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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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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

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