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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

bayer, wellman, engel

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1774 Ex Parte Merino et al 12956237 - (D) PAK 103 OHLANDT, GREELEY, RUGGIERO & PERLE, LLP SORKIN, DAVID L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Kline et al 11406291 - (D) EVANS 103 RIDOUT & MAYBEE LLP VO, TRUONG V

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Barish 12292211 - (D) CAPP 103 103 MARTIN D. MOYNIHAN d/b/a PRTSI, INC. HYLINSKI, ALYSSA MARIE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Romeo et al 10138851 - (D) WARREN 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP SMITH, CHAIM A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte GSCHWIND 11762156 - (D) COURTENAY 112(1)/112(2)/103 112(1) TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. CALDWELL, ANDREW T

If a Notice of Appeal is filed prior to January 23, 2012, then the 2004 version of the Board Rules last published in the 2011 edition of Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (37 C.F.R. § 41.1 et seq.) applies to the appeal. See also Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) 8th ed., Rev. 8, July 2010.

Whether the best mode requirement has been satisfied is a question of fact. Bayer AG v. Schein Pharms., Inc., 301 F.3d 1306, 1312 (Fed. Cir. 2002). Two specific factual questions must be answered to determine whether there has been a violation of the best mode requirement: The first is whether, at the time of filing the patent application, the inventor had a best mode of practicing the claimed invention—a subjective question. The second is whether, assuming the inventor had a preference for one mode over all others, the inventor objectively concealed his preferred mode from the public. See Wellman, Inc. v. Eastman Chem. Co., 642 F.3d 1355, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2011).

See also Engel Indus., Inc. v. Lockformer Co., 946 F.2d 1528, 1531 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (“invalidity for failure to set forth the best mode requires that (1) the inventors knew of a better mode of carrying out the claimed invention than they disclosed in the specification, and (2) the inventors concealed that better mode.”) .

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Lee et al 12725508 - (D) PAK 103 ESCHWEILER & ASSOCIATES, LLC OSENBAUGH-STEWART, ELIZA W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Zimmer et al 12386573 - (D) MURPHY 103 KLAUS J. BACH BATSON, VICTOR D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Justin 12784824 - (D) ASTORINO 102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. CHOI, STEPHEN

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

takeda

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Kogan et al 11865099 - (D) DILLON 102 BAINWOOD HUANG & ASSOCIATES LLC c/o LOTUS AND RATIONAL SOFTWARE NGUYEN, KIM T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3631 Ex Parte KIM 12197829 - (D) KERINS 102/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. KRYCINSKI, STANTON L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Stock et al 11531299 - (D) BROWN 103 Ingersoll-Rand Company Krieg DeVault LLP COX, ALEXIS K

3745 Ex Parte TODD 12862417 - (D) BROWN 103 PITTS & LAKE P C YOUNGER, SEAN JERRARD

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Robinson et al 12492477 - (D) DERRICK 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP MERKLING, MATTHEW J

1789 Ex Parte Stralin et al 11643902 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(2) 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP JOHNSON, JENNA LEIGH

We refer to a case on point, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. v. Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 743 F.3d 1359, 1366-1367 (Fed. Cir. 2014), wherein the Court determined that because there was no evidence that the differences between techniques used in measuring were in fact significant, and because there is evidence of a correlation for the results between techniques used, that the claims were not indefinite.

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Jung et al 12005114 - (D) KIM 103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC MYHRE, JAMES W

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

research corp, grams



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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Anderson et al 12205330 - (D) McSHANE 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP MCCLAIN-COLEMAN, TYNESHA L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Knowles et al 10930739 - (D) McMILLIN 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (OR RIM) HOANG, HIEU T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte Schulte et al 12069024 - (D) KRIVAK 102 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. JOSEPH, JAISON

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Yakovleva et al 13151371 - (D) KRATZ 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC FERRE, ALEXANDRE F

1791 Ex Parte Jani et al 11710830 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP BEKKER, KELLY JO

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2121 Ex Parte You et al 11966722 - (D) SMITH 103 Chevron Corporation WARTALOWICZ, PAUL A

2176 Ex Parte Rees et al 11927036 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MARRERO, ZAIDA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Kriegmair 12040384 - (D) WEINBERG 103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD LOPEZ ALVEREZ, OLVIN

