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Monday, November 30, 2015

borkowski

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Ramsay et al 12615831 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP ZIMMERMAN, BRIAN A

In order to antedate a reference, an affidavit or declaration and exhibits must clearly explain which facts or data applicant is relying on to show completion of his or her invention prior to the particular date. Vague and general statements in broad terms about what the exhibits describe along with a general assertion that the exhibits describe a reduction to practice “amounts essentially to mere pleading, unsupported by proof or a showing of facts” and, thus, does not satisfy the requirements of 37 C.F.R. § 1.131(b). Applicant must give a clear explanation of the exhibits pointing out exactly what facts are established and relied on by applicant. In re Borkowski, 505 F.2d 713, 718–19 (CCPA 1974). 

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Gordon et al 12660559 - (D) KRATZ 103 Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. DYE, ROBERT C

Thursday, November 26, 2015

katz, american academy

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Hoglund 12913915 - (D) HUGHES 103 Harrity & Harrity, LLP MINCEY, JERMAINE A

2166 Ex Parte Lection 11832722 - (D) NAPPI 103 SCENERA RESEARCH, LLC LIN, SHEW FEN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Nielsen et al 12833705 - (D) CRAIG 112(1)/103 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (Nielsen) SALCE, JASON P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Brown 11562468 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. SOREY, ROBERT A

3657 Ex Parte BAUMGARTNER 12604219 - (D) BROWN 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP NGUYEN, XUAN LAN T

3685 Ex Parte Winter 11973003 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. HEWITT II, CALVIN L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Lima et al 12462938 - (D) BRANCH 103 103 NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER HE, WEIMING

2624 Ex Parte Ritter 11909766 - (D) FISHMAN 103 103 41.50 103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD BIBBEE, CHAYCE R

Conditional steps employed in a method claim need not be found in the prior art if, under the broadest scenario, the method need not invoke the steps. See Ex parte Katz, 2011 WL 514314, *4 (BPAI 2011) (citing In re Am. Acad. of Sci. Tech. Ctr., 367 F.3d 1359, 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2004)). 

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Kim et al 12058453 - (D) OWENS 103 H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC CLEVELAND, MICHAEL B

1754 Ex Parte Sheth et al 11374972 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(1)/102/103 Duane Morris LLP (10/11) Seagate SMITH, NICHOLAS A

1778 Ex Parte Backes et al 13215800 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 EMD Millipore Corporation CECIL, TERRY K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte YU 12615894 - (D) JIVANI 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. BELCHER, HERMAN A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2628 Ex Parte Kun et al 11094823 - (D) BUI 103 Core Wireless Licensing Ltd ONYEKABA, AMY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Li et al 12637593 - (D) FETTING 103/double patenting Dilworth IP - SAP STERRETT, JONATHAN G

3623 Ex Parte Holt et al 12109403 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC BROCKINGTON III, WILLIAM S

3624 Ex Parte Oral et al 12141435 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC GOLDBERG, IVAN R

3627 Ex Parte Ferreira da Silva 12435010 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC CHEIN, ALLEN C

3627 Ex Parte Godlewski 12503012 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3629 Ex Parte Isom 11847429 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 IBM CORPORATION JASMIN, LYNDA C

3629 Ex Parte Cunningham et al 12770819 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 IBM CORPORATION (RHF) ROBERT H. FRANTZ BAHL, SANGEETA

3689 Ex Parte Gauthier et al 12343703 - (D) SHAH 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

constant, nomiya

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AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Zhou et al 12048907 - (D) KAISER 103 DUANE MORRIS LLP - Philadelphia SWAIN, MELISSA STALDER

1745 Ex Parte Suzuki 12327903 - (D) HASTINGS 103 DENTONS US LLP KOCH, GEORGE R

An applicant cannot defeat an obviousness rejection by asserting that the cited reference(s) fail to teach or suggest elements which the applicant has acknowledged are taught by the prior art. Constant v. Advanced Micro-Device, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 1570 (Fed. Cir. 1988) and In re Nomiya, 509 F.2d 566, 571n.5 (CCPA 1975) (A statement by an applicant that certain matter is prior art is an admission that the matter is prior art for all purposes).

