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Friday, August 30, 2013

crish, spada, best

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Toland 10932481 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY LANKFORD JR, LEON B

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Paillard et al 12424225 - (D) NAGUMO 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC GIONTA FITZSIMMON, ALLISON

See, e.g., In re Crish, 393 F.3d 1253, 1259 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (“[W]hen the prior art evidence reasonably allows the PTO to conclude that a claimed feature is present in the prior art, the evidence ‘compels such a conclusion if the applicant produces no evidence or argument to rebut it.’” (quoting In re Spada, 911 F.2d 705, 708 n.3 (Fed. Cir. 1990)) and In re Best, 562 F.2d 1252, 1255, 195 USPQ 430, 433 (CCPA 1977) (“Where . . . the claimed and prior art products are identical or substantially identical, or are produced by identical or substantially identical processes, the PTO can require an applicant to prove that the prior art products do not necessarily or inherently possess the characteristics of his claimed product.”)

Crish, In re, 393 F.3d 1253, 73 USPQ2d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.032112
DONNER 7: 825-36

Spada, In re, 911 F.2d 705, 15 USPQ2d 1655 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2112.01
DONNER 7: 157, 169, 743, 758, 841; 8: 157, 645, 646, 703
HARMON 3: 7, 19, 20, 71, 97; 4: 367, 383

Best, In re, 562 F.2d 1252, 195 USPQ 430 (CCPA 1977) 21122112.012112.022114
DONNER 8: 634, 635

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Park et al 11700403 - (D) DIXON 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. LIAO, HSINCHUN

2694 Ex Parte Rekieta et al 11647968 - (D) BENOIT 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED STEINBERG, JEFFREY S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Hemmi et al 12132210 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 OSHA LIANG L.L.P. FIGUEROA, FELIX O

2837 Ex Parte Shimizu et al 12032128 - (D) BEST 103 BURR & BROWN ROSENAU, DEREK JOHN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Charters et al 11169084 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP SWARTZ, STEPHEN S

3635 Ex Parte Lyness 12130042 - (D) HILL 102/103 GE ENERGY GENERAL ELECTRIC C/O ERNEST G. CUSICK ADAMOS, THEODORE V

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Altmann et al 11114680 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON SANTOS RODRIGUEZ, JOSEPH M

3742 Ex Parte Quiles et al 10483793 - (D) BUNTING 112(1)/103 DUGAN & DUGAN, PC JENNISON, BRIAN W

3744 Ex Parte Brahmbhatt 11277996 - (D) MORRISON 103 American Air Liquide, Inc. ABDUR RAHIM, AZIM

3744 Ex Parte Zhou et al 11649388 - (D) RICE 103 Trane William O'Driscoll COX, ALEXIS K
REVERSED 3744 Ex Parte McKendry 11724815 - (D) McCARTHY 103 R. MICHAEL WEST DUKE, EMMANUEL E

3752 Ex Parte Hornby 11802209 - (D) REIMERS 103 Manelli Selter PLLC REIS, RYAN ALEXANDER

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte ESBECK et al 11969835 - (D) PRAISS 102 102/103 SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP EDWARDS, LAURA ESTELLE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11655566 - (D) PRATS 102/103 112(1) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HOPE, DARRIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Carlson et al 10406664 - (D) THOMAS 101/102 112(1) SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS LIPMAN, JACOB

2453 Ex Parte Hamalainen et al 11368395 - (D) SHIANG 102/103 101 Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C. NAJEE-ULLAH, TARIQ S

2491 Ex Parte Gilfix et al 11553287 - (D) POTHIER 103 103 IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. COLLINS, JOSHUA L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Kyle et al 11668044 - (D) FISHMAN 102/103 103 35 CFR 41.50(b) 103 SMITH IP SERVICES, P.C. TSVEY, GENNADIY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Gross 10770804 - (D) LORIN 112(1)/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 PATENTBEST OSMAN BILAL AHMED, AFAF

