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Thursday, October 30, 2014

keller, KSR, kahn

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Singh et al 12175441 - (D) JENKS 103 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP ZAREK, PAUL E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Baziuk 12817258 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 Ade & Company Inc. WHATLEY, KATELYN B

1761 Ex Parte Gatlin et al 10745290 - (D) SMITH 103 ROBERT W STROZIER, P.L.L.C OGDEN JR, NECHOLUS

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Oliver et al 11589007 - (D) SAADAT 112(2)/103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Breiter et al 10562504 - (D) LORIN 112(1)/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-IBM POUGHKEEPSIE ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

3688 Ex Parte Chang et al 11728069 - (D) WORTH 102/103 Adobe Systems, Inc. 58083 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP MACASIANO, MARILYN G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Taljaard 10520231 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Frommer Lawrence & Haug MAI, HAO D

The test for obviousness “is what the combined teachings of the references would have suggested to those of ordinary skill in the art.” In re Keller, 642 F.2d 413, 425 (CCPA 1981). “‘[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.’” KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 418 (2007) (citing In re Kahn, 441 F.3d 977, 988 (Fed. Cir. 2006)).

Keller, In re, 642 F.2d 413, 208 USPQ 871 (CCPA 1981) 707.07(f) 2145

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

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

3762 Ex Parte Carroll et al 10761424 - (D) GRIMES 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP KAHELIN, MICHAEL WILLIAM

3765 Ex Parte Drosihn 12330738 - (D) SMEGAL 102 COOLEY LLP MUROMOTO JR, ROBERT H

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte KLAPP et al 12829865 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. FISCHER, JUSTIN R

1758 Ex Parte Buller et al 11378847 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(1) 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (SF) MERSHON, JAYNE L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2898 Ex Parte McANDREW et al 12721362 - (D) HOUSEL 103 103 American Air Liquide, Inc. ABDELAZIEZ, YASSER A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3676 Ex Parte Chalker et al 11851354 - (D) BROWN 103 103 SMITH IP SERVICES, P.C. WALLACE, KIPP CHARLES

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Sciver et al 12748271 - (D) HASTINGS 103 SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS (US) LLP MRUK, BRIAN P

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Calmes 12355510 - (D) DERRICK 103 Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada Mockler PLLC CHWASZ, JADE R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Pappas et al 12338942 - (D) FETTING 103 KELLY & KELLEY, LLP CHAMPAGNE, LUNA

3692 Ex Parte Morgan et al 12005531 - (D) FISCHETTI 112(2) 102/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. BAIRD, EDWARD J

3692 Ex Parte Shipman 10902046 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 DIEDERIKS & WHITELAW, PLC EBERSMAN, BRUCE I

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Kim 12137349 - (D) GREENHUT 101/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC FERNSTROM, KURT

3726 Ex Parte Kessler 12157360 - (D) GREENHUT 103 112(2)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION AFZALI, SARANG

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex parte ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC Ex Parte RE41,562 et al 11/102,887 90012095 - (D) FRAHM 102 102/103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC Third Party Requester: TUCKER ELLIS LLP TARAE, CATHERINE MICHELLE original TWEEL JR, JOHN ALEXANDER

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

janakiraman, ormco, muchmore, dann

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte King et al 11847612 - (D) REIMERS 103 Universal City Studios LLC c/o Fletcher Yoder, PC MUSTAFA, IMRAN K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2431 Ex Parte Hendricks 12010045 - (D) CHUNG 103 103 ARENT FOX LLP CHAI, LONGBIT

2488 Ex Parte Kim 11607351 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(1)/112(2) 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. PONTIUS, JAMES M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Brunschwiler et al 11957576 - (D) TIMM 102/103 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP HAN, JONATHAN