Constant v. Advanced Micro-Devices, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 7 USPQ2d 1057 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 706.02 ,   2128.02 ,   2129 ,   2145 ,   2152.03

Nomiya, In re, 509 F.2d 566, 184 USPQ 607 (CCPA 1975) 2129 2258

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Fisher 11833949 - (D) FETTING 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP PLLC BAHL, SANGEETA

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3784 Ex parte MORRIS & ASSOCIATES, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 8146380 et al 13/158,661 90012927 - (D) SONG 103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP Third-Party Requester: Richard Blakely Glasgow GELLNER, JEFFREY L

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Phillips, sunrace

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte Ju 12652747 - (D) CHEN 103 NORTH AMERICA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION FINDLEY, CHRISTOPHER G

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte McAuley et al 12546948 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 102/103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER CESE, KENNY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Major et al 12032816 - (D) WIEKER 103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC - GM TANENBAUM, TZVI SAMUEL

3779 Ex Parte Kammer et al 12258192 - (D) HORNER 103 ECOLAB USA INC. NEAL, TIMOTHY JAY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Li et al 12430348 - (D) MEYERS 103 103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. CHNG, JOY POH AI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Iwanaga et al 10581285 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP KARPINSKI, LUKE E

1618 Ex Parte KAESEMEYER 13048736 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 PEPPER HAMILTON LLP ROGERS, JAMES WILLIAM

1644 Ex Parte Smith et al 12415585 - (D) SMITH 103 STETINA BRUNDA GARRED & BRUCKER SZPERKA, MICHAEL EDWARD

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Chapman et al 13624711 - (D) BEST 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. GROSS, CARSON

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2122 Ex Parte Partridge 12622857 - (D) PINKERTON 103 PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP RIFKIN, BEN M

2176 Ex Parte BYRNE et al 12825253 - (D) PINKERTON 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP/IBM SVL JOSEPH, SHAWN S

2183 Ex Parte Torvalds et al 12720621 - (D) HOWARD 102 MURABITO, HAO & BARNES LLP GEIB, BENJAMIN P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte FERRAGUT et al 12556617 - (D) DANG 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 KIM, EDWARD J

2461 Ex Parte Melpignano et al 12347852 - (D) HUME 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (EP ORIGINATING) MIAN, OMER S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Pezeshk et al 12414263 - (D) HUME 102 GE Licensing ALUNKAL, THOMAS D

Under the doctrine of claim differentiation, "the presence of a dependent claim that adds a particular limitation gives rise to a presumption that the limitation in question is not present in the independent claim." Phillips v. AWH Corp, 415 F.3d 1303, 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2005). This presumption is "especially strong when the limitation in dispute is the only meaningful difference between an independent and dependent claim, and one party is urging that the limitation in the dependent claim should be read into the independent claim." SunRace Roots Enterprise co., Ltd. v. SRAM Corp., 336 F.3d 1298, 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2003).

Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303, 75 USPQ2d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2111 2111.01 2143.01 2258

Sunrace Roots Enter. Co. v. SRAM Corp., 336 F.3d 1298, 67 USPQ2d 1438 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 2111.01

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2848 Ex Parte Delgado et al 12002616 - (D) HASTINGS 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY SINCLAIR, DAVID M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Zhou et al 12712444 - (D) BAHR 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP REMALY, MARK DONALD

Monday, November 23, 2015

kuhle, rice

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte ALCORN et al 12606930 - (D) DIXON 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY KUMAR, ANIL N 11/19/2015

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Plagge 11802929 - (D) SHAH 103 Reed Smith LLP OYEBISI, OJO O 11/19/2015

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Sarrafi-Nour et al 11941415 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY EMPIE, NATHAN H 11/19/2015

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Haaf 13015446 - (D) JESCHKE 103 103 41.50 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC NGUYEN, TRINH T 11/19/2015

Design choice may apply when alternative elements or configurations in the prior art perform the same function as the claimed structures with no unexpected results. See In re Kuhle, 526 F.2d 553, 555 (CCPA 1975) (finding that the use of the claimed feature "would be an obvious matter of design choice" when it "solves no stated problem" and "presents no novel or unexpected result" over the disclosed alternatives). In the context of a rejection based on design choice, the relevant issue is whether the alleged differences between the claimed invention and the prior art "result in a difference in function or give unexpected results." See In re Rice, 341 F.2d 309, 314 (CCPA 1965). 

