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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Backholm et al 11318487 - (D) McKONE 102 Perkins Coie LLP- NYC General NGUYEN, KIM T

2167 Ex Parte Auer et al 11045547 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 SAP AG c/o BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC ARJOMANDI, NOOSHA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2672 Ex Parte Wei 11267251 - (D) JENKS 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General GUILLERMETY, FRED

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Lu et al 11206889 - (D) DeFRANCO 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC NGUYEN, XUAN LAN T

Moreover, the Examiner’s reliance on In re Harza, 274 F.2d 669 (CCPA 1960) for the principle that mere duplication of parts is within the level of ordinary skill in the relevant art, is inapplicable as Appellants have persuasively proffered a new and unexpected result for the claimed pin cluster arrangement that is not taught by APA or Dickerson, either alone or in combination.

Harza, In re, 274 F.2d 669, 124 USPQ 378 (CCPA 1960) 2144.04
DONNER 8: 864, 865

3657 Ex Parte Sato et al 11347258 - (D) BROWN 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. IRVIN, THOMAS W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Linow et al 11291455 - (D) OSINSKI 102/103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP CAMPBELL, THOR S

3776 Ex Parte Wagner et al 11784720 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 LAWRENCE R. OREMLAND, P.C. NELSON, MATTHEW M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Chen et al 10626875 - (D) MacDONALD 103 101 XEROX - PARC / FAY SHARPE LLP BURKE, JEFF A

2166 Ex Parte Dharamshi et al 11590013 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102 102 BRAKE HUGHES BELLERMANN LLP C/O CPA Global HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2674 Ex Parte Woolfe et al 11762155 - (D) SCHEINER 103 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC YANG, QIAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Kells et al 11742592 - (D) RUGGIERO 112(2) 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SMITH, COURTNEY L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Garfinkle 12035156 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC DAVIS, CASSANDRA HOPE

3645 Ex Parte Jain et al 11750398 - (D) CALVE 103 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global BENEDIK, JUSTIN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Kronenberger 11253037 - (D) JUNG 112(2)/103 112(2) WOOD, PHILLIPS, KATZ, CLARK & MORTIMER HADEN, SALLY CLINE

3781 Ex Parte Burns 11027258 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50 103 Hartman Titus PLC MAI, TRI M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Arata 12340231 - (D) GRIMES 103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP FRAZIER, BARBARA S

1613 Ex Parte Bodmer et al 10356860 - (D) ADAMS 103/obviousness-type double patenting NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION ARNOLD, ERNST V

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte AOSHIMA et al 12038402 - (D) HANLON 102 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. HIGGINS, GERARD T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2100 Ex Parte Sanjar et al 11109069 - (D) HOFF 103 IBM CORPORATION (RHF) C/O ROBERT H. FRANTZ YIGDALL, MICHAEL J

2100 Ex Parte Wanigasekara-Mohotti et al 11371392 - (D) BUSCH 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG LLP KIM, CHONG R

2113 Ex Parte Brundridge et al 11362977 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. RIAD, AMINE

2179 Ex Parte Banatwala et al 10744302 - (D) Per Curiam 102/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP THERIAULT, STEVEN B

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte DeYoung et al 11131641 - (D) KOHUT 103 ALIX, YALE & RISTAS, LLP LIPMAN, JACOB

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Luciani et al 10729676 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY WALSH, JOHN B

2481 Ex Parte Carton et al 11084268 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 TellX, Inc. ADEGEYE, OLUWASEUN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Gidron et al 10573832 - (D) SMITH 102 ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. WALL & TONG, LLP CHOO, MUNSOON

2646 Ex Parte Palat et al 11618234 - (D) DANG 103 Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C. SAMS, MATTHEW C

2671 Ex Parte Pilu 10346357 - (D) BENOIT 101/112(2)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY THOMAS, ASHISH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Hofmann 11623242 - (D) MARTIN 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. KRUER, STEFAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Biester 10564584 - (D) CAPP 112(2)/103 FLETCHER YODER (CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION) STIMPERT, PHILIP EARL

