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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

S3

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2823 Ex Parte Lisiansky et al 12014073 - (D) KIMLIN 103 BEVER HOFFMAN & HARMS, LLP COLEMAN, WILLIAM D

2846 Ex Parte Grady et al 11656170 - (D) WARREN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY WILSON, ADRIAN S

2893 Ex Parte Sadygov et al 12034603 - (D) KIMLIN dissenting NAGUMO 102(b)/103 LOOP IP WOLDEGEORGIS, ERMIAS T

2899 Ex Parte Lin et al 12322118 - (D) COLAIANNI 102(a)/103 DUANE MORRIS LLP (TSMC) PHAM, THANH V

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Menninger 10959307 - (D) PETRAVICK 103 37 C.F.R. §41.50(b) 101 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP DICKERSON, TIPHANY B

3632 Ex Parte Jakob et al 10881914 - (D) SPAHN 103 STRIKER, STRIKER & STENBY MCDUFFIE, MICHAEL D

3635 Ex Parte Lomske et al 12111262 - (D) SPAHN 102(b)/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. PLUMMER, ELIZABETH A

3685 Ex Parte Kolodziej et al 10230808 - (D) LORIN 112(1)/112(2)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SHERR, CRISTINA O

“The purpose of claims is not to explain the technology or how it works, but to state the legal boundaries of the patent grant. A claim is not “indefinite” simply because it is hard to understand when viewed without benefit of the specification.” S3 Inc. v. nVIDIA Corp., 259 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2001).

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Andersson et al 11663016 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 Mark P. Stone Attorney at Law LOPEZ, MICHELLE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Langdo et al 11073780 - (D) TIMM 102(e)/103 102(b)/102(e)/103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 102(e) SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. NADAV, ORI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Lee 12016589 - (D) GAUDETTE 103/obviousness-type double patenting SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. ABU ALI, SHUANGYI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Ex Parte Leedy 12143772 - (D) KIMLIN 102(b)/103 USEFUL ARTS IP MENZ, LAURA MARY

2826 Ex Parte Helneder et al 11600694 - (D) KIMLIN 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA CRUZ, LESLIE PILAR

2854 Ex Parte Stockli 12074120 - (D) KIMLIN 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck CULLER, JILL E

2892 Ex Parte Cannon et al 11330688 - (D) KIMLIN 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, L.L.P. (IBM) JONES, ERIC W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Tashiro et al 11097523 - (D) JUNG 101/103 QUARLES & BRADY, LLP MOSSER, KATHLEEN MICHELE

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 SYNTHES USA, LLC (formerly known as Synthes (U.S.A.)) AND DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. SPINAL KINETICS, INC., Defendant-Cross Appellant. 2013-1047, -1059 7,429,270 10/553,495 O’MALLEY dissenting TARANTO 112(2)/285/denial of JMOL Sidley Austin, LLP; Dickstein Shapiro, LLP original STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN, LLP YANG, ANDREW

Monday, October 28, 2013

warner

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REVERSED

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Kaufmann et al 11114418 - (D) OWENS 103 Broadcom/BGL RAO, SHRINIVAS H

See In re Warner, 379 F.2d 1011, 1017 (CCPA 1967) (“A rejection based on section 103 clearly must rest on a factual basis”).

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

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte BENNINGTON et al 11849626 - (D) ASTORINO 102(b)/103 MCKEE, VOORHEES & SEASE, P.L.C. KUMAR, KALYANAVENKA K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1655 Ex Parte Berkson et al 11924871 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 PATTON BOGGS LLP LEITH, PATRICIA A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte MacLean et al 12385740 - (D) HASTINGS 103 LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS WOO HUSON, MONICA ANNE

1786 Ex Parte Wu et al 11955525 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Nixon & Vanderhye PC / DSM Desotech Inc. LOPEZ, RICARDO E.

1786 Ex Parte Cattron et al 11955604 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Nixon & Vanderhye PC / DSM Desotech Inc. LOPEZ, RICARDO E.