Kuhle, In re, 526 F.2d 553, 188 USPQ 7 (CCPA 1975) 2144.04

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Corrigan et al 12473386 - (D) DERRICK 103 POLSINELLI PC TARAZANO, DONALD LAWRENCE 11/19/2015

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2122 Ex Parte Partridge 12622857 - (D) PINKERTON 103 PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP RIFKIN, BEN M 11/20/2015

2123 Ex Parte Bischoff et al 12193341 - (D) HAAPALA 103 Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP OCHOA, JUAN CARLOS 11/19/2015

2165 Ex Parte Lynch 12434511 - (D) WINSOR 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY ABEL JALIL, NEVEEN 11/19/2015

2173 Ex Parte Schnettgoecke et al 12198653 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP DURKIN, JAMES T 11/19/2015

2176 Ex Parte BYRNE et al 12825253 - (D) PINKERTON 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP/IBM SVL JOSEPH, SHAWN S 11/20/2015

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Moore 11828903 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Dr. James F. Moore PARK, JEONG S 11/19/2015

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2656 Ex Parte Salfati et al 12526185 - (D) WINSOR 103 D. Kligler I.P. Services LTD EL-ZOOBI, MARIA 11/19/2015

2657 Ex Parte Neuhauser et al 11805166 - (D) STRAUSS 102 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (Nielsen) LERNER, MARTIN 11/19/2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

chaganti, belden, intouch

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Young et al 13007776 - (D) ADAMS 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON BASQUILL, SEAN M

1631 Ex Parte Carlson et al 12694044 - (D) ADAMS 112(2)/103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A HARWARD, SOREN T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Sterns et al 12204119 - (D) HOMERE 102 Avago Technologies Limited BARTELS, CHRISTOPHER A.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Kidd et al 11828503 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. PENDLETON, BRIAN T

2449 Ex Parte Lefebvre 13157157 - (D) PYONIN 103 IP-MEX Inc. NGUYEN, THUONG

2451 Ex Parte Haff et al 11058396 - (D) BEAMER 103 SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT, P.C. CHOU, ALAN S

2485 Ex Parte Goedeken et al 12932169 - (D) HAGY 102 41.50 112(2) THOMSON LICENSING LLC MIKESKA, NEIL R

2494 Ex Parte Simpkins et al 12403284 - (D) EVANS 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP/CISC PARSONS, THEODORE C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Philipp 12606934 - (D) NEW 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. NGO, TONY N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Haaf et al 13102935 - (D) HOELTER 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC PARSLEY, DAVID J

It is not enough to say that there would have been a reason to combine two references because to do so would ‘have been obvious to one of ordinary skill.’  Such circular reasoning is not sufficient—more is needed to sustain an obviousness rejection.”  In re Chaganti, 554 F. App’x 917, 922 (Fed. Cir. 2014).  We have also recently been instructed that “obviousness concerns whether a skilled artisan not only could have made but would have been motivated to make the combinations or modifications of prior art to arrive at the claimed invention.”  Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC, Nos. 2014-1575, 2014-1576, 2015 WL 6756451, at *5 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2015) (citing InTouch Techs., Inc. v. VGO Commc’ns, Inc., 751 F.3d 1327, 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2014)).  

3644 Ex Parte Cosentino 12451178 - (D) HUTCHINGS 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC COLLINS, TIMOTHY D

3658 Ex Parte Nassim 10556883 - (D) MURPHY 102/103 41.50 112(2) DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP JOYCE, WILLIAM C

3687 Ex Parte Pepitone et al 12822035 - (D) LORIN 103 HONEYWELL/IFL REFAI, RAMSEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Klos 12581681 - (D) BAHR 102 CLAYTON HOWARTH & CANNON, PC DESAI, HEMANT

3736 Ex Parte Darrigrand et al 12104311 - (D) JESCHKE 103 J.A. Lindeman & Co. PLLC LEEDY, MEGAN

3742 Ex Parte Narayanan et al 11382084 - (D) REIMERS 103 Lincoln Electric Company/Perkins COIE LLP MAYE, AYUB A

3742 Ex Parte Moriya et al 10571846 - (D) ASTORINO 103 PEARNE & GORDON LLP TRAN, THIEN S

3775 Ex Parte Hansson 12670147 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. CHANG, OLIVIA C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Chakra et al 12969081 - (D) PINKERTON 103 103 WINSTEAD P.C. IBM CORP. (WSM) ZUBERI, MOHAMMED H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Jones et al 13307381 - (D) HAAPALA 103 103 Dority & Manning P.A. and Google Inc. SHIN, ANDREW