3788 Ex Parte Fregonese et al 10477538 - (D) SAINDON 103 NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS PA PICKETT, JOHN G

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Vaillancourft et al 12321900 - (D) MILLS Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein PATEL, SHEFALI DILIP

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex parte CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC. 90009374 90010114 6230930 6324120 08/949,366 09/779,296 MARTIN 103 DOCKET CLERK THIRD-PARTY REQUESTERS: Baker Botts LLP SandenVendo America, Inc. Bryan Cave LLP Royal Vendors, Inc. JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original NOLAND, KENNETH W

GRANTED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex parte RAMBUS, INC. Appellant 90011005 6324120 EASTHOM 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Townsend & Townsend & Crew, LLP ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original NGUYEN, TAN

DENIED
2831 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V. Requester, Appellant, and Respondent v. HUBBELL INCORPORATED Patent Owner, Appellant, and Respondent 95000124 6838618 10/702,725 BLANKENSHIP 112(1)/112(2) ROYLANCE ABRAMS BERDO & GOODMAN LLP Third Party Requester: MCANDREWS, HELD & MALLOY, LTD RUBIN, MARGARET R original ESTRADA, ANGEL R

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

droge, kubin, o'farrell

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Naoe et al 10508958 - (D) JENKS 103/obviousness-type double patenting OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CARTER, KENDRA D

Although we recognize that “[o]bviousness does not require absolute predictability of success ... all that is required is a reasonable expectation of success.” In re Droge, 695 F.3d 1334, 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (quoting In re Kubin, 561 F.3d 1351, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (citing In re O'Farrell, 853 F.2d 894, 903-04 (Fed. Cir. 1988)). In the realm of cancer treatment, however, there is insufficient predictability in the art for there to be a reasonable expectation that administering a compound to an animal that is effective for one type of cancer would reasonably provide an expectation of success for the treatment of kidney cancer as claimed.

Kubin, Ex parte, 83 USPQ2d 1410 (Bd. Pat. App. & Int. 2007) 2143.01
HARMON 4: 149, 227, 363a, 402a, 403b, 405

O’Farrell, In re, 853 F.2d 894, 7 USPQ2d 1673 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 2143.012143.022144.082145
DONNER 8: 571, 604, 697, 1072

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Adam et al 10490849 - (D) METZ 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC ANGADI, MAKI A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Bayliss et al 10293475 - (D) THOMAS 103 TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP KIM, PAUL

2171 Ex Parte Zander 10692504 - (D) JEFFERY 103 Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP SALOMON, PHENUEL S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2675 Ex Parte Jacobs et al 11214393 - (D) HOFF 103 XEROX - ROCHESTER FAY SHARPE WASHINGTON, JAMARES

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2894 Ex Parte Dorr et al 11113746 - (D) PLENZLER 112(1)/112(2)/103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MONDT, JOHANNES P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Ex Parte McQuoid 12070215 - (D) ASTORINO 103 RICHARD A. RYAN CONLEY, FREDRICK C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Dal et al 11995540 - (D) ASTORINO 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON TAWFIK, SAMEH

3766 Ex Parte King et al 11810941 - (D) SPAHN 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. LEE, ERICA SHENGKAI

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte MENK et al 11839048 - (D) PAK 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX REMAVEGE, CHRISTOPHER

1787 Ex Parte OOHIRA et al 11958818 - (D) OWENS 103 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP HUANG, CHENG YUAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Merriam et al 11186674 - (D) PETRAVICK 103 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP JACKSON, ERNEST ADEYEMI

3624 Ex Parte Tebbe et al 11323590 - (D) KIM 103/obviousness-type double patenting 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. SANTIAGO, LUIS F

3657 Ex Parte Ispolatova et al 11646198 - (D) GROSSMAN 102 102 ALFRED J MANGELS AUNG, SAN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Hermansen et al 10495888 - (D) POWELL 103 103 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP NGUYEN, PHONG H

3774 Ex Parte Osman 11955684 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC SHARMA, YASHITA

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Mii et al 12660188 - (D) OBERMANN 112(2)/103 DLA PIPER LLP US SAAD, ERIN BARRY

