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Thursday, February 26, 2015

akamai, giannelli

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2181 Ex Parte Sierra 11546000 - (D) SHIANG 103 Qualcomm /Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP YU, HENRY W

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Weigand et al 12786037 - (D) LORIN 103 FENWICK & WEST LLP STRANGE, AARON N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Prosser et al 11818636 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 PRAXAIR, INC. LANDEROS, IGNACIO EMMANUEL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Askar et al 11843428 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL (AMD) BORROMEO, JUANITO C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte van Willigenburg 11554062 - (D) SHIANG 103 103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. TAYLOR, JOSHUA D

2473 Ex Parte Chintalapudi et al 12428021 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 102/103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP LOO, JUVENA W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Angell et al 12335857 - (D) MOORE 103 103 Law Office of Jim Boice NGUYEN, TRAN N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Chaifetz et al 11386852 - (D) PAK 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1747 Ex Parte Lionetti et al 12265216 - (D) WARREN 103 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY FISCHER, JUSTIN R

1747 Ex Parte Myers 11429749 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 LAW OFFICES OF LARRY K. ROBERTS, INC. NGUYEN, PHU HOANG

1778 Ex Parte Latino et al 12813371 - (D) HASTINGS 103 MORRISS OBRYANT COMPAGNI, P.C. NGUYEN, NAM X

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Charles et al 11312851 - (D) ZADO 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP LO, SUZANNE

2135 Ex Parte Sinclair et al 11963413 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 BGL/ RIGOL, YAIMA

2194 Ex Parte OSULLIVAN et al 11972305 - (D) HOMERE 102/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG DORAIS, CRAIG C

2197 Ex Parte Falk et al 10844985 - (D) FRAHM 103 Kenneth F. Kozik RUTTEN, JAMES D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Ozias et al 12261637 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 Baker Botts L.L.P. HICKS, CHARLES V

See Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Cable & Wireless Internet Svcs., Inc., 344 F.3d 1186,1192-93 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (“[T]he dispositive question regarding anticipation is whether one skilled in the art would reasonably understand or infer from the prior art reference’s teaching that every claim [limitation] was disclosed in that single reference.” (internal quotation marks and citations omitted)).
...
see also In re Giannelli, 739 F.3d 1375, 1389 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (“configured to” can mean “designed or constructed to be used as”).

2624 Ex Parte Franz et al 11777035 - (D) HUME 102/103 Google Technology Holdings LLC c/o Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. MOORAD, WASEEM

2633 Ex Parte Aziz et al 11870063 - (D) DIXON 102/103 LSI CORPORATION FLORES, LEON

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Ex Parte Fletcher 11498945 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP CUOMO, PETER M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Jennings et al 11459852 - (D) SCHAFER 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - Applied Materials TRAN, THIEN S

3764 Ex Parte Pauws et al 11815887 - (D) BROWNE 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS JALALZADEH ABYAN, SHILA

3781 Ex Parte German et al 11618205 - (D) HOELTER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP SMALLEY, JAMES N

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

japikse, KSR

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1775 Ex Parte Rezin 12259544 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(2)/103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP PRAKASH, GAUTAM

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Goetz et al 11406738 - (D) FRAHM 102 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP BROMELL, ALEXANDRIA Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Larsson et al 12109667 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. SHANG, ANNAN Q

2436 Ex Parte Cuellar et al 10497019 - (D) NAPPI 103 King & Spalding LLP YALEW, FIKREMARIAM A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Duan et al 12317579 - (D) HOELTER 102 LingLing Zhang DOLAK, JAMES M
REVERSED 3628 Ex Parte GUYETT et al 12629786 - (D) LORIN 103 PITNEY BOWES INC. JUNG, ALLEN J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Smoot et al 12397990 - (D) HORNER 103 DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. c/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP KLAYMAN, AMIR ARIE

The Examiner further stated that the claimed invention would have been obvious because “[s]hifting Rosenbaum’s magnets onto his wheels would have not modified the operation of his device.” Id. at 7, 24 (citing In re Japikse, 181 F.2d 1019 (CCPA 1950)).

