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Thursday, February 27, 2014

rolls-royce

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Whitacre 13220235 - (D) DELMENDO 103 The Marbury Law Group, PLLC LI, JUN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte White et al 12275387 - (D) EVANS 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 MARSH, FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE LLP HASAN, SYED HAROON

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Karamchedu et al 11625057 - (D) BUI 102/103 Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt HOLDER, BRADLEY W

2441 Ex Parte Chu et al 11444861 - (D) SMEGAL 101/102 Setter Roche LLP TAYLOR, NICHOLAS R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Moon 11603875 - (D) KRIVAK 102 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C BODDIE, WILLIAM

2675 Ex Parte DiCarlo et al 11054209 - (D) MILLS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CRUZ, IRIANA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2827 Ex Parte Bedeschi et al 11906722 - (D) KRATZ 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. HO, HOAI V

2838 Ex Parte Sickels et al 12030831 - (D) PRAISS 103 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) MEHARI, YEMANE

2898 Ex Parte Weber et al 12191814 - (D) OWENS 102 Winkle, PLLC c/o CPA Global MCCALL SHEPARD, SONYA D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Chow et al 10552097 - (D) ASTORINO 103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. MICHENER, JOSHUA J

3673 Ex Parte Wang 11907150 - (D) ABRAMS 102/103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP BOSWELL, CHRISTOPHER J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Koshiishi et al 11670648 - (D) SPAHN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. MAYE, AYUB A

3744 Ex Parte Vartiainen 11496425 - (D) SPAHN 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC DUKE, EMMANUEL E

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1736 Ex Parte Becue et al 11491038 - (D) HANLON 103 ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP WALCK, BRIAN D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Billmaier et al 10186210 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 101/103 Arris Group, Inc. PARRY, CHRISTOPHER L

2426 Ex Parte Yoon et al 11709170 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 101 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC HUYNH, AN SON PHI

2448 Ex Parte Moore et al 10404111 - (D) GLENN J. PERRY 101/102 VERIZON LUU, LE HIEN
AFFIRMED 2463 Ex Parte Creigh 11274438 - (D) STRAUSS 103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) MARCELO, MELVIN C

2497 Ex Parte Reisman 11513329 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 Renaissance IP Law Group LLP ( MCP) RASHID, HARUNUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2621 Ex Parte Yamaguchi 11092961 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC SIM, YONG H

2651 Ex Parte Vo et al 11320023 - (D) MILLS 103 CORNING INCORPORATED NGUYEN, DUC MINH

2673 Ex Parte Boyce 10560499 - (D) HOMERE 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC ZIMMERMAN, MARK K

2686 Ex Parte Yao et al 10206244 - (D) FRAHM 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC BLOUIN, MARK S

2693 Ex Parte Mathiasen et al 11138710 - (D) KOHUT 103 MCCORMICK, PAULDING & HUBER LLP MA, CALVIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2822 Ex Parte Wang et al 11602857 - (D) TIMM 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. GREEN, TELLY D

2829 Ex Parte Wu et al 11773171 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. CAMPBELL, SHAUN M

Rolls-Royce, PLC v. United Technologies Corp., 603 F.3d 1325, 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2010)(“If a person of ordinary skill, before the time of invention and without knowledge of that invention, would have found the invention merely an easily predictable and achievable variation or combination of the prior art, then the invention likely would have been obvious.”).
HARMON 3: 6

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Sharp et al 12371735 - (D) BAHR 102/103 TOMLINSON RUST MCKINSTRY GRABLE ADDIE, RAYMOND W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Gutta et al 11719404 - (D) COURTENAY 112(2) 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS REDDY, SUNITA

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Kaminsky et al 11745754 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP NGUYEN, THU V

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Ludwig 11004746 - (D) JEFFERY 103 PCHS/NRI FLETCHER, MARLON T

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex parte BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. 90011769 7774833 10/668,455 MARTIN 102 102 2nd Reexam Group - Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third Party Requester: FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRET & DUNNER LLP CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original HO, VIRGINIA T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2819 GOOGLE, INC. Requester and Appellant v. TIERRAVISION, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95001801 RE41,983 12/856,512 CHEN 314(a)/102/103 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP For THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX, P.L.L.C. AHMED, SALMAN original YOUNG, BRIAN K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2138 XILINX, INC., Third-Party Requester, Appellant, and Respondent v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES MANAGEMENT, OF WHICH INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC IS AN AFFILIATE, Patent Owner, Appellant, and Respondent 95001579 7080301 11/261,762 MARTIN 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. For Third-Party Requester: Haynes and Boone, LLP IP Section SORRELL, ERON J original TON, DAVID

