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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte Sanders et al 12855073 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC KATAKAM, SUDHAKAR

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Hager et al 10544041 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. SANZO, LLC BOYLE, ROBERT C

In support of the holding, the Examiner cites and relies on In re Crish, 393 F.3d 1253 (Fed. Cir. 2004). Answer, page 15. ...

The Federal Circuit rejected Crish’s proposed narrow construction of the claim on appeal seeking to limit the claim to nucleotides 521 to 2473 noting the presence of the transition term “comprising” and observing that the “at least a portion” language “implies that the pending claims contemplate additional nucleotides.” 393 F.3d at 1257. The “consists” was held to limit only the “portion”. As a result, the claim on appeal could include other nucleotides and was held to be unpatentable over the prior art. 

More relevant to the facts in this appeal are (1) Berenter v. Quigg, 737 F. Supp. 5 (D.D.C. 1988) (step (a) of a claim calling for a process comprising steps (a) through (d), where step (a) was defined by “consisting of”, did not include other (a)-like steps) and (2) Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Prods. Co., Inc., 793 F.2d 1279, 1282 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (element (a) of a claim calling for a combination of elements comprising elements (a) through (d), where element (a) was defined by “consisting of”, did not include other (a)-like elements). 

Crish, In re, 393 F.3d 1253, 73 USPQ2d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.032112

Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, 230 USPQ 45 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2111.03

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Gygi 10561748 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC YAN, REN LUO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3674 Ex Parte Pollack et al 11352595 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 FREILICH, HORNBAKER & ROSEN BUCK, MATTHEW R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Murphy 11266607 - (D) KERINS 103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC REIS, RYAN ALEXANDER

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Pietra et al 10498350 - (D) JENKS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. PACKARD, BENJAMIN J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Kim et al 11388974 - (D) KIMLIN 103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP BUCHANAN, JACOB

1732 Ex Parte Quesada Perez et al 11119015 - (D) PRAISS 112(2) 103 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. BRUNSMAN, DAVID M

1745 Ex Parte Schmitt-Lewen 12058199 - (D) PAK 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MAZUMDAR, SONYA

1763 Ex Parte Hager et al 10591289 - (D) McKELVEY 103 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. SANZO, LLC LEONARD, MICHAEL L

1784 Ex Parte Tryon et al 11741831 - (D) BEST 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global KRUPICKA, ADAM C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Zia et al 11174602 - (D) KAUFFMAN 102/103 PRAXAIR, INC. PETTITT, JOHN F
AFFIRMED 3773 Ex Parte Kaplan 11778951 - (D) GRIMES 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP EREZO, DARWIN P

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte ERNETA et al 11869397 - (D) McKELVEY ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. BUTTNER, DAVID J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC., Third Party Requester and Appellant v. KARBON ARMS, INC., Patent Owner and Respondent 95001622 7,778,005 11/746,952 MARTIN 112(1)/103 DAVID KIEWIT For Third Party Requester: TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. NGUYEN, LINH M original BROOKS, ANGELA D

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