 - (D) FREDMAN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. HAVLIN, ROBERT H

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 FEI COMPANY Requester v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Patent Owner 95001313 7262411 11/295,148 SIU 112(2)/102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77 112(2) GREER, BURNS & CRAIN Third Party Reqeuster: Michael O. Scheinberg MENEFEE, JAMES A original NGUYEN, KIET TUAN

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