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Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Bak et al 12822772 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 101 41.50 101 J.B. KRAFT ATTORNEY CHONG CRUZ, NADJA N

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).

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