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Monday, December 8, 2014

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Miller et al 12407136 - (D) MURPHY 102 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/Masco Corporation KIM, CHRISTOPHER S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Pepperell 11515631 - (D) WEINBERG 103 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. RASHID, HARUNUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2673 Ex Parte Rolleston 11001431 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP RUDOLPH, VINCENT M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Manning 11492138 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 102/103 FLETCHER YODER SMITH, BRADLEY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte Bruns et al 12754752 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER LLP NELSON JR, MILTON

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Bandholz et al 12135305 - (D) SHAW 102/103 IBM (RPS-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP DALEY, CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY

2139 Ex Parte LIU et al 12333022 - (D) MacDONALD 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd) BANSAL, GURTEJ

2158 Ex Parte Koch et al 11760483 - (D) JURGOVAN 112(1)/102 KENYON & KENYON LLP SHANMUGASUNDARAM, KANNAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Moore et al 10883993 - (D) DIXON 103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP RICHER, AARON M

2648 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 11039020 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 BGL/Broadcom SHARMA, SUJATHA R

2669 Ex Parte Kaus et al 11573290 - (D) DILLON 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MOTSINGER, SEAN T

We find the Examiner’s position persuasive. "[I]t is not necessary that the inventions of the references be physically combinable to render obvious the invention under review." In re Sneed, 710 F.2d 1544, 1550 Fed. Cir. 1983 (citing Orthopedic Equip. Co. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005,
1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983); In re Andersen, 391 F.2d 953, 958 (CCPA 1968)); see also In re Nievelt, 482 F.2d 965, 968 (CCPA 1973) ("Combining the teachings of references does not involve an ability to combine their specific structures.").

Sneed, In re, 710 F.2d 1544, 218 USPQ 385 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 1445 2145

Orthopedic Equip. Co., Inc. v. All Orthopedic Appliances, Inc., 707 F.2d 1376, 217 USPQ 1281 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 716.04

Nievelt, In re, 482 F.2d 965, 179 USPQ 224 (CCPA 1973) 2145

2683 Ex Parte Buck et al 12041746 - (D) DIXON 103 HAMILTON, DESCANCTIS & CHA (GENERAL) SAMSON, SARA B

2689 Ex Parte Adams 11955455 - (D) FRAHM 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (FOR RIM) TERRELL, EMILY C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Chauncey et al 11512535 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. SCHECHTER, ANDREW M

2881 Ex Parte Muntean et al 12277198 - (D) OWENS 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global CHANG, HANWAY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Mayabb 11709018 - (D) HOELTER 103 Kinney & Lange, P.A. KOEHLER, CHRISTOPHER M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Atkin 11463131 - (D) HOMERE 103 IBM CORPORATION (RHF) C/O ROBERT H. FRANTZ HUYNH, THU V

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 XILINX, INC. Requester v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES MANAGEMENT Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte GABARA et al 7,429,899 11/697,908 95001628 - (D) CURCURI 112(1)/102/103 NDQ Special Reexam Group Third Party Requester: Haynes & Boone, LLP Deb, Anjan original MIS, DAVID C

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