3625 Ex Parte Peyrelevade et al 10024355 - (D) PETRAVICK 103 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP ZURITA, JAMES H

3645 Ex Parte OCONNER 11481360 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 102/103 Wolff & Samson PC HELLNER, MARK

3672 Ex Parte Smith 11999773 - (D) WEATHERLY 112(2)/103 103 Wisner & Associates FIORELLO,BENJAMIN F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Kashihara 12392156 - (D) BROWN 102/103 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC MUROMOTO JR,ROBERT H

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Holah et al 11879592 - (D) SCHEINER 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP PAK, JOHN D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Johansen 11747497 - (D) COLAIANNI dissenting NAGUMO 103 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. ZHU, WEIPING

1747 Ex Parte McCormack et al 10576659 - (D) KRATZ 112(1)/112(2) 112(1)/112(2)/103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. FELTON, MICHAEL J

1777 Ex Parte Deorkar et al 11813434 - (D) PAK 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP ZALASKY, KATHERINE M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Daniels et al 11186361 - (D) THOMAS 101/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP ZHANG, SHIRLEY X

2442 Ex Parte Xue et al 10666888 - (D) DIXON 112(1) 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP BLAIR, DOUGLAS B

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Sylvain 10784743 - (D) CLEMENTS 102/103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. KIM, WESLEY LEO

2646 Ex Parte Kim et al 11503710 - (D) DIXON 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. MATHARU, MANPREET S

2673 Ex Parte Nagarajan et al 11467584 - (D) MILLS 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP ZIMMERMAN, MARK K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Oezkan et al 12276680 - (D) WEATHERLY 103 HESPOS & PORCO LLP PEDDER, DENNIS H

3623 Ex Parte Boss et al 11170441 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC DICKERSON, TIPHANY B

3682 Ex Parte Wiseman et al 10742791 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(1) 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. BOVEJA, NAMRATA

3693 Ex Parte Mills 10463994 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LEMIEUX, JESSICA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Heinrich 11146194 - (D) OSINSKI 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP PAGE, EVAN RANDALL

3718 Ex Parte Naicker et al 11253089 - (D) CAPP 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP ROWLAND, STEVE

3744 Ex Parte Beggs 11360783 - (D) CAPP 102 112(2)/102 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. ABDURRAHIM, AZIM

3754 Ex Parte Burkes 11040512 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KELLY, P.A. HOOK, JAMES F

3781 Ex Parte Ontjes et al 12757643 - (D) BROWN 103 Hovey Williams LLP EDWARDS,BRETT J

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Smith 10701146 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(1)/103 Sue Z. Shaper COLLINS, TIMOTHY D

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Zerbe et al 11647033 - (D) SNEDDEN BUTZEL LONG KASSA, TIGABU

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

DENIED
1308 Ex parte Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Patent Owner and Appellant 90010759 5645651 ROBERTSON obviousness-type double patenting BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: HUSCH BLACKWELL SANDERS, LLP JOHNSON, JERRY D original YEE, DEBORAH

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2603 2785 2663 2664 2664 2663 2665 2616 CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ALBERTA TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTER, (doing business as TR Labs) AND TR TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Defendants-Appellees. 2012-1687 4,956,835 07/255,748 5,850,505 08/551,709 6,377,543 08/954,247 6,404,734 09/167,409 6,421,349 08/893,491 6,654,379 09/414,474 6,914,880 09/314,518 7,260,059 10/187,314 O’MALLEY motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP; Stadheim & Grear Ltd. original NIXON PEABODY, LLP; Lambert Intellectual Property Law; FLYNN THIEL BOUTEL & TANIS P C CHIN, WELLINGTON; LE, DIEU MINH T; HYUN, SOON D; PHAM, BRENDA H; NGUYEN, STEVEN H D; GEORGE, KEITH M; TRAN, THIEN D; TRAN, PHUC H

DISMISSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2629 AEVOE CORP., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. AE TECH CO., LTD., S&F CORPORATION (doing business as SF Planet Company and SF Planet Corporation), AND GREATSHIELD, INC., Defendants-Appellants. 2012-1422 8,044,942 13/160,404 O’MALLEY jurisdiction over contempt order Winston & Strawn LLP; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC LIANG, REGINA

Thursday, August 29, 2013

typhoon touch

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Miyamoto et al 11720390 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. FRANKLIN, JODI COHEN

1782 Ex Parte Sager et al 10698988 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 JDI PATENT PATTERSON, MARC A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Lou et al 11833773 - (D) ZECHER 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 MARTINE PENILLA GROUP, LLP AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Rofougaran 11536351 - (D) DIXON 112(1)/102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. SHAHEED, KHALID W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte DiMaggio 11384554 - (D) GREENHUT 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP BUTLER, MICHAEL E

3671 Ex Parte Woodruff 11402583 - (D) POWELL 103 Casimir Jones, S.C. MAYO-PINNOCK, TARA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Albrecht et al 11470717 - (D) McCARTHY 102 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) JENNISON,BRIAN W

Conversely, a prior art structure does not satisfy a functional limitation in an apparatus claim unless the structure is shown, under the applicable burdens of proof and production, to be capable of performing the recited function. This is true even if the structure might have been modified (e.g., programmed) to perform the recited function. Typhoon Touch Tech., Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380-81 (Fed. Cir. 2011).
HARMON 5: 18, 19; 6: 12; MV6: 253, 283

3742 Ex Parte Konig et al 11665435 - (D) ABRAMS 102/103 KF ROSS PC JENNISON, BRIAN W
REVERSED 1779 Ex Parte Bene et al 12780301 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 101 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC BASS, DIRK R

3773 Ex Parte Stoltze et al 11541792 - (D) GREEN 102 Hoffmann & Baron LLP EREZO, DARWIN P

3782 Ex Parte Gold et al 11090808 - (D) McCARTHY 103 REILLY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM VANTERPOOL, LESTERL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1766 Ex Parte Scherer et al 11793481 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 102 KENYON & KENYON LLP DOLLINGER, MICHAEL M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2681 Ex Parte Bakarania et al 11423093 - (D) HOFF 103 103 Larson & Anderson, LLC WU, DANIEL J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2893 Ex Parte Cho et al 10898204 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 103 LOWE HAUPTMAN & HAM, LLP SEFER, AHMED N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Rawson 11982049 - (D) ASTORINO 112(2)/103 112(2) Patrick J. Walsh, Esq. VENNE, DANIEL V

3632 Ex Parte Pollard 12002408 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 103 J. BENNETT MULLINAX, LLC GARFT, CHRISTOPHER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3782 Ex Parte Owen et al 11054032 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102/103 102/103 ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. McCarter & English LLP HELVEY, PETER N.

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Berner et al 11322448 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP KLINKEL, KORTNEY L

1618 Ex Parte Larsen et al 10421244 - (D) GREEN 103/obviousness-type double patenting CLARK & ELBING LLP PERREIRA, MELISSA JEAN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Ernst et al 11215651 - (D) OBERMANN 103 BEEM PATENT LAW FIRM ROGERS, MARTIN K

1755 Ex Parte Rearick et al 10454714 - (D) KIMLIN 103 PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. AYAD, TAMIR

1756 Ex Parte Krempel-Hesse 11904299 - (D) KIMLIN 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP BRAYTON, JOHN JOSEPH

1787 Ex Parte Wendt 12194814 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(2) 103 Florek & Endres PLLC ROBINSON, ELIZABETH A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Lee et al 10843766 - (D) KOHUT 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. TRAN, HAI V
AFFIRMED 2646 Ex Parte Sollenberger et al 11353369 - (D) BOUCHER 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C AFSHAR, KAMRAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Wilber et al 11845002 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 AlbertDhand LLP PATEL, HARSHAD C

