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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Morillon et al 11513086 - (D) LaVIER 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC GUTIERREZ, ANDRES E

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Lim 12391521 - (D) FISHMAN 103 F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC GETACHEW, ABIY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte PRADEEP et al 12234372 - (D) MOHANTY 102 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (Nielsen) FIELDS, BENJAMIN S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte OKAMURA et al 12233040 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. ROWLAND, STEVE

3745 Ex Parte Lee et al 13534060 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION LEE JR, WOODY A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Lai et al 12369580 - (D) DANG 103 103 41.50 112(1) Law Office of Jim Boice DAO, TUAN C.

In Lighting World, Inc. v. Birchwood Lighting, Inc., 382 F.3d 1354 (FedCir.2004), the court recognized that Section 112(6) does not apply to "a term that is simply a nonce word or a verbal construct that is not recognized as the name of structure and is simply a substitute for the term 'means for.'" Id. at 1360.  See also, Ex Parte Rodriguez, 92 USPQ2d 1395, 1401-02 (BPAI 2009) ...

The corresponding structure for a function performed by a software algorithm is the algorithm itself.  See WMS Gaming, Inc. v. Int'l Game Tech., 184 F.3d 1339, 1348-49 (Fed.Cir. 1999). ...

Appellants' "WIS" is not a definite structure, but is software. ... As such, we conclude independent claims 1, 9, and 17 unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. 112, first paragraph, for lack of an enabling disclosure commensurate with the scope of the claim.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Krogen 10987835 - (D) KINDER 103 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP TRINH, MINH N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Pham et al 12293015 - (D) McKELVEY 103 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, PC KARST, DAVID THOMAS

1767 Ex Parte Gustafsson et al 11718028 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, PC KARST, DAVID THOMAS

1773 Ex Parte Liang et al 12938331 - (D) McSHANE 102/103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP HAMMOND, CHARLES

1785 Ex Parte Nunokawa et al 12313621 - (D) HASTINGS 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. / HGST CHAU, LISA N

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Frank 11705368 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP LEGGETT, ANDREA C.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Kuhls 10786224 - (D) HUME 102 CROWELL & MORING LLP JOHNSON, CARLTON

2466 Ex Parte Stirbu 11859702 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP GUADALUPE CRUZ, AIXA AMYR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Fliegner et al 11661588 - (D) HAAPALA 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP MOORAD, WASEEM

2626 Ex Parte MAK-FAN et al 12562673 - (D) DANG 102/103 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Vancouver/BB) SIMPSON, LIXI CHOW

2642 Ex Parte Muesch et al 10552646 - (D) SMITH 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS KHAN, SUHAIL

2649 Ex Parte Rahn et al 11813503 - (D) DANG 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) WOODALL, MARK

2659 Ex Parte Vuong et al 12015778 - (D) KRIVAK 103 BLACKBERRY (Finnegan) SHAH, PARAS D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Scherpbier et al 11740435 - (D) FETTING 112(2)/103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. PAULS, JOHN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Gal et al 13540656 - (D) GEIER 112(2)/103 WIGGIN AND DANA LLP TOTH, KAREN E

3739 Ex Parte Kauphusman et al 11953615 - (D) MURPHY 103 Kite & Key, LLC SJM/AFD - DYKEMA COHEN, LEE S

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