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Thursday, December 31, 2015

CIAS

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Forster et al 12938634 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 SAP SE c/o BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC JACOB, AJITH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2483 Ex Parte Young 12642482 - (D) HUGHES 103 Garlick & Markison (VIXS) ITSKOVICH, MIKHAIL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12319143 - (D) WIEDER 102 41.50 112(2) Constellation Law Group, PLLC COLEMAN, CHARLES P.

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Johnson 12726381 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 41.50 112(2) McGarry Bair PC MATTEI, BRIAN DAVID

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 Ex Parte Grayzel et al 13022503 - (D) STEPINA 102/103 102/103 41/50 102 JEFFREY GRAYZEL BUI, VY Q

The term “comprised of” means “including but not limited to.” See CIAS, Inc. v. Alliance Gaming Corp., 504 F.3d 1356, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (“Although ‘comprised of’ is not used as regularly as ‘comprising,’ and ‘comprised of’ is sometimes used other than as a ‘transition phrase,’ nonetheless it partakes of long-standing recognition as an open-ended term.”).

3774 Ex Parte Tan et al 12580565 - (D) WARNER 103 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLP STEWART, ALVIN J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Acey et al 12447862 - (D) SMITH 103 K&L Gates LLP-Orange County IVANOVA, SVETLANA M

1657 Ex Parte Harkins 11810349 - (D) JENKS 103 LAW OFFICE OF PHILLIP F. FOX SCHUBERG, LAURA J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Muhle et al 12224261 - (D) PAK 112(2) 112(1) KENYON & KENYON LLP SZEWCZYK, CYNTHIA

1787 Ex Parte Rondon et al 12783985 - (D) KRATZ 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (BO) STACHEL, KENNETH J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte van Hoff 12257963 - (D) HOWARD 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. KURIEN, CHRISTEN A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Park et al 11182271 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(1)/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. JAIN, ANKUR

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Pettersen et al 12975530 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 Streets & Steele - Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. SATANOVSKY, ALEXANDER

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Jung 12088966 - (D) GEIER 103 41.50 112(1)/112(2) KENYON & KENYON LLP BEHNCKE, CHRISTINE M

3661 Ex Parte Somerville et al 11968974 - (D) MELVIN 103 Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (GM) KONG, SZE-HON

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Whittington et al 12249359 - (D) MARSCHALL 102 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. YIP, JACK

3774 Ex Parte Kloss et al 11815757 - (D) OSINSKI 102 J C PATENTS LOPEZ, LESLIE ANN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 LG ELECTRONICS, INC. Requester v. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,454,071 B2 et al 11/684,841 95002353 - (D) DILLON 102/103 AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT - GB Third Party Requester: LEE, HONG, DEGERMAN, KANG & WAIMEY LAROSE, COLIN M original BAYAT, ALI

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC. Requester, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent v. AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC Patent Owner, Respondent, and Cross-Appellant Ex Parte 7,634,228 et al 14/148201 95001281 - (R) BRANCH 103 112(1)/102/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: KENYON & KENYON LLP original BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL LAROSE, COLIN M original GELIN, JEAN ALLAND

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

sneed, yorkey

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Noe et al 12134641 - (D) GUIJT 103 JANSSON MUNGER MCKINLEY & SHAPE LTD. TRUONG, THANH K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Dlugos et al 12562267 - (D) GUIJT 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC REDDY, SUNITA

3766 Ex Parte Moffitt 12904933 - (D) WARNER 102/103 Lowe Graham Jones Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. WU, TONG E

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Ren 12582142 - (D) KRIVAK 103 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP NGUYEN, PHU K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Chornet et al 12587389 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein COHEN, STEFANIE J

see also In re Sneed, 710 F.2d 1544, 1550 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (“[I]t is not necessary that the inventions of the references be physically combinable to render obvious the invention under review.”).

