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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Igarashi et al 11643823 - (D) KIMLIN 103 CLARK & BRODY IP, SIKYIN

1743 Ex Parte Roesgen et al 12235821 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY BROWN II, DAVID N

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Lee 11624524 - (D) HOMERE 103 DOT HILL SYSTEMS CORPORATION PULLIAM, CHRISTYANN R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2675 Ex Parte Klassen 11863591 - (D) FREDMAN 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER ZHU,RICHARD Z

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11803152 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 DOCKET CLERK-STMI ROY, PUNAM P

Citing In re Einstein, 46 F.2d 373, 8 USPQ 166 (CCPA 1931), the Examiner concludes that it would have been obvious to reverse the location of the bumps with the location of the grooves, “since it has been held that a mere reversal of the essential working parts of a device involves only routine skill in the art” (Ans. 5).

The Examiner’s sole reliance on the precedent in Einstein as a factual basis for concluding that the subject matter of claim 1 would have been obvious is improper because precedent cannot establish facts. See, e.g., Case v. CPC Int’l, Inc., 730 F.2d 745, 750 (Fed. Cir. 1984).

case HANSON 9: 33; 10: 88; 14: 187, 191; 18: 116, 128, 133, 243

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Claise et al 11223379 - (D) HUME 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG LLP BELANI, KISHIN G

2452 Ex Parte Light et al 10414593 - (D) MORGAN 103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) HOANG, HIEU T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Storaasli 11975982 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Oliver Law Firm, PS Inc. SCHEUERMANN, DAVID W

2881 Ex Parte Sawada et al 11874646 - (D) OWENS 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. JOHNSTON, PHILLIP A

2894 Ex Parte Mengel et al 12053830 - (D) KALAN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA PAYEN, MARVIN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Voic 11986424 - (D) ADAMS 103 COLEMAN SUDOL SAPONE, P.C. HICKS, VICTORIA J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2629 LOGITECH INC. Requester v. UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS Patent Owner and Appellant 95001759 7782309 12/103,895 HOFF 102(a)/102(e)/103 112(1)/112(2) GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP (CHI) RALIS, STEPHEN J original ABDULSELAM, ABBAS I

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP Thomas & Betts Corporation Respondent, Requestor v. PPC BROADBAND, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner 95001691 7,828,595 12/397,087 McCARTHY 102(a)/102(e)/314 112(1)/112(2)//103 JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC. C/O SCHMEISER OLSEN & WATTS Third Party Requester: Hiscock & Barclay LLC/PPC RALIS, STEPHEN J original LEON, EDWIN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 MONAGHAN MEDICAL CORP. Requester and Appellant v. PARI GmbH Patent Owner and Respondent 95001216 7562656 10/943,542 GUEST 103 MERCHANT & GOULD PC THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: BRINKS HOFFER GILSON & LIONE LEWIS, AARON J original DOUGLAS, STEVEN O

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 2743 CBT FLINT PARTNERS, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. RETURN PATH, INC., Defendant-Appellee, AND CISCO IRONPORT SYSTEMS, LLC, Defendant-Appellee. 2013-1036 6,192,114 09/145,710 6,587,550 09/783,340 TARANTO concurring in part and dissenting in part O’MALLEY fee award King & Spalding, LLP; Duane Morris LLP; Mayer Brown, LLP BARNIE, REXFORD N

AFFIRMED IN PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 SUPREMA, INC. AND MENTALIX, INC., Appellants, v. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION, Appellee, AND CROSS MATCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Intervenor. 2012-1170 7203344 10/345,420 7,277,562 10/631,890 O’MALLEY concurring in part and dissenting in part REYNA cease and desist/limited exclusion claim construction/non-infringement Fenwick & West, LLP; United States International Trade Commission; Latham & Watkins LLP; King & Spalding LLP original STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. DO, ANH HONG; SCHAFFER, JONATHAN C

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