1745 Ex Parte Horne 12141182 - (D) KIMLIN 103 FAY SHARPE LLP TOLIN, MICHAEL A
AFFIRMED 1763 Ex Parte Maas et al 12237408 - (D) SMITH 103/obviousness-type double patenting CANTOR COLBURN LLP USELDING, JOHN E

1785 Ex Parte Matsumoto et al 11582878 - (D) KIMLIN 103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- HIT CHAU, LINDA N

1792 Ex Parte Krebs et al 11047297 - (D) WARREN 112(2)/103 Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP THAKUR, VIREN A

1793 Ex Parte Villagran et al 11184161 - (D) KIMLIN 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC TRAN, LIEN THUY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Weissman et al 11616744 - (D) CLEMENTS 103 SALESFORCE.COM, INC. GIRMA, ANTENEH B

2159 Ex Parte Moore et al 11409427 - (D) EVANS 103 Oracle OSHA LIANG LLP CONYERS, DAWAUNE A

2176 Ex Parte Hintermeister et al 10767044 - (D) DILLON 112(2)/101/102/103 IBM Corporation, Dept. 917 HUTTON JR, WILLIAM D

2177 Ex Parte BODIN et al 11614740 - (D) McCOLLUM 102/103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. FABER, DAVID

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Ex Parte Hu et al 11331558 - (D) EVANS 103 IPCI CONSULTANTS GOLDBERG, ANDREW C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Qi et al 11231005 - (D) KUMAR 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN Mission/BSTZ BATISTA, MARCOS

2642 Ex Parte Ramer et al 11281902 - (D) CLEMENTS 102 Jumptap, Inc. GONZALEZ, AMANCIO

2672 Ex Parte Hoes et al 10855094 - (D) RUGGIERO 102/103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC DICKER, DENNIS T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Carvalho et al 11551889 - (D) KAUFFMAN 102/103 K.P. CORRELL AND ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. WUJCIAK, ALFRED J

3653 Ex Parte Herden et al 11800498 - (D) SPAHN 112(1)/112(2) 102 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP SUAREZ, ERNESTO A

3687 Ex Parte Killian et al 11964343 - (D) PETRAVICK 102/103 BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC CRAWLEY, TALIA F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Staebler 11641386 - (D) DeFRANCO 112(1)/102/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION PAIK, SANG YEOP

3744 Ex Parte Taras et al 11909086 - (D) WEATHERLY 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. KOAGEL, JONATHAN BRYAN

3753 Ex Parte McNerney 11107616 - (D) HORNER 102/103 Masco Corporation Faegre Baker Daniels LLP MCCALISTER, WILLIAM M

3753 Ex Parte Swarts 11557858 - (D) BROWN 112(2)/102/103 HEIMLICH LAW FOX, JOHN C

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2827 SIDENSE CORP. Requester and Appellant v. KILOPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95001495 6940751 10/765,802 WEINBERG 102/103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General GE, YUZHEN original AUDUONG, GENE NGHIA

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3713 Ex parte ADC TECHNOLOGY, INC. 90009524 90010666 6193520 09/109,784 MARTIN 103 Whitaker Law Group Third Party Requester KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. WOOD, WILLIAM H original CHENG, JOE H

Monday, July 29, 2013

turbocare

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Murray et al 12183948 - (D) WARREN 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. HYUN, PAUL SANG HWA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Riley 12213742 - (D) KAUFFMAN 101/112(2) 103 CAHN & SAMUELS LLP MENDIRATTA, VISHU K

3724 Ex Parte Mockli et al 11337115 - (D) BUNTING 102 112(2)/102 ROBERT E. BUSHNELL & LAW FIRM PATEL, BHARAT C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1642 Ex Parte Singh et al 12055151 - (D) PRATS 112(1) 103 Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC GODDARD, LAURA B

As stated in TurboCare Div. of Demag Delaval Turbomachinery Corp. v. General Elec. Co., 264 F.3d 1111, 1118 (Fed. Cir. 2001):

The written description requirement and its corollary, the new matter prohibition of 35 U.S.C. § 132, both serve to ensure that the patent applicant was in full possession of the claimed subject matter on the application filing date. When the applicant adds a claim or otherwise amends his specification after the original filing date . . ., the new claims or other added material must find support in the original specification.

