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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 Ex Parte Nazarenko 13016004 - (D) MAJORS 102 MMWVIP, LLC CHUNDURU, SURYAPRABHA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2636 Ex Parte Hann 13300728 - (D) BARRY 102/103 YOUNG & THOMPSON LAMBERT, DAVID W

2658 Ex Parte Krishnan et al 11915834 - (D) HAMANN 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED ADESANYA, OLUJIMI A

2672 Ex Parte Tse et al 13095314 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER WAIT, CHRISTOPHER

2697 Ex Parte HAJJAR et al 13153304 - (D) BARRY 103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - Prysm REGN, MARK W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2897 Ex Parte Rietzler et al 12947912 - (D) GARRIS 103 Pearne & Gordon LLP NEWTON, VALERIE N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte GULLIVER et al 12550634 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES GEORGALAS, ANNE MARIE

3627 Ex Parte Carr 12782936 - (D) LORIN 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. General Motors Corporation YU, ARIEL J

3687 Ex Parte BUER 12239665 - (D) LORIN 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. CRAWLEY, TALIA F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Giese 12269917 - (D) MURPHY 103 Fildes & Outland, P.C. MAYE, AYUB A

3781 Ex Parte Bowman et al 12552396 - (D) KORNICZKY 112(2)/102/103 MCCORMICK, PAULDING & HUBER LLP CASTILLO, KEVIN CHARLES

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2693 Ex Parte Miller et al 12271321 - (D) HORVATH 103 103 Global OLED Technology LLC LI, LIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12586805 - (D) CALVE 112(1) 102 41.50 102 HolzerIPLaw, PC O'CONNOR, MARSHALL P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Arinaga et al 10940746 - (D) SAWERT 102 112(1)/112(2)/102 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP SISSON, BRADLEY L

Although we acknowledge that neither relative terms nor functional language is per se indefinite, we find here that the recitation of “small,” “increase,” and “enlarged” fails to provide for a reasonably precise claim scope.  “The claims, when read in light of the specification . . . , must provide objective boundaries for those of skill in the art.”  Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc., 766 F.3d 1364, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2014). 

1647 Ex Parte Simard 13162705 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 XBiotech, Inc, ALLEN, MARIANNE P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2143 Ex Parte King 13142653 - (D) BRANCH 103 HP Inc. XIA, XUYANG

2193 Ex Parte Nir et al 13457195 - (D) McMILLIN 102/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise DO, CHAT C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2413 Ex Parte Cochran 13246504 - (D) SHAW 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise GREY, CHRISTOPHER P

2427 Ex Parte Nguyen 10949021 - (D) SHIANG 103 The Carter Law Firm LANGHNOJA, KUNAL N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2653 Ex Parte Gedo 12717381 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 MOSER TABOADA I VON AGE HOLDINGS CORP, ELAHEE, MD S

2664 Ex Parte Kudo et al 13554865 - (D) HAMANN 103 CANON USA INC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DIVISION HOGUE, DENNIS A

2683 Ex Parte LAFLAMME et al 12619036 - (D) HAMANN 103 SMART & BIGGAR YANG, JAMES J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Cholewczynski et al 13315343 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 FCA US LLC CAMPOS, JR, JUAN J

3686 Ex Parte Brazzo et al 12655851 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Southeast IP Group, LLC. PATEL, NEHA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Grinold 13505462 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 The IP - Law Office of Guy Levi MENDIRATTA, VISHU K

3725 Ex Parte Brahmandam et al 12506782 - (D) SMEGAL 103 KENNAMETAL INC YUSUF, MOHAMMAD I

3736 Ex Parte Kondrosky et al 13337987 - (D) CALVE 112(1)/103 Rutan & Tucker, LLP HOEKSTRA, JEFFREY GERBEN

3761 Ex Parte Weitzner et al 13070365 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP SU, SUSAN SHAN

3788 Ex Parte Dreyer et al 13393635 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 DAVIS & BUJOLD, P.L.L.C. SHOEMAKER AND MATTARE, LTD STASHICK, ANTHONYD

