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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

packard, swinehart

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Inoue et al 11577705 - (D) NAGUMO 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP PATEL, RONAK C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Brown 12609990 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HUSSAIN, TAUQIR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2848 Ex Parte KATO et al 12366707 - (D) SMITH 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. FERGUSON, DION

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte Manin et al 10586847 - (D) WARNER 103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC MURPHY, DANIEL L

3688 Ex Parte Aarnio et al 11967608 - (D) CRAWFORD 102 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC STIBLEY, MICHAEL R

AFFIRMED–IN–PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Bardman et al 12313714 - (D) DERRICK 102/103 103 Ronald Bakule - The Dow Chemical Company DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Xu et al 11733978 - (D) BEAMER 103 103 LARSON NEWMAN, LLP CALDWELL, ANDREW T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Khan et al 12480304 - (D) TIMM 103 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. JACKSON JR, JEROME

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Silver 12729049 - (D) MAYBERRY 112(2)/102 112(1)/103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP WEAVER, SUE A

We find Appellant’s argument persuasive. In determining whether a claim is definite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, “[t]he USPTO, in examining an application, is obliged to test the claims for reasonable precision . . . .” In re Packard, 751 F.3d 1307, 1313 (Fed. Cir. 2014). We find that claim 1 satisfies this standard.  ...

The claim does not omit structure that provides for the recited function but instead the functional language further characterizes the structure of claim 1. See, e.g., In re Swinehart, 439 F.2d 210, 212 (CCPA 1971) (“[T]here is nothing intrinsically wrong with [defining something by what it does rather than what it is] in drafting patent claims.”).

Swinehart, In re, 439 F.2d 210, 169 USPQ 226 (CCPA 1971) 2114 2161.01 2173.01 2173.05(g) 2183

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte ESSÉN et al 12892436 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP MAYES, DIONNE WALLS

1772 Ex Parte Merrill 12177740 - (D) SMITH 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC BULLOCK, IN SUK C

1774 Ex Parte Olivier et al 12383152 - (D) NAGUMO 103 WOOD, PHILLIPS, KATZ, CLARK & MORTIMER DUONG, THANH P

1781 Ex Parte Mulholland 12600284 - (D) KRATZ 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. GUGLIOTTA, NICOLE T

1793 Ex Parte Harvey et al 11348898 - (D) SMITH dissenting PAK 103 Weintraub Genshlea Chediak GEORGE, PATRICIA ANN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Perraud et al 12063422 - (D) PYONIN 103 LARSON NEWMAN, LLP WYLLIE, CHRISTOPHER T

2492 Ex Parte Stayton et al 12235429 - (D) KAISER 102 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP SHEPPERD, ERIC W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Ex Parte Yoo et al 11819568 - (D) TIMM 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC WARD, ERIC A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Aulanko et al 10969095 - (D) CAPP Concurring-in-Part and Dissenting-in-part STAICOVICI 112(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. KRUER, STEFAN

3685 Ex Parte Menadue et al 12138183 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2) 103 LAW OFFICES (San Jose) NILFOROUSH, MOHAMMAD A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Scott 12018994 - (D) HILL 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. VERDIER, CHRISTOPHER M

3746 Ex Parte Key et al 11004259 - (D) SCANLON 112(1)/103 WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KOEHLER, P.A. KRAMER, DEVON C

3765 Ex Parte Light et al 12619819 - (D) STEPINA 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. SZAFRAN, BRIEANNA TARAH LARELL

3781 Ex Parte Mickelson 12058412 - (D) GUIJT 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG MATHEW, FENN C

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant v. A10 NETWORKS, INC., Requester Ex Parte 7,774,833 et al 10/668,455 95001811 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 103 2nd Reexam Group - Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third Party Requester: FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRET & DUNNER LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H original HO, VIRGINIA T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 YAHOO! INC. Requester and Respondent v. AUGME TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,269,636 B2 et al 10/612,480 95001734 - (D) CHEN 102/103 Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: MORRISON & FOERSTER, LLP YIGDALL, MICHAEL J original PATEL, ASHOKKUMAR B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 BOOPSIE, INC., ZILLOW, INC., HOTPADS, INC., IDX, INC., REALPAGE, INC., PRIMEDIA, INC., CONSUMER SOURCE, INC., TRULIA, INC., and ZIP REALTY, INC., Requesters and Cross Appellants, v. SMARTER AGENT, LLC, Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6496776 et al 09/774,120 95001437 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 COOLEY LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTERS: Perkins Coie, LLP WEAVER, SCOTT LOUIS original BEAULIEU, YONEL

