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Thursday, April 30, 2015

wright3, wands, strahilevitz, amgen2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte Van Ingen Schenau et al 12000190 - (D) SMITH 112(1) Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) CHACKO DAVIS, DABORAH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Kuo 12420827 - (D) PYONIN 103 Blue Capital Law Firm, P.C. DUFFY, JAMES P

2485 Ex Parte Moore et al 13185395 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(2)/102/103 Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. VAS/Orbital ATK, Inc. LEE, Y YOUNG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Pridmore et al 11996230 - (D) BOUDREAU 102/103 41.50 112(2) NIXON PEABODY, LLP ZEWARI, SAYED T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Eisert et al 11684347 - (D) HANLON 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) NADAV, ORI

2822 Ex Parte Vaartstra 11493967 - (D) TIMM 112(1)/103 Wells St. John P.S. PATTON, PAUL E

“[T]o be enabling, the specification of a patent must teach those skilled in the art how to make and use the full scope of the claimed invention without ‘undue experimentation.’” In re Wright, 999 F.2d 1557, 1561 (Fed. Cir. 1993)). “Whether undue experimentation is needed is not a single, simple factual determination, but rather is a conclusion reached by weighing many factual considerations.” In re Wands, 858 F.2d 731, 737 (Fed. Cir. 1988). The court in Wands set forth a number of factors to consider, i.e., (1) the quantity of experimentation necessary, (2) the amount of direction or guidance presented, (3) the presence or absence of working examples, (4) the nature of the invention, (5) the state of the prior art, (6) the relative skill of those in the art, (7) the predictability or unpredictability of the art, and (8) the breadth of the claims. Id. Although the Examiner need not review all the Wands factors as they are illustrative, not mandatory, the Examiner must “advance acceptable reasoning inconsistent with enablement.” In re Strahilevitz, 668 F.2d 1229, 1232 (CCPA 1982); Amgen, Inc. v. Chugai Pharm. Co., 927 F.2d 1200, 1213 (Fed.Cir.1991).

Here, the only evidence the Examiner relies upon is the breath of the claim as encompassing impossible or at least improbable chemical entities. But a statement that the claims are broad and encompass inoperative embodiments does not establish lack of enablement unless it is clear that the

experimentation needed to arrive at the usable zirconium/hafnium silicates within the formula was more than routine. The Examiner has not established that the experimentation needed was not routine, but undue.

We do not sustain the Examiner’s rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 112 ¶ 1 for lack of enablement.


Wright, In re, 999 F.2d 1557, 27 USPQ2d 1510 (Fed. Cir. 1993) 2107.01 ,   2161.01 ,   2164.03 ,   2164.01(a) ,   2164.04 ,   2164.05(a) ,   2164.06(b) ,   2164.08

Wands, In re, 858 F.2d 731, 8 USPQ2d 1400 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 706.03(a) ,   706.03(b) ,   2161.01 ,   2164.01 ,   2164.01(a) ,   2164.06 ,   2164.06(b)

Amgen, Inc. v. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., 927 F.2d 1200, 18 USPQ2d 1016 Fed. Cir. 1991) 2138 ,   2138.04 ,   2143.02 ,   2163 2163.02 ,   2164.08 ,   2165.04 ,   2173.05(b) ,   2411.01

2842 Ex Parte BROWN et al 12433270 - (D) KATZ 102 41.50 103 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP GOOGLE O NEILL, PATRICK

2862 Ex Parte Demos 13325695 - (D) SHAW 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) NGHIEM, MICHAEL P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Horn et al 10939524 - (D) LORIN 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP JASMIN, LYNDA C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Winter 11869040 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY PRAGER, JESSE M

3748 Ex Parte Crawley et al 11871701 - (D) BROWN 102 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) TRAN, DIEM T

AFFIRMED–IN–PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1636 Ex Parte Hashimoto et al 12747826 - (D) JENKS 103 103 J-TEK LAW PLLC GALISTEO GONZALEZ, ANTONIO

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Druskin et al 12356562 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 103 WesternGeco L.L.C. SAXENA, AKASH