2421 Ex Parte Hawkins et al 12321791 - (D) EVANS 103 Allen D. Brufsky, PA NGUYEN BA, HOANG VU A

2444 Ex Parte CRIPE et al 12687642 - (D) CHUNG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PAPPAS, PETER

2449 Ex Parte Anschutz 11437016 - (D) BOUDREAU 103 AT&T Legal Department - SZ ABEDIN, NORMIN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte MOODY 11958156 - (D) HORNER 101 JOHN EDWARD ROETHEL DEODHAR, OMKAR A

Appellant challenges the Examiner’s determination that “a set of rules qualifies as an abstract idea.” Br. 6 (citing Research Corp. Techs., Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 627 F.3d 859 (Fed. Cir. 2010)). See also id. at 8 (arguing that “the Examiner has not identified clearly what the ‘abstract idea’ is” and that “[g]ame rules are submitted to be concrete, rather than abstract, because game rules set out how the game is to be played by all of the players.”).
...
Appellant argues that the Examiner’s admission that the method of claim 1 sets out physical steps and the Examiner’s determination that claim 1 is claiming an abstract idea are contradictory. Br. 4. See also id. at 8 (arguing that because claim 1 contains physical steps, this should end the inquiry into whether claim 1 claims an abstract idea). We find no contradiction in the determination that a method claim which includes physical steps is wholly directed to a patent ineligible abstract idea. See, e.g., In re Grams, 888 F.2d 835, 840 (Fed. Cir. 1989) (“The presence of a physical step in the claim to derive data for the algorithm will not render the claim statutory.”). Further, we agree with the Examiner that the claimed physical method steps are not tied to a particular machine and do not transform the cards into a different state or thing.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

par pharmaceutical, rijckaert

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Bucci et al 12574809 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. WIECZOREK, MICHAEL P

1713 Ex Parte Vacassy et al 12309212 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION PHAM, THOMAS T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Fish et al 11531139 - (D) PINKERTON 103 IBM Corporation MUELLER, KURT A
REVERSED

see also Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2014 WL 6782649 at *6 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 3, 2014 ) (“We have, however, also explained that the use of inherency, a doctrine originally rooted in anticipation, must be carefully circumscribed in the context of obviousness. See, e.g., In re Rijckaert, 9 F.3d 1531, 1533–34 (Fed.Cir. 1993) (“The mere fact that a certain thing may result from a given set of circumstances is not sufficient [to establish inherency].” (internal quotation omitted)).

Rijckaert, In re, 9 F.3d 1531, 28 USPQ2d 1955 (Fed. Cir. 1993) 2112 2141.02 2144.08

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Han et al 11526499 - (D) HANLON 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. JOY, JEREMY J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Marples et al 11341172 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP NIGH, JAMES D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Girardot et al 11894170 - (D) SMEGAL 102 37 CFR 41.50(b) 102 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY MCKINLEY, CHRISTOPHER BRIAN

3788 Ex Parte Kayser 11653153 - (D) GUIJT 103 Lewis Kohn & Walker LLP NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2498 Ex Parte McCarthy et al 11506313 - (D) PINKERTON 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY VICTORIA, NARCISO F

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Connell et al 12833801 - (D) CALVE 112(1)/103 112(1) DEERE & COMPANY MACARTHUR, VICTOR L

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Bott et al 10576356 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP PARK, HAEJIN S

1678 Ex Parte Shah et al 10172944 - (D) POLLOCK 103 ABBOTT LABORATORIES HAQ, SHAFIQUL

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Hartley et al 12418922 - (D) WILSON 102/103 INFINEUM USA L.P. VASISTH, VISHAL V

1771 Ex Parte OBrien et al 12134942 - (D) SMITH 112(2)/103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC GRAHAM, CHANTEL LORAN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte SONEJI et al 11876191 - (D) STRAUSS 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP ROLAND, GRISELLE CORBO

2162 Ex Parte Davis 12484471 - (D) BUI 103 Remarck Law Group PLC (Google Technology Holdings LLC) MYINT, DENNIS Y

2181 Ex Parte Chiu 11898083 - (D) SMITH 103 QUINTERO LAW OFFICE, PC LEE, CHUN KUAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2411 Ex Parte Sudarshan et al 12388727 - (D) BUI 103 GOOGLE C/O Faegre Baker Daniels LLP LAI, ANDREW