1786 Ex Parte Norlin et al 11955614 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Nixon & Vanderhye PC / DSM Desotech Inc. LOPEZ, RICARDO E.

1786 Ex Parte WU et al 11955628 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Nixon & Vanderhye PC / DSM Desotech Inc. LOPEZ, RICARDO E.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2189 Ex Parte Ishimoto 11797954 - (D) KUMAR 102(b)/103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC SADLER, NATHAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Budde et al 10542059 - (D) KUMAR 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS BENOIT, ESTHER

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte Paulus et al 11568704 - (D) SHIANG 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS ABDI, AMARA

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1655 Ex Parte Albrecht et al 11004650 - (D) FRANKLIN Abel Law Group, LLP CLARK, AMY LYNN

Friday, October 25, 2013

trintec, robertson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Williams 12495222 - (D) PLENZLER 112(2)/103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC KNUTSON, JACOB D

3632 Ex Parte Nahas 10193397 - (D) BAHR 102(b) Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber Co., LPA MARSH, STEVEN M

3686 Ex Parte Birbara et al 11489213 - (D) LORIN 102/103 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP RANGREJ, SHEETAL

It is possible that one or other of the depicted determinations could be “generated” but “[i]nherent anticipation requires that the missing descriptive material is ‘necessarily present,’ not merely probably or possibly present, in the prior art.” Trintec Indus., Inc. v. Top-U.S.A. Corp., 295 F.3d 1292, 1295 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (quoting In re Robertson, 169 F.3d 743, 745 (Fed. Cir. 1999)).

Robertson, In re, 169 F.3d 743, 49 USPQ2d 1949 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2112, 2114, 2163, 2163.07(a)
trintec HARMON 3: 3, 50
robertson HARMON 3: 46, 5-; 4: 109; 19: 438
DONNER 7: 790-95

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Ziman 12289264 - (D) GROSSMAN 102(b) LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS WOO MEHTA, BHISMA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Belady et al 11111066 - (D) BROWNE 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY FLANIGAN, ALLEN J

3752 Ex Parte LEBEDA et al 11466013 - (D) DANIELS 103 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. TRAN, LEN

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

levy

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1779 Ex Parte Markowitz et al 12246573 - (D) GAUDETTE 101/112(2)/103 NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY JARRETT, LORE RAMILLANO

3641 Ex Parte Fisher 12808804 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP JOHNSON, STEPHEN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Gelber et al 11664773 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP MCCULLOCH JR, WILLIAM H

“In relying upon the theory of inherency, the examiner must provide a basis in fact and/or technical reasoning to reasonably support the determination that the allegedly inherent characteristic necessarily flows from the teachings of the applied prior art.” Ex parte Levy, 17 USPQ2d 1461, 1464 (BPAI 1990).

Levy, Ex parte, 17 USPQ2d 1461 (Bd. Pat. App. & Inter. 1990) 2112

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Bieniosek 11707447 - (D) GAUDETTE 112(1)/112(2)/103 FAY SHARPE LLP TAKEUCHI, YOSHITOSHI

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Barsness et al 11955067 - (D) ANDERSON 101/103 MARTIN & ASSOCIATES, LLC NGUYEN, THU V

2493 Ex Parte Diez et al 10562488 - (D) SHIANG dissenting DROESCH 101 103 IBM CORPORATION SHAW, PETER C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Simonutti et al 12220994 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. GORDEN, RAEANN

3736 Ex Parte Pompei et al 11728956 - (D) BONILLA 103 HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P.C. DANEGA, RENEE A

3725 Ex Parte Weber et al 11897645 - (D) BAHR 112(2) 101/102 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. GRABOWSKI, KYLE ROBERT

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex parte NISSIM CORPORATION Appellant 90011459 6304715 08/988,172 CHEN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. Third Party Requester: MORRISON & FOERSTER, LLP GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original TRAN, THAI Q