Appellants argue that “the Examiner has failed to show in the references or elsewhere why such modifications and combinations would be made as he has proposed” and that the Examiner is engaging in impermissible hindsight reconstruction of the claimed invention. Br. 14; id. at 12 (arguing the motivation provided by the Examiner to modify Rosenbaum with the teachings of Burrows are “mere conclusory statements that do not comply with [KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007)]”).

Japikse, In re, 181 F.2d 1019, 86 USPQ 70 (CCPA 1950) 2144.04

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

3725 Ex Parte Ota et al 12234861 - (D) HOELTER 103 James W. Judge KATCOFF, MATTHEW GORDON

3733 Ex Parte Davison 10941697 - (D) ADAMS 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC CARTER, TARA ROSE E

3763 Ex Parte Lentz et al 12714589 - (D) GRIMES 103 Cook Medical Technologies LLC c/o Liell & McNeil Attorneys PC VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3782 Ex Parte Arney et al 11275443 - (D) GUIJT 102 103 WOOD, PHILLIPS, KATZ, CLARK & MORTIMER SKURDAL, COREY NELSON

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Scott et al 11006919 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY PACKARD, BENJAMIN J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Al-Lamee et al 12160255 - (D) SMITH 103 Dewitt Ross & Stevens SC MELLOTT, JAMES M

1725 Ex Parte Fuller et al 12650019 - (D) ROESEL 103 Brooks Kushman P.C. CULLEN, SEAN P

1747 Ex Parte KATAYAMA et al 12790351 - (D) DERRICK 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP MAYES, DIONNE WALLS

1772 Ex Parte OLENICK 12157730 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 ANTHONY J O'LENICK JR BULLOCK, IN SUK C

1786 Ex Parte Howard 12177196 - (D) WILSON 103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY CHOI, PETER Y

1787 Ex Parte Hebert 12637915 - (D) ROESEL 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY FUNG, CHING-YIU

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Buller et al 12244767 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG BIBBEE, JARED M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2492 Ex Parte Nadalin et al 11165483 - (D) MORGAN 112(1)/103 IBM CORP. (DHJ) c/o DAVID H. JUDSON DAVIS, ZACHARY A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte DAWSON et al 11842757 - (D) NEW 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. HUA, QUAN M

2647 Ex Parte Hudson et al 11847084 - (D) DIXON 103 Holland & Hart LLP (ViaSat) NGUYEN, DUC M

2691 Ex Parte Hsu 12208033 - (D) DIXON 103 BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP RABINDRANATH, ROY P

2692 Ex Parte Cheong et al 11927909 - (D) SHAW 103 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP MERKOULOVA, OLGA VLADIMIROVNA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Ciprino et al 12971631 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS DICKERSON, TIPHANY B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Warner 11703947 - (D) MILLS 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY TREYGER, ILYA Y

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2824 GOOGLE INC. ’546 Requester, Respondent, and Cross-Appellant and SMART MODULAR TECHNOLOGIES ’577 Requester and Respondent v. NETLIST, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent Ex Parte 7289386 et al 11/173,175 95000577 95/000,546 - (D) JEFFERY 112(a)/112(b)/103 The Law Office of Jamie Zheng, Ph.D Esq. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KING & SPALDING LLP PEIKARI, BEHZAD original SOFOCLEOUS, ALEXANDER

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

larson, fridolph, schenck, adams

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte Shuster 11557083 - (D) FETTING 103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. REFAI, RAMSEY

4122 Ex Parte Shih 12945400 - (D) FREDMAN 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC ROSEN, ERIC J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2438 Ex Parte Seiler et al 11452016 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 103 KING & SCHICKLI, PLLC JEUDY, JOSNEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Chakra et al 12136618 - (D) FETTING 103 101 IBM RALEIGH IPLAW (DG) C/O DELIZIO GILLIAM, PLLC FLYNN, KEVIN H

3672 Ex Parte Watson et al 11441929 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 102/103 Sheridan Ross PC SINGH, SUNIL

