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Friday, May 29, 2015

oda, vizio

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Schmid et al 11129456 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1)/112(2)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NILAND, PATRICK DENNIS

An amendment to correct an obvious error does not constitute new matter where one skilled in the art would not only recognize the existence of the error in the specification but would also recognize the appropriate correction.  In re Oda, 443 F.2d 1200 (CCPA 1971).

Oda, In re, 443 F.2d 1200, 170 USPQ 268 (CCPA 1971) 2163 2163.07

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Victor et al 12365151 - (D) LORIN 103 Intellectual Property Investment Law Group WINSTON III, EDWARD B

Thus the language is properly construed to functionally limit the shape point rather than merely describe an intended use. Cf. Vizio, Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n, 605 F.3d 1330, 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2010) ("[T]he 'for decoding' language ... is properly construed as a limitation, and not merely a statement of purpose or intended use for the invention, because 'decoding' is the essence or a fundamental characteristic of the claimed invention.").

3652 Ex Parte Zimmerhackl et al 12039980 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Amerson Law Firm, PLLC GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. BERRY JR, WILLIE WENDELL

3667 Ex Parte Diegelmann et al 12370279 - (D) BAHR 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP CHEUNG, MARY DA ZHI WANG

3673 Ex Parte Letton et al 12878217 - (D) GUIJT 103 41.50 112(2) ROETZEL & ANDRESS (CLV) Sealy Technology, LLC CUOMO, PETER M

3687 Ex Parte Meek et al 11369780 - (D) LORIN 103 Alston & Bird LLP McKESSON Automation, Inc. REFAI, RAMSEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Jacobson 11549591 - (D) BUI 103 STEVEN M MITCHELL LAVERT, NICOLE F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Ackley et al 12477693 - (D) BOUDREAU 103 103 Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP Disney Enterprises, Inc. YANG, JAMES J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Priest 12630843 - (D) KINDER 102/103 112(2)/102/103 RATHE PATENT & IP LAW DDI, Inc. CHIN-SHUE, ALVIN CONSTANTINE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Peyman 12770011 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 The Law Office of Patrick F. O'Reilly III, LLC SHAY, DAVID M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte Cheng et al 13190252 - (D) DERRICK 112(2)/103 THE LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT J. EICHELBURG International Business Machines Corporation HAMILTON, CYNTHIA

1732 Ex Parte TAKI et al 12946283 - (D) BEST 103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C. Cataler Corporation VADEN, KENNETH I

1746 Ex Parte Oldani et al 12696476 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. NVIDIA Corporation AFTERGUT, JEFFRY H

1779 Ex Parte Clayson 13769010 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Sean P. O'Hanlon, Esq., PLLC Tayflo Filtration, Ltd. ANDERSON, DENISE R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Burrichter et al 12478203 - (D) TROCK 103 Middleton Reutlinger (IBM) International Business Machines Corporation CONYERS, DAWAUNE A

2163 Ex Parte Goh et al 12543917 - (D) SAADAT 102 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. International Business Machines Corporation PHAN, TUANKHANH D

2164 Ex Parte Setlur et al 12129901 - (D) NEW 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. Nokia Corporation ADAMS, CHARLES D

2166 Ex Parte Piironen et al 12103975 - (D) SAADAT 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation YEN, SYLING

2183 Ex Parte Lindholm et al 12690225 - (D) DIXON 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP NVIDIA CALDWELL, ANDREW T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte GRAHAM 12349622 - (D) DIXON 103 Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. JAKOVAC, RYAN J

2468 Ex Parte Herrero-Veron et al 11745165 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson JENSEN, NICHOLAS A

2494 Ex Parte Ebringer et al 12048595 - (D) SAADAT 103 Baker Botts LLP Computer Associates Think, Inc. GERGISO, TECHANE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2619 Ex Parte Novosad et al 12197190 - (D) DIXON 103 Artegis Law Group, LLP MEROUAN, ABDERRAHIM

2645 Ex Parte Allore et al 12269601 - (D) HOMERE 103 BRAKE HUGHES BELLERMANN LLP c/o CPA Global MAPA, MICHAEL Y

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Wong 12850633 - (D) MAYBERRY 101/112(1) 112(2)/103 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Dr. Alfred Y. Wong O'CONNOR, MARSHALL P

3686 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12383819 - (D) WIEDER 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC Searete LLC Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC WILLIAMS, TERESA S