2172 Ex Parte Taylor et al 11961352 - (D) KAMHOLZ 102/103 101 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG WRIGHT, ELIZABETH G

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Houck et al 11343172 - (D) WARREN 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP ROLLAND, ALEX A

1726 Ex Parte Noda et al 12808742 - (D) ROESEL 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY GRESO, AARON J

1731 Ex Parte Weibel 12307893 - (D) KRATZ 103 CURATOLO SIDOTI CO., LPA HIJJI, KARAM Y

1767 Ex Parte Shimono et al 11578066 - (D) HOUSEL 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC BUIE-HATCHER, NICOLE M

1772 Ex Parte LAURITZEN et al 12542400 - (D) SMITH 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY DANG, THUAN D

1789 Ex Parte Snider et al 11449265 - (D) GARRIS 103 Polymer Group, Inc. MATZEK, MATTHEW D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2197 Ex Parte Pena et al 11318802 - (D) KINDER 102 112(2)/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG COYER, RYAN D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Levi 12361279 - (D) ZADO 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KYLE, TAMARA TESLOVICH

2454 Ex Parte HUNG et al 12715559 - (D) BRANCH 102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP- BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED LIN, WEN TAI

2476 Ex Parte WANG et al 11428964 - (D) SHIANG 103 Davidson Sheehan LLP Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. SLOMS, NICHOLAS

2477 Ex Parte Soni et al 11656861 - (D) KRIVAK 102/103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Adobe Systems YOUNG, STEVE R

2485 Ex Parte Thoreau et al 12223887 - (D) BRANCH 103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. TORRENTE, RICHARD T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte Lee et al 10911542 - (D) McMILLIN 103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. ZUBAJLO, JENNIFER L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Florin et al 12028884 - (D) SMITH 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION PURINTON, BROOKE J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Boss et al 10726186 - (D) BROWN 103 CAHN & SAMUELS, LLP DURAN, ARTHUR D

3626 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12286751 - (D) BARRETT 101 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC LUBIN, VALERIE

3626 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12287686 - (D) BARRETT 101 103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC LUBIN, VALERIE

3657 Ex Parte Von Hayn et al 11997774 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC. SAHNI, VISHAL R

3671 Ex Parte MAHAL et al 12892945 - (D) KERINS 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP HARTMANN, GARY S

3681 Ex Parte Marhoefer 13506870 - (D) BROWN 102 101 41.50 112(2) L. Joseph Maroefer BRANDENBURG, WILLIAM A

3685 Ex Parte Perttila et al 10452865 - (D) HUTCHINGS 101 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. AGWUMEZIE, CHINEDU CHARLES

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Lifson et al 12088022 - (D) KERINS 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. BRADFORD, JONATHAN

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. Requester and Appellant v. NUVASIVE, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7905840 et al 10/967,668 95001890 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 41.77(b) 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (TC) WILLIAMS, CATHERINE SERKE original SMITH, FANGEMONIQUE A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1781 E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY Requester and Cross Appellant v. MONSANTO COMPANY Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8,057,835 et al 11/267,540 95002309 - (D) GUEST 102/103 DENTONS US LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Dickstein Shapiro, LLP DIAMOND, ALAN D original PADEN, CAROLYN A

REHEARING

DENIED
3303 REFOCUS OCULAR, INC. Requester, Respondent v. READING ENHANCEMENT CO. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 7,736,389 B1 et al 07/712,359 95002082 - (D) MARTIN NGHIEM, MICHAEL P Edwin H. Crabtree REQUESTER: WILLIAM A. MUNCK, ESQ. FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original SMITH, JEFFREY A

DENIED
3303 REFOCUS OCULAR, INC. Requester, Respondent v. READING ENHANCEMENT CO. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 8,167,938 B1 et al 95002083 - (D) MARTIN FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) Edwin H. Crabtree REQUESTER: WILLIAM A. MUNCK, ESQ. FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original SMITH, JEFFREY A

