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Monday, September 30, 2013

amgen, general electric, thorpe

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Nakamura et al 11579603 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C. DARJI, PRITESH D

1765 Ex Parte Nakamura et al 11727499 - (D) NAGUMO 103/obviousness-type double patenting SUGHRUE-265550 LISTVOYB, GREGORY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Jain et al 10752891 - (D) DIXON 103 Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C. HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

2174 Ex Parte Zaremski et al 11398057 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC PHAM, LINH K

2183 Ex Parte Colavin et al 10301372 - (D) CURCURI 103 DOCKET CLERK-STMI FENNEMA, ROBERT E

2184 Ex Parte Brownlow et al 11467839 - (D) EVANS 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, L.L.P. (IBM) NAM, HYUN

3662 Ex Parte Pravetz et al 12195108 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(2)/103 Wolfe-SBMC CHEUNG, CALVIN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte Boubez et al 09758112 - (D) CRAWFORD 102(e) IBM Raleigh S/W Group c/o Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC HAMILTON, LALITA M

3691 Ex Parte Khan et al 11295769 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. AKINTOLA, OLABODE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Butler 12416074 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC ETHERTON, BRADLEY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Connearney et al 11617558 - (D) EVANS 102 101/102 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC RAHMAN, MOHAMMAD N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Svendsen 11609945 - (D) JEFFERSON 103 103 Concert Technology Corporation BENGZON, GREG C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Malkos et al 12394152 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. GALT, CASSI J

3682 Ex Parte Cline et al 10993185 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP BROWN, ALVIN L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Spies et al 11470500 - (D) SCHEINER 112(1) FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP BELYAVSKYI, MICHAIL A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Hanson et al 12290965 - (D) KOKOSKI 103 William J. Uhl EMPIE, NATHAN H

1724 Ex Parte Gao et al 12831420 - (D) PRAISS 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC THOMAS, BRENT C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2475 Ex Parte Hegde 11584102 - (D) HOFF 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MORLAN, ROBERT M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Kurzweil 10730485 - (D) MANTIS MERCADOR 102(e)/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) GODBOLD, DOUGLAS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Holt et al 12135929 - (D) HANLON 102/103 Docket Clerk-Raytheon/MWM PAPE, ZACHARY

2882 Ex Parte Bernhardt et al 11429139 - (D) METZ 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION MIDKIFF, ANASTASIA

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1784 Ex Parte Morita et al 11976246 - (R) LORIN 102/103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC LANGMAN, JONATHAN C

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 NuVASIVE, INC. Requester and Appellant v. Patent of ZIMMER SPINE, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95000451 6,936,050 10/409,805 LEBOVITZ 103 37 CFR § 41.77(b) 103 MARTIN & FERRARO, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FISH AND RICHARDSON, P.C. CLARK, JEANNE MARIE original REIP, DAVID OWEN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 AIRBUS S.A.S. Requester and Respondent v. FIREPASS CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant 95001553 7,207,392 11/199,770 FITZPATRICK 102 102/103 ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE, LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original GANEY, STEVEN J

See Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffman-LA Roche Ltd., 580 F.3d 1340, 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2009) ("It has long been the case that an old product is not patentable even if it is made by a new process.") (citing General Elec. Co. v. Wabash Appliance Corp., 304 U.S. 364, 373 (1938)); see also In re Thorpe, 777 F.2d 695, 697 (Fed. Cir. 1985) ("If the product in a product-by-process claim is the same as or obvious from a product of the prior art, the claim is unpatentable even though the prior product was made by a different process.").

Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., 580 F.3d 1340, 92 USPQ2d 1289 (Fed. Cir. 2009) 2113
HARMON 5: 243, 259a; 8: 13, 18a; 18: 412c-d, 436; 19: 416; 20: 346
general electric HARMON 3: 20

Thorpe, In re, 777 F.2d 695, 227 USPQ 964 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 706.02(m), 2113
HARMON 3: 332; 4: 378; 5: 267; 20: 300; 21: 358
DONNER 7: 740; 8: 1473, 1478, 1503, 1554

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 Ex parte TARGET TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, LTD. Patent Owner and Appellant 90011434 7,249,372 09/760,145 BLANKENSHIP 102(e) MCKEE, VOORHEES & SEASE, P.L.C. CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original MOORTHY, ARAVIND K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES WIRELESS IP (SINGAPORE), PTE., LTD, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant v. TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR, INC., Third-Party Requester 95001595 6909340 10/446,984 MARTIN 112(1)/103 305/103 Avago Technologies Limited For Third Party Requester: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP DEB, ANJAN K original SUMMONS, BARBARA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 CRANE CO. Respondent, Requestor v. AUTOMATED MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner 95000606 7343220 11/639,231 McCARTHY 103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP Third Party Requester: Munck, Carter, LLP FETSUGA, ROBERT M original WAGGONER, TIMOTHY R

3653 CRANE CO. Respondent, Requestor v. AUTOMATED MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner 95000607 7191915 10/838,222 McCARTHY 103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP FETSUGA, ROBERT M original BOLLINGER, DAVID H

3673 Ex Parte RAWLS-MEEHAN et al 90011777 7,805,785 11/875,851 MARTIN 103 GTC Law Group LLP & Affiliates c/o CPA Global STORMER, RUSSELL D original TRETTEL, MICHAEL

Thursday, September 26, 2013

vaidyanathan

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Bartlett et al 11514447 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 JONES DAY WEBB, WALTER E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte VON KOSSAK-GLOWCZEWSKI et al 12014655 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 Shell Oil Company AKRAM, IMRAN

1765 Ex Parte Massa et al 11870651 - (D) KIMLIN 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY SEIDLECK, JAMES J

1767 Ex Parte Avakian 11722371 - (D) OWENS 103 POLYONE CORPORATION STANLEY, JANE L

1771 Ex Parte Bhan et al 11013632 - (D) SCHAFER 102/103 SHELL OIL COMPANY SINGH, PREM C

1787 Ex Parte SMITH et al 13349900 - (D) HANLON 112(1)/102(e) SIEMENS CORPORATION HUANG, CHENG YUAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Grunwald et al 11034150 - (D) HOFF 102(e)/103 Fahmi, Sellers, Embert & Davitz RICHARDSON, THOMAS W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Benayon et al 11201611 - (D) COURTENAY 101/102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP WANG, JIN CHENG

2695 Ex Parte Motonishi 11388619 - (D) BENOIT 103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE WATKO, JULIE ANNE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Farrar 10854552 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102/103 Wells St. John P.S. JACKSON JR, JEROME

2818 Ex Parte Kuo et al 12169142 - (D) KOKOSKI 102(e)/102(b) J C PATENTS NGUYEN, DAO H

2872 Ex Parte Horvath et al 11770277 - (D) PRAISS 103 ALCON CHWASZ, JADE R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Purcell 10364979 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. CASLER, TRACI

3636 Ex Parte Brunner et al 12054604 - (D) POWELL 102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. / LEAR CORPORATION BARFIELD, ANTHONY DERRELL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Ternes et al 11610234 - (D) TARTAL 103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. BERTRAM, ERIC D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte McLeod et al 11956806 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC PATEL, RONAK C

See also, In re Vaidyanathan, 381 Fed. Appx. 985, 994 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (non-precedential) (“KSR did not free the PTO's examination process from explaining its reasoning. In making an obviousness
rejection, the examiner should not rely on conclusory statements that a particular feature of the invention would have been obvious or was well known. Instead, the examiner should elaborate, discussing the evidence or reasoning that leads the examiner to such a conclusion.”)

