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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

translogic, hyatt

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1775 Ex Parte Datta et al 12561116 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 CARDINAL LAW GROUP HURST, JONATHAN M

1793 Ex Parte Hellweg et al 12389570 - (D) OWENS 103 GENERAL MILLS, INC. TRAN, LIEN THUY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Parees et al 11858937 - (D) SMITH 103 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. LU, CHARLES EDWARD

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2885 Ex Parte Hsiao et al 12046419 - (D) HASTINGS 103 JIANQ CHYUN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE BANNAN, JULIE A

"[D]uring examination proceedings, claims are given their broadest reasonable interpretation consistent with the specification." In re Translogic Tech., Inc., 504 F.3d 1249, 1256 (Fed. Cir. 2007), quoting In re Hyatt, 211 F.3d 1367, 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2000).

Translogic Technology Inc., In re, 504 F.3d 1249, 84 USPQ2d 1929 (Fed. Cir. 2007) 22862686.04
DONNER 8: 311-37, 776-98, 1014-43; 10: 121-44

Hyatt, In re, 211 F.3d 1367, 54 USPQ2d 1664 (Fed. Cir. 2000) 2111
DONNER 3: 487
HARMON 18: 76, 80; 19: 292, 445; 20: 76

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Toal et al 12442160 - (D) HANLON 103 103 DIEDERIKS & WHITELAW, PLC HIXSON, CHRISTOPHER

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte White et al 12406407 - (D) BEST 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX CHEN, KEATH T

1773 Ex Parte Wardlaw 12774445 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 O'Shea Getz P.C. HAMMOND, CHARLES

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Beuch et al 10965124 - (D) HUGHES 102/103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, L.L.P. (IBM) LIU, HEXING

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Octaviano et al 11436800 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 LENOVO COMPANY (LENOVO-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP TORRES, MARCOS L

2671 Ex Parte Hains 11727506 - (D) JENKS 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(B) 103 OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC KAU, STEVEN Y

2699 Ex Parte KIM et al 11949467 - (D) KRIVAK 102 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. BALAOING, ARIEL A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Godbey 11518682 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 ABB Inc. HINSON, RONALD

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Ramacher et al 10936468 - (D) DILLON 103 Vista IP Law Group, LLP (Oracle) WILSON, KIMBERLY LOVEL

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2851 Ex parte Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. 90012067 6520642 09/695,741 PER CURIUM 103 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - LOS General ENGLISH, PETER C original NGUYEN, MICHELLE P

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2186 SANDISK CORPORATION Requester and Respondent v. NETAC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000384 6,829,672 09/687,869 BLANKENSHIP 103 Troutman Sanders LLP Third Party Requester: BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. REICHLE, KARIN M original LI, ZHUO H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 YOUTUBE, LLC and GOOGLE INC. Requester v. PRAGMATUS AV LLC Patent Owner 95001649 7822813 11/668,625 DILLON 103 Reed Smith LLP Third Party Requester: STERNE,  KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original STRANGE, AARON N

Monday, December 30, 2013

petering, bristol-myers, monolithic, rambus

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AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Archambault et al 11250057 - (D) WINSOR 103 IBM AUS IPLAW (GLF) c/o Garg Law Firm, PLLC GIROUX, GEORGE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Edgington et al 11262482 - (D) KOHUT 102/103 Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP GODBOLD, DOUGLAS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Maciejewski 11903150 - (D) CAPP 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION MCDUFFIE, MICHAEL D

In a proper case, the disclosure of a genus may anticipate a species within that genus even if the species is not recited. See In re Petering, 301 F.2d 676, 682 (CCPA 1962); Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Ben Venue Labs, Inc., 246 F.3d 1368, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2001).

Petering, In re, 301 F.2d 676, 133 USPQ 275 (CCPA 1962) 2131.022131.032144.08

bristol-myers HARMON 3: 4, 23, 44, 53, 59, 71, 89; 6: 339
DONNER 1: 415; 7: 748, 911; 8: 789; 10: 891

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

VACATED

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2827 2818 KILOPASS TECHNOLOGY, INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. SIDENSE CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellant. 2013-1193 6,940,751 10/765,802 6,777,757 10/133,704 6,856,540 10/448,505 O’MALLEY Concurring RADER 285 attorney's fees Durie Tangri, LLP; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP original PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General AUDUONG, GENE NGHIA; HO, TU TU V

