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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

riverwood, constant

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte CUVALCI et al 12255492 - (D) BEST 103 LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT M. WALLACE KITT, STEPHEN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Carr 12374372 - (D) DIXON 102/103 C. DALE QUISENBERRY KIM, TAELOR

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2476 Ex Parte Akin et al 12069886 - (D) SAADAT 103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC SLOMS, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Werne et al 12633671 - (D) HANLON 103 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL/Zilka-Kotab HUYNH, ANDY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Cook 11570298 - (D) BAHR 102/103 41.50 112(2) BIO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES (BIO IPS) LLC TRIGGS, ANDREW J

3665 Ex Parte Hunter et al 12249712 - (D) LORIN 103 CHRISTENSEN O'CONNOR JOHNSON KINDNESS PLLC SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

3677 Ex Parte Chiproot 13116187 - (D) KERINS 102/103 DEKEL PATENT LTD. UPCHURCH, DAVID M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1755 Ex Parte Shugar et al 12021682 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP PILLAY, DEVINA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2459 Ex Parte Zlateff et al 11068731 - (D) BARRETT 103 103 LEE & HAYES, PLLC NICKERSON, JEFFREY L

2466 Ex Parte Pandit et al 12309062 - (D) DILLON 103 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC TRAN, THINH D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2686 Ex Parte Dwyer et al 12342534 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 103 HONEYWELL/IFL ALIZADA, OMEED

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Bobba et al 12971000 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/103 112(2) 41.50 112(2) CANTOR COLBURN LLP PEDDER, DENNIS H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1755 Ex Parte Jacobs et al 12359978 - (D) HASTINGS 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP CHERN, CHRISTINA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2139 Ex Parte Chang et al 12274524 - (D) COURTENAY 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP SADLER, NATHAN

Because the descriptions of Appellants' figures 2 and 3A are in the "Background of the Invention" section of Appellant's Specification, and particularly because Figures 2 and 3A are expressly described with the adjective "conventional" (i.e., designating the work of another), we find this disclosed subject matter is available as prior art by admission.1

1. A statement by an applicant in the Specification or made during prosecution identifying the work of another as "prior art" is an admission which can be relied upon for both anticipation and obviousness determinations, regardless of whether the admitted prior art would otherwise qualify as prior art under the statutory categories of 35 U.S.C. 102.  Riverwood Int'l Corp. v. R.A. Jones & Co., Inc., 324 F.3d 1346, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2003); Constant v. Advanced Micro-Devices, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 1570 (Fed. Cir. 1988)

Riverwood Int’l Corp. v. R.A. Jones & Co., 324 F.3d 1346, 66 USPQ2d 1331 (Fed. Cir. 2003)  706.02 ,  2129 ,  2141.01 ,  2152.03

Constant v. Advanced Micro-Devices, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 7 USPQ2d 1057 (Fed. Cir. 1988)  706.02 ,   2128.02 ,   2129 ,   2145 ,   2152.03

2174 Ex Parte Grossman 11513189 - (D) KRIVAK 103 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. KUMAR, ANIL N

2179 Ex Parte Kandekar et al 11831196 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 FlashPoint Technology and Withrow & Terranova LO, WEILUN

2199 Ex Parte Mensah et al 10493588 - (D) HOFF 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. Accenture Global Services Limited MITCHELL, JASON D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Fleury et al 12155725 - (D) DILLON 103 Artegis Law Group, LLP BUTTRAM, ALAN T

2643 Ex Parte Rajasimman et al 11848729 - (D) CHEN 102/103 DOCKET CLERK HONG, DUNG

2662 Ex Parte Lee et al 11616918 - (D) MCMILLIN 102/103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (BlackBerry) Research in Motion Limited OSINSKI, MICHAEL S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2897 Ex Parte Nguyen Hoang 12306032 - (D) HANLON 102 NXP B.V. VU, HUNG K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Rincones 11442925 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 IBM Corporation - Endicott Drafting Center BAHL, SANGEETA

