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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Kajmowicz et al 12259156 - (D) NAPPI 112(2)/103 Mahamedi Paradice LLP (NetApp) STEVENS, ROBERT

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Greenfield 11832941 - (D) FRAHM 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Adobe Systems, Inc. GOOD JOHNSON, MOTILEWA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Desai et al 10999325 - (D) MOHANTY 103 AT&T Legal Dept. GGGV GOLDMAN, MICHAEL H

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Park et al 11646597 - (D) TROCK 103 102/103 KED & ASSOCIATES, LLP STEINBERG, JEFFREY S

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Bleumer et al 11229466 - (D) STRAUSS 103 SCHIFF HARDIN LLP NGUY, CHI D

“A reference may be said to teach away when a person of ordinary skill, upon reading the reference, would be discouraged from following the path set out in the reference, or would be led in a direction divergent from the path that was taken by the applicant.” Ricoh Co., Ltd. v. Quanta Computer, Inc., 550 F.3d 1325, 1332 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (citations and quotations omitted). A reference does not teach away if it merely expresses a general preference for an alternative invention from amongst options available to the ordinarily skilled artisan, and the reference does not discredit or discourage investigation into the invention claimed. In re Fulton, 391 F.3d 1195, 1201 (Fed. Cir. 2004). Furthermore, “[a] known or obvious composition does not become patentable simply because it has been described as somewhat inferior to some other product for the same use.” In re Gurley, 27 F.3d 551, 553 (Fed. Cir. 1994). 

Fulton, In re, 391 F.3d 1195, 73 USPQ2d 1141 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2123 2141.02 2143.01 2145

Gurley, In re, 27 F.3d 551, 31 USPQ2d 1130 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2123 2145

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Zimmer et al 12386572 - (D) McGRAW 103 KLAUS J. BACH & ASSOCIATES BATSON, VICTOR D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Kovacevich et al 12108432 - (D) GREENHUT 102 TILLMAN WRIGHT, PLLC WALKER, NED ANDREW

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