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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

bayer4

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Munro et al 11325998 - (D) WARNER 103 PPG Industries, Inc. LEWIS, JUSTIN V

AFFIRMED
2892 Ex Parte Belek 11666471 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP IDA, GEOFFREY H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 Ex Parte Connors et al 10831813 - (D) WOODS 103 BRINKS GILSON & LIONE HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 BUTAMAX™ ADVANCED BIOFUELS LLC Requester and Respondent v. GEVO, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8241878 et al 13/296,944 95002167 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102 41.77 102 EI DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: COOLEY, LLP Railey, Johnny F. original ROBINSON, HOPE A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 CONSTELLIUM FRANCE Requester v. ALCOA INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8118950 et al 10/173,999 95002150 - (D) GUEST 103 ALCOA TECHNICAL CENTER THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Susan E. Shaw McBee DIAMOND, ALAN D original MARTINELL, JAMES

(citing Bayer Schering Pharma AG v. Barr Laboratories, 575 F. 3d 1341, 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (“[W]here the prior art gave either no indication of which parameters were critical or no direction as to which of many possible choices is likely to be successful an invention would not have been obvious.”).

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex parte Personal Web Technologies, LLC and LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC Appellant Ex Parte 5,978,791 et al 08/960,079 90012931 - (D) BRANCH 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Haynes and Boone, LLP REICHLE, KARIN M original MOFIZ, APU M

2162 MICROSTRATEGY INC. Requester v. VASUDEVAN SOFTWARE INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7720861 et al 11/592,447 95000697 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. Third Party Requester: Fish & Richardson, PC LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original FLEURANTIN, JEAN B

2162 MICROSTRATEGY INC. Requester v. VASUDEVAN SOFTWARE INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8082268 et al 12/781,347 95000699 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. Third Party Requester: Fish & Richardson, PC LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original FLEURANTIN, JEAN B

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 HULU, LLC. Requester, v. INTERTAINER, INC., Owner Ex Parte 7870592 et al 09/921,097 95002358 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 MARTIN & FERRARO, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTERS: MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original CHOWDHURY, SUMAIYA A

2453 APPLE, INC. Requester, v. VIRNETX INC., Owner Ex Parte 8051181 et al 11/679,416 95001949 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTERS: SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP BONSHOCK, DENNIS G original LIM, KRISNA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2685 FEDEX CORPORATION, Requester v. IPVENTURE INC., Patent Owner Ex Parte 7212829 et al 09/547,901 95001896 - (D) HOFF 102/103 IPVENTURE, INC. Third Party Requester: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP NGUYEN, MINH DIEU T original NGUYEN, THUAN T

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex parte AXCESS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,294,953 B1 et al 09/258,974 90012363 - (D) HOFF FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP HENEGHAN, MATTHEW E original KINKEAD, ARNOLD M

Friday, September 25, 2015

vasudevan

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte Bahar 12660647 - (D) LORIN 103 MARVIN A. GLAZER LUDWIG, PETER L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Baum 12329336 - (D) HORNER 103 JOHN R LEY, LLC EKIERT, TERESA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Kernan et al 12952288 - (D) WILSON 103 DACHENG LAW OFFICES, LLP MAX ERA INC. QI, HUA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Gyure et al 11642452 - (D) SAADAT 103 STEVEN E. BACH, ATTORNEY AT LAW HUSSAIN, TAUQIR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Coker et al 12653874 - (D) FRAHM 102/double patenting MARLIN KNIGHT WONG, KIN C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte Lazar 12586378 - (D) HOSKINS 112(2)/101/103 BERELI M. LAZAR KLEIN, GABRIEL J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. Requester and Cross-Appellant v. Dogleg Right Corporation Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7344450 et al 11/467,136 95000378 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 LAW OFFICE OF DAVID H. JUDSON THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON, LLP WEHNER, CARY ELLEN original PASSANITI, SEBASTIANO

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2179 Ex parte APPLE, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7844915 et al 11/620,717 90012332 - (D) SAADAT 102 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: BRYAN CAVE LLP YIGDALL, MICHAEL J original BAUTISTA, XIOMARA L

In fact, the term “a two or more finger touch” is mentioned only once in column 6 of Appellant’s Specification whereas in other instances a gesture operation is performed based on “a user input having two or more input points” (emphasis added).