3661 Ex Parte Aekka et al 12405326 - (D) HOELTER 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL LI, CE LI

3672 Ex Parte Ocalan 12044487 - (D) ABRAMS 103/double patenting SCHLUMBERGER ROSHARON CAMPUS ANDREWS, DAVID L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Oates 12641719 - (D) JESCHKE 112(2)/103 Buche & Associates, P.C. SZAFRAN, BRIEANNA TARAH LARELL

3778 Ex Parte Qin et al 11542510 - (D) LaVIER 102/103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. HAND, MELANIE JO

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY Requester, Respondent, and Cross-Appellant v. PRIME DATUM, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent Ex Parte 8111028 et al 12/524,198 95002286 - (D) BRANCH 112(1)/103 Harris Beach/Syracuse Third Party Requester: ABB INC. LEGAL DEPARTMENT-4U6 MENEFEE, JAMES A original RO, BENTSU

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 GOOGLE INC. and MICROSOFT CORP. Requesters and Respondents v. PAID SEARCH ENGINE TOOLS, LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,043,450 et al 10/324,802 95001221 95001308 - (D) HOFF 112(2)/103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP Third Party Requester: ROBERT WILSON, QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original KYLE, CHARLES R

Monday, June 29, 2015

paulsen, intellicall, sasse, hoeksema

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Hendriks et al 10582119 - (D) KAISER 103 OLIFF PLC CHOI, PETER Y

See In re Paulsen, 30 F.3d 1475, 1480 (Fed. Cir. 1994) (inventor may define specific terms used to describe invention, but must do so “with reasonable clarity, deliberateness, and precision” and, if done, must “'set out his uncommon definition in some manner within the patent disclosure' so as to give one of ordinary skill in the art notice of the change” in meaning) (quoting Intellicall, Inc. v. Phonometrics, Inc., 952 F.2d 1384, 1387-88 (Fed. Cir. 1992)).

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

Intellicall, Inc. v. Phonometrics, Inc., 952 F.2d 1384, 21 USPQ2d 1383 (Fed. Cir. 1992) 2111.01 2181


Prior art in presumed to be enabling, but this presumption can be overcome by evidence that a process for making a claimed composition was unknown in the art at the time of the invention of that composition.  In re Sasse, 629 F.2d 675, 681 (CCPA 1980); In re Hoeksema, 399 F.2d 269, 274 (CCPA 1968).

Sasse, In re, 629 F.2d 675, 207 USPQ 107 (CCPA 1980) 716.07 2121 2121.02

Hoeksema, In re, 399 F.2d 269, 158 USPQ 596 (CCPA 1968) 2121.01 2121.02 2144.09 2145

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Swoboda 12545353 - (D) HUGHES 102 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED KUDIRKA, JOSEPH R

2117 Ex Parte Whetsel 13097362 - (D) JURGOVAN double patenting TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED TU, CHRISTINE TRINH LE

2184 Ex Parte Chaussade et al 11979361 - (D) FRAHM 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC BARTELS, CHRISTOPHER A.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Ex Parte Jupin 11603878 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. MURPHY, CHARLES C

2477 Ex Parte Krstulich 12241659 - (D) HUGHES 102/103 MARKS & CLERK ZHOU, YONG

2481 Ex Parte Lin et al 11495255 - (D) CHUNG 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC KHAN, ASHER R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2621 Ex Parte Leung et al 12203254 - (D) FRAHM 101/103 Davidson Sheehan LLP Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. SHERMAN, STEPHEN G

2636 Ex Parte Bardalai et al 12109455 - (D) SIU 102 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. DOBSON, DANIEL G

2682 Ex Parte Benedict et al 12640024 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY OBINIYI, PAULSON IDOWU

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Barr et al 12462325 - (D) HOUSEL 103 ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC The Dow Chemical Company WHALEN, DANIEL B

2835 Ex Parte Blok 12094415 - (D) FRAHM 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS DRAVININKAS, ADAM B

2842 Ex Parte LIN 12603119 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 NORTH AMERICA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION CHENG, DIANA

2842 Ex Parte Sindalovsky et al 13178812 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 LSI CORPORATION KIM, JUNG H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Forbes 12698664 - (D) BAHR 103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP LE, MARK T

