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Thursday, November 28, 2013

turlay

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte DeSimone et al 12951147 - (D) BEST 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC KEMMERLE III, RUSSELL J

1755 Ex Parte Krasnov 11591676 - (D) KRATZ 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC BERNIER, LINDSEY A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Bradley et al 11432071 - (D) BUSCH 103 Law Office of Jim Boice UDDIN, MD I

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 Ex Parte Shah 11622857 - (D) THOMAS 103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) DALENCOURT, YVES

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Richter et al 12017175 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. c/o Williams, Morgan & Amerson SUN, YU-HSI DAVID

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Silveri et al 12048608 - (D) REIMERS 102(e)/103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD MUSTAFA, IMRAN K

An anticipation rejection cannot be predicated on an ambiguous reference. Rather, disclosures in a reference
relied on to prove anticipation must be so clear and explicit that those skilled in the art will have no difficulty in ascertaining their meaning. In re Turlay, 304 F.2d 893, 899 (CCPA 1962).

3671 Ex Parte Manion 12180515 - (D) REIMERS 103 Hartman Titus PLC PEZZUTO,ROBERT ERIC

3675 Ex Parte Lutaud et al 11650865 - (D) McCARTHY 112(1)/103 Harness Dickey and Pierce PLC PATEL, VISHAL A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Woods et al 11625281 - (D) YANG 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102(b)/103 Vista IP Law Group LLP GHAND, JENNIFERLEIGH-STEWAR

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Nakagawa et al 12659158 - (D) BEST 112(1)/103 obviousness-type double patenting MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC RUDDOCK, ULA CORINNA

1781 Ex Parte Smith et al 10418661 - (D) PAK 112(1)/112(2)/102(b)/103 112(1)/112(2)/102(b)/103 CONLEY ROSE, P.C. GUGLIOTTA, NICOLE T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Petty et al 11862400 - (D) BUI 102(b) 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC SOROWAR, GOLAM

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Ex Parte Stacy et al 12701655 - (D) REIMERS 102(e) 102(e)/103 HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. WILSON,BRITTANY M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Kong et al 12147871 - (D) HOUSEL 112(2)/103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC GRAMAGLIA, MAUREEN

1743 Ex Parte Geus et al 12004446 - (D) HOUSEL 103 KF ROSS PC SULTANA, NAHIDA

1786 Ex Parte Parkes et al 11423108 - (D) KALAN 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. CHOI, PETER Y

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Lau et al 11352766 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 Spectra Logic Corporation DRAVININKAS, ADAM B

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Gromoll 11883509 - (D) HASTINGS 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP ANDREWS, MICHAEL

2894 Ex Parte Das et al 11363800 - (D) HOUSEL 102(b)/103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. TRAN, TONY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Ekman et al 11906426 - (D) ASTORINO 102(b) FAY SHARPE LLP ALIE, GHASSEM

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Deorkar et al 11813434 - (R) PAK 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP ZALASKY, KATHERINE M

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant and Respondent 95000409 6369313 09/790,040 McKEOWN 112(1)/112(2)/314(a) 112(1)/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Bromberg & Sunstein, LLP GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original DONELS, JEFFREY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 GOOGLE, INC. Requester and Respondent v. ORACLE AMERICA, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001548 6910205 10/194,040 DILLON 102(b) MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP Third Party Requester: KING & SPALDING LLP KISS, ERIC B original BULLOCK JR, LEWIS ALEXANDER

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2635 Ex parte ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE CORPORATION, Patent Owner and Appellant 90011323 6,300,863 09/047,030 POTHIER 103 LIU & LIU FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: PATENT LAW OFFICE OF RICK MARTIN, PC NGUYEN, MINH DIEU T original DALENCOURT, YVES

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

innova, johnson

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1632 Ex Parte Xiang et al 10807897 - (D) EVANS 103 OLSON & HIERL, LTD. PARAS JR, PETER

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Stout et al 11580184 - (D) HANLON 112(1)/102(b)/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. ROLLAND, ALEX A

The Examiner appears to find that Gerber’s cutting edge 40 corresponds to both the claimed cutting tip and the claimed cutting edge. However, “when an applicant uses different terms in a claim it is permissible to infer that he intended his choice of different terms to reflect a differentiation in the meaning of those terms.” Innova/Pure Water, Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys., Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 1119 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

Innova/Pure Water Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys. Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 72 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2173.05(g)
DONNER 10: 675-83
HARMON 6: 118, 121, 158, 169, 327; 10: 348