2422 Ex Parte Desch 11725869 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LEE, MICHAEL

2456 Ex Parte Lim 11383164 - (D) BUI 103 AKA CHAN LLP CHANG, TOM Y

2461 Ex Parte Ariyur et al 11857748 - (D) MORGAN 103 HONEYWELL/FOGG BEDNASH, JOSEPH A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Pallares Lopez et al 11573672 - (D) PERRY 102/103 ERICSSON INC. FARAGALLA, MICHAEL A

2627 Ex Parte Leonhardt 11468489 - (D) BUI 103 ORACLE AMERICA, INC. c/o Polsinelli PC ADAMS, CARL

2644 Ex Parte Deas et al 11312990 - (D) COURTENAY 103 AT&T Legal Department - G&G HO, HUY C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Khan et al 11514917 - (D) DERRICK 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. EVERHART, CARIDAD

3646 Ex Parte Sharma 12318942 - (D) STEPINA 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. GALT, CASSI J

3649 Ex Parte Wilson 11764787 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 KELCE WILSON WONG, ALBERT KANG

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Chessel et al 12521730 - (D) KERINS 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier GONZALEZ, PAOLO

3765 Ex Parte Forbes 12126196 - (D) WARNER 102/103 WARN PARTNERS, P.C. PRANGE, SHARON M

3776 Ex Parte Kaweblum 11595098 - (D) GUIJT 103 ROBERT M. SCHWARTZ, P.A. STEITZ, RACHEL RUNNING

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 EBAY INC. AND GSI COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. 21 SRL Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8041699 et al 12/829,249 95002348 - (D) DILLON 102/103 CLIFFORD H. KRAFT Third Party Requester: SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER! REEXAMS STEELMAN, MARY J original QUADER, FAZLUL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 RESEARCH IN MOTION CORPORATION AND RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED Requester v. INNOVATIVE SONIC LIMITED Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,436,795 B2 et al 10/314,539 95002153 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 Blue Capital Law Firm, P.C. Third Pary Requestor: OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELAND MAIER & NEUSTADT LLP HENEGHAN, MATTHEW E original MILORD, MARCEAU

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex parte KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 5,745,922 et al 08/382,108 90012813 - (D) McCARTHY 102 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. Third Party Requester: AMSTER, ROTHSTEIN & EBENSTEIN LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original CHAPMAN, JEANETTE E

Monday, December 22, 2014

IPXL, lyell

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex Parte Duffy 12338091 - (D) SMITH 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY COLE, ELIZABETH M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Smith et al 11023318 - (D) HUGHES 102/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG PHANTANA ANGKOOL, DAVID

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Stephens 11790037 - (D) CHUNG 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. EDWARDS, JAMES A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Zou et al 10954755 - (D) HUGHES 103 FLETCHER YODER (LUCENT) PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte RAMRATTAN 12625766 - (D) ABRAHAM 102/103 Bereskin and Parr LLP WU, JAMES

2882 Ex Parte Conner 12777551 - (D) BEST 102 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY DOWLING, WILLIAM C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Friedman et al 10340784 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP PRASAD, NANCY N

3632 Ex Parte De Roest et al 11665573 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP WUJCIAK, ALFRED J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Osgood et al 11225495 - (D) SMEGAL 103 BALLY GAMING INC. PINHEIRO, JASON PAUL

3725 Ex Parte Nagasawa et al 12234860 - (D) GREENHUT 103 James W. Judge KATCOFF, MATTHEW GORDON

3731 Ex Parte Quinn et al 11607638 - (D) LaVIER 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC EASTWOOD, DAVID C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Imachi 12058316 - (D) COLAIANNI 102 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP BUCHANAN, JACOB

1775 Ex Parte Vanderspurt et al 12302615 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 112(2)/obviousness-type double patenting Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier JOYNER, KEVIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2474 Ex Parte Zi 12411844 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 103 Staas & Halsey LLP MENSAH, PRINCE AKWASI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Brown et al 11750568 - (D) BARRETT 103 103 Bereskin and Parr LLP NGUYEN, DINH

2646 Ex Parte Delegue et al 11747894 - (D) PYONIN 103 103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC IQBAL, KHAWAR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Chen et al 12712482 - (D) BEST 103 102/103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 FITCH, EVEN, TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP WU, JERRY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Powers 11721549 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS BERTRAM, ERIC D

3788 Ex Parte Ruman et al 11983840 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2)/101 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. CHU, KING M

The mixed statutory classes of invention make it so that “a manufacturer or seller of the claimed apparatus would not know from the claim whether it might also be liable for contributory infringement because a buyer or user of the apparatus later performs the claimed method of using the apparatus.” IPXL Holdings, L.L.C. v Amazon.com, Inc., 430 F.3d 1377, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2005)(citing Ex parte Lyell, 17 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1548 (1990) and MPEP § 2173.05(p)(II) (1999)).