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

winner int'l, mouttet

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Rupp et al 11789045 - (D) TIMM 103 MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP HAN, JONATHAN

2833 Ex Parte Ochs et al 12159326 - (D) ABRAHAM 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP FIGUEROA, FELIX O

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Nelson et al 10390570 - (D) FETTING 103 Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham / Apollo BOSWELL, BETH V

3669 Ex Parte Foo et al 12299754 - (D) STEPINA 102/103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. DO, TRUC M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2674 Ex Parte Shelton et al 12253134 - (D) ADAMS 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PAYER, PAUL F

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Muller et al 11931762 - (D) MILLS concurring ADAMS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C GHALI, ISIS A D

1673 Ex Parte Sheu et al 11312873 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 double patenting Licata & Tyrrell P.C. CRANE, LAWRENCE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Lacasse et al 12150673 - (D) GARRIS 103 CORNING INCORPORATED SNELTING, ERIN LYNN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Yim et al 12230769 - (D) PYONIN 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. SCHELL, JOSEPH O

2159 Ex Parte Gross 12191896 - (D) SAADAT 103 PATENTBEST MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2159 Ex Parte Gross 12191973 - (D) SAADAT 103 PATENTBEST MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2163 Ex Parte Mordetsky et al 12819037 - (D) JIVANI 102/103 Uniloc USA Inc. HWA, SHYUE JIUNN

2196 Ex Parte Chandhoke 11875059 - (D) SHAW 103 Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC KIM, DONG U

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Adolph et al 10496713 - (D) WORMMEESTER 103 Thomson Multimedia Licensing Inc CHOKSHI, PINKAL R

2447 Ex Parte Kataoka 11752970 - (D) SHAW 103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. NDIAYE, CHEIKH T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Rork et al 12544621 - (D) FINK 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL SABOURI, MAZDA

2645 Ex Parte Nishikata et al 10568240 - (D) MacDONALD 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP HUYNH, NAM TRUNG

2689 Ex Parte Wengrovitz 12650850 - (D) DEJMEK 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. POINT, RUFUS C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12157922 - (D) McGRAW 103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC NGUYEN, HIEP VAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Wallace 12337309 - (D) MAYBERRY 102/103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC CHAMBERS, MICHAEL S

3769 Ex Parte Mansfield et al 11733273 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC LIPITZ, JEFFREY BRIAN

"The fact that the motivating benefit comes at the expense of another benefit, however, should not nullify its use as a basis to modify the disclosure of one reference with the teachings of another. Instead, the benefits, both lost and gained, should be weighed against one another."  Winner Int'l Royalty Corp. v. Wang, 202 F.3d 1340, 1349 n.8 (Fed. Cir. 2000).  Further, "just because better alternatives exist in the prior art does not mean that an inferior combination is inapt for obviousness purposes."  In re Mouttet, 686 F.3d 1322, 1334 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte KIM et al 11853525 - (D) MOORE 112(1) H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC DUFFY, DAVID W

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 CSR PLC, Requester, v. SKULLCANDY, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7187948 et al 10/382,960 95001305 - (D) SIU 102/103 Workman Nydegger Third-Party Requester: Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP FOSTER, ROLAND G original JACKSON, BLANE J

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1755 Ex Parte Natural Alternatives, LLC Ex Parte 6,080,330 et al 09/333,180 90010381 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 KING & SCHICKLI, PLLC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: CHRISTENSEN, O'CONNOR, JOHNSON, KINDNESS, PLLC XU, LING X original GREEN, ANTHONY J

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

soni, santarus

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Chen et al 11373054 - (D) HOUSEL 103/double patenting FOLEY & LARDNER LLP EGGERDING, ALIX ECHELMEYER

The Examiner further finds Amine Declarant's statement that the synergy between the anion receptor and the electrode stabilizer as evidenced by Figures 6 and 7 was suprising and unexpected "is not evidence of unexpected results."  Ans. 10.  However, while we agree that the statement alone is not evidence of unexpected results, it is an essential component of Appellants' evidentiary showing.  In re Soni, 54 F.3d 745, 751 (Fed. Cir. 1995) ("Mere improvement in properties does not always suffice to show unexpected results.  In our view, however, when an applicant demonstrates substantially improved results ... and states that the results were unexpected, this should suffice to establish unexpected results in the absense of evidence to the contrary.")

