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Friday, January 30, 2015

larson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 Ex Parte Okabe et al 10596653 - (D) SMITH 103 HOWSON & HOWSON LLP BAND, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2411 Ex Parte Dropps et al 12502973 - (D) KAISER 102/103 KLEIN, O'NEILL & SINGH, LLP LAI, ANDREW

2444 Ex Parte O’BRIEN et al 12414084 - (D) LENTIVECH 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK HUSSAIN, FARRUKH

2452 Ex Parte Kahol et al 11061248 - (D) HUGHES 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG LLP GREENE, JOSEPH L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Isshiki et al 12341627 - (D) KRATZ 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC MOK, ALEX W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Soliman et al 12047392 - (D) WOODS 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD EBNER, KATY MEYER

3649 Ex Parte Merhar et al 12657841 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC KENNEDY, JOSHUA T

We do not agree with the Examiner’s position (id.) that In re Larson, 340 F.2d 965 (CCPA 1965), supports the rejection here. In that case, in addition to aspects of the claimed invention, the prior art reference at issue taught “additional framework”—i.e., additional structure not required by the claimed invention—that provided an “additional feature.” Larson, 340 F.2d at 969. The court held that “[i]f this additional feature is not desired, it would seem a matter of obvious choice to eliminate it and the function it serves.” Id. (citation omitted). In Larson, after eliminating the additional structure, the disclosed device still provided certain benefits, just not the specific additional benefit associated with the additional structure. In contrast, here, the evidence of record shows that removal of the material at issue from the embodiment shown in Figure 9 of Andronica would actually undermine the sole stated purpose of that embodiment: “better locking securement.”

Larson, In re, 340 F.2d 965, 144 USPQ 347 (CCPA 1965) 2144.04

3657 Ex Parte Gedenk 11921932 - (D) KINDER 103 WALTER OTTESEN WILLIAMS, THOMAS J

3681 Ex Parte Wilkie 10425471 - (D) JESCHKE 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC HENRY, RODNEY M

3691 Ex Parte Boylan et al 10201186 - (D) FETTING 103 ERICSSON INC. TINKLER, MURIEL S

3711 Ex Parte Scherba 12765511 - (D) HORNER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 FAY SHARPE LLP STANCZAK, MATTHEW BRIAN

3752 Ex Parte Strong 12137369 - (D) ASTORINO 102 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) KIM, CHRISTOPHER S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Dronzek Jr. 10587126 - (D) BEST 103 103 HEDMAN & COSTIGAN, P.C. GOFF II, JOHN L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Liu et al 12134279 - (D) SILVERMAN 112(2) 112(1)/112(2)/101 IP AUTHORITY, LLC RAMRAJ SOUNDARARAJAN BRIER, JEFFERY A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte WILL et al 12784757 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(1)/102/103 112(2) BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC IGYARTO, CAROLYN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Williams et al 12283865 - (D) ROESEL 112(2)/103 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. PENNY, TABATHA L

1713 Ex Parte Egli et al 12316156 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC CATHEY JR, DAVID A

1741 Ex Parte Hart et al 11761535 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(1)/103 MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION CALANDRA, ANTHONY J

1741 Ex Parte Hart et al 12602780 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION CALANDRA, ANTHONY J

1786 Ex Parte Chandrasekaran et al 11663938 - (D) GARRIS 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP LOPEZ, RICARDO E.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Carr et al 13099222 - (D) KAISER obviousness-type double patenting/103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- IBM DUDEK JR, EDWARD J

2156 Ex Parte Bivens II et al 12181906 - (D) HUME 102 RSW IP Law IBM CORPORATION LU, KUEN S

2157 Ex Parte Liu et al 12061720 - (D) SMITH 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC MINA, FATIMA P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Alme 11736981 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, LLP. C/O CPA Global HOFFMAN, BRANDON S

2433 Ex Parte Bennetts et al 12243126 - (D) BEAMER 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ANDERSON, MICHAEL D

