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Thursday, May 29, 2014

american calcar, ashland oil

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Charriere et al 10987944 - (D) DIXON 103 WILLIAMS MORGAN, P.C. LEE, JUSTIN YE

2687 Ex Parte Marks et al 11548462 - (D) DILLON 103 MITCHELL J. MARKS WILSON, BRIAN P

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Veenstra 12187751 - (D) WILSON 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL JAGAN, MIRELLYS

2857 Ex Parte Filipovic 11965852 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery, LLP SCHECHTER, ANDREW M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Wang et al 11321779 - (D) SAADAT 103 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. PETRANEK, JACOB ANDREW

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Blocksome 11829339 - (D) WEINSCHENK 103 101 IBM (ROC-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP PARK, JEONG S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Anderson et al 12818586 - (D) KAISER 103 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC LEPISTO, RYAN A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Price et al 12776235 - (D) SMITH 103 MPG LLP / Brooks MOORE, KARLA A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Hoskinson 11540628 - (D) DIXON 103 ARENT FOX LLP KOO, GARY J

2169 Ex Parte Enns 11581305 - (D) LORIN 103 Straub & Pokotylo HU, JENSEN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte KRISHNAMURTHY 11612175 - (D) DIXON 103 KYOCERA INTERNATIONAL INC. HARRIS, DOROTHY H

2648 Ex Parte van Rooyen 12268917 - (D) FRAHM 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. SHARMA, SUJATHA R

2691 Ex Parte Skaug 10501676 - (D) DIXON 103 NOKIA CORPORATION c/o Ware, Fressola, Maguire & Barber LLP KARIMI, PEGEMAN

2697 Ex Parte Grothe 11760915 - (D) DANG 103 HONEYWELL/IFL MARINELLI, PATRICK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Adam et al 11923003 - (D) PETRAVICK 112(2)/101/102 CRGO LAW THOMPSON, MICHAEL M

3657 Ex Parte Junig et al 11645151 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 102 ALFRED J MANGELS BOWES, STEPHEN M

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2825 Ex parte AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 6689629 et al 10/068,500 90009697 - (D) DIXON 102/103 WPAT, PC For Third Party Requester: MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE, LLP NGUYEN, TUAN H original EVERHART, CARIDAD

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant v. A10 NETWORKS, INC., Requester Ex Parte JOSHI et al 7,584,301 10/839,919 95001812 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 2nd Reexam Group - Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third Party Requester: FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT AND DUNNER, LLP DESAI,RACHNA SINGH original WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex parte INTERVAL LICENSING Ex Parte 6,263,507 et al 08/761,030 90012074 - (D) NAPPI 102/103 EDELL, SHAPIRO & FINNAN, LLC BANANKHAH, MAJID A original MILLER, JOHN W

Finally, we are not persuaded of error by Owner’s argument based upon American Calcar, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 651 F.3d 1318, 1340 (Fed. Cir. 2011), to show that “in response to” requires an automatic action without user interaction. Appeal Brief 25. The Federal Circuit’s decision in American
Calcar, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. involves a district court’s claim construction which is not based upon the broadest reasonable interpretation standard, and is based upon the disclosure in particular to that case. As such, the holding does not have direct bearing on the case currently before us. Thus, we concur with the Examiner’s interpretation of the limitation “generating . . . in response to the display of [the] first segment” to be such that there is a causal relationship between the first and second segments, but not limited to the generation being automatic and without user interaction.

2736 Ex parte MAGNA ELECTRONICS, INC. Ex Parte Schofield et al 6,222,447 09/313,139 90011478 - (D) KOHUT 103 VAN DYKE GARDNER LINN & BURKHART LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: SUGHRUE MION, PLLC BANANKHAH, MAJID A original LIEU, JULIE BICHNGOC

In assessing the probative value of an expert opinion, we must consider three factors: 1) the interest of
the expert in the outcome of the case, 2) the presence or absence of factual support for the expert’s opinion, and 3) the strength of any opposing evidence. Ashland Oil, Inc. v. Delta Resins & Refractories, Inc., 776 F.2d 281 (Fed. Cir. 1985).

