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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1657 Ex Parte Kawashima 10821732 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE SRIVASTAVA, KAILASH C

We agree with Appellant that the claim language requiring programs that enable a processor to carry out specific functions defines structural limitations, and is not merely a recitation of intended use. See Ultramercial,Inc. v. Hulu, LLC, 722 F.3d 1335, 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (“[P]rogramming creates a new machine, because a general purpose computer in effect becomes a special purpose computer once it is programmed to perform particular functions pursuant to instructions from program software.”) (quoting In re Alappat, 33 F.3d 1526, 1544 (Fed. Cir. 1994)).

Alappat, In re, 33 F.3d 1526, 31 USPQ2d 1545 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2106
HARMON 2: 63; 6: 366; 18: 78, 94; 19: 7, 19, 422, 473
DONNER 2: 467, 469; 6: 675, 678-82, 685, 704, 705, 708, 719, 726, 812-16; 10: 1137, 1139

Ultramercial v. Hulu, 657 F.3d 1323, 100 USPQ2d 1140 (Fed. Cir. 2011) 2106
HARMON 2: 5

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2674 Ex Parte Salgado et al 11273132 - (D) FREDMAN 102 Prass LLP AUGUSTIN, MARCELLUS

2675 Ex Parte Aldrich et al 10812626 - (D) GRIMES 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE P.L.C. CRUZ, IRIANA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Cave 11717292 - (D) TARTAL 103 STUART WHITTINGTON DUCKWORTH, BRADLEY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 Ex Parte De La Mettrie et al 11080633 - (D) SCHEINER 103 OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC MACAULEY, SHERIDAN R

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Chandrachood et al 11867740 - (D) KIMLIN 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX REMAVEGE, CHRISTOPHER

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Schmitt et al 10854168 - (D) BUSCH 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP HO, BINH VAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2695 Ex Parte Rainisto 11284695 - (D) THOMAS 103 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP SHARIFI-TAFRESHI, KOOSHA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Hieronymus et al 11415052 - (D) HASTINGS 112(2)/103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP HINZE, LEO T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3751 Ex Parte Senga et al 11698980 - (D) GREENHUT 103 SUGHRUE-265550 CHIANG, JENNIFER C

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 PCT INTERNATIONAL, INC. Respondent, Requestor v. PPC BROADBAND, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner 95001492 6,716,062 10/277,756 McCARTHY 103 John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. c/o Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts; Third Party Requester: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. original Hiscock & Barclay LLC SAGER, MARK ALAN original FIGUEROA, FELIX O

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