Additionally, we are unpersuaded that the cited supplemental authority, filed April 20, 2015, supports Appellant’s position regarding the conjunctive interpretation of “or” in the disputed claim limitation. We observe that Appellant’s argued position differs from the decision in Vasudevan Software, Inc. v. Microstrategy, Inc., No. 2014-1094 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 3, 2015) because, unlike Vasudevan, Appellant has not pointed to any part of the prosecution history to show that Appellant was relying on the definition based on a conjunctive interpretation of “or.”

Vasudevan - "The conjunctive interpretation is also consistent with proper grammar, where the phrase "`not A, B, or C' means `not A, not B, and not C.'" A. Scalia &. B. Garner, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts 119 (2012) (citing DeMorgan's theorem)."

Thursday, September 24, 2015

ziegler

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1649 Ex Parte Bazan et al 12174871 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 MERCK CHERNYSHEV, OLGA N

A nonprovisional application is entitled to the benefit of an earlier filed provisional application if, among other things, the later-claimed invention is described in the provisional application in a manner that satisfies the requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 112, first paragraph. 35 U.S.C. § 1 19(e)(l) (2006). The enablement requirement of § 112,  l, in turn, incorporates the utility requirement of § 101. See In re Ziegler, 992 F.2d 1197, 1200—01 (Fed. Cir. 1993). The rejection is based on the Examiner's conclusion that the "provisional application does not disclose a specific and substantial practical utility for the now claimed antibodies" and therefore does not meet the requirements of 101 and 112,  l . (Ans. 6.) 

Ziegler, In re, 992 F.2d 1197, 26 USPQ2d 1600 (Fed. Cir. 1993) 2103 2107.01 2107.02 2163 2163.03

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte Shuster 11867345 - (D) PINKERTON 103 103 Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP PHAM, LINH K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Subramanian 12145313 - (D) SMITH 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. / PayPal BADAWI, SHERIEF

2196 Ex Parte Abd-El-Malek et al 12464203 - (D) KUMAR 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. KIM, DONG U

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Meiby 12334865 - (D) HAMANN 101/103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. EDWARDS, CAROLYN R

2649 Ex Parte Hannu et al 12809129 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC WANG, FANGHWA

2649 Ex Parte Kalhan 11112492 - (D) SMITH 103 KYOCERA INTERNATIONAL INC. DEAN, RAYMOND S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte AIKEN 12500636 - (D) HOSKINS 103 John E. Aiken BANIANI, SHADI SHUNTI

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 CARLSON PET PRODUCTS, INC. Respondent, Requester v. Patent of RICHELL U.S.A., INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 8,230,816 et al 13/097,603 95002143 - (D) McCARTHY 102/103 103 GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL LLP Third Party Requester: PANITCH, SCHWARZE, BELISARIO & NADEL LLP GELLNER, JEFFREY L original WILLIAMS, MONICA L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2627 LG ELECTRONICS USA INC. AND LG ELECTRONICS INC., Requester and Appellant,v. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Patent Owner and Respondent. Ex Parte 7672198 et al 11/727,821 95002236 - (D) McKEOWN 112(1)/112(2) PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS (WA) ] LEUNG, CHRISTINA Y original HUBER, PAUL W

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

par pharmaceutical, obiaya

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Tulyani et al 11366901 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Bachman & LaPointe, P.C. EMPIE, NATHAN H

1754 Ex Parte Ouwerkerk et al 12251822 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 BrooksGroup COHEN, BRIAN W

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Pham et al 11853737 - (D) STRAUSS 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. KURIEN, CHRISTEN A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Machida et al 11513103 - (D) HANLON 103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC DEHGHAN, QUEENIE S

See PAR Pharm., Inc. v. TWI Pharm., Inc., 773 F.3d 1186, 1195 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (the concept of inherency when applied to obviousness is present “when the limitation at issue is the ‘natural result’ of the combination of prior art elements”); Ex parte Obiaya, 227 USPQ 58, 60 (BPAI 1985) (“The fact that appellant has recognized another advantage which would flow naturally from following the suggestion of the prior art cannot be the basis for patentability when the differences would otherwise be obvious.”).