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Ahn 11856535 - (D) KRIVAK 102(e) 102(e) THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. TILAHUN, ALAZAR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2832 Ex Parte Bowen 12313770 - (D) HANLON 103 103 Southeast IP Group, LLC LOCKETT, KIMBERLY R

2892 Ex Parte Herman et al 11888072 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY JONES, ERIC W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Honeck et al 11764886 - (D) SCHEINER 112(2)/103 102 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) LEE, ERICA SHENGKAI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Craven et al 10413691 - (D) WARREN obviousness-type double patenting GATES & COOPER LLP SONG, MATTHEW J

1741 Ex Parte Barish et al 12148891 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Law Office of Peter V.D. Wilde DEHGHAN, QUEENIE S

1745 Ex Parte Schulte 11988633 - (D) SMITH 103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. BELL, WILLIAM P

1755 Ex Parte Varghese et al 11860142 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Emcore Corporation CHERN, CHRISTINA

1765 Ex Parte Weber et al 11917552 - (D) NAGUMO 102 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP VALDEZ, DEVE E

1765 Ex Parte CHOU et al 12484915 - (D) McKELVEY 112(2) E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY WOODWARD, ANA LUCRECIA

1771 Ex Parte Spicer et al 12136502 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY BOYER, RANDY

1775 Ex Parte Langford 12247830 - (D) SMITH 103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP YOO, REGINA M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Samari et al 11677463 - (D) JEFFERSON 101/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. TILAHUN, ALAZAR

2427 Ex Parte Feder et al 11649427 - (D) DILLON 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG LLP ALATA, YASSIN

2453 Ex Parte Gerdes et al 11573705 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 ERICSSON INC. BENOIT, ESTHER
AFFIRMED 2477 Ex Parte Konda 11421630 - (D) EVANS 102/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. ZHOU, YONG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Dove 10877785 - (D) COURTENAY 103 GARLICK & MARKISON MANOHARAN, MUTHUSWAMY GANAPATHY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2821 Ex Parte Preble 11180337 - (D) SCHAFER 102/103 GIPPLE & HALE DUONG, DIEU HIEN

2833 Ex Parte Edge 12283580 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 Richard L. Miller NGUYEN, PHUONGCHI T

2852 Ex Parte Regev et al 11454684 - (D) BEST 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EVANS, GEOFFREY T

2857 Ex Parte Ochs 12605739 - (D) BUI 103 Covidien LP DALBO, MICHAEL J

2894 Ex Parte Datta et al 11321128 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 112(1)/103 Mission/BSTZ BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN SMITH, BRADLEY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Butters 12125125 - (D) HILL 103 VAN OPHEM & VANOPHEM, PC OLSON, LARS A

3632 Ex Parte Bigelow 10904729 - (D) SPAHN 112(1)/103 MENDELSOHN, DRUCKER, & DUNLEAVY, P.C. BAXTER, GWENDOLYN WRENN

3657 Ex Parte Haenbeukers et al 11726792 - (D) PLENZLER 102 THE GATES CORPORATION AUNG, SAN M

3673 Ex Parte Kasbohm 11906599 - (D) JUNG 102(e)/103 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. POLITO, NICHOLAS F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte LAU 11938255 - (D) CALVE 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) SPECIALIFE INDUSTRIES LIMITED NGUYEN, PHONG H

3743 Ex Parte Smyrniotis et al 11427894 - (D) Konda 103 Law Offices of Thaddius Carvis LAUX, DAVID J

3744 Ex Parte REIMERS 11970185 - (D) SCANLON 102 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC LEO, LEONARD R

3788 Ex Parte Hyp et al 11505503 - (D) BAHR 112(2) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC PERREAULT, ANDREW D

REHEARING

GRANTED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Racz 12139233 - (D) GREEN 103 103 Ramey & Browning, PLLC THOMAS, JR, BRADLEY G