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2632 IBORMEITH IP, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC, AND DAIMLER AG, Defendants-Appellees. 2013-1007 6,313,749 09/341,093 TARANTO 112(2) Niro, Haller & Niro; Shearman & Sterling, LLP MULLEN, THOMAS J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3722 VICTOR MANUEL CELORIO GARRIDO, Appellant, v. BOB HOLT, Appellee. 2013-1194 95/000,393 6,213,703 09/559,500 PER CURIAM misconduct 102(a)/102(b) VICTOR MANUEL CELORIO GARRIDO, pro se; Sonnabend Law HENDERSON, MARK T

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

petering

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REVERSED 
1627 Ex Parte Richards 12292960 - (D) ADAMS 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP KANTAMNENI, SHOBHA

1627 Ex Parte Aubrun-Sonneville et al 11154715 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. SOROUSH, LAYLA

We do not agree with the Examiner’s reasoning. First, although a reference can anticipate without a specific example directed to the claimed invention, that exception to the general rule of anticipation is a limited one. See In re Petering, 301 F.2d 676, 681-82 (CCPA 1962) (A disclosure that allows one skilled in the art to “at once envisage each member of [a] limited class” describes each member of the class “as if [the reference] had drawn each structural formula or had written each name.”). It does not apply to a situation where, as here, limitations must be selected from different parts of a reference that are not clearly associated with each other, and where a further choice must be made from among a list of numerous possible components.

Petering, In re, 301 F.2d 676, 133 USPQ 275 (CCPA 1962) 2131.02, 2131.03, 2144.08

1725 Ex Parte Niezabytowski et al 12831639 - (D) GARRIS 102(b)/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL DOUYETTE, KENNETH J

1726 Ex Parte Peerlings et al 12328395 - (D) McKELVEY 102(b) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102(b) NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP GRESO, AARON J

2141 Ex Parte Carrier et al 11622144 - (D) ZHENYU YANG 103 LAW OFFICE OF JIM BOICE STITT, ERIK V

2439 Ex Parte Gomez et al 11052212 - (D) DANG 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP WANG, HARRIS C

2818 Ex Parte Yamagami et al 12007220 - (D) KIMLIN 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP GOODWIN, DAVID J

3625 Ex Parte Lawton 11349382 - (D) PETRAVICK 112(1)/102(e)/103 HOOKER & HABIB, P.C. GARG, YOGESH C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3718 Ex Parte Wachtfogel et al 10495724 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 LADAS & PARRY LLP MCCLELLAN, JAMES S

3728 Ex Parte Darr et al 11749501 - (D) ASTORINO 103 DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC RUSH, KAREEN KAY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Schulz et al 10574231 - (D) SCHEINER 102/103 obviousness-type double patenting Abel Law Group, LLP LEA, CHRISTOPHER RAYMOND

1631 Ex Parte Remde 11613643 - (D) GREEN 103 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL, LLP HARWARD, SOREN T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Ryu et al 11843318 - (D) HOSKINS 102(b)/103 102(b) MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION DAGER, JONATHAN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Drew 12641372 - (D) GREEN 103 102(e)/102(b)/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Wang et al 11236094 - (D) GREEN 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY KRASS, FREDERICK F

1622 Ex Parte Lu et al 11201713 - (D) FREDMAN 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY OH, TAYLOR V
AFFIRMED 1644 Ex Parte Taylor et al 12915515 - (D) GRIMES 103 IMMUNOMEDICS, INC. DIBRINO, MARIANNE

1649 Ex Parte Nusse et al 12041538 - (D) FREDMAN 103 BOZICEVIC, FIELD & FRANCIS LLP MACFARLANE, STACEY NEE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Rebak et al 12751177 - (D) KIMLIN 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY YEE, DEBORAH

1763 Ex Parte Nichols et al 12113265 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 MCGARRY BAIR PC USELDING, JOHN E