Sneed, In re, 710 F.2d 1544, 218 USPQ 385 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 1445 2145

1745 Ex Parte Cowan et al 11104409 - (D) DERRICK 103 Georgia-Pacific LLC BELL, WILLIAM P

Yorkey v. Diab, 601 F.3d 1279, 1284 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (The Board has discretion to give more weight to one item of evidence over another “unless no reasonable trier of fact could have done so”).

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Schimpf et al 12647965 - (D) TROCK 103 BAINWOOD HUANG & ASSOCIATES LLC c/o LOTUS AND RATIONAL SOFTWARE TORGRIMSON, TYLER J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte Olson 11710722 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 SAILE ACKERMAN LLC ULLAH MASUD, MOHAMMAD R

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1626 BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO. and PUBLIC PATENT FOUNDATION Requesters and Respondents v. ABBVIE Inc. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7148359 et al 11/122,300 95000570 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102 ABBOTT LABORATORIES For Third Party Requestor: PUBLIC PATENT FOUNDATION and MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB HUANG, EVELYN MEI original SHIAO, REI TSANG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2463 CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. BEAR CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7889722 et al 11/253,129 95002190 - (D) CHEN 103 Joseph B. Thompson THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP original Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original MARCELO, MELVIN C

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

plantronics

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Disch 12745901 - (D) SMITH 103 THOMPSON HINE LLP GOLIGHTLY, ERIC WAYNE

1716 Ex Parte Lutterman et al 12352641 - (D) NAGUMO 103 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC DHINGRA, RAKESH KUMAR

1759 Ex Parte KWON 12051680 - (D) WARREN 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO, LLP BALL, JOHN C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Hu et al 11289251 - (D) CHUNG 103 The Brevetto Law Group, PLLC HASTY, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Bahr 12310390 - (D) CHUNG 103 Staas & Halsey LLP DUONG, CHRISTINE T

Plantronics, Inc. v. Aliph, Inc., 724 F.3d 1343, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2013) ("Where, as here, the necessary reasoning is absent, we cannot simply assume that 'an ordinary artisan would be awakened to modify prior art in such a way as to lead to an obviousness rejection.' It is in such circumstances, moreover, that it is especially important to guard against the dangers of hindsight bias." (citation omitted))

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2627 Ex Parte Pryor 11980715 - (D) KHAN 103 WARNER NORCROSS & JUDD LLP KUMAR, SRILAKSHMI K

2645 Ex Parte Labrogere et al 12675251 - (D) TROCK 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT BILGRAMI, ASGHAR H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Solomon et al 12738842 - (D) SMITH 103 PURRFECT PATENTS LLC SIMON KAHN - PYI HAGAN, SEAN P

2871 Ex Parte Suh et al 12850653 - (D) FENICK 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP QUASH, ANTHONY G

2874 Ex Parte Cox et al 12710545 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 CORNING INCORPORATED SMITH, CHAD

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Shabaz et al 11014413 - (D) BROWN 103 Bard Biopsy Systems HOEKSTRA, JEFFREY GERBEN

3744 Ex Parte Shah 10585970 - (D) HILL 103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P C. THOMPSON, JASON N

3775 Ex Parte PLECKO et al 12700225 - (D) BROWN 102 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP KU, SI MING

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1772 Ex Parte Van et al 12439780 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. PREGLER, SHARON

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2692 Ex Parte Han 12573079 - (D) KRIVAK 103 112(1)/103 41.50 102/103 Andrews Kurth LLP MERKOULOVA, OLGA VLADNIROVNA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte PANKEN 12433038 - (D) JESCHKE 102/103 112(2)/101 41.50 112(2) Medtronic Inc. (Neuro) MAHMOOD, NADIA AHMAD

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Rubino 11596090 - (D) POLLOCK 103/double patenting FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG SNGH, RANDEEP

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Kozinsky et al 12437791 - (D) PAK 112(2)/102 MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP MOHADDES, LADAN

1731 Ex Parte NOCHI et al 13471033 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP WOOD, JARED M

1741 Ex Parte Propst et al 13567642 - (D) KENNEDY 103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP CORDRAY, DENNIS R

1746 Ex Parte Weikard et al 11978463 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC BRADFORD, ELIZABETH

1772 Ex Parte Chewter et al 12743270 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY BULLOCK, IN SUK C

1776 Ex Parte Witt 12742098 - (D) DELMENDO 102/103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. THERKORN, ERNEST G

1786 Ex Parte Lecomte et al 11722039 - (D) SMITH 102/103 Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP LOPEZ, RICARDO E.