1734 Ex Parte Bulan et al 12499431 - (D) KOKOSKI 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1736 Ex Parte Gadkaree et al 12167418 - (D) KOKOSKI 103 CORNING INCORPORATED HENDRICKSON, STUART L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Schmitt et al 11149191 - (D) FISHMAN 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP KUDDUS, DANIEL A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Muralidharan 10723864 - (D) HUGHES 102(b)/103 FLETCHER YODER NEURAUTER, GEORGE C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2867 Ex Parte Bernklau 12228482 - (D) KRATZ 103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP PHAN, HUY Q

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Arote et al 12025136 - (D) SCANLON 103 ROBERT M. SCHWARTZ, P.A. GONZALEZ, PAOLO

3762 Ex Parte Cohn 11545812 - (D) SCHEINER 112(1) Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A. STOKLOSA, JOSEPH A

It is well settled that alternative elements which are positively recited in the Specification may be explicitly excluded from the claims. See In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1019 (CCPA 1977) (“[The] specification, having described the whole, necessarily described the part remaining.”).

Johnson, In re, 558 F.2d 1008, 194 USPQ 187 (CCPA 1977) 2164.082173.05(i)

3782 Ex Parte Clark et al 11455412 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 QUARLES & BRADY, LLP NEWHOUSE, NATHAN JEFFREY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Ex Parte Wang et al 11361249 - (D) NEW 103 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. SLUTSKER, JULIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Behre et al 12161051 - (D) HILL 103 112(2) MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC KENNEDY, JOSHUA T

3775 Ex Parte Sharifi-Mehr 11601596 - (D) DANIELS 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK SCHAPER, MICHAEL T

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Littau et al 11369381 - (D) MITCHELL 103 Merchant & Gould, P.C. SCHLIENTZ, NATHAN W

1616 Ex Parte Littau et al 11075287 - (D) MITCHELL 103 Merchant & Gould, P.C. SCHLIENTZ, NATHAN W

1633 Ex Parte Reed 11834897 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. LEAVITT, MARIA GOMEZ

1633 Ex Parte Reed et al 11836563 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. LEAVITT, MARIA GOMEZ

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Popovich et al 11458298 - (D) PRAISS 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP OLSEN, KAJ K

1754 Ex Parte Brcka 11196557 - (D) HASTINGS 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP (TOKYO ELECTRON) BAND, MICHAEL A

1777 Ex Parte Neel et al 11181778 - (D) PRAISS 102(b)/103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP FRITCHMAN, REBECCA M

1789 Ex Parte Gardner et al 11343494 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Husch Blackwell LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz JUSKA, CHERYL ANN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte El-Wardany et al 11782666 - (D) DANG 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global JONES, HUGH M

2158 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 11676327 - (D) EVANS 103 IBM CORPORATION RSW IPLAW/SEB WILLIS, AMANDA LYNN

2161 Ex Parte Herbach et al 11191568 - (D) BOUCHER 102(b)/103 Adobe / Finch & Maloney PLLC NGUYEN, THU N

2163 Ex Parte Rodefer 11667375 - (D) COURTENAY 102(b)/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC NGUYEN, MERILYN P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Hind et al 11948342 - (D) Per Curiam. 101/102(e)/obviousness-type double patenting Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC SERRAO, RANODHI N

2444 Ex Parte Robbie et al 11815702 - (D) THOMAS 102(e) ERICSSON INC. PAPPAS, PETER

2447 Ex Parte Dickerson et al 11842486 - (D) COURTENAY 103 IBM CORPORATION C/O DARCELL WALKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW LIN, SHERMAN L

2456 Ex Parte Lund 10647963 - (D) THOMAS 102(e) THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) BARQADLE, YASIN M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Bishop 11417732 - (D) HOMERE 103 Krajec Patent Offices, LLC / Sandwave IP, LLC BATISTA, MARCOS

2672 Ex Parte Wei 11155476 - (D) JENKS 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General MCCOMMAS, BRENDAN N

2672 Ex Parte Zeng 11186325 - (D) JENKS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY BECKLEY, JONATHAN R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Keller et al 10461561 - (D) HOUSEL 112(2)/102(b)/103 KOPPEL, PATRICK, HEYBL & PHILPOTT JACKSON JR, JEROME

