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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Simard et al 11067159 - (D) GRIMES 112(6)/102/103 DWT/MannKind Corporation DIBRINO, MARIANNE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Calzia et al 12622754 - (D) SMITH 103 ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC c/o The Dow Chemical Company VETERE, ROBERT A

1714 Ex Parte FONVILLE et al 12611079 - (D) SMITH 103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (GM) LEE, DOUGLAS

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Cattell et al 11392304 - (D) GRIMES 112(2)/103 MARSH FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE LLP TANG, JIEYING

2168 Ex Parte Cox et al 11885409 - (D) BUI 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LY, CHEYNE D

2186 Ex Parte COLGLAZIER et al 11775085 - (D) DIXON 101/102 IBM (RPS-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP ALSIP, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Seminaro et al 11151665 - (D) REIMERS 102/103 MARSH FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE LLP WAQAS, SAAD A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Vroome 10781113 - (D) WARREN 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 112(2) Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC CULLER, JILL E

2887 Ex Parte Kelley et al 11462814 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Haynes & Boone, LLP MAI, THIEN T

However, the Examiner does not explain how Kimura’s nulling device is structured as required by the claimed “means for nulling.” The Examiner has not provided any meaningful claim construction of the term
means for nulling as is required under § 112, sixth paragraph. In re Donaldson Co., Inc., 16 F.3d 1189, 1193 (Fed. Cir. 1994) (“The plain and unambiguous meaning of paragraph six is that one construing means-plus-function language in a claim must look to the specification and interpret that language in light of the corresponding structure, material, or acts described therein, and equivalents thereof, to the extent that the specification provides such disclosure. Paragraph six does not state or even suggest that the PTO is
exempt from this mandate . . . .”).

As the Examiner has failed to show that Kelley’s and Ryan’s NFC device as modified by Kimura’s teaching would have the structure required by the “means for nulling” recited in the claims, we cannot sustain the Examiner’s § 103 rejection of the apparatus claims 1 and 21.

Donaldson, In re, 16 F.3d 1189, 29 USPQ2d 1845 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2111.01 2114

2899 Ex Parte Wicker 11714313 - (D) HANLON 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. LEE, JAE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte McDonnough et al 12057986 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC COLLINS, RAVEN

3788 Ex Parte Wood 11315379 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 TAYLOR IP, P.C. REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2121 Ex Parte Thornton 11768457 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. LOPEZ ALVAREZ, OLVIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Carter et al 10706421 - (D) DANG 112(1) 101/103 ARRIS TIV, BACKHEAN

2454 Ex Parte Alimi et al 12115257 - (D) CALVE 103 103 CAHN & SAMUELS, LLP LIN, WEN TAI

2485 Ex Parte Adams 11113335 - (D) EVANS 102 102 BGL/Broadcom TORRENTE, RICHARD T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Nammi et al 11231492 - (D) ZECHER 102 112(2) Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP / Jablonski Law Group LEIVA, FRANK M

AFFIRMED
1674 Ex Parte PALMER 12269967 - (D) REIMERS 103 Alchemy-Partners, PC SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Cho et al 12472230 - (D) BEST 103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP TALBOT, BRIAN K

1762 Ex Parte Bodart et al 12296977 - (D) SMITH 102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC ENG, ELIZABETH

1762 Ex Parte Pujari et al 12542424 - (D) WARREN 102/103 obviousnes-type double patenting LeClairRyan METZMAIER, DANIEL S

1766 Ex Parte Eibeck et al 12711313 - (D) HOUSEL 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP FANG, SHANE

1773 Ex Parte Shenoy 11307965 - (D) KIMLIN 103 NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY SASAKI, SHOGO

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Borowski et al 11120860 - (D) CHEN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PATEL, JIGAR P

2172 Ex Parte Haitani et al 11434502 - (D) JENKS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TAN, ALVIN H

2172 Ex Parte Heer et al 11844833 - (D) JENKS 102/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG HUR, ECE

2186 Ex Parte Branscome et al 12567624 - (D) FISHMAN 103 Brocade-Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford ALSIP, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Marilly et al 11516777 - (D) COURTENAY 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT BANTAMOI, ANTHONY