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Wappling et al 12500421 - (D) WOODS 103 112(2) Whitmyer IP Group LLC TIGHE, BRENDAN P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Thompson et al 12189224 - (D) DERRICK 103 FRASER CLEMENS MARTIN & MILLER LLC DUDLEY, ARCHER DAVIS

1736 Ex Parte Takaya et al 12305592 - (D) ROESEL 103 Foley & Lardner LLP WALCK, BRIAN D

1797 Ex Parte Ayliffe et al 12699745 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Foster Pepper PLLC HYUN, PAUL SANG HWA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Subbu et al 12895293 - (D) DEJMEK 102/103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY CALLE, ANGEL J.

2159 Ex Parte OSullivan et al 11947102 - (D) JESCHKE 103 CRGO LAW MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2174 Ex Parte Bonev et al 11647979 - (D) DIXON 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP TILLERY, RASHAWN N

2175 Ex Parte Jakobsson et al 12818168 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP LONG, ANDREA NATAE

2175 Ex Parte Tuomainen et al 10602540 - (D) DANG 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation VU, THANH T

2184 Ex Parte Hwang et al 11312364 - (D) DANG 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC SUN, MICHAEL

2185 Ex Parte LAIS et al 13447691 - (D) MCMILLIN 102/103 Russell Ng PLLC (IBM AUS) DANG, KHANH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Turgeman 12623421 - (D) EVANS 102/103 DEKEL PATENT LTD. MARANDI, JAMES R

2425 Ex Parte Baekeland et al 11312778 - (D) HAMANN 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT LUONG, ALAN H

2433 Ex Parte Hussain et al 12394470 - (D) HUME 103 THE LAW OFFICE OF JAMES BAUDINO, PLLC IBM CORP. (AUS) WOLDEMARIAM, NEGA

2434 Ex Parte Russo et al 12766223 - (D) BEAMER 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY TABOR, AMARE F

2437 Ex Parte Satheesh et al 11804628 - (D) PYONIN 103 AOL Inc./Finnegan LANIER, BENJAMIN E

2438 Ex Parte Nutaro et al 12915769 - (D) KHAN 102/103 HONEYWELL/FOGG TRUONG, THANHNGA B

2452 Ex Parte Son et al 12802757 - (D) HUME 103 BlackBerry Limited (Fitch Even) TRAN, NAM T

2459 Ex Parte Heller et al 10622017 - (D) DANG 103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP -- Apple Inc. NICKERSON, JEFFREY L

2479 Ex Parte Curry 11399301 - (D) MacDONALD 103 HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P.C. CEHIC, KENAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2692 Ex Parte Hui et al 12507399 - (D) HOWARD 101/102/103 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Vancouver/BB) SHAH, PRIYANK J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2831 Ex Parte Mattozzi et al 13350474 - (D) KUMAR 103 Whitmyer IP Group LLC VU, HIEN D

2878 Ex Parte Hendriks et al 12810523 - (D) LENTIVECH 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LUU, THANH X

2881 Ex Parte Knight et al 12542001 - (D) ULLAGADDI 103 Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC OSENBAUGH-STEWAR, ELIZA W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Doll et al 11269983 - (D) HORNER 103 112(1) Whitmyer IP Group LLC SIMPSON, SARAH A

CQIC Ex Parte Eskildsen et al 13079831 - (D) DIXON 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH JENSEN, NICHOLAS A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 STRYKER CORPORATION Requester, Respondent v. BRIAN K. REAUX Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 8261375 et al 12/689,181 95002390 - (D) SONG 103 REAUX MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, LLC Third Party Requester: McAndrews. Held & Malloy, Ltd. DAWSON, GLENN K original DURHAM, NATHAN E

Thursday, November 19, 2015

perfect web

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AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Weber 12720223 - (D) MILLS 103 Fish & Richardson PC BECKHARDT, LYNDSEY MARIE

REEXAMINATION

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3713 NINTENDO OF NORTH AMERICA, INC., SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., AND MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Requester, v. ADC TECHNOLOGY, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 6,702,585 et al 95001236 10/307,886 90009522 - (D) SIU 103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C. FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER Erise IP, PA WOOD, WILLIAM H original CHENG, JOE H

See Perfect Web [Tech., Inc. v. InfoUSA, Inc., 587 F.3d 1324, 1329 (Fed. Cir. 2009)] (“[W]hile an analysis of obviousness always depends on evidence that supports the required Graham factual findings, it also may include recourse to logic, judgement, and common sense available to the person of ordinary skill that do not necessarily require explication in any reference or expert opinion.”). 

