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Monday, June 30, 2014

cordis

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Frey et al 12862071 - (D) BEST 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY CHUO, TONY SHENG HSIANG

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Montgomery et al 12206634 - (D) HOFF 103 BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. REYES, MARIELA D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Vazquez et al 12221117 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 CORNING INCORPORATED PENG, CHARLIE YU

2865 Ex Parte Soliman 11544328 - (D) WILSON 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP PARK, HYUN D

2874 Ex Parte Krug et al 11849984 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 HUGH P. GORTLER TRAN, HOANG Q
REVERSED 2882 Ex Parte Groeneveld et al 11527729 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. ASFAW, MESFIN T

2894 Ex Parte LaFond et al 11379469 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 HONEYWELL/S&S HENRY, CALEB E

3742 Ex Parte Helf et al 11742311 - (D) ABRAMS 102/103 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) MAYE, AYUB A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte Horiuchi 11673693 - (D) GRIMES 101 101/103 IBM CORPORATION C/O: VanCott Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy TILLERY, RASHAWN N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Warnke et al 11812227 - (D) KRATZ 103 103 CHRISTENSEN O'CONNOR JOHNSON KINDNESS PLLC JAGAN, MIRELLYS

2881 Ex Parte Silver et al 11751619 - (D) NAGUMO 112(1) 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global PURINTON, BROOKE J

2894 Ex Parte Gergel-Hackett et al 12341059 - (D) TORCZON 103 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. LIGAI, MARIA

The phrase "to form" is not intrinsically limiting. In Cordis Corp. v. Medtronic AVE., Inc., the court analysized "slots formed therein" and determined that the phrase indicated a result rather than a specific process.

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Deaver 12342555 - (D) McCARTHY 102/103 102/103 Belsheim Law Office PATEL, VISHAL A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Kelly 11193389 - (D) HILL 102 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY CHANG, RICK KILTAE

3766 Ex Parte He et al 12107716 - (D) MILLS 103 103 VISTA IP LAW GROUP LLP/BSC - NEUROMODULATION WU, TONG E

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Endou et al 11257852 - (D) HOUSEL 112(1)/103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- HIT LOUIE, MANDY C

1786 Ex Parte Morin et al 11193515 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 J.M. Robertson, LLC CHOI, PETER Y

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2116 Ex Parte DUBS et al 11874780 - (D) BUI 102/103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES YANCHUS III, PAUL B

2199 Ex Parte Masek et al 10670898 - (D) BUI 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC MITCHELL, JASON D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2437 Ex Parte Hofmann et al 11863892 - (D) BUI 101/102/103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP SIMS, JING F

2427 Ex Parte OBRIEN et al 11601234 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 AOL Inc./Finnegan BELIVEAU, SCOTT E

2454 Ex Parte Gangadharappa et al 12338861 - (D) FISCHETTI 102 SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP LIN, WEN TAI

2646 Ex Parte Haberman et al 10980115 - (D) FRAHM 103 TILLMAN WRIGHT, PLLC AJAYI, JOEL

2659 Ex Parte Nurminen et al 11177250 - (D) NEW 102 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP SERROU, ABDELALI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Ex Parte Tilke et al 11365226 - (D) KATZ 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. MALEK, MALIHEH

2813 Ex Parte Chiou et al 12235193 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP CHAN, CANDICE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Sosnovskiy et al 11728222 - (D) BROWNE 112(1)/103 KOLISCH HARTWELL, P.C. HARPER, TRAMAR YONG

3779 Ex Parte Pierre et al 11798973 - (D) MILLS 102 LOUIS WOO HENDERSON, RYAN N

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2784 Ex parte WEBXCHANGE INCORPORATED, Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 5778178 et al 08/700,726 90010346 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102/103 Lakshmi Arunachalam FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: O’Brien Jones PLLC CABRERA, ZOILA E original HARRELL, ROBERT B

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2134 HTC CORPORATION Requester and Respondent v. IPCOM GMBH & CO. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7043751 et al 09/914,967 95001193 - (D) DILLON 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP Third Party Requester: PERKINS COIE LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H original WRIGHT, NORMAN M