2439 Ex Parte Campbell et al 12179910 - (D) TROCK 103 IBM (RPS-BKLS) c/o Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP JACKSON, JENISE E

2453 Ex Parte Jun 11387932 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC GEORGANDELLIS, ANDREW C

2456 Ex Parte Jania et al 12469567 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 IBM CORPORATION C/O: VanCott Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy MA, WING

2461 Ex Parte Pandit et al 12224817 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 THOMSON Licensing LLC LAMONT, BENJAMIN S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Levine 10986927 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Alfred B. Levine HARRIS, DOROTHY H

2652 Ex Parte Keren et al 11359357 - (D) WIEKER 103 Verint Systems, Inc. Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC INTAVONG, JIRAPON

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2853 Ex Parte Chandu et al 12231086 - (D) WARREN 102 103 InfoPrint Solutions/ Blakely FIDLER, SHELBY LEE

2875 Ex Parte Visser et al 12341251 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP MAI, ANH T

2883 Ex Parte Page et al 12846929 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP CHIEM, DINH D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Maga et al 11292843 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 BGL/Accenture - Chicago BRINKS GILSON & LIONE FEACHER, LORENA R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Nagler 10928155 - (D) WARNER 103 DR. MARK M. FRIEDMAN VERDIER, CHRISTOPHER M

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 VIDSYS, INC., Requester, v. PROXIMEX CORPORATION, Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7777783 et al 11/726,879 95001525 - (D) SIU 103 102/103 THE SMALL PATENT LAW GROUP LLC PRABHAKHER, PRITHAM DAVID

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex parte FOODFRESH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,270,238 B2 et al 10/782,536 90013013 - (D) BROWN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original JOHNSON, JERROLD D

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

monarch knitting

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte McArdle et al 11471058 - (D) WIEKER 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. UM, DANIEL H

2169 Ex Parte Elteto 12148189 - (D) HOFF 103 DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH CHAU, DUNG K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2481 Ex Parte Dolph 10803631 - (D) KAISER 102/103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. TEKLE, DANIEL T

2495 Ex Parte Kaniz et al 12625086 - (D) BEAMER 103 ESCHWEILER & ASSOCIATES, LLC GEE, JASON KAI YIN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Walker et al 12478996 - (D) FISHMAN 102 FITCH, EVEN, TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP SOROWAR, GOLAM

2695 Ex Parte Tajima et al 10824926 - (D) FRAHM 103 EDWARDS & ANGELL, LLP HEYI, HENOK G

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Grannen et al 12623746 - (D) OWENS 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 Avago Technologies Limited ROSENAU, DEREK JOHN

2851 Ex Parte Hsu et al 11928258 - (D) KRATZ 102 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC WHITMORE, STACY

2894 Ex Parte Rogers 12141644 - (D) ABRAHAM 101/112(1)/112(2) Joel G. Rogers MONDT, JOHANNES P

2899 Ex Parte Akiyama et al 12153519 - (D) McGRAW 103 OLIFF PLC PHAM, THANH V

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Hahn et al 11973053 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY JASMIN, LYNDA C

3657 Ex Parte Born et al 11704560 - (D) GREENHUT 103 Cozen O'Connor BURCH, MELODY M

First, the second prong of the analogous-art test, as applied by the Examiner, is considered in light of the problem, as opposed to the invention—the solution to that problem. “Defining the problem in terms of its solution reveals improper hindsight in the selection of the prior art relevant to obviousness.” Monarch Knitting Machinery Corp. v. Sulzer Morat GmbH, 139 F.3d 877, 881 (Fed. Cir.1998); see Ans. 11. Thus, the Examiner has not established the analogousness of Armstrong.

