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Thursday, November 14, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Newton et al 12166582 - (D) GAUDETTE 102(a)/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global KERNS, KEVIN P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Ashton et al 11618289 - (D) SHIANG 102(b)/103 Roy Roberts LE, MICHAEL

2185 Ex Parte Chatterjee et al 11041935 - (D) JEFFERY 112(2)/103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC DOAN, DUC T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Duggan et al 10809042 - (D) OSINSKI 102(e)/103 MOSER, PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. SULLIVAN, DEBRA M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Englman 10077667 - (D) SCANLON 103 112(2)/103 NIXON PEABODY LLP HSU, RYAN

See DePuy Spine, Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., 567 F.3d 1314, 1327 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (“A reference does not teach away, however, if it merely expresses a general preference for an alternative invention but does not ‘criticize, discredit, or otherwise discourage’ investigation into the invention claimed. In re Fulton, 391 F.3d 1195, 1201 (Fed. Cir. 2004).”).

Fulton, In re, 391 F.3d 1195, 73 USPQ2d 1141 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2123, 2141.02, 2143.01, 2145
Donner 8: 364-70, 626-33

depuy HARMON 4: 185, 284, 308; 7: 56a, 62; 8: 107a-b, 108, 113; 13: 88; 15: 78a, 81, 89, 95, 130, 214, 217a; 17: 85a-b; 20: 208, 353

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Merely establishing that there are differences between the two references is not sufficient to establish that one or both of the references “teaches away” from their combination. See In re Beattie, 974 F.2d 1309, 1312-13 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (determining that two prior art references having different theories of musical notation systems does not make a sound prima facie case of obviousness impossible).

Beattie, In re, 974 F.2d 1309, 24 USPQ2d 1040 (Fed. Cir. 1992) 716.01(c), 2145
Donner 8: 438
Harmon 4: 175, 361; 20: 164


AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Jansen et al 12307481 - (D) METZ 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC JONES JR., ROBERT STOCKTON

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Thoma 11386250 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP HINZE, LEO T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Geiger 10915917 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 Alexander J. Burke HUNTER, SEAN KRISTOPHER

3631 Ex Parte Peota et al 11690921 - (D) BAHR 102(b)/103 TARGET BRANDS, INC. CHIBOGU, CHIEDU A

3637 Ex Parte Laible 12085809 - (D) ASTORINO 102(b)/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION ROHRHOFF, DANIEL J

3687 Ex Parte Kirkley 10668395 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 NCR Corporation AN, IG TAI

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 GOOGLE, INC. Requester and Appellant v. ONE NUMBER CORPORATION Patent Owner and Respondent 95001409 7680256 11/206,689 SIU 102(b)/103 37 C.F.R. 41.77 102(b)/103 Krieg DeVault THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Barnes & Thornburg LLP; original KRIEG DEVAULT LLP RAMAKRISHNAIAH, MELUR

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