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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

bancorp, liebel-flarsheim

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte KURABAYASHI 12022583 - (D) CRAWFORD 102 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC CHANNAVAJJALA, SRIRAMA T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Sridhar et al 11116032 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG NGUYEN, ANGELA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2863 Ex Parte Yuan et al 12077279 - (D) KRATZ 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 SIEMENS CORPORATION CHERRY, STEPHEN J

2892 Ex Parte Bathan et al 11744062 - (D) HANLON 103 ISHIMARU & ASSOCIATES LLP GORDON, MATTHEW E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Laghrari et al 11773048 - (D) ASTORINO 102 General Motors Corporation c/o REISING ETHINGTON P.C. HOLWERDA, STEPHEN

3689 Ex Parte Weiner et al 11015550 - (D) LORIN 112(2)/102/103/ obviousness-type double patenting FLETCHER YODER ARAQUE JR, GERARDO

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Segall et al 11524431 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 103 SIM & MCBURNEY MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Pham et al 11853738 - (D) KOHUT 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. KURIEN, CHRISTEN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Senyei et al 12069134 - (D) BUNTING 112(1)/102/103 112(2)/102/103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC HICKS, VICTORIA J

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Inaba et al 12761578 - (D) KIMLIN 103 PEARNE & GORDON LLP PATEL, DEVANG R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Gordon 11379094 - (D) LORIN 103 Collage Analytics LLC CHOJNACKI, MELLISSA M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Kwon et al 11589856 - (D) KUMAR 103 MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP PENG, HSIUNGFEI

2439 Ex Parte VanHeyningen 11927371 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP SHAW, YIN CHEN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2665 Ex Parte Ferman 12798122 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/103 CHERNOFF VILHAUER MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP AHMED, SAMIR ANWAR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Ganitzer et al 11439749 - (D) TIMM 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA WEISS, HOWARD

2824 Ex Parte Bhattacharyya et al 11583336 - (D) TIMM 103 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. KING, DOUGLAS

2854 Ex Parte Flynn 12709140 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 PAULEY PETERSEN & ERICKSON ZIMMERMAN, JOSHUA D

2884 Ex Parte Gordon et al 12823980 - (D) GARRIS 103 Procopio - SPE HANNAHER, CONSTANTINE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3658 Ex Parte Beardsley et al 12318129 - (D) HOELTER 103 Caterpillar, Inc. c/o Miller, Matthias & Hull LLP JOYCE, WILLIAM C

3664 Ex Parte Brennan et al 12013699 - (D) WARNER 102 Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. MANCHO, RONNIE M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Cornwell 11959210 - (D) SMEGAL 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP DANG, KET D

3744 Ex Parte DeMirjian 12008925 - (D) GREENHUT 103 NORMAN E. LEHRER, P.C. TRPISOVSKY, JOSEPH F

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1623 Ex parte JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA N.V. Appellant 90010886 6407079 07/264,726 JENKS 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP JONES, DWAYNE C original PESELEV, ELLI

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex parte BEACON NAVIGATION GMBH Patent Owner, Appellant 90012272 6360167 RUGGIERO 103 LEE & HAYES, PLLC BONSHOCK, DENNIS G

GRANTED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2887 LTS SCALE COMPANY, LLC Requester and Appellant v. ACME SCALE COMPANY INC. Patent Owner 95001401 7,757,946 11/108,271 WEINBERG 102/103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC TON, MY TRANG original LE, THIEN MINH

That is, the doctrine of claim differentiation creates a presumption that claim 9 does not contain the limitation of claim 22, as “’the presence of a dependent claim that adds a particular limitation raised a presumption that the limitation in question is not found in the independent claim.’” Bancorp Serv. V. Sun Life Assurance Co., 687 F.3d 1266, 1275 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citation omitted). See also Liebel-Flarsheim Co. v. Medrad, Inc., 358 F.3d 898, 910 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (the doctrine of claim differentiation is at its strongest where Appellant wants to read a feature from a dependent claim into a term in an independent claim). The doctrine of claim differentiation therefore means that “material handling vehicle” in claim 9 is not limited to, and does not include, the fork lift, lift truck, flat bed, or pallet truck recited in claim 22.