And, we recently reiterated that “‘[l]itigation misconduct and unprofessional behavior may suffice, by themselves, to make a case exceptional under § 285.’” Monolithic Power Sys., Inc. v. O2 Micro Int’l Ltd., 726 F.3d 1359, 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (alteration in original) (quoting Rambus, Inc. v. Infineon Techs. AG, 318 F.3d 1081, 1106 (Fed. Cir. 2003)).

rambus HARMON 6: 162; 14: 278; 17: 184
DONNER 3: 535

Friday, December 27, 2013

gardiner, schreiber

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AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Muller et al 11839857 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP PAPPAS, PETER

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Wager et al 10679836 - (D) KIM 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. RAJ, RAJIV J

3633 Ex Parte Torres 12290754 - (D) BUNTING 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 AQUATIC CO. C/O TOMKINS Limited, IP LAW DEPT. 10-A3 KENNY, DANIEL J

See In re Gardiner, 171 F.2d 313, 315-16 (CCPA 1948) (“the patentability of apparatus claims must be shown in the structure claimed and not merely upon a use, function, or result thereof”). See also In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1477 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (affirming rejection of appellant’s claim directed to a dispensing top for dispensing popcorn based on factual finding that the prior art structure would be capable of dispensing popcorn).

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.0221122114
DONNER 7: 736, 758, 938-40
HARMON 3: 21, 87, 98; 4: 229; 19: 419

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2411 Olympic Developments AG, LLC Patent Owner and Appellant 90011791 5,475,585 08/191,143 LEBOVITZ 103 103 Hershkovitz & Associates, PLLC KE, PENG original MCELHENY JR, DONALD E

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 FACEBOOK, INC. Requester v. FRANK M. WEYER and TROY K. JAVAHER Patent Owners 95001411 7,644,122 11/623,132 COCKS TECHCOASTLAW THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: HEIDI KEEFE, COOLEY LLP TON, MY TRANG original ISMAIL, SHAWKI SAIF

Thursday, December 26, 2013

boehringer


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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Olschafskie et al 11220484 - (D) MORGAN 103 Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP YEN, SYLING

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte Srinivasan et al 11432074 - (D) HUGHES 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP HANIDU, GANIYU A

3631 Ex Parte LINDGREN et al 12266914 - (D) SPAHN 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 HAWN, PATRICK D

3657 Ex Parte Bertolotti et al 11484941 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. MOMPER, ANNA M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Konefal et al 11443329 - (D) CALVE 103 REISING, ETHINGTON, BARNES, KISSELLE, P.C. SMALLEY, JAMES N

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Bump et al 11403226 - (D) SHIANG 102 102/103 INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. ALVESTEFFER, STEPHEN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Gonze et al 11876121 - (D) MORRISON 103 103 Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. BOGUE, JESSE SAMUEL

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Laoutid et al 11658016 - (D) NAGUMO 103 ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP VO, HAI

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte El-Wardany et al 12603629 - (D) DANG 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global MOLL, NITHYA JANAKIRAMAN

2168 Ex Parte Conboy et al 11114796 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 IBM Lotus & Rational SW c/o Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP EHICHIOYA, IRETE FRED

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte SINGH et al 11425623 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 SCENERA RESEARCH, LLC WOO, KUO-KONG

2648 Ex Parte Khayrallah 11517533 - (D) DANG 102/103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC TSVEY, GENNADIY

We conclude such “to receive” language to merely represents a statement of intended use of the antenna, which does not limit the claim. Particularly, an intended use will not limit the scope of the claim because it merely defines a context in which the invention operates. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. v. Schering-Plough Corp., 320 F.3d 1339, 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2003).

DONNER 8: 1073
HARMON 6: 84, 347

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3775 Ex Parte Maughan et al 11116051 - (D) JAMES T. MOORE 102/103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP YANG, ANDREW

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Goldhor et al 10664616 - (D) SAADAT 103 MICHAEL B. EINSCHLAG, ESQ. CLOUD, JOIYA M

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex parte BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. 90011765 7584301 10/839,919 MARTIN 102 Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third-Party Requester: Finnegan Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. DESAI,RACHNA SINGH original WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

boon, bozek

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2493 Ex Parte Agarwal et al 12015160 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC SHAW, PETER C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
3715 Ex Parte Alsaud 11502710 - (D) MORRISON 102 102 Wolff & Samson PC CARLOS, ALVIN LEABRES

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Fay 11489177 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 JOHNS MANVILLE SYKES, ALTREV C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Sen et al 11336231 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP JORDAN, KIMBERLY L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Barrus et al 10816602 - (D) LORIN 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT B

