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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Boyd et al 11186510 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY MILLIGAN, ADAM C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Fujita et al 12306635 - (D) NAGUMO 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP MCCORMACK, JASON L

Thus, Sasaki teached that the radius of curvature is a function of various parameters of the tip, including the status of the vacuum, the temperature of the tip, and the electric field.  But it is not apparent that Sasaki teaches how the affected parameters, such as the field intensity or the trajectory of the particle beam, change as a result of the change in the radius.  Absent such a teaching, it cannot be said that a variable is "result-effective."  Cf. Application of Antonie, 559 F.2d 618, 620 (CCPA 1977) ("This case, in which the parameter optimized was not recognized to be a result-effective variable, is another exception [to the rule that the discovery of an optimum value of a variable in a known process is normally obvious.]")

Antonie, In re, 559 F.2d 618, 195 USPQ 6 (CCPA 1977) 2141.02 2144.05

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Krampe 12802546 - (D) WIEKER 103 William M. Hobby, III ORTIZ ROMAN, DENISSE Y

3653 Ex Parte Stechschulte et al 12175471 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY BEAUCHAINE, MARK J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte JENNINGS et al 12465906 - (D) WIEKER 103 LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT M. WALLACE STAPLETON, ERIC S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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2477 Ex Parte Yla-Outinen et al 10730004 - (D) KAISER 103 103 Mintz Levin/Nokia Technologies Oy SMITH, JOSHUA Y

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3617 Ex Parte Fritsche et al 12211584 - (D) HILL 103 103 Dorsey & Whitney LLP Disney Enterprises, Inc. LE, MARK T

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3771 Ex Parte Power 11963345 - (D) WOODS 103 103 41.50 112(2) NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION DOUGLAS, STEVEN O

In contesting the rejection, Appellant argues, inter alia, that the Examiner's rejection is in error, because "the Examiner failed to show how the length of the delivery path is a result effective variable."  Appeal Br. 11; see also id. at 10 (citing In re Antonie, 559 F.2d 618 (CCPA 1977)),

Upon reviewing the record before us, we agree with Appellant that the Examiner has failed to show how the length of the delivery path is a result effective variable.

As pointed out by Appellant, In re Antonie clarified the principle set forth in In re Aller, requiring the prior art to recognize the parameter to be optimized to be "a result-effective variable."  In re Antonie, 559 F.2d at 620.  In the present case, the Examiner has not established, through evidence or technical reasoning, that the langth of Bordoni's delivery path is a result-effective variable subject to routine optimization.  See Ans. 3.

Antonie, In re, 559 F.2d 618, 195 USPQ 6 (CCPA 1977) 2141.02 2144.05

Aller, In re, 220 F.2d 454, 105 USPQ 233 (CCPA 1955) 2144.05

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Bucko et al 12663629 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 Vesuvius Crucible Company SZEWCZYK, CYNTHIA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Wivell et al 12030372 - (D) SHIANG 103 ADDMG - Harris ALHIJA, SAIF A

2141 Ex Parte Do et al 12416184 - (D) WORMMEESTER 102/103 STREETS & STEELE - IBM CORPORATION (ROC) BELOUSOV, ANDREY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Lai et al 12309058 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC BEHESHTI SHIRAZI, SAYED ARESH

2493 Ex Parte Hampel et al 12718565 - (D) KAISER 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. ZHAO, DON GORDON

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Roux 12609818 - (D) KHAN 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER SITTA, GRANT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3649 Ex Parte Basir 12418642 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. MCPARTLIN, SARAH BURNHAM

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Cheich et al 12555270 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP TAWFIK, SAMEH

3773 Ex Parte Yeo et al 11568251 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 LEX IP MEISTER, PLLC TEMPLETON, CHRISTOPHER L

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