IPXL Holdings v. Amazon.com, Inc., 430 F.2d 1377, 77 USPQ2d 1140 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2173.05(p)

Lyell, Ex parte, 17 USPQ2d 1548 (Bd. Pat. App. & Inter. 1990) 2173.05(p)

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte PARSAPOUR 12251228 - (D) WARREN 112(2) 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG EMPIE, NATHAN H

1772 Ex Parte Forsythe et al 10719929 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 TRASKBRITT, P.C. HYUN, PAUL SANG HWA

1783 Ex Parte Locke et al 12634616 - (D) GARRIS 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. VAN SELL, NATHAN L

1791 Ex Parte Noordam et al 12667980 - (D) HANLON 103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE, PC BADR, HAMID R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Iyengar et al 12142886 - (D) BARRETT 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. UDDIN, MD I

2177 Ex Parte Schubert et al 11398041 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 SCHWARTZ LAW FIRM, P.C. BLACKWELL, JAMES H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Daniels et al 11186358 - (D) PER CURIUM 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG DOAN, DUYEN MY

2495 Ex Parte Alt et al 11323513 - (D) Per Curiam 103 VERIZON SHOLEMAN, ABU S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Herve et al 11364879 - (D) MORGAN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C./Alcatel-Lucent SABOURI, MAZDA

2641 Ex Parte Riveiro et al 11536539 - (D) BARRETT 112(2) 102/103 GARLICK & MARKISON SHAHEED, KHALID W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte YANG et al 12626925 - (D) McGRAW 112(2)/103 LanWay IPR Services NADAV, ORI

2812 Ex Parte Do et al 11307317 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(2)/103 ISHIMARU & ASSOCIATES LLP GHYKA, ALEXANDER G

2814 Ex Parte Burleson et al 12725169 - (D) HOUSEL 102/103 LSI CORPORATION HA, NATHAN W

2822 Ex Parte Maruyama et al 10821927 - (D) HOUSEL 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) NIESZ, JAMIE C

2826 Ex Parte Pendse et al 10960893 - (D) McGRAW 103 STATS ChipPAC/PATENT LAW GROUP: Atkins and Associates, P.C. WILLIAMS, ALEXANDER O

2892 Ex Parte Ranade 11523105 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN MALSAWMA, LARINFAMKIMA HMAR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Phillips 12695418 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC MAHONE, KRISTIE A

3679 Ex Parte Frost et al 11848736 - (D) BROWNE 103 MILLER & MARTIN RIPLEY, JAY R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Grabowski et al 12042361 - (D) BROWNE 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY MCDOWELL, LIAM J

3766 Ex Parte Denison et al 11789438 - (D) ADAMS 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A MORALES, JON ERIC C

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Nathans et al 11847853 - (R) CRAWFORD 103 Pay Rent, Build Credit, Inc. LIU, CHIA-YI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Ruden et al 11865358 - (R) SMEGAL 103 Hall Estill Attorneys at Law (Seagate Technology LLC) NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Fitzgerald et al 12573589 - (D) HOUSEL 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. WOJCIECHOWICZ, EDWARD JOSEPH

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2684 Ex parte MobileMedia Ideas, LLC Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 6253075 et al 09/212,757 90012638 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 PROSKAUER ROSE LLP BANANKHAH, MAJID A original TRAN, PABLO N

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 GENESIS ATTACHMENTS, LLC Requester, Respondent v. ALLIED ERECTING AND DISMANTLING CO., INC., et al. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 7,121,489 et al 11/240,914 95001352 - (D) SONG 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. Third Party Requestor: HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. ENGLISH, PETER C original SELF, SHELLEY M

Friday, December 19, 2014

nomiya, typhoon touch, vizio

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Ahsan et al 12227654 - (D) NAGUMO 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - SABIC Americas LEE, REBECCA Y

1744 Ex Parte KUMAGAE et al 12822792 - (D) WILSON 103 Browdy and Neimark, PLLC LE, NINH V

It is well established that a patentable invention may lie in the discovery of the source of a problem, even though the remedy may be obvious once the source of the problem is identified. See, e.g., In re Nomiya, 509 F.2d 566, 572 (CCPA 1975).