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 ARTERIS, INC., Requester, v. SONICS, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7,191,273 et al 10/963,271 95000663 - (R) SIU 102 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: PATENT GROUP C/O DLA PIPER US LLP KE, PENG original AUVE, GLENN ALLEN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 ARTERIS, INC. and QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED, Requester, v. SONICS, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 6816814 et al 10/293,734 95000667 - (R) SIU 102/103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: PATENT GROUP C/O DLA PIPER US LLP KE, PENG original DESTA, ELIAS

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

bigio, ellis

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte CHAN 12244802 - (D) MURPHY 103 Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. (PD) TOWA, RENE T

Two separate tests define the scope of analogous art: (1) the reference is from the same field of endeavor as the claimed invention (even if it addresses a different problem); or (2) the reference is reasonably pertinent to the problem faced by the inventor (even if it is not in the same field of endeavor as the claimed invention). See In re Bigio, 381 F.3d 1320, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

Bigio, In re, 381 F.3d 1320, 72 USPQ2d 1209 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2141.01(a) 2173.01

"[S]tructural similarities" and "functional overlap" can show that the art to which a prior art reference belongs "is reasonably pertinent to the art with which [A]ppellant's invention dealt with." In re Ellis, 476 F.2d 1370, 1372 (CCPA 1973).

Ellis, In re, 476 F.2d 1370, 177 USPQ 526 (CCPA 1973) 2141.01(a)

3738 Ex Parte Michelson 13027019 - (D) SCHOPFER 102 MARTIN & FERRARO, LLP WILLSE, DAVID H

3762 Ex Parte Donofrio et al 12362781 - (D) BAHR 102/103 Medtronic, Inc. VOORHEES, CATHERINE M

3763 Ex Parte Beyar et al 11335317 - (D) MELVIN 112(2)/102/103 MARTIN D. MOYNIHAN d/b/a PRTSI, INC. VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

3788 Ex Parte Jongsma et al 12162923 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(1)/103 HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP STASHICK, ANTHONY D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Carlson et al 12694042 - (D) ADAMS 112(2)/103 double patenting SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A HARWARD, SOREN T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 Ex Parte Khoo 11617801 - (D) FREDMAN 103 41.50 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY MACAULEY, SHERIDAN R

1673 Ex Parte Massonne et al 12307336 - (D) POLLOCK 112(2)/103 SENNIGER POWERS LLP JIANG, SHAOJIA A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex Parte Weiter 12506790 - (D) BEST 102/103 JOHNS MANVILLE PIERCE, JEREMY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2172 Ex Parte Schirmer et al 11966124 - (D) LaVIER 102 BAINWOOD HUANG & ASSOCIATES LLC c/o LOTUS AND RATIONAL SOFTWARE GREENE, SABRINA LETICIA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2859 Ex Parte VITALE et al 12349336 - (D) DELMENDO 103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (GM) GRANT, ROBERT J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte He et al 12361742 - (D) BAHR 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP SIRIPURAPU, RAJEEV P

3762 Ex Parte Shuros et al 12430211 - (D) BAHR 112(1) SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC VOORHEES, CATHERINE M

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DDR Holdings

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Privault et al 12480002 - (D) STRAUSS 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER TAKELE, MESEKER

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Wang et al 11842543 - (D) SHIANG 103 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. HAILU, KIBROM T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte YIU et al 12938728 - (D) DIXON 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. HSIEH, PING Y

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Holm 12784083 - (D) HILL 102/103 ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC TRAN, DIEM T

3763 Ex Parte Smith 12526091 - (D) GUIJT 103 Covidien LP SIRMONS, KEVIN C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Vilato et al 12445585 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 102 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. PAIK, SANG YEOP

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Scholz et al 12430411 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise LU, CHARLES EDWARD

2196 Ex Parte Kohno et al 12609187 - (D) KUMAR 103 Yee & Associates, P.C. MILLS, PAUL V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Corson 12729341 - (D) SMITH 102/103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP PATEL, CHIRAG R