2829 Ex Parte Amemiya et al 11630004 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP CAMPBELL, SHAUN M

2856 Ex Parte Ferren et al 10930425 - (D) TIMM 103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO WEST, PAUL M

2858 Ex Parte Rao et al 11747970 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY ASSOUAD, PATRICK J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Webb 11924265 - (D) HOELTER 102(b)/103 Galaxy Gaming, Inc. COLLINS, DOLORES R

3765 Ex Parte Austin 11425039 - (D) BAHR 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG (LV) DURHAM, NATHAN E

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
2202 Ex parte LG ELECTRONICS INC., Patent Owner and Appellant 90009630 5537612 08/239,646 POTHIER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Hogan & Hartson, LLP original ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION BANANKHAH, MAJID A original GREGORY, BERNARR E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 PURE FISHING, INC. Requester and Respondent v. GLOBERIDE, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000642 7191969 11/352,223 LEBOVITZ 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) Third Party Requester: ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original MARCELO, EMMANUEL MONSAYAC

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ultramercial, alappat

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Janakiraman 11089395 - (D) HUME 103 37 CFR 41.50 101 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11231557 - (D) BEGLEY 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. WENDELL, ANDREW

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2823 Ex Parte Chen et al 11468403 - (D) HANLON 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C SWANSON, WALTER H

2856 Ex Parte Morris 11347471 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(2)/103 R. REAMS GOODLOE, P.S. RAEVIS, ROBERT R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Montabaur 11345614 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102(b) KF ROSS PC NGUYEN, DUNG V

3744 Ex Parte Malone et al 10836665 - (D) CAPP 102(b)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LEO, LEONARD R

3762 Ex Parte Gunderson et al 11564132 - (D) GRIMES 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) HOLMES, REX R

3782 Ex Parte Stevens 11291631 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 QUARLES & BRADY, LLP NEWHOUSE, NATHAN JEFFREY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Behzad et al 11079961 - (D) DANG 103 102(e)/103 GARLICK & MARKISON LAM, KENNETH T

2648 Ex Parte Maerzinger et al 11685288 - (D) FRAHM 102(b)/103 103 SpryIP, LLC IFX WENDELL, ANDREW

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Call et al 11412859 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 112(1) Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C. VALONE, THOMAS F

2894 Ex Parte Mao et al 11915039 - (D) NAGUMO 103 103 WINSTEAD PC NGUYEN, DUY T V

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3676 Ex Parte Harmer et al 12127881 - (D) SPAHN 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) SCHLUMBERGER OILFIELD SERVICES RO, YONG-SUK

See Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC, 722 F.3d 1335, 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (“[P]rogramming creates a new machine, because a general purpose computer in effect becomes a special purpose computer once it is programmed to perform particular functions pursuant to instructions from program software.”) (quoting In re Alappat, 33 F.3d 1526, 1544 (Fed. Cir. 1994)).

Alappat, In re, 33 F.3d 1526, 31 USPQ2d 1545 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2106

DONNER 2: 467, 469; 6: 675, 678-82, 685, 704, 705, 708, 719, 726, 812-816; 10: 1137, 1139
HARMON 2: 63; 6: 366; 18: 78, 94; 19: 7, 19, 422, 473

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Testrake et al 11376628 - (D) MORRISON 103 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP CARLOS, ALVIN LEABRES

3744 Ex Parte Spicer et al 11356475 - (D) BAHR 103 103 EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY ROSATI,BRANDON MICHAEL

3744 Ex Parte McCordic et al 11447488 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 Docket Clerk-Raytheon/MWM WALBERG, TERESA J

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Poulakis 12735998 - (D) KIMLIN 102(b)/103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. D'ANIELLO, NICHOLAS P

1784 Ex Parte Liu 12491427 - (D) KIMLIN 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL ZIMMERMAN, JOHN J

2427 Ex Parte Gentrix 10546393 - (D) DANG 103 NXP B.V. TELAN, MICHAEL R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 Ex Parte WANG 12038451 - (D) FRAHM 102(e) Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd) ROBERTS, BRIAN S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Van Lieshout et al 11089194 - (D) POTHIER 112(1) 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. LEE, JUSTIN YE

2649 Ex Parte Russo et al 11022141 - (D) DIXON 103 WOODCOCK WASHBURN LLP (MICROSOFT CORPORATION) AKINYEMI, AJIBOLA A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte KATO et al 11765081 - (D) FRAHM 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. LE, TUNG X

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Lee 12369139 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC HUSON, JOSHUA DANIEL

3672 Ex Parte MARTINEZ et al 12685362 - (D) JUNG 103 SCHLUMBERGER OILFIELD SERVICES ANDREWS, DAVID L

3679 Ex Parte Zelek 11502075 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102(b) BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP KEE, FANNIEC