The Examiner’s rejection of claims 3 and 16 constitutes an implied rejection of the broader claims 1, 2, 13, and 15. Ex parte Janakiraman, 2009 WL 1270322 (BPAI 2009) (Informative); see also Ormco Corp. v. Align Tech., Inc., 498 F.3d 1307, 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (When the subject matter of dependent claims is determined to have been obvious, the broader subject matter of the claims from which they depend must also be determined to have been obvious.); In re Muchmore, 433 F.2d 824, 824–25 (CCPA 1970) (“Since we agree with the board's conclusion of obviousness as to these narrow claims, the broader claims must likewise be obvious.”). Therefore, we sustain the rejection of claims 3, 5, 16, and 17

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Nyhan et al 09900674 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MAYER, LTD BOYCE, ANDRE D

While de Mint is silent as to from where these instructions are executed (server side or user computer side), we find that the mere existence of differences between the prior art and the claim does not establish nonobviousness. Dann v. Johnston, 425 U.S. 219, 230 (1976). The issue is “whether the difference between the prior art and the subject matter in question ‘is a differen[ce] sufficient to render the claimed subject matter unobvious to one skilled in the applicable art.’” Dann, 425 U.S. at 228 (citation omitted) (finding system for automatic record keeping of bank checks and deposits obvious in view of nature of extensive use of data processing systems in banking industry and “closely analogous” patent for an automatic data processing system used in a large business organization for keeping and updating system transaction files for each department of the organization).

Dann v. Johnston, 425 U.S. 219, 189 USPQ 257 (1976) 716.01(a) 2141 2141.03

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Beatty 11183405 - (D) HILL 102(e) 102(e)/103 NIXON PEABODY LLP LIDDLE, JAY TRENT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Heijkants et al 11584682 - (D) PER CURIAM 103/obviousness-type double patenting KENYON & KENYON LLP SERGENT, RABON A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Hoover et al 12117906 - (D) HOMERE 102(e) IBM (ROC-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP TSAI, SHENG JEN

2163 Ex Parte Kang et al 12167324 - (D) TROCK 102 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC BROWN, SHEREE N

2198 Ex Parte De Sio 11230338 - (D) SHAW 103 IBM AUS IPLAW (GLF) c/o Garg Law Firm, PLLC KRETZMER, ERIKA A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Dunning et al 10880199 - (D) DANG 103 Daniels IP Services LTD. CHEN, CAI Y

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Chen 11058294 - (D) DANG 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General MITCHELL, NATHAN A

2642 Ex Parte Obermanns 10590138 - (D) COURTENAY 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte PIETERIS 12700252 - (D) DELMENDO 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC LIAN, MANG TIN BIK

2845 Ex Parte Derneryd et al 11721418 - (D) GARRIS 103/obviousness-type double patenting ERICSSON INC. SMITH, GRAHAM P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Obrea et al 11844020 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/102/103 PITNEY BOWES INC. GARTLAND, SCOTT D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Krumme 12310829 - (D) WOODS 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 D. PETER HOCHBERG CO. L.P.A. ORTIZ, RAFAEL ALFREDO

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Da Palma et al 11297079 - (D) HUME 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG REZA, MOHAMMAD W

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Requester and Cross Appellant v. VOLTSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8,242,359 B2 et al 13/053,007 95002374 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 103 Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Third Party Requester: Snell & Wilmer NGUYEN, LINH M original MAYO III, WILLIAM H

2835 SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Requester and Cross Appellant v. VOLTSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7910833 et al 12/127,592 95002365 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 102/103 Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Third Party Requester: Snell & Wilmer MENEFEE, JAMES A original MAYO III, WILLIAM H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 LOGITECH, INC. Requester, Respondent v. IGO, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 6527241 et al 09/988,694 95001357 - (D) SONG 102/103 102/314 DOCKET CLERK Third Party Requester: TOWNSEND AND TOWNSEND AND CREW, LLP CLARKE, SARA SACHIE original SCHULTERBRANDT, KOFI A

