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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Berger 11804303 - (D) STEPINA 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB LUGO, CARLOS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Henry 11594415 - (D) LaVIER 103 BRINKS GILSON & LIONE HUNTLEY, DANIEL CARROLL

Although claims directed to an apparatus must be distinguished from the prior art in terms of structure rather than function, to satisfy the functional limitations in an apparatus claim, the prior art apparatus must be capable of performing the claimed function. See In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997). In addition, the mere capability of performing the claimed function is not the complete inquiry; the Examiner should additionally determine whether it would have been obvious to modify the prior art system to arrive at the claimed system. See In re Giannelli, 739 F.3d 1375, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2014). As “[p]hysical capability alone does not render obvious that which is contraindicated,” id., the Examiner’s assessment that Moehring is “capable of” the functions recited in claim 1, (Ans. 11), is insufficient in view of our conclusion that Moehring teaches away from those very functions.

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

3771 Ex Parte Burbank et al 12396358 - (D) REIMERS 103 CROCKETT & CROCKETT, P.C. LOUIS, LATOYA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte COPPOLA et al 12204193 - (D) SHAW 102/103 IBM CORPORATION HWA, SHYUE JIUNN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Sridhar et al 12061525 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC BROWN, RUEBEN M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Egitto et al 11976629 - (D) TIMM 103 HINMAN, HOWARD & KATTELL, LLP ARROYO, TERESA M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Berridge 11978883 - (D) REIMERS 103 LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTOPHER L. MAKAY ADAMOS, THEODORE V

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