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Friday, October 30, 2015

spada

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Khatib 12981529 - (D) ADAMS 103 Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. c/o PM-IP USA, LLC KAPUSHOC, STEPHEN THOMAS

1672 Ex Parte Okura et al 11664065 - (D) ADAMS 103 SUGHRUE-265550 KUMAR, SHAILENDRA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Oh et al 11969251 - (D) DIXON 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP BHARGAVA, ANIL K
REVERSED 2449 Ex Parte Estable 11100607 - (D) POTHIER 103 MOFFAT-RIM ABEDIN, NORMIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Cortez et al 12653264 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 AT&T Legal Department - SZ HAILU, KIBROM T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2628 Ex Parte Broughton et al 12678587 - (D) DIXON 102/103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP SHARP CHOWDHURY, AFROZA Y

2659 Ex Parte Canu et al 12473924 - (D) HAAPALA 103 Yee & Associates, P.C. SHAH, PARAS D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Lynch 10803651 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. REYES, REGINALD R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte IWAMA 12054184 - (D) BROWNE 102 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. AKAR, SERKAN

3743 Ex Parte Adendorff et al 12091650 - (D) JESCHKE 103 American Air Liquide, Inc. CORBOY, WILLIAM

3777 Ex Parte OKEEFFE 11233216 - (D) KERINS 112(2)/103 Lowe Graham Jones Boston Scientific Corporation PARK, PATRICIA JOO YOUNG

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Ishikawa et al 11260467 - (D) GRIMES 103 102/103 INTELLECTUAL VENTURES - ISF LIN, JERRY

1637 Ex Parte Nelson et al 11073085 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 GEN PROBE INCORPORATED PANDE, SUCHIRA

"Products of identical chemical composition can not have mutually exclusive properties." In re Spada, 911 F.2d 705, 708 (Fed. Cir. 1990). 

Spada, In re, 911 F.2d 705, 15 USPQ2d 1655 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2112.01

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Daeubler et al 12308523 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC WIECZOREK, MICHAEL P

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2637 Ex Parte Soto et al 12512968 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 102/103 Alexander Soto BELLO, AGUSTIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte GEHMAN et al 13113341 - (D) STEPINA 112(1)/102/103 112(2)/102/103 41.50 102 ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT CHIN, PAUL T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Ducharme et al 12226767 - (D) SMEGAL 103 103 SEABY & ASSOCIATES PAIK, SANG YEOP

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte FERRARI et al 12947008 - (D) MILLS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. VENKAT, JYOTHSNA A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Loyens et al 12351042 - (D) OWENS 103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD HEINCER, LIAM J

1788 Ex Parte May 12741428 - (D) SMITH 103 The Chemours Company FERRE, ALEXANDRE F

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Hamilton II et al 12103186 - (D) FISHMAN 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC KEATON, SHERROD L

2161 Ex Parte SUKANEN et al 12401038 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. LU, CHARLES EDWARD

2173 Ex Parte Berdahl et al 12257097 - (D) DROESCH 103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Adobe Systems Incorporated BYCER, ERIC J

2183 Ex Parte Webber 11704725 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Imagination Technologies GIROUX, GEORGE

2194 Ex Parte Archer et al 12699162 - (D) HAGY 102/103 Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP IBM (ROC-KLS) MUDRICK, TIMOTHY A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Turgeman 11616034 - (D) EVANS 103 DEKEL PATENT LTD. TESFAYE, AKLIL M

2425 Ex Parte Button 12584090 - (D) HAGY 103 HITT GAINES, PC ALCATEL-LUCENT ALCON, FERNANDO

2441 Ex Parte Noldus et al 12665864 - (D) NEW 102 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC PATEL, HITESHKUMAR R

2443 Ex Parte Mosier et al 11523442 - (D) MacDONALD 103 HP Company MIRZA, ADNAN M

2445 Ex Parte Castellucci et al 12175738 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. JAKOVAC, RYAN J

2468 Ex Parte OSULLIVAN et al 11563336 - (D) DANG 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG CHANG, KAI J

2473 Ex Parte King et al 12360688 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Eschweiler & Associates (Lantiq) LIU, JUNG