3695 Ex Parte Birtwell et al 11001246 - (D) FETTING 102(b)/103 LEYDIG VOIT & MAYER, LTD ROBINSON, KITO R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Anliker 10538168 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP CHU, KING M

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Darcy et al 11155677 - (R) SAINDON 103 PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN, LLP (Xerox) CUMBESS, YOLANDA RENEE

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex parte WALKER DIGITAL, LLC 90009918 6263505 08/886,006 CURCURI 112(1)/112(2) 102(e)/103 Fahmi, Sellers, Embert & Davitz THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: PATENTBLAST RALIS, STEPHEN J original MILLER, JOHN W

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2899 CENTILLION DATA SYSTEMS, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC., QWEST CORPORATION, AND QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, Defendants-Appellees. 2013-1084 5,287,270 07/984,374 MOORE summary judgment of non-infringement summary judgment of non-infringement Blank Rome LLP; Morrison & Foerster, LLP BRUTMAN, LAURA

Monday, November 25, 2013

bicon, danly, stumbo

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Meyer 10845471 - (D) SMITH Concurring MORGAN 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (EP ORIGINATING) PATEL, DHAVAL V

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Joshi et al 11839826 - (D) GAUDETTE 102(b)/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED CHARIOUI, MOHAMED

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Barnett et al 09879825 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) DURAN, ARTHUR D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Scirica 11520343 - (D) GROSSMAN 102(b)/103 Covidien LP WEEKS, GLORIA R

3725 Ex Parte Kaufman 12137682 - (D) BROWNE 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Southeast IP Group, LLC BATTULA, PRADEEP CHOUDARY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Chun et al 11139591 - (D) STRAUSS 103 103 NSIP LAW CHBOUKI, TAREK

2165 Ex Parte Chun et al 11832982 - (D) STRAUSS 103 103 NSIP LAW CHBOUKI, TAREK

2171 Ex Parte Muir 11831660 - (D) JENKS 103 102(b) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP LEGGETT, ANDREA C.

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Ford 12381451 - (D) PLENZLER 102(b)/103 102(b) Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. SWINEHART, EDWIN L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Hester et al 11425139 - (D) KERINS 103 103 TILLMAN WRIGHT, PLLC LEWIS, JUSTIN V

Interpreting the claim term “removably” to mean merely being capable of being removed so as to encompass dissolution of the adhesive or disruption of other conventional and generally permanent attachment methods identified in Lee does not give appropriate weight to the meaning of that term and is not consistent with the nature of the attachment method disclosed by Appellants. See Bicon, Inc. v. Straumann Co., 441 F.3d 945, 950 (Fed. Cir. 2006) and In re Danly, 263 F.2d 844, 847 (CCPA 1959) (appellant has used such phrases as “for holding” and “for insulating” throughout the appealed claims with the obvious intention of limiting them to actual performance of the stated functions, as distinguished from mere possibility of such performance). The Examiner’s interpretation essentially renders the terms in the claims superfluous as most attachment methods are capable of being removed if exposed to some outside destructive force. Thus, the Examiner’s interpretation is unreasonably broad as it effectively would expunge the term “removably” from the claim language. See Stumbo v. Eastman Outdoors, Inc., 508 F.3d 1358, 1362 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (denouncing claim constructions that render phrases in claims superfluous).

Danly, In re, 263 F.2d 844, 120 USPQ 528 (CCPA 1959) 2114

DONNER 8: 1554

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Cummings et al 12124725 - (D) PAK 103 ECOLAB USA INC. CARRILLO, BIBI SHARIDAN

1732 Ex Parte Palla et al 12475102 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HONEYWELL/UOP NGUYEN, COLETTE B

1792 Ex Parte Bekele 12152615 - (D) MURPHY 103 Sealed Air Corporation THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Mourra 10906592 - (D) SMITH 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP VU, TUAN A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2885 Ex Parte Oketani et al 12274599 - (D) SMITH 112(2)/103 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP LEE, JONG SUK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Wilcoxen et al 10970037 - (D) OSINSKI 103 The Law Office of Steven G. Roeder VERAA, CHRISTOPHER

3677 Ex Parte Swerdlick 12080226 - (D) DANIELS 112(2)/102(b)/103 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. MILLER, WILLIAM L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Brown 11614302 - (D) CAPP 103 Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. FRISBY, KESHA