Nomiya, In re, 509 F.2d 566, 184 USPQ 607 (CCPA 1975) 2129 2258

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Fultheim et al 10828465 - (D) SAADAT 103 D. Kligler I.P. Services LTD SILVER, DAVID

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2652 Ex Parte Swick 10449963 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 SOFER & HAROUN LLP. AL AUBAIDI, RASHA S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Amann et al 12100237 - (D) PERRY 103 IBM Corporation OH, JAEHWAN

2836 Ex Parte Hussein et al 12858281 - (D) HUGHES 103 Crawford Maunu PLLC AMRANY, ADI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Duernberger 10596992 - (D) BAHR 102/103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP FIGUEROA, LUZ ADRIANA

3687 Ex Parte von Helmolt et al 11607948 - (D) PETRAVICK 112(2)/103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP REFAI, RAMSEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3779 Ex Parte Kimoto et al 11642234 - (D) PAULRAJ 102 SCULLY SCOTT MURPHY & PRESSER, PC NEWTON, ALEXANDRA L

We also disagree with the Examiner’s treatment of the claimed functional language for the analyzing unit as merely an intended use that “does not differentiate the claimed apparatus from a prior art apparatus satisfying the claimed structural limitations” (Ans. 6). We consider the claimed “analyzing unit” to be akin to a processor programmed to perform the particular function of determining the direction of the capsule. When the functional language of a claim is associated with programming or some other structure required to perform the function, that programming or structure must be present in order to meet the claim limitation. See Typhoon Touch Techs., Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2011); see also Vizio, Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm’n, 605 F.3d 1330, 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (“[T]he ‘for decoding’ language . . . is properly construed as a limitation, and not merely a statement of purpose or intended use for the invention, because ‘decoding’ is the essence or a fundamental characteristic of the claimed invention.”).

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Clarke et al 10597515 - (D) SMITH 103 103 Axiom Global Inc. THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte SIRIGIRI et al 12428487 - (D) WINSOR 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KO, CHAE M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Friesen et al 11344914 - (D) FETTING 102 102 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. JENSEN, NICHOLAS A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Syed et al 12817711 - (D) HOSKINS 103 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL OLSZEWSKI, JOHN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Vaillancourt 11134012 - (D) JENKS 103 103 Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein GRAY, PHILLIP A

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Iwasaki 11353172 - (D) OWENS 103 ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP TAKEUCHI, YOSHITOSHI

1727 Ex Parte Shirane et al 11513234 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP ENIN-OKUT, EDU E

1761 Ex Parte Hernandez 11330447 - (D) PRAISS 102 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. BOYER, CHARLES I

1772 Ex Parte Johansson et al 11420949 - (D) TIMM 112(1) 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY SHUMATE, ANTHONY R

1791 Ex Parte Schoenherr et al 12830893 - (D) PAK 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY GWARTNEY, ELIZABETH A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Callegari 12843635 - (D) CHUNG 103 CRAIN, CATON & JAMES MOLL, NITHYA JANAKIRAMAN

2158 Ex Parte Baran 12353793 - (D) McCARTNEY 102 Reed Smith LLP WU, YICUN

2165 Ex Parte Smyros et al 12192846 - (D) FISHMAN 102 Papalas PLLC PEACH, POLINA G

2169 Ex Parte Wagner 12170352 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC SAEED, USMAAN

2173 Ex Parte Lee et al 11696769 - (D) SCHOPFER 102 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT CANADA LLP HAILU, TADESSE

2196 Ex Parte Dalberg et al 12019673 - (D) HAAPALA 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PATEL, HIREN P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex Parte Yan et al 11889600 - (D) COURTENAY 102 Mintz Levin/San Diego Office GREGORY, SHAUN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte LEE et al 12117258 - (D) DIXON 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP TRUONG, NGUYEN H

2648 Ex Parte Kraft et al 11618078 - (D) FINK 103 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP TSVEY, GENNADIY

2658 Ex Parte Jung et al 11198904 - (D) JEFFERY 112(2)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC DORVIL, RICHEMOND