Soni, In re, 54 F.3d 746, 34 USPQ2d 1684 (Fed. Cir. 1995) 707.07(f) 2145

1746 Ex Parte Zhu et al 12249030 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Dobrusin Law Firm PC The Dow Chemical Company LEE, DANIEL H.

1747 Ex Parte Thiebaud 11988209 - (D) HASTINGS 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC DYE, ROBERT C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Graefe et al 12364063 - (D) ZADO 102 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MUELLER, KURT A

2169 Ex Parte McLain et al 12276577 - (D) STRAUSS 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. HUTTON, NAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Hardacker 11786066 - (D) EVANS 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES KHALID, OMER

2454 Ex Parte Boss et al 11381434 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC WU, TSUNG YIN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Fitzgibbon 11670221 - (D) MANTIS MERCADOR 102/103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP NGUYEN, HAI V

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Kline et al 12946140 - (D) GUIJT] 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY DO, ROWLAND

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Hesselink et al 10988280 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 103 WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION CHEEMA, AZAM M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Mishra 12011931 - (D) KRIVAK 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MOORAD, WASEEM

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2864 Ex Parte Kar et al 12503783 - (D) PAK 102/103 101 HONEYWELL/MUNCK HWANG, TIMOTHY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3616 Ex Parte Clauser et al 12493637 - (D) KINDER 102 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. / LEAR CORPORATION FLEMING, FAYE M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Bandholz et al 12393614 - (D) MARSCHALL 102 102/103 41.50 102/103 STREETS & STEELE - IBM CORPORATION (ROC) SPURLOCK, BRETT SHANE

3768 Ex Parte Schmidt 10708723 - (D) HARLOW 103 103 ZIOLKOWSKI PATENT SOLUTIONS GROUP, SC (GEMS) WEATHERBY, ELLSWORTH

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Sumcad et al 12234284 - (D) STRAUSS 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. General Motors Corporation KIM, TAELOR

2157 Ex Parte Krishnamurthy 12668815 - (D) HUDALLA 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HUANG, MIRANDA M

2173 Ex Parte Sankaranarayan 12056728 - (D) WIEKER 112(2)/102/103 VERIZON ULRICH, NICHOLAS S

2185 Ex Parte Bolderl-Ermel et al 12224484 - (D) HOMERE 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION MYERS, PAUL R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2492 Ex Parte Molaro 11895870 - (D) HOMERE 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES MOORTHY, ARAVIND K

2493 Ex Parte Chow et al 12351193 - (D) HUGHES 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT LESNIEWSKI, VICTOR D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Bian et al 11456188 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT GAO, JING

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2898 Ex Parte Hosking 11110112 - (D) HOUSEL 102 Maschoff Brennan MOVVA, AMAR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 Ex Parte Graziano et al 13224196 - (D) BAHR 102/103 SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS (US) LLP WILKENS, JANET MARIE

3693 Ex Parte Debonnett 10985744 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1)/103 HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP MERCHANT, SHAHID R

See Santaurus, Inc. v. ParPharm., Inc. 694 F.3d 1344, 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2012) ("Negative claim limitations are adequately supported when the specification describes a reason to exclude the relevant information.) 

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Buckley et al 12264156 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2) 102/103 SoCAL IP LAW GROUP LLP YUSUF, MOHAMMAD I

3742 Ex Parte Huang et al 12222658 - (D) SMEGAL 103 CATERPILLAR/FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, L.L.P. HEINRICH, SAMUEL M

3771 Ex Parte Kressierer / Huber et al 12068901 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC YOUNG, RACHEL T

Monday, April 27, 2015

kerkhoven

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Kosowsky et al 12571318 - (D) SMITH 103 KACVINSKY DAISAK BLUNI PLLC (1511) NGUYEN, HAIDUNG D

1788 Ex Parte Jaworowski et al 11982639 - (D) BEST 103 Bachman & LaPointe, P.C. FERRE, ALEXANDRE F

Relying on In re Kerkhoven, 626 F.2d 846 (CCPA 1980), the Examiner concludes that, “[i]n view of the mutual anticorrosive properties of the additives in Sako al. [sic] and those of Sinko et al., it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to combine them to form a third composition.” Ans. 4.