Liebel-Flarsheim Co. v. Medrad Inc., 358 F.3d 898, 69 USPQ2d 1801 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.01

Monday, April 28, 2014

bose

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Gerster et al 11663271 - (D) KRATZ 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC ANDREWS, MICHAEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Barous 10397778 - (D) ABRAMS 112(2)/103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC HAMILTON, MATTHEW L

Inherent components of elements recited have antecedent basis in the recitation of the components themselves.  For example, retailers inherently sell goods, a number of sales inherently have an average value, goods or service inherently have values, and a number of purchases inherently have an amount.  See Bose Corp. v. JBL, Inc., 274 F.3d 1354, 1359, 61 USPQ2d 1216, 1218-19 (Fed. Cir 2001) (holding that recitation of "an ellipse" provided antecedent basis for "an ellipse having a major diameter" because "[t]here can be no dispute that mathematically an inherent characteristic of an ellipse is a major diameter"); see also MPEP 2173.05(e).

Bose Corp. v. JBL, Inc., 274 F.3d 1354, 61 USPQ2d 1216 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2173.05

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Nelson 11850951 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION BAUER, SCOTT ALLEN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 XILINX, INC., Third Party Requester, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES MANAGEMENT, OF WHICH INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC IS AN AFFILATE, Patent Owner, Cross-Appellant, and Respondent 95001899 7937081 12/720,862 MARTIN 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP AHMED, SALMAN original LY, NGHI H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex parte YLX LTD. Patent Owner 90011694 7,547,114 11/830,311 DANG 102 103 Chen Yoshimura LLP Third Party Requester: Adli Law Group P.C. GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original CRANSON JR, JAMES W

Friday, April 25, 2014

KSR

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Hillyard et al 11018973 - (D) HOMERE 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Broadcom) IQBAL, KHAWAR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Fleischer 12479246 - (D) KAISER 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP WEST, PAUL M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Walker et al 11688294 - (D) BROWN 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC PATEL, VINOD D

The Examiner also stated that the combination of Minegishi and Ripma is proper and, in  support, listed every one of the seven exemplary rationales (A)-(G) that may support a conclusion of prima facie obviousness as set forth in Manual of Patent Examining Prodecure (MPEP) 2143(I). However, this section states "[a]ny rationale employed must provide a link between the factual findings and the legal conclusion of obviousness."  Id.2  here the Examiner did not provide such a link for any one of the rationales (A)-(G), but merely listed the rationales.  See Id.

2 This section also states "[i]t is important for Office personnel to recognize that when they do choose to formulate an obviousness rejection using one of the rationales suggested by the Supreme Court in KSR and discussed herein, they are to adhere to the guidance provided regarding the necessary factual findings. It remains Office policy that appropriate factual findings are required in order to apply the enumerated rationales properly."

Accordingly we agree with Applicant that the Exminer did not establish a prima facie case of obviousness for Claim 15. 

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Burgess 12041801 - (D) NAGUMO 103 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P. A. SCHECHTER, ANDREW M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Pugh et al 11057097 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2)/103 101/103 KIRTON & McCONKIE CHUMPITAZ, BOBR

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Daum et al 11848063 - (D) BUI 102/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN SAEED, USMAAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2431 Ex Parte MRAIHI 11407996 - (D) BUI 103 Lowenstein Sandler LLP ZECHER, CORDELIA P K

2451 Ex Parte Pazhyannur et al 12046528 - (D) DANG 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. TIV, BACKHEAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Ohta et al 12230364 - (D) PAK 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C. KING, JOSHUA

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 APPLE, INC., EBAY, INC., FACEBOOK, INC., NETFLIX, INC., OFFICE DEPOT, INC., STAPLES, INC., and YAHOO!, INC. Requesters, Appellants, and Cross-Respondents v. INTERVAL LICENSING LLC Patent Owner, Respondent, and Cross-Appellant 95001576 6757682 09/656,638 JEFFERY 102/103/112(1)/112(2) 112(4) EDELL, SHAPIRO & FINNAN, LLC For THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/DEFENSE GROUP HUGHES, DEANDRA M original RONES, CHARLES

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

belkin

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Shkedi et al 12121025 - (D) KIMLIN 103 Zvi Shkedi RUMMEL, IAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Gunther 11995056 - (D) BROWNE 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP KOTTER, KIP T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Hunnicutt et al 12265428 - (D) KIMLIN 103 CORRIGAN LAW OFFICE GRAY, LINDA LAMEY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Derrenberger et al 11047180 - (D) MORGAN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC DUBASKY, GIGI L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Stanford 11847775 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Nuance Communications, Inc. c/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. GODBOLD, DOUGLAS