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Okumura et al 11477218 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Cozen O'Connor SHAFER, RICKY D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Kraft et al 12256943 - (D) KIM 112(1) 102/103 Dana Legal Services COPPOLA, JACOB C

REHEARING

DENIED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Rinne et al 11651012 - (D) BOUCHER 103 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Nokia Corporation HUYNH, CHUCK

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Hartley et al 11226611 - (D) JENKS 103 BGL/Cook - Chicago COLELLO, ERIN L

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 6,715,639 B2 et al 10/425,846 90012773 - (D) SONG 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Third Party Requester: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original NOLAND, KENNETH W

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex parte TRIC TOOLS, INC. Appellant Ex Parte 6524031 et al 09/939,084 90012624 - (D) STAICOVICI 305/112(2)/103 Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC Third Party Requester SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. FOSTER, JIMMY G original MAYO-PINNOCK, TARA LEIGH

Thursday, December 18, 2014

mayne

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Leukel et al 12157278 - (D) NAGUMO 103 BASF Corporation KOLLIAS, ALEXANDER C

“An examination for unexpected results is a factual, evidentiary inquiry . . . .” In re Mayne, 104 F.3d 1339, 1343 (Fed. Cir. 1997).

Mayne, In re, 104 F.3d 1339, 41 USPQ2d 1451 (Fed. Cir. 1977) 2144.09 2145

1791 Ex Parte Kohane et al 11846212 - (D) PAK 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. DUBOIS, PHILIP A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2133 Ex Parte Barrenscheen et al 10116490 - (D) WORMMEESTER 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP ROJAS, MIDYS

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 11443154 - (D) FISCHETTI 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY DENNISON, JERRY B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte De et al 12198447 - (D) FISCHETTI 102/103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION ARAQUE JR, GERARDO

3636 Ex Parte Campbell et al 12150255 - (D) MAYBERRY 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Lawson & Persson, P.C. HAWK, NOAH CHANDLER

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Chen et al 11610830 - (D) COURTENAY 102 102/103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP COBY, FRANTZ

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Yoo et al 12005626 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP JIANG, LISHA

1736 Ex Parte Grant 12892025 - (D) PAK 103 obviousness-type double patenting WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KOEHLER, P.A. IQBAL, SYED TAHA

1786 Ex Parte McCormack et al 11774016 - (D) GARRIS 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. CHOI, PETER Y

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 Ex Parte Chapel et al 10498191 - (D) ZADO 103 Thomas Licensing Inc MACKALL, LARRY T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte Gustafson et al 12366756 - (D) BROWN 112(2) 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC COY, NICOLE A

3679 Ex Parte Larsen 10920650 - (D) STEPINA 103 J. MARK HOLLAND AND ASSOCIATES MACARTHUR, VICTOR L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Costa 13368597 - (D) HILL 112(a) 251 CANTOR COLBURN LLP FREAY, CHARLES GRANT

3777 Ex Parte Viswanathan 10977466 - (D) WIEKER 103 HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C ROY, BAISAKHI

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2785 Ex parte ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC PATENT OWNER and APPELLANT Ex Parte 6170067 et al 08/942,384 90012325 - (D) SMITH 103 102/103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC CRAVER, CHARLES R original HUA, LY

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

kemps, lear siegler, oelrich, par pharmaceutical, swinehart

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Hamilton et al 12693548 - (D) OWENS 103 CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY LLP WIECZOREK, MICHAEL P

1716 Ex Parte Chaubey et al 12351723 - (D) OWENS 102/103 American Air Liquide, Inc. CHEN, KEATH T

1716 Ex Parte Cooperberg et al 12605027 - (D) WARREN 102/103 BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC - LAM RESEARCH CORP ALEJANDRO MULERO, LUZ L

1731 Ex Parte Ramme 12138019 - (D) WARREN 103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP HIJJI, KARAM Y

1734 Ex Parte Grass 12522378 - (D) OWENS 103 OSHA LIANG L.L.P. NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1747 Ex Parte Westerdahl et al 11466772 - (D) WILSON 103 VENABLE LLP KRINKER, YANA B

