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Monday, May 19, 2014

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte LEE et al 11423875 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1)/103 Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.L. SHIAU, SHEN C

The Examiner is correct in pointing out that the portion of the Specification at page 4 upon which Appellants rely in part for written descriptive support of the questioned claim language is headed by the title “Background.” However “a patent specification may sufficiently enable a feature under § 112, ¶ 1, even if only the background section provides the enabling disclosure.” Callicrate v. Wadsworth Mfg., Inc., 427 F.3d 1361, 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2005). See also KX Indus. v. PUR Water Purification Prods, Inc., 18 Fed.Appx. 871, 877 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (“The fact that the inventor chose to express the minimum pressure level needed for activation in the Background section makes it no less important in determining what the inventor deemed necessary to the claimed process”.) Similarly, the “Background” section is part of the Specification and the Examiner has not explained why this portion may not be relied upon by Appellants to provide descriptive support for the claimed invention.

Callicrate vs. Wadsworth Mfg., Inc., 427 F.3d 1361, 77 USPQ2d 1041 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2164.01

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Ali et al 11799271 - (D) BEST 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ASSOUAD, PATRICK J

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Meyer et al 11977616 - (D) KIMLIN 112(1)/102/103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP HIGGINS, GERARD T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Gunn-Beshears et al 11999542 - (D) CHEN 103 STOCKWELL & SMEDLEY, PSC MORRISON, JAY A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Bleacher et al 11879985 - (D) KOHUT 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC MARANDI, JAMESR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Van Niekerk et al 11561597 - (D) STRAUSS 103 SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT, P.C. TAYLOR, BARRY W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Wilkes et al 11799381 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 CEJN AB, Requester and Respondent, v. Westerndorf Manufacturing Co., Inc., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7717471 et al 11/397,863 95001446 - (D) ROBERTSON 112(2)/102/103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ALBIHNS STOCKHOLM AB TIMOTHY PLATT IPQ IP SPECIALISTS AB KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original DUNWOODY, AARON M

INTER PARTIES REVIEW

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2153 DELL INC., HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, and NETAPP, INC v. ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 6,978,346 B2 09/753,245 09753245 - (D) ANDERSON 103 For PETITIONERS: HAYES & BOONE For PATENT OWNER: RENAISSANCE IP LAW GROUP LLP RAKLAW LIM, KRISNA

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