3696 INTERNET PAYMENT EXCHANGE, INC. Requester v. IMAGEVISION.NET, INC. Patent Owner Ex Parte 7567925 et al 10/719,889 95002017 - (D) KOHUT 112(2)/305/103 BARNES & THORNBURG LLP (DE) CARLSON, JEFFREY D original GRAHAM, CLEMENT B

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex parte BROCADE COMMUNCATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. Ex Parte 7774833 et al 10/668,455 90011769 - (R) MARTIN 102 2nd Reexam Group - Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third Party Requester: FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRET & DUNNER LLP CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original HO, VIRGINIA T

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 BOOPSIE, INC., ZILLOW, INC., HOTPADS, INC., IDX, INC., REALPAGE, INC., PRIMEDIA, INC., CONSUMER SOURCE, INC., TRULIA, INC., and ZIP REALTY, INC., Requesters and Cross Appellants, v. SMARTER AGENT, LLC, Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7072665 et al 09/774,119 95001436 - (R) POTHIER 103 COOLEY LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTERS: Perkins Coie, LLP WEAVER, SCOTT LOUIS original PEREZ, JULIO R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 BOOPSIE, INC., ZILLOW, INC., HOTPADS, INC., IDX, INC., REALPAGE, INC., PRIMEDIA, INC., CONSUMER SOURCE, INC., TRULIA, INC., and ZIP REALTY, INC., Requesters and Cross Appellants, v. SMARTER AGENT, LLC, Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6385541 et al 09/639,265 95001435 - (D) POTHIER 103 COOLEY LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTERS: Perkins Coie, LLP WEAVER, SCOTT LOUIS original BEAULIEU, YONEL

Monday, March 30, 2015

buszard, paulsen tempo lighting, zletz, bigio

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Andrade et al 12814576 - (D) BEST 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) CONNORS ASSOCIATESpc SMITH, CHAIM A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2476 Ex Parte Vanzante et al 12494993 - (D) HOFF 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SLOMS, NICHOLAS

“A rejection for anticipation under section 102 requires that each and every limitation of the claimed invention be disclosed in a single prior art reference.” See In re Buszard, 504 F.3d 1364, 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (quoting In re Paulsen, 30 F.3d 1475, 1478-79 (Fed. Cir. 1994)).

Buszard, 504 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2007) 2111

Paulsen, In re, 30 F.3d 1475, 31 USPQ2d 1671 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 716.03 2114 2144.08

2483 Ex Parte Kuo 11393268 - (D) CHUNG 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP HOLDER, ANNER N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2845 Ex Parte Yano 12310825 - (D) KRATZ 103 NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP WIMER, MICHAEL C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Ignatin 11014121 - (D) ASTORINO 112(1)/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. NGUYEN, CHUONG P

3687 Ex Parte Suvernev et al 11155732 - (D) FETTING 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP REFAI, RAMSEY

3689 Ex Parte Victor 11854089 - (D) FETTING 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. FISHER, PAUL R

3692 Ex Parte Taylor et al 11970170 - (D) LORIN 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. WONG, ERIC TAK WAI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Sardar et al 10543001 - (D) KERINS 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP BRUTUS, JOEL F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Fry 12144193 - (D) MORGAN 102/103 102/103 GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C SHAHEED, KHALID W

Appellant’s reliance on this purported prosecution disclaimer is unavailing. “[T]he PTO is under no obligation to accept a claim construction proffered as a prosecution history disclaimer, which generally only binds the patent owner.” Tempo Lighting, Inc. v. Tivoli, LLC, 742 F.3d 973, 978 (Fed. Cir. 2014). Rather, the PTO is obligated to give claims their broadest reasonable interpretation not inconsistent with the remainder of the specification. In re Zletz, 893 F.2d 319, 321 (Fed. Cir. 1989) (“[D]uring patent prosecution when claims can be amended, ambiguities should be recognized, scope and breadth of language explored, and clarification imposed.”) (citations omitted); see also In re Bigio, 381 F.3d 1320, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (counseling “the PTO to avoid the temptation to limit broad claim terms solely on the basis of specification passages”) (citation omitted). The PTO has been counseled that it “should only limit the claim based on . . . prosecution history [that] expressly disclaim[s] the broader definition.” Id. However, this is a caution against careless reliance on prosecution history by the PTO, not a mandate for the liberal reliance on prosecution disclaimer to allow broadly worded claims to be read narrowly without requiring clarifying amendments to the claims or to the Specification.