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

greenliant

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Ludwig et al 13089431 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 41.50 103 HONEYWELL/FOGG KIM, EUNHEE

2161 Ex Parte Gold 12906108 - (D) NAPPI 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise BIBBEE, JARED M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2477 Ex Parte Fenart et al 11270319 - (D) EVANS 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) PERSAUD, AMARNAUTH G

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Lu 13117887 - (D) MOORE 103 41.50 102 HONEYWELL/LKGlobal LU, WILLIAM

2697 Ex Parte HAUKE et al 12795267 - (D) EVANS 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P,C, PATEL, SANJIV D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Knipfer et al 12191170 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 Yee & Associates, P.C. SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3629 Ex Parte Petersen 12764148 - (D) HUTCHINGS 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 Concert Technology Corporation SENSENIG, SHAUN D

3646 Ex Parte MacDonald et al 12945828 - (D) BROWNE 103 NXP-LARSON NEWMAN, LLP MCGUE, FRANK J

3687 Ex Parte Bonanni et al 11998103 - (D) WORTH 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY REFAI, RAMSEY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Rivera et al 13221193 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 112(2)/103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP LEBLANC, KATHERINE DEGUIRE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Karamuk 11558096 - (D) WORTH 103 103 Pearne & Gordon LLP DUCKWORTH, BRADLEY

Appellant asserts that Brander is a monolithic structure and argues  that this claim limitation requires that the mounting enclosure be formed  from a plurality of pieces (id.). However, we agree with the Examiner that  as a product claim, even as a product-by-process claim, the structure is not limited by the method of manufacture (Ans. 8). See Greenliant Sys., Inc. v.  Xicor LLC, 692 F.3d 1261, 1268 (Fed. Cir. 2012) ("'[i]n determining  validity of a product-by-process claim, the focus is on the product and not the process of making it."). Further, nothing in the claim language, or Specification, limits the meaning of "portions" to pre-assembly portions. 

Greenliant Systems, Inc. v. Xicor LLC, 692 F.3d 1261, 103 USPQ2d 1951 (Fed. Cir. 2012) 1412.02

3693 Ex Parte Bhosle et al 13411113 - (D) MEYERS 103 103 THOMAS HORSTEMEYER, LLP ALLADIN, AMBREEN A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte SHARMA et al 13349029 - (D) KRATZ 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC MELLOTT, JAMES M

1715 Ex Parte Horner et al 12770387 - (D) HEANEY 103 Covidien LP SELLMAN, CACHET I

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Nanson et al 13033708 - (D) BAER 102 Siemens Corporation PIERRE LOUIS, ANDRE

2175 Ex Parte Flynn et al 12608694 - (D) MOORE 103 PAULEY ERICKSON & KOTTIS ORR, HENRY W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Ludden et al 12770415 - (D) KHAN 103 SYNAPTICS C/O WAGNER BLECHER LLP GE, JIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2831 Ex Parte Wanner et al 13138602 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP NGUYEN, VIET P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex Parte Hartl et al 12985575 - (D) CAPP 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,CJFG1L KAN, YURI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Smith et al 13272416 - (D) KERINS 101 41.50 101 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. LIDDLE, JAY TRENT

3735 Ex Parte Ferren et al 12228151 - (D) REIMERS 112(2) 112(1)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC WEARE, MEREDITH H

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Hallowell et al 13050622 - (D) DANG 103 Blank Rome LLP JUSTUS, RALPH H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte BURAGOHAIN et al 12838627 - (D) BROWNE 101 Blank Rome LLP Brocade MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

Friday, August 26, 2016

nat'l recovery

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Luhr et al 13133283 - (D) BEST 103 41.50 112(2) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Bosch) RATHOD, ABHISHEK M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Sharma et al 13442915 - (D) WIEDER 103 VERIZON BYRD, UCHE SOWANDE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Berrino et al 12602827 - (D) NEW 103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP FINN, MEGHAN R

