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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Ellers-Lenz et al 12733646 - (D) TOWNSEND 103/double patenting THE FIRM OF HUESCHEN AND SAGE N ANOV A, SVETLANA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2135 Ex Parte Muralimanohar et al 13092912 - (D) KHAN 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise GEBRIL, MOHAMED M

2184 Ex Parte Grohman et al 12603468 - (D) DIXON 103 Betty E. Ungerman MAMO, ELIAS

As such, the Examiner need not give patentable weight to descriptive material absent a new and unobvious functional relationship between the descriptive material and the substrate. See In re Lowry, 32 F.3d 1579, 1582- 1583 (Fed. Cir. 1994); In re Ngai, 367 F.3d 1336, 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (nonfunctional descriptive material cannot render nonobvious an invention that would have otherwise been obvious).

Lowry, In re, 32 F.3d 1579, 32 USPQ2d 1031 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2111.05

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

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte THOMA et al 13547195 - (D) KUMAR 103 KEATING & BENNETT, LLP SCHOPPE, ZIMMERMANN , STOCKELER & ZINKLER LESNICK, ALEXANDER J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Karlsson 13679948 - (D) MacDONALD 101/251 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook CARLSON, JEFFREY D

OPQA Ex Parte OKIGAMI 13907583 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP GUILLERMETY, FRED

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