3685 Ex Parte Haller 11636667 - (D) FETTING 101/112(1)/112(2)/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) BRAKE HUGHES BELLERMANN LLP C/O CPA Global QAYYUM, ZESHAN

3686 Ex Parte Monk 10692321 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 LADAS & PARRY RANGREJ, SHEETAL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Franklin 11197774 - (D) JENKS 103 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG BREDEFELD, RACHAEL EVA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte LIU 12354743 - (D) HAALAPA 112(4) 103 GRIFFITHS & SEATON PLLC (IBM) CLEARY, THOMAS J

2171 Ex Parte Green et al 10715205 - (D) SHIANG 103 103 AOL Inc./Finnegan SALOMON, PHENUEL S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Mijatovic et al 11350903 - (D) THOMAS 102 103 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Nokia Technologies Oy LY, NGHI H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Gross 12156356 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP FERGUSON, MICHAEL P

3687 Ex Parte Connell et al 12029027 - (D) BAYAT 103 101/103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC AN, IG TAI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1674 Ex Parte Esau et al 12065205 - (D) PAULRAJ obviousness-type double patenting 103 Casimir Jones, S.C. SHIN, DANA H

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Butler et al 12748953 - (D) OWENS 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC WOOD, ELIZABETH D

1782 Ex Parte Niederst et al 13048062 - (D) McSHANE 103 PPG Industries, Inc. SANDERSON, LEE E

1787 Ex Parte Mariscal et al 12238069 - (D) DERRICK 112(1)/103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP STACHEL, KENNETH J

1793 Ex Parte Gamay et al 12915897 - (D) HASTINGS 103 GENERAL MILLS, INC. WONG, LESLIE A

1793 Ex Parte Gamay et al 12016084 - (D) HASTINGS 103 GENERAL MILLS, INC. WONG, LESLIE A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Datta et al 12234159 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C AMIN, MUSTAFA A

2159 Ex Parte Mackrory et al 12242953 - (D) COURTENAY 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK SINGH, AMRESH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Cooper et al 11598888 - (D) HUDALLA 102/103/obviousess-type double patenting Stevens Law Group TRAN, TRANG U

2435 Ex Parte Midgley 11196008 - (D) CHEN 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. DADA, BEEMNET W

2447 Ex Parte Walker et al 11224471 - (D) ZADO 103 112(1) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TANG, KAREN C

2451 Ex Parte Cowham 11591411 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HUSSAIN, IMAD

2461 Ex Parte Tanaka et al 11926327 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 VOLENTINE & WHITT PLLC BEDNASH, JOSEPH A

2463 Ex Parte Hatori et al 11377541 - (D) KOHUT 103 Russell Ng PLLC (LENOVO) GHOWRWAL, OMAR J

2477 Ex Parte Hallinan et al 11363515 - (D) MORGAN 103 HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P.C. VAN, JENKEY

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2692 Ex Parte Harley et al 12024057 - (D) FRAHM 103 Avago Technologies Limited SHAH, PRIYANK J

2696 Ex Parte Cavallini et al 11814279 - (D) FRAHM 102 NXP B.V. FRY, MATTHEW A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Neidorff 12784303 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED TRA, ANH QUAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Paturu 10461603 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 DR. SUMATHI PATURU, MD. SEREBOFF, NEAL

3638 Ex Parte Reina et al 12492626 - (D) HOELTER 103 CLIFFORD H. KRAFT VERAA, CHRISTOPHER

3687 Ex Parte Crucs 12685387 - (D) MOHANTY 102/103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS LLP/APTERYX/CRUCS LUDWIG, PETER L

3694 Ex Parte Tittel et al 12483476 - (D) FETTING 103 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) MILEF, ELDA G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Goodin 11854894 - (D) JENKS 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC ALEMAN, SARAH WEBB

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NTP

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Kozuki 12010833 - (D) POLLOCK 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. CHOI, FRANK I

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Bickford et al 12031079 - (D) KAISER 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. SAXENA, AKASH

2157 Ex Parte Edlund et al 10802321 - (D) KOHUT 103 IBM Lotus & Rational SW c/o Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP SHMATOV, ALEXEY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Kern et al 11379088 - (D) JEFFERY 103 BAINWOOD HUANG & ASSOCIATES LLC c/o LOTUS AND RATIONAL SOFTWARE HOLDER, BRADLEY W

