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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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REVERSED

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Becknell et al 10249962 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. LUND, JEFFRIE ROBERT

1716 Ex Parte Bailey III et al 11698189 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC CHEN, KEATH T

1741 Ex Parte Kirkman 11998241 - (D) KRATZ 103 OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC. SZEWCZYK, CYNTHIA

1761 Ex Parte Boyke et al 12159940 - (D) SMITH 102/103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY DOUYON, LORNA M

1773 Ex Parte KIRSCH et al 12185515 - (D) PAK 102/103 GRIFFIN & SZIPL, PC LEVKOVICH, NATALIA A

1782 Ex Parte Nakajima et al 11167566 - (D) CRUMBLEY 112(1) KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP RAUDENBUSH, ELLEN SUZANNE

1789 Ex Parte Hasenoehrl et al 10737640 - (D) Per Curiam 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP JOHNSON, JENNA LEIGH

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Folkert et al 11083830 - (D) JEFFERSON 102 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE WITZENBURG, BRUCE A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Verdon et al 11424046 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 GRIFFIN & SZIPL, PC COLLINS, JASON M

2887 Ex Parte Takashi et al 11016317 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 VOLENTINE FRANCOS & WHITT, PLLC FRECH, KARL D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Koller et al 10135884 - (D) CRAWFORD 102 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP LASTRA, DANIEL

3646 Ex Parte Altman et al 11855196 - (D) BAHR 112(1)/112(2) WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC KEITH, JACK W

3657 Ex Parte Norris 12052014 - (D) BROWN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global AUNG, SAN M

3657 Ex Parte Chalin et al 11695587 - (D) McCARTHY 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 SMITH IP SERVICES, P.C. BOWES, STEPHEN M

3672 Ex Parte Yang et al 11307756 - (D) WOOD 102/103 SCHLUMBERGER ROSHARON CAMPUS HUTCHINS, CATHLEEN R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3718 Ex Parte Angelopoulos 10266795 - (D) ASTORINO 103 David A. Jones PIERCE, DAMON JOSEPH

3718 Ex Parte Angelopoulos 12547359 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 David A. Jones PIERCE, DAMON JOSEPH

3721 Ex Parte Hofbrucker et al 11220750 - (D) REIMERS 102/103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB CHUKWURAH, NATHANIEL C

3764 Ex Parte Fife 11827419 - (D) KILE 102/103 OLYMPIC PATENT WORKS PLLC JALALZADEH ABYANE, SHILA

3767 Ex Parte Scherr 11370597 - (D) GRIMES 103 RATNERPRESTIA GILBERT, ANDREW M

3772 Ex Parte Ryscavage 12287121 - (D) MORRISON 103 LAW OFFICES OF STUART J. FRIEDMAN BROWN, MICHAEL A

3773 Ex Parte Hartwick et al 10746549 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP EREZO, DARWIN P

3773 Ex Parte Holman et al 11023055 - (D) MILLS 102 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC OU, JING RUI

3779 Ex Parte Weber et al 11011454 - (D) REIMERS 102/103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. NIA, ALIREZA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Deininger et al 10894624 - (D) MORGAN 103 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION TANG, JIEYING

2175 Ex Parte Kumar et al 11496319 - (D) DILLON 103 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PHANTANA ANGKOOL, DAVID

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Adusumilli 10045893 - (D) FISHMAN 103 103 BLAKELY, SOKOLOFF, TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP BROWN, CHRISTOPHER J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Aderhold et al 10788979 - (D) McCARTHY 103 102/103 LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES GUENZER ATTN: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. PAIK, SANG YEOP

3767 Ex Parte Vongphakdy et al 11433328 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 103 Covidien OSINSKI, BRADLEY JAMES

3768 Ex Parte Boese et al 11524611 - (D) MORRISON 103 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION HOFFA, ANGELA MARIE

AFFIRMED

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Hartmann et al 11794522 - (D) SMITH 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION BARR, MICHAEL E

1725 Ex Parte Maier et al 11304349 - (D) SMITH 101/112(1)/103 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC LEONG, JONATHAN G