1766 Ex Parte Kim et al 11697496 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP - SABIC (CPP) KAHN, RACHEL

1777 Ex Parte Chandler 12477315 - (D) KIMLIN 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON GAKH, YELENA G

1792 Ex Parte Bach 12845577 - (D) KIMLIN 103 McKinney Law, PLLC LONG, LUANA ZHANG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Arroyo et al 11945318 - (D) WINSOR 101/103 IBM CORPORATION FABBRI, ANTHONY E

2459 Ex Parte Purontaus et al 10515848 - (D) COURTENAY 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. NICKERSON, JEFFREY L

2465 Ex Parte Murray et al 11747154 - (D) FISHMAN 103 ANATOLY S. WEISER HSU, ALPUS
AFFIRMED 3612 Ex Parte Okazaki 12216283 - (D) BROWNE 103 Kubotera & Associates, LLC BLACK, MELISSA ANN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Valley 10654594 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY REYES, REGINALD R

3651 Ex Parte Trudeau et al 12142966 - (D) CAPP 103 PITNEY BOWES INC. HARP, WILLIAM RAY

3664 Ex Parte Ignatin 11469097 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD HOLLOWAY, JASON R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte O’CONNOR et al 11788538 - (D) SPAHN 112(2)/102(b)/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY PATEL, BHARAT C

3743 Ex Parte Gassmann et al 11593978 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION HALL, COREY JOHN

Monday, October 21, 2013

ratti

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 11671379 - (D)  Ex Parte Menon et al BEST 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION WALKER, KEITH D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 10831398 - (D) Ex Parte Krebs BAHR 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP GISHNOCK, NIKOLAI A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2179 10907412 - (D)  Ex Parte Lau et al COURTENAY 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP ITURRALDE, ENRIQUE W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 10478142 - (D) Ex Parte Fingscheidt et al TORNQUIST 103 King & Spalding LLP YEN, ERIC L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2899 11724725 - (D) Ex Parte Gopal et al BUI 103 Eschweiler & Associates, LLC SNOW, COLLEEN ERIN 

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 11524865 - (D)  Ex Parte Diedrick et al ABRAMS 103 FLETCHER YODER MAYE, AYUB A

3745 13176078 - (D) Ex Parte Liang et al OSINSKI 102(b)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION DAVIS, JASON GREGORY

The “principle of operation” referred to by Appellants relates to the “basic principles” under which the prior art device was designed to operate. In re Ratti, 270 F.2d 810, 813 (CCPA 1959). Under In re Ratti, “a change in the basic principles” refers to change that is fundamental in scope so as to relate to scientific or technical principles under which the invention is designed to operate. We are not persuaded that a “change in the basic principles” occurs by making Liang ’955’s exhaust orifices 48 smaller when Liang ’955’s device, even as modified by Parker, continues to exhaust cooling fluids.

DONNER 6: 102; 8: 581-83, 721-23 

Ratti, In re, 270 F.2d 810, 123 USPQ 349 (CCPA 1959) 2143.01

Friday, October 18, 2013

mraz, hockerson-halberstadt

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 11156875 - (D) Ex Parte Hancock et al RUGGIERO 102(e) Vista IP Law Group LLP AL HASHEMI, SANA A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2634 12262239 - (D) Ex Parte Faller et al RUGGIERO 112(1) Ryan, Mason & Lewis LLP BOCURE, TESFALDET

2642 11258472 - (D) Ex Parte Dunko KRIVAK 103 COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 11171758 - (D) Ex Parte Boerstler et al HASTINGS 102(b)/103 IBM CORP. (AUS) C/O THE LAW OFFICE OF JAMES BAUDINO, PLLC CRAWFORD, JASON

In this regard, while patent drawings can anticipate claims if the drawings clearly show the claimed structure, In re Mraz, 455 F.2d 1069,1072 (CCPA 1972), patent drawings not designated as being drawn to scale cannot be relied upon to define precise proportions of elements if the specification is completely silent on the issue. Hockerson-Halberstadt, Inc. v. Avia Group Int'l, Inc. 222 F.3d 951, 956 (Fed. Cir. 2000).