1797 Ex Parte Willettt et al 11912041 - (D) SMITH 102/103 HONEYWELL/CONLEY ROSE EOM, ROBERT J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2117 Ex Parte Gearhardt et al 10954939 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103 CLARK HILL PLC TABONE JR, JOHN J

2131 Ex Parte Jibbe et al 12178064 - (D) SAADAT 103 LSI CORPORATION MACKALL, LARRY T

2172 Ex Parte Bates et al 12208373 - (D) DEJMEK 103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP THATCHER, PAUL A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Joris et al 11126939 - (D) KHAN 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise FAN, HUA

2454 Ex Parte ELIAS et al 11379465 - (D) SMITH 103 AT&T Legal Department - HFZ WU, TSUNG YIN

2468 Ex Parte Lugo 12919153 - (D) COURTENAY 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY YANG, ZHAOHUI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte AKIFUSA et al 12858810 - (D) KRIVAK 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. MCCULLEY, RYAN D

2634 Ex Parte Yang et al 12281821 - (D) FISHMAN 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS GHULAMALI, QUTBUDDIN

2656 Ex Parte Ozden 13725714 - (D) MORGAN 103 Vista IP Law Group, LLP (GN Resound) ROBINSON, RYAN C

2685 Ex Parte Gakhar et al 12636888 - (D) STRAUSS 103/double patenting KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. TANG, SON M

2693 Ex Parte Hansen 12665542 - (D) KRIVAK 103 103 41.50 112(2) Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, PC MA, CALVN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Warner 12249153 - (D) SMEGAL 103 Global Patent Services - Legal IP Central CULLER, JILL E

2881 Ex Parte Knippelmeyer et al 12095198 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC PURINTON, BROOKE J

2881 Ex Parte Wagganer 12128420 - (D) NAPPI 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (Lam) SMYTH, ANDREW P

2896 Ex Parte Meftah et al 12517858 - (D) McGRAW 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS KALAM, ABUL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Salomon et al 11522206 - (D) McSHANE 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. (SAP) ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

3633 Ex Parte Simmons 13296616 - (D) GREENHUT 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP IHEZIE, JOSHUA K

3687 Ex Parte Hodge et al 12286341 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP Apple Inc. AN, IG TAI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Zhou et al 12819950 - (D) HILL 112(1)/103 41.50 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (PA) EASTWOOD, DAVID C

3763 Ex Parte Schnell et al 11993663 - (D) GREENHUT 103 112(2) Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) MEDWAY, SCOTT J

3773 Ex Parte Knapp 12983254 - (D) MELVIN 103 PATENT LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL E. WOODS HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

Monday, December 28, 2015

seattle box

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2411 Ex Parte DeJana et al 13152090 - (D) McMILLIN 103 CAHN & SAMUELS, LLP NGUYEN, CHUONG M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Brown 11119335 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. REYES, REGINALD R

3696 Ex Parte Brady 10103818 - (D) MOHANTY 103 DLA PIPER US LLP TROTTER, SCOTT S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Herslow 12006168 - (D) HOUSEL 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 HENRY I. SCHANZER, ESQ REDDY, SATHAVARAM I

“When a word of degree is used the [fact-finder] must determine whether the patent’s specification provides some standard for measuring that degree.” Seattle Box Co. v. Indus. Crating & Packaging,Inc., 731 F.2d 818, 826 (Fed. Cir. 1984).