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2831 Ex parte AVX CORPORATION Appellant Ex Parte 6477032 et al 09/775,050 90012091 - (D) CHEN 102 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. For Third Party Requester: KELLY LOWRY & KELLEY, LLP (GREATBATCH) GE, YUZHEN original DINKINS, ANTHONY

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

trintec, robertson, oelrich dailey, gal

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REVERSED

Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Bayer et al 12001556 - (D) POLLOCK 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 Francis C. Hand, Esq., c/o Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein ARIANI, KADE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1718 Ex Parte Hamilton et al 12488158 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY LLP BAREFORD, KATHERINE A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Rang et al 11616512 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(d) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK REYES, MARIELA D

2166 Ex Parte Acharya et al 12725381 - (D) CHUNG 102(e)/103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP / GOOGLE YEN, SYLING

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Wen et al 10937986 - (D) DIXON 103 Riverbed Technology Inc. - PVF c/o PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP AFOLABI, MARK O

2453 Ex Parte Malaby et al 12469294 - (D) HOELTER 103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC VOSTAL, ONDREJ C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Bejerano 12101333 - (D) DIXON 103 Ryan, Mason & Leiws, LLP PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 Ex Parte Tajbakhsh 12177448 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 Jafari Law Group, Inc. TRAN, HANH VAN

3681 Ex Parte Koli 11428001 - (D) LORIN 102/103 102 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. HENRY, RODNEY M

“Inherent anticipation requires that the missing descriptive material [be] ‘necessarily present,’ not merely probably or possibly present, in the prior art.” Trintec Indus., Inc. v. Top-U.S.A. Corp., 295 F.3d 1292, 1295 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (quoting In re Robertson, 169 F.3d 743, 745 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (citation omitted)). “The mere fact that a certain thing may result from a given set of circumstances is not sufficient [to establish inherency.]” In re Oelrich, 666 F.2d 578, 581 (CCPA 1981). (emphasis added).

Robertson, In re, 169 F.3d 743, 49 USPQ2d 1949 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2112 2114 2163 2163.07(a)

Oelrich, In re, 666 F.2d 578, 212 USPQ 323 (CCPA 1981) 2112

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Drillet et al 12669188 - (D) SMITH 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC LEE, REBECCA Y

1741 Ex Parte Lee et al 11548584 - (D) DELMENDO 112(1)/112(2)/103 Georgia-Pacific LLC CALANDRA, ANTHONY J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2135 Ex Parte Ishida et al 11213319 - (D) STRAUSS 112(2)/103 HGST C/O WAGNER BLECHER LLP DILLON, SAMUEL A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Sieracki et al 12269581 - (D) HUME 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A NGUYEN, PHU K

2644 Ex Parte van Diggelen et al 11773062 - (D) CHEN 112(1)/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. LEE, JUSTIN YE

2648 Ex Parte Petersson et al 11722993 - (D) COURTENAY 103 ERICSSON INC. BILODEAU, DAVID

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2865 Ex Parte Rathbone et al 11490019 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PARK, HYUN D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Juetten et al 11235864 - (D) MURPHY 102(e)/103 KOLISCH HARTWELL, P.C. HAMILTON, MATTHEW L

3682 Ex Parte Juetten et al 11236281 - (D) MURPHY 103 KOLISCH HARTWELL, P.C. HAMILTON, MATTHEW L

3683 Ex Parte Chen et al 11780362 - (D) MEDLOCK 102(e) CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG NGUYEN, NGA B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Boyd et al 11512653 - (D) MAYBERRY 112(2)/103 ALCON RESEARCH LTD. NICHOLS II, ROBERT K

The Examiner concludes that “[a] change in form or shape is generally recognized as being within the level of ordinary skill in the art, absent any showing of unexpected results.” Id. (citing In re Dailey, 357 F.2d 669 (C.C.P.A. 1966)).