3689 Ex Parte Chessell et al 12173009 - (D) WIEDER 101/103 Useful Arts IP IBM Corporation FISHER, PAUL R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Zhang et al 12396196 - (D) ADAMS 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. STICE, PAULA J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2629 MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC Requester and Respondent v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,411,582 B2 et al 10/989,877 95002342 - (D) HOFF 103 PATENT OWNER: KLARQUIST SPARKMAN LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP KE, PENG original NGUYEN, KIMNHUNG T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2819 Ex parte ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC Appellant Ex Parte 6052062 et al 08/920,329 90012268 - (D) CHEN 103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC Third Party Requester: TUCKER ELLIS LLP RUBIN, MARGARET R original JEANGLAUDE, JEAN BRUNER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3713 ADC TECHNOLOGY, INC., Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. NINTENDO OF NORTH AMERICA, INC., SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., AND MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Third Party Requesters, Cross-Appellants, and Respondents Ex Parte 6875021 et al 95001237 10/713,713 90009520 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C. For Third Party Requesters: COOLEY LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H original CHENG, JOE H

3713 ADC TECHNOLOGY, INC., Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. NINTENDO OF NORTH AMERICA, INC., SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., AND MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Third Party Requesters, Cross-Appellants, and Respondents Ex Parte 6,488,508 et al 95001234 09/733,541 90009521 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C For Third Party Requesters: SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H original CHENG, JOE H

3713 ADC TECHNOLOGY, INC., Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. NINTENDO OF NORTH AMERICA, INC., SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., AND MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Third Party Requesters, Cross-Appellants, and Respondents Ex Parte 6,702,585 et al 95001236 10/307,886 90009522 - (D) MARTIN 103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C For Third Party Requesters: ERISE IP, P.A. WOOD, WILLIAM H original CHENG, JOE H

Thursday, May 28, 2015

gardner

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Salini 10545348 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Mintz Levin/Boston Office MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Swaine et al 12155926 - (D) STRAUSS 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. PATEL, JIGAR P

2157 Ex Parte Gustafson et al 12638254 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 41.50 101 Fletcher Yoder, P.C. NBC Universal Media, LLC PARK, GRACE A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Huang et al 11427344 - (D) HUGHES 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP DUBASKY, GIGI L

2497 Ex Parte Yup 11716916 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP RASHID, HARUNUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Feilkas et al 12358523 - (D) JIVANI 103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG SHIN, ANDREW

2642 Ex Parte Schlesener et al 12263964 - (D) EVANS 103 SPRINT SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. PEREZ GUTIERREZ, RAFAEL

2657 Ex Parte Charney et al 10863577 - (D) STEPHENS 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP SPOONER, LAMONT M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Matsunaga 12786874 - (D) MOORE 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC HUNTER, ALVIN A

The Examiner finds that Sugimoto discloses a golf club head having a face portion, wherein the face portion includes a first region and a second region, and wherein the first region "covers up to 50%" of the face portion. Final Act. 2.  The Examiner then cites case law, including Gardner v. TEC Sys., Inc., 725 F.2d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 1984), for the proposition that changes in size or proportions do not impart patentability unless they are "critical." Final Act. 2. ...

The facts in this case are not similar to those in Gardner v. TEC Sys. Inc. - a case in which the claimed dimensions did not cause the claimed device to perform differently than the prior art device.  See Gardner, 725 F.2d at 1349

Gardner v. TEC Systems, Inc., 725 F.2d 1338, 220 USPQ 777 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2144.04

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Bradley 11092851 - (D) DIXON 102 102/103 Baker Botts LLP LIN, SHEW FEN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte Kratzmeier et al 12279046 - (D) SMITH 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global LEONG, SUSAN DANG

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Gienke 12407364 - (D) NEW 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC OBERLY, ERIC T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Farineau 10365476 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC ALAM, MUSHFIKH I

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Briscoe et al 11432795 - (D) DELMENDO 251 Locke Lord LLP Water Technologies Corporation FRANK, RODNEY T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte Cooper et al 12084602 - (D) STEPINA 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY JOHNSON, PHILLIP A

3674 Ex Parte Xu 12501203 - (D) MARSCHALL 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP SAYRE, JAMES G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Rich et al 11906618 - (D) WOODS 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP HILLERY, NATHAN