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Trybus et al 12249530 - (D) GARRIS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C POLYANSKY, ALEXANDER

1731 Ex Parte GOODWIN et al 12020994 - (D) DERRICK 103 CURATOLO SIDOTI CO., LPA MARCANTONI, PAUL D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Habben 12301419 - (D) TROCK 102/103 NXP B.V. Intellectual Property and Licensing DANG, KHANH

2162 Ex Parte Koningstein et al 11026497 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Foley & Lardner LLP ALAM, SHAHID AL

2165 Ex Parte KEMP et al 12814729 - (D) McCARTNEY 103/non-statutory obviousness-type double patenting Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP CHBOUKI, TAREK

2165 Ex Parte Fridman et al 11876553 - (D) HOMERE 103 HANLEY, FLIGHT & ZIMMERMAN, LLC ABEL JALIL, NEVEEN

2167 Ex Parte FRANK et al 11929738 - (D) McMILLIN 103 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP UDDIN, MOHAMMED R

2196 Ex Parte Shankar et al 12021971 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KIM, DONG U

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Paila et al 11002714 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(1) 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. HANCE, ROBERT J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Cagan 10892618 - (D) FISCHETTI 112(1) 103 Oblon/Corelogic Inc. ROSEN, ELIZABETH H

2685 Ex Parte Schediwy et al 11706896 - (D) NAPPI 103 SYNAPTICS C/O WAGNER BLECHER LLP BENLAGSIR, AMINE

2693 Ex Parte Hong et al 11211377 - (D) WINSOR 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 WPAT, PC DAVIS, TONY O

'[T]he use of a one piece construction instead of the structure disclosed in [the prior art] would be merely a matter of obvious engineering choice," In re Larson, 340 F.2d 965, 968 (CCPA 1965) (citing In re Fridolph, 309 F.2d 509 (CCPA 1962)), absent evidence that the use of one piece construction shows "insight [that] was contrary to the understanding and expections of the art," (Carl Schenck, A.G. v. Nortron Corp., 713 F.2d 782, 785 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (citing United States v. Adams, 383 U.S. 39 (1966)).

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

Schenck v. Nortron Corp., 713 F.2d 782, 218 USPQ 698 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2141.02 2144.04

United States v. Adams, 383 U.S. 39, 148 USPQ 479 (1966) 716.01(b) 716.05 2143.01 2145

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Oggioni et al 12347490 - (D) TIMM 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG CHOUDHRY, MOHAMMAD M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Muller et al 11967627 - (D) FETTING 101/102 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG FIELDS, BENJAMIN S

3626 Ex Parte Wilson et al 11137207 - (D) FETTING 103 ALSTON & BIRD LLP FUELLING, MICHAEL

3687 Ex Parte Mennie et al 11803381 - (D) FETTING 103 CUMMINS-ALLISON CORP. C/O NIXON PEABODY LLP ULLAH MASUD, MOHAMMAD R

Monday, February 16, 2015

mills

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Hartwig et al 12584607 - (D) HASTINGS 103 ALSTOM Power Inc. LEE, REBECCA Y

1747 Ex Parte Li et al 10560396 - (D) WILSON 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC NGUYEN, PHU HOANG

The fact that a reference may be modified to reflect features of the claimed invention does not make the modification, and hence the claimed invention, obvious unless the prior art suggested the desirability of such modification.  In re Mills, 916 F.2d 680, 682 (Fed. Cir. 1990)

Mills, In re, 916 F.2d 680, 16 USPQ2d 1430 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2144.08

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Morgans et al 12481738 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 JONES ROBB, PLLC (w/Ford Motor Co.) CHENEVERT, PAUL A

3632 Ex Parte Knudsen et al 12546041 - (D) KINDER 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION GARFT, CHRISTOPHER

3635 Ex Parte Stroyer 11490795 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 HISCOCK & BARCLAY, LLP LAUX, JESSICA L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
3679 Ex Parte Yamase 12595844 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 102 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. BINDA, GREGORY JOHN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1674 Ex Parte Crooke 10701236 - (D) JENKS 103 Baker & Hostetler LLP CHONG, KIMBERLY