Obiaya, Ex parte, 227 USPQ 58 (Bd. Pat. App. & Inter. 1985) 707.07(f) 2145 2258

1747 Ex Parte Amino et al 11832933 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP FISCHER, JUSTIN R

1791 Ex Parte Zheng et al 11615457 - (D) OWENS 112(1)/112(2) 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP BADR, HAMID R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Nicholas et al 11352839 - (D) HAAPALA 103 CARDINAL LAW GROUP TRAN, NAM T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Firminger et al 12658256 - (D) MOHANTY 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC BURGESS, JOSEPH D

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Clay et al 10956902 - (D) HUGHES 112(2)/102 Jackson Walker (Trimble) FERNANDEZ RIVAS, OMAR F

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

exxon research, jolly

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Bellamkonda 11862158 - (D) NAPPI 103 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM/ORACLE TRAN, ANHTAI V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2637 Ex Parte Hossein-Zadeh et al 12359897 - (D) ULLAGADDI 103 MILSTEIN ZHANG & WU LLC LI, SHI K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3693 Ex Parte Cataline et al 11717057 - (D) LORIN 103 JPMorgan Chase/Hunton & Williams LLP KHATTAR, RAJESH

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Beaton 12322644 - (D) BAER 103 103 Jeffrey Beaton ZUBERI, MOHAMMED H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Sylvain 11960317 - (D) FRAHM 103 103 RPX Clearinghouse, LLC FABBRI, ANTHONY E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Blucher 11623009 - (D) GREENHUT 103 112(2) 41.50 112(2) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. BRADEN, SHAWN M

There are no per se rules of indefiniteness. See, e.g., Exxon Research and Eng’g Co. v. U.S., 265 F.3d 1371, 1379–80 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (distinguishing In re Jolly, 172 F.2d 566 (CCPA 1949) (holding a claim including the same term, “substantially,” indefinite); noting the presumption of validity of the claims of an issued patent as compared to those of an application). ...

In cases involving claims that recite terms of degree, those claims are generally held definite only so long as there is something in the Specification to enable one skilled in the art to determine the degree required. Often this may be set forth in terms of achieving a particular result. See, e.g., Exxon Research and Eng’g Co. v. U.S., 265 F.3d at 1381 (“Whether there is a ‘substantial absence of slug flow’ therefore can be determined with reference to whether reactor efficiency is materially affected.”).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Lashley 10941542 - (D) ZADO 103 LIEBERMAN & BRANDSDORFER, LLC ALVESTEFFER, STEPHEN D

2427 Ex Parte Kandekar et al 12232805 - (D) KAISER 102/103 Concert Technology Corporation LANGHNOJA, KUNAL N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2676 Ex Parte Cunningham et al 12199602 - (D) HUME 102/103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC SANTIAGO CORDERO, MARIVELISSE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Mann et al 11882708 - (D) FETTING 103 JPMorgan Chase/Hunton & Williams LLP WU, RUTAO

CSDM Ex Parte Stoll 12386487 - (D) FETTING 103 Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P GOODBODY, JOAN T

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

GRANTED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2831 Ex parte HUBBELL INCORPORATED Appellant Ex Parte Shotey et al  7,119,277 11/257,888 90012087 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (Hubbell) For Third Party Requester: O’SHEA GETZ PC WHITTINGTON, KENNETH original PATEL, DHIRUBHAI R

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 ENGINEERED PLASTICS, INC. Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. ADA SOLUTIONS, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant, Respondent Ex Parte 8028491 et al 11/822,500 95001775 - (R) SONG 103 Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC For Third Party Requester: FOLEY HOAG, LLP original BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP DAWSON, GLENN K original NGUYEN, NINH H

Friday, September 18, 2015

kalman

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AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Goldman 12134532 - (D) STEPINA 112(1)/103 112(2)/103 PATENTS ON DEMAND, P.A.-General HERRING, BRENT W

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte Sykes et al 11950173 - (D) HARLOW 102/103 Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP OGUNBIYI, OLUWATOSIN A

“The law of anticipation does not require that the reference ‘teach’ what the subject [application] teaches. Assuming that a reference is properly ‘prior art,’ it is only necessary that the claims under attack . . . ‘read on’ something disclosed in the reference, i.e., all limitations of the claim are found in the reference.” Kalman v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 713 F.2d 760, 772 (Fed. Cir. 1983).