3664 Ex Parte ARNOLD et al 12192652 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AMIN, BHAVESH V

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Rogers et al 11877428 - (D) WARNER 112(1)/101/103 GTC Law Group LLP & Affiliates c/o CPA Global FRISBY, KESHA

3761 Ex Parte BERLAND et al 12370449 - (D) WIEKER 103 41.50 112(2)/103 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC SCA Hygiene Products AB TREYGER, ILYA Y

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2467 Ex Parte Nagra et al 11825351 - (D) BUI 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MAIS, MARK A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Surdeanu et al 10550741 - (D) HOUSEL 103 103 41.50 112(1) KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP LIN, JOHN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Priesett et al 11516823 - (D) FISCHETTI 102/103 102/103 Dilworth IP - SAP AMSDELL, DANA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Rogers et al 11853608 - (D) GUIJT 103 103 GTC Law Group LLP & Affiliates c/o CPA Global THAI, XUAN MARIAN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Jaworowski et al 13198362 - (D) LEBOVITZ concurring NAGUMO 112(2)/103 Bachman & LaPointe, P.C. EMPIE, NATHAN H

1731 Ex Parte Roberts et al 11950974 - (D) DERRICK 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) Helena Holding Company SMITH, JENNIFER A

1733 Ex Parte Kobayashi et al 12812252 - (D) WARREN 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. MCGUTHRY BANKS, TIMA MICHELE

1745 Ex Parte Pendse 12018441 - (D) WARREN 103 Atkins and Associates, P.C. STATS ChipPAC/PATENT LAW GROUP: TOLIN, MICHAEL A

1763 Ex Parte Sriram et al 13059726 - (D) NAGUMO 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. USELDING, JOHN E

1787 Ex Parte Fujimura et al 12298147 - (D) NAGUMO 112(2) 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. ENGLISH, PATRICK NOLAND

1792 Ex Parte Sugiura et al 11993228 - (D) KAISER 103 41.50 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. ZILBERING, ASSAF

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Moerman et al 11916349 - (D) STEPHENS 103 NXP B.V. PUCHE, TAHILBA O

2159 Ex Parte Schofield 12700861 - (D) ZADO 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC International Business Machines Corporation MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2193 Ex Parte Mintzlaff 12063894 - (D) McCARTNEY 101/102 NXP B.V. YAARY, MICHAEL D

2194 Ex Parte Cheng et al 11958696 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Middleton Reutlinger (IBM) DORAIS, CRAIG C

2198 Ex Parte Belkin et al 11536838 - (D) ENGELS 103 Setter Roche LLP KRETZMER, ERIKA A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Gaughan et al 10420131 - (D) FRAHM 103 Zenith Electronics LLC ZHONG, JUN FEI

2453 Ex Parte Lei et al 10459811 - (D) FRAHM 103 PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP PVF -- ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION KYLE, TAMARA TESLOVICH

2463 Ex Parte Feng 11274956 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC ANWAR, MOHAMMAD S

2463 Ex Parte Gorbachov 12470960 - (D) NEW 102/103 STETINA BRUNDA GARRED & BRUCKER RFAXIS, INC. CHENG, CHI TANG P

2469 Ex Parte Luciani et al 11209579 - (D) STEPHENS 112(2)/102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HUYNH, DUNG B.

2486 Ex Parte He 11608690 - (D) TROCK 103 Huffman Law Group, P.C. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. DOBBS, KRISTIN SENSMEIER

2494 Ex Parte Omahony 11578882 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 NXP B.V. GERGISO, TECHANE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Schmidl et al 11704495 - (D) DIXON 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED TAYONG, HELENE E

2631 Ex Parte Ghauri 12147784 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 ESCHWEILER & ASSOCIATES LLC YU, LIHONG

2656 Ex Parte LIN et al 12419563 - (D) BEAMER 102 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP Realtek Semiconductor Corporation FLANDERS, ANDREW C

2667 Ex Parte BISSETT 12178428 - (D) KAHN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY BALI, VIKKRAM

2686 Ex Parte Venkatesan et al 12611580 - (D) KUMAR 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH ADNAN, MUHAMMAD