2424 Ex Parte Jendbro 11433815 - (D) COURTENAY 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. TILAHUN, ALAZAR

2437 Ex Parte Wee et al 10245344 - (D) THOMAS 112(1)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY GELAGAY, SHEWAYE

2453 Ex Parte Hamedi 11064140 - (D) REIMERS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LINDSEY, MATTHEW S

2466 Ex Parte Sridhar et al 11956321 - (D) DANG 103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC JAROENCHONWANIT, BUNJOB

2492 Ex Parte Berg et al 10901599 - (D) REIMERS 103 IBM CORPORATION KIM, TAE K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Powell et al 12154272 - (D) HASTINGS 103 RGIP LLC DINH, PHUONG K

2837 Ex Parte Palumbo et al 11946207 - (D) BEST 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER LUKS, JEREMY AUSTIN

2852 Ex Parte Toh et al 12117843 - (D) PAK 102 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP BEATTY, ROBERT B

2872 Ex Parte Mann et al 12702040 - (D) GARRIS 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) CHWASZ, JADE R

2883 Ex Parte Hwang et al 12033906 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC ROJAS, OMAR R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte JONES et al 12134671 - (D) REIMERS 112(2) 102 ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT TROY, DANIEL J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Haesloop et al 11284679 - (D) ASTORINO 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP BAYOU, AMENE SETEGNE

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Parkes et al 11423108 - (D) KALAN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. CHOI, PETER Y

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2824 Ex Parte Pong 11529357 - (D) KRATZ 102 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. ELMS, RICHARD T

2891 Ex Parte Wang et al 11361249 - (D) NEW 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. SLUTSKER, JULIA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Anderson 11831625 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) EVERAGE, KEVIN D

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. AND ZIMMER, INC. Requester v. HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000428 6818020 10/461,636 GUEST 103 102 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK JASTRZAB, KRISANNE MARIE original BERMAN, SUSAN W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex parte HTI IP, LLC 90011304 6,604,033 09/776,033 MARTIN 102/103 102 HUGHES TELEMATICS, INC. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P. CABRERA, ZOILA E original ZANELLI, MICHAEL J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 BIOMET ORTHOPEDICS, LLC and BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Third Party Requester, Cross-Appellant v. HUDSON SURGICAL DESIGN, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant 95001469 7344541 10/756,817 MARTIN 112(1)/112(2)/102 112(1)/112(2)/102 Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Chistensen, P.A. Third Party Reqeuster: Troutman Sanders, LLP REIP, DAVID OWEN original HOFFMAN, MARY C

3762 CIRCULITE, INC. Respondent, Cross-Appellant, Requester v. HEARTWARE, INC. Appellant, Cross-Respondent, Patent Owner 95001858 6530876 09/557,562 McCARTHY 103 103 COOLEY LLP Third Party Requester: SNR DENTON US LLP FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original BOCKELMAN, MARK

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1744 Ex Parte PLASTICOS VANDUX DE COLUMBIA S.A. Patent Owner and Appellant 90011572 6,739,016 09/954,131 KERINS 102 102/103 KAIN & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A. Third Part Requester: James D. Petruzzi WILLIAMS, CATHERINE SERKE original SPISICH, MARK

2771 Ex parte MOBILEMEDIA IDEAS LLC Appellant 90012080 6049796 08/803,814 MORGAN 102 PROSKAUER ROSE LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: THE MARBURY LAW GROUP, PLLC POKRZYWA, JOSEPH R original JUNG, DAVID YIUK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 KRONOPOL SP. Z O. O. Requester v. FAUS GROUP INC. Patent Owner 95001516 6688061 10/127,602 MARTIN 102/103 MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original THISSELL, JENNIFER I

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 OWENS CORNING CORPORATION Requester v. AIRVENT, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant 95001952 6793574 10/600,397 SONG 102 102/103 Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: CALFEE, HALTER & GRISWALD LLP original ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT English, Peter C. original BOLES, DEREK


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