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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1744 Ex Parte Biel et al 12542754 - (D) PAK 103 ALCON RESEARCH LTD. LE, NINH V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Laffey 12210380 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY RASHID, HARUNUR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte CHEN et al 12701868 - (D) HOUSEL 103 LOWE HAUPTMAN & HAM, LLP TSMC PAYEN, MARVIN

2833 Ex Parte YE et al 12582344 - (D) WILSON 102/103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC FISHMAN, MARINA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte DeKoning et al 12481389 - (D) SHIANG 102/103 103 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP PHAN, DEAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte HAMILTON et al 12189220 - (D) MOHANTY 103 102/103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Mitsui et al 12663792 - (D) WARREN 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP O DONNELL, LUCAS J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2463 Ex Parte Racicot 11959650 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC Verint Systems, Inc. CROMPTON, CHRISTOPHER R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Sivakumar 11931649 - (D) BUI 103 Core Wireless Licensing Ltd BIBBEE, CHAYCE R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2892 Ex Parte Tsai et al 11748802 - (D) HANLON 103 WPAT, PC OPTO TECH IDA, GEOFFREY H

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 WOODBOLT DISTRIBUTION, LLC. Requester and Respondent v. NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8067381 et al 13/215,073 95002001 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(1)/112(2) 102/103 Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. for THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP PONNALURI, PADMASHRI original HENLEY III, RAYMOND J

With respect to claim construction, the Federal Circuit held: 

this court gives primacy to the language of the claims, followed by the specification. Additionally, the prosecution history, while not literally within the patent document, serves as intrinsic evidence for purposes of claim construction. This remains true in construing patent claims before the PTO. See In re Morris, 127 F.3d 1048, 1056 (Fed. Cir. 1997). 

Tempo Lighting, Inc. v. Tivoli, LLC, 742 F.3d 973, 977 (Fed. Cir. 2014) 

This court also observes that the PTO is under no obligation to accept a claim construction proffered as a prosecution history disclaimer, which generally only binds the patent owner. 

Id. at 978.

Morris, In re, 127 F.3d 1048, 44 USPQ2d 1023 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 904.01 2111 2111.01 2163 2173.05(a) 2181

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