2858 Ex Parte Yee et al 11932501 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 Avago Technologies Limited SHRIVASTAV, BRIJ B

2879 Ex Parte Zhu et al 10583236 - (D) HOUSEL 103 McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP HINES, ANNE M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3658 Ex Parte Bai et al 10752183 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of:CPA Global BOES, TERENCE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Leong-Fern et al 11479543 - (D) OSINSKI 101/103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE UTAMA,ROBERT J

3717 Ex Parte Levitan et al 10809329 - (D) PLENZLER 103 DENNISON ASSOCIATES SHAH, MILAP

3748 Ex Parte Pulch et al 11498442 - (D) GROSSMAN 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY BOMBERG, KENNETH

3773 Ex Parte Stoltze et al 10020592 - (D) GREEN 102 HOFFMANN & BARON, LLP EREZO, DARWIN P

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Huang et al 10910867 - (D) DESHPANDE Siemens Corporation BIBBEE, JARED M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Shotwell 11564262 - (D) ASTORINO 103 LOWE HAUPTMAN & HAM, LLP STASHICK, ANTHONY D

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP. Requester Appelant and Cross-Respondent v. ILLUMINA INC. Patent Owner Respondent and Cross-Appellent 95000527 7598035 10/962,337 LEBOVITZ 102/103 102/103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN S.C. Third Party Requester: Life Technologies Corporation TURNER, SHARON L original LU, FRANK WEI MIN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1753 SWITECH MEDICAL AG Requester and Respondent v. SANUWAVE, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001321 6,972,116 10/099,876 GUEST 112(1)/103 112(2) HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ADAMS AND REESE LLP JASTRZAB, KRISANNE MARIE original VERSTEEG, STEVEN H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 SPACECO BUSINESS SOLUCTIONS, INC. Requester, Respondent v. INNOVATIVE OFFICE PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant 95001869 7017874 10/305,565 MARTIN 103 DESIGN IP, P.C. Third Party Requester: SpaceCo Business Solutions, Inc. GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original BAXTER, GWENDOLYN WRENN

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (doing business as Covidien), Defendant-Appellee. 2012-1412 RE 42,379 11/132,741 PER CURIAM no literal infringement, no infringement under doctrine of equivalents Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP WITCZAK, CATHERINE

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

gillis

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Marti et al 11831244 - (D) ZECHER 102 TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP HOLLAND, SHERYL L

2167 Ex Parte Skow 10627492 - (D) CLEMENTS 103 HONEYWELL/IFL WILSON, KIMBERLY LOVEL

2178 Ex Parte Hefetz et al 10628959 - (D) FRANKLIN 102 SAP Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. PATEL, MANGLESH M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Appelman et al 11015476 - (D) DROESCH 103 BOOKOFF McAndrews, PLLC PAPPAS, PETER

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2672 Ex Parte Woods et al 11200798 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. MCCOMMAS, BRENDAN N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Escamilla et al 12024214 - (D) TIMM 103 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP EDWARDS, ANTHONY Q

2884 Ex Parte Scherer et al 11836483 - (D) NAGUMO 103 Houston & Associates LLP LEE, SHUN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Skarman 12003307 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 VENABLE LLP KHATIB, RAMI

3689 Ex Parte Gross 10770742 - (D) LORIN 103 PATENTBEST RUHL, DENNIS WILLIAM

3695 Ex Parte Allen et al 09929886 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/103 MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY CHENCINSKI, SIEGFRIED E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Ihle et al 11918458 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION ROGERS, LAKIYA G

3777 Ex Parte Lloyd 11599958 - (D) GREEN 103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD REARDON, ROCHELLE D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1773 Ex Parte Eisenhardt et al 12638347 - (D) GARRIS 112(2)/103 103 KRIEG DEVAULT/ROCHE ALEXANDER, LYLE

It appears that Appellants consider claim 18 to be a dependent claim which depends from claim 1 (id.). This is not correct.