Zletz, In re, 893 F.2d 319, 13 USPQ2d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 1989) 715 ,   2111 ,   2111.01 ,   2111.03 ,    2138 ,   2171 ,   2173.05(a) ,   2181 ,   2286 ,   2686.04

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

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Kim 11417132 - (D) DELMENDO 112(1)/103 112(1)/103 LAW OFFICE OF PERRY M. FONSECA, PC LAVARIAS, ARNEL C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Hampton 12330882 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/103 GIPPLE & HALE ROYSTON, ELIZABETH

1758 Ex Parte Mathai et al 12262147 - (D) WILSON 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MEKHLIN, ELI S

1782 Ex Parte Julien et al 11298610 - (D) ROESEL 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP WOOD, ELLEN SUZANNE

1783 Ex Parte SCHMIDT et al 12854686 - (D) GARRIS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC VAN SELL, NATHAN L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Bossmeyer et al 12111438 - (D) FISHMAN 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP REYES, MARIELA D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Nishikawa et al 11938660 - (D) MORGAN 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN CHIN, RICKY

2425 Ex Parte Santangelo et al 10970429 - (D) DANG 103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC STRONCZER, RYAN S

2435 Ex Parte Yeap et al 11002077 - (D) CHUNG 103 GOWLING, LAFLEUR & HENDERSON LLP PALIWAL, YOGESH

2452 Ex Parte Yu 11972030 - (D) SAADAT 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES PC IBM CORP (YA) WIDHALM, ANGELA M

2456 Ex Parte Parsons 11225936 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC CHACKO, JOE

2475 Ex Parte Fleury et al 11327699 - (D) BENOIT 103 MYERS WOLIN, LLC PREVAL, LIONEL

2492 Ex Parte Fedronic et al 10218665 - (D) NAPPI 103 Muirhead and Saturnelli, LLC PAN, PEILIANG

2493 Ex Parte Borghetti et al 12348389 - (D) STRAUSS 101/103 WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. IBM CORP. (WIP) LESNIEWSKI, VICTOR D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2695 Ex Parte Anzai et al 11907186 - (D) SAADAT 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK L.L.P. WATKO, JULIE ANNE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Michaud et al 12573598 - (D) MOORE 103 BRAKE HUGHES BELLERMANN LLP C/O CPA Global ZELASKIEWICZ, CHRYSTINA E

3645 Ex Parte Tenghamn et al 12151314 - (D) KERINS 103 Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc. MURPHY, DANIEL L

3657 Ex Parte Knappe et al 10512705 - (D) HOELTER 103 Striker Striker & Stenby BURCH, MELODY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Delfini et al 12341360 - (D) McGRAW 112(1) 103 STRIKER, STRIKER & STENBY ALIE, GHASSEM

3725 Ex Parte BUTTERFIELD et al 12487295 - (D) WOODS 102/103 Prass LLP KATCOFF, MATTHEW GORDON

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1744 BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Requester and Cross Appellant v. MONOSOL RX, LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7897080 et al 12/614,928 95002170 - (D) GUEST 112(1)/112(2)/103 37 CFR 41.77(b) 112(1)/112(2) Hoffmann & Baron LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: McCarter & English, LLP DIAMOND, ALAN D original LEE, EDMUND H

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Requester and Cross Appellant v. MONOSOL RX, LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7666337 et al 10/856,176 95002171 - (D) GUEST 112(2) 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP DIAMOND, ALAN D original LEE, EDMUND H

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 IBM, SAS, and ALGORITHMICS INC. Requester and Respondent v. INVESTPIC, LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6349291 et al 09/489,364 95001939 - (D) DILLON 102/103 Foster Pepper PLLC Third Party Requester: JONES DAY SAGER, MARK ALAN original FELTEN, DANIEL S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex parte RPOST INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Ex Parte 8275845 et al 13/107,819 90012771 - (D) HUGHES 112(1)/103 Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Third Party Requester: WANG LAW FIRM, INC. DESAI, RACHNA SINGH original TRAN, PHILIP B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 PSKW, LLC. Third Party Requester TRIALCARD INCORPORATED Patent Owner Ex Parte 7925531 et al 10/098,700 95002029 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original COBANOGLU, DILEK B