Ashland Oil, Inc. v. Delta Resins & Refractories, Inc., 776 F.2d 281, 227 USPQ 657 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 716.01(b) 716.01(c) 2145

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 SILERGY TECHNOLOGY, INC., Third Party Requester and Appellant v. MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS, INC., Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7714558 et al 11/216,276 95001625 - (D) MARTIN 112(1) Perkins Coie LLP - Monolithic Power Systems TIBBITS, PIA FLORENCE original ZHANG, JUE

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

mraz, jockmus, aslanian

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Shindo et al 10570748 - (D) KIMLIN 112(1)/103 HOWSON & HOWSON LLP ROE, JESSEE RANDALL

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Best et al 11627387 - (D) FETTING 103 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC ZHAO, YU

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Pattan et al 11503279 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. NGUYEN, THANH T

2461 Ex Parte Akyamac et al 11772143 - (D) SMITH 103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. BEYEN, ZEWDU A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2666 Ex Parte Hartman et al 11634434 - (D) NEW 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Hologic, Inc./Cytyc Corporation LE, BRIAN Q

2668 Ex Parte Astrom et al 10774948 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (TC) TSAI, TSUNG YIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Hoffman et al 11683710 - (D) OWENS 103 HID Global c/o Westman Champlin & Koehler, P.A CULLER, JILL E

2854 Ex Parte Nishimura 12081293 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 OLIFF PLC HA, NGUYEN Q

The Examiner relies heavily on drawings.  Drawings and pictures can anticipate claims if they clearly show the structure which is claimed.  In re Mraz, 455 F.2d 1069, 1072 (CCPA 1972). However, the picture must show all the claimed structural features and how they are put together.  Jockmus v. Leviton, 28 F.2d 812, 814 (2d Cir. 1928).  Also, the drawings must be evaluated for what they reasonably disclose and suggest to one of ordinary skill in the art.  In re Aslanian, 590 F.2d 911, 914 (CCPA 1979)

Mraz, In re, 455 F.2d 1069, 173 USPQ 25 (CCPA 1972) 2125
Jockmus v. Leviton, 28 F.2d 812 (2d Cir. 1928) 2121.04 2125
Aslanian, In re, 590 F.2d 911, 200 USPQ 500 (CCPA 1979) 2125


2872 Ex Parte Mueller 12125524 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. SHAFER, RICKY D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Bar-Cohen et al 11700575 - (D) BAHR 103 MILSTEIN ZHANG & WU LLC LOPEZ, MICHELLE

3777 Ex Parte Boese et al 11704410 - (D) BAHR 112(2)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION REMALY, MARK DONALD

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2846 Ex Parte Herring et al 12149924 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 102 Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P. -Hubbell NGO, HUNG V

2879 Ex Parte Visser et al 12341134 - (D) COLAIANNI 102 103 37 C.F.R.
§ 41.50(b) 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP SANTIAGO, MARICELI

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Nicholas 12485648 - (D) NAGUMO 103 Thompson Hine LLP COONEY, JOHN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Armstrong et al 10801195 - (D) HOMERE 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP NORTON, JENNIFER L

2156 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 11936257 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 102 IBM CORPORATION AL HASHEMI, SANA A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Kaippallimalil 11745881 - (D) DIXON 103 Futurewei Technologies, Inc. c/o Conley Rose, P.C. HSU, ALPUS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Brown et al 11564010 - (D) STRAUSS, 103 IBM CORPORATION MA, TIZE

2641 Ex Parte Costa et al 10532346 - (D) FRAHM 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP HOLLIDAY, JAIME MICHELE

2667 Ex Parte Vertoprakhov et al 11484282 - (D) POTHIER 112(2)/103 Jackson Walker LLP HEIDEMANN, JASON E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Beeson et al 11389201 - (D) KATZ 103 Goldeneye, Inc. HSIEH, HSIN YI

2858 Ex Parte Ungaretti et al 12111803 - (D) GARRIS 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (EP ORIGINATING) ASSOUAD, PATRICK J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Schatteman et al 11300562 - (D) HILL 101 103 Ostrolenk Faber LLP GRABOWSKI, KYLEROBERT