2687 Ex Parte Breuil et al 12524850 - (D) NEW 102/103 HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP ST-Eriksson SA. TUN, NAY L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Ex Parte Wang et al 11784076 - (D) HOUSEL 103 SAILE ACKERMAN LLC Headway Technologies Inc. KIM, SUN M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Lesur 12089864 - (D) WIEKER 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC KIM, SHIN H

3657 Ex Parte Kim et al 12434057 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 BrooksGroup SCHWARTZ, CHRISTOPHER P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Dilyard et al 11151166 - (D) GUIJT 102 MCNEES WALLACE & NURICK LLC GUIDOTTI, LAURA COLE

3773 Ex Parte Helmus 10075970 - (D) GUIJT 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Paturu 10461603 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 DR. SUMATHI PATURU, MD. SEREBOFF, NEAL

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 GOOGLE INC. Requester, v. Patent of VEDERI, LLC Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,239,760 B2 et al 11/130,004 95000682 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 41.77 102/103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP CRAVER, CHARLES R original PATEL, KANJIBHAI B

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 SEALED AIR CORPORATION, Requester, v. Patent of FREE-FLOW PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte RE42,240 E et al 05/463,266 95001694 - (D) ROBERTSON 102/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Alston & Bird, LLP SPEER, TIMOTHY M

1803 ENZO DIAGNOSTICS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 5241060 et al 07/532,704 90012361 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102 KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: Karen R. Zachow, Ph.D. LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP. KUNZ, GARY L original ROLLINS, JOHN W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3713 NINTENDO OF NORTH AMERICA, INC., SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., AND MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Requester, v. ADC TECHNOLOGY, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 6702585 et al 95001236 - (D) 10/307,886 SIU 103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C. Third Party Requester: Erise IP, P.A. WOOD, WILLIAM H original CHENG, JOE H

3713 NINTENDO OF NORTH AMERICA, INC., SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, INC., AND MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Requester, v. ADC TECHNOLOGY, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 6,488,508 et al 09/733,541 90009521 - (D) SIU 102/103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C. Third Party Requester: Erise IP, P.A. WOOD, WILLIAM H original CHENG, JOE H


Friday, June 26, 2015

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Yoshida 12003231 - (D) SMITH 103 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC KUNEMUND, ROBERT M

1734 Ex Parte Ahmad et al 12437075 - (D) SMITH 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION LEE, REBECCA Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2493 Ex Parte Thompson et al 12593801 - (D) HOFF 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC PATEL, HARESH N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Spivey et al 12275851 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 DITTHAVONG & STEINER, P.C. NAJARIAN, LENA

3673 Ex Parte Loughlin et al 12362185 - (D) ASTORINO 102 Graham Curtin, P.A. BOSWELL, CHRISTOPHER J

3687 Ex Parte Botton et al 11365940 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 MARTIN D. MOYNIHAN d/b/a PRTSI, INC. REFAI, RAMSEY

3688 Ex Parte Gustafson 12346217 - (D) BAYAT 102/103 Qwest Communications International Inc. CAO, VINCENT M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte Wong 12393039 - (D) BAHR 112(1)/103 Albert Wong PREBILIC, PAUL B

3782 Ex Parte Quick et al 11861139 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 CONLEY ROSE, P.C. WAGGENSPACK, ADAM J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1624 Ex Parte STOREY et al 12875465 - (D) MILLS 102 112(1) 41.50 103 Foley & Lardner LLP HABTE, KAHSAY

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex Parte Anderson 12860036 - (D) COLAIANNI 102 102 YEE & ASSOCIATES P.C. ALEXANDER, LYLE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2121 Ex Parte Falkenauer 12331321 - (D) BAER 103 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP CHANG, SUNRAY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte Steele et al 12789822 - (D) BAHR 103 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP - HALLIBURTON ANDREWS, DAVID L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Major 11733242 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EASTMAN, AARON ROBERT