After reviewing Sako and Sinko, we conclude that the Examiner’s reliance on Kerkhoven is misplaced. In that case, claims directed to a mixture of spray-dried anionic and spray-dried nonionic surfactants were held to be prima facie obvious in view of prior art describing the each of the surfactants in a spray-dried form. Kerkhoven, 626 F.2d at 850 (“In the case at bar, [the] appealed claims . . . require no more than the mixing together of two conventional spray-dried detergents. Thus, these claims set forth prima facie obvious subject matter.”).


In this case, however, the Examiner’s rejection is not based a simple mixture of Sako’s corrosion-inhibiting surface treatment and Sinko’s corrosion-inhibiting organic-inorganic hybrid composite.


Kerkhoven, In re, 626 F.2d 846, 205 USPQ 1069 (CCPA 1980) 2144.06

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Kauniskangas et al 11455904 - (D) McCARTNEY 102/103 41.50 101 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. IQBAL, KHAWAR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2852 Ex Parte Gassman et al 12755767 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. FULLER, RODNEY EVAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Foster et al 12870022 - (D) FISCHETTI 102 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY LEVINE, ADAM L

3651 Ex Parte Winslow et al 12459162 - (D) WOODS 103 Ingrid McTaggart KUMAR, RAKESH

3685 Ex Parte Himmelstoin 11455556 - (D) MOORE 102/103 41.50 101 Lech Law, LLC HEWITT II, CALVIN L

3689 Ex Parte Winch et al 10382276 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 TAYLOR IP, P.C. NGUYEN, THUY-VI THI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Mastio et al 12171048 - (D) MURPHY 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. TRUONG, THANH K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Lowry et al 12433409 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/102/103 112(2)/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC BANNAN, JULIE A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Angelides 13705341 - (D) ADAMS 101/103 Eric P. Mirabel, JD, LLM RIGGS II, LARRY D

2169 Ex Parte Schwesig et al 11626127 - (D) BEAMER 103 Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP UDDIN, MD I

2173 Ex Parte Miyamoto et al 12256864 - (D) LaVIER 102/103 Anne Vachon Dougherty BYCER, ERIC J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Rissanen 11907780 - (D) McGRAW 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP HARLEY, JASON A

2481 Ex Parte Guillen et al 10538156 - (D) MORGAN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC ADAMS, EILEEN M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte Hopwood et al 12357987 - (D) SMITH 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (NY) TAN, VIBOL

2893 Ex Parte Lin et al 12653440 - (D) HANLON 103 DUANE MORRIS LLP (TSMC) NGUYEN, THANH T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Blouin et al 11529221 - (D) KIM 103 SMART & BIGGAR CHONG CRUZ, NADJA N

3626 Ex Parte Bastien et al 10517391 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP KANAAN, MAROUN P

3627 Ex Parte Thomas 10584417 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP (CHI) SHEIKH, ASFAND M

Friday, April 24, 2015

okajima, litton, GPAC, custom accessories

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2412 Ex Parte Hsu et al 12055353 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 41.50 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP JAVAID, JAMAL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2619 Ex Parte Posa et al 12197635 - (D) SHAW 102/103 41.50 103 GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C HARRISON, CHANTE E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Szczypinski et al 12061812 - (D) KATZ 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP ALMO, KHAREEM E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Campbell et al 11985088 - (D) GUIJT 102 Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. SY, MARIANO ONG

3661 Ex Parte Perkins 12409657 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 DIEDERIKS & WHITELAW, PLC NELSON, SARA J