Seattle Box Co. v. Industrial Crating & Packing, Inc., 731 F.2d 818, 221 USPQ 568 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2173.05(b)

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Ledlie et al 12980864 - (D) McCARTNEY 102 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. SAMS, MATTHEW C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Albrecht et al 12558517 - (D) JENKS 102/103 TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP WEST, THEODORE R

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Stute et al 12653731 - (D) DELMENDO 103 KLAUS J. BACH CREPEAU, JONATHAN

1735 Ex Parte Bausch et al 13181719 - (D) DELMENDO 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB YUEN, JACKY

1777 Ex Parte Rohde et al 12200488 - (D) SMITH 103 K&L Gates LLP-Chicago ZALASKY, KATHERINE M

1789 Ex Parte Verreet 10547992 - (D) SMITH 103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP WYROZEBSKI, KATARZYNA 1

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte BHATNAGAR et al 12551737 - (D) FENICK 112(1)/112(2)/103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP KUDIRKA, JOSEPH R

2159 Ex Parte Pierce et al 12748284 - (D) MORGAN 102/103 Orthosensor, Inc. VU, THONG H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Purpura et al 11390657 - (D) JIVANI 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. SCHNURR, JOHN R

2441 Ex Parte King 12820839 - (D) JIVANI 103 BlackBerry Limited (CRGO Cases) KATSIKIS, KOSTAS J

2481 Ex Parte BEKIARES et al 12648274 - (D) FENICK 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. PEREZ FUENTES, LUIS M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Weiler 12086439 - (D) KRIVAK 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION BRANDT, CHRISTOPHER M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2874 Ex Parte Nakagawa et al 11092881 - (D) KHAN 112(1)/103 SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL BEDTELYON, JOHN M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte Hoyos et al 11456189 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Haynes & Boone, LLP ABDI, KAMBIZ

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
BIOTAGE AB Requester v. PATENT OF SCIENTIFIC PLASTIC PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8066875 et al 12/152,165 95001985 - (D) ROBERTSON 112(1)/103 41.77 103 DAVID M. QUINLAN, P.C. KUGEL, TIMOTHY J

AFFIRMED
BIOTAGE AB Requester v. Patent of SCIENTIFIC PLASTIC PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8070957 et al 12/152,166 95001986 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 41.77 103 DAVID M. QUINLAN, P.C. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FOLEY AND LARDNER, LLP XU, LING X

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

brown

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Puttaswamy 12272669 - (D) MOORE 103 WINSTEAD P.C. IBM CORP. (WSM) WU, RUTAO

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Herslow 12006168 - (D) HOUSEL 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 HENRY I. SCHANZER, ESQ REDDY, SATHAVARAM I

Claim 1 is directed to an assembly for forming a document, which we interpret as directed to an apparatus, i.e. a structure which can be termed a machine or manufacture under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Thus, claim 1 is a structural claim and as such must be distinguished from the prior art based on structure. “[I]t is the patentability of the product claimed and not of the recited process steps which must be established.” In re Brown, 459 F.2d 531, 535 (CCPA 1972).

Brown, In re, 459 F.2d 531, 173 USPQ 685 (CCPA 1972) 2113 2183

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Ledlie et al 12980864 - (D) McCARTNEY 102 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. SAMS, MATTHEW C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Albrecht et al 12558517 - (D) JENKS 102/103 TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP WEST, THEODORE R

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Stute et al 12653731 - (D) DELMENDO 103 KLAUS J. BACH CREPEAU, JONATHAN

1777 Ex Parte Rohde et al 12200488 - (D) SMITH 103 K&L Gates LLP-Chicago ZALASKY, KATHERINE M

1789 Ex Parte Verreet 10547992 - (D) SMITH 103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP WYROZEBSKI, KATARZYNA I

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte BHATNAGAR et al 12551737 - (D) FENICK 112(1)/112(2)/103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP KUDIRKA, JOSEPH R

2159 Ex Parte Pierce et al 12748284 - (D) MORGAN 102/103 Orthosensor, Inc. VU, THONG H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2441 Ex Parte King 12820839 - (D) JIVANI 103 BlackBerry Limited (CRGO Cases) KATSIKIS, KOSTAS J