“Having established that this knowledge was in the art, the [E]xaminer could then properly rely . . . on a conclusion of obviousness ‘from common knowledge and common sense of the person of ordinary skill in the art without any specific hint or suggestion in a particular reference.’” In re Bozek, 416 F.2d 1385, 1390 (CCPA 1969). It is the Appellants’ burden to traverse the Examiner’s notice. “We did not mean to imply . . . that a bald challenge, with nothing more, would be all that was needed. . . .We feel it to be perfectly consistent with the principles governing procedural due process to require that a challenge to judicial notice by the board contain adequate information or argument so that on its face it creates a reasonable doubt regarding the circumstances justifying the judicial notice.” In re Boon, 439 F.2d 724, 728 (CCPA 1971). That has not been done here by the bald assertion that “the Examiner has erred in taking Official Notice without any substantial evidence” (App. Br. 15).

bozek DONNER 8: 339

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Behr et al 10573273 - (D) IPPOLITO 103 PATENT CENTRAL LLC TAOUSAKIS, ALEXANDER P

Monday, December 23, 2013

mewherter

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Bump et al 11244860 - (D) SHIANG 102/103 37 C.F.R.  § 41.50(b) 101 INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. , IP DEPARTMENT ALVESTEFFER, STEPHEN D

Because under Mewherter, the broadest reasonable interpretation of the term computer-readable medium encompasses signals per se, claims 15-20 and 23 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. 101 as covering non-statutory subject matter.

We note that Appellants are not preculded from amending the claims to overcome the rejection.  Relevant guidance is in U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Subject Matter Eligibility of Computer Readable Media, 1351 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 212 (Feb. 23, 2010) (A claim drawn to such a computer readable medium that covers both transitory and non-transitory embodiments may be amended to narrow the claim to cover only statutory embodiments to avoid a rejection under 35 U.S.C. 101 by adding the limitation non-transitory to the claim.); U.S. Patent & Trademank Office, Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 USC 101 (August 2012 Update) (pp. 11-14), available at http://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/exam/101_training_aug2012.pdf (nothing that while non-transitory is a viable option for overcoming the presumption that the media encompasses signals or carrier waves, merely indicating that such media are physical or tangible will not overcome such presumption)/  See. id. at 14.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Ex Parte Ratakonda et al 11480351 - (D) NAPPI 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP COLLINS, JOSHUA L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2859 Ex Parte Takatsuji et al 11769425 - (D) KIMLIN 103 ALLEMAN HALL MCCOY RUSSELL & TUTTLE LLP BOATENG, ALEXIS ASIEDUA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte McCanne et al 10618369 - (D) RUGGIERO 102 101 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/Yahoo! CLOUD, JOIYA M

2455 Ex Parte O’SULLIVAN et al 11934849 - (D) BAHR 102 101/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP ASHRAF, WASEEM

2478 Ex Parte Hind et al 11948370 - (D) STEPHENS 103 101 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC KHAJURIA, SHRIPAL K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Sekikawa et al 12447976 - (D) 103 CURATOLO SIDOTI CO., LPA DUBOIS, PHILIP A

1791 Ex Parte Sosebee 11823423 - (D) KIMLIN 112(1)/112(2)/103 AMIN TALATI, LLC WATTS, JENNA A

1791 Ex Parte Haedelt et al 11913025 - (D) KIMLIN 103 K&L Gates LLP BEKKER, KELLY JO

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Curtis 11961679 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Concert Technology Corporation MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2168 Ex Parte Kirk et al 11646610 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102/103 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. MENG, JAU SHYA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Jeong 11765721 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. HOANG, DANIEL L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Buris et al 11614230 - (D) DIXON 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. EDOUARD, PATRICK NESTOR

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2629 UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS, INC. v. LOGITECH, INC. 95001760 7821504 12/797,686 HOFF 102/103 112(1)/112(2) GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP (CHI) RALIS, STEPHEN J original ABDULSELAM, ABBAS I

Friday, December 20, 2013

warner, grain processing

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2187 Ex Parte Nunamaker et al 11835519 - (D) NAPPI 103 IBM CORPORATION RUTZ, JARED IAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2671 Ex Parte Mestha et al 11099589 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC. VO, QUANG N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Huang et al 12287931 - (D) PER CURIAM 102(e) FOXCONN INTERNATIONAL, INC. GIRARDI, VANESSA MARY

