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Friday, October 3, 2014

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Adireddy et al 11528203 - (D) DILLON concurring JEFFERY 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. NGO, CHUONG A

“A drafter uses the term ‘comprising’ to mean ‘I claim at least what follows and potentially more.’”
Vehicular Techs. Corp. v. Titan Wheel Int’l, Inc., 212 F.3d 1377, 1383 (Fed. Cir. 2000). ...

It is well settled that the article “a” means “one or more” where, as here, the claim contains the transitional phrase, “comprising.” KCJ Corp. v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc., 223 F.3d 1351, 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2000). But “[w]hen the claim language and specification indicate that ‘a’ means one and only one, it is appropriate to construe it as such even in the context of an openended ‘comprising’ claim.” Harari v. Lee, 656 F.3d 1331, 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2011).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Angell et al 12121947 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. NAJARIAN, LENA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Shintani et al 12143057 - (D) STEPHENS 103 103 HOWSON & HOWSON LLP RIVERA, WILLIAM ARAUZ

“[T]he Patent Office bears a lesser burden of proof in making out a case of prima facie obviousness for product-by-process claims because of their peculiar nature than would be the case when a product is claimed in the more conventional fashion.” In re Fessmann, 489 F.2d 742, 744 (CCPA 1974).

Fessmann, In re, 489 F.2d 742, 180 USPQ 324 (CCPA 1974) 2113

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte COLLIVER et al 12322410 - (D) ROESEL 103 UNILEVER PATENT GROUP MCCLAIN-COLEMAN, TYNESHA L.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Dessau 11430145 - (D) DANG additional info DANG 102/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) PULLIAM, CHRISTYANN R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Ni et al 12017545 - (D) KINDER 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP SHAW, ROBERT A

2455 Ex Parte Ni et al 12017534 - (D) KINDER 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP SHAW, ROBERT A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2671 Ex Parte Rose 11567241 - (D) FREDMAN 102 GIBB & RILEY, LLC HUNTSINGER, PETER K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Kirsch 12619008 - (D) MURPHY 103 Covidien LP FIDEI, DAVID

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