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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Salini 10545348 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Mintz Levin/Boston Office MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Swaine et al 12155926 - (D) STRAUSS 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. PATEL, JIGAR P

2157 Ex Parte Gustafson et al 12638254 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 41.50 101 Fletcher Yoder, P.C. NBC Universal Media, LLC PARK, GRACE A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Huang et al 11427344 - (D) HUGHES 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP DUBASKY, GIGI L

2497 Ex Parte Yup 11716916 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP RASHID, HARUNUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Feilkas et al 12358523 - (D) JIVANI 103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG SHIN, ANDREW

2642 Ex Parte Schlesener et al 12263964 - (D) EVANS 103 SPRINT SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

2657 Ex Parte Charney et al 10863577 - (D) STEPHENS 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP SPOONER, LAMONT M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Matsunaga 12786874 - (D) MOORE 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC HUNTER, ALVIN A

The Examiner finds that Sugimoto discloses a golf club head having a face portion, wherein the face portion includes a first region and a second region, and wherein the first region "covers up to 50%" of the face portion. Final Act. 2.  The Examiner then cites case law, including Gardner v. TEC Sys., Inc., 725 F.2d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 1984), for the proposition that changes in size or proportions do not impart patentability unless they are "critical." Final Act. 2. ...

The facts in this case are not similar to those in Gardner v. TEC Sys. Inc. - a case in which the claimed dimensions did not cause the claimed device to perform differently than the prior art device.  See Gardner, 725 F.2d at 1349


Gardner v. TEC Systems, Inc., 725 F.2d 1338, 220 USPQ 777 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2144.04

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Bradley 11092851 - (D) DIXON 102 102/103 Baker Botts LLP LIN, SHEW FEN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Kratzmeier et al 12279046 - (D) SMITH 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global LEONG, SUSAN DANG

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Gienke 12407364 - (D) NEW 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC OBERLY, ERIC T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Farineau 10365476 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC ALAM, MUSHFIKH I

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Briscoe et al 11432795 - (D) DELMENDO 251 Locke Lord LLP Water Technologies Corporation FRANK, RODNEY T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte Cooper et al 12084602 - (D) STEPINA 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY JOHNSON, PHILLIP A

3674 Ex Parte Xu 12501203 - (D) MARSCHALL 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP SAYRE, JAMES G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Rich et al 11906618 - (D) WOODS 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP HILLERY, NATHAN

3765 Ex Parte FERNANDES et al 12724535 - (D) KERINS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ANNIS, KHALED

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 MLB ADVANCED MEDIA L.P. Requester and Appellant v. BASEBALL QUICK LLC Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7628716 et al 09/878,860 95002347 - (D) KOHUT concurring JEFFERY 103 41.77(b) 103 TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP Third Party Requester: Foley & Lardner LLP SAADAT, CAMERON original CHAMBERS, MICHAEL S

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