2858 Ex Parte BABB 11741208 - (D) GARRIS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY VALONE, THOMAS F

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Gupta et al 11963165 - (D) PETRAVICK 103 BGL/Yahoo! Overture GATLING, STACIE D

Rejections based on § 103 must rest on a factual basis with these facts being interpreted without hindsight reconstruction of the invention from the prior art. The examiner may not, because of doubt that the invention is patentable, resort to speculation, unfounded assumption or hindsight reconstruction to supply deficiencies in the factual basis for the rejection. See In re Warner, 379 F.2d 1011, 1017 (CCPA 1967), cert. denied, 389 U.S. 1057 (1968). Our reviewing court has repeatedly cautioned against employing hindsight by using the appellant's disclosure as a blueprint to reconstruct the claimed invention from the isolated teachings of the prior art. See, e.g., Grain Processing Corp. v. American Maize-Products Co., 840 F.2d 902, 907 (Fed. Cir. 1988).

Warner, In re, 379 F.2d 1011, 154 USPQ 173 (CCPA 1967) 2142
warner DONNER 2: 42; 7: 136, 137, 146; 8: 16, 27
grain HARMON 3: 267; 6: 12, 305; 7: 15; 10: 161

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte Stock et al 11512480 - (D) HILL 102/103 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Anthony G. Fussner JOHNSON, STEPHEN

3662 Ex Parte Gilbert 10945373 - (D) SPAHN 102(e)/103 103 HUGH P. GORTLER TO, TUAN C

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Zhao et al 12684039 - (D) TIMM 102/103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX CROWELL, ANNA M

1746 Ex Parte Sjoberg 10580255 - (D) GARRIS 103 Pergo LLC Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. MUSSER, BARBARA J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2185 Ex Parte Altman et al 12049324 - (D) STEPHENS 103 IBM CORPORATION- AUSTIN (JVL) YU, JAE UN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Bannach 10923867 - (D) HUGHES 102 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT B

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Han 11648240 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. HUA, QUAN M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Cline et al 11932815 - (D) KIMLIN 103 LAW OFFICES OF LARRY K. ROBERTS, INC. BAUER, SCOTT ALLEN

2837 Ex Parte Levit et al 12339924 - (D) PER CURIAM 103/obviousness-type double patenting E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY RUSSELL, CHRISTINA MARIE

2837 Ex Parte Levit et al 12339951 - (D) PER CURIAM 103/obviousness-type double patenting E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY RUSSELL, CHRISTINA MARIE

2846 Ex Parte DOCZY et al 12341860 - (D) KIMLIN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HAUGHTON, ANTHONY MICHAEL

2899 Ex Parte Gambino et al 12142094 - (D) NAGUMO 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. PHAM, THANH V

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte Schmidt et al 11839951 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP GOKHALE, PRASAD V

3686 Ex Parte Brown 11511793 - (D) MOHANTY 112(1) Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. PAULS, JOHN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Holland 11663493 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. ZEC, FILIP

3754 Ex Parte Kempte 12085137 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION JACYNA, J CASIMER

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Fiatal 11729314 - (D) BUI 112(1) Perkins Coie LLP- NYC General MAI, KEVIN S

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CORP. LTD. Requester and Respondent v. CCP SYSTEMS AG Patent Owner and Appellant 95001398 6684789 10/275,784 WHITE 102/103 102/103/314(a) Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP STEELMAN, MARY J original CHAU, MINH H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 Ex parte BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. 90011761 7,756,965 12/353,701 MARTIN 102/103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP For Third Party Requester: Finnegan Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. RIMELL, SAMUEL G original JACOBS, LASHONDA T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 INTERNET BRANDS, INC., AUTODATA SOLUTIONS CO., and AUTODATASOLUTIONS, INC. Requesters and Respondents v. VERSATA DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001440 7130821 09/760,062 WEINBERG 102 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: WINSTEAD PC RIMELL, SAMUEL G original FADOK, MARK A

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 1614 ASTRAZENECA AB, AKTIEBOLAGET HASSLE, ASTRAZENECA LP, KBI INC., AND KBI-E INC., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. HANMI USA, INC., HANMI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., HANMI FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD., AND HANMI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., Defendants-Appellees. 2013-1490 5,714,504 08/376,512 5,877,192 08/833,962 TARANTO judgment of noninfringement Covington & Burling LLP; McDermott Will & Emery, LLP original WHITE & CASE FAN, JANE T; JORDAN, KIMBERLY R