2667 Ex Parte Golden et al 10841926 - (D) SMITH 103 COCHRAN FREUND & YOUNG LLC ROSARIO, DENNIS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte YAO et al 11867948 - (D) SHIANG 103 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. c/o Conley Rose, P.C. ANWARI, MACEEH

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 YOUTUBE, LLC and GOOGLE INC. Requester v. PRAGMATUS AV LLC Patent Owner 95001648 7,730,132 11/737,723 DILLON 103 103 37 C.F.R. 41.77(b) 103 Reed Smith LLP Third Party Requester: STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. WORJLOH, JALATEE original STRANGE, AARON N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 AVERY DENNISON CORP. Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. CONTINENTAL DATALABEL, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant 95001720 6364198 09/550,345 SONG 102/103 102/103/SNQ PAULEY PETERSEN & ERICKSON Third Party Requester: NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original PASCUA, JES F

In particular, in Belkin Int’l Inc. v. Kappos, the court stated:

The statutory framework thus requires that an issue must raise a 'substantial new' question of patentability, as determined by the Director, with respect to cited prior art before it can be considered during inter partes reexamination. . . . Inter partes reexamination is not totally limited to those issues suggested by the requester that present a substantial new question of patentability. Indeed, the PTO may make any new rejection, as long as that rejection also meets the substantial new question of patentability requirement. … Thus, the scope
of reexamination may encompass those issues that raise a substantial new question of patentability, whether proposed by the requester or the Director, but, unless it is raised by the Director on his own initiative, it only includes issues of patentability raised in the request under § 311 that the Director has determined raise such an issue.

Belkin, 696 F.3d 1379, 1382-83 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

custom search

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte DETTINGER et al 11953935 - (D) ADAMS 102 102 IBM CORPORATION AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Lowe et al 11705488 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 103 Schultz & Associates, P.C. O BRIEN, JEFFREY D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Wong et al 12334637 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 102 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP DANIEL, JAMAL D

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Taylor 11926472 - (R) PAK 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP CHOI, PETER Y

Monday, April 21, 2014

steele

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Whitney et al 11595506 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Wells St. John P.S.. AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

See In re Steele, 305 F.2d 859, 862 (CCPA 1962) (A prior art rejection cannot be sustained if the hypothetical person of ordinary skill in the art would have to make speculative assumptions concerning the meaning of claim language).

Steele, In re, 305 F.2d 859, 134 USPQ 292 (CCPA       1959) 2143.03 2173.06

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Vest et al 12367650 - (D) PAK 103 CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY LLP ZIMMERMAN, JOSHUA D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Vanderwees 11748597 - (D) HOELTER 103 Marshall & Melhorn, LLC DUCKWORTH, BRADLEY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Lipton et al 11953789 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC DOAK, JENNIFER L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Jitaru et al 11677785 - (D) DELMENDO 103 AUSTIN RAPP & HARDMAN MEHARI, YEMANE

2883 Ex Parte Smith et al 12827423 - (D) HASTINGS 103 MERCHANT & GOULD PC LEPISTO, RYAN A

2884 Ex Parte Betancourt et al 11388274 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 SCHLUMBERGER-DOLL RESEARCH LEE, SHUN K

Thursday, April 17, 2014

york prod.

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Root et al 10965088 - (D) CALVE 103 BLANK ROME LLP ARJOMANDI, NOOSHA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte Hoffmann et al 10567882 - (D) ASTORINO 103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP DIAZ, THOMAS C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Stanchfield et al 11984091 - (D) KERINS 103 102/103 Pergo LLC Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. GILBERT, WILLIAM V

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Eichhorn et al 10552555 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY LEE, LAURA MICHELLE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Walls et al 11067980 - (D) SPAHN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CHACKO, JOE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Greywall 12144191 - (D) WARREN 102/103 MENDELSOHN, DRUCKER, & DUNLEAVY, P.C. TRAN, THANH Y

Indeed, as the Examiner points out, the term “substantially” coupled with the term “encloses” plainly “means: ‘not completely enclosed.”’ Ans. 11. See, e.g., York Prods., Inc. v. Central Tractor Farm & Family Ctr., 99 F.3d 1568, 1572-73 (Fed. Cir. 1996) (“In this case, the patent discloses no novel use of claim words. Ordinarily, therefore, ‘substantially’ means ‘considerable in . . . extent,’ American Heritage Dictionary Second College Edition 1213 (2d ed. 1982), or ‘largely but not wholly that which is specified,’ Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary 1176 (9th ed. 1983).”).