1735 Ex Parte DIERINGA et al 12540581 - (D) SMITH 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP IP, SIKYIN

1736 Ex Parte Appel et al 12331909 - (D) BEST 103 MICHAUD-Kinney Group LLP WALCK, BRIAN D

1761 Ex Parte Cottrell et al 11978435 - (D) WARREN 103 ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY c/o The Dow Chemical Company KHAN, AMINA S

1764 Ex Parte Depoot 12077449 - (D) OWENS 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY NGUYEN, TRI V

1765 Ex Parte Welton et al 11058611 - (D) HANLON 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP FIGUEROA, JOHN J

1767 Ex Parte Mance et al 11692423 - (D) PRAISS 103 General Motors Corporation c/o REISING ETHINGTON P.C. STANLEY, JANE L

1771 Ex Parte Farng et al 10893599 - (D) GARRIS 103 ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company MCAVOY, ELLEN M

1786 Ex Parte Miki et al 10594273 - (D) CRUMBLEY 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CROUSE, BRETT ALAN

1787 Ex Parte Gray et al 09896917 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(1) FINA TECHNOLOGY INC KRUER, KEVIN R

1788 Ex Parte Clarke et al 11982613 - (D) FRANKLIN dissenting-in-part TORCZON 103 THE GATES CORPORATION CHANG, VICTOR S

1788 Ex Parte Kalkanoglu et al 11610405 - (D) HOUSEL 102 PAUL AND PAUL CHEVALIER, ALICIA ANN

1792 Ex Parte Trow 11588661 - (D) SMITH 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. BECKER, DREW E

1792 Ex Parte Strand et al 09804403 - (D) TIMM 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN S.C. THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2113 Ex Parte Apostoloiu et al 11363725 - (D) WARD 102/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP RIAD, AMINE

2141 Ex Parte Jung et al 10955966 - (D) DILLON 102/103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO ROSWELL, MICHAEL

2161 Ex Parte Lu et al 11082202 - (D) ARPIN 103 DENTONS US LLP - Yahoo!, Inc DAYE, CHELCIE L

2169 Ex Parte Ayres et al 11269238 - (D) QUINN 102/103 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC UDDIN, MD I

2179 Ex Parte Zukowski et al 10710295 - (D) DILLON 103 PITNEY BOWES INC. TRAN, TUYETLIEN T

2197 Ex Parte Marinelli et al 11126118 - (D) BRANCH 102/103 IBM AUS IPLAW (GLF) c/o Garg Law Firm, PLLC COYER, RYAN D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Beck et al 10322679 - (D) JEFFERY dissenting McKEOWN 103 MCCORMICK, PAULDING & HUBER LLP PATEL, DHAIRYA A

2451 Ex Parte Goodman 10959176 - (D) KRIVAK 103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC TIV, BACKHEAN

2464 Ex Parte Mahany et al 10101436 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 Broadcom/BHGL NGUYEN, PHUONGCHAU BA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Kolouch 10194742 - (D) FISHMAN 103/obviousness-type double patenting IP STRATEGIES PC PICH, PONNOREAY

2644 Ex Parte Chen et al 11619833 - (D) POTHIER 103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. EISNER, RONALD

2665 Ex Parte Hein et al 11371374 - (D) CHEN 101/112(2)/103/obviousness-type double patenting Foley & Lardner LLP CHEN, WENPENG

2673 Ex Parte Stewart et al 10668701 - (D) COURTENAY 112(1)/103/obviousness type double patenting LaBatt, LLC GARCIA, GABRIEL I

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2823 Ex Parte Tsai et al 11754764 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 J C PATENTS PARKER, JOHN M

2828 Ex Parte Yamazaki 11391204 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON PARK, KINAM

2858 Ex Parte Stahlmann et al 10869137 - (D) DIXON 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. NATALINI, JEFF WILLIAM

2871 Ex Parte Choo et al 10602054 - (D) GARRIS 103 F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC RUDE, TIMOTHY L

