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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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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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