3766 Ex Parte Min 11955268 - (D) SCHOPFER 102 102 41.50 103 PACESETTER, INC. BERTRAM, ERIC D

3777 Ex Parte Powers et al 12064316 - (D) WOODS 102/103 102 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS PARK, PATRICIA JOO YOUNG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte Bashir et al 11579286 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - SABIC Americas MESH, GENNADIY

1784 Ex Parte PICKERING et al 13033880 - (D) McSHANE 103 ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC The Dow Chemical Company LANGMAN, JONATHAN C

1791 Ex Parte Takai et al 12449439 - (D) McSHANE 112(1)/112(2)/103 KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP WATTS, JENNA A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Avery 12386345 - (D) KRIVAK 102 PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM COMPANY OF AMERICA LEGGETT, ANDREA C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2681 Ex Parte Alsafadi 12302987 - (D) FRAHM 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MA, KAM WAN

2691 Ex Parte Radivojevic et al 11223873 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC PARK, SANGHYUK

2694 Ex Parte Westerman et al 11818397 - (D) SAADAT 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA MOON, SEOKYUN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Manning 11495499 - (D) HANLON 102/103 41.50 112(2) FLETCHER YODER SMITH, BRADLEY

2881 Ex Parte Bateman et al 11720520 - (D) SMITH 103 Waters Technologies Corporation CHANG, HANWAY

2892 Ex Parte KHANDEKAR et al 12730747 - (D) HOUSEL 102/103 Advent/Maxim ZHU, SHENG-BAI

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1796 Mexichem Amanco Holding S.A. de C.V. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of Honeywell International Inc. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,524,805 et al 10/837,526 95000574 - (D) ROBERTSON 102/103 HONEYWELL/FOX/BANNER THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: RYAN KROMHOLZ & MANION, S.C. JOHNSON, JERRY D original WEBB, GREGORY E

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1796 Mexichem Amanco Holding S.A. de C.V. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of Honeywell International Inc. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7825081 et al 12/198,411 95000630 - (D) ROBERTSON 102/103 103 HONEYWELL/FOX/BANNER JOHNSON, JERRY D original WEBB, GREGORY E

Thursday, June 18, 2015

eli lilly, ariad, hearing, nautilus

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2458 Ex Parte Davis et al 12524500 - (D) THOMAS 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP RECEK, JASON D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Bouhamame et al 12678507 - (D) DELMENDO 102 NXP B.V. LE, DINH THANH

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Whynot 12341845 - (D) SHAW 103 103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. OWYANG, MICHELLE N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3665 Ex Parte Lukose et al 12263176 - (D) MOHANTY 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Ex Parte Lingappa et al 10911421 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) 112(1)/double patenting QUINE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, P.C. BOESEN, AGNIESZKA

“The description requirement of the patent statute requires a description of an invention, not an indication of a result that one might achieve if one made that invention.” Regents of the University of California v. Eli Lilly & Co., 119 F.3d 1559, 1568 (Fed. Cir. 1997). ...

This is particularly relevant when, as here, Appellants’ Specification discloses that one has to experiment to determine if a conformer for any particular protein could, in fact, be produced, let alone be distinguishably identified by a ligand (see FF 13). Notwithstanding Appellants’ contentions to the contrary:

[A] sufficient description of a genus . . . requires the disclosure of either a representative number of species falling within the scope of the genus or structural features common to the members of the genus so that one of skill in the art can “visualize or recognize” the members of the genus.

Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Co., 598 F.3d 1336, 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2010). “[M]erely drawing a fence around the outer limits of a purported genus[, as Appellants have done on this record,] is not an adequate substitute for describing a variety of materials constituting the genus and showing that one has invented a genus and not just a species” (id.). ...

“The written description requirement [serves to] . . . ensure[] that when a patent claims a genus by its
function or result, the specification recites sufficient materials to accomplish that function.” Ariad, 598 F.3d at 1352. In this regard, the written description requirement requires “more than a ‘wish’ or ‘plan’ for obtaining” the claimed invention. Id. at 1350.