1674 Ex Parte Crooke 10701264 - (D) JENKS 103 Baker & Hostetler LLP VIVLEMORE, TRACY ANN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Landa et al 11878316 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LAZORCIK, JASON L

1747 Ex Parte Mueller et al 12305056 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP DYE, ROBERT C

1766 Ex Parte SIEBECKER et al 12871190 - (D) ROESEL 103 CHEMTURA CORPORATION GULAKOWSKI, RANDY P

1789 Ex Parte Brennan et al 12508072 - (D) ABRAHAM 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY STEELE, JENNIFER A

1792 Ex Parte Rea et al 12375503 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Pearne & Gordon LLP THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Malik 11188933 - (D) HULSE 103 AT&T Legal Department - SZ STORK, KYLE R

2181 Ex Parte Oishi 12420631 - (D) STEPHENS 103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- IBM LEE, CHUN KUAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Haslam 11315760 - (D) COURTENAY 103 AT&T Legal Dept. GGGV KEEHN, RICHARD G

2478 Ex Parte Martinez et al 11711018 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 112(1)/112(2)/103 DUANE MORRIS LLP - DC RENNER, BRANDON M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte KELLIS et al 12543587 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC EATON CORPORATION THOMAS, LUCY M

2854 Ex Parte Trudeau et al 12955190 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC CULLER, JILL E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Tseng et al 12686486 - (D) HOELTER 103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD MOMPER, ANNA M

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Hall 10582919 - (D) JENKS 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP MAI, HAO D

Friday, February 13, 2015

sinclair

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1622 Ex Parte Castillo et al 12119212 - (D) GRIMES 103 PROTEOTECH, INC. COVINGTON, RAYMOND K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Fairbourn et al 11721532 - (D) SMITH 102/103 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP EMPIE, NATHAN H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Rosinger et al 11482087 - (D) FREDMAN 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP PRYOR, ALTON NATHANIEL

1617 Ex Parte Fares et al 12112375 - (D) FREDMAN 103 L'Oreal USA BUCKLEY, AUDREA

1625 Ex Parte Marmsater et al 12593041 - (D) GRIMES 103 VIKSNINS HARRIS & PADYS PLLP ROZOF, TIMOTHY R

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Padiyath et al 11752368 - (D) GARRIS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY JOHNSON, NANCY ROSENBERG

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Dheap et al 11779929 - (D) KUMAR 103 DELIZIO GILLIAM, PLLC IBM RALEIGH IPLAW (DG) LU, CHARLES EDWARD

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2438 Ex Parte Whang et al 11870694 - (D) BRANCH 103 GARLICK & MARKISON (ALU) JEUDY, JOSNEL

2439 Ex Parte Faynberg et al 12100777 - (D) CURCURI 101/102/103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP SCHMIDT, KARI L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte DeSimone et al 11947172 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. PATEL, YOGESH P

The Examiner thus, relies upon Hydex 301® as a prior art rigid polyurethane possessing the claimed properties, and asserts that it would have been obvious to select that material for the dental appliance of Tadros “since the selection of a known material based on its suitability for its intended use support[s] a prima facie obviousness determination” (id., citing Sinclair & Carroll co. v. International Corp., 325 U.S. 327 (1945)). 

Based on the cited teachings of the prior art (FF1–7), we determine that a prima facie case of obviousness has been made.

Sinclair & Carroll Co. v. Interchemical Corp., 325 U.S. 327, 65 USPQ 297 (1945) 2144.07

3762 Ex Parte Libbus et al 11746263 - (D) MILLS 102 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. HOLMES, REX R

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Deutmeyer et al 11052265 - (D) WEINSCHENK 103 MENDELSOHN, DRUCKER, & DUNLEAVY, P.C. FLYNN, RANDY A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 RESEARCH IN MOTION Third Party Requester v. INNOVATIVE SONIC LIMITED Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6925183 et al 09/682,310 95002147 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 Blue Capital Law Firm, P.C. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, LLP CARLSON, JEFFREY D original SHERKAT, AREZOO