3692 Ex Parte McCoppin et al 10747612 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) BAIRD, EDWARD J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Johnson et al 11132035 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Spyros J. Lazaris HYLINSKI, ALYSSA MARIE

3762 Ex Parte Salo 11316123 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC LAVERT, NICOLE F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1647 Ex Parte Hunter et al 10768744 - (D) JENKS 102 102 Saul Ewing LLP (Philadelphia) STANFIELD, CHERIE MICHELLE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Atanasoska et al 11231583 - (D) HULSE 103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. KASSA, TIGABU

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Narendra et al 11870636 - (D) HUME 112(2)/103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC OCHOA, JUAN CARLOS

2198 Ex Parte Fredrickson et al 11380754 - (D) MOORE 102/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG AGUILERA, TODD

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Roberts 12111785 - (D) JURGOVAN 102/103 Jason P. Webb MACILWINEN, JOHN MOORE JAIN

2451 Ex Parte Florkey et al 11769153 - (D) NAPPI 103 DUFT BORNSEN & FETTIG, LLP TIV, BACKHEAN

2452 Ex Parte Sylvain et al 12334202 - (D) MacDONALD 103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. GOLABBAKHSH, EBRAHIM

An express definition of the level of ordinary skill is not required in all situations, as the level of ordinary skill in the art can be reflected in the cited prior art references.  See Okajima v. Bourdeau, 261 F.3d 1350,1355 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (“[T]he absence of specific findings on the level of skill in the art does not give rise to reversible error ‘where the prior art itself reflects an appropriate level and a need for testimony is not shown’”) (quoting Litton Indus. Prods., Inc. v. Solid State Sys. Corp., 755 F.2d 158, 163 (Fed. Cir. 1985)); In re GPAC Inc. 57 F.3d 1573, 1579 (Fed.Cir. 1995).   Beyond a bald assertion of error (reproduced above), Appellants have provided no proposal regarding an alternative level of ordinary skill and no explanation as to how an alternative level of ordinary skill changes the analysis in this case.

Okajima v. Bourdeau, 261 F.3d 1350, 59 USPQ2d 1795 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2141.03

GPAC, In re, 57 F.3d 1573, 35 USPQ2d 1116 (Fed. Cir. 1995) 716.03 2145

2484 Ex Parte HARDACKER et al 12573629 - (D) THOMAS 101/103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES ZHAO, DAQUAN

2494 Ex Parte Proulx 12404023 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. PARSONS, THEODORE C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2637 Ex Parte Swenson et al 11033457 - (D) BUI 103 Clariphy Communications/Fenwick LEUNG, WAI LUN

2647 Ex Parte Rofougaran 12041723 - (D) DEJMEK 103 GARLICK & MARKISON YUN, EUGENE

2682 Ex Parte ALRABADY et al 12263029 - (D) BUI 103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (GM) OBINIYI, PAULSON IDOWU

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3631 Ex Parte Ahearn 12346991 - (D) BROWN 103 BARLOW, JOSEPHS & HOLMES, LTD. HAWN, PATRICK D

3653 Ex Parte Zimmermann 12350356 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MATTHEWS, TERRELL HOWARD

3696 Ex Parte Kochansky et al 10323133 - (D) FETTING 112(2)/103 Locke Lord LLP NORMAN, SAMICA L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Irving et al 11422754 - (D) STEPINA 103 BRIGGS AND MORGAN P.A. KLAYMAN, AMIR ARIE

Though the Examiner did not make a specific explicit finding regarding the level of skill in the art, Appellants do not make any specific proposal regarding what the level of ordinary skill in the art is, or that it is other than what the applied art connotes. We consider the applied prior art, i.e., Meltzer, Tsui, Vallance, and Jennings to be reflective of the level of skill in the art. See In re GPAC Inc., 57 F.3d 1573, 1579 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (“The person of ordinary skill in the art is a hypothetical person who is presumed to know the relevant prior art.”) (citing Custom Accessories, Inc. v. Jeffrey-Allan Indus., Inc., 807 F.2d 955, 962 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (emphasis added)). See also Okajima v. Bourdeau, 261 F.3d 1350, 1355 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (“[T]he absence of specific findings on the level of skill in the art does not give rise to reversible error ‘where the prior art itself reflects an appropriate level and a need for testimony is not shown.”’) (citation omitted).