HARMON 5: 137, 163; 6: 173, 268; 8: 267

1644 Ex Parte Goldenberg 10002211 - (D) BONILLA 112(1) 102/103 Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP DAHLE, CHUN WU

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Ouvry 10239130 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/103 PRETI FLAHERTY BELIVEAU & PACHIOS LLP BUTLER, PATRICK NEAL

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Litwin 10176598 - (D) FETTING 102/103 THOMSON multimedia Licensing Inc. Joseph S. Tripoli ROBERTSON, DAVID

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte ELIAS et al 11549287 - (D) CHEN 103 AT&T Legal Department - G&G HSU, ALPUS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2876 Ex Parte Quine 11599713 - (D) SHIANG 112(1)/112(2)/112(6)/103 PITNEY BOWES INC. ELLIS, SUEZU Y

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Rice et al 11020453 - (D) SCANLON 112(1) 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2887 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST CO. AMERICAS Requester, Respondent v. LML PATENT CORP. Patent Owner, Appellant 95000545 RE40220 10/889,639 SONG 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. Third Party Requester: BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP TON, MY TRANG original FRECH, KARL D

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
3506 THE CHARLES MACHINE WORKS, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee. 2012-1578 5,490,569 08/215,649 MOORE SJ doctrine of equivalents SJ doctrine of equivalents Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable; Merchant & Gould P.C. BAGNELL, DAVID J

Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1614 1615 TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., TEVA NEUROSCIENCE, INC., AND YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. SANDOZ, INC., AND MOMENTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Defendants-Appellants, AND MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC., MYLAN INC., AND NATCO PHARMA LTD., Defendants-Appellants, AND SANDOZ INTERNATIONAL GMBH, AND NOVARTIS AG, Defendants. 2012-1567, -1568, -1569, -1570 5,800,808 5,981,589 6,048,898 6,054,430 6,342,476 6,362,161 6,620,847 6,939,539 7,199,098 08/447,146 09/032,616 09/032,334 09/032,647 09/510,141 09/510,466 10/014,477 10/615,865 11/098,432 MOORE 112(1) 112(1)/112(2)/103 Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP; Morrison & Foerster, LLP; Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP KRASS, FREDERICK F; KULKOSKY, PETER F; LEWIS, AMY A; HENLEY III, RAYMOND J

Friday, July 26, 2013

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Taniguchi et al 11719588 - (D) HASTINGS 102 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP THOMAS, BRENT C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Aaron 10955161 - (D) PLENZLER 103 AT&T Legal Department - MB GEBREMICHAEL,BRUK A

3742 Ex Parte Daniel et al 11227349 - (D) ABRAMS 102/103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN MAYE, AYUB A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte Hwang et al 11503278 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. TRAN, PAUL P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Simpson et al 11541984 - (D) OWENS 103 DONALD J. PAGEL MCDONALD,RODNEY GLENN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Grenfell 11124552 - (D) PARVIS 103 Adobe / Finch & Maloney PLLC MCDOWELL, JR, MAURICE L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Zhao et al 11583718 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. MONTALVO, EVA Y

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex Parte Lee et al 11523322 - (D) GREENHUT 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. LI,CE LI

3674 Ex Parte Casler et al 11611234 - (D) SCANLON 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC BEACH, THOMAS A

3688 Ex Parte Park et al 11396316 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP PLLC STIBLEY, MICHAELR

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Bennah et al 11538231 - (R) SMITH CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP RIEGLER, PATRICK F

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte Strzalkowski 11776390 - (R) DILLON Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. CORRIELUS, JEAN B

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1614 IN RE BIMEDA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 2012-1420 6,506,400 10/028,987 CLEVENGER concurring RADER 112(1) "Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Associate Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office" REAMER, JAMES H