York Products, Inc. v. Central Tractor Farm & Family Center, 99 F.3d 1568, 40 USPQ2d 1619 (Fed. Cir. 1996) 2181

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
2301 Ex parte WEBVENTION GROUP LLC, Owner and Appellant 90011948 5,251,294 07/476,931 POTHIER 102/103 Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP WORJLOH, JALATEE original HERNDON, HEATHER R

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ICON

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Bezek 11/608,215 ABRAMS 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP CASTELLANO, STEPHEN J

In order for a reference to be reasonably pertinent to the problem, it must "logically have commended itself to an inventor's attention in considering his problem." In re ICON Health and Fitness, Inc., 496 F.3d 1374, 1379-80 (Fed. Cir. 2007).

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte Yuan 11/478,710 STRAUSS 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 HOWISON & ARNOTT, L.L.P DESIRE, GREGORY M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte Atkin et al 11/089,393 SHIANG 103 Yudell Isidore Ng Russell PLLC RUIZ, ANGELICA

2159 Ex Parte Biazetti et al 11/430,709 SHIANG 102/103 IBM RSW /TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP MOSER, BRUCE M

2178 Ex Parte Heinkel et al 11/670,492 FREDMAN 103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. LUDWIG, MATTHEW J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 SYBASE 365, INC. Requester v. INTERCARRIER COMMUNICATIONS LLC Real Party In Interest and Appellant 95/001,222 7,430,425 11/516,593 WEINBERG 102 Flachsbart & Greenspoon THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX PLLC CRAVER, CHARLES R original GELIN, JEAN ALLAND

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 ATICO INTERNATIONAL USA, INC. Requester v. TOFASCO OF AMERICA, INC. Patent Owner 95/000,031 6,296,304 09/507,253 COCKS 314 broadening/103 overcome IP POWER HOLDINGS LIMITED THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: WILEY REIN & FIELDING LLP original DAVID AND RAYMOND PATENT FIRM GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original NELSON JR, MILTON

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 MEDTRONIC, INC. Requester v. NUVASIVE, INC. Patent Owner 95/001,247 7,582,058 10/608,362 COCKS dissenting SONG 314 broadening overcome FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (TC) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FITZPATRICK, CELLA, HARPER & SCINTO original NuVasive, Inc. c/o CPA Global FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original PHILOGENE, PEDRO

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

wilson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Fellman 11504361 - (D) FREDMAN 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP UM, DANIEL H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Marton et al 11668089 - (D) GREENHUT 103 Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C. TIV, BACKHEAN

All words in a claim must be considered in judging the obviousness of the claimed subject matter. See In re Wilson, 424 F.2d 1382, 1385 (CCPA 1970).

Wilson, In re, 424 F.2d 1382, 165 USPQ 494, (CCPA 1970) 2143.03 2173.06

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2492 Ex Parte Zuckerman et al 12579662 - (D) STAICOVICI 112(2) 112(2)/103/obviousness-type double patenting 112(2) BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. CHAO, MICHAEL W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Guaraldi 12290618 - (D) HOELTER 102 102 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC NICHOLSON III, LESLIE AUGUST

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Velez 11872170 - (D) CHERRY 112(1)/102 112(2)/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global WILENSKY, MOSHE K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte ERICKSON et al 12247684 - (D) ABRAMS 112(2)/102/103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC CHU, KING M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Charles et al 11312315 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP WANG, JIN CHENG

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex Parte InTouch Technologies, Inc. Appellant 90012225 7218992 10/913,648 BROWNE 102/103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP KASHNIKOW, ANDRES original MARC, MCDIEUNEL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. Requester and Respondent v. SYNQOR, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001406 7564702 11/901,263 PERRY 103 112(2) GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: KEATING & BENNETT, LLP HEYMAN, JOHN S original NGUYEN, MATTHEW VAN

Monday, April 14, 2014

leapfrog, KSR, cheese systems, nat'l steel, fulton

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte MCCLANAHAN et al 11952558 - (D) FREDMAN 102 Conley Rose, P.C. KIM, CHONG R

2159 Ex Parte Barsness et al 11861343 - (D) ADAMS 103 MARTIN & ASSOCIATES, LLC SINGH, AMRESH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Schwitzky 11720148 - (D) WARREN 102/103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC MARINI, MATTHEW G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Pechtold et al 11341546 - (D) BAHR 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION CHAUDRY, ATIF H