Thursday, December 19, 2013

lowry, bernhart, king


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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte Delvat 11480415 - (D) FISHMAN 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP BUI, THUY T

2183 Ex Parte GSCHWIND 11762137 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. TREAT, WILLIAM M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Kamins et al 11584148 - (D) HOUSEL 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PHAM, LONG

2899 Ex Parte Ruelke et al 11082156 - (D) NAGUMO 102 GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. c/o Amerson Law Firm, PLLC SNOW, COLLEEN ERIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Yamamoto et al 11814689 - (D) GREEN 101/103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. POON, PETER M

3657 Ex Parte Russell 11837892 - (D) SMEGAL 102/103 LORD CORPORATION WILLIAMS, THOMAS J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte MCCLANAHAN et al 11952548 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 Conley Rose, P.C. KIM,CHONG R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Jung et al 12055204 - (D) COURTENAY 101/112(1)/102/obviousness-type double patenting IBM AUSTIN IPLAW (DG) C/O DELIZIO GILLIAM, PLLC KYLE, TAMARA TESLOVICH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Lesieur 11904835 - (D) HASTINGS 103 M. CARMEN & ASSOCIATES, PLLC KOLB, NATHANIEL J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Shastry 11964232 - (D) LORIN 103 Haynes & Boone, LLP FIELDS,BENJAMIN S
AFFIRMED 3626 Ex Parte Gombar 11083438 - (D) KIM 101/103 KELLY & KELLEY, LLP RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3679 Ex Parte Laible et al 12085642 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION FERGUSON, MICHAEL P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Liccardo 11466476 - (D) BAHR 103 Graham Curtin, P.A. GARNER, WERNER G

Citing In re Lowry, 32 F.3d 1579, 1583 (Fed. Cir. 1994), Appellant argues that the principle of non-functional descriptive material (i.e., printed matter) is not applicable to the present case because, in the present application, “whatever can be considered printed matter is generated and processed by a computer.” App. Br. 13-14. However, Lowry does not, as Appellant suggests, stand for the proposition that the “printed matter” cases have no application in situations involving computer systems and data stored on a memory. In the Lowry case, the Federal Circuit determined that Lowry’s data structures, a plurality of attribute data objects (ADOs), were not analogous to printed matter because they perform a function and “provide increased efficiency in computer operations.” Lowry, 32 F.3d at 1580, 1584. In determining that the data structures were not analogous to printed matter, the court noted that “Lowry’s ADOs do not represent merely underlying data in a database.” Id. at 1583; see also id. (“Indeed, Lowry does not seek to patent the Attributive data model in the abstract. Nor does he seek to patent the content of information resident in a database. Rather, Lowry's data structures impose a physical organization on the data.”). In the claims before us, the recited rendering of each of the characters “in a uniform representative of a different manual labor trade” is merely the display of underlying graphics data stored in a memory. This uniform data does not functionally affect the operation of the memory or the processor. As noted by the Examiner, the graphics that “decorate the characters” are “purely cosmetic” and do not change the underlying fighting game at all. Ans. 14. Stated differently, this graphics data is “useful and intelligible only to the human mind,” and thus cannot impart patentability to Appellant’s claimed gaming method. Lowry, 32 F.3d at 1583 (quoting In re Bernhart, 417 F.2d 1395, 1399 (CCPA 1969)); see also King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eon Labs, Inc., 616 F.3d 1267, 1279 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (confirming that the rationale underlying the printed matter cases extends to method claims as well).

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

Bernhart, In re, 417 F.2d 1395, 163 USPQ 611 (CCPA 1969) 2173.05(j)
DONNER 2: 469; 6: 282, 346, 392, 698; 10: 1139

King Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Eon Labs Inc., 616 F.3d 1267, 95 USPQ2d 1833 (Fed. Cir. 2010) 2111.05

3724 Ex Parte Roefer et al 11986901 - (D) JUNG 103 Michael J. Bendel, Esq. FLORES SANCHEZ, OMAR

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

typhoon, microprocessor, ergo, telcordia

custom search

REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1642 Ex Parte Scholl et al 11830625 - (D) FRANKLIN 102(e) MYRIAD GENETICS INC. AEDER, SEAN E

1642 Ex Parte Scholl et al 11830604 - (D) FRANKLIN 102(e) MYRIAD GENETICS INC. AEDER, SEAN E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1773 Ex Parte Stein et al 10813587 - (D) HASTINGS 112(2)/102/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION TURK, NEIL N