2441 Ex Parte CHOI 11850340 - (D) WINSOR 103 Anderson Gorecki & Rouille, LLP HIGA, BRENDAN Y

2498 Ex Parte Rachman et al 10934873 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert, Goetzel/Symantec GOLDBERG, ANDREW C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Baumgarten et al 11271063 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 STRIKER, STRIKER & STENBY FABIAN-KOVACS, ARPAD

3694 Ex Parte Asher et al 10651537 - (D) LORIN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 INNOVATION DIVISION CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. COLBERT, ELLA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3631 Ex Parte Zhu et al 11755296 - (D) WORTH 102/103 112(2) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL CHIBOGU, CHIEDU A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Conolly et al 12180069 - (D) BAHR 103 103 ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC MUROMOTO JR, ROBERT H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte deVilliers 12125725 - (D) GARRIS 103 Wells St. John P.S. RAYMOND, BRITTANY L

It is well-established that an inventor’s testimony of constructive reduction to practice must be corroborated by evidence. See In re NTP, Inc., 654 F.3d 1279, 1291 (Fed. Cir. 2011). ...

Appellant’s testimony cannot be corroborated by e-mail evidence which itself requires corroboration by Appellant’s testimony. See In re NTP, Inc., 654 F.3d at 1292 (“It would be strange indeed to say that Mr. Campana, who filed the R.131 affidavit that needs corroborating, can by his own testimony provide that corroboration.”).

1763 Ex Parte Dubois et al 12442481 - (D) BEST 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC LEONARD, MICHAEL L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte MacLellan et al 11870713 - (D) HOFF 103 IBM AUS IPLAW (GLF) c/o Garg Law Firm, PLLC YOUNG, KEVIN L.

2179 Ex Parte Guido et al 12206915 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) TRAN, TUYETLIEN T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2463 Ex Parte Pichot 11613225 - (D) KAISER 103 Carmen Patti Law Group, LLC GHOWRWAL, OMAR J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2674 Ex Parte Studer et al 11830765 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PAYER, PAUL F

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2812 Ex Parte Coolbaugh et al 11163791 - (D) McGRAW 103 SCULLY, SCOTT, MURPHY & PRESSER, P.C. POMPEY, RON EVERETT

2818 Ex Parte Negley et al 13074942 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. HO, HOANG QUAN TRAN

2826 Ex Parte Geusic et al 12475896 - (D) TIMM 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/MICRON WHITE, SHAKA SHAKAR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Brown 12464729 - (D) MOORE 103 The Noblitt Group, PLLC (Floratech) HAQ, NAEEM U

3636 Ex Parte Kanthasamy 12504973 - (D) GUIJT 103 WINSTEAD PC GABLER, PHILIP F

3649 Ex Parte Kurth 12311004 - (D) HILL 102/103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP KENNEDY, JOSHUA T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Chu et al 11627602 - (D) GOODSON 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP CAZAN, LIVIUS RADU

3762 Ex Parte Barker 12389846 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. c/o Lowe Graham Jones VOORHEES, CATHERINE M

3724 Ex Parte Alliss 12151064 - (D) HOELTER 112(2)/103 MEREK, BLACKMON & VOORHEES, LLC PAYER, HWEI-SIU C

Monday, January 26, 2015

par pharmaceutical, oelrich

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Petri 11692606 - (D) LaVIER 102/103 MARTIN & ASSOCIATES, LLC TAPP, AMELIA L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Philbrick et al 12470980 - (D) BAYAT 103 SILICON EDGE LAW GROUP LLP MAI, KEVIN S

2467 Ex Parte ONEILL 12504501 - (D) TROCK 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED SMITH, MARCUS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Ebling et al 11839795 - (D) CHUNG 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

As our reviewing court has explained, “the use of inherency, a doctrine originally rooted in anticipation, must be carefully circumscribed in the context of obviousness.” PAR Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2014 WL 6782649, 6 (Fed. Cir. 2014). In particular:

Inherency . . . may not be established by probabilities or possibilities. The mere fact that a certain thing may result from a given set of circumstances is not sufficient. If, however, the disclosure is sufficient to show that the natural result flowing from the operation as taught would result in the performance of the questioned function, it seems to be well settled that the disclosure should be regarded as sufficient. 

