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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2676 Ex Parte Sewell et al 11847474 - (D) FRAHM 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER MCLEAN, NEIL R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Akridge 11531488 - (D) FREDMAN 103 JENSEN + PUNTIGAM, P.S. CORNET, JEAN P

We do not find this argument persuasive because a “mere statement of a new use for an otherwise old or obvious composition cannot render a claim to the composition patentable.” In re Zierden, 411 F.2d 1325, 1328 (CCPA 1969).

We also note that it “is a general rule that merely discovering and claiming a new benefit of an old process cannot render the process again patentable.” In re Woodruff, 919 F.2d 1575, 1577–78 (Fed. Cir. 1990)

Woodruff, In re, 919 F.2d 1575, 16 USPQ2d 1934 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2144.05

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Gerster 11343558 - (D) GUPTA 102 112(2)/103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC SU, XIAOWEI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2863 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12290681 - (D) HASTINGS 103 INTELLECTUAL VENTURES - ISF BETSCH, REGIS J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Kachline et al 11855202 - (D) KINDER 103 41.50 103 Lincoln Electric Company/Perkins COIE LLP JENNISON, BRIAN W

3769 Ex Parte Wang 12850658 - (D) WIEKER 102/103 BWT PROPERTY, INC. LIPITZ, JEFFREY BRIAN

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