3765 Ex Parte FERNANDES et al 12724535 - (D) KERINS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ANNIS, KHALED

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 MLB ADVANCED MEDIA L.P. Requester and Appellant v. BASEBALL QUICK LLC Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7628716 et al 09/878,860 95002347 - (D) KOHUT concurring JEFFERY 103 41.77(b) 103 TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP Third Party Requester: Foley & Lardner LLP SAADAT, CAMERON original CHAMBERS, MICHAEL S

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

howmedica, Phillips

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Courdy et al 11748125 - (D) HOFF 103 Bell & Manning, LLC The University of Utah Research Foundation MINA, FATIMA P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Panigrahi 12538681 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (EchoStar) SALAD, ABDULLAHI ELMI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Landry 11964368 - (D) WARREN 102/103 Cesari & Reed, L.L.P. MAI, TIEN HUNG

2854 Ex Parte Hoffman et al 11683835 - (D) OWENS 103 HID Global c/o Westman Champlin & Koehler, P.A CULLER, JILL E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Accardi 12359539 - (D) GUIJT 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. NGUYEN, XUAN LAN T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex Parte Roder et al 13373336 - (D) DERRICK 103 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP Biodesix, Inc. XU, XIAOYUN

Having carefully considered the Specification and Appellants’ arguments, we find no clear requirement that added calibrant is excluded. Our reviewing Court has “repeatedly held that the fact that the specification describes only a single embodiment, standing alone, is insufficient to limit
otherwise broad claim language.” Howmedica Osteonics Corp. v. Wright Med. Tech., Inc., 540 F.3d 1337, 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (declining to impute a limitation into a disputed claim term in the absence of a clear requirement in the specification, even where “every disclosure of [the disputed term] in the specification shows [the alleged limitation]”); see also Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (“[W]e have expressly rejected the contention that if a patent describes only a single embodiment, the claims of the patent must be construed as being limited to that embodiment.”).

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

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Smith et al 11534089 - (D) FRAHM 103 103 MMB/Purdue Research Foundation SCHWARTZ, JOSHUA L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte To et al 12789137 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Garg Law Firm, PLLC IBM END IPLAW (GLF) International Business Machines, Corp. LIN, SHEW FEN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Marshall et al 10177825 - (D) FRAHM 101/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN c/o CPA Global SAINT CYR, JEAN D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Kuhl et al 12852551 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (BlackBerry) Research in Motion Limited GU, YU

2658 Ex Parte Buck et al 12241837 - (D) TROCK 103 ALLEMAN HALL MCCOY RUSSELL & TUTTLE LLP Harman Becker Automotive Systems GMBH DORVIL, RICHEMOND

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Cohan et al 11551458 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. Eyelab Group, LLC D'ANGELO, MICHAEL J

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 STRYKER CORPORATION Requester and Appellant v. HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7568246 et al 11/804,970 95002051 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 41.77(b) 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Hill-Rom) THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD WHITTINGTON, KENNETH original TRETTEL, MICHAEL

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION Requester, Cross-Appellant and Respondent v. 454 LIFE SCIENCES CORPORATION Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent Ex Parte 8012690 et al 11/982,095 95001765 - (D) LEBOVITZ concurring GUEST 103/314(a) 41.77(b) 103 COOLEY LLP for THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP 454 Life Sciences Corporation CAMPELL, BRUCE R original THOMAS, DAVID C

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

chilowsky, lindell

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Enqvist et al 11886702 - (D) HOUSEL 102/103 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK Metso Paper Inc. MINSKEY, JACOB T

1797 Ex Parte Augstein 13081724 - (D) GARRIS 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. SIEFKE, SAMUEL P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Connors et al 12400280 - (D) GRIMES 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES Sony Corp. and Sony Electronics KELLS, ASHER

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Hilt et al 11395455 - (D) LORIN 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP Alcatel-Lucent VOSTAL, ONDREJ C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Noe 11672256 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (Regal-Beloit) SCHEUERMANN, DAVID W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Henderson et al 12208807 - (D) HUTCHINS 103 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. Forte Automation Systems, Incorporated and Procure Treatment Centers, Incorporated AMIN, BHAVESH V

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Sugiyama et al 10468433 - (D) MILLS 102 Foley & Lardner LLP Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited LOVE, TREVOR M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1736 Ex Parte GOLZHAUSER et al 12675285 - (D) HASTINGS 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP MCCRACKEN, DANIEL