Thursday, February 12, 2015

cross, nelson, titanium

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Berggren 10834525 - (D) PAULRAJ 112(1) MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP EWOLDT, GERALD R

It has been held that the in vitro screening for compounds that exhibit a pharmacological activity “may establish a practical utility for the compound in question” because “[s]uccessful in vitro testing will marshal resources and direct the expenditure of effort to further in vivo testing of the most potent compounds, thereby providing an immediate benefit to the public, analogous to the benefit provided by the showing of an in vivo utility.” Cross v. Iizuka, 753 F.2d 1040, 1051 (Fed. Cir. 1985); see also Nelson v. Bowler, 626 F.2d 853, 856 (CCPA 1980) (“[T]ests evidencing pharmacological activity may manifest a practical utility even though they may not establish a specific therapeutic use.”).

Cross v. Iizuka, 753 F.2d 1040, 224 USPQ 739 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 2107.01 2107.03 2164.02

Nelson v. Bowler, 626 F.2d 853, 206 USPQ 881 (CCPA 1980) 2107.01 2107.02 2107.03 2138.05

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2192 Ex Parte Degenhardt et al 11580946 - (D) SHIANG 102/103 CAMPBELL STEPHENSON LLP CHOWDHURY, ZIAUL A.

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Saxler et al 12253387 - (D) HOUSEL 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. RAO, SHRINIVAS H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Iden 12490966 - (D) CALVE 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) SMITH, JASON C

3679 Ex Parte Kelley 12386897 - (D) KRATZ 103 Thomas E. Kelley FERGUSON, MICHAEL P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte AOKI et al 12418780 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 SCULLY SCOTT MURPHY & PRESSER, PC HOEKSTRA, JEFFREY GERBEN

3777 Ex Parte Wohlgemuth 11747489 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG BRUTUS, JOEL F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Kudva et al 12732597 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 102 CORNING INCORPORATED AUER, LAURA A

Titanium Metals Corp. v. Banner, 778 F.2d 775 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (“[W]hen by recitation of ranges or otherwise, a claim covers several compositions, the claim is ‘anticipated’ if one of them is in the prior art.”).

Titanium Metals Corp. of America v. Banner, 778 F.2d 775, 227 USPQ 773 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 2112.01 ,   2131.01 ,   2131.03 ,   2144.05

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2464 Ex Parte Wilson 12509974 - (D) BUI 102 102/103 Conley Rose - BlackBerry Files NG, CHRISTINE Y

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2894 Ex Parte Andrews 12145280 - (D) HOUSEL 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. LAURENZI, MARK A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1646 Ex Parte Sanders et al 12165847 - (D) GRIMES 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP FORD, VANESSA L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Taylor 13067574 - (D) NAGUMO 102 ANDREA HENCE EVANS, LLC BOYER, CHARLES I

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Kim 11704148 - (D) BAER 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. NGUYEN, AN T

REHEARING

GRANTED–IN–PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 Ex Parte Santilli et al 11610836 - (D) POLLOCK 102 102/103 LAW OFFICES OF WAYNE D. PORTER, JR. HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 GLYSURE LTD. Respondent, Requester v. Patent of GLUMETRICS, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 8,088,097 B2 et al 12/274,617 95002142 - (D) McCARTHY 112(2) KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC. Third Party Requester: FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (TC) FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original MENDEZ, MANUEL A

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

koito

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Atanasoska et al 11094638 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. HOLLOMAN, NANNETTE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Dunshea et al 11422656 - (D) SHIANG 102 IBM AUSTIN IPLAW (DG) C/O DELIZIO GILLIAM, PLLC MUDRICK, TIMOTHY A

2683 Ex Parte Ghabra 12478931 - (D) HUGHES 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. / LEAR CORPORATION YANG, JAMES J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Ex Parte IWABUCHI et al 12829114 - (D) KRATZ 103 RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC LUKE, DANIEL M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Sitarski 11975820 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 KRAGULJAC LAW GROUP, LLC / ORACLE KONERU, SUJAY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Major et al 11930342 - (D) JESCHKE 103 103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC - GM EBNER, KATY MEYER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Hartmann et al 11903363 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1) 103/101 37 C.F.R. § 41.50 (b) 101 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Medela, Inc. WILSON, LARRY ROSS