Id. at 7 (citing In re Oelrich, 666 F.2d 578, 581 (Fed. Cir. 1981). Hence, “the concept of inherency must be 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.” Id. (emphasis added). 

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

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Rosan 12761396 - (D) GOODSON 102/103 Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe MATTEI, BRIAN DAVID

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte Biagioni et al 12476624 - (D) BEST 112(1)/103 103 GREER, BURNS & CRAIN, LTD THOMAS, BINU

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3649 Ex Parte Gallagher 11899345 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 102/103 HONEYWELL/WOOD PHILLIPS HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Hogg et al 12133754 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. HOOVER, MATTHEW

1788 Ex Parte Upadhyay et al 11584119 - (D) DERRICK 102 103 LANXESS CORPORATION CHANG, VICTOR S

1788 Ex Parte Upadhyay et al 12275461 - (D) DERRICK 103 LANXESS CORPORATION CHANG, VICTOR S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Rosin et al 12363573 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP BROWN, RUEBEN M

2453 Ex Parte Kasriel 10128595 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 101 Billion & Armitage - Digital River CHOUDHURY, AZIZUL Q

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2628 Ex Parte Huang et al 11976561 - (D) WEINBERG 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP JOHNSON, ALLISON WALTHALL

2656 Ex Parte Wilhelm 11690976 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 IBM CORPORATION MCCORD, PAUL C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2893 Ex Parte Furukawa et al 11815007 - (D) McGRAW 112(2)/103 NXP B.V. Intellectual Property and Licensing WOLDEGEORGIS, ERMIAS T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Deaton et al 11108495 - (D) KIM 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP SINGH, GURKANWALJIT

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Wang et al 12174317 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY FLORES SANCHEZ, OMAR

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
3403 Ex parte HAROLD D. KLETSCHKA Ex Parte 5470208 et al 07/990,985 90012610 - (D) NAPPI 103 Hall Estill Attorneys at Law (MDMMY) DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original MCANDREWS JR, ROLAND G

Friday, January 23, 2015

baker hughes, hampel, burhans

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte WILKINS 13157928 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP KO, JASON Y

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Grider et al 12493514 - (D) ROESEL 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL CARTER, WILLIAM JOSEPH

In re Baker Hughes, Inc., 215 F.3d 1297, 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (the PTO cannot adopt a construction that is “beyond that which was reasonable in light of the totality of the written description”)

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Ablabutyan et al 12547946 - (D) HILL 103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. BERRY JR, WILLIE WENDELL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte McCarty et al 10625149 - (D) BAHR 102/103 Daneker, McIntire, Schumm, Prince, Manning & Widmann, P.C. FLORES SANCHEZ, OMAR

3742 Ex Parte Nielsen et al 12209011 - (D) ASTORINO 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY PASCHALL, MARK H

3773 Ex Parte Preinitz 12078465 - (D) LaVIER 102/103 Foley & Lardner LLP LAUER, CHRISTINA C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte FLAGELLO 12463679 - (D) WILSON 102/103 102/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) CHACKO DAVIS, DABORAH

1771 Ex Parte Mehra et al 11186204 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB BOYER, RANDY

It has also been established that a prima facie case of obviousness may be established if the particular order of steps does not produce “results differing in any way from those which would be brought about if another order of steps were followed.” In re Hampel, 162 F.2d 483, 485–486 (CCPA 1947); see also In re Burhans, 154 F.2d 690, 692 (CCPA 1946) (selection of any order of performing process steps is prima facie obvious in the absence of new or unexpected results).