2894 Ex Parte Shin et al 11042111 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. KARIMY, TIMOR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Fenelon et al 10218107 - (D) PETRAVICK 101/103 MILLER & MARTIN LASTRA, DANIEL

3631 Ex Parte Hartwick 11156303 - (D) BUNTING 102/103 Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS) WOOD, KIMBERLY T

3634 Ex Parte Schussler et al 11955876 - (D) RICE 102/103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP KELLY, CATHERINE A

3653 Ex Parte Quine et al 11176706 - (D) BUNTING 102/103 PITNEY BOWES INC. KUMAR, KALYANAVENKA K

3665 Ex Parte Bhogal et al 12265915 - (D) SAINDON 112(2)/103 Yudell Isidore Ng Russell PLLC NGUYEN, CHUONG P

3674 Ex Parte Schroeder et al 11294668 - (D) KERINS 102/103 PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION PATEL, VISHAL A

3684 Ex Parte Hill et al 11836945 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC FIELDS, BENJAMIN S

3691 Ex Parte BIGUS 09238821 - (D) MOHANTY 112(2)/102/103 IBM CORPORATION AKINTOLA, OLABODE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Sines et al 11404955 - (D) BROWN 103 DigiDeal Corporation DUFFY, DAVID W

3727 Ex Parte Hatch 11588675 - (D) POWELL 112(2)/102/103 Thomas Clyde Hatch GRAHAM, GARY K

3765 Ex Parte Holden 11938609 - (D) OWENS 103 JERRY RICHARD POTTS HOEY, ALISSA L

3773 Ex Parte Schuler et al 10601127 - (D) SAINDON 102/103 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION EREZO, DARWIN P   REHEARING   DENIED

REHEARING

DENIED

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Arnold et al 10499275 - (D) BENOIT 103 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS BENGZON, GREG C
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Gross 11369796 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 PATENTBEST OSMAN  BILAL  AHMED, AFAF

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2871 CHIMEI INNOLUX CORP. Requester and Respondent v. LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,507 90009588 6803984 10/128,452 BLANKENSHIP 102/103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (PA) White & Case, LLP KIELIN, ERIK J original CHOWDHURY, TARIFUR RASHID

AFFIRMED

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2876 CHIMEI INNOLUX CORP. Requester and Respondent v. LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,506 90009586 7,218,374 10/184,118 BLANKENSHIP 102/103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (PA) White & Case, LLP KIELIN, ERIK J original PAIK, STEVEN SANGYUL

REHEARING

GRANTED

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. Requester and Cross-Appellant v. Dogleg Right Corporation Patent Owner and Appellant 95000378 7,344,450 11/467,136 ROBERTSON 103 LAW OFFICE OF DAVID H. JUDSON SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON, LLP WEHNER, CARY ELLEN original PASSANITI, SEBASTIANO

DENIED

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 APPLE, INC. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of MEDIOSTREAM, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001284 7,009,655 10/202,999 BLANKENSHIP 102/103 AMPACC Law Group, PLLC ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original NATNAEL, PAULOS M

DENIED

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 APPLE, INC. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of MEDIOSTREAM, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001283 7283172 11/342,280 BLANKENSHIP 102/103 AMPACC Law Group, PLLC NOVAK DRUCE + QUIGG, LLP ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original NATNAEL, PAULOS M

Monday, April 29, 2013

biogen, seachange, depuy spine, orthokinetics

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Leonard 10474878 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 EDWIN D. SCHINDLER SYKES, ALTREV C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Grogg 12051180 - (D) WOOD 102 Dykema Gossett PLLC KNUTSON, JACOB D

3671 Ex Parte Montgomery et al 11373383 - (D) ABRAMS 102/103 DEERE & COMPANY TROUTMAN, MATTHEW D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2494 Ex Parte Okunseinde et al 10803590 - (D) NEW 103 103 IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. GERGISO, TECHANE

e.g., Biogen Idec, Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, No. 2012–1120, 2013 WL 1603360, at *2 (Fed. Cir. April 16, 2013) (Examiner employs “broadest reasonable interpretation” standard in claim interpretation).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte Diller 11771423 - (D) SCANLON 102/103 102 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP DUNN, DAVID R