2154 MICROSOFT CORPORATION Requester and Respondent v. WEBXCHANGE INCORPORATED Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7340506 et al 09/792,323 95001129 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 LAWRENCE B. GOODWIN P.C. FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER CABRERA, ZOILA E original VU, VIET DUY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. Requester and Cross-Appellant v. GRAYWIRE LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6542660 et al 09/578,777 95001148 - (D) CURCURI 112(2)/102/103 Ascenda Law Group, PC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: HAYNES and BOONE, LLP NGUYEN, TUAN H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex parte REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY Appellant and Patent Owner Ex Parte 6283044 et al 09/330,150 90006283 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. Third Party Requester UNGARETTI & HARRIS LLP original BROOKS & KUSHMAN PC ENGLISH, PETER C original CHEN, JOSE V

Friday, June 27, 2014

Q.I. Press, Ariad

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Ex Parte Singh et al 11554842 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 SCENERA RESEARCH, LLC GOLDBERG, ANDREW C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Lappe 10579278 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(1)/112(2) 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. HINZE, LEO T

The test for written description is that it "must clearly allow persons of ordinary skill in the art to recognize that [the inventor] invented what is claimed." [Ariad, 598 F.3d at 1351 (citation and quotations omitted).] The disclosure must "convey[] to those skilled in the art that the inventor had possession of the claimed subject matter as of the filing date." [Id.]

Q.I. Press Controls, B.V. v. Lee, - F.3d -, 2014 WL 2565995, *6 (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Ariad Pharms., Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co., 598 F.3d 1336, 94 USPQ2d 1161 (Fed. Cir. 2010)(en banc) 2161 2181

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Berger 10052961 - (D) GRIMES 103 COOPER & DUNHAM, LLP WANG, SHENGJUN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Brooker et al 12888629 - (D) KIMLIN 103/obviousness-type double patenting THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

1792 Ex Parte Mehansho 12533047 - (D) KRATZ 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ZILBERING, ASSAF

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Do et al 11922720 - (D) EVANS 102/103 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company OCHOA, JUAN CARLOS

2199 Ex Parte OBRIEN et al 11339592 - (D) WEINSCHENK 101/102 IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. BULLOCK JR, LEWIS ALEXANDE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Boyce et al 11579204 - (D) HOFF 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC PARRY, CHRISTOPHER L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3676 Ex Parte SINDT et al 12258610 - (D) BROWNE 103 SCHLUMBERGER OILFIELD SERVICES MICHENER, BLAKE E

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2812 Ex parte EIDOS Display, LLC Appellant Ex Parte 5879958 et al 08/745,933 90011739 - (D) WEINBERG 112(1) MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: THOMAS, KAYDEN, HORSTEMEYER & RISLEY, LLP KIELIN, ERIK J original WILCZEWSKI, MARY A

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 FEI COMPANY Requester v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Patent Owner Ex Parte 7262411 et al 11/295,148 95001313 - (D) SIU 103 GREER, BURNS & CRAIN, LTD Third Party Requester: Michael O. Scheinberg MENEFEE, JAMES A original NGUYEN, KIET TUAN

Thursday, June 26, 2014

ICON, clay

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte CHATEL 11945834 - (D) ABRAHAM 112(1)/103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP LATHAM, SAEEDA MONEE

For a reference to be “reasonably pertinent,” it must “logically [] have commended itself to an inventor's attention in considering his problem.” In re Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., 496 F.3d 1374, 1379-80 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (quoting In re Clay, 966 F.2d 656, 658 (Fed. Cir. 1992)). 

Clay, In re, 966 F.2d 656, 23 USPQ2d 1058 (Fed. Cir. 1992) 2144.08 (2141.01(a)(I))

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Christenson 11874264 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 IBM CORPORATION DESAI, MARGISHI V

2491 Ex Parte Venkatsubra et al 11334658 - (D) ASTORINO 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) IBM CORPORATION (MH) c/o MITCH HARRIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, L.L.C. GOLDBERG, ANDREW C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2865 Ex Parte Jung et al 11245492 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC HENSON, MISCHITA L

2872 Ex Parte Knittel et al 11974789 - (D) WILSON 103 Jack Schwartz & Associates, PLLC CHWASZ, JADE R

2872 Ex Parte Kingston et al 12243343 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated WILKES, ZACHARY W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Batot et al 11523200 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 IBM CORPORATION ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

3684 Ex Parte Hesselink 12853239 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2)/103 WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION CIVAN, ETHAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Vogel et al 11412482 - (D) BAHR 103 FLETCHER YODER MAYE, AYUB A