Burhans, In re, 154 F.2d 690, 69 USPQ 330 (CCPA 1946) 2144.04

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Malitski 11213149 - (D) KIM 102 102 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN SAP/BSTZ JASMIN, LYNDA C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Lopchinsky 12466582 - (D) McGRAW 103 103 MARVIN A. GLAZER SKUBINNA, CHRISTINE J

3754 Ex Parte Walsh 11443605 - (D) STAICOVICI 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 James Ray & Associates Intellectual Property, LLC BAKER, LORI LYNN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Painter 12079198 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. WARTALOWICZ, PAUL A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Chakra et al 12027381 - (D) LaVIER 103 101/112(2) CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG AMIN, MUSTAFA A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2492 Ex Parte Crucs 12246647 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS LLP/APTERYX/CRUCS NAJJAR, SALEH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Dorber et al 12065569 - (D) SMEGAL 102 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY NGUYEN, PHONG H

3763 Ex Parte Millman et al 11341004 - (D) LaVIER 103 PATENT DEPT - INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS SCHMIDT, EMILY LOUISE

Thursday, January 22, 2015

typhoon touch

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Poole et al 12850135 - (D) ROESEL 103 PPG Industries, Inc. PENNY, TABATHA L

1756 Ex Parte Freeborn et al 12550573 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (Lam) ABRAHAM, IBRAHIME A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Emmett et al 11613483 - (D) PINKERTON 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP TSENG, CHARLES

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Haris 11093480 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Perman & Green, LLP LOWE, MICHAEL S

Finally, we do not agree with the Examiner’s stance that as long as the controller of Imahashi and White is capable of performing the recited function, namely, to create a bypass transport path to transport substrates based upon information that the primary transport path is unavailable, then the controller of Imahashi and White “meets the claim.” Ans. 2–3. Appellant is correct that when functional language 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 Reply Br. 5–6 (citing See Typhoon Touch Technologies, Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2011)). As such, in these circumstances, the “capable of” test requires that the prior art structure be capable of performing the function without further programming. Id. The Examiner has not provided any findings that the controller of Imahashi and White is capable of creating a bypass transport path to transport substrates based upon information that the primary transport path is unavailable, as called for by each of independent claims 1 and 13, without further programming.

3694 Ex Parte Borkovec et al 11976433 - (D) MOHANTY 103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. SHAIKH, MOHAMMAD Z

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Inenaga 11911549 - (D) ROESEL 103 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. HUANG, CHENG YUAN

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Fueller 12085861 - (D) DERRICK 103 SIMPSON & SIMPSON, PLLC KRINKER, YANA B

1787 Ex Parte Yung et al 12183425 - (D) KAISER 112(2)/101 112(1)/102/103 DUANE MORRIS LLP - (prev. San Francisco) FREEMAN, JOHN D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2467 Ex Parte VAN EWIJK et al 11923540 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. CATTUNGAL, AJAY P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Ex Parte OREAGAN et al 12607215 - (D) JESCHKE 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. CUOMO, PETER M

3673 Ex Parte OREAGAN et al 12110702 - (D) JESCHKE 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. CUOMO, PETER M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Omori et al 11516719 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 KUBOVCIK & KUBOVCIK CHEUNG, CHUN HOI

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Playtex, york prod.

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Sullivan et al 11598113 - (D) HORVATH 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP MURPHY, CHARLES C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 Ex Parte Smyers et al 12112875 - (D) WORTH 103 Sony Corp of America - EVS LOFTUS, ANN E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Auchter et al 11791991 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. DUONG, THO V

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Altshuler et al 11796501 - (D) DANIELS 103/112(2) 103 Kenneth Altshuler BRESLIN, DANIEL J

The Examiner has the better position here, determining that the word “essentially” modifies the entire phrase including the word “surrounds.” It is well settled that “words of approximation, such as ‘generally’ and ‘substantially,’ are descriptive terms ‘commonly used in patent claims to avoid a strict numerical boundary to the specified parameter.” Playtex Products, Inc. v. Procter & Gamble  Co., 400 F.3d 901, 907 (Fed. Cir. 2005) citations omitted.
...
“Substantially” is often used to mean largely but not wholly what is specified. See, e.g., York Products, Inc., v. Central Tractor Farm & Family Center, 99 F.3d 1568, 1572-73 (Fed. Cir. 1996); See also Amhil Enterprises Ltd. v. Wawa, Inc., 81 F.3d, 1554, 1562, (Fed. Cir. 1996).