2476 Ex Parte McDonald et al 12111154 - (D) NEW 103 102 DLA PIPER LLP (US ) HAMPTON, TARELL A

2482 Ex Parte Samuelsson et al 12524281 - (D) DANG 102/103 ERICSSON INC. SENFI, BEHROOZ M

2488 Ex Parte Fein et al 13166602 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Crawford Maunu PLLC WONG, ALLEN C

2492 Ex Parte Park 12711720 - (D) DANG 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC MOORTHY, ARAVIND K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Diard 11553677 - (D) McMILLIN 102/103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP NVIDIA NGUYEN, HAU H

2631 Ex Parte Maru 12443429 - (D) HAAPALA 103 Mr. Ryoichi Harada LUGO, DAVID B

2675 Ex Parte Zhao et al 12337686 - (D) EVANS 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER ZHU, RICHARD Z

2685 Ex Parte Denny et al 11938090 - (D) STEPHENS 103 DUNLAP CODDING, P.C. BALSECA, FRANKLIN D

2688 Ex Parte Lille 12023997 - (D) HAMANN 103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- HIT MILLER, BRIAN E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2863 Ex Parte Vilppula et al 12476378 - (D) SMITH 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. SUN, XIUQIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Brown et al 12255853 - (D) KINDER 103 ANGELA M. BRUNETTI, PLLC CASS, JEAN PAUL

3675 Ex Parte Jewess et al 12433496 - (D) SHAH 103 STEPHEN GEORGE MICAN FOSTER, NICHOLAS L

3685 Ex Parte Raley et al 10425933 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Reed Smith LLP AGWUMEZIE, CHINEDU CHARLES

3691 Ex Parte Ohman 12896702 - (D) SHAH 102 101 Hall Estill Attorneys at Law MDMMY CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Nagel et al 12048564 - (D) MELVIN 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MOHAMMED, SHAHDEEP

3739 Ex Parte Zarsky et al 13297934 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - LOS General SMITH, KAITLYN ELIZABETH

3763 Ex Parte Burkstrand et al 12001009 - (D) SMEGAL 103 KAGAN BINDER, PLLC OSINSKI, BRADLEY JAMES

3778 Ex Parte Karapasha et al 12019301 - (D) POLLOCK 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Ruggiero et al 11766956 - (D) BEAMER 102 Yee & Associates, P.C. MUDRICK, TIMOTHY A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 APPLE, INC., BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT INC., LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT INC., PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT INC., SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT INC., SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT LLC, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT LLC, and WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT INC., Requester, v. MONKEYMEDIA, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 8122143 et al 12/941,830 95002256 - (D) SIU 103 HEINZ GRETHER PC G2 Technology Law Third Party Requester: MORRISON & FOERSTER, LLP KE, PENG original MEKY, MOUSTAFA M

Thursday, October 29, 2015

warner

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AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 Ex Parte Wang 12314273 - (D) GEIER 103 103 The Law Office of Lau & Associates, LLC MASHRUWALA, NIKHIL P

See In re Warner, 379 F.2d 1011, 1017 (CCPA 1967) (“The Patent Office has the initial duty of supplying the factual basis for its rejection. It may not, because it may doubt that the invention is patentable, resort to speculation, unfounded assumptions or hindsight reconstruction to supply deficiencies in its factual basis.”).

Warner, In re, 379 F.2d 1011, 154 USPQ 173 (CCPA 1967) 2142

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Falcone et al 11998048 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 112(1)/112(2) BORSON LAW GROUP, PC YOON, TAE H

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Sitton 12189339 - (D) HUME 103 KRUEGER ISELIN LLP (SC) PIERRE LOUIS, ANDRE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2664 Ex Parte Winbush 12645806 - (D) PINKERTON 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP MOE, AUNG SOE

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 SAP AMERICA, INC. Requester, v. WELLOGIX TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7043486 et al 10/251,560 95001395 - (D) SIU 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP Third Party: KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP original Matthews, Lawson, McCutcheon & Joseph, PLLC DESAI, RACHNA SINGH original VEILLARD, JACQUES

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2819 CME GROUP, INC., NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, INC., and BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, INC., Requester, v. REALTIME DATA LLC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7,777,651 et al 12/131,631 95001581 - (D) SIU 112(1)/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. Third Party: BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. HUGHES, DEANDRA M original JEANGLAUDE, JEAN BRUNER

2819 CME GROUP, INC., NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, INC., and BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, INC., Requester, v. REALTIME DATA LLC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7,417,568 et al 10/434,305 95001533 - (D) SIU 112(1)/102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. Third Party: BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. HUGHES, DEANDRA M original JEANGLAUDE, JEAN BRUNER

