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AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Walker et al 11143878 - (D) FREDMAN 102 102 Siemens Corporation ZAHR, ASHRAF A

We not only find the Examiner’s interpretation consistent with the principles of “broadest reasonable interpretation in light of the Specification,” but agree with the Examiner that the preferred interpretation of a modifying phrase is that it modifies the immediately preceding phrase, rather than an earlier recited phrase. See Anhydrides & Chemicals, Inc. v. U.S., 130 F.3d 1481, 1483 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (“The rules of grammar apply in statutory construction: Referential and qualifying words and phrases, where no contrary intention appears, refer solely to the last antecedent, which consists of ‘the last word, phrase, or clause that can be made an antecedent without impairing the meaning of the sentence.’”)

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2851 Ex Parte Padalia et al 11392215 - (D) GARRIS 102 LAW OFFICES OF MAXIMILLIAN R. PETERSON DOAN, NGHIA M

2885 Ex Parte Lac et al 11574912 - (D) KALAN 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS TSIDULKO, MARK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Angel et al 10207836 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 OHLANDT, GREELEY, RUGGIERO & PERLE, LLP OYEBISI, OJO O

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