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

antonie

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Schechner et al 10528842 - (D) KALAN 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP DEES, NIKKI H

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Purang et al 11435633 - (D) SAADAT 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN PHAN, TUANKHANH D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Adolph et al 10893183 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. PHUNG, LUAT

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte Khayrallah 10863299 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC JOSEPH, JAISON

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Chen et al 11427495 - (D) HANLON 103 SCULLY SCOTT MURPHY & PRESSER, PC LAM, CATHY N

2842 Ex Parte Heppenstall et al 11908664 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 NXP B.V. ALMO, KHAREEM E

2842 Ex Parte Tatapudi et al 12050876 - (D) DELMENDO 103 FLETCHER YODER (MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.) ROJAS, DANIEL E

2886 Ex Parte Hall 12456840 - (D) PRAISS 103 ALCON RESEARCH LTD. LEE, HWA S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Wochner et al 12664418 - (D) GAUDETTE 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. WEEKS, GLORIA R

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Ohashi 10593061 - (D) SCHEINER 102/103 102/103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC SONG, DAEHO D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 Ex Parte Rosenwald et al 11731018 - (D) DIXON 103 103 HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P.C. ROBERTS, BRIAN S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte McClure et al 11022496 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. LI, MEIYA

2835 Ex Parte LIN 12144734 - (D) PRAISS 103 103 FOGG & POWERS LLC PAPE, ZACHARY

2857 Ex Parte Henry et al 11936470 - (D) OWENS 103 obviousness-type double patenting INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. , IP DEPARTMENT DESTA, ELIAS

2857 Ex Parte Henry et al 11936519 - (D) OWENS 103 obviousness-type double patenting INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. , IP DEPARTMENT DESTA, ELIAS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Kristensen et al 10543488 - (D) SPAHN 103 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP VENNE, DANIEL V

See In re Antonie, 559 F.2d 618, 620 (CCPA) (exceptions to the general rule of Aller include where the parameter to be optimized is not recognized in the art to be a result effective variable).

Antonie, In re, 559 F.2d 618, 195 USPQ 6 (CCPA 1977) 2141.022144.05
DONNER 8: 1679, 1694, 1695

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Ohata et al 11596373 - (D) BEST 103 McDermott Will and Emery LLP ENIN-OKUT, EDU E

1745 Ex Parte Nelson 12914592 - (D) PRAISS 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. CAILLOUET, CHRISTOPHER C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Kang et al 10956374 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 NSIP LAW QUADER, FAZLUL

2182 Ex Parte Muraki 11941405 - (D) DIXON 103 Ishimaru & Associates LLP - Sony TALUKDAR, ARVIND

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Kerr et al 10951901 - (D) BUI 103 Avaya by MUNCY, GEISSLER, OLDS & LOWE, PLLC HAILU, KIBROM T

2493 Ex Parte Stanev 11118020 - (D) MORGAN 103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP LE, CHAU D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Ahlfeld et al 12152904 - (D) BROWNE 102 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE KEITH, JACK W

3679 Ex Parte Shirai et al 11908716 - (D) CAPP 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP FERGUSON, MICHAEL P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Stolze 12516659 - (D) CAPP 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION LU, JIPING

3751 Ex Parte Ravndal 11663022 - (D) HILL 103 PATENTS+TMS, P.C. NIESZ, JASON KAROL

3788 Ex Parte Macor 12156186 - (D) CALVE 112(2) 103 LAW OFFICE OF PERRY M. FONSECA, PC NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Fineberg 11247475 - (D) CHEN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SHMATOV, ALEXEY

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 In re CHIMEI INNOLUX CORP. 90012051 6134092 09/057,199 DIXON 102/103 WHITE & CASE LLP PROCTOR, JASON SCOTT original SAWHNEY, HARGOBIND S
AFFIRMED 2884 Ex Parte Baroni et al 11908096 - (D) GARRIS 103 Miles & Stockbridge, PC VU, MINDY D