Claim 18 is directed to "[a] data storage unit for a system according to claim 1" wherein the recitation "for a system according to claim 1" merely describes the intended use of the claimed data storage unit. This intended use recitation does not cause claim 18 to be a dependent claim which includes all the claim 1 limitations and further limits claim 1 in accordance with 37 C.F.R. § 1.75(c). See also Ex parte Gillis, No. 2011-007483, 2013 WL 860588 at *2-*4 (PTAB March 4, 2013) ("[C]laims that refer to other claims are not necessarily dependent claims. . . . [T] the statute does not say that a dependent claim is one that contains a reference to another claim, merely that a dependent claim shall have a reference to another claim."). The only subject matter defined and required by claim 18 is the data storage unit by itself which on this record is indisputably taught by each of the applied references.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Lombardo et al 10457316 - (D) MORRISON 103 103 PRAXAIR, INC. MCDONALD, SHANTESE L

3778 Ex Parte Van Gompel et al 10095425 - (D) TARTAL 103 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte Li et al 12009212 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 LyondellBasell Industries KEYS, ROSALYND ANN

1629 Ex Parte Klose et al 11009938 - (D) GRIMES 103 Jason D. Voight HUI, SAN MING R

1638 Ex Parte Frohberg et al 10371078 - (D) NEW 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP PAGE, BRENT T

1653 Ex Parte Bott et al 11676660 - (D) FREDMAN 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP DRISCOLL, LORA E BARNHART

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex Parte Knoff et al 11506022 - (D) HOUSEL 103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY MATZEK, MATTHEW D

1793 Ex Parte Bries et al 11609727 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY MOORE, WALTER A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Stahl et al 09950863 - (D) HOFF 102/103 THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LICENSING INC. HICKS, CHARLES N

2461 Ex Parte Yoakum et al 10742196 - (D) WINSOR 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. LEVITAN, DMITRY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Ex Parte Chinthakindi et al 11624712 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 LAW OFFICE OF CHARLES W. PETERSON, JR. BURLINGTON DOAN, NGA

2833 Ex Parte Potempa et al 11558617 - (D) METZ 103 James Ray Wood FISHMAN, MARINA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3658 Ex Parte Rastegar et al 10932580 - (D) OSINSKI 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Thomas Spinelli, Esq. KRAUSE, JUSTIN MITCHELL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Garrett 11490817 - (D) HOELTER 103 KLAUS J. BACH SHEARER, DANIEL R

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

otto, young, rishoi, mcgrew

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Liang et al 11366305 - (D) McKONE 102 OKAMOTO & BENEDICTO, LLP TABOR, AMARE F

2464 Ex Parte DelRegno et al 10860609 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 VERIZON YUEN, KAN

2485 Ex Parte Scheffler 11142830 - (D) DANG 102/103 Duane Morris LLP (Entropic) LEE, Y YOUNG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2819 Ex Parte Heath 11522408 - (D) SMITH 102/103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP RICHARDSON, JANY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Simonelli et al 11806483 - (D) WOOD 102/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) CHUKWURAH, NATHANIEL C

3768 Ex Parte Henning et al 11115965 - (D) BAHR 102/103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP EVOY, NICHOLAS LANE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Bajema et al 11831082 - (D) SMITH 102/103 102/103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP CORMIER, DAVID G

Further, we note that the product washed constitutes the material on which the flume washer performs work and, thus, does not confer a patentable limitation on the claimed flume washer. See, e.g., In re Otto, 312
F.2d 937, 939-40 (CCPA 1963); In re Rishoi, 197 F.2d 342, 344-45 (CCPA 1952) (“[T]here is no patentable combination between a device and the material upon which it works.”); In re Young, 75 F.2d 996 (CCPA 1935); In re Smith, 36 F.2d 302, 303 (CCPA 1929) (“It might be argued that the invention here consists in a combination of extra length carbons with the old machine, and that such a combination is patentable. It will be borne in mind that it has been long established that a person may not patent a combination of device and material upon which the device works, nor limit other persons from the use of similar material by claiming a device patent.”).

