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Friday, February 26, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte LYON 12951247 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Reed Smith LLP HWA, SHYUE JIUNN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2495 Ex Parte Kisielewicz 13020547 - (D) KAISER 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SHOLEMAN, ABU S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Ahler et al 11744946 - (D) DIXON 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP SIMMONS, JENNIFER E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Nigmann et al 11349194 - (D) FETTING 112(2)/103 ARENT FOX LLP RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3648 Ex Parte Durgin 12505916 - (D) ASTORINO 103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC BRAINARD, TIMOTHY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Zhadanov et al 13785043 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 HENRY M FEIEREISEN, LLC LE, HUYEN D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1656 Ex Parte Dassler et al 11859616 - (D) ADAMS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. STEADMAN, DAVID J

1674 Ex Parte Reich et al 11615554 - (D) SMITH 103 PEPPER HAMILTON LLP SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte CHAKRAVARTI et al 12345314 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP - SABIC (CPP) CAI, WENWEN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Banerjee et al 13189063 - (D) Per curiam 103 STREETS & STEELE - IBM CORPORATION (ROC) OWYANG, MICHELLE N

2196 Ex Parte West et al 12251108 - (D) FRAHM 103 VMWARE, INC. DARRYL SMITH SWIFT, CHARLES M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Ding et al 13194875 - (D) KINDER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. ALRIYASHI, ABDULKADER MOHAMED

2476 Ex Parte Liu 12852793 - (D) KHAN 103 BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD SLOMS, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte BACHMANN et al 13543615 - (D) THOMAS 103 Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC NEALON, WILLIAM

2651 Ex Parte Bourgoin 13057246 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. BLAIR, KILE O

2674 Ex Parte Lehotsky et al 12103037 - (D) KHAN 103 EPSON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INC RUST, ERIC A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Hammel et al 12376116 - (D) TIMM 102/103 41.50 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP CARRASQUILLO, JORGE L

Claim 10 is directed to a driver, a machine or apparatus. As correctly pointed out by the Examiner, "the manner in which a device is intended to be employed does not differentiate the claimed apparatus from prior art apparatus satisfying the claimed structural limitations," and "apparatus claims must be structurally distinguishable from the prior art." Ans. 3. This is because "[a] machine is a concrete thing, consisting of parts, or of certain devices and combination of devices." See Burr v. Duryee, 68 U.S. 531, 570 (1863) (defining "machine"). Because an apparatus is a structure, the apparatus must be distinguished from the prior art on the basis of structure, and where there is reason to believe that the structure of the prior art is inherently capable of performing the claimed function, the burden shifts to the applicant to show that the claimed fünction patentably distinguishes the claimed structure from the prior art structure. See In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997); In re Hallman, 655 F.2d 212, 215 (CCPA 1981).

Burr v. Duryee, 68 U.S. (1 Wall.) 531, 17 L. Ed. 650 (1863) 2106

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Thieret 11129123 - (D) McNEILL 103 ARENT FOX LLP RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3651 Ex Parte Handfield et al 12955805 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP WAGGONER, TIMOTHY R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Wulbrandt 12531656 - (D) BAHR 103 Cozen O'Connor DO, HAILEY KYUNG AE

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 BECKMAN COULTER, INC. Requester and Appellant v. GENEOHM SCIENCES CANADA, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7838221 et al 11/248,438 95002216 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 Becton, Dickinson and Company (Knobbe Martens) Third Party Requester: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP TURNER, SHARON L original POHNERT, STEVEN C

3508 ANTEC, INC. Requester v. STREAK PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7133293 et al 95001319 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG (NY) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: STEVEN LAW GROUP DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original NOT, DEFINED

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 MYTEE PRODUCTS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of HARRIS RESEARCH, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6266892 et al 09/617,376 95001235 - (D) McCARTHY 102 Kunzler Law Group Third Party Requester: THEMIS LAW CLARKE, SARA SACHIE original WILSON, PAMELA ANNE

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