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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

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