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Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Thangaraj et al 11651964 - (D) TIMM 103 Tabarrok & Zahrt (10/11-Seagate) MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN

1771 Ex Parte Selby et al 12373079 - (D) DELMENDO 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY MCAVOY, ELLEN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Anderson 11219505 - (D) DANG 103 AT&T Legal Department - MB YEN, SYLING

As an initial matter, we note claim 24 merely recites “using” a processor “to perform” a search. Instead of positively reciting a step of “searching,” the claim merely recites “using” the processor “to perform” a search. We conclude the recited “to perform” language is a statement of intended use of the “processor,” 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).

2178 Ex Parte Belvin et al 11751513 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 CRGO LAW TSUI, WILSON W

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Hua et al 12182388 - (D) DANG 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT VU, VIET DUY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Schlichting et al 11778681 - (D) CAPP 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global PRAGER, JESSE M

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