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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Erlat et al 12642501 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 GE Licensing TALBOT, BRIAN K

1714 Ex Parte Kudela et al 12172029 - (D) BEST 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX BRATLAND JR, KENNETH A

Claim 9 requires, among other things, a metal gas feed tube that has “a first end coupled with the gas source.” Because a claim term should be construed consistently wherever it appears in a patent or application’s claims, see, e.g., Rexnord Corp. v. Laitram Corp., 274 F.3d 1336, 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2001); CVI/Beta Ventures, Inc. v. Tura LP, 112 F.3d 1146, 1159 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (“[W]e are obliged to construe the term ‘elasticity’ consistently throughout the claims.”), we determine that the term “coupled” as used in the ’029 application’s claims means “joined” or “connected.”

The ’029 application’s independent claims use the phrase “directly coupled.” Based on our review of the ’029 application’s Specification, we conclude that a person of ordinary skill in the art would have understood the adverb “directly” as having been used in its normal sense of meaning “in immediate physical contact.” See Directly, MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/directly (last visited Dec. 17, 2013).

Accordingly, we construe the phrase “directly coupled” as meaning “joined by immediate physical contact.”

Rexnord Corp. v. Laitram Corp., 274 F.3d 1336, 60 USPQ2d 1851 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2111.01
DONNER 1: 308; 2: 570, 571; 3: 470, 493; 10: 100
HARMON 6: 90

CVI HARMON 6: 123, 174, 199; 19: 358

1733 Ex Parte Cho et al 12051371 - (D) NAGUMO 103 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. YANG, JIE

1789 Ex Parte Conley et al 12074166 - (D) PAK 103/obviousness-type double patenting E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY MATZEK, MATTHEW D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Benes 11952276 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global GRUBB, MATTHEW

2857 Ex Parte Henry et al 12044754 - (D) DELMENDO 103 INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. WEST, JEFFREY R

2884 Ex Parte Vaquero et al 12239331 - (D) GARRIS 103 EPSTEIN & GERKEN LEE, SHUN K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Propst 12860391 - (D) HANLON 102/103 112(2)/102/103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP PENNY, TABATHA L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2887 Ex Parte BUNGERT et al 11627056 - (D) NEW 102 103 37 CFR § 41.50(b) 103 HAMRE, SCHUMANN, MUELLER & LARSON, P.C. KIM, TAE W

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Beatty et al 12210729 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON DUNLAP, CAITLIN NOELLE DENNI

1732 Ex Parte Bull et al 12612142 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 BASF CORPORATION DAVIS, SHENG HAN

1756 Ex Parte Khang 12071453 - (D) OWENS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. BRAYTON, JOHN JOSEPH

1773 Ex Parte PIERIK et al 12625803 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS KINGAN, TIMOTHY G

1782 Ex Parte Denome et al 12270547 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY YAGER, JAMES C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte Marndi et al 11491753 - (D) FISHMAN 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CORBO, GRISELLE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 Ex Parte Strassner 12236609 - (D) HUME 103 IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. RUBIN,BLAKE J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2847 Ex Parte Ichiyama 11812833 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP CHEN, XIAOLIANG

2871 Ex Parte Sakuma 11979508 - (D) FRAHM 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) KIM, DENNIS Y

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte Melling et al 10923606 - (D) LORIN 101/112(2)/103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General CAMPBELL, KELLIE L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Hurling 11633808 - (D) CAPP 101/103 UNILEVER PATENT GROUP UTAMA, ROBERT J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2747 ACACIA PATENT ACQUISITION LLC Patent Owner and Appellant 90011295 6115698 08/516,646 HOFF 102 102/103 PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. CARLSON, JEFFREY D original THOMAS, JOSEPH

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 ACACIA PATENT ACQUISITION LLC Patent Owner and Appellant 90011296 6473744 09/369,517 HOFF 112(2)/102 "PROCOPIO, CORY, HARGREAVES & SAVITCH LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. CARLSON, JEFFREY D original COSIMANO, EDWARD R

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 GOOGLE, INC. Requester and Respondent v. ORACLE AMERICA, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001560 7426720 10/745,023 DILLON 102/103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP STEELMAN, MARY J original WU, JUNCHUN

REHEARING

GRANTED
2711 Ex parte TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND LICENSING, LLC Appellant and Patent Owner 90009400 RE 35952 08/116,019 90/010,726 90/009,400 90/009,456 SIU 102 "NIRO, SCAVONE, HALLER & NIRO THIRD PARTY REQUESTERS: MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP; WILDMAN HARROLD ALLEN & DIXON LLP POKRZYWA, JOSEPH R

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

DISMISSED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 1636 INSTITUT PASTEUR & UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE, Appellant, v. MARGARET A. FOCARINO, Commissioner for Patents, Appellee, AND PRECISION BIOSCIENCES, INC., Appellee. 2012-1487 95/000,491 7,309,605 10/820,843 6,610,545 09/836,169 6,833,252 09/492,697 TARANTO 103 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Associate Solicitor USPTO KAUSHAL, SUMESH; PATTERSON, CHARLES L JR

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