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

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Inoue et al 11883808 - (D) McSHANE 103 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP MOHADDES, LADAN

1775 Ex Parte Bynum et al 12362375 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global BOWERS, NATHAN ANDREW

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2117 Ex Parte Belady et al 11414852 - (D) COURTENAY 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY GANDHI, DIPAKKUMAR B

2123 Ex Parte Schirmer et al 10335260 - (D) FINK 112/102/103 IBM Lotus & Rational SW c/o Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP OSBORNE, LUKE R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2621 Ex Parte Li et al 11833256 - (D) BUI 103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg/SBP 54000 BUKOWSKI, KENNETH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte KITAGAWA et al 12717750 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP HAGAN, SEAN P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte Hubert 12589120 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 KAREN TANG-WAI SUTTON TILLMAN, JR, REGINALD S

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Shiao et al 12059194 - (R) HASTINGS 102/103 PAUL AND PAUL VAN SELL, NATHAN L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2621 NINTENDO CO., LTD, Requester, v. MOTIVA, LLC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7292151 et al 11/187,373 95000540 - (D) COCKS 102 102/103 STANDLEY LAW GROUP LLP 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(f) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LEUNG, CHRISTINA Y

Monday, January 19, 2015

gordon, galderma

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Pruitt et al 11978336 - (D) JENKS 103 ALCON RESEARCH LTD. RIDER, LANCE W

1631 Ex Parte Torre-Bueno 11641246 - (D) ADAMS 103 DAKO/FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, LLP DEJONG, ERIC S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 Ex Parte Zappi et al 12136331 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 GE Licensing COHEN, BRIAN W
REVERSED 2652 Ex Parte Hansen et al 12140610 - (D) ADAMS 102 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. ASANBAYEV, OLEG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2654 Ex Parte Redman et al 11496443 - (D) ADAMS 112(1)/103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD LEE, PING

2682 Ex Parte Griffin et al 12394243 - (D) HUGHES 103 ADDMG - BlackBerry DORSEY, RENEE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2892 Ex Parte CASTRO et al 12503553 - (D) HANLON 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED ZHU, SHENG-BAI

See In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900, 902 (Fed. Cir. 1984) (the mere fact that the prior art could be modified in the manner proposed would not have made the modification obvious unless the prior art suggested the desirability of the modification).

Gordon, In re, 733 F.2d 900, 221 USPQ 1125 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2143.01 2144.08

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte QUAID et al 12144517 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Foley & Lardner LLP GANESAN, SUBA

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Rudolph 11851282 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP PLLC SPIELER, WILLIAM

2162 Ex Parte GAUSMAN et al 12177638 - (D) FINK 102/103 AT&T LEGAL DEPARTMENT - NDQ LY, ANH

Although paragraph 438, cited by Appellants, states that “[s]uch voice capture is likely to be suboptimal in many situations, however, for example when there is substantial background noise, and accurate voice recognition is a difficult task at the best of times,” we do not agree this qualifying remark would lead a person of ordinary skill in a divergent direction as would be necessary for teaching away. See Galderma Labs., L.P. v. Tolmar, Inc., 737 F.3d 731, 738 (Fed. Cir. 2013).

2171 Ex Parte KAMIYABU 11971721 - (D) LaVIER 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP TRAPANESE, WILLIAM C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Sue 11782563 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. NGUYEN BA, HOANG VU A

REEXAMINATION

GRANTED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 ROY A. TERRY Requester and Appellant v. PIPE RESTORATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte Gillanders et al 7,858,149 11/649,647 95001717 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN S. STEINBERGER TILL, TERRENCE R original FLETCHER III, WILLIAM P