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1752 MACDERMID PRINTING SOLUTIONS LLC Requester and Appellant v. E.I. DUPONT de NEMOURS & CO. Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 6797454 et al 10/069,426 95001962 - (D) GUEST 103 DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: CARMODY & TORRANCE LLP DIAMOND, ALAN D original GILLIAM, BARBARA LEE

Friday, March 27, 2015

montgomery, verizon

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Braun et al 11545675 - (D) OWENS 103 The Dow Chemical Company COONEY, JOHN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Chaussade et al 12071504 - (D) KRIVAK 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. BIRKHIMER, CHRISTOPHER D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Appanna 11222523 - (D) EVANS 103 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM, LLP WU, JIANYE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2632 Ex Parte Lerner et al 11739094 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED SHAH, TANMAY K

2667 Ex Parte BOSHRA et al 11851826 - (D) CHEN 103 ADDMG - AuthenTec NEWMAN, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte CHUNG 12903369 - (D) WILSON 102/103 NSIP LAW TRA, ANH QUAN

It is well established that “[a] prior art reference anticipates a patent claim under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) if it discloses every claim limitation.” In re Montgomery, 677 F.3d 1375, 1379 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citing Verizon Servs. Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc., 602 F.3d 1325, 1336–37 (Fed. Cir. 2010)).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Huberman et al 11531652 - (D) WORTH 112(1)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

3689 Ex Parte Stanley et al 12119593 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/112(2)/102/103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Koo 12422154 - (D) HOSKINS 103 JOSEPH SWAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION MOHANDESI, JILA M

3777 Ex Parte Tuma 11749175 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG NGUYEN, HIEN NGOC

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Radatti 10876907 - (D) ROESEL 112(1)/1122) 112(1)/103 John F.A. Earley III LEFF, STEVEN N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2864 Ex Parte Langford et al 12472454 - (D) BEST 103 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 LAUBSCHER, SPENDLOVE & LAUBSCHER, P.C. HWANG, TIMOTHY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Choi et al 11230536 - (D) SMITH 103 H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC WALLS, CYNTHIA KYUNG SOO

1733 Ex Parte Smith et al 13102375 - (D) OWENS 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. WYSZOMIERSKI, GEORGE P

1747 Ex Parte Gaus 12632011 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MAKI, STEVEN D

1793 Ex Parte Meissner et al 12405069 - (D) SMITH 103 Zilka-Kotab, PC MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2139 Ex Parte BENHASE et al 12189594 - (D) STEPHENS 103 GRIFFITHS & SEATON PLLC (IBM) SADLER, NATHAN

2155 Ex Parte Wagener et al 12475938 - (D) SILVERMAN 102/103 OLIFF PLC KHONG, ALEXANDER

2157 Ex Parte Lecciso et al 12208216 - (D) BOUDREAU 103 WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. IBM CORP. (WIP) GIRMA, ANTENEH B

2191 Ex Parte Nicholls et al 11751508 - (D) CURCURI 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG ZHEN, WEI Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Lindsley et al 11965026 - (D) KRIVAK 102 Motorola/Google/FENWICK RABOVIANSKI, JIVKA A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Lundberg 11276916 - (D) WORTH 101/103 CPA Global North America LLC ROSEN, ELIZABETH H

2644 Ex Parte Vaittinen et al 11366623 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Nokia Technologies Oy IRACE, MICHAEL

2686 Ex Parte Alrabady et al 11868819 - (D) STEPHENS 103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (GM) ADNAN, MUHAMMAD

2699 Ex Parte Lanham 11833817 - (D) ENGELS 103 RUSSO & DUCKWORTH , LLP PHAM, VIET DAVID

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Wu 11737961 - (D) McGRAW 102/103 J C PATENTS PAGE, DALE E

2834 Ex Parte Crary 12288628 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. JOHNSON, ERIC

2884 Ex Parte Klunder et al 12447668 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LEE, SHUN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Blust et al 12328348 - (D) SMEGAL 112(1) 103 NCR Corporation COLLINS, MICHAEL

3673 Ex Parte Al-Mutairi 12571566 - (D) JESCHKE 103 112(1)/112(2) LOWE HAUPTMAN & HAM, LLP GALL, LLOYD A

3689 Ex Parte Sussmeier et al 12334935 - (D) MOORE 103 PITNEY BOWES INC. SHANKER, JULIE MEYERS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Odom 12481087 - (D) POLLOCK 112(1)/112(2)/103/obviousness-type double patenting Covidien LP GOOD, SAMANTHA M

3782 Ex Parte Greco et al 11429555 - (D) BROWN 102/103 McCarter & English LLP ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. HELVEY, PETER N.