2467 Ex Parte KIM et al 12663967 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. SCHEIBEL, ROBERT C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Charlier et al 12433275 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(2)/103 BRAKE HUGHES BELLERMANN LLP c/o CPA Global PIZIALI, JEFFREY J

We find Appellants' arguments unpersuasive. On its face, the term "primarily" in "primarily viewed by a principal user in a direction" is subjective, and Appellants have not pointed to anything in the claims or Appellants' specification that provides a standard for determining the scope of the term. Such subjective language renders the term indefinite. See DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P., 773 F.3d 1245, 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2014) ("When a claim term depend[s] solely on the unrestrained, subjective opinion of a particular individual purportedly practicing the invention, without sufficient guidance in the specification to provide objective direction to one of skill in the art, the term is indefinite." (citation and quotation marks omitted)). Moreover, because this language is arguably redundant with the language that immediately follows it, it is unclear how (or whether) the language alters the scope of the claims. Accordingly, we sustain the Examiner's indefiniteness rejection.

2668 Ex Parte Mukherjee 12548735 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CHEN, XUEMEI G

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte ICHIKAWA 12562716 - (D) NEW 102/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. TANKERSLEY, BLAKE A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte SUOMELA et al 12428407 - (D) MEYERS 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. ZARE, SCOTT A

3692 Ex Parte Maus 10676370 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MAYER, LTD JOHNSON, GREGORY L

REHEARING

DENIED
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

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 STRYKER CORPORATION Requester and Respondent v. HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,520,006 B2 et al 11/393,631 95002054 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original SANTOS, ROBERT G

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1675 Ex Parte Sun et al 11759080 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(2) ELMORE PATENT LAW GROUP, PC HEARD, THOMAS SWEENEY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Murdock 12059098 - (D) THOMAS 103 MARTINE PENILLA GROUP, LLP MITIKU, BERHANU

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Murakawa 11636287 - (D) KIM 103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC JASMIN, LYNDA C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Runstedler et al 12395083 - (D) STRAUSS 112(1) 102/103 41.50 112(1) BlackBerry Limited (Fitch Even) SALAD, ABDULLAHI ELMI

Under § 112, first paragraph, claims must find sufficient support in the written description, such that the disclosure "reasonably conveys to those skilled in the art that the inventor had possession of the claimed subject matter as of the filing date." Ariad Pharma, Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co., 598 F.3d 1336, 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2010). Whether written description adequately supports claims is an issue of fact. See In re Curtis, 354 F.3d 1347, 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

Ariad Pharms., Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co., 598 F.3d 1336, 94 USPQ2d 1161 (Fed. Cir. 2010)(en banc) 2161 ,   2161.01 ,   2163 ,   2163.03 2173.05(g) ,  2181

Curtis, In re, 354 F.3d 1347, 69 USPQ2d 1274 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2163 2163.05

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Hingston et al 12860304 - (D) MILLS 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLP BECKHARDT, LYNDSEY MARIE

1613 Ex Parte Peterson et al 10850121 - (D) MILLS 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP ARNOLD, ERNST V

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Boorse et al 12765441 - (D) GARRIS 102/103/double patenting Servilla Whitney LLC/ENG SLIFKA, SARAH A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2196 Ex Parte Kohno et al 12609187 - (D) KUMAR 103 Yee & Associates, P.C. MILLS, PAUL V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Hinton et al 11740956 - (D) DILLON 103 DAVID H. JUDSON IBM CORP. (DHJ) HOLDER, BRADLEY W

2467 Ex Parte KIM et al 12663967 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. SCHEIBEL, ROBERT C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Tsui et al 12267396 - (D) KAISER 103 K&L Gates LLP-Orange County HUANG, DAVID S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte DOHMEN 13090718 - (D) HILL 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP ARCE, MARLON ALEXANDER

3649 Ex Parte Zhao et al 12082616 - (D) COURTENAY 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. WONG, ALBERT KANG

3692 Ex Parte Falkenstein 12482178 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. JOHNSON, GREGORY L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3775 Ex Parte Frigg et al 12090920 - (D) HOELTER 103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP COLEY, ZADE JAMES

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Balchandran et al 11764291 - (D) HUDALLA 103 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC COLUCCI, MICHAEL C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 Ex Parte Sun et al 11358358 - (D) HUDALLA 103 103 Saul Ewing LLP (Philadelphia) HOUSTON, ELIZABETH