While it might be possible to install software and/or hardware that would allow Hanawa’s controller to perform the functions of controlling movement, tracking location and determining the path for each of a plurality of test vessels as required in claim 1 and 13, the “capable of” test requires that the prior art structure be capable of performing the function without further programming. Typhoon Touch Techs., Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (discussing Microprocessor Enhancement Corp. v. Texas Instruments, Inc., 520 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2008)). When the functional language is associated with programming or some other structure required to perform the function, that programming or structure must be present in order to meet the claim limitation. Id. While in some circumstances generic structural disclosures may be sufficient to meet the requirements of a “controller,” see Ergo Licensing, LLC v. CareFusion 303, Inc., 673 F.3d 1361, 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citing Telcordia Techs., Inc. v. Cisco Sys., Inc., 612 F.3d 1365, 1376–77 (Fed. Cir. 2010)), that is not the case here.

typhoon HARMON 5: 18, 19;  6: 12; MV6: 253, 283
telcordia HARMON 15: 3

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Grosse 11356721 - (D) HUGHES 103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP SALEHI, HELAI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Proulx 11707599 - (D) OWENS 103 MERCHANT & GOULD PC RADKOWSKI, PETER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Luck et al 11560765 - (D) HILL Dissenting CAPP 112(1)/103 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) MAYE, AYUB A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2199 Ex Parte Menkhoff et al 11410395 - (D) DIXON 103 103 Viering, Jentschura & Partner - IMC BULLOCK JR, LEWIS ALEXANDER

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Forbes 12538506 - (D) CALVE 103/obviousness double patenting 103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP LE, MARK T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Anderson 11868833 - (D) ADAMS 103 103 WOOD , HERRON & EVANS, LLP (SOLTA) LIPITZ, JEFFREY BRIAN

3773 Ex Parte Furst et al 11337225 - (D) ADAMS 103 103 FAY SHARPE LLP BUI, VY Q

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Wang et al 12076294 - (D) FRANKLIN 103/obviousness-type double patenting BACON & THOMAS, PLLC KISHORE, GOLLAMUDI S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Hyon et al 11522504 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. SEIDLECK, JAMES J

1768 Ex Parte El Shaari et al 11729672 - (D) KIMLIN 103 JONES & SMITH , LLP BLAND, ALICIA

1772 Ex Parte Williams 11307516 - (D) PRAISS 102(b)/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) EOM, ROBERT J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 11930937 - (D) THOMAS 102(e)/103 IBM CORPORATION SINGH, AMRESH

2169 Ex Parte Yoakum et al 11269219 - (D) STRAUSS 102(e)/103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. UDDIN, MD I

2183 Ex Parte Abernathy et al 11923377 - (D) BRANCH 103 Yudell Isidore Ng Russell PLLC HUISMAN, DAVID J

2183 Ex Parte Adams 11656640 - (D) COURTENAY 103 PATE BAIRD, PLLC HUISMAN, DAVID J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2478 Ex Parte Cheston et al 12057689 - (D) COURTENAY 101/103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES MUSA, ABDELNABI O

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Grushkevich 11737514 - (D) THOMAS 102(e)/103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) TSVEY, GENNADIY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Sten et al 12099966 - (D) STAICOVICI 102(b)/103 McNeely Hare & War HARTMANN, GARY S

3674 Ex Parte Datta 11787301 - (D) CAPP 103 MIRICK, O'CONNELL, DEMALLIE & LOUGEE, LLP BEACH, THOMAS A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte aWengen et al 11748779 - (D) GRIMES 102(b)/103 STRIKER, STRIKER & STENBY SHARMA, YASHITA

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Jaspers et al 10749421 - (D) PRATS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SHIH, HAOSHIAN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 ALSTOM POWER INC. Requester and Appellant v. HAZELMERE RESEARCH LTD. Patent Owner and Respondent 95001368 6808692 10/073,986 GUEST 314(a)/101/112(1)/103 Reed Smith, LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP DIAMOND, ALAN D original LANGEL, WAYNE A

1797 Ex parte WIMCO, LLC, Patent Owner and Appellant 90011699 7396471 11/440,427 GUEST 102(e)/103 WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KOEHLER, P.A. FETSUGA,ROBERT M original UPTON, CHRISTOPHER

1797 Ex parte WIMCO, LLC, Patent Owner and Appellant 90011700 7488414 12/136,363 GUEST 102(e)/103 WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KOEHLER, P.A. FETSUGA,ROBERT M original UPTON, CHRISTOPHER