We have considered the Declaration, but do not find it persuasive of establishing patentability of the appealed subject matter. Although factual evidence is preferable to opinion testimony, such testimony is entitled to consideration and some weight so long as the opinion is not on the ultimate legal conclusion at issue. While an opinion as to a legal conclusion is not entitled to any weight, the underlying basis for the opinion may be persuasive. In re Chilowsky, 306 F.2d 908, 916 (CCPA 1962) (expert opinion that an application meets the requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 112 is not entitled to any weight; however, facts supporting a basis for deciding that the specification complies with 35 U.S.C. § 112 are entitled to some weight); In re Lindell, 385 F.2d 453, 456 (CCPA 1967). On this record, Declarant has not directed us to persuasive evidence sufficient to establish that a person of ordinary skill in the art would not have recognized the suitability of using Murakami’s process for graphitizing a SAM as exemplified in Eck.

Chilowsky, In re, 306 F.2d 908, 134 USPQ 515 (CCPA 1962) 716.01(c)

Lindell, In re, 385 F.2d 453, 155 USPQ 521 (CCPA 1967) 716.01(c)

1792 Ex Parte TOMINAGA et al 12768159 - (D) BEST 103 BURR & BROWN, PLLC Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2126 Ex Parte Samon i Castella et al 12668993 - (D) KAISER 103 EGBERT LAW OFFICES NORTON, JENNIFER L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Gray et al 12322804 - (D) SHIANG 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (FOR Mitel) BELANI, KISHIN G

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2681 Ex Parte Noe et al 12226834 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 JAMES E. MROSE Trapco, Ltd. MA, KAM WAN

2685 Ex Parte Bonicatto et al 13019814 - (D) FINK 103 CRAWFORD MAUNU PLLC Landis+Gyr Technologies, LLC BENLAGSIR, AMINE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2851 Ex Parte Huynh et al 12583552 - (D) DELMENDO 101 IMPERIUM PATENT WORKS Active-Semi, Inc. (BVI) SIEK, VUTHE

2886 Ex Parte DiFoggio et al 12368576 - (D) SMITH 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP- BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED HANSEN, JONATHAN M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Burchianti et al 12235190 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/103 PIETRAGALLO GORDON ALFANO BOSICK & RASPANTI, LLP Celtic Healthcare, Inc. NGUYEN, TRAN N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Conrad 12460738 - (D) SMEGAL 102/103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB  Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH. KRAMER, DEVON C

Friday, May 22, 2015

par pharmaceutical

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte McDonagh et al 12992530 - (D) ADAMS 103 CLARK & ELBING LLP VAN BUREN, LAUREN K

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Thurlow et al 12307622 - (D) SHIANG 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC CHOI, YUK TING

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Ferrato et al 11667593 - (D) SHAW 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP AU, SCOTT D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Evans et al 11760013 - (D) FETTING 103 FlashPoint Technology and Withrow & Terranova GOLDMAN, MICHAEL H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Masaoka 12804519 - (D) GOODSON 103 Manabu Masaoka UTAMA, ROBERT J

3752 Ex Parte Eschenburg 12387764 - (D) MURPHY 103 CHRISTOPHER JOHN RUDY BOECKMANN, JASON J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Linder 11662887 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 NATH, GOLDBERG & MEYER WESTERBERG, NISSA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Lauritzen et al 12542420 - (D) SMITH 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY DANG, THUAN D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2172 Ex Parte Kaneshiro et al 12131083 - (D) LaVIER 103 WINSTEAD P.C. IBM CORP. (WSM) BADAWI, ANGIE M

We find the Examiner’s reasoning to be sufficient to support the finding that Moody I inherently teaches “determining a number” of email messages, as claimed. Although a finding of inherency in the context of obviousness must meet a “high standard,” PAR Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 773 F.3d 1186, 1195 (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Examiner has satisfied it here, as “the limitation at issue necessarily must be present,” id. at 1196.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte NOBLE et al 11548591 - (D) MURPHY 103 (Weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP LETTMAN, BRYAN MATTHEW