See In re Dailey, 357 F.2d at 672–73.Cf. In re Gal, 980 F.2d 717, 719  (Fed. Cir. 1992) (finding that the claimed structure and prior art structure “achieve different purposes” and, as a result, the claimed structure was not a matter of design choice).

Dailey, In re, 357 F.2d 669, 149 USPQ 47 (CCPA 1966) 2144.04

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Requester and Cross Appellant v. VOLTSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7960648 et al 12/251,882 95002378 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102(e)/102/103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(a) 112(1)/112(2) Schneider Rothman IP Law Group for THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: SNELL & WILMER LLP (OC) MENEFEE, JAMES A original MAYO III, WILLIAM H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 AUGME TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Requester and Appellant v. Patent of YAHOO! INC.Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7,640,320 et al 10/466,132 95001794 - (D) KOHUT 103 YAHOO! INC. C/O GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP Third Party Requester: Goodwin Procter, LLP CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original HU, JINSONG

Monday, October 27, 2014

comaper

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Liu et al 13093492 - (D) SMITH 103 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP LEONG, JONATHAN G

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Cameros et al 11205237 - (D) STRAUSS 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. PATEL, JIGAR P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte SOKOLL 12027673 - (D) KERINS 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP TISSOT, ADAM D

3675 Ex Parte GSCHWENG et al 12509353 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (GME) LUGO, CARLOS

In short, Appellants’ Specification assigns or suggests to a person of ordinary skill in the art a particular scope or definition of these terms such that, in order to resolve the matter at hand, resort to a broader or a general dictionary definition of these terms for guidance is not justified. See Comaper Corp. v. Antec, Inc., 596 F.3d 1343 (Fed. Cir. 2010).

In Comaper, “[t]he patent specification [did] not assign or suggest a particular definition to the term ‘case’. Therefore, in determining the meaning of the claim term as viewed by a person of ordinary skill in the art, it is appropriate to consult a general dictionary definition of the word for guidance.” Comaper, 596 F.3d at 1348.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte von Herrmann et al 11833967 - (D) KERINS 103 JEANNE E. LONGMUIR PEREIRO, JORGE ANDRES

3769 Ex Parte Fein et al 12202282 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Turk IP Law, LLC JIAN, SHIRLEY XUEYING

3773 Ex Parte Gerberding et al 12489158 - (D) PAULRAJ 102(e)/103 Stryker - Vista IP Law Group WOO, JULIAN W

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Geddes 11750119 - (D) NAGUMO 103 103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC HYUN, PAUL SANG HWA

1774 Ex Parte Berggren et al 12264121 - (D) SMITH 102 102/103 SHELL OIL COMPANY SEIFU, LESSANEWORK T

3617 Ex Parte Milio et al 12411662 - (D) IPPOLITO 112(1) 112(1)/103 Brooks Kushman P.C. / Meritor KOTTER, KIP T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Birgel 10507213 - (D) HASTINGS 103 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC ABOAGYE, MICHAEL

1733 Ex Parte Frommeyer et al 10935934 - (D) BEST 112(1)/112(2) LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP KESSLER, CHRISTOPHER S

1761 Ex Parte Yang et al 12138795 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102/103 UNILEVER PATENT GROUP BOYER, CHARLES I

1772 Ex Parte Welch et al 11656320 - (D) BEST 103 EMCH, SCHAFFER, SCHAUB & PORCELLO CO HYUN, PAUL SANG HWA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Gupta et al 11918087 - (D) HOMERE 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PARRA, OMAR S

2431 Ex Parte Yalakanti et al 11633744 - (D) WINSOR 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ZECHER, CORDELIA P K

2493 Ex Parte Zettler et al 12014555 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 Slater & Matsil, L.L.P. SIDDIQI, MOHAMMAD A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Vannithamby et al 11108323 - (D) DIXON 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC EDOUARD, PATRICK NESTOR