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3775 Ex Parte Staehler et al 12284679 - (D) HILL 103 ROGERS TOWERS, P.A. COLEY, ZADE JAMES

Thursday, September 17, 2015

schreiber

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Weitao et al 12697585 - (D) KENNEDY 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP WARTALOWICZ, PAUL A

1799 Ex Parte Busch et al 12531317 - (D) DERRICK 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) YOO, REGINA M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Bawa 12193243 - (D) EVANS 102/103 MARKS & CLERK TRAN, MYLINH T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2488 Ex Parte Pandit et al 12450694 - (D) SHIANG 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC AYNALEM, NATHNAEL B

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1643 Ex Parte Sampson et al 12092180 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. DUFFY, BRADLEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Khuray et al 12614643 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 112(2)/102/103 Law Offices of John D. Gugliotta, P.E. Esq., LPA ALEMAN, SARAH WEBB

“A patent applicant is free to recite features of an apparatus either structurally or functionally . . . Yet, choosing to define an element functionally, i.e., by what it does, carries with it a risk.” In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (internal citation omitted). ...

See Schreiber at 1477-78 (once the Examiner finds that the prior art structure would be capable of performing all of the functions claimed, the burden shifts to the applicant to show this this is not the case.).

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Enyedy et al 13562671 - (D) KENNEDY 102 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN D'ANIELLO, NICHOLAS P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Pyhalammi et al 11753786 - (D) PYONIN 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. PITARO, RYAN F

2178 Ex Parte DeHaan 12014231 - (D) STRAUSS 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) ROBINSON, MARSHON L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2479 Ex Parte WIJAYANATHAN et al 12391597 - (D) PYONIN 103 CONLEY ROSE, P.C. RIVAS, SALVADOR E

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

net moneyin

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Buitendijk 12531846 - (D) SMEGAL 102/103 Law Offices of Eric Karich CHAVCHAVADZE, COLLEEN MARGARET

[U]nless a reference discloses within the four corners of the document not only all of the limitations claimed but also all of the limitations arranged or combined in the same way as recited in the claim, it cannot be said to prove prior invention of the thing claimed and, thus, cannot anticipate under 35 U.S.C. § 102.

Net MoneyIN, Inc., v. VeriSign, Inc., 545 F.3d 1359, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2008).

Net MoneyIN, Inc. v. VeriSign, Inc., 545 F.3d 1359, 88 USPQ2d 1751 (Fed. Cir. 2008) 2152.02(b)

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Gentry et al 12840437 - (D) NEW 102 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP BELL, KALISH K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Piepenbrink et al 11963923 - (D) MOHANTY 101 103 AT&T Legal Department - AS LIU, CHIA-YI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Cohen et al 12215445 - (D) SCHOPFER 102/103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. LLOYD, EMILY M

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex parte HUNTS POINT VENTURES, INC. Ex Parte 7,574,272 B2 et al 09/975,749 90012284 - (D) CURCURI 103 OLYMPIC PATENT WORKS PLLC CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original SELLERS, DANIEL R

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

am. calcar

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1799 Ex Parte Hanafusa 12529536 - (D) DERRICK 103 Cheng Law Group, PLLC HENKEL, DANIELLE B

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Cragun et al 12362099 - (D) HUDALLA 103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP LONG, ANDREA NATAE

Our reviewing court has stated the phrase "'[i]n response to' connotes that the second event occur in reaction to the first event." Am. Calcar, Inc. v. Am. Honda Motor Co., 651 F.3d 1318, 1340 (Fed, Cir. 2011).  Applying this logic to the instant case we find that when a menu item is activated in claim 1, the "displaying" recited in part [d] must happen "automatically as opposed to requiring further user interaction." Id. 

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Daigler et al 12324576 - (D) HOUSEL 103 CORNING INCORPORATED LIN, JOHN

2815 Ex Parte Shieh et al 12206615 - (D) TIMM 102/103 ROBERT A. PARSONS PAGE, DALE E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Flake et al 12290310 - (D) LORIN 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC LASTRA, DANIEL

3676 Ex Parte Ramsey et al 12449441 - (D) HOFFMAN 103 John R. Casperson FULLER, ROBERT EDWARD

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Raja 12455912 - (D) GREENHUT 103 RICHARD L HUFF SHAVER, KEVIN P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3775 Ex Parte CHAPUT et al 11684610 - (D) STAICOVICI 102 102 WINSTEAD PC ARAJ, MICHAEL J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte White et al 12544724 - (D) ENGELS 103 VERIZON TITCOMB, WILLIAM D

2178 Ex Parte Fried 11924097 - (D) SMITH 102/103 ROBERT V. WILDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW IBM CORPORATION (RVW) HASTY, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Malhotra et al 12636940 - (D) KUMAR 103 VERIZON DOAN, HIEN VAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Bells et al 13253265 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Conley Rose - BlackBerry Files LAM, DUNG LE