Thursday, July 25, 2013

hyatt, fiers, morse, CLS, swanson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Feldman et al 11922952 - (D) GRIMES 112(1)/112(2)/103 DILWORTH & BARRESE, LLP ARNOLD, ERNST V

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte Bhasker et al 10888265 - (D) MacDONALD 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) Baker Botts LLP LEWIS, CHERYL RENEA

The scope of claim 10 encompasses any and all (present and future) processing instructions for directing a computer to perform the claimed steps. Yet, Appellants’ Specification discloses at most only those processing instructions known to the inventor. Our reviewing court has concluded that such all-encompassing claims do not comply with the enablement requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112, first paragraph.

Because the count at issue purports to cover all DNAs that code for <>–IF, it is also analogous to a single means claim, which has been held not to comply with the first paragraph of section 112. See In re Hyatt, 708 F. 2d 712, [714] (Fed. Cir. 1983) (“the enabling disclosure of the specification [must] be commensurate in scope with the claim under consideration.”) Claiming all DNA’s that achieve a result without defining what means will do so is not in compliance with the description requirement; it is an attempt to preempt the future before it has arrived.

Fiers v. Revel, 984 F.2d 1164, 1171 (Fed. Cir. 2004)(emphasis added).

The proper statutory basis for the rejection of a single means claim is the requirement of the first paragraph of § 112 that the enabling disclosure of the specification be commensurate in scope with the claim under consideration.

The long-recognized problem with a single means claim is that it covers every conceivable means for achieving the stated result, while the specification discloses at most only those means known to the inventor. See O’Reilly v. Morse, 56 U.S. (15 How.) 62, 112, 14 L.Ed. 601 (1853).

In re Hyatt, 708 F.2d 712, 714 (Fed. Cir. 1983)(footnotes omitted).

We note that claims in the standard Beauregard-type computer program product means-plus-function format avoid this enablement problem.

The final paragraph of § 112 saves combination claims drafted using means-plus-function format from this problem by providing a construction of that format narrow enough to avoid the problem of undue breadth as forbidden by the first paragraph. But no provision saves a claim drafted in means-plus-function format which is not drawn to a combination, i.e., a single means claim. 

Hyatt, 708 F.2d at 715.

hyatt HARMON 5: 41; 6: 63; 19: 275, 324
DONNER 10: 1107; 11: 10, 25
o'reilly HARMON 2: 31
DONNER 2: 490; 4: 53, 82, 83; 6: 25; 9: 7; 10: 1106
fiers HARMON 5: 17, 138, 158, 165, 177; 18: 53, 148, 152
DONNER 4: 59; 5: 129, 143; 9: 15, 510

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2675 Ex Parte Jörgens et al 10572274 - (D) SCHEINER 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP WASHINGTON, JAMARES

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Lang 10591897 - (D) McKONE 112(2)/103 MICHAEL J. STRIKER WEST, JEFFREY R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Costello et al 12186084 - (D) BROWN 103 FAY SHARPE LLP PUROL, DAVID M

3689 Ex Parte Haebig et al 10880795 - (D) PETRAVICK 112(2)/103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC NGUYEN, TAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Weaver et al 10409308 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY BROWN, MICHAEL A

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Bowman 11840282 - (D) HOUSEL 103 PPG INDUSTRIES INC LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

1746 Ex Parte Krispin et al 11528929 - (D) DELMENDO 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP AFTERGUT, JEFFRY H

1765 Ex Parte Tsutsui et al 12173372 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. LISTVOYB, GREGORY

1767 Ex Parte Licht et al 12065036 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. SALVITTI, MICHAEL A

1787 Ex Parte Paiva et al 11576951 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY AHMED, SHEEBA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Bhatia 11088700 - (D) CURCURI 103 Baker Botts LLP LE, HUNG D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Amir et al 10569212 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 NAOMI ASSIA AHMED, MASUD

VACATED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte McLeod et al 11998988 - (D) GRIMES 102/112(2) 37 CFR § 41.50(b) 112(b) USMRMC-OSJA MS. ELIZABETH ARWINE, ESQ. BASKAR, PADMAVATHI

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Mabey et al 11654486 - (R) DELMENDO 103/double patenting CHRISTOPHER JOHN RUDY STANLEY, JANE L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Gustavson et al 11035933 - (D) MACDONALD 101 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC MALZAHN, DAVID H

Appellants’ first contention that the Board has erred is based on several points.