With regard to the specific assertion that Whitmyer “teaches away” from interchangeable headrests, we note that “[t]eaching away is irrelevant to anticipation.” Seachange Int'l, Inc. v. CCOR, Inc., 413 F.3d 1361, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2005).
...
However, “the ‘predictable result’ discussed in [KSR Int'l Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007)] refers not only to the expectation that prior art elements are capable of being physically combined, but also that the combination would have worked for its intended purpose.” DePuy Spine, Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., 567 F.3d 1314, 1326 (Fed. Cir. 2009).

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Kuehn et al 11327050 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 103 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM USA CORPORATION YU, JUSTINE ROMANG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Glenn et al 10409425 - (D) WALSH 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY VENKAT, JYOTHSNA A

1634 Ex Parte Sharma et al 10727576 - (D) PRATS 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC SWITZER, JULIET CAROLINE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Classen et al 11642567 - (D) HANLON 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION KO, JASON Y

1791 Ex Parte Brooker et al 10525189 - (D) SCHAFER 112(2)/103 The BOC Group, Inc. BEKKER, KELLY JO

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Sharma et al 11411853 - (D) DIXON 112(2) 101/102/103 NIXON PEABODY, LLP CHANG, TOM Y

The test for definiteness under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, is whether “those skilled in the art would understand what is claimed when the claim is read in light of the specification.” Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565, 1576 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (citations omitted).

Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565, 1 USPQ2d 1081 (Fed. Cir. 1986)  2173.02,  2173.05(b)

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte White et al 10906065 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. MAGLOIRE, VLADIMIR

2661 Ex Parte Popescu-Stanesti et al 11053215 - (D) HUGHES 103 O2MICRO INC C/O MURABITO, HAO & BARNES LLP PETERSON, CHRISTOPHER K

2663 Ex Parte Jung et al 11591435 - (D) HUGHES 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC SPINKS, ANTOINETTE T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Wattendorf et al 11489551 - (D) DANIELS 103 CAHN & SAMUELS, LLP EGLOFF, PETER RICHARD

REHEARING   DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Andrews et al 11504150 - (D) MILLS Dissenting ADAMS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY GHALI, ISIS A D

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 Ex parte APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC, Patent Owner and Appellant 90010131 90/010,905 6,814,934 08/968,208 GUEST 102/103 LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION TURNER, SHARON L original SNAY, JEFFREY R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 TAIWAN FULGENT ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. Requester, Appellant v. SHUFFLE MASTER, INC. Patent Owner, Respondent 95001429 6588751 09/690,051 HORNER 102/103 TRASKBRITT, P.C. /SHFL Entertainment JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original SEWELL, PAUL T

FEDERAL CIRCUIT
 
REVERSED
3305 BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC. v. NAUTILUS, INC. 2012-1289 5,337,753 07/895,936 WALLACH Concurring SCHALL 112(2) Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP Klarquist Sparkman, LLP GETZOW, SCOTT M

Friday, April 26, 2013

nuijten, chakrabarty, ferguson, gottschalk, miller, aristocrat, function media, finisar

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 Ex Parte Lorentsen et al 10553869 - (D) PRATS 103 HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC. SWOPE, SHERIDAN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Schilder 10580643 - (D) KRATZ 102 SHELL OIL COMPANY MERKLING, MATTHEW J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Chan et al 10907161 - (D) HUGHES 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP NOFAL, CHRISTOPHER P

2161 Ex Parte Elsaesser et al 11168551 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP NGUYEN, CINDY

2193 Ex Parte Eichenberger et al 10919005 - (D) HUGHES 103 IBM CORPORATION- AUSTIN (JVL) WANG, JUE S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Ross et al 10371338 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 37 CFR 41.40(b) 112(2) QUALCOMM INCORPORATED NGUYEN, THUONG