3778 Ex Parte Davidowski et al 11300052 - (D) SNEDDEN 102(e)/103 37 C.F.R § 41.50(b) 102(e) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS DIXON, ANNETTE FREDRICKA

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Richards 12069674 - (R) CALVE Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 CONJUCHEM, LLC Requester and Cross-Appellant v. AMYLIN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000276 6924264 09/561,226 LEBOVITZ 103 103 CONJUCHEM BIOTECHNOLOGIES INC. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: JONES DAY TURNER, SHARON L original LIU, SAMUEL W

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2151 APPLE INC. Requester and Respondent v. ZAPMEDIA SERVICES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001143 7343414 11/162,716 HOFF 102(b)/102(e)/103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. Third Party Requester NOVAK DRUCE & QUIGG, LLP FERRIS III, FRED O original MAUNG, ZARNI

Friday, November 22, 2013

hoffer

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Matsa et al 12130285 - (D) HULSE 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-IBM YORKTOWN STORK, KYLE R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Oki et al 12078681 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC STAFFORD, PATRICK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Bendel 11901804 - (D) SPAHN 112(1)/102(b) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) KENYON & KENYON LLP SAHNI, VISHAL R

We note that the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) § 2111.04, entitled “‘Adapted to,’ ‘Adapted For,’ “Wherein,’ and “Whereby’ Clauses,” indicates that “[c]laim scope is not limited by claim language that suggests or makes optional but does not require steps to be performed, or by claim language that does not limit a claim to a particular structure.” This section of the MPEP sets forth a non exhaustive list of claim language “that may raise a question as to the limiting effect of the language in a claim,” and the list includes “‘wherein’ clauses.” This section of the MPEP also indicates that “[t]he determination of whether each of these clauses is a limitation in a claim depends on the specific facts of the case,” and discusses that “[i]n Hoffer v. Microsoft Corp., 405 F.3d 1326, 1329 . . . (Fed. Cir. 2005), the court held that when a ‘whereby’ clause states a condition that is material to patentability, it cannot be ignored in order to change the substance of the invention.”

Hoffer v. Microsoft Corp., 405 F.3d 1326, 74 USPQ2d 1481 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2111.04

3672 Ex Parte Roelofs 11994070 - (D) ASTORINO 103 GOTTLIEB RACKMAN & REISMAN PC FIORELLO, BENJAMIN F

3693 Ex Parte Hadi et al 11954656 - (D) MOHANTY 102(b) BGL/CME Group MAGUIRE, LINDSAY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Renzin et al 11996845 - (D) SCHEINER 103 O'Shea Getz P.C. ANDERSON,CATHARINE L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Chambers et al 11888238 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP (CHI) SHIH, HAOSHIAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Fedder et al 12152553 - (D) PRAISS 102(b) 102(b)/103 Tyco Technology Resources NGUYEN, PHUONGCHI T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 Ex Parte Kleshinski et al 11184069 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1) 112(1)/102(b)/103 SEPTRX, INC ORKIN, ALEXANDERJ

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Bernstein 12036901 - (D) FRANKLIN 102(b) Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) ANDERSON, JAMES D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Mazany et al 12829178 - (D) OWENS 103 SNELL & WILMER L.L.P. (UTC) PENNY, TABATHA L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2179 Ex Parte Kim 10873549 - (D) SMITH 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP TRAN, TUYETLIEN T

2193 Ex Parte Cho et al 10320632 - (D) CHEN 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC VU, TUAN A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Shearer 11536074 - (D) COURTENAY 103 IBM CORPORATION RICKS, DONNA J

2631 Ex Parte Huang et al 11005137 - (D) DANG 102(b)/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. TIMORY, KABIR A

2648 Ex Parte Rofougaran 12131550 - (D) KRIVAK 102(b)/103 GARLICK & MARKISON WEST, LEWIS G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Falcone 12195999 - (D) SMEGAL concurring SPAHN 103 CAHN & SAMUELS, LLP DUCKWORTH,BRADLEY

3672 Ex Parte Flor et al 11883190 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Christopher John Rudy SINGH, SUNIL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Benz et al 11919723 - (D) PLENZLER 102(e)/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION POOS, MADISON LYNN

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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1731 JAKE LEE, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MIKE’S NOVELTIES, INC. (doing business as Mike’s Worldwide Imports) AND MANISCH CHANDER (also known as Mike Chander, Manisch Chandra, and Mike Chandra), Defendants-Appellants. 2013-1049 6,418,936 09/570,114 DYK willful infringement; enhanced damages judgment of infringement and no invalidity Handal & Morofsky, LLC; SLC Law Group LOPEZ, CARLOS N

Thursday, November 21, 2013

keller

custom search

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Doucet et al 12084159 - (D) POWELL 103 103 FAY SHARPE LLP GRANO, ERNESTO ARTURIO

As the Examiner correctly notes,

[T]he test for obviousness is not whether the features of a secondary reference may be bodily incorporated into the structure of the primary reference; nor is it that the claimed invention must be expressly suggested in any one or all of the references. Rather, the test is what the combined teachings of the references would have suggested to those of ordinary skill in the art.