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES LLC Respondent, Requester v. Patent of KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,000,260 et al 10/391,420 95002369 - (D) McCARTHY 102 102 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. Third Party Requester: AMSTER, ROTHSTEIN & EBENSTEIN LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original MORAN, KATHERINE M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 GOOGLE INC. Requester v. BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,650,284 B1 et al 10/046,201 95002014 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC For Petitioner: PERKINS COIE LLP CABRERA, ZOILA E original BLUM, THEODORE M

3679 CEJN AB, Requester and Respondent, v. Westerndorf Manufacturing Co., Inc., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8007010 et al 12/658,574 95002139 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original DUNWOODY, AARON M

3686 BASIS SCIENCE, INC. Requester v. BODYMEDIA, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8073707 et al 11/247,049 95002376 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP For Third Party Requester: FENWICK & WEST LLP DEB, ANJAN K original PASS, NATALIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC Requester and Respondent v. INVENTOR HOLDINGS LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,425,828 B2 et al 09/768,567 95002033 - (D) DILLON 103 ASCENDA LAW GROUP, PC Third Party Requester: ERISE IP, P.A. GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original SAGER, MARK ALAN

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 CEJN AB, Requester and Respondent, v. Westerndorf Manufacturing Co., Inc., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7717471 et al 11/397,863 95001446 - (S) ROBERTSON 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ALBIHNS STOCKHOLM AB TIMOTHY PLATT IPQ IP SPECIALISTS AB KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original DUNWOODY, AARON M

Thursday, March 26, 2015

simpson, o'farrell

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Shih et al 12962166 - (D) DERRICK concurring NAGUMO 103 BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC - LAM RESEARCH CORP BARR, MICHAEL E

1778 Ex Parte Lauer et al 12225917 - (D) SMITH 103 ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. FITZSIMMONS, ALLISON G

1784 Ex Parte Chandra et al 12086511 - (D) SMITH 103 Cozen O'Connor SCHLEIS, DANIEL J

1788 Ex Parte David et al 13004257 - (D) DELMENDO 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ADKINS, CHINESSA T

1791 Ex Parte Given 11846236 - (D) BEST 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. DUBOIS, PHILIP A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Nikolov et al 12314706 - (D) HOELTER 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LIAO, JASON G

The Examiner cites to the decision in Ex parte Simpson, 218 USPQ 1020 (Bd. App. 1982), for the proposition that “[w]here a trademark or trade name is used in a claim as a limitation to identify or describe a particular material or product, the claim does not comply with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph.” (Id.)

Appellants contend the use of Java in the claims does not render the claims indefinite per se; instead “[a] basic question to be resolved is whether the use of ‘Java’ in the context of these claims and this application [is] indefinite, such that a person of ordinary skill in the art could not discern the metes and bounds of the claimed subject matter.” ...

We agree with Appellants. This case is closely analogous to Ex Parte O’Farrell, Appeal No. 2011-011075, 2014 WL 2112325, at *4 (PTAB May 19, 2014) (non-precedential). The O’Farrell panel held that the recitation of the trademark “Java” was not indefinite because “‘Java’ is a well-known and widely-used term identifying a particular programming language.” Id

Simpson, Ex parte, 218 USPQ 1020 (Bd. App. 1982) 706.03(d) 2173.05(u)

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Pandit et al 11795346 - (D) KAISER 112(2)/103 THOMSON Licensing LLC MOHAMMADI, FAHIMEH M

2445 Ex Parte El-Damhougy et al 11749172 - (D) McKEOWN 112(1)/103 LAW OFFICE OF CHARLES W. PETERSON, JR. -- BOEING SWEARINGEN, JEFFREY R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Lee et al 11721357 - (D) HUDALLA 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP AU, SCOTT D