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Chow et al 11265918 - (D) SCHEINER 112(1)/103 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. BREDEFELD, RACHAEL EVA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Ex Parte Zilbershtein et al 11482608 - (D) MOORE 103 103 AVAYA, Inc. Cochran Freund & Young GOLDBERG, ANDREW C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2176 Ex Parte Facemire et al 11083913 - (D) HOFF 102/103 101/102/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC DASGUPTA, SOUMYA

Non-limiting examples of claims that are not directed to one of the statutory categories:

i. transitory forms of signal transmission (for example, a propagating electrical or electromagnetic signal per se), In re Nuijten, 500 F.3d 1346, 1357, 84 USPQ2d 1495, ___ (Fed. Cir. 2007);

ii. a naturally occurring organism, Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. at 308;

iii. a human per se, The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), Public Law 112-29, sec. 33, 125 Stat. 284 (September 16, 2011);

iv. a legal contractual agreement between two parties, see In re Ferguson, 558 F.3d 1359, 1364, 90 USPQ2d 1035, ___ (Fed. Cir. 2009) (cert. denied);

v. a game defined as a set of rules;

vi. a computer program per se, Gottschalk v. Benson, 409 U.S. at 72;

vii. a company, Ferguson, 558 F.3d at 1366; and

viii. a mere arrangement of printed matter, In re Miller, 418 F.2d 1392, 1396, 164 USPQ 46, ___ (CCPA 1969).

MPEP 2106

Nuijten, In re, 500 F.3d 1346, 84 USPQ2d 1495 (Fed. Cir. 2007) 2106, 2107.01

Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303, 206 USPQ 193 (1980) , 2103, 2105, 2106, 2107.01

Ferguson,In re, 558 F.3d 1359, 90 USPQ2d 1035 (Fed. Cir. 2009) 2106

Miller, In re, 418 F.2d 1392, 164 USPQ 46 (CCPA 1969) 706.03(a), 2106,

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Kelly et al 10540597 - (D) ZECHER 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS CHOKSHI, PINKAL R

2443 Ex Parte Bravery et al 10555433 - (D) HUGHES 103 101/103 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC SHIN, KYUNG H

2452 Ex Parte Dresden 10776689 - (D) HUGHES 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP NGUYEN, THU V

2456 Ex Parte Bailey et al 11168650 - (D) McKONE 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP CHANG, TOM Y

2456 Ex Parte Newton et al 10598988 - (D) MOORE 112(2) 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MCADAMS, BRAD

For a computer-implemented claim limitation interpreted under § 112, sixth paragraph, the corresponding structure must include the algorithm needed to transform the general purpose computer or processor disclosed in the specification into the special purpose computer programmed to perform the disclosed algorithm. Aristocrat Techs. Australia Pty Ltd. v. Int'l Game Tech., 521 F.3d 1328, 1333 (Fed. Cir. 2008); see also Function Media, L.L.C. v. Google Inc, 708 F.3d 1310, 1318 (Fed. Cir. 2013). Thus, the specification must sufficiently disclose an algorithm to transform the general purpose computer or processor to a special purpose processor programmed to perform the disclosed algorithm. Id. at 1338. An algorithm is defined, for example, as “a finite sequence of steps for solving a logical or mathematical problem or performing a task.” Microsoft Computer Dictionary 23 (5th ed. 2002). An applicant may express the algorithm in any understandable terms including as a mathematical formula, in prose, in a flow chart, or “in any other manner that provides sufficient structure.” Finisar Corp. v. DirecTV Group, Inc., 523 F.3d 1323, 1340 (Fed. Cir. 2008).

An indefiniteness rejection under § 112, second paragraph, is appropriate if the specification discloses no corresponding algorithm associated with a computer or processor. Aristocrat, 521 F.3d at 1337-38. Mere reference to a general purpose computer or processor with appropriate programming without providing an explanation of the appropriate programming, or to “software” without providing detail about the means to accomplish the software function is not an adequate disclosure. Id. at 1334; Finisar, 523 F.3d at 1340-41. In addition, simply reciting the claimed function in the specification, while saying nothing about how the computer or processor ensures that those functions are performed, is not a sufficient disclosure for an algorithm which, by definition, must contain a sequence of steps. Blackboard, Inc. v. Desire2Learn, Inc., 574 F.3d 1371, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2009).