Regents of the University of California v. Eli Lilly & Co., 119 F.3d 1559, 43 USPQ2d 1398 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.032161.0121632163.022163.03

Ariad Pharms., Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co., 598 F.3d 1336, 94 USPQ2d 1161 (Fed. Cir. 2010)(en banc) 2161.01

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Granit et al 12279952 - (D) TROCK 103 LARSON NEWMAN, LLP HASSAN, AURANGZEB

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2493 Ex Parte Hird 12272205 - (D) HOMERE 103 Vierra Magen / CA Inc ZAIDI, SYED A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2696 Ex Parte Rak et al 11738981 - (D) HAAPALA 103 BlackBerry Limited (Fitch Even) CRAWLEY, KEITH L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte PUPPI et al 12971606 - (D) GUIJT 103 112(2) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP Pirelli & C. S.p.A. VENNE, DANIEL V

As claimed, the suffix “like” acts as a term of degree because it is intended to encompass structures that may differ to some degree from threads. Our reviewing court has held that “[n]ot all terms of degree are indefinite,” but that “‘the specification must provide[] some standard for measuring that degree.’” Hearing Components, Inc. v. Shure Inc., 600 F.3d 1357, 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (abrogated on other grounds by Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2120 (2014)) (internal citation and quotation omitted).

We find the portions of the Specification cited by Appellants fail to provide the requisite standard for measuring whether a structure is “thread-like.”

3671 Ex Parte Oberg 13151792 - (D) GEIER 103 NIKOLAI & MERSEREAU, P.A. TROUTMAN, MATTHEW D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Drack et al 12893728 - (D) MAYBERRY 102/103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY PRAGER, JESSE M

3788 Ex Parte Sloan 12227610 - (D) GREENHUT 103 SKINNER AND ASSOCIATES NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC Requester, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. MICROSOFT CORP. Patent Owner, Respondent, and Cross-Appellant Ex Parte 6339780 et al 08/851,877 95002267 - (D) JEFFERY 103 HAYNES & BOONE LLP FOR PATENT OWNER:  KLARQUIST SPARKMAN LLP original Lee & Hayes, PLLC KISS, ERIC B original JUNG, DAVID YIUK

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

gordon

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Haub et al 11690911 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC KEATON, SHERROD L

2174 Ex Parte Keohane et al 11759978 - (D) WINSOR 103 41.50 101 YEE & ASSOCIATES PC IBM CORP (YA) KUMAR, ANIL N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte Siravo et al 11231099 - (D) HORNER 103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP BRAY, STUART SAMUEL

3775 Ex Parte Mathieu et al 11147140 - (D) WOODS 103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP BATES, DAVID W

Additionally, if the proposed modification would render the prior art invention being modified unsatisfactory for its intended purpose, then there is no suggestion or motivation to make the proposed modification. In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900, 902 (Fed. Cir. 1984).

Gordon, In re, 733 F.2d 900, 221 USPQ 1125 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2143.01 2144.08

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Mayer et al 10968022 - (D) SAADAT 103 103 YARON MAYER KAPLAN, BENJAMIN A

2448 Ex Parte Agundez Dominguez et al 12741943 - (D) SMITH 102 102 ERICSSON INC. WHIPPLE, BRIAN P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2126 Ex Parte Negre 12162495 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 YOUNG & THOMPSON VON BUHR, MARIA N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Duffield 10580806 - (D) BARRETT 103 Thomson Licensing Inc CHOKSHI, PINKAL R

2457 Ex Parte Creemer et al 12687763 - (D) BUI 102/103 Mahamedi Paradice LLP (QCA) DALENCOURT, YVES

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Westerman et al 11700636 - (D) ZADO 102 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA OKEBATO, SAHLU

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3734 Ex Parte Jung et al 11541378 - (D) WIEKER 103 112(2)/double patenting Constellation Law Group, PLLC KAPOOR, SIDHARTH

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

alice, mayo, ovshinsky

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Dubinsky et al 11482133 - (D) HAAPALA 102/103 41.50 101 BELL NUNNALLY & MARTIN LLP DEBROW, JAMES J

We find these claims are ineligible for patent protection because they are directed to an abstract idea.

The decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank lnt’l, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014) is controlling. We analyze the claims using a two part-analysis: 1) Determine whether the claim is directed to an abstract idea; and 2) if an abstract idea is present in the claim, determine whether any element, or combination of elements, in the claim is sufficient to ensure the claim amounts to significantly more than the abstract idea itself. See Alice Corp., 134 S.Ct at 2350. ...

“[S]imply appending conventional steps, specified at a high level of generality, to laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas cannot make those laws, phenomena, and ideas patentable.” Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs, Inc., 132 S.Ct 1289, 1300 (2012); see also Alice Corp., 134 S.Ct at 2359–60 (purely conventional functions performed by the computer are not enough to transform an abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention).

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 566 U.S. __, 132 S.Ct. 1289, 101 USPQ2d 1961 (2012) 2106.01

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Bringuier et al 12843402 - (D) ANKENBRAND 103 CORNING INCORPORATED EL SHAMMAA, MARY A

2886 Ex Parte CHILDERS et al 12695613 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP- BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED PAJOOHI GOMEZ, TARA S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Steger et al 12571895 - (D) HOSKINS 103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. KRAMER, DEVON C

3747 Ex Parte Tao et al 12513019 - (D) WOODS 103 RATNERPRESTIA KIM, JAMES JAY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Gelman et al 10621112 - (D) DILLON 103 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. STMICROELECTRONICS KEEHN, RICHARD G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Viswanathan et al 11486990 - (D) MOORE 102 102 HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C ROY, BAISAKHI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Amano et al 11870516 - (D) GRIMES 103 Covidien LP/Shumaker & Sieffert P.A. ZISKA, SUZANNE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Weispfenning et al 11936614 - (D) HASTINGS 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION CHUO, TONY SHENG HSIANG

1782 Ex Parte Enzinger et al 13137070 - (D) GARRIS 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC WOOD, ELLEN SUZANNE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2137 Ex Parte Batra 11648113 - (D) ZADO 103 ADDMG - ST (first filed US/Asia) CYGIEL, GARY W

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 Ex Parte Barber-Mingo et al 12507939 - (D) SMITH 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER, L.L.P. LAI, MICHAEL C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Gattani et al 11523136 - (D) KAISER 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN PERROMAT, CARLOS

2625 Ex Parte Kwisthout 12446276 - (D) BEAMER 102/103 SHIMOKAJI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. ENGLISH, ALECIA DIANE

2681 Ex Parte Luterotti 12553542 - (D) PYONIN 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH LU, SHIRLEY

2682 Ex Parte Schilling et al 11422831 - (D) TROCK 103 Perkins Coie LLP GLENN PATENT GROUP LABBEES, EDNY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Baldwin et al 12543458 - (D) THOMAS 103 UNR/DRI Technology Transfer Office FAYYAZ, NASHMIYA SAQIB

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3616 Ex Parte Fontaine et al 12451516 - (D) BRANCH 103 The Carter Law Firm NGUYEN, STEVEN H D

3671 Ex Parte Farmer 12504881 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 ZARLEY LAW FIRM P.L.C. MITCHELL, JOEL F

3679 Ex Parte Leahy et al 11538990 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Armstrong Teasdale LLP MACARTHUR, VICTOR L

An allegation of improper bias by an examiner must be made in separate correspondence and is a matter for petition, not appeal.  See, e.g., In re Ovshinsky, 24 USPQ2d 1241 (Comm'r Pat. 1992); see also 37 C.F.R. 1.3 (2012) ("Complaints against examiners ... must be made in correspondence separate from other papers.").

3689 Ex Parte Camhi et al 12323890 - (D) BAYAT 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP NGUYEN, THUY-VI THI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Waggle et al 12035475 - (D) BAHR 103 KENNAMETAL INC. SWINNEY, JENNIFER B

3727 Ex Parte Dewing 12455163 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 D. MORGAN TENCH BERRY, STEPHANIE R

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex parte HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY COMPANY, LTD. Appellant Ex Parte 6887114 et al 10/896,121 90012447 - (D) CHEN 103 JONES DAY THIRD PARTY REQUESTER : Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP PATEL, HETUL B original TSUKERMAN, LARISA Z