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Monday, May 12, 2014

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2892 Ex Parte Letz et al 11750567 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. c/o Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C. PARKER, ALLEN L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Maziers 11922126 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(2)/102 102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC RAUDENBUSH, ELLEN SUZANNE

Generally, claim terms are:

Given their ordinary and customary meaning as understood by a person of ordinary skill in the art when
read in the context of the specification and prosecution history. There are only two exceptions to this general
rule: 1) when a patentee sets out a definition and acts as his own lexicographer, or 2) when the patentee disavows the full scope of a claim term either in the specification or during prosecution. 

[Thorner v. Sony Computer Entm’t Am. LLC, 669 F.3d 1362, 1365 (Fed. Cir. 2012)] (citation omitted). “To act as its own lexicographer, a patentee must ‘clearly set forth a definition of the disputed claim term’ other than its plain and ordinary meaning.” Id. at 1365 (quoting CCS Fitness, Inc. v. Brunswick Corp., 288 F.3d 1359, 1366 . . . (Fed. Cir. 2002)). “It is not enough for a patentee to simply disclose a single embodiment or use a word in the same manner in all embodiments, the patentee must ‘clearly express an intent’ to redefine the term.” Id. (citing Helmsderfer v. Bobrick Washroom Equip., Inc., 527 F.3d 1379, 1381 . . . (Fed. Cir. 2008)). 

Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels LLC v. Gevo, Inc., 109 USPQ2d 1701, 1706 (Fed. Cir. 2014).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Kwong 11549347 - (D) ADAMS 103 Pabst Patent Group LLP CHOI, FRANK I
AFFIRMED 1718 Ex Parte Boroson 11735544 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Global OLED Technology LLC TUROCY, DAVID P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2117 Ex Parte Andrews 12573829 - (D) BUI 102/103 BERKELEY LAW & TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLP BHATIA, AJAY M

2193 Ex Parte Bardsley 11474842 - (D) WEINSCHENK 103 SCENERA RESEARCH, LLC JENKINS, WILSON, TAYLOR & HUNT, P.A. VU, TUAN A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2488 Ex Parte Wan et al 10847834 - (D) BUI 112(2)/103 Foley & Lardner LLP/ Broadcom Corporation PE, GEEPY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Xu et al 11956052 - (D) HOSKINS 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH GALT, CASSI J

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