“Because the amended material is inherently contained in the original application, it cannot constitute new matter.” Koito Mfg. Co., Ltd. v. Turn-Key-Tech, LLC, 381 F.3d 1142, 1154 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Georges et al 12339585 - (D) PAK 103 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY DYE, ROBERT C

1767 Ex Parte Page 12444150 - (D) McKELVEY 103 POLYONE CORPORATION SCOTT, ANGELA C

1778 Ex Parte Hawkins et al 12277643 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Foley & Lardner LLP FITZSIMMONS, ALLISON G

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Pawlowski 12350136 - (D) JURGOVAN 102/103 FLETCHER YODER (MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.) DANG, KHANH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Bertin 12089607 - (D) HUME 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON MCNALLY, MICHAEL S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2652 Ex Parte HORODEZKY et al 11610307 - (D) SCHOPFER 102/103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED POPE, KHARYE

2687 Ex Parte Cornwall et al 11828710 - (D) MEYER 103 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (Itron) MURPHY, JEROLD B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Mateer 12397822 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP CAMPBELL, SHANNON S

3681 Ex Parte Besson 12237654 - (D) BAYAT 112(2)/103 WILLIAM H. EILBERG KUCAB, JAMIE R

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Zoltai et al 13450073 - (D) TIMM 112(1)/102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP WONG, LESLIE A

The Examiner and this Board have an independent obligation to determine the meaning of an application’s claims, notwithstanding the views asserted by an applicant. The obligation is analogous to that of district and appeals court judges. See, e.g., Exxon Chem. Patents, Inc. v. Lubrizol Corp., 64 F.3d 1553, 1555 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (“the trial judge has an independent obligation to determine the meaning of the claims, notwithstanding the views asserted by the adversary parties.”); see also Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 831, 835 (2015) (quoting Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., 517 U.S. 370, (1996) (“‘the construction of a patent, including terms of art within its claim,’ is not for a jury but ‘exclusively’ for ‘the court’ to determine.”); In re Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., 696 F.3d 1142, 1148 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (Although, “[i]n contrast to district court proceedings involving an issued patent, claims under examination before the PTO are given their broadest reasonable interpretation consistent with the specification,” claim construction remains a legal question, reviewed de novo.).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Pearl et al 12145954 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C. KUMAR, RAKESH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Henke et al 12375556 - (D) CALVE 103/ obviousness-type double patenting MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. CHU, KING M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2486 Ex Parte Murray et al 10555214 - (D) HOMERE 102/103 102/103 Husch Blackwell LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz VO, TUNG T

2492 Ex Parte Karnik 12195737 - (D) HUME 102 102/103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION PAN, PEILIANG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte SMITH et al 12368284 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 GE GPO- Transportation- The Small Patent Law Group LE, MARK T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte YIN et al 13163088 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY CALANDRA, ANTHONY J

1791 Ex Parte Jendrysik et al 12766998 - (D) ROESEL 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. GWARTNEY, ELIZABETH A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2686 Ex Parte Giorgi et al 12059539 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- HIT KLIMOWICZ, WILLIAM JOSEPH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Ex Parte Gillies et al 11175196 - (D) HANLON 112(2) HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC TORNOW, MARK W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Lampert et al 11983403 - (D) GUIJT 103 DOCKET CLERK STANCZAK, MATTHEW BRIAN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 TAIWAN MICROLOOPS CORPORATION and HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGIES (USA) Patent Owner, Appellant, Respondent Ex Parte 7422053 et al 11/272,145 95001749 - (D) SONG 103 EDELL, SHAPIRO & FINNAN, LLC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: PATTERSON THUENTE CHRISTENSEN PEDERSEN, P.A. CLARKE, SARA SACHIE original FLANIGAN, ALLEN J