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Thursday, August 20, 2015

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Sales 12578268 - (D) HASTINGS 112(1)/112(2)/103 Kinney & Lange, P.A. WHATLEY, KATELYN B

Under a broadest reasonable interpretation, words of the claim must be given their plain meaning, unless such meaning is inconsistent with the Specification.  The plain meaning of a term means the ordinary and customary meaning given to the term by those of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the invention.  While claims under examination are not normally limited to specific embodiments described in an application, the Examiner's "construction [must] be 'consistent with the specification, ... and ... claim language should be read in light of the specification as it would be interpreted by one of ordinary skill in the art.'" In re Suitco Surface, Inc., 603 F.3d 1255, 1259-60 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (second emphasis added). That is, "[t]he broadest-construction rubric ... does not give the PTO an unfettered license to interpret claims to embrace anything remotely related to the claimed invention," but "[r]ather, claims should always be read in light of the specification and teaching in the underlying patent [application]." Id. at 1260. ...

In the absence of an explicit definition by Appellants, we accord the claim terms "unique" and "and" their ordinary and plain meaning unless the plain meaning is inconsistent with Appellants's own specification.  Chef America, Inc. v. Lamb-Weston, Inc., 358 F.3d 1371, 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (ordinary, simple English words whose meaning is clear and unquestionable, absent any indication that their use in a particular context changes their meaning, mean exactly what they say.)

Suitco Surface, Inc., In re, 603 F.3d 1255, 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2010) 2111

Chef America, Inc. v. Lamb-Weston, Inc., 358 F.3d 1371, 69 USPQ2d 1857 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.01

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Hamilton, et al 12330697 - (D) MOHANTY 102/103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

3682 Ex Parte Angell et al 11862299 - (D) STACOVICI 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. BROWN, ALVIN L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 Ex Parte DAGOSTINO et al 12509568 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 Covidien LP DORNBUSCH, DIANNE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Kuo et al 12473510 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN

1762 Ex Parte Koellnberger 12240109 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. ENG, ELIZABETH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Gang 10703662 - (D) COURTENAY 103 AOL Inc./Finnegan MACILWINEN, JOHN MOORE JAIN

2445 Ex Parte Sandstrom 11563079 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 Sandstrom, Mark Henrik JAKOVAC, RYAN J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Wodnicki et al 11809165 - (D) HANLON 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY FOX, BRANDON C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Lucas et al 13019409 - (D) GEIER 102/103 DASCENZO Intellectual Property Law, P.C. EBNER, KATY MEYER

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