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2412 Ex Parte Doshi et al 10673055 - (D) FISHMAN 103 MENDELSOHN, DRUCKER, & DUNLEAVY, P.C. HO, CHUONG T

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 NYCOMED US INC. (Requester) v. GLYCOBIOSCIENCES, INC. (Patent Owner and Appellant) Ex Parte Drizen et al 6,723,345 09/986,183 95001687 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(2) 103 CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: COVINGTON & BURLING, LLP HUANG, EVELYN MEI original HAGHIGHATIAN, MINA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2604 Ex parte MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC Ex Parte 5394140 et al 90010278 - (D) PETTIGREW 103 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: WILMERHALE/ NEW YORK TARAE, CATHERINE MICHELLE original HORABIK, MICHAEL

Monday, May 26, 2014

pitney bowes

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Hellwig et al 11957476 - (D) KIMLIN 103 DUFT BORNSEN & FETTIG, LLP CHAU, LISA N

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Hamilton et al 11839868 - (D) JENKS 112(2)/103 IBM Corp. (END/RCR) c/o Rolnik Law Firm, P.C. HO, RUAY L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2476 Ex Parte Gerber et al 12207166 - (D) KUMAR 103 AT&T Legal Department - AS VU, HOANG-CHUONG Q

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2843 Ex Parte Cho 12135659 - (D) KRATZ 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. LEE, BENNY T
DENIED 2491 Ex Parte Smith et al 11430126 - (D) MORGAN 112(1) Jackson Walker LLP BECHTEL, KEVIN M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Margolin 11736356 - (D) GERSTENBLITH Dissenting-in-Part CAPP 103 103 JED MARGOLIN MANCHO, RONNIE M

The phrase “for safely flying an unmanned aerial vehicle in civilian airspace” does not appear to warrant significant patentable weight because it merely recites a purpose or an intended use of the system. See, e.g., Pitney Bowes, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co., 182 F.3d 1298, 1305 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (explaining that if “the body of the claim fully and intrinsically sets forth the complete invention, including all of its limitations, and the preamble offers no distinct definition of any of the claimed invention’s limitations, but rather merely states, for example, the purpose or intended use of the invention, then the preamble is of no significance to claim construction because it cannot be said to constitute or explain a claim limitation” (citations omitted)).

Pitney Bowes, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co., 182 F.3d 1298, 51 USPQ2d 1161 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2111.02

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 Ex Parte Swalla et al 12136383 - (D) OWENS 103 GE Licensing THOMAS, CIEL P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Macchletti et al 11707328 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 BGL/Accenture - Chicago BRINKS GILSON & LIONE MACKES, KRIS E

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Gopal 11600894 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 Anderson Gorecki & Rouille LLP MURPHY, CHARLES C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2824 Ex Parte Torelli et al 11963145 - (D) GARRIS 103 ADDMG -- ST (foreign-originated only) REIDLINGER, RONALD LANCE

2828 Ex Parte Ridderbusch 12227748 - (D) HASTINGS dissenting NAGUMO 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP HAGAN, SEAN P

2875 Ex Parte Freeman et al 12151925 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 OSRAM SYLVANIA INC GRAMLING, SEAN P

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 NETFLIX, INC. Requester v. MEDIA QUEUE, LLC Patent Owner Ex Parte 7389243 et al 10/771,049 95000469 - (D) SIU 112(1)/112(2) 112(1)/112(2)/103 Law Office of J. Nicholas Gross, Prof. Corp. CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original RUHL, DENNIS WILLIAM

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 SPX CORPORATION Respondent, Requester v. SÜDMO HOLDING GMBH Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,891,376 et al 12/184,725 95001834 - (D) McCARTHY 102/103 102/103 ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC Third Party Requester: FISCH, HOFFMAN, SIGLER LLP KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original LEE, KEVIN L

Friday, May 23, 2014

scanner, KCJ

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Gschwind et al 11416421 - (D) SHIANG 103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. HUISMAN, DAVID J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2848 Ex Parte Beaupre et al 12317361 - (D) DELMENDO 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WU, JERRY

2898 Ex Parte Yee et al 12014578 - (D) HANLON 103 ISHIMARU & ASSOCIATES LLP CHOUDHRY, MOHAMMAD M

Scanner Tech. Corp. v. ICOS Vision Sys. Corp., N.V., 365 F.3d 1299 (Fed. Cir. 2004), is instructive. The court explains:

“This court has repeatedly emphasized that an indefinite article ‘a’ or ‘an’ in patent parlance carries the meaning of ‘one or more’ in open-ended claims containing the transitional phrase ‘comprising.’ Unless the claim is specific as to the number of elements, the article ‘a’ receives a singular interpretation only in rare circumstances when the patentee evinces a clear intent to so limit the article.” 