2819 CME GROUP, INC., NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, INC., and BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, INC., Requester, v. REALTIME DATA LLC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7,400,274 et al 11/685,733 95001544 - (D) SIU 112(1)/102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. Third Party: BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. HUGHES, DEANDRA M original JEANGLAUDE, JEAN BRUNER

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

katz

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AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 12008599 - (D) GALLIGAN 102/103 102/103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT ZEWARI, SAYED T

“As under the broadest [reasonable interpretation], the steps dependent on the ‘if’ [condition] would not be invoked, the Examiner was not required to find these limitations in the prior art in order to render the claims [anticipated].” Ex parte Katz, 2011 WL514314, 4 (BPAI 2011).

PTAB.US Sept 10, 2015:

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

See Ex parte Katz, 2011 WL 514314, at *4—5 (BPAI Jan. 27, 2011) (the broadest reasonable interpretation of a conditional step in a method claim includes instances in which the conditional step would not be invoked), reh 'g denied, 2011 WL 1211248, at *2 (BPAI Mar. 25, 2011)

 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.) 
...
THOMAS dissenting

Regarding (a), the Majority first cites Ex parte Katz, a nonprecedential and thus non-binding opinion of our predecessor Board.  However, one final judgement cannot have any greater effect than any other final judgement. In any event, I believe Ex parte Katz does not support the Majority's position.


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. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

cortright, skvorecz

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AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte Yacoubian 11773029 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 102 BURGESS LAW OFFICE, PLLC CUMBERLEDGE, JERRY

See In re Cortright, 165 F.3d 1353, 1358 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“the PTO's interpretation of claim terms should not be so broad that it conflicts with the meaning given to identical terms in other patents from analogous art.”); see also In re Skvorecz, 580 F.3d 1262, 1267 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (“The protocol of giving claims their broadest reasonable interpretation during examination does not include giving claims a legally incorrect interpretation.”).

Cortright, In re, 165 F.3d 1353, 49 USPQ2d 1464 (Fed. Cir. 1999)  2111 2164.04

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1673 Ex Parte St. Cyr et al 10585961 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(1)/double patenting 103 MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. BLAND, LAYLA D

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte Chandrasekar et al 12403153 - (D) WINSOR 103 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM/ORACLE KUDDUS, DANIEL A

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2172 GOOGLE, INC. Requester and Respondent v. XEROX CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6778979 et al 09/683,235 95001430 - (R) LEBOVITZ 103 BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. Third Party Requester: QUINN EMANUAL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H

Monday, October 26, 2015

princeton biochemicals

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte Nataraj et al 12827896 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Bozicevic, Field & Francis Baxter Healthcare Corporation (BFF LLP) NGUYEN, QUANG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 12271507 - (D) KUMAR 102 BGL/Broadcom MIRZA, ADNAN M

2485 Ex Parte PANDIT et al 12497226 - (D) SILVERMAN 102/103 Brokaw Patent Law, PC CARTER, RICHARD BRUCE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2621 Ex Parte WESTERMAN et al 12479573 - (D) SILVERMAN 102/103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA SIM, YONG H

2656 Ex Parte Kong 12248567 - (D) WINSOR 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. MCCORD, PAUL C

However, considering the claim as a whole, see Princeton Biochemicals, Inc. v. Beckman Coulter, Inc., 411 F.3d 1332, 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2005), claim I is not directed to audio sampling, right shifting, or adding; rather, in pertinent part, claim I is directed to "adding said audio sample to one or more right shifted versions of said audio sample." ... Accordingly, we conclude the Examiner has pieced together individual elements from the prior art using only Appellant's disclosure and claim as a roadmap, an exercise in impermissible hindsight. See Princeton, 411 F.3d at 1337.

