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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Levy 11614921 - (D) ADAMS 103 DIGIMARC CORPORATION KHAKHAR, NIRAV K

2168 Ex Parte Campbell et al 11318364 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP TRAN, ANHTAI V

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Matsumoto et al 11984714 - (D) OWENS 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC NGUYEN, HAI L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Yamane et al 10883700 - (D) WILSON 102 112(1)/112(2) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. YI, STELLA KIM

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Hsu et al 11744896 - (D) TIMM 103 112(2) McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP LI, MEIYA

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Sheerin 11953071 - (D) SMITH 103 Howard H. Sheerin, Attorney at Law RAAB,CHRISTOPHERJ

2156 Ex Parte Bopardikar 11241427 - (D) BUI 112(2)/103 Mission/BSTZ BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN BADAWI, SHERIEF

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Buddhikot et al 11557176 - (D) BUI 103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. MATHARU, MANPREET S

2651 Ex Parte Sylvain 10824039 - (D) WINSOR 103 Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & G (Apple) GAY, SONIA L

As pointed out by the Examiner (Ans. 11-12), “[t]hough understanding the claim language may be aided by the explanations contained in the written description, it is important not to import into a claim limitations that are not a part of the claim.” SuperGuide Corp. v. DirecTV Enterprises., Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 875 (Fed. Cir. 2004). A pertinent dictionary definition is: “associate . . . v.t. 1. to connect or bring into relation.” THE RANDOM HOUSE DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 126 (2d ed. unabridged 1987). The Specification uses the term “associated” and related terms in various contexts (see, e.g., Spec ¶¶ [0002]-[0003], [0005]-[0007]. [0016]-[0019]; [0021]-[0028]), none of which evidence an intent to deviate from the ordinary meaning of “associated” or limit the meaning of “associated” to “registered.” We construe the modifier “uniquely” in the context of the claim language “uniquely associated” to mean that the ID is associated with a particular distinct service node, and no other service node.

Superguide Corp. v. Direct TV Enterprises, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 69 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.01

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Suciu et al 11719812 - (D) HOELTER 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global PRAGER, JESSE M

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 SYNQOR, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant v. MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. Requester and Respondent 95001405 7558083 11/900,207 PERRY 103 FOR PATENT OWNER: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER MURATA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD c/o KEATING & BENNETT, LLP HEYMAN, JOHN S original NGUYEN, MATTHEW VAN

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