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 IN RE EUGENE J. HOFFMANN AND DAVID E. LUND 2013-1657 11/504,474 PER CURIAM 112(a) EUGENE J. HOFFMANN, DAVID E. LUND; Office of the Soliciter USPTO BOECKMANN, JASON J

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

allen eng'g, bell comm jacoby

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Roth 12752630 - (D) GARRIS 103 KURT ROTH C/O M. SLAVIN BECKER, DREW E

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Naick et al 10992517 - (D) GRIMES 103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. NGUYEN, THU N

2174 Ex Parte Eschbach et al 11315993 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP TILLERY, RASHAWN N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Hansen 11140288 - (D) BROWN 102/103 CLOCK TOWER LAW GROUP ASHRAF, WASEEM

2483 Ex Parte Hahm et al 10890865 - (D) NAPPI 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. HOLDER, ANNER N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Brandenburg et al 10529271 - (D) OWENS 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MAYER, LTD MARINI, MATTHEW G

“[T]he preamble may be limiting ‘when the claim drafter chooses to use both the preamble and the body to define the subject matter of the claimed invention.’” Allen Engineering Corp. v. Bartell Industries Inc., 299 F.3d 1336, 1346 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (quoting Bell Communications Research, Inc. v. Vitalink Communications Corp., 55 F.3d 615, 620 (Fed. Cir. 1995). That is what the claim drafter did in the present case.

Allen Eng’g Corp. v. Bartell Indus., Inc., 299 F.3d 1336, 63 USPQ2d 1769 (Fed. Cir. 2002) 2133.03(e)2133.03(e)(4)
HARMON 3: 219, 246, 265, 269; 5: 221, 232; 7: 83; 11: 265; 12: 101; 19: 338

Bell Communications Research, Inc. v. Vitalink Communications Corp., 55 F.3d 615, 34 USPQ2d 1816 (Fed. Cir. 1995) 2111.022163
DONNER 2: 371, 373; 7: 909; 8: 785, 786; 10: 80, 82, 884, 887
HARMON 6: 335, 338; 7: 120

2892 Ex Parte Kunii 12216081 - (D) BEST 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC GORDON, MATTHEW E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Ruiz Diaz 11674797 - (D) BROWN 103 NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS, PA NGUYEN, SON T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Kim 12094640 - (D) KERINS 103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP HAWTHORNE, OPHELIA ALTHEA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 Ex Parte Zuckerman et al 12580129 - (D) STAICOVICI obviousness-type double patenting/112(2)/103 103 BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. JAROENCHONWANIT, BUNJOB

An artisan must be presumed to know something about the art apart from what the references disclose. See In re Jacoby, 309 F.2d 513, 516 (CCPA 1962).

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Ananny et al 11149710 - (D) STRAUSS 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP KIM, EUNHEE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Stratton et al 11219248 - (D) SMEGAL 102 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global NGUYEN, STEVEN C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Nettles et al 10992962 - (D) HUME 102/103 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. c/o Davidson Sheehan LLP LAUGHLIN, NATHAN L

2168 Ex Parte Gruhl et al 12062096 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2) 101/103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES TRAN, ANHTAI V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Ramakesavan 12615495 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 103/251 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. KOSTAK, VICTORR

2442 Ex Parte Heidloff et al 11002578 - (D) ASTORINO 103 LOTUS AND RATIONAL SOFTWARE SURVILLO, OLEG

2455 Ex Parte Garcia-Martin et al 11350088 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2)/102 102 Mintz Levin/San Diego Office BAROT, BHARAT

2456 Ex Parte Kamperman et al 10565663 - (D) BROWNE 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS KEEHN, RICHARD G

2478 Ex Parte Moody et al 10745483 - (D) LORIN 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC LI, GUANG W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2696 Ex Parte Willis 11038292 - (D) JEFFERY 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. HOLTON, STEVEN E

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex parte KOTTMAN GOSLA GmbH 90009986 7849884 12/583,788 McCARTHY 103 COLLARD & ROE, P.C. KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original BRINSON, PATRICK F

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Maxygen, Inc. Requester v. Amgen, Inc. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000440 7381804 10/032,108 GUEST 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP TURNER, SHARON L original LUCAS, ZACHARIAH