If the specification explicitly discloses an algorithm, the sufficiency of the disclosure must be determined in light of the level of ordinary skill in the art. Aristocrat, 521 F.3d at 1337. The specification must sufficiently disclose an algorithm to transform a general purpose processor to a special purpose processor so that a person of ordinary skill in the art can implement the disclosed algorithm to achieve the claimed function. Id. at 1338.

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Moss et al 11553671 - (D) PETRAVICK 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP BAHL, SANGEETA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Swanson et al 11527188 - (D) KILE 112(1)/112(2)/103 PRATT & WHITNEY CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS c/o CPA Global KIM, TAE JUN

3752 Ex Parte Roreger et al 10534797 - (D) DeFRANCO 103 Frommer Lawrence & Haug HWU, DAVIS D  

REEXAMINATION  
Tech Center 3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2833 Ex parte PROTECTCONNECT, INC., Appellant and Patent Owner 90011275 6341981 09/553,425 ARBES 102/103 DLA PIPER LLP US WHITTINGTON, KENNETH original GILMAN, ALEXANDER
 
3686 Ex Parte CAREFUSION 303, INC. Ex Parte Schlotterbeck et al 90011697 90/009,912 7,835,927 10/331,034 FITZPATRICK 102/103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP FOSTER, JIMMY G original RANGREJ, SHEETAL

REHEARING  

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Daneshvar 11648944 - (R) FLOYD 102/103 Yousef Daneshvar, MD. FACC HICKS, VICTORIA J
 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

rouffet, texas instruments

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Komatsu et al 11064149 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP KRUER, KEVIN R

In re Rouffet, 149 F.3d 1350, 1358 (Fed. Cir. 1998) (“hindsight” is inferred when the specific understanding or principal within the knowledge of one of ordinary skill in the art leading to the modification of the prior art in order to arrive at appellant’s claimed invention has not been explained);

Rouffet, In re, 149 F.3d 1350, 47 USPQ2d 1453 (Fed. Cir. 1998) 1216.01

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 11462082 - (D) CURCURI 103 IBM CORPORATION SAEED, USMAAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Krumme et al 11536237 - (D) MacDONALD 102/103 DAFFER MCDANIEL LLP ANDERSON, GUY G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte Ogilvie 11532514 - (D) SMEGAL 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 102 TUROCY & WATSON, LLP HOLLY, JOHN H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Lahti et al 10632026 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) ALTER, ALYSSA MARGO

3779 Ex Parte Saadat et al 11036029 - (D) SNEDDEN 102/103 USGI Medical, Inc. KASZTEJNA, MATTHEW JOHN

See Texas Instr. Inc. v. United States Int’l Trade Comm’n, 988 F.2d 1165, 1171 (Fed. Cir. 1993) (Claim language cannot be mere surplusage. An express limitation cannot be read out of the claim).

Texas Instruments, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 988 F.2d 1165, 26 USPQ2d 1018 (Fed. Cir. 1993) 716.04

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Brust et al 12029972 - (D) McKELVEY 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY HEINCER, LIAM J

1778 Ex Parte Lauer 11990929 - (D) TORCZON 103 Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman KURTZ, BENJAMIN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Manczak et al 11654148 - (D) EVANS 103 Oracle America/ SUN / STK BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. NGUYEN, CAM LINH T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte vonDoenhoff et al 11130557 - (D) MacDONALD 103 HARNESS DICKEY & PIERCE, PLC INGVOLDSTAD, BENNETT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3665 Ex Parte Chigusa et al 11752500 - (D) WEATHERLY 112(2)/103 GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE, ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C. ALGAHAIM, HELAL A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Huddleston 10765501 - (D) KILE 112(2)/103 DAVID E. HUDDLESTON BUI, LUAN KIM