3745 Ex Parte Borgen 10599109 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 Abel IP AS EASTMAN, AARON ROBERT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex Parte Rodriguez et al 12245083 - (D) BUI 102/103 103 IBM CORP (YA) C/O YEE & ASSOCIATES PC LANIER, BENJAMIN E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Beletski et al 11949290 - (D) BAHR 102 112(1)/102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. AMIN, BHAVESH V

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1758 Ex Parte Cousins et al 12233819 - (D) GARRIS 103 SunPower/ BSTZ Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP MERSHON, JAYNE L

1778 Ex Parte Mei et al 12839136 - (D) BEST 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. KURTZ, BENJAMIN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2189 Ex Parte George et al 11519178 - (D) STRAUSS 102 GEORGE MADATHILPARAMBIL GEORGE ELMORE, REBA I

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Jung et al 10844564 - (D) SAADAT 112(1)/112(2)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC SURVILLO, OLEG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Ma et al 10803225 - (D) OWENS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY FREEMAN, SHEMA TAIAN

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Grosset et al 11609531 - (D) FETTING 103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. LIN, SHEW FEN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3614 Ex parte BEACON NAVIGATION, GMBH Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 5819201 et al 08/713,625 90012382 - (D) EVANS 102/103 LEE & HAYES, PLLC LIE, ANGELA M original LOUIS JACQUES, JACQUES H

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

packard

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Lebzelter et al 12187056 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(1)/112(2) GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION MILLER IP GROUP, PLC MARKS, JACOB B

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2847 Ex Parte McAllister et al 11234884 - (D) OWENS 102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-IBM POUGHKEEPSIE SAWYER, STEVEN T

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Cui 12356462 - (D) DERRICK 102/103 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY MRUK, BRIAN P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Stokes et al 11695370 - (D) POTHIER 103 MARGER JOHNSON & MCCOLLOM, P.C. SINGH, AMRESH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Jung et al 10882119 - (D) WINSOR 112(2)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC SURVILLO, OLEG

2442 Ex Parte Jung et al 10900147 - (D) SHIANG 112(1)/112(2) 112(2)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC SURVILLO, OLEG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2896 Ex Parte Skipor et al 11770939 - (D) TORCZON 103 QD VISION, INC. SUCH, MATTHEW W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 Ex Parte Hammour et al 10406010 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 101/112(2)/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 PETER K. TRZYNA, ESQ. LOFTUS, ANN E

In response to an indefiniteness rejection, the “satisfactory response by the applicant can take the form of a modification of the language identified as unclear, a separate definition of the unclear language, or, in an appropriate case, a persuasive explanation for the record of why the language at issue is not actually unclear.” In re Packard, 2013-1204, 2014 WL 1775996, at *3 (Fed. Cir. May 6, 2014).

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 SKYPE TECHNOLOGIES, SA and SKYPE, INC. Requester v. EIDOS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,221,745 et al 10/868,819 95001895 - (D) SIU 102/103 MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP Third Party Requester: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ Reexams NGUYEN, MINH DIEU T ORIGINAL GAUTHIER, GERALD

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

aller, kahn

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Yoon et al 11639050 - (D) BEST 103 MPG, LLP and Lam Research Corp. TALBOT, BRIAN K

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Madhavan et al 11370246 - (D) LORIN 103 Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP CONYERS, DAWAUNE A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Udd 12236478 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 VISTA IP LAW GROUP LLP TAVLYKAEV, ROBERT FUATOVICH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte Olliphant et al 11966841 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Haynes & Boone, LLP ZIEGLE, STEPHANIE M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Boss et al 11325492 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/103 101 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. SINGH, GURKANWALJIT

3644 Ex Parte del Pinal et al 12369164 - (D) ADAMS 103 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC WILLIAMS, MONICA L

Examiner correctly asserts that “it is not inventive to discover the optimum or workable ranges by routine experimentation” In re Aller, 220 F.2d 454, 456 (CCPA 1955). This is, however, true “where the general conditions of a claim are disclosed in the prior art.” Id. On this record, Examiner failed to establish an evidentiary basis, or articulate a rationale, that supports a conclusion that a person of ordinary skill in this art would have considered that a side wall thickness of between approximately 2 mm and 5 mm would have been the optimum or workable range for the shell material suggested by the combination of Herrenbruck and Kopelle (see App. Br. 4 (“Examiner has merely concluded that it would have been obvious to one having ordinary skill in the art at the time the invention was made to have made the shell as claimed”); Cf. Ans. 4). In re Kahn, 441 F.3d 977, 988 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“[R]ejections on obviousness grounds cannot be sustained by mere conclusory statements; instead, there must be some articulated reasoning with some rational underpinning to support the legal conclusion of obviousness”).

