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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Brod 11570221 - (D) GRIMES 112(1) Parker Highlander PLLC EWOLDT, GERALD R

“If alternative elements are positively recited in the specification, they may be explicitly excluded in the claims.” MPEP § 2173.05(i) (citing In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1019 (CCPA 1977)).
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We agree with Appellant that the facts of this case are similar to those of In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008 (CCPA 1977). In that case, the applicant excluded two species from the scope of its claims after losing an interference. Id. at 1013. The claims were denied an earlier filing date on the basis that the amended claims lacked adequate support in the applicant’s specification. Id. at 1014.

The court held, however, that “appellants are merely excising the invention of another, to which they are not entitled, and are not creating an ‘artificial subgenus’ or claiming ‘new matter.’” Id. at 1019. Similarly here, Appellants have merely excised from their claims three species that are admitted in the Specification to be known in the prior art. As stated by the Johnson court,

The notion that one who fully discloses, and teaches those skilled in the art how to make and use, a genus and numerous species therewithin, has somehow failed to disclose, and teach those skilled in the art how to make and use, that genus minus two of those species, and has thus failed to satisfy the requirements of § 112, first paragraph, appears to result from a hypertechnical application of legalistic prose relating to that provision of the statute. All that has happened here is that appellants narrowed their claims to avoid having them read on [the prior art].

Id.

Johnson, In re, 558 F.2d 1008, 194 USPQ 187 (CCPA 1977) 2164.08 2173.05(i)

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Pancheva et al 13057725 - (D) ROESEL 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 Marieta Pancheva HARDEE, JOHN R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Jones et al 11971666 - (D) KAMHOLZ 102 WILSON HAM & HOLMAN/RSW HOPE, DARRIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Eberstaller 11718676 - (D) KINDER 103 STEIN IP, LLC BROWN, ANTHONY D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Mayer et al 11246220 - (D) FETTING 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3676 Ex Parte Ciglenec et al 12500725 - (D) HORNER 103 Schlumberger Technology Corporation, HPS WALLACE, KIPP CHARLES

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Allen 12889622 - (D) GREENHUT 102 Cooke Law Firm FRISTOE JR, JOHN K

3754 Ex Parte Siena et al 11602548 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 ALIX YALE & RISTAS LLP NGUYEN, TUAN N

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Sawyer et al 12100542 - (D) PINKERTON 102/103 102/103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Adobe Systems Incorporated) SCHMIDT, KARI L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Kitazawa et al 11791540 - (D) JESCHKE 103 112(1) Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP MULUNEH, DAWIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Corenthin et al 11108085 - (D) GALLIGA 103 GATES & COOPER LLP - Autodesk ALLEN, NICHOLAS E

2168 Ex Parte Munro et al 12082560 - (D) MacDONALD 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (PH) FAN, SHIOW-JY

2177 Ex Parte Hedloy 13449086 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103/obviousness-type double patenting Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP FABER, DAVID

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Patil 11830157 - (D) STEPHENS 112(1)/103 BGL/Yahoo! Overture BELIVEAU, SCOTT E

2468 Ex Parte Bloebaum et al 11761606 - (D) HUME 103 COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON KASSIM, KHALED M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Hamey et al 12423593 - (D) CHUNG 102/103 DALY, CROWLEY, MOFFORD & DURKEE, LLP HAJNIK, DANIEL F

2643 Ex Parte Dressler et al 11733603 - (D) JURGOVAN 101/103 Kaplan Breyer Schwarz & Ottesen, LLP GEORGEWILL, OPIRIBO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Russell et al 11353941 - (D) FETTING 103 DENTONS US LLP (CITI CUSTOMER NUMBER) SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3644 Ex Parte MacKenzie 11623168 - (D) MAYBERRY 102/103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP WILLIAMS, MONICA L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Peterson 12509234 - (D) SMEGAL 102/103 101/102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 GEORGE PHILIP WHITE MENDIRATTA, VISHU K

3741 Ex Parte Harris 12046411 - (D) BROWNE 103 112(1) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY SUNG, GERALD LUTHER

3771 Ex Parte Sleeper et al 12099395 - (D) KAMHOLZ 103/obviousness-type double patenting McDermott Will & Emery LLP LOUIS, LATOYA M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Safwat 12589904 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Donald E. Schreiber TSANG, LISA L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex parte VEGAS AMUSEMENT, INC. Ex Parte 7201661 et al 11/189,016 90012239 - (D) COCKS 103 DERGOSITS & NOAH LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Winston & Strawn, LLP RIMELL, SAMUEL G original NGUYEN, KIM T

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