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Lemmens et al 10678082 - (D) GREEN 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP SIMMONS, CHRIS E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Cosmescu 11164712 - (D) PRATS 102 Zeman-Mullen & Ford, LLP GRAY, PHILLIP A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 INTUIT INC. Requester v. NOAH SYSTEMS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001580 7822657 09/975,458 McKeown 102 PIETRAGALLO, BOSICK & GORDON THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FENWICK & WEST LLP RIMELL, SAMUEL G original SHRESTHA, BIJENDRA K

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

amgen2

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REVERSED
2163 Ex Parte Adema et al 10609981 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 STREETS & STEELE - IBM CORPORATION PHAN, TUANKHANH D

2177 Ex Parte Hopkins 10287177 - (D) DILLON 103 37 CFR 40.51(b) 103 SALESFORCE.COM, INC. TRAN, QUOC A

2447 Ex Parte Parry 10144922 - (D) DILLON 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TANG, KAREN C

2678 Ex Parte Imamura 11592248 - (D) ANDERSON 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. BRIER, JEFFERY A

2895 Ex Parte Doris et al 10710272 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC TSAI, H JEY

3628 Ex Parte Sharp 10292686 - (D) CRAWFORD 102(e) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP CAMPBELL, SHANNON S

3628 Ex Parte Milanes Garcia-Moreno 10472221 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. BORISSOV, IGOR N

3651 Ex Parte Christie 11745262 - (D) SAINDON 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY BURGESS, RAMYA PRAKASAM

3695 Ex Parte Kim et al 09837291 - (D) CRAWFORD 102(e)/103 LOWE HAUPTMAN & HAM, LLP OYEBISI, OJO O

3768 Ex Parte Poland 11911121 - (D) SCHEINER 102 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS EVOY, NICHOLAS LANE

3773 Ex Parte Schmieding et al 11155742 - (D) FREDMAN 103 DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP MASHACK, MARK F

3726 Ex Parte Naumann 11522104 - (D) HILL 102 PROSKAUER ROSE LLP CIGNA, JACOB JAMES 

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
3774 Ex Parte Meyer et al 11873058 - (D) SPAHN 102(e) 102(e) VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. STEWART, ALVIN J

AFFIRMED
1637 Ex Parte Nurmi et al 10579137 - (D) JENKS 102(e) JAMES C. LYDON MUMMERT, STEPHANIE KANE

1658 Ex Parte Tovi et al 11416856 - (D) JENKS 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP NIEBAUER, RONALD T

1734 Ex Parte Wolf et al 11752403 - (D) PAK 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1761 Ex Parte Nappa et al 12517577 - (D) KRATZ 103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY HARDEE, JOHN R

1763 Ex Parte Kish et al 11343099 - (D) DELMENDO 112(2)/103 102(b)/102(e)/103 CHRISTOPHER JOHN RUDY AHVAZI, BIJAN

The mere fact that the term “about” permits some tolerance does not, in and of itself, support a rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2. In this case, the Examiner failed to explain why one skilled in the relevant art would not have been able to ascertain the scope of the claim in view of the recited term “about.” Amgen, Inc. v. Chugai Pharm. Co., Ltd, 927 F.2d 1200, 1218 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (holding that a specific activity of “at least about 160,000” was indefinite where the scope of the limitation was in doubt, “especially when . . . there is close prior art,” but cautioning that the holding “should not be understood as ruling out any and all uses of this term in patent claims”).

Amgen, Inc. v. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., 927 F.2d 1200, 18 USPQ2d 1016 Fed. Cir. 1991) 2138, 2138.04, 2143.02, 2163, 2163.02, 2164.08, 2165.04, 2173.05(b), 2411.01
HARMON 4: 98; 5: 9, 28, 37, 59, 81, 91, 97, 116, 269, 280; 12: 277; 18: 152; 19: 476; 20: 176, 241
DONNER 4: 30, 44, 59, 64, 65, 69; 5: 129, 140, 142; 7: 338; 8: 647; 9: 156, 507, 718, 719, 723, 881, 884-86; 10: 127, 541