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1624 GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC (formerly known as SmithKline Beecham Corporation), Plaintiff-Appellee, v. BANNER PHARMACAPS, INC. AND IMPAX LABORATORIES, INC., Defendants-Appellants, AND ROXANE LABORATORIES, INC., Defendant-Appellant, AND MYLAN INC. AND MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Defendants-Appellants, AND WATSON LABORATORIES, INC. FLORIDA, Defendant-Appellant. 2013-1593, -1594, -1595, -1598 5,565,467 08/405,120 TARANTO 112(a) Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP; Morrison & Foerster, LLP RAYMOND, RICHARD L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 STARHOME GMBH, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. AT&T MOBILITY LLC, ROAMWARE, INC., AND T-MOBILE USA, INC., Defendants-Appellees. 2012-1694 6,920,487 09/739,881 SCHALL SJ non-infringement claim construction Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP original G. E. Ehrlich (1995) Ltd. c/o Anthony Castorina BAROT, BHARAT

AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 ELCOMMERCE.COM, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SAP AG AND SAP AMERICA, INC., Defendants-Appellees. 2011-1369 6,947,903 09/546,347 NEWMAN SJ indefiniteness (system claims) 112(2)/112(6) SJ indefiniteness (method claims) 112(2)/112(6)/jurisdiction and venue Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP original HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P.C. SMITH, JEFFREY A

Monday, February 24, 2014

interconnect

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Saloka et al 12099221 - (D) OWENS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL EGGERDING, ALIX ECHELMEYER

1745 Ex Parte De Luca 10532525 - (D) OWENS 102/103 Sealed Air Corporation WU, VICKI H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte LaCrosse 11109652 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC FIGUEROA, LUZ ADRIANA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Talafous 10912205 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 GRAY, PLANT, MOOTY, MOOTY & BENNETT, P.A. NGUYEN, KIEN T

“When prior art references require selective combination by the court to render obvious a subsequent invention, there must be some reason for the combination other than the hindsight gleaned from the invention itself.” Interconnect Planning Corp. v. Feil, 774 F.2d 1132, 1143 (Fed. Cir. 1985).
DONNER 8: 424
HARMON 4: 18, 41, 42, 123, 157, 304; 11: 153, 194; 18: 301; 19: 162, 209; 21: 210, 219, 220, 222, 266, 365

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Giles et al 11722970 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 103 Waters Technologies Corporation IPPOLITO, NICOLE MARIE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Koenekamp et al 11368307 - (D) OWENS 103 GENERAL MOTORS LLC HAN, KWANG S

1788 Ex Parte Mabey 12317715 - (D) OWENS 103 CHRISTOPHER JOHN RUDY CHANG, VICTORS

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Funabashi et al 11812561 - (D) JENKS 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC SHIH, HAOSHIAN

2194 Ex Parte Garza et al 11531726 - (D) DANG 103 Jordan IP Law (IBM-RSW) YUN, CARINA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Maissel et al 12317081 - (D) SMITH 103 Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz HUERTA, ALEXANDER Q

2468 Ex Parte An 11121204 - (D) DANG 102/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC PHUNG, LUAT

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Desai et al 11143378 - (D) CURCURI 103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) HSIEH, PING Y

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART AND REVERSED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., Appellant, v. MICHELLE K. LEE, Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Appellee, v. TELES AG INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIEN, Cross-Appellant. 2012-1513, -1514 95/001,001 7,145,902 11/165,280 WALLACH 102/103 102/103 Goodwin Procter LLP; Associate Solicitor USPTO; Foley & Lardner LLP original NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP QURESHI, AFSAR M

PANEL DECISION REINSTATED
LIGHTING BALLAST CONTROL LLC, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION, Defendant, AND UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Defendant-Appellant. 2012-1014 NEWMAN concurring LOURIE dissenting O’MALLEY, RADER, REYNA, WALLACH de novo review of claim construction ANDREW J. DHUEY; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;

VACATED AND REMANDED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 FRANS NOOREN AFDICHTINGSSYSTEMEN B.V., AND STOPAQ B.V., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. STOPAQ AMCORR INC., doing business as Amcorr Products and Services, AND DOLPHIN SEALANTS, LLC, Defendants-Appellees. 2013-1200 5,898,044 08/672,670 TARANTO summary judgment of non-infringement, claim construction Jones Day; Winston & Strawn LLP SZEKELY, PETER A

Friday, February 21, 2014

boehringer, thorner, vivid

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Alp et al 11928608 - (D) SMITH 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION BEST, ZACHARY P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Zato et al 11588934 - (D) SHIANG 112(1)/102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PENG, HSIUNGFEI