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Tran 11745549 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 TRAN & ASSOCIATES LE, MICHAEL

Moreover, Appellant has not demonstrated the Examiner’s proffered combination of references would have been “uniquely challenging or difficult for one of ordinary skill in the art.” See Leapfrog Enters., Inc. v.
Fisher-Price, Inc., 485 F.3d 1157, 1162 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (citing KSR, 550 U.S. at 418). Nor has Appellant provided objective evidence of secondary considerations which our reviewing court guides “operates as a beneficial check on hindsight.” Cheese Systems, Inc. v. Tetra Pak Cheese and Powder
Systems, 725 F.3d 1341, 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2013). (See also App. Br. 26, “Evidence Appendix None.”)

To the extent that Appellant advances a “teaching away” argument (“Gomes points away from the invention of locating IP information for the user. Gomes would have eliminated documents to speed up search, which is not the objective of the present invention.” (App. Br. 8)), “[a] finding that two inventions were designed to resolve different problems . . . is insufficient to demonstrate that one invention teaches away from another.” Nat'l Steel Car, Ltd. v. Canadian Pac. Ry., Ltd., 357 F.3d 1319, 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2004). 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).

Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. v. Fischer Price, Inc., 485 F.3d 1157, 82 USPQ2d 1687 (Fed. Cir. 2007) 2114 2143.01

KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 82 USPQ2d 1385 (2007)  2141 ,   2145 ,   2216 ,   2242 ,   2286 ,   2616 ,   2642 ,   2686.04

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

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Gee 10602404 - (D) JENKS 112(2)/103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC WARE, DEBORAH K

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2185 Ex Parte Arndt et al 11759685 - (D) FRAHM 101/103 IBM CORP. (AUS) C/O THE LAW OFFICE OF JAMES BAUDINO, PLLC DILLON, SAMUEL A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Chetuparambil et al 11550092 - (D) BAHR 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG STRANGE, AARON N

2492 Ex Parte Zuckerman et al 12579817 - (D) STAICOVICI 103/obviousness-type double
patenting 112(1)/112(2) BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. CHAO, MICHAEL W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Kim 11801564 - (D) THOMAS 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. EDOUARD, PATRICK NESTOR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Patenaude et al 12165140 - (D) HOSKINS 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. TISSOT, ADAM D

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex parte HOYT A. FLEMING, III Appellant, Patent Owner 90012220 RE39038 10/352,679 KUMAR 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 HOYT A. FLEMING III For Third Party Requester: WOOD HERRON & EVANS, LLP KE, PENG original GREGORY, BERNARR E

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte Townsend et al 11735594 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. ELDRED, JOHN W

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Baumann et al 12044188 - (D) BUI 103 Mitch Harris (END) CONYERS, DAWAUNE A

2165 Ex Parte Zamir et al 11097792 - (D) STEPHENS 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP / GOOGLE HICKS, MICHAEL J

2177 Ex Parte Petri 11671836 - (D) GRIMES 103 IBM CORPORATION BLACKWELL, JAMES H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte Liebhold 10521386 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Thomson Licensing Inc FINDLEY, CHRISTOPHER G

2488 Ex Parte Lu et al 11053001 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. PE, GEEPY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2882 Ex Parte Boyden et al 11906172 - (D) BUI 103 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE HO, ALLEN C

Appellants have not demonstrated the Examiner’s rationale is erroneous or why a person of ordinary skill in the art would not have reached the conclusions reached by the Examiner. See DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG v. C.H. Patrick Co., 464 F.3d 1356, 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“[T]he proper question is whether the ordinary artisan possesses knowledge and skills rendering him capable of combining the prior art references.”).

Dystar textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG v. C. H. Patrick Co., 464 F.3d 1356, 1360, 80 USPQ2d 1641, 1645 (Fed. Cir. 2006) 2143.01 2144

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Stefik et al 11175452 - (D) FETTING 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Reed Smith LLP MCINTYRE, CHARLES AARON

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 MURATA MANUFACTURING Co., LTD. Requester v. SYNQOR, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001206 7272021 11/407,699 MOORE 102/103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. Third Party Requester: Keating & Bennett, LLP NGUYEN, LINH M original BERHANE, ADOLF D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex parte INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 90012151 7222000 11/039,341 GREENHUT 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP Third Party Requester: Hankin Patent Law, APC original InTouch Health C/O CPA Global KASHNIKOW, ANDRES original MARC, MCDIEUNEL