2683 Ex Parte Biggs et al 12793856 - (D) DROESCH 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NGUYEN, LAURA N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Keefer et al 12590428 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Ingrid McTaggart RIPLEY, JAY R

Monday, September 14, 2015

nat'l recovery, fisher

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1655 Ex Parte Geraedts et al 12739827 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC MI, QIUWEN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2126 Ex Parte Pavlak et al 12603514 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 Betty E. Ungerman STEVENS, THOMAS H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3684 Ex Parte Connor et al 12873385 - (D) WIEDER 103 ERICSSON INC. CIVAN, ETHAN D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Hind et al 10631878 - (D) MORGAN 103 101 RSW IP Law IBM CORPORATION GMAHL, NAVNEET K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Nanikashvili 11144891 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 DENTONS US LLP JIAN, SHIRLEY XUEYING

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Bour et al 11552474 - (D) NAGUMO 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP CHEN, KEATH T

1767 Ex Parte Verborgt et al 11183220 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY KOLLIAS, ALEXANDER C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2122 Ex Parte CHEN et al 12190418 - (D) SMITH 103 KRUEGER ISELIN LLP (HAL) PELLETT, DANIEL T

2141 Ex Parte McCaffrey et al 12239771 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 BAINWOOD HUANG & ASSOCIATES LLC c/o LOTUS AND RATIONAL SOFTWARE SONG, DAEHO D

2162 Ex Parte Narendra et al 12868320 - (D) FRAHM 112(2)/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC JAMI, HARES

2174 Ex Parte VANDER VEEN et al 12137584 - (D) KAISER 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (BlackBerry) NGUYEN, LE V

2178 Ex Parte Brooks et al 12053556 - (D) KUMAR 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC TSUI, WILSON W

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Cassanova 11537720 - (D) WORMMEESTER 103 AT&T Legal Department - CC ALATA, YASSIN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2691 Ex Parte CHEN et al 12106307 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP RABINDRANATH, ROY P

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte LeToquin et al 12251993 - (D) TIMM 103 SENGDARA, VONGSAVANH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 Ex Parte LEWIS 11625716 - (D) MURPHY 112(1)/103 TILLMAN WRIGHT, PLLC TOWNS, BRITTANY E

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Claussen et al 11562467 - (D) KUMAR 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C./Alcatel-Lucent KHAN, SUHAIL

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. Requester v. Patent of Alcoa, Inc. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7097719 et al 10/716,073 95001085 - (D) ROBERTSON 112(1)/102/103 41.77 112(2) Alcoa Technical Center THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Yancy IP Law, PLLC JOHNSON, JERRY D original MORILLO, JANELL COMBS

The scope of the claims must not be broader than the scope of the enabling description in the specification. See Nat’l Recovery Tech., Inc. v. Magnetic Separation Systems, Inc., 166 F.3d 1190, 1196 (Fed. Cir. 1999). “The scope of enablement, in turn, is that which is disclosed in the specification plus the scope of what would be known to one of ordinary skill in the art without undue experimentation.” Id. (citation omitted). ...

Arts based on chemical reactions may be unpredictable. In re Fisher, 427 F.2d 833, 839 (C.C.P.A. 1970). “In cases involving unpredictable factors, such as most chemical reactions and physiological activity, the scope of enablement obviously varies inversely with the degree of unpredictability of the factors involved.” Id.

Fisher, In re, 427 F.2d 833, 166 USPQ 18 (CCPA 1970) 706.03(w) ,   2164.01(b) ,   2164.03 ,   2164.08 ,   2173.05(a) ,   2173.05(t)

Friday, September 11, 2015

rambus, lisle

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Ohzuku et al 11431919 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP MARKS, JACOB B

1761 Ex Parte Matthews et al 13197261 - (D) PAK 102/103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. MRUK, BRIAN P

When the Specification specifies an object or goal of the invention, as here, we interpret the claims in the manner that would allow the claimed invention to meet such objective or goal, i.e., exposing a medical device to a highly pressurized CO2-based mixture in a pressure chamber for a prolonged period to achieve a safe endotoxin level on such medical device. In re Rambus, Inc., 694 F.3d 42, 50 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (stating that when the Specification specifies an object or goal of the invention, any claim construction or interpretation that would have rendered the claimed invention incapable of meeting that objective or goal is incorrect) (citing Lisle Corp. v. A.J. Mfg. Co., 398 F.3d 1306, 1314 (Fed. Cir. 2005).)