2443 Ex Parte Kumaran et al 12342732 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. BELANI, KISHIN G

2488 Ex Parte MacInnis 10850911 - (D) DESHPANDE 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) PE, GEEPY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2897 Ex Parte PAL et al 12209056 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. c/o Davidson Sheehan LLP NEWTON, VALERIE N

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Ohta 11495595 - (D) NAPPI 103 112(1) NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. SHAPIRO, LEONID

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte Kinkade et al 11457656 - (D) CURCURI 103 MITCH HARRIS, LLC - GENERAL PENG, HUAWEN A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Gaydos et al 11497639 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 PHILIP H. BURRUS, IV SHELEHEDA, JAMES R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Kent et al 11173502 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. PATEL, DHAVAL V

2682 Ex Parte Abraham et al 12019088 - (D) DANG 103 HITT GAINES, PC ALCATEL-LUCENT NGUYEN, NAM V

We find such “configured to” language merely represents a statement of intended use of the RFID readers comprised in the network, which does not limit the claim. Additionally, we find the recited “to be deployed” language merely represents a statement of intended use of the equipment, which does not limit the claim (Claim 1). Particularly, an intended use will not limit the scope of the claim because it merely defines a context in which the invention operates. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. v. Schering-Plough Corp., 320 F.3d 1339, 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2003). Thus, we give claim 1 its broadest reasonable interpretation as merely requiring RFID readers capable of reading tag identifiers relating to equipment capable of being deployed in a group of fixed locations.

HARMON 6: 84, 347
DONNER 8: 482; 10: 910-18

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Spartiotis et al 10420834 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. LEE, SHUN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3655 Ex Parte Baldwin 12210231 - (D) IPPOLITO 102 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD HLAVKA, DAVID J

We are also not apprised of Examiner error by Appellant’s argument that the Specification defines “driveably connected” to mean “directly connected.” Our reviewing court has instructed that “[t]o 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.” Thorner v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, 669 F.3d 1362, 1365-66 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citations and quotations omitted). Appellant has not pointed to, and we do not see, where the Specification clearly sets forth that “driveably connected” means something other than its plain and ordinary meaning.

3688 Ex Parte Schrewelius 11774624 - (D) FISCHETTI 112(2)/103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP VIG, NARESH

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Lataille et al 11526870 - (R) PER CURIAM 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC PARTRIDGE, WILLIAM B

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Sandoval 11257098 - (D) DILLON 102 Great Lakes Intellectual Property, PLLC /CableLabs ALATA, YASSIN

2497 Ex Parte Britton et al 11359212 - (D) KUMAR 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP PARTHASARATHY, PRAMILA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Shockey et al 12139377 - (R) TARTAL 103 Parsons Behle & Latimer PAINTER,BRANON C

Thus, “faux finish” is accorded its ordinary and customary meaning, and no express definition of “faux finish” is necessary to conclude that Appellants failed to overcome the Examiner’s determination that Cymbala discloses the structure as claimed. Cf. Vivid Technologies, Inc. v. Am. Sci. & Eng’g, Inc., 200 F.3d 795, 803 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“only those terms need be construed that are in controversy, and only to the extent necessary to resolve the controversy.”)

HARMON 6: 47, 99, 298; 10: 341, 345; 11: 45, 115, 128, 141, 145, 146; 20: 352, 356
DONNER 10: 1162

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED-IN-PART, AFFIRMED-IN-PART, AND REMANDED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED, TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS NORTH AMERICA, INC., TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC, TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS AMERICA, INC., AND ETHYPHARM, S.A., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ZYDUS PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. AND CADILA HEALTHCARE LIMITED, Defendants-Appellants. 2013-1406 6328994 09/355,781 PROST literal infringement no invalidity Hogan Lovells US LLP; Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP TRAN, SUSAN T

REVERSED AND REMANDED
3502 RING & PINION SERVICE INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ARB CORPORATION LTD., Defendant-Appellant. 2013-1238 5591098 08/386,269 MOORE granting SJ non-infringement, claim vitiation remand with instructions to grant SJ of infringement under doctrine of equivalents Lowe Graham Jones, PLLC; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP RODRIGUEZ, SAUL