Otto, In re, 312 F.2d 937, 136 USPQ 458 (CCPA 1963) 2111.022115
DONNER 7: 924; 8: 766

Young, In re, 75 F.2d 996, 25 USPQ 69 (CCPA 1935) 2115
DONNER 7: 924; 8: 766

rishoi DONNER 7: 924; 8: 766

1761 Ex Parte Manthiram et al 12752779 - (D) NAGUMO 35 USC 135(b)1 derivation 35 USC 135(b)1 derivation MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. CHIANG, TIMOTHY S

However, Congress has determined that

Sec. 135. Interferences
(b)
(1) A claim which is the same as, or for the same or substantially the same subject matter as, a claim of an issued patent may not be made in any application unless such a claim is made prior to one year from the date on which the patent was granted.

see In re McGrew, 120 F. 3d 1236 - Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 1997

McGrew, In re, 120 F.3d 1236, 43 USPQ2d 1632 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 715.052304.02(c)
HARMON 3: 351; 18: 108

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Kostamaa et al 11608278 - (D) THOMAS 102 102 TERADATA CORPORATION RAHMAN, SABANA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Daume 10950503 - (D) DANIELS 103 103 SHLESINGER, ARKWRIGHT & GARVEY LLP CHIN SHUE, ALVIN C

3657 Ex Parte Kumper 11363539 - (D) TARTAL 103 103 Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA NGUYEN, XUAN LAN T

3673 Ex Parte Canning 11679399 - (D) SPAHN 103 103 FAY SHARPE LLP KELLEHER, WILLIAM J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Cavalcante 11440170 - (D) SPAHN 102/103 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. ALLEN, JEFFREY R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Fang et al 12341384 - (D) PRAISS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC CATHEY JR, DAVID A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Munsell et al 11728395 - (D) FISHMAN 102/103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. FLYNN, RANDY A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Mori 11389034 - (D) HOUSEL 102 BAKER BOTTS LLP MARINI, MATTHEW G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Wilson 11214355 - (D) STAICOVICI 112(2) 112(1) BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE SAETHER, FLEMMING

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Frazer 11045866 - (D) ASTORINO 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG SCRUGGS, ROBERT J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 MODERUSTIC, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant v. AMERICAN FIREGLASS, INC., Requester and Respondent 95001724 7,976,360 11/319,957 MARTIN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 PATENT VENTURE GROUP ENGLE, PATRICIA LYNN original NGUYEN, DUNG V

Monday, August 26, 2013

psystar

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Ashmore et al 12214425 - (D) SCHEINER 103 The Dow Chemical Company ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY ANTHOPOLOS, PETER

1628 Ex Parte Savola et al 10534091 - (D) GRIMES 103 JAMES C. LYDON GEMBEH, SHIRLEY V

1629 Ex Parte Chung et al 12094878 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC CRUZ, KATHRIEN ANN

1639 Ex Parte Choo et al 11514850 - (D) SCHEINER 103/obviousness-type double patenting ALSTON & BIRD LLP WESSENDORF, TERESA D

1643 Ex Parte Antonia et al 11433079 - (D) GRIMES 103 FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI, LLP SANG, HONG

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Goossens et al 12338396 - (D) McKELVEY 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP - SABIC (LEXAN/CYCOLOY) SELLERS, ROBERT E

1767 Ex Parte Hara et al 12626739 - (D) McKELVEY 103/obviousness-type double patenting OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. BUIE-HATCHER, NICOLE M