Aller, In re, 220 F.2d 454, 105 USPQ 233 (CCPA 1955) 2144.05

Kahn, In re, 441 F.3d 977, 78 USPQ2d 1329 (Fed. Cir. 2006) 2143.01 2144

3686 Ex Parte Fitzgerald et al 11862775 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 112(2)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION NAJARIAN, LENA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Caffery et al 12550011 - (D) KAISER 103 CORNING INCORPORATED KEMMERLE III, RUSSELL J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Wood 12054327 - (D) STEPHENS 102/obviousness-type double patenting PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. ALHIJA, SAIF A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2494 Ex Parte Todd 10992487 - (D) DIXON 101/103 IBM Corporation KHOSHNOODI, NADIA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Kulkarni et al 11274992 - (D) DIXON 103 Carmen Patti Law Group, LLC SABOURI, MAZDA

2645 Ex Parte Lee 11443787 - (D) FRAHM 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. TORRES, MARCOS L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Malinowski et al 12058623 - (D) ABRAMS 102 112(2)/obviousness-type double patenting Vista IP Law Group LLP HELLER, TAMMIE K

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex parte ROUND ROCK RESEARCH LLC Ex Parte 6243838 et al 08/942,168 90012329 - (D) EVANS 102/103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC Round Rock Research, L.L.C. Third Party Requester: Dell, Inc. Baker Botts, L.L.P. YIGDALL, MICHAEL J original BADERMAN, SCOTT T

Monday, June 23, 2014

farrenkopf, orthopedic

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Das et al 12228529 - (D) SMITH 103 University of Nevada, Las Vegas SONG, MATTHEW J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte MATUSZ et al 12191949 - (D) SMITH 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY ABU ALI, SHUANGYI

1773 Ex Parte Zamansky et al 12337724 - (D) DERRICK 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WOODARD, JOYE L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Hsieh et al 11682889 - (D) MORGAN 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP LIU, JUNG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Song 11994245 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD O TOOLE, COLLEEN J

2891 Ex Parte Gruber et al 12510650 - (D) HOUSEL 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102/103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP WRIGHT, TUCKER J

2897 Ex Parte Kelkar et al 12041601 - (D) PRAISS 103 NORTH, WEBER & BAUGH LLP NGUYEN, THINH T

2897 Ex Parte Gruber et al 12181882 - (D) HOUSEL 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP CHAMBLISS, ALONZO

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Derrick 13285882 - (D) HILL 103 101/112(a)/112(b) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(b) Patricia Derrick THANH, QUANG D

3781 Ex Parte Brozell 12330163 - (D) GOODSON 103 REISING, ETHINGTON, BARNES, KISSELLE, P.C. ALLEN, JEFFREY R

However, “[t]hat a given combination would not be made by businessmen for economic reasons does not mean that persons skilled in the art would not make the combination because of some technological incompatability. Only the latter fact would be relevant.” In re Farrenkopf, 713 F.2d 714, 718 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (citing Orthopedic Equip. Co. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005, 1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983)).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

velander, ashland oil

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Lichtenberger 12883918 - (D) FREDMAN 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP KISHORE, GOLLAMUDI S

1625 Ex Parte Mathad et al 11572949 - (D) GRIMES 112(1)/103 DR. REDDY''S LABORATORIES, INC. CHANG, CELIA C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Broad et al 13098619 - (D) SMITH 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY HOOVER, MATTHEW

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Ngo et al 11054325 - (D) BOUDREAU 102 37 CFR 41.50(b) 101 VAN PELT, YI & JAMES LLP NGUYEN, KIM T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Wevers et al 11934509 - (D) SMITH 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) DOAK, JENNIFER L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3667 Ex Parte Fukumoto et al 11902383 - (D) HOSKINS 103 POSZ LAW GROUP, PLC SHAFI, MUHAMMAD

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2671 Ex Parte Shibata et al 10772436 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 102/103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC MILIA, MARK R

2675 Ex Parte Park et al 11066747 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP HON, MING Y

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Silva et al 11232285 - (D) DERRICK 103 SABIC Innovative Plastics LISTVOYB, GREGORY