2641 Ex Parte PEARCE 12943288 - (D) CHUNG 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (BlackBerry) ZEWARI, SAYED T

2649 Ex Parte Walsh et al 11217967 - (D) DIXON 103 PLANTRONICS, INC. HANIDU, GANIYU A

2666 Ex Parte Gritton et al 11700507 - (D) KAISER 102 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC LEFKOWITZ, SUMATI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Engl et al 11707589 - (D) McGRAW 103 Cozen O'Connor CHOUDHRY, MOHAMMAD M

2875 Ex Parte YUN et al 12605918 - (D) WILSON 103 Innovation Counsel LLP TUMEBO, TSION M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Rajamannan 12496306 - (D) FISHMAN 102/103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA WILLIAMS, MONICA L

3645 Ex Parte Teigen et al 12189145 - (D) STEPINA 103 WesternGeco L.L.C. BREIER, KRYSTINE E

3649 Ex Parte Chang et al 11321680 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 3M Innovative Properties Company KRUER, KEVIN R

3652 Ex Parte Van Mill et al 12192821 - (D) HOELTER 103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. MYERS, GLENN F

3692 Ex Parte Rucker 11589661 - (D) HILL 103 Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P. LIU, I JUNG

3694 Ex Parte Loui et al 11962790 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/112(2)/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY ABDI, KAMBIZ

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3752 Ex Parte Blaney et al 11210039 - (D) BROWN 102/103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC NGUYEN, DINH Q

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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2139 Ex Parte Sutardja 12365455 - (D) HOMERE 103 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE P.L.C. (Marvell) SADLER, NATHAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Park 12311137 - (D) BARRETT 103 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. HERMANN, KIRK W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Woehler 12626435 - (D) KIM 103 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN PATS, JUSTIN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte Abernathie 10951227 - (D) WIEKER 102 103 MDBeck Filings HOFFMAN, MARY C

3737 Ex Parte Peszynski et al 11912514 - (D) POLLOCK 112(2)/103 102 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI

3745 Ex Parte El-Aini et al 13170433 - (D) GUIJT 103 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EASTMAN, AARON ROBERT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Ahmed et al 12168521 - (D) POLLOCK 102/103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP LEVIN, MIRIAM A

1653 Ex Parte Bott et al 11676668 - (D) FREDMAN 103/obviousness--type double patenting DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP DRISCOLL, LORA E BARNHART

1674 Ex Parte Deutschman et al 11283151 - (D) GRIMES 103 Riverside Law LLP SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Saito et al 12499288 - (D) SMITH 103 DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP SLIFKA, SARAH A

1735 Ex Parte Shan et al 13161030 - (D) DELMENDO 112(1) 103/obviousness-type double patenting ALIX YALE & RISTAS LLP WARTALOWICZ, PAUL A

1743 Ex Parte Lechtenboehmer et al 12268701 - (D) DELMENDO 103 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY DEL SOLE, JOSEPH S

1745 Ex Parte Boekstegers et al 12732690 - (D) KRATZ 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. BELL, WILLIAM P

1746 Ex Parte Benner et al 12544346 - (D) SMITH 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY RIVERA, JOSHEL

1762 Ex Parte Utterodt et al 12614560 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS, PA YOON, TAE H

1764 Ex Parte Lewis et al 11989706 - (D) KAISER 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC NGUYEN, TRI V

1765 Ex Parte Meyer-Ahrens et al 11252149 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP COONEY, JOHN M

1772 Ex Parte Leflaive et al 12374911 - (D) SMITH 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. NGUYEN, TAM M

1773 Ex Parte Gil et al 12503364 - (D) GARRIS 103/obviousness-type double patenting KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. WARDEN, JILL ALICE

1773 Ex Parte Gil et al 12503380 - (D) GARRIS 103/obviousness-type double patenting KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. WARDEN, JILL ALICE

1773 Ex Parte Song et al 12825877 - (D) GARRIS 103/obviousness-type double patenting KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. WARDEN, JILL ALICE

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2117 Ex Parte Goyal et al 12495336 - (D) NAPPI 103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. NGUYEN, STEVE N