1) That the holding in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., ___ F.3d ____, 2013 WL 1920941, No. 2011-1301 (Fed. Cir. May 10, 2013) requires the Board’s decision to “identify the fundamental concept (i.e., abstract idea) [ ] at risk of preemption.” (Rehearing Request 4).

2) That the Board’s rejection fails to “articulate the fundamental concept that allegedly is wrapped up in the claimed invention and at risk of preemption” as required by CLS. (Rehearing Request 1).

First, contrary to Appellants’ allegation, the holding in CLS v. Alice does not require the Board’s Decision to identify the fundamental concept or in fact to do anything else. Rather, as Chief Judge Rader points out “nothing said today beyond our judgment has the weight of precedent.” CLS, ___ F.3d at ____n.1, 2013 WL 1920941 at *20 n.1 (Rader, Chief Judge concurring-in-part dissenting-in-part).

Second, although Appellants are misguided in relying on CLS, we note that any rejection must begin “by determining what, precisely, the applicant has invented and is seeking to patent, and how the claims relate to and define that invention. (MPEP § 2103 I; 8th Ed., Rev. 9).” (Decision 16). The Board does precisely this at pages 22-25 of their Decision.

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 90011763 7,840,678 WEINBERG 102 Novak Druce + Quigg LLP 2nd Reexam Group THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP STEELMAN, MARY J original WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

In reexaminations, the standard of proof is a preponderance of the evidence, not the conclusive burden of proof Appellant posits. In re Swanson, 540 F.3d 1368, 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2008). See also 37 CFR § 1.555(b) referring to the preponderance of the evidence, burden of proof standard.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

gulack, bernhart, lowry, xiao

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Rimpler et al 10344884 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C BASQUILL, SEAN M

1655 Ex Parte Morazzoni et al 10587468 - (D) GRIMES 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON MI, QIUWEN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
1729 Ex Parte Cartwright et al 11562645 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC EGGERDING, ALIX ECHELMEYER

1774 Ex Parte Freeman et al 11893230 - (D) OWENS 103 SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP CLEVELAND, TIMOTHY C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Kashi 11224160 - (D) PRATS 103 Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane STORK, KYLER

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte BOUCHAT et al 11943395 - (D) CLEMENTS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. VOSTAL, ONDREJ C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Ogren 10857299 - (D) FETTING 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Dryja Patents SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Raab 11587410 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION ALI, MOHAMMAD M

3769 Ex Parte Dai et al 11332824 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 AMO / Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP SHAY, DAVID M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
1732 Ex Parte Martin 12260162 - (D) PAK 103 obviousnesstype double patenting MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP BRUNSMAN, DAVID M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Bauman et al 11386280 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. BURCH, MELODY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Albrecht et al 11276042 - (D) McCARTHY 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) JENNISON,BRIAN W

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
1765 Ex Parte Ziegler et al 12053822 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 PPG INDUSTRIES INC BUTTNER, DAVID J

1765 Ex Parte Gallucci 11744354 - (D) McKELVEY 103 SABIC Innovative Plastics BUTTNER, DAVID J

1767 Ex Parte DAI-ICHI F R Co., LTD. 11398585 McKELVEY 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. GODENSCHWAGER, PETER F

1776 Ex Parte Kolesinski et al 11895209 - (D) TIMM 103 Gaetano D. Maccarone THERKORN, ERNEST G

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Brown et al 11751284 - (D) CLEMENTS 103 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC GOODCHILD, WILLIAM J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2667 Ex Parte Gaukroger 10561495 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP RUSH, ERIC

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Bhan et al 10734811 - (D) FETTING 112(2) 103 WILMERHALE/BOSTON OUELLETTE, JONATHAN P

3684 Ex Parte Graff 10885569 - (D) FETTING 112(2) 103/obviousness-type double patenting PETER K. TRZYNA, ESQ. MEINECKE DIAZ, SUSANNA M

In a recent non-precedential decision, our reviewing court reminded us of the applicability of the precedential In re Gulack, 703 F.2d 1381 (Fed. Cir. 1983), In re Bernhart, 417 F.2d 1395 (CCPA 1969) and In re Lowry, 32 F.3d 1579 (Fed. Cir. 1994) decisions.