2481 Ex Parte BEKIARES et al 12648274 - (D) FENICK 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. PEREZ FUENTES, LUIS M

2488 Ex Parte Wang et al 13084142 - (D) SAADAT 103 Davidson Sheehan LLP VIXS Systems Inc. PONTIUS, JAMES M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Bateni et al 12327068 - (D) MOORE 103 TERADATA US, INC. JARRETT, SCOTT L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Briscoe et al 11469736 - (D) MURPHY 103 MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. GRAY, PHILLIP A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2821 CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC. Requester v. LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7619539 et al 10/824,248 95002260 - (D) CURCURI 103 103 Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC. NASSER, ROBERT L original VO, TUYET THI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2825 TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO. LTD Requester and Respondent v. TELA INNOVATIONS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8,185,865 B2 et al 12/717,885 95002214 - (D) DILLON 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. Third Party Requester: HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP GE, YUZHEN original DOAN, NGHIA M

2876 BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC., Third Party Requester, v. E2INTERACTIVE, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7,578,439 et al 11/691,766 95001464 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) Third Party Requester: COOLEY LLP ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original TRAIL, ALLYSON NEEL


Monday, December 21, 2015

williamson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REEXAMINATION

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

Friday, December 18, 2015

impax, gleave, novo

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Johnston 12020308 - (D) NAPPI 102/103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Adobe Systems Incorporated HO, RUAY L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Reynolds et al 13020073 - (D) COURTENAY 102 ERICSSON INC. CHEVALIER, ROBERT

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte IMAI et al 12973635 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. POINTE, WHITNEY A

2646 Ex Parte Jubin et al 12459317 - (D) DILLON 103 Docket Clerk - SAMS RAMPURIA, SHARAD K

2686 Ex Parte Toledo et al 12554114 - (D) STRAUSS 103/double patenting MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD LU, SHIRLEY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Booth 13008093 - (D) TROCK 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION LE, DANG D

3623 Ex Parte Deshpande et al 11938061 - (D) SHAH 103 The Brevetto Law Group, PLLC GURSKI, AMANDA KAREN

3687 Ex Parte Foll 11664941 - (D) HUTCHINS 103 Squire PB (NVA/DC Office) AN, IG TAI

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1627 Ex Parte Alberts 13019005 - (D) JENKS 103 103 MARVIN A. GLAZER SOROUSH, LAYLA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Kopelman 12451896 - (D) SHIANG 103 103/double patenting WSGR / Align Technology , Inc. ALHIJA, SAIF A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte McConnell et al 12576652 - (D) FINK 102/103 102/103 SPRINT SHIN, KYUNG H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Wisherd et al 11696744 - (D) EVANS 103 double patenting Zebra/Alston & Bird OBAYANJU, OMONIYI

3687 Ex Parte Guzzo et al 12985779 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 103 41.50 112(2) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY LUDWIG, PETER L

3735 Ex Parte Kaiser 12510370 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 102/103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) WESTON, TIFFANY C

"The enablement requirement for prior art to anticipate under section 102 does not require utility, unlike the enablement requirement for patents under section 112." Impax Labs., Inc. v. Aventis Pharms. Inc., 468 F.3d 1366, 1381 (Fed. Cir. 2006). see also In re Gleave, 560 F.3d 1331 (Fed. Cir. 2009) and Novo Nordisk Pharms., Inc. v. Bio-Tech. Gen. Corp., 424 F.3d 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

Impax Labs. Inc. v. Aventis Pharm. Inc., 468 F.3d 1366, 81 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed Cir. 2006) 2121 2122 2152.02(b)

Gleave, In re, 560 F.3d 1331, 90 USPQ2d 1235 (Fed. Cir. 2009) 2152.02(b)

AFFIRMED
1628 Ex Parte PERSHADSINGH 12916337 - (D) GRIMES 103 Acuity Law Group, P.C. SZNAIDMAN, MARCOS L

