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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Legallais et al 12736873 - (D) STEPHENS 103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. LE, RONG

2444 Ex Parte Kandekar et al 13216517 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 Concert Technology Corporation SHAW, PELING ANDREW

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Schlereth et al 12529068 - (D) SHAH 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION MISIASZEK, AMBER ALTSCHUL

3668 Ex Parte Walter 13179025 - (D) ASTORINO 103 General Electric Company BEAULIEU, YONEL

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Laue et al 13302382 - (D) HEANEY 103 102/103 BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP GOFF II, JOHN L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Al-Omari et al 13356056 - (D) STEPHENS 103 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise CHOI, YUK TING

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2431 Ex Parte Lin et al 12765318 - (D) JEFFERY 103 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise CHIANG, JASON

Claim 13 recites "a forwarding module, a storage module, and a filtering module." "'Module' is a well-known nonce word that can operate as a substitute for 'means' in the context of [§ 112(f).]" Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, 792 F.3d 1339, 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc). The absence of adequate structure corresponding to limitations interpreted under § 112(f) renders those limitations indefinite under § 1 12(b). Id. at 1351—52. We leave to the Examiner to determine whether the modules in claim 13 should be interpreted under § 112(f) and, if so, determine whether the corresponding structure is disclosed adequately. See MPEP § 2181 (I) (9th ed. Rev. 7, Mar. 2014) (providing guidelines to examiners for determining whether a claim limitation invokes § 112(f) and instructing that "module" may invoke § 112(f))

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte Sundaresan 12346723 - (D) WIEDER 101/103 112(2) SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY ADE, OGER GARCIA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Stahmann et al 13185203 - (D) HORNER 102/103 102 PAULY, DEVRIES SMITH & DEFFNER, L.L.C. FLORY, CHRISTOPHER A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1674 Ex Parte Migawa et al 12527417 - (D) PAULRAJ 102/double patenting 103 Isis Pharmaceuticals/McNeill Baur PLLC SHIN, DANA H

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Holte 12606944 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 Andrews Kurth LLP TANK, ANDREW L

2175 Ex Parte Fagans et al 11760684 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (APPLE) LONG, ANDREA NATAE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Rothschild 12266429 - (D) FISHMAN 101/102/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC LAZARO, DAVID R

2465 Ex Parte Kadaba et al 11645608 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. HSU, ALPUS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2892 Ex Parte Brown et al 12181229 - (D) HEANEY 103 PLANTRONICS, INC. SWAN, GARDNER W.S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Strommer et al 12874371 - (D) KERINS 103/double patenting DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC (STJ) CHAO, ELMER M

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2603 HM ELECTRONICS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8,005,455 et al 06/235,276 95002239 - (D) CHEN 102/103 PAULY, DeVRIES SMITH & DEFFINER, L.L.C. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FREDRIKSON & BYRON, P.A. original SCHLUMBERGER INDUSTRIES, INC. LAROSE, COLIN M original CHIN, STEPHEN

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