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Bateni 12649072 - (D) WARNER 103 TERADATA US, INC. CHONG CRUZ, NADJA N

3628 Ex Parte Brandt et al 13415140 - (D) MOHANTY 103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP ERB, NATHAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Insepov et al 12706896 - (D) SILVERMAN 102 102/103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS, LLP MACKES, KRIS E

2197 Ex Parte Fischer et al 13411577 - (D) HOMERE 102 103/double patenting CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG COYER, RYAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Morgan 11694040 - (D) SCHOPFER 102 102/103 PAUL HASTINGS LLP MCEVOY, THOMAS M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Stopek 12446844 - (D) FREDMAN 103/double patenting Covidien LP ALLEY, GENEVIEVE S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Slama et al 12298629 - (D) KENNEDY 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY SCHIFFMAN, BENJAMIN A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2477 Ex Parte Montemurro et al 12615528 - (D) PINKERTON 103 Conley Rose - BlackBerry Files YOUNG, STEVE R

Friday, October 23, 2015

kronig, Jung

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AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2115 Ex Parte Read et al 12987423 - (D) BAER 102/double patenting MURABITO, HAO & BARNES LLP CAO, CHUN

We disagree with Appellants that the Examiner’s findings in the Examiner’s Answer are a new ground of rejection because the Examiner does not change the basic thrust of the rejection. See In re Kronig, 539 F.2d 1300, 1303 (CCPA 1976); see also In re Jung, 637 F.3d 1356, 1365 (holding that additional explanation responding to arguments offered for the first time “did not change the rejection, and [Appellant] had fair opportunity to respond”).

Kronig, In re, 539 F.2d 1300, 190 USPQ 425 (CCPA 1976) 1207.03

Jung, In re, 637 F.3d 1356, 98 USPQ2d 1174 (Fed. Cir. 2011) 1205.02

Thursday, October 22, 2015

microsoft2, skvorecz, suitco surface

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1636 Ex Parte THOMAS 11950591 - (D) CHANG 103 GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp. HIBBERT, CATHERINE S

1651 Ex Parte Grandjean 12261155 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) LANKFORD JR, LEON B

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte GOELA et al 13314507 - (D) GARRIS 103 ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC The Dow Chemical Company CHEN, BRET P

1744 Ex Parte Tollefson 12316952 - (D) DERRICK dissenting NAGUMO 103 ALCON RESEARCH LTD. LE, NINH V

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Martin et al 12715311 - (D) BUI 103 BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. BULLOCK, JOSHUA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2438 Ex Parte Lester et al 11520273 - (D) JIVANI 102/103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Adobe Systems Incorporated JEUDY, JOSNEL

2467 Ex Parte Maes et al 12980145 - (D) OWENS 102 PERKINS COIE LLP - PAO General FOUD, HICHAM B

2487 Ex Parte Base et al 10489651 - (D) MCMILLIN 102 41.50 101 Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC ANYIKIRE, CHIKAODILI E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Twell 12594707 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC AU, SCOTT D

2641 Ex Parte Zhu et al 12478405 - (D) LENTIVECH 102/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. SHAHEED, KHALID W

2649 Ex Parte Saarisalo 11912057 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 Locke Lord LLP LU, ZHIYU

2652 Ex Parte Miller et al 12039222 - (D) PINKERTON dissenting SMITH 102/103 WINSTEAD P.C. IBM CORP. (WSM) SHAH, ANTIM G

As our reviewing Court recently reiterated, "[t]he protocol of giving claims their broadest reasonable interpretation ... does not include giving claims a legally incorrect interpretation." Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., 789 F.3d 1292, 1298 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (citing In re Skvorecz, 580 F.3d 1262, 1267 (Fed. Cir. 2009); see also In re Suitco Surface, Inc., 603 F.3d 1255, 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2010) ("The broadest-construction rubric coupled with the term 'comprising' does not give the PTO an unfettered license to interpret claims to embrace anything remotely related to the claimed invention.").


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

2696 Ex Parte Abileah et al 12568302 - (D) HOMERE 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP NOVA CRAWLEY, KEITH L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte Koros et al 12284464 - (D) KINDER 103 FULWIDER PATTON LLP YABUT, DANIEL D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Scherba 12946107 - (D) HORNER 103 41.50 103 FAY SHARPE LLP STANCZAK, MATTHEW BRIAN

3752 Ex Parte Seitz et al 11228671 - (D) KINDER 103 ITW & TAYLOR IP, P.C. ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. CERNOCH, STEVEN MICHAEL

3762 Ex Parte Williams et al 12423428 - (D) WOODS 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) HANKINS, LINDSEY G

3777 Ex Parte Sliwa et al 12347116 - (D) MARSCHALL 102/103 Wiley Rein LLP GUPTA, VANI

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte CASTRO et al 12488949 - (D) COURTENAY 102 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. TANG, KAREN C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Seitzet al 12847662 - (D) BARRY 103 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. General Motors Corporation ROSARIO, NELSON M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Shimabukuro et al 13346135 - (D) MELVIN 103 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP COBURN, CORBETT B