3767 Ex Parte Vaillancourft et al 12321900 - (D) MILLS 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting CARELLA, BYRNE, BAIN, GILFILLAN, CECCHI, STEWART & OLSTEIN PATEL, SHEFALI DILIP

REHEARING
 
GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Anderson 11831625 - (D) FREDMAN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) EVERAGE, KEVIN D

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

norgren, medichem, mems tech

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Stadtlander et al 11441893 - (D) OWENS 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global SCHATZ, CHRISTOPHER T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte McNeal et al 10153116 - (D) SAADAT 102 Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman AL HASHEMI, SANA A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte St. Laurent et al 11854442 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. HSU, ALPUS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2679 Ex Parte Dumarest 11352893 - (D) FRAHM 102 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC GOOD JOHNSON, MOTILEWA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Boomershine et al 11179405 - (D) LORIN 101/112(2)/102/103 IBM CORPORATION RAVETTI, DANTE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Mandavilli et al 10998819 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MAI, KEVIN S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte MARTIN 11740974 - (D) NAGUMO 103 INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L. TOLIN, MICHAEL A

1763 Ex Parte Easter et al 11655144 - (D) McKELVEY 103 BLANK ROME LLP LACLAIR LYNX, DARCY DANIELLE

1774 Ex Parte Sell et al 11481746 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 EMCH, SCHAFFER, SCHAUB & PORCELLO CO MCCAIG, BRIAN A

1776 Ex Parte BARRATT 12708669 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 MCNEES WALLACE & NURICK LLC JONES, CHRISTOPHER P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Armanino et al 11130773 - (D) Per curiam 103 AT&T Legal Department - SZ CHOJNACKI, MELLISSA M

2169 Ex Parte Bicheno et al 11593888 - (D) BUI 102 BOND, SCHOENECK & KING, PLLC ROBINSON, GRETA LEE

2174 Ex Parte Rice 11372973 - (D) DILLON 103 INTUIT - OSHA - LIANG L.L.P. TILLERY, RASHAWN N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Vogel 11135194 - (D) PETTIGREW 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC DUFFIELD, JEREMY S

See Medichem, S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“[A] given course of action often has simultaneous advantages and disadvantages, and this does not necessarily obviate motivation to combine.”).

2456 Ex Parte Rhodes et al 10671234 - (D) ANDERSON 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION BATES, KEVIN T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte McKellar 10564306 - (D) FRAHM 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. NGUYEN, HAU H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Gu 12131982 - (D) CLEMENTS 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED HOUSTON, ADAM D

The plain meaning of “coupled” encompasses both direct and indirect coupling. See MEMS Tech. Berhad v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 447 Fed. Appx. 142, 151-53 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (unpublished) (declining to limit “electrically coupled” to direct coupling);4 see also US Patent Application Publication 2002/0116139, at ¶ 0038 (“Herein, the phrase ‘coupled with’ is defined to mean directly connected to or indirectly connected with through one or more intermediate components.”)

4 Cf. Ex parte Palomar, No. 2009-011698, 2011 WL 3666727, at *2 (BPAI 2011) (non-precedential) (construing a claim reciting “directly coupled” as excluding indirect coupling).

2819 Ex Parte Monro 11332777 - (D) MacDONALD 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. WILLIAMS, HOWARD L

2853 Ex Parte Stelter et al 11072781 - (D) FRAHM 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY LIANG, LEONARD S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Richter 11475439 - (D) DANIELS 102 KLAUS J. BACH & ASSOCIATES LE, TAN

3635 Ex Parte Hileman et al 11521179 - (D) McCARTHY 103 NOVA Chemicals Inc./Karen S. Lockhart WENDELL, MARK R

3671 Ex Parte Hamburger et al 11691955 - (D) DANIELS 103 Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable RISIC, ABIGAIL ANNE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Le Bot et al 10555745 - (D) WOOD 103 112(1)/112(2) American Air Liquide, Inc. ABDUR RAHIM, AZIM  