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Pilu et al 11258044 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HAQ, NAEEM U

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1673 Ex Parte Macchi 10561670 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 Abelman Frayne & Schwab JIANG, SHAOJIA A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1799 Ex Parte Trammel et al 12267683 - (D) ROESEL 103 Hoffmann & Baron, LLP BEISNER, WILLIAM H

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Roy et al 12392152 - (D) BEAMER 103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC WITZENBURG, BRUCE A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2686 Ex Parte Medina et al 12494986 - (D) SMITH 103 Covidien LP ALIZADA, OMEED

2694 Ex Parte Olien 12334189 - (D) NEW 103 Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP TUNG, DAVID

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Savilampi 11082159 - (D) FETTING 103 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC PATS, JUSTIN

3651 Ex Parte HOWELL 12540466 - (D) HORNER 112(4)/103 McCarter & English LLP ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. HARP, WILLIAM RAY

3667 Ex Parte Graf 12488647 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION ALSOMIRI, MAJDI A

3679 Ex Parte Gutierrez 12775817 - (D) MURPHY 103 C. JAMES BUSHMAN MASINICK, JONATHAN PETER

3694 Ex Parte Gavin et al 12021287 - (D) FETTING 102/103 Gates & Cooper LLP - Specific Media/Myspace COLBERT, ELLA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Ohnuki et al 12448572 - (D) HILL 103 HOLTZ, HOLTZ, GOODMAN & CHICK PC CHANDRA, CHETAN GATTU

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2873 CRANE CO. Respondent, Requester v. Patent of AUTOMATED MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 6,794,634 et al 09/729,853 95000604 - (D) McCARTHY 103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP Third Party Requester: Munck, Carter LLP FETSUGA, ROBERT M original LESTER, EVELYN A

Thursday, September 10, 2015

johnston

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Labgold et al 11703103 - (D) MILLS 102 41.50 103 Steven B. Kelber CROW, ROBERT THOMAS

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2181 Ex Parte Herlein et al 12736122 - (D) SHIANG 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC FRANKLIN, RICHARD B

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte LIN et al 12419761 - (D) JURGOVAN 102 Artegis Law Group, LLP/NVIDIA MARTELLO, EDWARD

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Era et al 12077641 - (D) HILL 103 HAMRE, SCHUMANN, MUELLER & LARSON, P.C. MAYE, AYUB A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Kermani 12277778 - (D) BUI 103 WALL & TONG, LLC / ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC AMIN, MUSTAFA A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Karczewicz 11868009 - (D) SMITH 102/103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED LAMONT, BENJAMIN S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Thomas 12790673 - (D) FISHMAN dissenting THOMAS concurring KAISER 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton/Qualcomm BUTTRAM, ALAN T

We are not persuaded the Examiner erred.  We begin our analysis by construing the steps reciting "responsive to" in claim 1.  Claim 1 recited two sets of steps each responsive to one of two mutually exclusive conditions. ... see also In re Johnston, 435 F..3d 1381, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2006) ("optional elements do not narrow the claim because they can always be omitted.").  In particular, claim 1 recites steps to be performed "responsive to determining ... that the cursor is present in the input field" and steps responsive to determining the opposite condition (cursor not in the input field.) 
...
I do not believe In re Johnston supports the Majority's position.

Distinguishable from the present application, In re Johnston analyzed the linguistic precision of optional elements, i.e., the claimed "said wall may be smooth, corrugated, or profiled ...." and affirmed the Board's ruling that such limitations "did not narrow the scope of the claim because these limitations are stated in the permissive form 'may'" (see In re Johnston at 1384)(emphasis added).  The majority has not identified any similar permissive language in the present application and in any case, fails to point out precisely what they consider to be "optional" language in claim 1.  I believe the facts of In re Johnston highlights the concept of being "optional" when the claim language indicated that a limitation may be chosen and the Majority has not explained why the presently claimed responsive to steps are similarly optional, i.e., how the claim language signifies choosing between the different responsive to steps. 

2613 Ex Parte Redmann 12737191 - (D) FISHMAN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC COBB, MICHAEL J

2625 Ex Parte Baik 13250405 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. SCHNIREL, ANDREW B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Ver Hage et al 12472547 - (D) ABRAMS 103 SOFER & HAROUN LLP KIM, SHIN H