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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Toland et al 12494146 - (D) HOWARD 103 WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY JOHNSON, CEDRIC D

2194 Ex Parte BURCKART et al 12763521 - (D) JEFFERY 112(1)/112(2)/101 LAW OFFICE OF JIM BOICE WATHEN, BRIAN W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Cyron et al 12775187 - (D) MORGAN 103 Cozen O'Connor GBLENDE, JEFFREY A

2842 Ex Parte Bakalski et al 12704737 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. O TOOLE, COLLEEN J

2872 Ex Parte Luo et al 12978966 - (D) HEANEY 102 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Bosch) PICHLER, MARIN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte Mirkovic et al 12686262 - (D) ABRAMS 102/103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP COMSTOCK, DAVID C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Conlon 12636297 - (D) SILVERMAN double patenting/103 double patenting Basch & Nickerson LLP PRINGLE-PARKER, JASON A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Hospach et al 12560110 - (D) NEW 102/103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CROW, ROBERT THOMAS

1649 Ex Parte GRELL et al 13052496 - (D) ADAMS dissenting McCOLLUM 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. EMCH, GREGORY S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Mindrum 11685378 - (D) EVANS 112(a) 103 FROST BROWN TODD LLC TRUONG, CAM Y T

We declined to afford the claimed "identifier" patentable weight because  "[t]he critical question is whether there exists any new and unobvious functional relationship between the printed matter and the substrate." Mindrum 1 5 (quoting In re Gulack, 703 F.2d 1381, 1386 (Fed. Cir. 1983)). We answered that question in the negative, finding "[w]here the printed matter is not functionally related to the substrate, the printed matter will not distinguish the invention from the prior art in terms of patentability." In re Ngai, 367 F. 3d 1336, 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2004).
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We recognize that the "[d]ifferences between an invention and the prior art cited against it cannot be ignored merely because those differences reside in the content of the printed matter." Gulack, 703 F.2d at 1385. The "critical question" is whether the claimed "identifier" is more than "a new instruction sheet" because it is claimed as a "machine-readable feature configured to provide automatic acquisition of information?" See Ngai, 367 F. 3d at 1338—39 (The Ngai court reasoned that if it "were to adopt Ngai's position, anyone could continue patenting a product indefinitely provided that they add a new instruction sheet to the product").

Gulack, In re, 703 F.2d 1381, 217 USPQ 401 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2112.01

Ngai, In re, 367 F.3d 1336, 70 USPQ2d 1862 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2112.01

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2431 Ex Parte Singhal 13199739 - (D) JIVANI 102/103 103/double patenting Tara Chand Sighal CHAI, LONGBIT

2468 Ex Parte Bahrs et al 12049287 - (D) McNEILL 103 LESLIE A. VAN LEEUWEN IBM CORPORATION- POUGHKEEPSIE (JVL) WAQAS, SAAD A

2469 Ex Parte KIM et al 12534999 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 102/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. HUYNH, DUNG B.

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Conlon 12636331 - (D) SILVERMAN double patenting/103 Basch & Nickerson LLP PRINGLE-PARKER, JASON A

2618 Ex Parte Conlon 12636348 - (D) SILVERMAN double patenting/103 Basch & Nickerson LLP PRINGLE-PARKER, JASON A

2622 Ex Parte Birnbaum 12605651 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 102/103 Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP NGO, TONY N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Hagenbuch 13544913 - (D) GUIJT 112(2)/103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer BRITTMAN, FELICIA LUCILLE

3622 Ex Parte Patel et al 11373023 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. RETTA, YEHDEGA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Crowhurst 10870428 - (D) MELVIN 103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE PC GISHNOCK, NIKOLAI A

3731 Ex Parte Reiser et al 13220917 - (D) MURPHY 102/103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON WOO, JULIAN W

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