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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Arik et al 12198257 - (D) GROSSMAN 102(b)/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 GE Licensing HWU, DAVIS D

Riverwood Int’l Corp. v. R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. 324 F.3d 1346, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (“a statement by an applicant during prosecution identifying certain matter not the work of the inventor as ‘prior art’ is an admission that the matter is prior art”); In re Nomiya, 509 F.2d 566, 570-571 (CCPA 1975) (“We see no reason why appellants’ representations in their application should not be accepted at face value as admissions that Figs. 1 and 2 may be considered ‘prior art’ for any purpose.”); In re Garfinkel, 437 F.2d 1000, 1004 n.2 (CCPA 1971) (“From the record we are uncertain whether the type of ‘prior art’ referred to is of the § 102(f) or § 102(g) variety or whether it is of the ‘known … in this country’ type as in § 102(a). What is clear, however, is that appellant has admitted that as to him the information in Kistler is prior art of some type.”).

Riverwood Int’l Corp. v. R.A. Jones & Co., 324 F.3d 1346, 66 USPQ2d 1331 (Fed. Cir. 2003)   706.02,  2129,   2141.01

Nomiya, In re, 509 F.2d 566, 184 USPQ 607 (CCPA 1975) 21292258

Garfinkel, In re, 437 F.2d 1000, 168 USPQ 659 (CCPA 1971) 715

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Walley 12363143 - (D) WARREN 102(e) 102(e) THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) LE, DINH THANH

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte Hunleth et al 11893512 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC TILLERY, RASHAWN N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Haberman et al 10980135 - (D) DIXON 103 TILLMAN WRIGHT, PLLC AJAYI, JOEL
AFFIRMED 3685 Ex Parte Schimpf et al 11431381 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(2) 101/103 Haynes & Boone, LLP RAVETTI, DANTE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte JEONG et al 11835492 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. CHUNG TRANS, XUONG MY

2882 Ex Parte Song et al 11702794 - (D) GARRIS 112(1) 112(2)/102(b)/103 THE SMALL PATENT LAW GROUP LLC HO, ALLEN C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Garcia et al 10513288 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 37 CFR 41.50 112(2) AEON Law LASTRA, DANIEL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Kessler 12300626 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 Browdy and Neimark, PLLC WONG, STEVEN B

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Sudo 11568870 - (D) PAK 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY BARCENA, CARLOS

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 745, LLC Third Party Requester, Cross-Appellant and Respondent v. ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000408 6835887 10/090,410 6,369,313 09/790,040 McKEOWN 112(1)/112(2) 112(1)/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Bromberg & Sunstein, LLP GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original DONELS, JEFFREY

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 VISTAN CORPORATION, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. FADEI USA, INC., PAN AMERICAN ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT CO., INC., MANUEL SILVA, AND MARIANI PACKING CO., INC., Defendants-Cross-Appellants. 2013-1216, -1217 5,870,949 BRYSON summary judgment of noninfringement Hanson Bridgett, LLP; Downey Brand original GIRARD & EQUITZ LLP SIMONE, TIMOTHY F

AFFIRMED
FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC., AND HUAWEI DEVICE USA, INC., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellee, AND ACCESS CO., LTD., Defendant-Appellee, AND SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Defendant-Appellee. 2013-1090 TARANTO dismissal due to first-to-file rule Jones Day; The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

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