We have held that patent applicants cannot rely on printed matter to distinguish a claim unless “there exists [a] new and unobvious functional relationship between the printed matter and the substrate.” In re Gulack, 703 F.2d 1381, 1386 (Fed.Cir.1983). . . .
. . . .
. . . [T]he Board did not create a new “mental distinctions” rule in denying patentable weight . . . . On the contrary, the Board simply expressed the above-described functional relationship standard in an alternative formulation—consistent with our precedents—when it concluded that any given position label’s function . . . is a distinction “discernable only to the human mind.” . . . ; see In re Lowry, 32 F.3d 1579, 1583 (Fed.Cir.1994) (describing printed matter as “useful and intelligible only to the human mind”) (quoting In re Bernhart, . . . 417 F.2d 1395, 1399 (CCPA 1969)).

In re Xiao, 2011-1195 WL 4821929, at *3-4 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (Non precedential).

Gulack, In re, 703 F.2d 1381, 217 USPQ 401 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2112.01
DONNER 6: 280, 281, 340-44, 355-57; 7: 763-65
HARMON 2: 15, 46; 3: 21; 4: 199; 6: 74

Bernhart, In re, 417 F.2d 1395, 163 USPQ 611 (CCPA 1969) 2173.05(j)
DONNER 13: 162

Lowry, In re, 32 F.3d 1579, 32 USPQ2d 1031 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2111.05
DONNER 6: 282, 283, 345-48, 687, 695, 696, 698-700, 708, 771
HARMON 2: 15, 61; 4: 205

3684 Ex Parte Zellner et al 10750695 - (D) SMEGAL 103 AT&T Legal Department - CC NGUYEN, NGA B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Di Serio 10180878 - (D) TARTAL 103 HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI PC OMGBA, ESSAMA

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

renishaw, lister

custom search

REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Chen et al 11355335 - (D) EVANS 103 Florek & Endres PLLC CHANNAVAJJALA, LAKSHMI SARADA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Self et al 11713440 - (D) HANLON 103 KEAN MILLER LLP MERKLING, MATTHEW J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Makela 10820442 - (D) JENKS 102 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP TANK, ANDREW L

2171 Ex Parte Connally et al 11740792 - (D) ADAMS 103 Holland & Hart, LLP SALOMON, PHENUEL S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Hunter et al 11361115 - (D) LORIN 103 WOODCOCK WASHBURN LLP RAMAN, USHA

2492 Ex Parte Micali 10103541 - (D) WHITE 102/103 Muirhead and Saturnelli, LLC PAN, PEILIANG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2655 Ex Parte Hesdahl 10510782 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 Phillips Electronics North America Corporation PAUL, DISLER

2692 Ex Parte Cho et al 11475926 - (D) KRIVAK 103 MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP LEE, GENE W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Lautenschlager 11699193 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/Masco Corporation DO, ROWLAND

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Nitta 11708977 - (D) BAHR 103 HEISLER & ASSOCIATES FRANCIS, FAYE

3767 Ex Parte Jones et al 11724578 - (D) GRIMES 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(a)/112(b) Bard Biopsy Systems C. R. Bard, Inc. SCHMIDT, EMILY LOUISE

3763 Ex Parte Burnett et al 11552090 - (D) GRIMES 103 SHAY GLENN LLP LEE, WENG WAH

3769 Ex Parte Causey, III et al 11684985 - (D) SCHEINER 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. JIAN, SHIRLEY XUEYING

3772 Ex Parte Mueller et al 11556684 - (D) COCKS 103 MUELLER SPORTS MEDICINE, INC. NELSON, KERI JESSICA

“Where there are several common meanings for a claim term, the patent disclosure serves to point away from the improper meanings and toward the proper meanings.” Renishaw PLC v. Marposs Societa’ per Azioni, 158 F.3d 1243, 1250 (Fed Cir. 1998).