Mraz, In re, 455 F.2d 1069, 173 USPQ 25 (CCPA 1972) 2125

Hockerson-Halberstadt, Inc. v. Avia Group Int’l, 222 F.3d 951, 55 USPQ2d 1487 (Fed. Cir. 2000) 2125
DONNER 1: 476, 477; 2: 400; 3: 309, 437-41, 468, 479
HARMON 6: 144, 159, 162

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 11120720 - (D) Ex Parte Ge BROWN 103 Yaogen Ge SCRUGGS, ROBERT J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1775 12204511 - (D) Ex Parte Spittle et al GARRIS 103 BRINKS GILSON & LIONE/CHICAGO/COOK BOWERS, NATHAN ANDREW

1783 10765707 - (D) Ex Parte Wellman et al GARRIS 112(2) 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP VAN SELL, NATHAN L

1786 11593148 - (D) Ex Parte Kim et al PAK 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) WILSON, MICHAEL H

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 11258405 - (D) Ex Parte Jung et al THOMAS 102(b)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC SINGH, AMRESH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 12338589 - (D) Ex Parte Popp NEW 103 DAFFER MCDANIEL LLP TAVLYKAEV, ROBERT FUATOVICH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 11686153 - (D) Ex Parte Thomas BROWNE 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP (CHI) LEE, BENJAMIN P

3674 11857859 - (D) Ex Parte Bustos et al HOSKINS 103 SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION DITRANI, ANGELA M 

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 11330988 - (D) Ex Parte Clark et al SMEGAL 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. PRANGE, SHARON M

Thursday, October 17, 2013

skvorecz

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 10949708 - (D
Ex Parte Singhal et al SHIANG 103 HARRITY & HARRITY, LLP PULLIAM, CHRISTYANN R

2179 11502488 - (D)
Ex Parte Menzl et al FREDMAN 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION ITURRALDE, ENRIQUE W

“The protocol of giving claims their broadest reasonable interpretation during examination does not include giving claims a legally incorrect interpretation. This protocol is solely an examination expedient, not a rule of claim construction.” In re Skvorecz, 580 F.3d 1262, 1267 (Fed. Cir. 2009).
HARMON 5: 148a, 159, 164; 6: 438a

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2656 11238197 - (D)
Ex Parte Rives et al FREDMAN 112(2)/103 AT&T Legal Department - HFZ TRAN, QUOC DUC

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424  11479715 - (D)
Ex Parte McCausland et al McKONE 102(e) 102(e)/103 VERIZON TILAHUN, ALAZAR

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 11234990 - (D)
Ex Parte Ayala et al FREDMAN 102(b) 103 BRINKS GILSON & LIONE/CHICAGO/COOK FOREMAN, JONATHAN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1622 11844050 - (D)
Ex Parte Yabunouchi et al NEW obviousness-type double patenting OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. SOLOLA, TAOFIQ A

1651 12704521 - (D)
Ex Parte Medoff et al MILLS 103 Xyleco, Inc. PYLA, EVELYN Y

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 12196368 - (D)
Ex Parte Neal et al OWENS 112(2) 112(1)/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global CHEN, KEATH T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 11289106 - (D)
Ex Parte Ban et al FREDMAN 103 Kunzler Law Group KEATON, SHERROD L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2652 11446105 - (D)
Ex Parte Ordille et al YANG 103 Avaya by MUNCY, GEISSLER, OLDS & LOWE, PLLC NGUYEN, QUYNH H

2652 10957172 - (D)
Ex Parte Oliveira et al GRIMES 103 Fritzsche Patent c/o Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (SEN) SHAH, ANTIM G

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2821 11114812 - (D)
Ex Parte Nagy et al HASTINGS 102(b)/103 Delphi Technologies, Inc. TRAN, CHUC

2833  11473638 - (D)
Ex Parte Regen et al KALAN 102(b)/102(e) CENTRAL COAST PATENT AGENCY, INC NGUYEN, PHUONGCHI T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656  11228760 - (D)
Ex Parte Riches et al RICE 103 O'BRIEN JONES, PLLC (w/Ford Motor Co.)PILKINGTON, JAMES