Thursday, February 20, 2014

electromed, superguide, phillips

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Anghileri et al 12282795 - (D) SMITH 103 Pearne & Gordon LLP SCHIFFMAN, BENJAMIN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Turpin et al 10762866 - (D) FREDMAN 103 ALG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC TIMBLIN, ROBERT M

2192 Ex Parte Schumacher 10941725 - (D) DIXON 102/103 DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC DAO, THUY CHAN

2198 Ex Parte Denissen 10892273 - (D) DANG 103 Wolff & Samson (ALU) TECKLU, ISAAC TUKU

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Zilliacus et al 10777284 - (D) BROWNE 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. DOAN, DUYEN MY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2848 Ex Parte Locker et al 12263184 - (D) KIMLIN 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES WU, JERRY

2872 Ex Parte Endo et al 11467399 - (D) THOMAS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CHWASZ, JADE R

2885 Ex Parte Crowder 11259978 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC LEE, JONG SUK

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Peltola et al 10568792 - (D) ASTORINO 103 SEYFARTH SHAW LLP CERNOCH, STEVEN MICHAEL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Murthy et al 11184301 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE VO, TRUONG V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Moloudi 11005837 - (D) NAPPI 103 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. MILORD, MARCEAU

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2887 Ex Parte Herwig et al 11834773 - (D) WARREN 103 103 NCR Corporation VO, TUYEN KIM

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Bayer et al 11478004 - (D) KIMLIN 103 CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION ALANKO, ANITA KAREN

1789 Ex Parte Chen 11742104 - (D) SMITH 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC COLE, ELIZABETH M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Yochai 11726831 - (D) HUME 103 MUIRHEAD AND SATURNELLI, LLC NGUYEN, LOAN T

Though understanding the claim language may be aided by the explanations contained in the written description, it is important not to import into a claim limitations that are not a part of the claim. For example, a particular embodiment appearing in the written description may not be read into a claim when the claim language is broader than the embodiment.

SuperGuide Corp. v. DirecTV Enters, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 875 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (citing Electro Med. Sys. S.A. v. Cooper Life Sci., Inc., 34 F.3d 1048, 1054 (Fed. Cir. 1994)). Further, “although the specification often describes very specific embodiments of the invention,” Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2005), our reviewing court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, “ha[s] repeatedly warned against confining the claims to those embodiments." Id.

electromed DONNER 2: 397, 426, 580, 584; 10: 526, 626-29; 15: 43
HARMON 6: 134, 137, 206, 226; 17: 95, 98

Superguide Corp. v. Direct TV Enterprises, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 69 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.01
HARMON 6: 25, 270

Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303, 75 USPQ2d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 21112111.012143.012258
DONNER 2: 548-50; 11: 227-36
HARMON 6: 37, 52-65, 76, 87, 91, 130, 142, 153, 161, 165, 170, 210, 220, 233-37, 307, 318, 331, 413

2188 Ex Parte Ballard et al 11700604 - (D) DANG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LO, KENNETH M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Soundararajan 10537890 - (D) FISHMAN 103 Duane Morris LLP (Entropic) MENDOZA, JUNIOR O

2445 Ex Parte Amanuddin et al 10972610 - (D) CALVE 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC COULTER, KENNETH R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Lue et al 11324495 - (D) KIMLIN 103 112(1) MACRONIX C/O HAYNES BEFFEL & WOLFELD LLP HSIEH, HSIN YI

2833 Ex Parte Sommovigo et al 12325111 - (D) KIMLIN 103 LAWRENCE R. OREMLAND, P.C. TA, THO DAC

2839 Ex Parte TAKAMOTO et al 12755639 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC PATEL, HARSHAD C

2868 Ex Parte Redlich et al 12267187 - (D) KIMLIN 103 ESCHWEILER & ASSOCIATES LLC VAZQUEZ, ARLEEN M

2872 Ex Parte Kihara et al 11485312 - (D) NAGUMO 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CHAPEL, DEREK S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Nottingham et al 11065963 - (D) HOELTER 103 112(a)/112(b) PITTS & LAKE P C BERONA, KIMBERLY SUE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Metzger et al 12001910 - (D) SMEGAL 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB BERTHEAUD, PETER JOHN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2878 Ex parte OY AJAT LTD Patent Owner, Appellant 90011681 6,933,505 10/126,254 RUGGIERO 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON For Third Party Requester: IP & T GROUP LLP GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original GABOR, OTILIA