1776 Ex Parte Beall et al 11895312 - (D) KIMLIN 103 CORNING INCORPORATED ORLANDO, AMBER ROSE

2159 Ex Parte Lewis et al 10907483 - (D) SAADAT 102(e)/103 Fogg & Powers LLC BLACK, LINH

2166 Ex Parte Chatterjee et al 10600390 - (D) BRANCH 103 IBM CORPORATION HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

2168 Ex Parte Wang et al 11540038 - (D) DANG 102 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE KIM, CHONG R

2171 Ex Parte Malone et al 11741511 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SALOMON, PHENUEL S

2194 Ex Parte Lucas 11260794 - (D) DANG 102/103 RSW IPLAW/SEB IBM CORPORATION DAO, TUAN C.

2427 Ex Parte Sandoval 11257098 - (D) DILLON 102(e)/103 Great Lakes Intellectual Property, PLLC /CableLabs ALATA, YASSIN

2438 Ex Parte Thomson 11342774 - (D) BENOIT 102/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP CHANG, KENNETH W

2438 Ex Parte Jung et al 11526213 - (D) DANG 101/112(2)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC HERZOG, MADHURI R

2644 Ex Parte Buddhikot et al 11017997 - (D) McKONE 103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. CAI, WAYNE HUU

2646 Ex Parte Chang et al 11565438 - (D) DANG 112(1)/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. GU, YU

2695 Ex Parte Altas et al 11731975 - (D) McKONE 112(1)/112(2) 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LAM, VINH TANG

2696 Ex Parte Kim et al 11588221 - (D) THOMAS 103 LOWE HAUPTMAN & HAM, LLP CRAWLEY, KEITH L

3637 Ex Parte Oberhaus et al 11325971 - (D) BUNTING 103 Paul M. Denk CHEN, JOSE V

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
3625 SAP AMERICA, INC. Requestor, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. ELCOMMERCE.COM, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant, Respondent 95000557 6947903 09/546,347 SAINDON 103 DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES Third Party Requester:FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LL DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original SMITH, JEFFREY A

Monday, September 23, 2013

yeoman

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1736 Ex Parte NOJIMA et al 12117267 - (D) KIMLIN 102 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC NGUYEN, CAM N

1746 Ex Parte Jones 12188553 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION MCNALLY, DANIEL

1773 Ex Parte Gueller et al 10344839 - (D) HANLON 103 Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz HAMMOND, CHARLES

1789 Ex Parte Coupe et al 11993647 - (D) OWENS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. JOHNSON, JENNA LEIGH

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Buckley 11281519 - (D) EVANS 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC MCDOWELL, JR, MAURICE L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Kornilovich et al 11046321 - (D) SMITH 102/obviousness-type double patenting HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ZIMMERMAN, JOSHUA D

2873 Ex Parte Jacobs 11966314 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED STULTZ, JESSICA T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Davis et al 10763074 - (D) STAICOVICI 251 HONEYWELL/IFL SWIATEK, ROBERT P

The Examiner's line of reasoning is inappropriate because it fails to "distinguish between instances where an added limitation has been modified versus instances where an added limitation is eliminated in its entirety."  In re Yeoman, 679 F.3d 1335, 1345 (Federal Circuit 2012)

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Koo et al 11530419 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 JOSEPH SWAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION MOHANDESI, JILA M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Decroupet et al 10517868 - (D) OWENS 103 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Nappa et al 12517577 - (D) KRATZ 112(4)/103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY HARDEE, JOHN R

1771 Ex Parte Mesters 11399162 - (D) SCHAFER 112(2)/103 SHELL OIL COMPANY SINGH, PREM C

1782 Ex Parte McLeod et al 11941295 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1)/102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC RAUDENBUSH, ELLEN SUZANNE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Dresti et al 11340399 - (D) PRATS 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP (CHI) STITT, ERIK V

