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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Nakamura et al 11579603 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C. DARJI, PRITESH D

1765 Ex Parte Nakamura et al 11727499 - (D) NAGUMO 103/obviousness-type double patenting SUGHRUE-265550 LISTVOYB, GREGORY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Jain et al 10752891 - (D) DIXON 103 Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C. HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

2174 Ex Parte Zaremski et al 11398057 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC PHAM, LINH K

2183 Ex Parte Colavin et al 10301372 - (D) CURCURI 103 DOCKET CLERK-STMI FENNEMA, ROBERT E

2184 Ex Parte Brownlow et al 11467839 - (D) EVANS 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, L.L.P. (IBM) NAM, HYUN

3662 Ex Parte Pravetz et al 12195108 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(2)/103 Wolfe-SBMC CHEUNG, CALVIN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte Boubez et al 09758112 - (D) CRAWFORD 102(e) IBM Raleigh S/W Group c/o Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC HAMILTON, LALITA M

3691 Ex Parte Khan et al 11295769 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. AKINTOLA, OLABODE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Butler 12416074 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC ETHERTON, BRADLEY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Connearney et al 11617558 - (D) EVANS 102 101/102 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC RAHMAN, MOHAMMAD N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Svendsen 11609945 - (D) JEFFERSON 103 103 Concert Technology Corporation BENGZON, GREG C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Malkos et al 12394152 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. GALT, CASSI J

3682 Ex Parte Cline et al 10993185 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP BROWN, ALVIN L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Spies et al 11470500 - (D) SCHEINER 112(1) FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP BELYAVSKYI, MICHAIL A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Hanson et al 12290965 - (D) KOKOSKI 103 William J. Uhl EMPIE, NATHAN H

1724 Ex Parte Gao et al 12831420 - (D) PRAISS 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC THOMAS, BRENT C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2475 Ex Parte Hegde 11584102 - (D) HOFF 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MORLAN, ROBERT M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Kurzweil 10730485 - (D) MANTIS MERCADOR 102(e)/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) GODBOLD, DOUGLAS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Holt et al 12135929 - (D) HANLON 102/103 Docket Clerk-Raytheon/MWM PAPE, ZACHARY

2882 Ex Parte Bernhardt et al 11429139 - (D) METZ 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION MIDKIFF, ANASTASIA

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1784 Ex Parte Morita et al 11976246 - (R) LORIN 102/103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC LANGMAN, JONATHAN C

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 NuVASIVE, INC. Requester and Appellant v. Patent of ZIMMER SPINE, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95000451 6,936,050 10/409,805 LEBOVITZ 103 37 CFR § 41.77(b) 103 MARTIN & FERRARO, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FISH AND RICHARDSON, P.C. CLARK, JEANNE MARIE original REIP, DAVID OWEN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 AIRBUS S.A.S. Requester and Respondent v. FIREPASS CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant 95001553 7,207,392 11/199,770 FITZPATRICK 102 102/103 ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE, LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original GANEY, STEVEN J

See Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffman-LA Roche Ltd., 580 F.3d 1340, 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2009) ("It has long been the case that an old product is not patentable even if it is made by a new process.") (citing General Elec. Co. v. Wabash Appliance Corp., 304 U.S. 364, 373 (1938)); see also In re Thorpe, 777 F.2d 695, 697 (Fed. Cir. 1985) ("If the product in a product-by-process claim is the same as or obvious from a product of the prior art, the claim is unpatentable even though the prior product was made by a different process.").

Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., 580 F.3d 1340, 92 USPQ2d 1289 (Fed. Cir. 2009) 2113
HARMON 5: 243, 259a; 8: 13, 18a; 18: 412c-d, 436; 19: 416; 20: 346
general electric HARMON 3: 20

Thorpe, In re, 777 F.2d 695, 227 USPQ 964 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 706.02(m), 2113
HARMON 3: 332; 4: 378; 5: 267; 20: 300; 21: 358
DONNER 7: 740; 8: 1473, 1478, 1503, 1554

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 Ex parte TARGET TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, LTD. Patent Owner and Appellant 90011434 7,249,372 09/760,145 BLANKENSHIP 102(e) MCKEE, VOORHEES & SEASE, P.L.C. CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original MOORTHY, ARAVIND K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES WIRELESS IP (SINGAPORE), PTE., LTD, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant v. TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR, INC., Third-Party Requester 95001595 6909340 10/446,984 MARTIN 112(1)/103 305/103 Avago Technologies Limited For Third Party Requester: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP DEB, ANJAN K original SUMMONS, BARBARA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 CRANE CO. Respondent, Requestor v. AUTOMATED MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner 95000606 7343220 11/639,231 McCARTHY 103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP Third Party Requester: Munck, Carter, LLP FETSUGA, ROBERT M original WAGGONER, TIMOTHY R

3653 CRANE CO. Respondent, Requestor v. AUTOMATED MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner 95000607 7191915 10/838,222 McCARTHY 103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP FETSUGA, ROBERT M original BOLLINGER, DAVID H

3673 Ex Parte RAWLS-MEEHAN et al 90011777 7,805,785 11/875,851 MARTIN 103 GTC Law Group LLP & Affiliates c/o CPA Global STORMER, RUSSELL D original TRETTEL, MICHAEL

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