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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Burke 12054577 - (D) GRIMES 103 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated MILLIGAN, ADAM C

1612 Ex Parte Vogel et al 10220982 - (D) SCHEINER 103 MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. C/O STOEL RIVES, LLP KISHORE, GOLLAMUDI S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1755 Ex Parte Leidholm et al 12060221 - (D) OWENS 102/103 Nanosolar, Inc. AYAD, TAMIR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte OZUGUR et al 11463928 - (D) MILLS 103 GARLICK & MARKISON (ALU) SALOMON, PHENUEL S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Vance 10951826 - (D) CLEMENTS 103 COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON OKEKE, ONYEDIKA C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Vazquez-Anon et al 11674916 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 POLSINELLI PC RAO, SAVITHA M

Cf. Minton v. National Ass’n. of Securities Dealers, Inc., 336 F.3d 1373, 1381 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (“The term ‘efficiently’ [in the whereby clause] on its face does not inform the mechanics of how the trade is executed …. Rather, the term ‘efficiently’ is a laudatory one characterizing the result of the executing step.”). Although the appealed claims use the word “wherein,” rather than the “whereby” used in Minton’s claim, the introduced clauses merely characterize the result of the method steps but do not inform the mechanics of the method. See also, Texas Instruments, Inc. v. International Trade Comm., 988 F.2d 1165, 1172 (Fed. Cir. 1993) (“A ‘whereby’ clause that merely states the result of the limitations in the claim adds nothing to the patentability or substance of the claim.”).

minton HARMON 3: 215; 19: 373
Texas Instruments, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 988 F.2d 1165, 26 USPQ2d 1018 (Fed. Cir. 1993) 716.04
HARMON 3: 109, 290; 4: 58, 228; 6: 5, 111, 215; 7: 24, 54; 8: 13, 22, 177, 192, 213; 9: 134; 14: 77, 83, 88; 18: 401; 19: 420, 436; 20: 154, 168, 186, 194, 209, 211, 277; 21: 76

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Hiruma et al 11718971 - (D) GARRIS 103 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. KASHNIKOW, ERIK

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Fang et al 12002895 - (D) KIMLIN 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION KO, JASON Y

1727 Ex Parte Murai 11883577 - (D) NAGUMO 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP ENIN-OKUT, EDU E

1727 Ex Parte ABE et al 11927102 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 NIXON PEABODY, LLP ALEJANDRO, RAYMOND

1764 Ex Parte Sahade et al 11918788 - (D) McKELVEY 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP HUHN, RICHARD A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Jung et al 11107343 - (D) ANDERSON 101/102 Constellation Law Group, PLLC AHMED, MOHAMMED

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