See Norgren v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 699 F.3d 1317, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (claim drawn to a “four-sided, generally rectangular clamp” requires that “the clamp as a whole, and not merely portions of it, must be four-sided and generally rectangular”).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

aslanian, in re merck, keller, klosak, mcclain, fout, siebentritt

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Young et al 11853855 - (D) HASTINGS 103 37 C.F.R. 41.50(b) 102 FRASER CLEMENS MARTIN & MILLER LLC DUDLEY, ARCHER DAVIS

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1755 Ex Parte Weiss et al 12288560 - (D) HANLON 103 103 M.P. Williams PILLAY, DEVINA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Muthiah et al 10873501 - (D) HORNER 103 103 GERALD K. WHITE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. NGUYEN, SON T

See also In re Aslanian, 590 F.2d 911, 914 (CCPA 1979) (“a drawing in a utility patent can be cited against the claims of a utility patent application even though the feature shown in the drawing was unintended or unexplained in the specification of the reference patent.”) (citations omitted).

Aslanian, In re, 590 F.2d 911, 200 USPQ 500 (CCPA 1979) 2125

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3774 Ex Parte Ryan et al 12059495 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) MATTHEWS, WILLIAM H

We are not persuaded by Appellants’ arguments because one cannot show nonobviousness by attacking references individually where the rejections are based on a combination of references. See In re Merck & Co., 800 F.2d 1091, 1097 (Fed. Cir. 1986); In re Keller, 642 F.2d 413, 425 (CCPA 1981).

Merck & Co., Inc., In re, 800 F.2d 1091, 231 USPQ 375 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 707.07(f), 716.02,  2143.02,  2144.08,  2144.09, 2145

Keller, In re, 642 F.2d 413, 208 USPQ 871 (CCPA 1981) 707.07(f), 2145

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Skinlo 10665687 - (D) HASTINGS 103 QUALLION LLC RUDDOCK, ULA CORINNA

1762 Ex Parte Stueven et al 12438835 - (D) McKELVEY 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP ENG, ELIZABETH

In order to rely on an alleged expected result (or a "substantial effect"), applicant must show that it in fact gets that result. In re Klosak, 455 F.2d 1077, 1080 (CCPA 1972) (inventor must show that the results the inventor says the inventor gets with the invention are actually obtained with the invention). See also McClain v. Ortmayer, 141 U.S. 419, 429 (1891) (conclusive evidence needed to establish new function).

1763 Ex Parte Okada et al 12531655 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 Styron/BHGL USELDING, JOHN E

1771 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 12019276 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC STEIN, MICHELLE

1774 Ex Parte Zetlmeisl et al 11601401 - (D) METZ 103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC ROBINSON, RENEE E

1784 Ex Parte Munro et al 11758765 - (D) NAGUMO 103 PPG INDUSTRIES INC MCNEIL, JENNIFER C

1785 Ex Parte Hood 11546067 - (D) OBERMANN 103 INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS SHEWAREGED, BETELHEM

Where two known alternatives are interchangeable for a desired function, an express suggestion to substitute one for the other is not needed to render a substitution obvious. In re Fout, 675 F.2d 297, 301 (CCPA 1982); In re Siebentritt, 372 F.2d 566, 568 (CCPA 1967).

Fout, In re, 675 F.2d 297, 213 USPQ 532 (CCPA 1982) 2129, 2143.01, 2144.06

1791 Ex Parte Ikuina et al 11498154 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC PADEN, CAROLYN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Lim 11615637 - (D) DANG 103 AKA CHAN LLP REYES, MARIELA D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Lee 11353584 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. PARRY, CHRISTOPHER L

2477 Ex Parte Sadot 11238924 - (D) EVANS 102/103 Cochran Freund & Young/ AVAYA, Inc. ZHOU, YONG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte SONG et al 11564760 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 VOLENTINE & WHITT PLLC CHI, SUBERR L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte McGee 11117022 - (D) WALSH 112(1)/103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC LUONG, PETER
 
REEXAMINATION  

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2863 GARRY IAN HOLLOWAY Requester and Appellant v. GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95001542 7,571,060 10/952,386 SIU 102/103 DLA PIPER US LLP NASSER, ROBERT L original LE, JOHN H