2169 Ex Parte Walter et al 11648343 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN SAP/BSTZ ZHAO, YU

2196 Ex Parte Davis 11287819 - (D) EVANS 103 Holland & Hart, LLP SWIFT, CHARLES M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Munsell et al 11728501 - (D) FISHMAN 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. ALCON, FERNANDO

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Skinner 11252416 - (D) SMITH 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY WRIGHT, INGRID D

2857 Ex Parte BEHM et al 13457885 - (D) BUI 101 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C PARK, HYUN D

2871 Ex Parte Liao et al 11853911 - (D) TORCZON 102 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP LEE, PAUL CHANG

2878 Ex Parte TAY 13011864 - (D) BUI 102 Hiok Nam Tay WYATT, KEVIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Gernstein 12152048 - (D) HOELTER 103 THOMTE LAW OFFICE, L.L.C. MAESTRI, PATRICK J

3634 Ex Parte Anderson et al 12255473 - (D) DeFRANCO 103 MERCHANT & GOULD PC JOHNSON, BLAIR M

3674 Ex Parte Lusted et al 11853404 - (D) BROWN 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY PATEL, VISHAL A

3685 Ex Parte Spolar et al 11985393 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1)/112(2) 101/102/103 HINMAN, HOWARD & KATTELL, LLP KIM, STEVEN S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Jendrix et al 11616176 - (D) OSINSKI 103 MCNEES WALLACE & NURICK LLC ELLIS, RYAN H

REEXAMINATION

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Illumina, Inc. (Patent Owner and Appellant) v. Life Technologies Corporation (Requester and Cross-Appellant) 95001292 6,654,505 09/907,795 LEBOVITZ 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN S.C. Third Party Requester: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION PONNALURI, PADMASHRI original COUSO, YON JUNG

Friday, September 20, 2013

clinton

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Song 11606808 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP BARCENA, CARLOS

1727 Ex Parte Berta et al 11235478 - (D) KRATZ 103 W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. ARCIERO, ADAM A

1793 Ex Parte Barkalow et al 11673890 - (D) HANLON 103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE WRIGLEY & DREYFUS 28455 MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Wieser et al 11393739 - (D) ANDERSON 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP ALAM, SHAHID AL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Zhu 11599038 - (D) SHIANG 103 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. c/o Conley Rose, P.C. SABOURI, MAZDA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Droes et al 12261121 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC GOODWIN, DAVID J

2835 Ex Parte Foong et al 11759935 - (D) METZ 103 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. PAPE, ZACHARY

2893 Ex Parte Setogawa 11651532 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC ULLAH, ELIAS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte Suzuki et al 10575230 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP SANDERS, HOWARD J

3679 Ex Parte Fischer 12061686 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC FERGUSON, MICHAEL P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Schield 12500005 - (D) RICE 103 103 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP CHAPMAN, JEANETTE E

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Doring et al 11087395 - (D) BONILLA 112(1)/103 102/obviousness-type double patenting Abel Law Group, LLP FISHER, ABIGAIL L

1633 Ex Parte Tohata et al 10578613 - (D) ADAMS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. POPA, ILEANA

1661 Ex Parte Meilland 12923898 - (D) McCOLLUM 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC PARA, ANNETTE H

1661 Ex Parte Meilland 13064778 - (D) McCOLLUM 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC MCCORMICK EWOLDT, SUSAN BETH

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Prejean et al 11542403 - (D) KRATZ 102 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY EGWIM, KELECHI CHIDI

1787 Ex Parte Wang et al 12582428 - (D) KIMLIN 112(1)/112(2)/103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION HUANG, CHENG YUAN