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2831 BRIDGEPORT FITTINGS, INC. Requester, Appellant v. ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC. Patent Owner, Respondent Ex Parte 7060900 et al 11/338,367 95001982 - (D) Per Curium 103 41.77 103 The Jackson Patent Group, LLC Third Party Requester: Briggs and Morgan P.A. NASSER, ROBERT L original ESTRADA, ANGEL R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 COLDHARBOUR MARINE LIMITED Requester, Respondent v. MH SYSTEMS, INC.Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte RE41859 et al 11/484,828 95001559 - (D) SONG 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP Patent Owner: MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. GELLNER, JEFFREY L original OLSON, LARS A

Thursday, May 21, 2015

giacomini, lockwood, jepson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Haltiner et al 12788834 - (D) McSHANE 103 Delphi Technologies, Inc. DUDLEY, ARCHER DAVIS

1786 Ex Parte KWONG et al 13233213 - (D) NAGUMO 103 Duane Morris LLP (UDC) CLARK, GREGORY D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2198 Ex Parte Moon et al 11877184 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC KABIR, MOHAMMAD H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex Parte Jiang 11984779 - (D) MacDONALD 103 41.50 112(2) Blue Capital Law Firm, P.C. ALMEIDA, DEVIN E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte Collomosse et al 12179857 - (D) COURTENAY 112(2)/102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CHEN, XUEMEI G

Our reviewing court guides, "[A]n application is not entitled to a patent if another's patent discloses the same invention, which was carried forward from an earlier U.S. provisional application or U.S. non-provisional application."  In re Giacomini, 612 F.3d 1380, 1383 (Fed. Cir. 2010). "An important limitation is that the provisional application must provide provisional written description support for the claimed invention."  Id. (emphasis added). ...

However, our reviewing court clarifies that "it is 'not a question of whether one skilled in the art might be able to construct the patentee's device from the teachings of the disclosure....  Rather, it is a question whether the application necessarily discloses that particular device,' ... A description which renders obvious the invention for which an earlier filing date is sought is not sufficient." Lockwood v. American Airlines, Inc., 107 F.3d 1565, 1572 (Fd. Cir. 1997) (quoting Jepson v. Coleman, 314 F.2d 533, 536 (CCPA 1963))(emphasis added). ...

Because of the Examiner's repeated reliance on the word "implied" in the Final Office Action, and based upon our review of the record, we are persuaded the Liu application, at best, may render obvious some portions of the necessary support.  However, under 112, first paragraph (written description), "[a] description which renders obvious the invention for which an earlier filing date is sought is not sufficient." Lockwood, 107 F.3d at 1572. (Emphasis added).

Lockwood v. American Airlines, Inc., 107 F.3d 1505, 41 USPQ2d 1961 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2133.03(a) 2163 2163.02

2691 Ex Parte MA 11840906 - (D) JIVANI 112(1)/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. YANG, KWANG-SU

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3667 Ex Parte Lich et al 12665897 - (D) HOFFMAN 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP LANG, MICHAEL DEAN

3671 Ex Parte KUREK 12620908 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 41.50 112(2) James Ray & Associates Intellectual Property, LLC RISIC, ABIGAIL ANNE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Diehl et al 10487489 - (D) THOMAS 103 103 MYERS WOLIN, LLC HOLDER, BRADLEY W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Zhang 12010150 - (D) HORVATH 103 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. LEE, JUSTIN YE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Davis et al 12239964 - (D) HOELTER 103 103 BGL/Yahoo! Overture MYHRE, JAMES W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte State 11775332 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2)/103 112(2)/103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. NGUYEN, TIN DUC

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte HAAS et al 12487137 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP COONEY, JOHN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Peled et al 10927044 - (D) HAAPALA 103 MARTIN D. MOYNIHAN d/b/a PRTSI, INC. WANG, HARRIS C

2447 Ex Parte Rimac et al 12813026 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. JOSHI, SURAJ M

2457 Ex Parte Esfahany et al 12582201 - (D) BAER 103 Baker Botts LLP NANO, SARGON N
AFFIRMED 2625 Ex Parte Sun 11372458 - (D) MANTIS MERCADOR 103 Griggs Bergen LLP SCHNIREL, ANDREW B

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte CRUESS et al 12203480 - (D) HUME 103 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. NGUYEN, TUAN HOANG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2874 Ex Parte Keeton et al 12332469 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 NCR Corporation SMITH, CHAD

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Blouin et al 11303165 - (D) FETTING 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES PC IBM CORP (YA) JASMIN, LYNDA C