Id., at 1304 (quoting KCJ Corp. v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc., 223 F.3d 1351, 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2000)).

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte MALLOY et al 11776708 - (D) DESHPANDE 102 102 Riverbed Technology Inc. - PVF c/o PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP VO, CECILE H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2876 Ex Parte Kindberg 11483043 - (D) KAISER 102 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MIKELS, MATTHEW

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1784 Ex Parte Strock et al 11776082 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global MCNEIL, JENNIFER C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Takata et al 11905433 - (D) KIM 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP RASHID, HARUNUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2682 Ex Parte Strittmatter 11291895 - (D) DANG 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC NGUYEN, NAM V

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Ex Parte Huang et al 12176337 - (D) GUIJT 102/103 112(2) YUMING HUANG GALL, LLOYD A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte O’SULLIVAN 13286129 - (D) BROWNE 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. WONG, STEVEN B

3728 Ex Parte Feinauer et al 10579940 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION ELOSHWAY, NIKI MARINA

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
2745 Ex parte GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6122482 et al 09/001,484 90012127 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC Third Party Reqeuster: Greenblum & Bernstein, PLC REICHLE, KARIN M original VO, NGUYEN THANH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 ENTEROPTYX, INC. Requester, Respondent v. HEINZ KURZ GmbH MEDIZINTECHNIK Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 6579317 et al 09/933,619 95000662 - (D) SONG 102/103 STRIKER STRIKER & STENBY Third Party Requester: GORDON & JACOBSON, P.C. JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original GHERBI, SUZETTE JAIME J

Thursday, May 22, 2014

king, sernaker

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Chrin et al 11842919 - (D) GRIMES 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PULLIAM, CHRISTYANN R

2129 Ex Parte Rothberg 11378575 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 CRGO LAW CHANG, LI WU

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte Svendsen et al 11539366 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 Concert Technology Corporation NEALON, WILLIAM

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Malkowski et al 10955116 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 Rockwell Automation, Inc./FY THOMAS, LUCY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Califano 11765042 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP LONG, ROBERT FRANKLIN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2666 Ex Parte Sun et al 11313102 - (D) HUME 103 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION HUNG, YUBIN

When the patentability of dependent claims is not argued separately, the claims stand or fall with the claims from which they depend. In re King, 801 F.2d 1324, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 1986); In re Sernaker, 702 F.2d 989, 991 (Fed. Cir. 1983).

King, In re, 801 F.2d 1324, 231 USPQ 136 (Fed. Cir.1986) 1206 2112.02 2131.01
Sernaker, In re, 702 F.2d 989, 217 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2144

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte White 10688006 - (D) KIM 112(2)/102 102 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC LEVINE, ADAM L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1677 Ex Parte Fathollahi et al 11397307 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. C/O CARDINAL LAW GROUP, LTD NGUYEN, BAO THUY L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Farmer et al 12499522 - (D) HANLON 103 PITNEY BOWES INC. RIVERA, JOSHEL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2672 Ex Parte Carney et al 11460566 - (D) JENKS 103 DUFT BORNSEN & FETTIG, LLP PACHOL, NICHOLAS C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Duncan et al 12070687 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 B. CRAIG KILLOUGH KWIECINSKI, RYAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Dierssen-Morice et al 12035118 - (D) CHERRY 103 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP HOEY, ALISSA L

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 USC § 101

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Heinkel et al 11551429 - (D) SHIANG 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. GOOD JOHNSON, MOTILEWA

We note Appellants are not precluded from amending the claims to overcome the rejection. Relevant guidance is in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Subject Matter Eligibility of Computer Readable Media, 1351 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 212 (Feb. 23, 2010) (“A claim drawn to such a computer readable medium that covers both transitory and non-transitory embodiments may be amended to narrow the claim to cover only statutory embodiments to avoid a rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 101 by adding the limitation ‘non-transitory’ to the claim.”); U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 USC § 101 (August 2012 Update) (pp. 11-14), available at http://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/exam/101_training_aug2012.pdf (noting that while “non-transitory” is a viable option for overcoming the presumption that the media encompass signals or carrier waves, merely indicating that such media are “physical” or “tangible” will not overcome such presumption). See id. at 14.