Ans. 15-16 (citing In re Keller, 642 F.2d 413, 425 (CCPA 1981)).

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

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1755 Ex Parte Leidholm et al 12060193 - (D) HASTINGS 102(b)/103 Nanosolar, Inc. AYAD, TAMIR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Benton et al 11096844 - (D) SHIANG 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP KUDDUS, DANIEL A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Ouyang 11719490 - (D) SHIANG 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS TIMORY, KABIR A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Yau et al 11877488 - (D) TORCZON 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX PIZARRO CRESPO, MARCOS D

2824 Ex Parte Kanamura et al 11186926 - (D) HANLON 103 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP KING, DOUGLAS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Kiforiuk et al 11910386 - (D) PLENZLER 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP BOEHLER, ANNE MARIE M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2187 Ex Parte Kornegay et al 11425011 - (D) RUGGIERO 101 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP RUTZ, JARED IAN

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

woodruff, perricone, bristol-myers

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2117 Ex Parte Homer et al 11551940 - (D) KRIVAK 102(b)/103 DOCKET CLERK MCMAHON, DANIEL F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Woerlein et al 11747466 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI

3773 Ex Parte Ho 11781924 - (D) ADAMS 103 WILSON, SONSINI, GOODRICH & ROSATI TYSON, MELANIERUANO

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Dow et al 11408105 - (D) GREEN 103 HOWARD EISENBERG, ESQ. KANTAMNENI, SHOBHA

See In re Woodruff, 919 F.2d 1575, 1578 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (“It is a general rule that merely discovering and claiming a new benefit of an old process cannot render the process again patentable.”); see also Perricone v. Medicis Pharm. Corp., 432 F.3d 1368, 1377-78 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (noting that the realization of a new benefit of an old process does not render that process patentable); Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., 246 F.3d 1368, 1376 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (stating in the context of a claimed process that was drawn to the same use comprising the same steps of the prior art, “[n]ewly discovered results of known processes directed to the same purpose are not patentable because such results are inherent.”).

Woodruff, In re, 919 F.2d 1575, 16 USPQ2d 1934 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2144.05
DONNER 8: 1047, 1069, 1285, 1672, 1676, 1691, 1710, 1713
HARMON 2: 80; 4:312, 374; 20: 73

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., 246 F.3d 1368, 1376 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 
DONNER 1: 415; 7:748, 911; 8: 1641; 10: 891
HARMON 3: 4, 23, 44, 53, 59, 71, 89; 6: 339

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Ravi et al 12961333 - (D) KIMLIN 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. HIJJI, KARAM Y

1732 Ex Parte Yin et al 12362533 - (D) SMITH 103/obviousness-type double patenting GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY SAHA, BIJAY S

1762 Ex Parte Qian et al 12936372 - (D) GARRIS 103 POLYONE CORPORATION NERANGIS, VICKEY M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2176 Ex Parte Hunt et al 11342769 - (D) HULSE 101/102(b)/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP SMITH, TIONNA M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2675 Ex Parte Walton et al 11261188 - (D) FRANKLIN 102(e)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TRAN, DUNG D

2677 Ex Parte Cooley 10747422 - (D) MILLS 112(1) 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LETT, THOMAS J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Ante et al 11632080 - (D) BUI 103 Cozen O'Connor PATIDAR, JAY M

2866 Ex Parte Pischl 11563349 - (D) NEW 103 BGL/Broadcom BALDRIDGE,BENJAMIN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte Hanin et al 11552411 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 ALLERGAN, INC. MATTHEWS, WILLIAM H

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2115 XILINX, INC. Requester v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC Patent Owner 95001571 6,993,669 09/837,651 SIU 112(1)/112(2) 112(1)/102(b)/103 Novak Druce + Quigg LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: HAYNES BOONES, LLP CHOI, WOO H original BUTLER, DENNIS