1735 Ex Parte Buxbaum 10784055 - (D) BEST 103 Blue Filament Law WARTALOWICZ, PAUL A

1741 Ex Parte Jaeckel et al 12349242 - (D) BEST 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP SNELTING, ERIN LYNN

1741 Ex Parte Calais et al 12526341 - (D) SQUIRE 103 ARKEMA INC. CALANDRA, ANTHONY J

1779 Ex Parte VELU et al 12633825 - (D) SMITH 103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY FORTUNA, ANA M

1793 Ex Parte Arenz et al 11659902 - (D) HASTINGS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2116 Ex Parte McCollom 12505142 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY CHANG, ERIC

2166 Ex Parte Eyres et al 12576959 - (D) HAMANN 103 Kunzler Law Group/ARC HARPER, ELIYAH STONE

2192 Ex Parte Huin et al 12906851 - (D) JURGOVAN 112(2)/102/103 Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP LEE, MARINA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Krysiak et al 12995731 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Workman Nydegger BAYOU, YONAS A

2435 Ex Parte Francfort et al 12224799 - (D) FENICK 102 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP DADA, BEEMNET W

2461 Ex Parte DeCusatis et al 12050503 - (D) KUMAR 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-IBM POUGHKEEPSIE MIAN, OMER S

2484 Ex Parte Jagmag 12539337 - (D) MORGAN 103 Foley & Lardner LLP/ Broadcom Corporation CHOWDHURY, NIGAR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2661 Ex Parte Cooper 11514075 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102/103 Stevens Law Group MONK, MARK T

2662 Ex Parte Gao et al 13125968 - (D) ENGELS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY COLEMAN, STEPHEN P

2665 Ex Parte McAllister et al 12900362 - (D) DANG 102/103 Artegis Law Group, LLP/NVIDIA GILLIARD, DELOMIA L

3676 Ex Parte OMALLEY et al 12758414 - (D) BAHR 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP- BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED HARCOURT, BRAD

3763 Ex Parte Robinson et al 12230777 - (D) SCHOPFER 102/103 LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS WOO MEHTA, BHISMA

REHEARING

GRANTED
3766 Ex Parte Rise et al 12425758 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A WU, TONG E

DENIED
1628 Ex Parte Bernstein 13247125 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) PAGONAKIS, ANNA

1766 Ex Parte Robinson et al 12600295 - (D) McKELVEY 103 THE LUBRIZOL CORPORATION WASHVILLE, JEFFREY D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Choudhary et al 12177691 - (D) HUME 103 CRGO LAW PAN, PHOEBE X

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Zukauskas et al 12401043 - (D) ANKENBRAND 112(1)/112(2) LaBatt, LLC (SET) HOLLWEG, THOMAS A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
3742 AMERICAN HEAT MANUFACTURER, LLC Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. ECOSMART US LLC Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 7,945,146 et al 12/136,034 95001823 - (D) SONG 102 McNeely, Hare & War, LLP Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent Daniel S. Polley, P.A. ENGLE, PATRICIA LYNN original ROBINSON, DANIEL LEON

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Nazomi, karlin

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Mansfield et al 12861373 - (D) SMITH 102/103 HOUST CONSULTING (Varian) IPPOLITO, NICOLE MARIE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Khelifa et al 10571698 - (D) LORIN 102/103 102/103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP GONZALEZ, PAOLO

“[C]laim differentiation normally means that limitations stated in dependent claims are not to be read into the independent claim from which they depend.” Nazomi Commc'ns, Inc. v. Arm Holdings, PLC., 403 F.3d 1364, 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (quoting Karlin Techs., Inc. v. Surgical Dynamics, Inc., 177 F.3d 968, 971–72 (Fed. Cir. 1999).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Wang et al 12841450 - (D) THOMAS 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT CHEN, CAI Y

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Kamikawa et al 12314402 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C. KIM, JAY C