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Anbalagan et al 11558024 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 IBM CORPORATION (MH) c/o MITCH HARRIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, L.L.C. BEHESHTI SHIRAZI, SAYED ARESH

2462 Ex Parte Xu et al 12195114 - (D) McKEOWN 103 Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & G (Apple) DUONG, CHRISTINE T

2495 Ex Parte Greenwald et al 11592726 - (D) THOMAS 101/103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP LEWIS, LISA C

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

bigio, klein

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Brown et al 11454819 - (D) KIM 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

Specifically, Appellants assert that Marshall is non-analogous art. App. Br. 12, 15-16. We agree. Generally, the claimed invention is directed to video camera surveillance programs, while Marshall is directed to incentive reward programs. Accordingly, Marshall and the claimed invention are not in the same field of endeavor, and, facially, Marshall and the claimed invention also do not appear to be directed to the same problem. In re Bigio, 381 F.3d 1320, 1325-1326 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (Art is analogous when it is: (1) from the same field of endeavor as the claimed invention; or (2) reasonably pertinent to the particular problem faced by the inventor, if the art is not from the same field of endeavor). Although not set forth in the Examiner’s Answer, Appellants assert that the Examiner at one point indicated that the field of study was “‘capturing, detecting, and analyzing the information.’” App. Br. 15. We agree with Appellants that this purported “‘field’” is unreasonably broad. Id.; c.f. In re Klein, 647 F.3d 1343 (Fed. Cir. 2011).

Bigio, In re, 381 F.3d 1320, 72 USPQ2d 1209 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2141.01(a)

2178 Ex Parte Giannetti 11412795 - (D) FREDMAN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TSUI, WILSON W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2894 Ex Parte Kakehata et al 11826229 - (D) WILSON 103 Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C. LAURENZI, MARK A

3681 Ex Parte Lucash et al 11770579 - (D) FETTING 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1671 Ex Parte Olah et al 12941773 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 103 WINSTON & STRAWN LLP KEYS, ROSALYND ANN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte O’FARRELL et al 11468619 - (D) WINSOR 101/112(2)/102/103 101/112(2)/102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 IBM CORPORATION C/O: VanCott Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy DENG, ANNA CHEN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2823 Ex Parte Suvorov 11434854 - (D) TIMM 103 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC STARK, JARRETT J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Bejerano et al 10879063 - (D) LEE 103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC HUA, QUAN M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Ogden et al 12276094 - (D) KATZ 102/103 Stoneman Law Patent Group BARRERA, RAMON M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Karpf 11074053 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP KERZHNER, ALEKSANDR

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 BRIDGEPORT FITTINGS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7854627 et al 12/387,125 95001799 - (D) DILLON 112(2)/103 112(2)/102/103 The Jackson Patent Group, LLC Third Party Requester: BRIGGS AND MORGAN P.A. KIELIN, ERIK J original GILMAN, ALEXANDER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex parte DEPUY MOTECH ACROMED, INC. and LIFENET HEALTH Appellants, Patent Owners Ex Parte 6511509 et al 09/073,877 90009348 - (D) SONG 103 103 NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP For Third Party Requester: Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto original LIFENET REIP, DAVID OWEN original HIRSCH, PAUL J

Monday, May 19, 2014

callicrate, KX

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte LEE et al 11423875 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1)/103 Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.L. SHIAU, SHEN C

The Examiner is correct in pointing out that the portion of the Specification at page 4 upon which Appellants rely in part for written descriptive support of the questioned claim language is headed by the title “Background.” However “a patent specification may sufficiently enable a feature under § 112, ¶ 1, even if only the background section provides the enabling disclosure.” Callicrate v. Wadsworth Mfg., Inc., 427 F.3d 1361, 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2005). See also KX Indus. v. PUR Water Purification Prods, Inc., 18 Fed.Appx. 871, 877 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (“The fact that the inventor chose to express the minimum pressure level needed for activation in the Background section makes it no less important in determining what the inventor deemed necessary to the claimed process”.) Similarly, the “Background” section is part of the Specification and the Examiner has not explained why this portion may not be relied upon by Appellants to provide descriptive support for the claimed invention.