2656 Ex Parte Noessing et al 11489376 - (D) JENKS 103 Eschweiler & Associates (Lantiq) TRAN, QUOC DUC

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte Milano et al 13015993 - (D) GREENHUT 112(2)/103 CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY LLP JACKSON, DANIELLE

3653 Ex Parte Burkhard 11961684 - (D) GREENHUT 103 OSHA LIANG/MI RODRIGUEZ, JOSEPH C

3689 Ex Parte Arrasvuori 11523162 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. MATTIA, SCOTT A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Buccinna et al 11306303 - (D) KERINS 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. / LEAR CORPORATION PRANGE, SHARON M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Santos 12284439 - (R) HOELTER 103 Timothy E Siegel Patent Law, PLLC OMGBA, ESSAMA

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 SPACECO BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC. Requester, Appellant v. INNOVATIVE OFFICE PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner, Respondent Ex Parte 7066433 et al 10/850,640 95001938 - (D) SONG 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 DESIGN IP, P.C. FOSTER, JIMMY G original KING, ANITA M

Friday, October 24, 2014

dill, lindner

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Etesse et al 10443149 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY LLP NGUYEN, THANH T

2449 Ex Parte Badt et al 12004972 - (D) DIXON 103 RGIP LLC WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

2466 Ex Parte Dinicola et al 11381780 - (D) FINK 103 Cochran Freund & Young/ AVAYA, Inc. CRUTCHFIELD, CHRISTOPHER M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte Hartley 11231621 - (D) LaVIER 103 BGL/Cook - Chicago GANESAN, SUBA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
3616 Ex Parte Hordos 11604628 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 102/103 L.C. Begin & Associates, PLLC WILHELM, TIMOTHY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Goto et al 10557502 - (D) MILLS 103 Frommer Lawrence & Haug SULLIVAN, DANIELLE D

“The evidence presented to rebut a prima facie case of obviousness must be commensurate in scope with the claims to which it pertains.” In re Dill, 604 F.2d 1356, 1361, 202 USPQ 805, 808 (CCPA 1979). “It is well established that the objective evidence of nonobviousness must be commensurate in scope with the claims.” In re Lindner, 457 F.2d 506, 508 (CCPA 1972).

“Commensurate in scope” means that the evidence provides a reasonable basis for concluding that the untested embodiments encompassed by the claims would behave in the same manner as the tested embodiment(s). See Lindner, 457 F.2d at 508 (“Here, only one mixture of ingredients was tested . . . . The claims, however, are much broader in scope, . . . and we have to agree with the Patent Office that there is no ‘adequate basis for reasonably concluding that the great number and variety of compositions included by the claims would behave in the same manner as the [single] tested composition.’” (bracketed material in original)).

Lindner, In re, 457 F.2d 506, 173 USPQ 356 (CCPA 1972) 716.01(c) 716.02(d) 2145

1621 Ex Parte Kling 10394619 - (D) MILLS 103 WINSTEAD PC FAY, ZOHREH A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2179 Ex Parte DeMesa et al 11415710 - (D) FREDMAN 102(e) BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC LO, WEILUN

2196 Ex Parte Birenheide et al 11221667 - (D) EVANS 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP MILLS, PAUL V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Houck et al 10657864 - (D) DIXON 112(1)/103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. WU, JIANYE

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2655 Ex Parte Suzuki et al 11117608 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP PAUL, DISLER

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

o'farrell, medichem

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Lucas et al 12463457 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 Ingersoll-Rand Company Krieg DeVault LLP HAMO, PATRICK

Generally, for a combination to be obvious to one skilled in the art there must be at least a reasonable expectation that the combination would successfully yield a functioning device. See In re O’Farrell, 853 F.2d 894, 903–04 (Fed. Cir. 1988). Whether there is a reasonable expectation of success is a question of fact. Medichem S.A. v. Rolabo S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165–66 (Fed. Cir. 2006).