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 90010811 - (D) Ex parte SUBSEA SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 5,900,195 08/694,397 HOELTER 103 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Third Party Requester Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, LTD. MCKANE, ELIZABETH L original KUHNS, ALLAN R

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 90010812 - (R) Ex Parte SUBSEA et al  6,402,201  09/517,383 HOELTER Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Third Party Requester Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, LTD. LEWIS, AARON J original LUU, TUYET PHUONG PHAM

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ratti

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REVERSED
2473 11239757 - (D) Ex Parte Malhotra et al 102(b) FRAHM WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. DUDA, ADAM K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2659 11032814 - (D) Ex Parte Dejean et al DIXON 102(b)/103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER SHAH, PARAS D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 10279042 - (D) Ex Parte Bolam OSINSKI 103 GE HEALTHCARE, INC. PARADISO, JOHN ROGER

3733 12092748 - (D) Ex Parte Frigg et al GRIMES 102(b)/103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP PLIONIS, NICHOLAS J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2882 12011629 - (D) Ex Parte Boyden et al  NAPPI 112(2)/103 112(2)/102(b)/103 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE ARTMAN, THOMAS R

2882 12011626 - (D) Ex Parte Boyden et al NAPPI 112(2)/102(b) 112(2)/102(b)/102(e)/103 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE ARTMAN, THOMAS R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
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Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 11035635 - (D) Ex Parte Sadjadi CURCURI 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG LLP SANDERS, STEPHEN

2487 11062516 - (D) Ex Parte Babonneau et al CURCURI 103 JOSEPH S. TRIPOLI CZEKAJ, DAVID J

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2882 12011627 - (D)  Ex Parte Boyden et al NAPPI 112(2) 102(e)/103 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND ARTMAN, THOMAS R

2894 11159924 - (D) Ex Parte Davis et al GERSTENBLITH 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP MONDT, JOHANNES P

A change in the principle of operation of the primary reference can, in some circumstances, render a modification nonobvious. For example, a modification suggested by an examiner was considered to be nonobvious where the modification (1) necessitated a substantial reconstruction of the primary reference, and (2) changed the basic principles under which the primary reference was designed to operate. In re Ratti, 270 F.2d 810, 811-13 (CCPA 1959) (“This suggested combination of references would require a substantial reconstruction and redesign of the elements shown in [the primary reference] as well as a change in the basic principles under which the [primary reference] construction was designed to operate.” (emphasis added)).

Ratti, In re, 270 F.2d 810, 123 USPQ 349 (CCPA 1959) 2143.01
DONNER 6: 102; 8: 581-83, 721-23

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REHEARING

GRANTED
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3686 10949070 - (D) Ex Parte DiMaggio et al GREENHUT 103 Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP NAJARIAN, LENA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
3632 11546649 - (D) Ex Parte Christian et al KAUFFMAN 103 103 JAMES M. BETTIS, JR. MCDUFFIE, MICHAEL D

AFFIRMED
1655 10598909 - (D) Ex Parte Wang et al FREDMAN 103 K&L Gates LLP MI, QIUWEN

2162 11836845 - (D) Ex Parte Hartwig et al ANDERSON 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP MYINT, DENNIS Y

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
2131 95000564 - (D) JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. Requester v. GRAPHON CORP. Nes Sub, LLC Patent Owner 7,249,378 95000564 10/700,411 JEFFERY 314(a)/112(1)/102(a)/102(e)/103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Lewis and Roca, LLP Third Party Requester: Irell & Manella, LLP NGUYEN, MINH DIEU T original ZIA, SYED

2131 95000572 - (D) JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. Requester v. GRAPHON CORP. Patent Owner 7,269,847 95000572 10/712,190 JEFFERY 314(a)/112(1)/103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Lewis and Roca, LLP Third Party Requester: Irell & Manella, LLP HENEGHAN, MATTHEW E original ZIA, SYED

GRANTED
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