Callicrate vs. Wadsworth Mfg., Inc., 427 F.3d 1361, 77 USPQ2d 1041 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2164.01

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Ali et al 11799271 - (D) BEST 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ASSOUAD, PATRICK J

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Meyer et al 11977616 - (D) KIMLIN 112(1)/102/103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP HIGGINS, GERARD T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Gunn-Beshears et al 11999542 - (D) CHEN 103 STOCKWELL & SMEDLEY, PSC MORRISON, JAY A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Bleacher et al 11879985 - (D) KOHUT 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC MARANDI, JAMESR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Van Niekerk et al 11561597 - (D) STRAUSS 103 SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT, P.C. TAYLOR, BARRY W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Wilkes et al 11799381 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 CEJN AB, Requester and Respondent, v. Westerndorf Manufacturing Co., Inc., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7717471 et al 11/397,863 95001446 - (D) ROBERTSON 112(2)/102/103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ALBIHNS STOCKHOLM AB TIMOTHY PLATT IPQ IP SPECIALISTS AB KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original DUNWOODY, AARON M

INTER PARTIES REVIEW

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2153 DELL INC., HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, and NETAPP, INC v. ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 6,978,346 B2 09/753,245 09753245 - (D) ANDERSON 103 For PETITIONERS: HAYES & BOONE For PATENT OWNER: RENAISSANCE IP LAW GROUP LLP RAKLAW LIM, KRISNA

Friday, May 16, 2014

suitco surface

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Barroso 11853753 - (D) BUI 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. TAYLOR, JOSHUA D

The broadest-construction rubric does not give the Examiner an unfettered license to ignore or misinterpret claim terms and replace therefore with a different meaning. In re Suitco Surface Inc.603 F.3d 1255, 126094 USPQ2d 1640, 1644 (Fed. Cir. 2010).

Suitco Surface, Inc., In re, 603 F.3d 1255, 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2010) 2111

2452 Ex Parte Li et al 11117403 - (D) ASTORINO 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE PLC WIDHALM, ANGELA M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Oettinger et al 11505958 - (D) HASTINGS 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED DOAK, JENNIFER L

2881 Ex Parte Bateman et al 12092601 - (D) WILSON 112(6)/103 Waters Technologies Corporation CHANG, HANWAY

2881 Ex Parte Makarov 12296746 - (D) GARRIS 103 THERMO FINNEGAN LLC IPPOLITO, NICOLE MARIE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Even et al 11612182 - (D) FETTING 103 103 WONG, CABELLO, LUTSCH, RUTHERFORD, BRUCCULLERI L.L.P. WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1744 Ex Parte Burazin et al 12606268 - (D) KIMLIN 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. SANDERS, JAMES M

1747 Ex Parte Wang et al 11356522 - (D) DELMENDO 102/103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUSS P.A. ROGERS, MARTIN K.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Degenaro et al 10665564 - (D) FETTING 102 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC SYED, FARHAN M

2184 Ex Parte Bragagnini et al 10535476 - (D) KUMAR 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. ROCHE, JOHN B

2188 Ex Parte Veazey 11554690 - (D) COURTENAY 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KROFCHECK, MICHAEL C.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Paxton et al 10640410 - (D) ELLURU 103 BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC HUERTA, ALEXANDER Q

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Drude 11814277 - (D) GAUDETTE 102/103 NXP B.V. KAYES, SEAN PHILLIP

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Ex parte Techtronic Floor Care Technology Ltd. Ex Parte 7,585,344 B2 et al 90012644 - (D) ADAMS 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (TTiFC) 3rd Party MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLING, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. TERRENCE TILL