1793 Ex Parte Dreese et al 12259314 - (D) TIMM 102/103 GENERAL MILLS, INC. TRAN, LIEN THUY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Gheel 11413229 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Brake Hughes PLC C/O Intellevate NGUYEN, LOAN T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Salmi et al 10099902 - (D) DILLON 112(1)/103 Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C. BILGRAMI, ASGHAR H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2636 Ex Parte Chow et al 11015152 - (D) DILLON 103 PRIEST & GOLDSTEIN, PLLC DOBSON, DANIEL G

2648 Ex Parte Campbell et al 11388330 - (D) BENOIT 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP HSIEH, PING Y

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2826 Ex Parte Chee et al 11413439 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 Wells St. John P.S. CRUZ, LESLIE PILAR

2898 Ex Parte Anderson et al 11748576 - (D) WARREN 102 GIBB & RILEY, LLC SHOOK, DANIEL P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Morenc et al 11553874 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Siemens Corporation MILLER, ALAN S

3654 Ex Parte Martinez 11670156 - (D) BROWNE 103 DEERE & COMPANY REESE, ROBERT T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Silver 11173860 - (D) DeFRANCO 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP WEAVER, SUE A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 SARA LEE CORPORATION Requester and Appellant v. NATURE’S FIRST, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95000238 6777014 09/898,968 GUEST 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 GRAY ROBINSON, P.A. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Vinson and Elkins, LLP KUNZ, GARY L original WEIER, ANTHONY J

Economics may motivate one of ordinary skill in the art to choose the least expensive alternative.  In re Clinton, 527 F.2d 1226, 1229 (CCPA 1976).

Thursday, September 19, 2013

cortright

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Chapin et al 11796278 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Mintz Levin/Boston Office BROWE, DAVID

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Kienzle et al 12544702 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP KEMMERLE III, RUSSELL J

1745 Ex Parte Adams 12005811 - (D) TIMM 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA, PLLC WU, VICKI H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Sheppard 11649481 - (D) SHIANG 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 AT&T Legal Department - MB BIAGINI, CHRISTOPHER D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2654 Ex Parte Lucioni 10885905 - (D) RUGGIERO 112(2)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION OLANIRAN, FATIMAT O

2671 Ex Parte Aschenbrenner et al 10892848 - (D) GRIMES 103 DUFT BORNSEN & FETTIG, LLP VO, QUANG N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2894 Ex Parte Murthy et al 11521850 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN Mission/BSTZ TRAN, TONY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Wynn et al 11424969 - (D) GREENHUT 103 TILLMAN WRIGHT, PLLC RUSH, KAREEN KAY

(see, e.g., In re Cortright, 165 F.3d 1353, 1358 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“PTO’s interpretation of claim terms should not be so broad that it conflicts with the meaning given to identical terms in other patents from analogous art.”)

Cortright, In re, 165 F.3d 1353, 49 USPQ2d 1464 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2111, 2164.04
HARMON 2: 109, 127; 5: 39, 69, 73
DONNER 9: 52-56, 73, 144-49, 329

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte Aderem et al 10991347 - (D) ADAMS 112(1)/112(2) 112(2) MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP GANGLE, BRIAN J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Jafeld et al 12198216 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 103 SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL, LLP LIU, XUE H

2898 Ex Parte Lee 11997287 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102 102/103 H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC KOLAHDOUZAN, HAJAR

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte McMillin et al 10752359 - (D) HOFFMANN 102 102 Detroit Office/Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione ROBINSON, DANIEL LEON

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Rosner 10328084 - (D) SCHEINER 112(1)/103 HEDMAN & COSTIGAN, P.C. DRAPER, LESLIE A ROYDS

1643 Ex Parte Allison et al 10854000 - (D) ADAMS 102 ARNOLD & PORTER RAWLINGS, STEPHEN L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1736 Ex Parte Routier et al 12097267 - (D) KOKOSKI 112(2)/103 SHELL OIL COMPANY ZIMMER, ANTHONY J

1767 Ex Parte TAZZIA et al 12164764 - (D) McKELVEY 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 Quinn Law Group, PLLC KARST, DAVID THOMAS