3715 Ex Parte Krebs et al 10804806 - (D) OSINSKI 103 101 Dilworth IP - SAP UTAMA, ROBERT J

3778 Ex Parte Roe 12687444 - (D) OSINSKI 103 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte BANFI et al 12351487 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 Parker Highlander PLLC SOROUSH, ALI

1621 Ex Parte Cools et al 12161781 - (D) CHANG 102/103 NATH, GOLDBERG & MEYER Glaxo Smith Kline BAEK, BONG-SOOK

1628 Ex Parte Base et al 10936949 - (D) POLLOCK 103/double patenting 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY THOMAS, TIMOTHY P

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte REITSMA 13654070 - (D) GAUDETTE 102 112(2)/103 DITTHAVONG & STEINER, P.C. BRATLAND JR, KENNETH A

1717 Ex Parte Matsuo et al 11659707 - (D) PAK 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC HERNANDEZ-DIAZ, JOSE

1747 Ex Parte Majumdar et al 11863994 - (D) HEANEY 103 Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (Goodyear) ROGERS, MARTIN K

1747 Ex Parte Carpenter et al 12775892 - (D) BEST 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP FELTON, MICHAEL J

1793 Ex Parte LYKOMITROS et al 12141526 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP LATHAM, SAEEDA MONEE

1793 Ex Parte Yoshida et al 12996275 - (D) ANKENBRAND 112(2)/102 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP TRAN, LIEN THUY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte Larvet et al 12329238 - (D) HAAPALA 102/103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT HASAN, SYED HAROON

2166 Ex Parte Darnell et al 11869493 - (D) BUI 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP / GOOGLE HOSSEINI, REZA

2169 Ex Parte Wang et al 10580515 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS HOANG, SON T

2171 Ex Parte Upadhyaya et al 12394361 - (D) LaVIER 103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE P.C. Oracle International Corporation NGUYEN, TUAN S

2195 Ex Parte Schmidt et al 12435690 - (D) KRIVAK 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. GHAFFARI, ABU Z

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2413 Ex Parte ARYE 12472881 - (D) HAAPALA 103 SMITH RISLEY TEMPEL SANTOS LLC LIU, SIMING

2438 Ex Parte Jung et al 11981640 - (D) POTHIER 101 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC LANE, GREGORY A

2444 Ex Parte Parker et al 11923951 - (D) SMITH 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. BENGZON, GREG C

2451 Ex Parte Kitamura 11651030 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON TIV, BACKHEAN

2452 Ex Parte Knapp 13189764 - (D) STRAUSS 103 VERIZON WIDHALM DE RODRIG, ANGELA MARIE

2456 Ex Parte Socher et al 12469380 - (D) HAMANN 103 Harrity & Harrity, LLP SALAD, ABDULLAHI ELMI

2457 Ex Parte Doyle et al 13406873 - (D) BUI 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG KIM, HEE SOO

2459 Ex Parte Cutler et al 12826252 - (D) BAER 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. NGUYEN, MINH CHAU

2467 Ex Parte Leong 12712093 - (D) HAGY 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - PAO General FOUD, HICHAM B

2486 Ex Parte Liu et al 12735441 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 THOMSON Licensing LLC RAHAMAN, MOHAMMED S

2488 Ex Parte Lu et al 12712717 - (D) WINSOR 101/102/103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP LUO, KATE H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte Yule et al 12517540 - (D) JIVANI 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN FOTAKIS, ARISTOCRATIS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2866 Ex Parte Firehammer et al 12466462 - (D) OWENS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL MILLER, DANIEL R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Ballou et al 10875692 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1)/103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC DICKERSON, TIPHANY B

3653 Ex Parte HERRMANN et al 12827272 - (D) MARSCHALL 103 Prass LLP GONZALEZ, LUIS A

3685 Ex Parte AGRAWAL et al 12718561 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/102/103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. NIGH, JAMES D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Takahashi et al 12995637 - (D) HOSKINS 103 HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP GEHMAN, BRYON P

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Porte et al 12307881 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Dickinson Wright PLLC MEADE, LORNE EDWARD

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

wright2, enzo

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte Khalsa et al 12587130 - (D) OWENS 103 Imperium Patent Works, LLP LUONG, HENRY T

AFFIRMED
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3782 Ex Parte HASCHKE et al 12778597 - (D) BAHR 103 112(1) 41.50 112(2) Clark Hill PLC PASCUA, JES F

The claimed subject matter need not be described “in haec verba” in the original specification in order to satisfy the written description requirement. In re Wright, 866 F.2d 422, 425 (Fed. Cir. 1989). However, “[t]he disclosure must allow one skilled in the art to visualize or recognize the identity of the subject matter purportedly described.” Enzo Biochem, Inc. v. Gen-Probe Inc., 323 F.3d 956, 968 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (citation omitted).