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

kao, soni

custom search

REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Dahms et al 11220820 - (D) KOHUT 103 Jones Day (BlackBerry) - 2N RAMPURIA, SATISH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Sano 10526587 - (D) MOHANTY 102 Greg Goshorn, P.C. BENOIT, ESTHER

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Ogura 10537699 - (D) HOMERE 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC SOBUTKA, PHILIP

2668 Ex Parte Chang et al 10942183 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP TSAI, TSUNG YIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2853 Ex Parte Szajewski et al 11964846 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY MARTIN, LAURA E

“[W]hen secondary considerations are present, though they are not always dispositive, it is error not to consider them.” In re Kao, 639 F.3d 1057, 1067 (Fed. Cir. 2011); see also In re Soni, 54 F.3d 746, 750 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (explaining that all evidence of nonobviousness, including data in the specification, must be considered when assessing patentability).

In re Kao, 639 F.3d 1057, ___, 98 USPQ2d 1799, 1811-12 (Fed. Cir. 2011) MPEP § 2111.05
HARMON 4: 21-23; MV4: 228; MV18: 131

Soni, In re, 54 F.3d 746, 34 USPQ2d 1684 (Fed. Cir. 1995) 707.07(f)2145
DONNER 8: 1311, 1314, 1315, 1675, 1681, 1685, 1688, 1689, 1704

2854 Ex Parte Vest et al 12183461 - (D) HASTINGS 103 CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY LLP FREEMAN, SHEMA TAIAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3655 Ex Parte Beutler et al 12342734 - (D) SPAHN 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. HOLMES, JUSTIN

3658 Ex Parte Plews 11514405 - (D) SPAHN 101 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) GrayRobinson, P.A. BOES, TERENCE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Faltys et al 11418847 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 (Advanced Bionics)Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP HELLER, TAMMIE K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Jacobs et al 12145166 - (D) KALAN 103 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP KOLLIAS, ALEXANDER C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Petersen 11754757 - (D) BAHR 102/103 102/103 Concert Technology Corporation NGUYEN, PHUOC H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Ashraf et al 11769063 - (D) HOMERE 102/103 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C./Alcatel-Lucent IRACE, MICHAEL

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 Ex Parte Keigler et al 10971726 - (D) WILSON 112(1) 103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. LEADER, WILLIAM T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Kridner et al 11279691 - (D) LEE 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED VU, TUAN A

2196 Ex Parte Gschiermeister et al 10562380 - (D) SMITH 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN VERDI, KIMBLEANN C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Tsuria 10471380 - (D) SMITH 103 Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz LANGHNOJA, KUNAL N

2434 Ex Parte Lin et al 11619672 - (D) DANIELS 102 IBM CORP. (DHJ) c/o DAVID H. JUDSON TRAN, TONGOC

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte McKiou et al 11317144 - (D) DIXON 103 DUFT BORNSEN & FETTIG, LLP GONZALEZ, AMANCIO

2668 Ex Parte Coon et al 11669575 - (D) DESHPANDE 102/103 IBM (ROC-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP MANGIALASCHI, TRACY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2885 Ex Parte Shaneour 11764995 - (D) HASTINGS 103 YOUNG BASILE CARIASO, ALAN B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Banavar et al 12114346 - (D) FETTING 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP KANG, IRENE S

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED-IN-PART, VACATED-IN-PART, AND REMANDED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 BUTAMAX(TM) ADVANCED BIOFUELS LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. GEVO, INC., Defendant- Appellee. 2013-1342 7,851,188 11/586,315 7,993,889 12/018,216 LINN granting of SJ for noninfringement under doctrine of equivalents and invalidity under 112(1)/denial of SJ for infringement  Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; Cooley, LLP FRONDA, CHRISTIAN L

AFFIRMED
2736 PAUL MICHELOTTI, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant-Appellee. 2013-5131 6023221 08/917,590 PER CURIAM lack of subject matter jurisdiction PAUL MICHELOTTI; US DOJ POPE, DARYL C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE LP, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ÖSSUR HF AND ÖSSUR AMERICAS, INC., Defendants-Appellees. 2013-1650 6,726,726 09/785,714 09/534,274 LOURIE denial of preliminary injunction Morrison & Foerster, LLP; Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP original HOLLAND & HART WILLSE, DAVID H