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Fano 11686693 - (D) FISHMAN 102/103 Harrity & Harrity, LLP CHANNAVAJJALA, SRIRAMA T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Andersson 11333931 - (D) PARVIS 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP PHUONG, DAI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Kushner 11175976 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 Cesari and McKenna, LLP/Intersil JAGER, RYAN C

2829 Ex Parte Kearns et al 11844935 - (D) DELMENDO 103 OSHA LIANG LLP/Oracle TRAN, THANH Y

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD and SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. REQUESTERS v. KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V. and PHILIPS LUMILEDS LIGHTING COMPANY LLC PATENT OWNERS AND APPELLANTS 95001733 6,590,235 09/775,765 CURCURI 112(1)/102/103 For Third Party Requester: STERNE KESSLER GOLDSTEIN & POX, PLLC For Patent Owner: OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. KIELIN, ERIK J original THOMPSON, CRAIG

WITHDRAWN
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 LACKS INDUSTRIES, INC. Requester and Cross-Appellant v. HAYES LEMMERZ INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000018 6386642 09/730,029 LEBOVITZ 103 MACMILLAN SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original STORMER, RUSSELL D

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

warner, sporck

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Hauser-Hahn et al 12096287 - (D) ADAMS 103 Miles & Stockbridge, PC CRUZ, KATHRIEN ANN

1641 Ex Parte Winther et al 10999102 - (D) NEW 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP FOSTER, CHRISTINE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Muter 11273610 - (D) GARRIS 102 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. SHUMATE, ANTHONY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte CRAGUN et al 11833884 - (D) POTHIER 103 IBM CORPORATION HICKS, MICHAEL J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Nishida et al 10898196 - (D) OWENS 103 McDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY SAYADIAN, HRAYR

The Examiner provides no support for that argument.  The Examiner’s mere speculation is not sufficient for establishing a prima facie case of obviousness.  See In re Warner, 379 F.2d 1011, 1017 (CCPA 1967); In re Sporck, 301 F.2d 686, 690 (CCPA 1962).

Warner, In re, 379 F.2d 1011, 154 USPQ 173 (CCPA 1967) 2142
DONNER 2: 42; 7: 136, 137, 146; 8: 16, 27

3765 Ex Parte Ishihara et al 11358743 - (D) KAUFFMAN 102/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. HOEY, ALISSA L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Vaillant et al 11070666 - (D) ANDERSON 102 101/102 Squire Sanders (US) LLP NGUYEN, THU HA T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte GEEL et al 11627248 - (D) OSINSKI 103 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY BAUER, CASSEY D

3749 Ex Parte Mandernach et al 11163918 - (D) ASTORINO 102 112(2) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL MILLER, SAMANTHA A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte Broell 12517563 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. ZUCKER, PAUL A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1758 Ex Parte Li et al 11731802 - (D) TIMM 103 DAM, DUSTIN Q DAM, DUSTIN Q

1764 Ex Parte Soma et al 12076511 - (D) DELMENDO 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. PAK, HANNAH J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2476 Ex Parte Horvath 11875662 - (D) CALVE 103 HONEYWELL/FOGG GHAFOERKHAN, FAIYAZKHAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Erhart et al 10901556 - (D) FISHMAN 101/103 Cochran Freund & Young/ AVAYA, Inc. ADESANYA, OLUJIMI A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Hsu et al 11624568 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP SKYLES, TIFNEY L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Shockey et al 12139377 - (D) TARTAL 103 Parsons Behle & Latimer PAINTER, BRANON C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Ewes et al 10946571 - (D) BUNTING 103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP WALBERG, TERESA J

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1614 LEBOVITZ RIVER’S EDGE PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC Requester and Respondent v. NYCOMED US, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000319 6429231 LEBOVITZ 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 CHOATE, HALL & STEWART LLP Steven Hultiquist  JONES, DWAYNE C original KIM, VICKIE Y