Wright, In re, 866 F.2d 422, 9 USPQ2d 1649 (Fed. Cir. 1989) 2163 2163.03

Enzo Biochem, Inc. v. Gen-Probe, Inc., 323 F.3d 956, 63 USPQ2d 1609 (Fed. Cir. 2002) 2161.01 2163

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

hitachi

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AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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3623 Ex Parte Bak et al 12822772 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 101 41.50 101 J.B. KRAFT ATTORNEY CHONG CRUZ, NADJA N

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Tomatsu et al 12120172 - (D) JENKS double patenting FITZPATRICK CELLA HARPER & SCINTO HANEY, AMANDA MARIE

While we agree that obviousness-type double patenting must be based on the claims, “this does not mean that the court must close its eyes to the specification entirely. For example, the court may look to the specification to define terms found in the claims.” In re Hitachi Metals, Ltd., 603 Fed. Appx. 976, 979 (Fed. Cir. 2015).

Friday, October 16, 2015

datamize

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AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1675 Ex Parte Doney 11496030 - (D) FREDMAN 103 International Specialty Products ALSTRUM ACEVEDO, JAMES HENRY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Buerger et al 12389858 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1)/112(2)/103 Hemingway & Hansen, LLP FLYNN, KEVIN H

See Datamize LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc., 417 F.3d 1342, 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (“Datamize has offered no objective definition identifying a standard for determining when an interface screen is ‘aesthetically pleasing.’ . . . . While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a claim term, to be definite, requires an objective anchor.”).

Datamize LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc., 417 F.3d 1342, 75 USPQ2d 1801 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2173.05(b)

3687 Ex Parte Johnsmeyer et al 12351575 - (D) FETTING 103 Hovey Williams LLP DANZIG, REVA R

3695 Ex Parte Gorelik et al 12825505 - (D) FETTING 112(4)/103 Victor Gorelik ROBINSON, KITO R

Thursday, October 15, 2015

reading and bates, beckman, symbol tech.

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3775 Ex Parte Beaurain et al 10498234 - (D) SHAH 102/103 Denko Coburn Lauff LLP BOLES, SAMEH RAAFAT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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3618 Ex Parte Roth 12004172 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 103 THE LAW OFFICES OF DONNA L. ANGOTTI EBNER, KATY MEYER

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed the issue of whether enablement is a requirement for a reference cited in an obviousness rejection and determined the following: 

While a reference must enable someone to practice the invention in order to anticipate under §102(b), a non-enabling reference may qualify as prior art for the purpose of determining obviousness under § 103. Reading & Bates Constr. Co. v. Baker Energy Resources Corp., 748 F.2d 645, 652, 223 USPQ 1168, 1173 (Fed.Cir. 1984) (reference that lacks enabling disclosure is not anticipating, but “itself may qualify as a prior art reference under § 103, but only for what is disclosed in it” (emphasis in original)); see Beckman Instruments, Inc. v. LKB Produkter AB, 892 F.2d 1547, 1551, 13 USPQ2d 1301, 1304 (Fed.Cir. 1989) (“[e]ven if a reference discloses an inoperative device, it is prior art for all that it teaches”). 

Symbol Technologies, Inc. v. Opticon, Inc., 935 F.2d 1569, 1578 (Fed. Cir. 1991).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Atala et al 11083602 - (D) MILLS 103 41.50 103 PEPPER HAMILTON LLP SCHLIENTZ, LEAH H

1618 Ex Parte Draper 11684666 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 Blue Filament Law VU, JAKE MINH

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Tienor 12032868 - (D) SMITH 103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. WOODALL, MARK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3647 Ex Parte Glomset et al 12639435 - (D) SMEGAL 103 The BOC Group, Inc. EVANS, EBONY E