GPAC, In re, 57 F.3d 1573, 35 USPQ2d 1116 (Fed. Cir. 1995) 716.03 2145

Custom Accessories, Inc. v. Jeffrey-Allan Industries, Inc., 807 F.2d 955, 962, USPQ2d 1196, 1201 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2141.03

Okajima v. Bourdeau, 261 F.3d 1350, 59 USPQ2d 1795 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2141.03

3726 Ex Parte Frost et al 13018559 - (D) HOELTER 103 MILLER & MARTIN OMGBA, ESSAMA

Thursday, April 23, 2015

merck3, dulberg

custom search

REVERSED
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2468 Ex Parte Kolandavelu et al 12106918 - (D) KAISER 103 41.50 101 HONEYWELL/IFL PATEL, PARTHKUMAR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2682 Ex Parte Abe et al 11570094 - (D) FRAHM 112(1)/103 KEATING & BENNETT, LLP SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA LABBEES, EDNY

We must, if possible, treat the term "human" as specifying the detection; whereas the Examiner's claim construction does not. See Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., 395 F.3d 1364, 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2005) ("A claim construction that gives meaning to all the terms in a claim is preferred over one that does not do so.").

Merck & Co., Inc., v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., 395 F.3d 1364, 73 USPQ2d 1641 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2111.01

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Sadi 10547121 - (D) GREENHUT 103 FROST BROWN TODD LLC VERDIER, CHRISTOPHER M

3746 Ex Parte Bedell et al 12684386 - (D) ABRAMS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. KASTURE, DNYANESH G

3772 Ex Parte Skov et al 11192809 - (D) SCHOPFER 102 Moldex-Metric, Inc. PATEL, NIHIR B

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1675 Ex Parte Trinnaman et al 11949438 - (D) ADAMS 103 103 LICATA & TYRRELL P.C. BRADLEY, CHRISTINA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Gisser et al 11680270 - (D) MURPHY 112(1)/102/103 112(1)/103 CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO MORGAN, EMILY M

The Examiner contends that, according to In re Dulberg, 289 F.2d 522 (CCPA 1961), “constructing a formerly integral structure [into] various elements involves only routine skill in the art.” (Final Act. 6–7.)

We are persuaded by the Appellants’ argument that the Examiner does not establish why one of ordinary skill in the art would have an apparent reason to cut Lu’s rubber pad into separate parts. (See Appeal Br. 18–25.) In the Dulberg case cited by the Examiner, the claimed lipstick holder had a removable cap. (Dulberg, 289 F.2d at 523.) The court held that “[i]f it were considered desirable for any reason” to allow access to the capped area of the prior art lipstick holder, “it would be obvious to make the cap removable for that purpose.” ( Id. at 523 (emphases added).) Here, the Examiner does not explain, sufficiently, why it would be “considered desirable for any reason” to cut Lu’s rubber pad into separate pieces.


Dulberg, In re, 289 F.2d 522, 129 USPQ 348 (CCPA 1961) 2144.04

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Sadaka et al 12874087 - (D) GARRIS 103 Lowe Graham Jones Boston Scientific Corporation MURATA, AUSTIN

1715 Ex Parte Zhong et al 11259391 - (D) ROESEL 103 BrooksGroup TALBOT, BRIAN K

1733 Ex Parte Rose 11661164 - (D) PAK 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB MCGUTHRY BANKS, TIMA MICHELE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2195 Ex Parte Blanding et al 11411045 - (D) WEINBERG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LEE, TAMMY EUNHYE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2696 Ex Parte Ha et al 11297341 - (D) FINK 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) FRY, MATTHEW A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Murray 13013519 - (D) McKELVEY 102 Delio, Peterson & Curcio, LLC BRADFORD, JONATHAN