2159 Ex Parte Chen 12432916 - (D) KAISER 102/103 Garg Law Firm, PLLC IBM AUS IPLAW (GLF) PHAM, HUNG Q

2162 Ex Parte Mustonen 12387923 - (D) JURGOVAN 102 HARRINGTON & SMITH FLEURANTIN, JEAN B

2166 Ex Parte Muller et al 12327870 - (D) HOMERE 101 101/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG GMAHL, NAVNEET K

2166 Ex Parte Oliver et al 11927450 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP AHN, SANGWOO

2169 Ex Parte Heinson et al 11768083 - (D) ENGELS 103 VIERRA MAGEN/MICROSOFT CORPORATION UDDIN, MD I

2174 Ex Parte Muller et al 11949969 - (D) JENKS 102/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG NGUYEN, LE V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Miller et al 12327496 - (D) DANG 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG LIN, SHERMAN L

2452 Ex Parte Baker 11530686 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 Cochran Freund & Young/ AVAYA, Inc. HUSSAIN, TAUQIR

2453 Ex Parte Moffat et al 12145684 - (D) THOMAS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK VOSTAL, ONDREJ C

2456 Ex Parte Hasson et al 11000270 - (D) THOMAS 112(1) 103 LAW OFFICE OF MARCIA L. DOUBET, P. L. KEEHN, RICHARD G

2463 Ex Parte Del Regno 11627028 - (D) CHUNG 103 VERIZON CROMPTON, CHRISTOPHER R

2476 Ex Parte LAI 12431758 - (D) TROCK 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP HSIUNG, HAI-CHANG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte Faccin 11650445 - (D) COURTENAY 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD HTUN, SAN A

2649 Ex Parte Bevan et al 12857197 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 Apple Inc. -- FKM DEAN, RAYMOND S

2649 Ex Parte Rietman et al 11569705 - (D) WINSOR 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS PHAM, TUAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2812 Ex Parte Shero et al 12547911 - (D) TIMM 103 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP GHYKA, ALEXANDER G

2854 Ex Parte St. Ours et al 12072947 - (D) SMITH 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC CULLER, JILL E

2858 Ex Parte Borghetti et al 12781441 - (D) PAK 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY VALONE, THOMAS F

2859 Ex Parte FARR 12544496 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC EATON CORPORATION ISLA RODAS, RICHARD

2859 Ex Parte Gale et al 12423165 - (D) BEST 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL HERNANDEZ, MANUEL J

2865 Ex Parte Day 12393129 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 CONLEY ROSE, P.C. PARK, HYUN D

2893 Ex Parte Ranish et al 12437257 - (D) McGRAW 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC/AMT REAMES, MATTHEW L

2897 Ex Parte LENSKI et al 12107293 - (D) McGRAW 103 Amerson Law Firm, PLLC GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. SHAMSUZZAMAN, MOHAMMED

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3621 Ex Parte Ge et al 11427098 - (D) BAYAT 102/103 J. B. Kraft ZELASKIEWICZ, CHRYSTINA E

3623 Ex Parte Sun et al 12055630 - (D) BAYAT 102/103 GIBB & RILEY, LLC DICKERSON, TIPHANY B

3633 Ex Parte Neuschafer et al 11626650 - (D) GREENHUT 103 NILS H. LJUNGMAN & ASSOCIATES CAJILIG, CHRISTINE T

3656 Ex Parte O-Oka et al 11444466 - (D) McKONE 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. DIAZ, THOMAS C

3687 Ex Parte McDonnell et al 11259691 - (D) KIM 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY ZARE, SCOTT A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Pfeiffer et al 10858206 - (D) BROWNE 103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP JACYNA, J CASIMER

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Bell et al 11755490 - (D) HOMERE 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 (SimDesk) WONG, CABELLO, LUTSCH, RUTHERFORD NGUYEN, THUONG

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Krauss 11618214 - (D) KAISER 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC WU, JUNCHUN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
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3686 BASIS SCIENCE, INC. Requester v. BODYMEDIA, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7689437 et al 09/595,660 95002371 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP Third Party Requester: Fenwick & West, LLP BANANKHAH, MAJID A original PASS, NATALIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 ENGINEERED PLASTICS, INC. Requester v. ADA SOLUTIONS, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 8028491 et al 11/822,500 95001775 - (D) SONG 103 NIELDS, LEMACK & FRAME, LLC for Third Party Requester: FOLEY HOAG, LLP original BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP DAWSON, GLENN K original NGUYEN, NINH H