Renishaw PLC v. Marposs Societa’ per Azioni, 158 F.3d 1243, 48 USPQ2d 1117 (Fed. Cir. 1998) 804
DONNER 1: 316; 2: 371, 372, 387, 388; 9: 454; 10: 80, 81, 96, 108
HARMON 6: 89, 138, 146

3783 Ex Parte Stewart et al 11445949 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 STEVEN L. SCHMID COLEMAN, KEITH A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Malnou et al 10332814 - (D) ADAMS 103 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON MERCIER, MELISSA S

1627 Ex Parte Student et al 11554660 - (D) FREDMAN 103/obviousness-type double patenting obviousness-type double patenting MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. c/o McDonald Hopkins LLC SOROUSH, LAYLA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Error 11701289 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 103 Adobe Systems, Inc. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP KEATON, SHERROD L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Wasilewski et al 11385184 - (D) NEW 103 103 MERCHANT & GOULD SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA, A CISCO COMPANY TILAHUN, ALAZAR

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte DeMattei et al 12097942 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 VIKSNINS HARRIS & PADYS PLLP THOMAS, TIMOTHY P

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Fukuoka et al 10237089 - (D) TIMM 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP WALKER, KEITH D

1765 Ex Parte GRÖPPEL 12511389 - (D) McKELVEY 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON SELLERS, ROBERT E

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Read et al 11611822 - (D) FREDMAN 103 De Klerk & Lundmark ROSWELL, MICHAEL

2156 Ex Parte Belyavsky 11075142 - (D) ZECHER 103 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC ROSTAMI, MOHAMMAD S

2166 Ex Parte Gibbs 10987769 - (D) PARVIS 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP / GOOGLE CHEEMA, AZAM M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2673 Ex Parte BENEDETTI et al 11457042 - (D) JENKS 103 IBM AUS IPLAW (GLF) c/o Garg Law Firm, PLLC LETT, THOMAS J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3676 Ex Parte Rytlewski et al 11638668 - (D) FITZPATRICK 102/103 SCHLUMBERGER ROSHARON CAMPUS HARCOURT, BRAD

3693 Ex Parte Baron 12196005 - (D) LORIN 103 DENTONS US LLP MERCHANT, SHAHID R

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Walker 10981365 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 WOODCOCK WASHBURN LLP YU, JUSTINE ROMANG

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex parte Freedom Scientific Inc., Patent Owner and Appellant 90011981 7,929,013 11/379,327 GREENHUT 103 Gray Robinson ATTN: STEFAN V. STEIN/ IP DEPT. Third Party Requester: Vista IP Law Group LLP HEYMAN, JOHN S original DURNFORD GESZVAIN, DILLON

In order to qualify as a printed publication within the meaning of § 102, a reference must have been sufficiently accessible to the public interested in the art. Because there are many ways in which a reference may be disseminated to the interested public, ‘public accessibility’ has been called the touchstone in determining whether a reference constitutes a ‘printed publication’ . . . . A reference is considered publicly accessible if it was disseminated or otherwise made available to the extent that persons interested and ordinarily skilled in the subject matter or art exercising reasonable diligence, can locate it. 

In re Lister, 583 F. 3d 1307, 1311 (Fed. Cir. 2009)(citations and internal quotations omitted).
HARMON 3: 157a, 164

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 NOVOZYMES A/S, AND NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS (formerly Danisco A/S), GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL WISCONSIN, INC., DANISCO US INC., AND DANISCO USA INC., Defendants-Appellees. 2012-1433 7,713,723 12/645,116 SCHALL Dissenting RADER 112(1) Fenwick & West Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP PROUTY, REBECCA E