O’Farrell, In re, 853 F.2d 894, 7 USPQ2d 1673 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 2143.01 2143.02 2144.08 2145

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Wirth et al 10468708 - (D) FREDMAN 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. BERRIOS, JENNIFER A

1616 Ex Parte Mohammadi et al 11679269 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 THE ESTEE LAUDER COS, INC KARPINSKI, LUKE E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Li et al 11683655 - (D) TIMM 102/103 ISHIMARU & ASSOCIATES LLP YUSHINA, GALINA G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte Casey 11967672 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 102(e)/103 GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON LLP (OTT) ABDI, KAMBIZ

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Weaver et al 12138797 - (D) STEPINA 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY FERNSTROM, KURT

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Bernstein 12761953 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) ARNOLD, ERNST V

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
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3633 Ex Parte HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 5771511 et al 08/511,556 90012399 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Hill-Rom) For THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD. ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original CONLEY, FREDRICK C

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Doss et al 11926059 - (D) FETTING 102(e) LAW OFFICE OF MARCIA L. DOUBET, P. L. BOYCE, ANDRE D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Rolf 10552027 - (D) GUIJT 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP KLAYMAN, AMIR ARIE

3728 Ex Parte TORIKAI et al 12254486 - (D) GUIJT 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CHEUNG, CHUN HOI

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Bechtold et al 11848985 - (D) BEST 103 102 Johnson Controls, Inc. c/o Fletcher Yoder PC ENIN-OKUT, EDU E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte Marples et al 11673313 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 102/103 WesternGeco L.L.C. BREIER, KRYSTINE E

3671 Ex Parte Holdredge 12488888 - (D) BROWN 103 103 BLANK ROME LLP MITCHELL, JOEL F

3683 Ex Parte Nellutla 11558011 - (D) FETTING 103 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. NGUYEN, NGA B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Bashore et al 11848874 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 102/103 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) PAIK, SANG YEOP

Prior art does not teach away from claimed subject matter merely by disclosing a different solution to a similar problem unless the prior art also criticizes, discredits or otherwise discourages the solution claimed. See In re Fulton, 391 F.3d 1195, 1201 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

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

3742 Ex Parte Diedrick et al 12201959 - (D) HOSKINS 103/obviousness-type double patenting 102/103 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) MAYE, AYUB A

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Endoh et al 11615256 - (D) GARRIS 103 FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP MOHADDES, LADAN

1762 Ex Parte Stumbe et al 12297654 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. NILAND, PATRICK DENNIS

1775 Ex Parte MCFARLANE et al 12051506 - (D) KRATZ 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. BOWERS, NATHAN ANDREW

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Middleton et al 12023847 - (D) STRAUSS 102 INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. , IP DEPARTMENT ABEL JALIL, NEVEEN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Degbotse et al 10907843 - (D) FETTING 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC SANTIAGO, LUIS F

3626 Ex Parte Jung et al 11893106 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC PAULS, JOHN A

3626 Ex Parte Pomerantz 11672531 - (D) FETTING 101/102(e)/103 IBM CORPORATION NAJARIAN, LENA

3635 Ex Parte Hakansson 11643881 - (D) GOODSON 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC PLUMMER, ELIZABETH A

3655 Ex Parte Nakatani et al 11630838 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 SUGHRUE-265550 CHAU, TERRY C

3682 Ex Parte Hind et al 09859359 - (D) FETTING 103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN, PLLC For IBM SITTNER, MATTHEW T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Powell et al 11127525 - (D) LaVIER 102 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. HAYMAN, IMANI N

3773 Ex Parte Yassinzadeh et al 11772718 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 WILSON, SONSINI, GOODRICH & ROSATI OU, JING RUI

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Kogan et al 11320028 - (D) FETTING 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG ROTARU, OCTAVIAN

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
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3662 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Requester and Respondent v. ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7161525 et al 95001860 - (D) DILLON 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(a) 103 ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. Third Party Requester: OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC CABRERA, ZOILA E original SOTOMAYOR, JOHN B