1782 Ex Parte Sun et al 12411919 - (D) OWENS 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC WOOD, ELLEN SUZANNE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Zha et al 12416896 - (D) KRIVAK 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/Yahoo! AL HASHEMI, SANA A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2696 Ex Parte LAZARIDIS et al 11941774 - (D) FRAHM 112(1)/103 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP NGUYEN, JIMMY H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Krijn et al 12064636 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS WARD, JOHN A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1643 Ex Parte LEWANDROWSKI et al 12428893 - (D) MILLS 103/obviousness-type double patenting 103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE, PC SANG, HONG

However, "the motivation in the prior art to combine the references does not have to be identical to that of the applicant to establish obviousness." In re Kemps, 97 F.3d 1427, 1430 (Fed. Cir 1996)

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Osborne et al 12355451 - (D) OWENS 112(1) 112(1)/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL WALLS, CYNTHIA KYUNG SOO

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Karulkar 12715592 - (D) GARRIS 102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL DOMONE, CHRISTOPHER P

1733 Ex Parte Kulkarni et al 12236631 - (D) McSHANE 112(1)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION ZHU, WEIPING

1746 Ex Parte OWEN et al 12558662 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 McCarter & English LLP ACCOUNT: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. LEE, JAEYUN

1761 Ex Parte Corona et al 13183552 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY BOYER, CHARLES I

1774 Ex Parte Smith 13424281 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC SORKIN, DAVID L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2139 Ex Parte Itoh et al 12390589 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Russell Ng PLLC (LENOVO) BANSAL, GURTEJ

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Brennan et al 11194075 - (D) HUME 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP POWERS, WILLIAM S

Furthermore, the artisan is not compelled to blindly follow the teaching of one prior art reference over the other without the exercise of independent judgment (See Lear Siegler, Inc. v. Aeroquip Corp., 733 F.2d 881, 889 (Fed. Cir. 1984)).

2452 Ex Parte Lee et al 12050468 - (D) BUNTING 103 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC NGUYEN, THU V

2493 Ex Parte Giuli 12366226 - (D) ARPIN 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL PATEL, HARESH N

Further, “it is elementary that the mere recitation of a newly discovered function or property, inherently possessed by things in the prior art, does not cause a claim drawn to those things to distinguish over the prior art.” In re Swinehart, 439 F.2d 210, 212–13 (CCPA 1971) (emphasis added);see also Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2014-1391, 2014 WL 6782649, at *6–*7 (Fed. Cir., Dec. 3, 2014) (inherency is limited when applied to obviousness and is present only when the limitation at issue is the “natural result” of the combination of prior art elements; quoting In re Oelrich, 666 F.2d 578, 581 (CCPA 1981))

Swinehart, In re, 439 F.2d 210, 169 USPQ 226 (CCPA 1971) 2114 2161.01 2173.01 2173.05(g) 2183

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

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte Gioscia et al 11849133 - (D) DIXON 103 Mahamedi Paradice LLP (QCA) XAVIER, ANTONIO J

2633 Ex Parte Jia et al 11547073 - (D) KAISER 102/103 Apple Inc. -- FKM FOTAKIS, ARISTOCRATIS

2649 Ex Parte Furuskar et al 12090129 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP WANG, FANGHWA

2658 Ex Parte Veliu et al 11301949 - (D) DANG 103 General Motors Corporation c/o REISING ETHINGTON P.C. ORTIZ SANCHEZ, MICHAEL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Hampton 12217819 - (D) LaVIER 103 DANIEL S. POLLEY, P.A. SHI, KATHERINE MENGLIN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2182 Ex parte ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC, Appellant Ex Parte 6266721 et al 08/942,160 90012327 - (D) THOMAS 102 102/103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC For Third Party Requester: BAKER BOTTS LLP CRAVER, CHARLES R original HECKLER, THOMAS M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex parte SAMIR VARMA Appellant Ex Parte 6349291 et al 09/489,364 90012366 - (D) DILLON 103 Foster Pepper PLLC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: JONES DAY SAGER, MARK ALAN original FELTEN, DANIEL S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 XILINX, INC., Requester, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES MANAGEMENT, OF WHICH INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC IS AN AFFILATE, Patent Owner, Respondent, and Cross-Appellant Ex Parte 7,769,374 B2 et al 09/802,861 95002004 - (D) MARTIN 112(1)/103/314(a) FOLEY & LARDNER LLP For Third Party Requester: HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP AHMED, SALMAN original LY, NGHI H