3646 Ex Parte Newman et al 12423411 - (D) STAICOVICI 112(1) 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. NGUYEN, CHUONG P

3659 Ex Parte Silva et al 12641829 - (D) HOELTER 103 FCA US LLC KNIGHT, DEREK DOUGLAS

3689 Ex Parte Villena et al 10536692 - (D) McSHANE 102/103 Northern Virginia Law and Technology Services, LLC RUHL, DENNIS WILLIAM

3693 Ex Parte Richter 11475573 - (D) FETTING 101 Welsh & Katz, Ltd. WEISBERGER, RICHARD C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Harpell 12381031 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 JACK PAAVILA MULLER, BRYAN R

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Koefelda et al 11499251 - (D) WOODS 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. MCKINLEY, CHRISTOPHER BRIAN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 SEMILEDS CORPORATION Requester and Respondent v. CREE, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte Edmonds et al 7,737,459 11/112,429 95001627 - (D) KOHUT 102/103 WILMERHALE/BOSTON Third Party Requester: Baker Botts LLP original MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original LOUIE, WAI SING

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Keller et al 12911117 - (D) GARRIS 102/double patenting NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY YANG, JIE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2438 Ex Parte Rodgers et al 11743533 - (D) KAISER 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. HERZOG, MADHURI R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Bailey et al 11671264 - (D) KHAN 103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP TRAN, MONG-THUY THI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte KAWAKAMI 12233754 - (D) HORNER 112(1)/102/103 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP YABUT, DANIEL D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 Ex Parte Schaeffer et al 11810533 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 BGL/Cook - Chicago MATHEW, SEEMA

3763 Ex Parte Hillis et al 11485619 - (D) MILLS 102/103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte van Os et al 12364470 - (D) SHAW 103 103 Apple c/o Morrison & Foerster LLP SF TILLERY, RASHAWN N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Zufall et al 11797048 - (D) DANG 103 103 Dorsey & Whitney LLP d/b/a DBSD Satellite Services G.P. DISH Network L.L.C. TRAN, PAUL P

Given the language used, the "such that" clause is reasonably interpreted to identify the resulting condition (enabling the mobile units/device to perform an intended function of combining with multicast content) that occurs when the multicast data is transmitted, as positively recited in claims 44 and 69.  Thus, the "such that" clause at issue is akin to a "whereby" clause that merely states the result of transmitting the multicast data.  Our reviewing court has conluded that "[a] 'whereby' clause that merely states the result of the limitations in the claim adds nothing to the patentability or substance of the claim." Texas Instruments, Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n, 988 F.2d 1165, 1172 (Fed. Cir. 1993) (citation ommitted).  Further, our reviewing court guides: "[a]n intended use or purpose usually will not limit the scope of the claim because such statements usually do no more than define a context in which the invention operates." Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. v. Schering-Plough Corp., 320 F.3d 1339, 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2003).  Thus, giving the claims their broadest reasonable interpretation, we find the claims merely require "transmitting" from a satellite multicast data to mobile units/device.

Texas Instruments, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 988 F.2d 1165, 26 USPQ2d 1018 (Fed. Cir. 1993) 716.04

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte HOURIET et al 12967626 - (D) MOHANTY 103 103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP LONG, FONYA M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Chan 12869939 - (D) BROWNE 103 103 Edell, Shapiro & Finnan LLC SIMMS JR, JOHN ELLIOTT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte BUTTERBAUGH et al 13082676 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 KAGAN BINDER, PLLC COLEMAN, RYAN L

1793 Ex Parte STRILICH et al 12578929 - (D) WILSON 103 K&L Gates LLP-Chicago PRAKASH, SUBBALAKSHMI

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2492 Ex Parte Nair 12463135 - (D) KAISER 102/103 Mahamedi Paradice LLP (QCA) KIM, TAE K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Satyavolu et al 13082762 - (D) FETTING 112(2) 103 GTC Law Group LLP & Affiliates CPA Global ROJAS, HAJIME S

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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 - (D) SIU 102 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77 102 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: PATENT GROUP C/O DLA PIPER US LLP LIE, ANGELA M original DESTA, ELIAS

AFFIRMED
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 - (D) SIU 102 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP PATENT GROUP C/O DLA PIPER US LLP KE, PENG original AUVE, GLENN ALLEN