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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte DEWEERD et al 12640689 - (D) WILSON 102/103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 WHATLEY, KATELYN B

1716 Ex Parte Devine et al 11829258 - (D) WARREN 103 PRITZKAU PATENT GROUP, LLC FORD, NATHAN K

1773 Ex Parte Song 11956420 - (D) WARREN 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. SASAKI, SHOGO

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2198 Ex Parte Chen et al 12015069 - (D) MORGAN 112(1)/103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES HEBERT, THEODORE E

We remind Appellants and Appellants’ counsel that decorum and courtesy are expected when conducting business with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 37 C.F.R. § 1.3 (2012). As such, every effort should be made in future proceedings to avoid the use of language and tone that may be considered accusatory, condescending, or inflammatory. See, e.g., Reply Br. 1 (“the conferees, including two SPEs, somewhat incredibly maintain the specious argument . . . ignoring their own reference in a misguided effort to maintain a written description [rejection]”); id. at 3 (“The Answer adds nothing to the poor rejection . . . except to confirm the conferees not only fail to read their own references with a great deal of comprehension, they also fail to read the claims very closely as well.”).

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Weel 12019015 - (D) BEAMER 103 Concert Technology Corporation DAFTUAR, SAKET K

2472 Ex Parte Kucuk et al 11468917 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP FARAHMAND, ASHIL S

The Examiner’s conclusory statement that one would have been motivated to do so “to reduce excessively allocated bandwidth” (Ans. 5) appears to be a product of hindsight reasoning—the result of the Examiner impermissibly using Appellants’ claims as a roadmap.

Any judgment on obviousness is in a sense necessarily a reconstruction based on hindsight reasoning, but so long as it takes into account only knowledge which was within the level of ordinary skill in the art at the time the claimed invention was made and does not include knowledge gleaned only from applicant’s disclosure, such a reconstruction is proper.

In re McLaughlin, 443 F.2d 1392, 1395 (CCPA 1971).

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte Sugimoto 11089225 - (D) STEPHENS 102 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC TSAI, TSUNG YIN

2694 Ex Parte Miyazaki 11652977 - (D) BARRETT 103 Husch Blackwell LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz TUNG, DAVID

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Yurochko et al 11080375 - (D) KRATZ 103 Mahamedi Paradice LLP (QCA) CULLER, JILL E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Evans et al 12716311 - (D) REIMERS 103 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC BURKE, SEAN P

3654 Ex Parte Lakomiak et al 12335659 - (D) REIMERS 102/103 Rockwell Automation, Inc./FY REESE, ROBERT T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2492 Ex Parte Chontos et al 12189765 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102 112(2)/102 Law Office of Jim Boice MOORTHY, ARAVIND K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Browne et al 11593292 - (D) BROWN 112(2)/103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 POWELL LAW, PC MAESTRI, PATRICK J

3681 Ex Parte Haveliwala et al 10877775 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2)/103 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. BRANDENBURG, WILLIAM A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Krumrei 11714328 - (D) BROWN 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) VINCENT L. CARNEY LAW OFFICE LAUX, DAVID J

3753 Ex Parte Olivera et al 11611443 - (D) HOSKINS 103 103 ALCON MURPHY, KEVIN F

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Sprouse et al 12436965 - (D) BEST 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY MERKLING, MATTHEW J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte Gikas et al 11313124 - (D) Per Curiam 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION HASAN, SYED HAROON

2168 Ex Parte Guven et al 11968993 - (D) McKEOWN Dissenting McCARTHY 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP DWIVEDI, MAHESH H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Wolford 11396534 - (D) SAADAT 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HAILU, TESHOME

2443 Ex Parte Malden et al 10244137 - (D) MORGAN 103 CAMPBELL STEPHENSON LLP DENNISON, JERRY B

2461 Ex Parte Periyalwar et al 11718006 - (D) HOFF 103 Fish & Richardson PC MATTIS, JASON E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Ex Parte Garcia Tello et al 12595119 - (D) HANLON 102/103 NXP B.V. Intellectual Property and Licensing ANYA, IGWE U

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Kerf 12294451 - (D) GOODSON 112(1) 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. SWINNEY, JENNIFER B

3748 Ex Parte Abram et al 11969936 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C. FAURECIA SHANSKE, JASON D

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
2900 Designs 2917 2913
SIMMONS BEDDING COMPANY Requester and Appellant v. SEALY TECHNOLOGY LLC Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte D622531 et al 29/343,599 95001549 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 103 Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: ROPES & GRAY LLP KRAKOWER, SUSAN E original SEEGER, JANICE E

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 INOVA LABS, INC. Third Party Requester/Cross-Appellant v. INOGEN, INC. Patent Owner/Appellant Ex Parte 6605136 et al 10/192,360 95001886 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. DIAMOND, ALAN D original SPITZER, ROBERT H

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2143 SILVER PEAK SYSTEMS, INC. Requester and Respondent, v. Patent of RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant, Ex Parte 7428573 et al 11/229,016 95002308 - (D) POTHIER 103 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FENWICK & WEST LLP LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original NGUYEN, PHUOC H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 SILVER PEAK SYSTEMS, INC. Requester and Respondent, v. Patent of RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant, Ex Parte 7849134 et al 12/191,805 95002310 - (D) POTHIER 103 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FENWICK & WEST LLP LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original NGUYEN, PHUOC H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. Third Party Requester/Cross-Appellant v. PENTAIR LTD. and PENTAIR AQUATIC SYSTEMS (f/k/a PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA, INC.) Patent Owner/Appellant Ex Parte 7815420 et al 11/981,754 95002007 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP Third Party Requester: McCarter & English, LLP DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original DWIVEDI, VIKANSHA S

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