1793 Ex Parte Rivera et al 12755513 - (D) SMITH 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. MOORE, WALTER A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2196 Ex Parte Eldson et al 11210598 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global KESSLER, GREGORY AARON

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Gregorian et al 11260064 - (D) BUI 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP TAYLOR, JOSHUA D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Knighton et al 11323437 - (D) SHIANG 102 101 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN WANG, JIN CHENG

2645 Ex Parte Bejerano et al 10788460 - (D) DANG 103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC TORRES, MARCOS L

2652 Ex Parte McKibben et al 10979611 - (D) FREDMAN 103 112(1) Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP SHAH, ANTIM G

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Boettcher et al 12043620 - (D) PRAISS 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA GUPTA, RAJ R

2882 Ex Parte Zimmerman et al 11840821 - (D) GARRIS 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. KIM, PETER B

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION Requester v. AUBURN UNIVERSITY Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,194,366 et al 10/274,439 95001574 - (D) KOHUT 112(1) 102/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) Third Party Requester: International Business Machines Corporation Jones Day DEB, ANJAN K original TSAI, CAROL S W

We do not find Requester’s expert opinion persuasive. Neither the Examiner nor the Board is bound by statements of an expert in an affidavit, but rather, such evidence should be evaluated and considered for its
probative value, like all other evidence in the record. See Velander v. Garner, 348 F.3d 1359, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2003) ("It is within the discretion of the trier of fact to give each item of evidence such weight as it feels
appropriate . . . In giving more weight to prior publications than to subsequent conclusory statements by experts, the Board acted well within that discretion"); citing Ashland Oil, Inc. v. Delta Resins & Refractories, Inc., 776 F.2d 281, 294 (Fed.Cir.1985) ("Lack of factual support for expert opinion going to factual determinations, however, may render the testimony of little probative value in a validity determination."). In addition, statements do not become facts merely because they are set forth in declarations. Rather, the statements must be weighed based on their probative value and other objective evidence submitted in support thereof, if any. See Velander, 348 F.3d at 1371; Ashland Oil, 776 F.2d at 294.

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

baldwin graphic, interactive gift, gleizer

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Lichtenberger 12883873 - (D) FREDMAN 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP KISHORE, GOLLAMUDI S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Ishaque et al 12438296 - (D) SMITH 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP TENTONI, LEO B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Ex Parte FANTL et al 12835056 - (D) GERSTENBLYTH 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. BOSWELL, CHRISTOPHER J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3768 Ex Parte van der Kouwe et al 11977153 - (D) MILLS 102 QUARLES & BRADY LLP EVOY, NICHOLAS LANE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 Ex Parte Wroblewski 11417764 - (D) PAULRAJ 102 102 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC OSMAN, RAMY M

We do not find the Examiner's interpretation of the claim language to be reasonable.  "[A]s a general rule the claim is not limited to performance of the steps in the order recited, unless the claim explicitly or implicitly requires a specific order."  Baldwin Graphic Sys. Inc. v. Siebert, Inc., 512 F. 3d 1338, 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (citing Interactive Gift Express, Inc. v. Compuserve Inc., 256 F.3d 1323, 1342-43 (Fed. Cir 2001)); see also In re Gleizer, 356 Fed. Appx. 415, 419 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 15, 2009) (non-precedential) (Even where claims are given their broadest reasonable interpretation before the PTO, method claims may implicitly necessitate the performance of steps in a particular order).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Reiter 10810638 - (D) TIMM 103 Tabarrock & Zahrt (10/11 Seagate) MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN

1792 Ex Parte KAMPER et al 12212149 - (D) OWENS 103 John A. O'Toole WILLIAMS, LELA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Baek et al 11387866 - (D) STRAUSS 103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. KEATON, SHERROD L

2166 Ex Parte Knittel et al 11417560 - (D) DANG 102 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. PHAM, KHANH B

2178 Ex Parte Chakra et al 11845176 - (D) JENKS 103 Jordan IP Law (IBM-RSW) TSUI, WILSON W

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Kuether et al 11931450 - (D) FISHMAN 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. ALAM, MUSHFIKH I

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Landschaft et al 11530239 - (D) BOUDREAU 103 HITT GAINES, PC HUA, QUAN M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Furukawa et al 10767065 - (D) KATZ 103 IBM CORPORATION NADAV, ORI