1791 Ex Parte Fujita et al 11084937 - (D) SMITH 103 WARE, FRESSOLA, MAGUIRE & BARBER LLP BADR, HAMID R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2671 Ex Parte Schmidtler et al 10742131 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 Zilka-Kotab, PC DEMETER, HILINA K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Rice 11586367 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC PARSLEY, DAVID J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Brown et al 11971263 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-IBM YORKTOWN SMITH, JASON C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte Hoppe et al 11720812 - (D) NEW 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. PUTTLITZ, KARL J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Frost et al 11366900 - (D) METZ 103 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C.c/o CPA Global BAREFORD, KATHERINE A

1726 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11695236 - (D) NAGUMO 103 BrooksGroup WALLS, CYNTHIA KYUNG SOO

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Zuverink et al 11542266 - (D) ADAMS 103 Wolfe-SBMC DISTEFANO, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Card et al 11334445 - (D) ASTORINO 103 HINMAN, HOWARD & KATTELL, LLP NGUYEN, DONGHAI D

3734 Ex Parte Slazas et al 11662812 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON MENDOZA, MICHAEL G

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
2762 Ex parte AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P., Appellant and Patent Owner 90011367 5809492 08/769,694 MOHANTY 102/103 AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT - GB; THIRD PARTY REQUESTER:IRELL & MANELLA LLP SAADAT,CAMERON original DOWNS, ROBERT W

2785 Ex parte ORACLE AMERICA, INC. Patent Owner & Appellant 90011521 6,192,476 08/988,431 BLANKENSHIP 102/103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP Third Party Requester: KING & SPALDING BONSHOCK, DENNIS G original BADERMAN, SCOTT T

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED
APPLE INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., AND SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC, Defendants-Cross Appellants. 2012-1600, -1606, 2013-1146 PROST sealing orders Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP; The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

see also Apple Inc. v. Psystar Corp., 658 F.3d 1150, 1162 (9th Cir. 2011) (“The publication of materials that could result in infringement upon trade secrets has long been considered a factor that would overcome this strong presumption.”).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1646 SKINMEDICA, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. HISTOGEN INC., HISTOGEN AESTHETICS LLC, AND GAIL K. NAUGHTON, Defendants-Appellees. 2012-1560 6,372,494 09/313,538 7,118,746 09/979,813 PROST dissenting RADER claim construction summary judgment of non-infringement Latham & Watkins, LLP; Jones Day original STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. O HARA, EILEEN B

Friday, August 23, 2013

ferguson

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Bard 12144348 - (D) GROSSMAN 101 LEAD DAWG SPORTS, LLC ARYANPOUR, MITRA

“[A] machine is a ‘concrete thing, consisting of parts, or of certain devices and combination of devices.’ This ‘includes every mechanical device or combination of mechanical powers and devices to perform some function and produce a certain effect or result.’” In re Ferguson, 558 F.3d 1359, 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (internal citations omitted).

Ferguson,In re, 558 F.3d 1359, 90 USPQ2d 1035 (Fed. Cir. 2009) 2106
HARMON 2: 9a, 36, 64a, 71, 90d-f

3742 Ex Parte Brundage et al 11824301 - (D) ASTORINO 103 CORNING INCORPORATED VAN, QUANG T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Grossman et al 10939737 - (D) JENKS 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) MAEWALL, SNIGDHA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Ales et al 11540423 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Kasahara et al 10537376 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP ABU ALI, SHUANGYI

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2181 Ex Parte Devine 10787376 - (D) POTHIER 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP VIDWAN, JASJIT S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 Ex Parte Donnell et al 11640562 - (D) DeFRANCO 103 RATNERPRESTIA JAYNE, DARNELL M

3641 Ex Parte Marsac 10943746 - (D) ASTORINO 112(1) 103 CARSTENS & CAHOON, LLP CLEMENT, MICHELLERENEE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Stites et al 11846370 - (D) CALVE 103 Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. BLAU, STEPHEN LUTHER

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Jordan 10522721 - (D) FREDMAN obviousness-type double patenting ROBERT E. BUSHNELL & LAW FIRM HO, TAN-UYEN THI