2878 Ex Parte Aufranc et al 11640041 - (D) DELMENDO 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LE, BAO-LUAN Q

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Eckstein 12223531 - (D) WORTH 103 DREISS, FUHLENDORF, STEIMLE & BECKER HICKS, VICTORIA J

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte FREYER 12624282 - (D) HOELTER 103 SMITH IP SERVICES, P.C. ANDREWS, DAVID L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2413 Ex parte CIAN IP LLC Patent Owner Ex Parte 5659680 et al 08/491,341 90012410 - (D) DANG 103 Ascenda Law Group, PC Third Party Requester: MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN KOWERT & GOETZEL, PC STEELMAN, MARY J original PALYS, JOSEPH E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2626 Ex parte HYBRID AUDIO, LLC Patent Owner Ex Parte RE40,281 E et al 10/994,925 90012364 - (D) DANG 102/103 Sheridan Ross, PC Third Party Requester: PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP (CV) SORRELL, ERON J original KNEPPER, DAVID D

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

suffolk, sri

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2894 Ex Parte Sandoval et al 11821246 - (D) TORCZON 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 Ovonyx, Inc VALENTINE, JAMI M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Freeny 11018176 - (D) MOHANTY 103 DUNLAP CODDING, P.C. WINTER, JOHN M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Vasa et al 11768971 - (D) CALVE 103 103 COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON TIV, BACKHEAN

2438 Ex Parte Starr et al 12641681 - (D) WEINSCHENK 103 112(2)/103 Spectra Logic Corporation HERZOG, MADHURIR

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Gotte et al 11621674 - (D) BUI 103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG CALLE, ANGEL J.

2184 Ex Parte Diab et al 12056445 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 LAW OFFICE OF DUANE S. KOBAYASHI BARTELS, CHRISTOPHER A.

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Van Der Velde et al 11543253 - (D) STEPHENS 103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. GAO, JING

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Pratt 11248248 - (D) BAHR 102/103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP HARTMANN, GARY S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Wool 12169717 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP WALTERS, RYAN J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
2767 Ex parte IMX, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 5995947 et al 08/928,559 90009857 - (D) THOMAS 103 102/103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP For Third Party Requester: O’BRIEN JONES, PLLC CARLSON, JEFFREY D original PEESO, THOMAS R

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex parte MOBILEMEDIA IDEAS LLC Ex Parte 6055439 et al 08/744,244 90012450 - (D) LEE 102 PROSKAUER ROSE LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP NGUYEN, MINH DIEU T original DOLINAR, ANDREW M

Recently, the Federal Circuit held that a newsgroup post was a printed publication under § 102. Suffolk Techs., LLC v. AOL Inc., No. 2013-1392, 2014 WL 2179274, at *5-6 (Fed. Cir. May 27, 2014). In Suffolk, while there was no evidence in the record that any person of ordinary skill (other than the post’s author) had actually accessed the specific newsgroup on which the alleged prior art was posted, the court was persuaded by evidence that persons of ordinary skill used newsgroups generally at that time. Id. at *5. The court also held that the reference was sufficiently disseminated because the newsgroup was organized by subject matter (so a person interested in the topic could find the post at issue and others like it), the newsgroup’s purpose was to facilitate discussion of information in its posts, and several users had in fact accessed and responded to the post. Id.

In contrast, the Federal Circuit vacated a summary judgment of invalidity based on a paper posted on an FTP server where the record appeared to show the paper was not a printed publication under § 102. SRI Int’l, Inc. v. Internet Sec. Sys., Inc., 511 F.3d 1186, 1196-97 (Fed. Cir. 2008). In SRI Int’l, the public was not notified of the paper’s existence, and the nature of the FTP server did not inform interested artisans that the paper or like information was present on the server. Id. Therefore, the court held the record did not support the summary judgment ruling that the paper was accessible by the public. Id.

SRI Int'l, Inc. v. Internet Sec. Sys., Inc., 511 F.3d 1186, 85 USPQ2d 1489 (Fed. Cir. 2008) 2152.02(e)

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 GLOBAL BETTING EXCHANGE Third Party Requestor, Respondent v. THE SPORTING EXCHANGE, LTD. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 7690991 et al 09/959,975 95000561 - (R) SAINDON 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP For THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP BONSHOCK, DENNIS G original HOEL, MATTHEW D