As an initial matter, we are not persuaded by Appellants' argument that a person of ordinary skill would have been forced to conduct undue experimentation in wild-type rats to arrive at the conclusions of Forte I. See App. Br. 10. "Undue experimentation" is part of the test for determining whether a claim is enabled by the specification. See Nat 'l Recovery Techs., Inc. v. Magnetic Separation Sys., Inc., 166 F.3d 1190, 1196 (Fed. Cir. 1999) ("The scope of enablement, in turn, is that which is disclosed in the specification plus the scope of what would be known to one of ordinary skill in the art without undue experimentation").

1633 Ex Parte Davidson et al 11943871 - (D) JENKS 112(1) 103 VIKSNINS HARRIS & PADYS PLLP BURKHART, MICHAEL D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Fraleu et al 10562663 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 THOMSON Licensing LLC LUONG, ALAN H

2454 Ex Parte YU et al 12615915 - (D) JIVANI 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. PARK, JEONG S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Paculdo 13689662 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC WONG, JESSICA BOWEN

3651 Ex Parte Hodson 11780809 - (D) STEPHENS 112(1) 102 HONEYWELL/HUSCH COLLINS, MICHAEL

Thursday, August 25, 2016

lukach

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1662 Ex Parte Li et al 13013139 - (D) FLAX 101/112(1) POTTER ANDERSON & CORROON LLP KOVALENKO, MYKOLA V

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Masue 13393053 - (D) SNAY 102/103 OLIFF PLC LE, HOA T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Sivakumar et al 11063284 - (D) CURCURI 103 Ballard Spahr LLP HOUSHMAND, HOOMAN

2468 Ex Parte MA et al 13730325 - (D) MOORE 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P,C /Vonage ANSARI, NAJEEBUDDIN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2676 Ex Parte Inoue 13087482 - (D) MacDONALD 103 KEATING & BENNETT, LLP SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA JACKSON, DARYL L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3764 Ex Parte Masters 13223504 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (Hollister Incorporated) DEICHL, JENNIFER M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte YANG 12714642 - (D) WIEDER 112(2) 112(2)/102/103 Law Office of Jim Boice BEKERMAN, MICHAEL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Loose et al 12077681 - (D) GUIJT 103 112(1) NIXON PEABODY LLP HU, KANG

3763 Ex Parte Aasmul 12673847 - (D) HOELTER 103 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Chettier et al 13364378 - (D) GRIMES 112(2) 101/112(2)/102/103 Schramm-Personal-ACT KAPUSHOC, STEPHEN THOMAS

A prior art reference that enables a single embodiment within the scope of a claim anticipates that claim, even if the same embodiment would not enable the full scope of the later-claimed invention. Cf In re Lukach, 442 F.2d 967, 970 ( CCPA 1971) (" [T]he description of a single embodiment of broadly described subject matter constitutes a description of the invention for anticipation purposes ... , whereas the same information in a specification might not alone be enough to provide a description of that invention for purposes of adequate disclosure.").

Lukach, In re, 442 F.2d 967, 169 USPQ 795 (CCPA 1971) 211.05 2152.02(b) 2163 2163.05

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Rajaiah et al 12939399 - (D) TIMM 103/double patenting THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY YOON, TAE H

1793 Ex Parte Kim et al 12452934 - (D) DENNETT 112(1)/103 Parker Highlander PLLC YOO, HONG THI

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2138 Ex Parte Hamilton et al 13494382 - (D) DIXON 103 Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP LENOVO COMPANY (LENOVO-KLS) KROFCHECK, MICHAEL C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Eames et al 13072217 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. ZALALEE, SULTANA MARCIA

2641 Ex Parte HUANG et al 12829981 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 41.50 102 Slater Matsil, LLP MAGLOIRE, VLADIMIR

2693 Ex Parte CHANG 12822828 - (D) KENNY 112(2)/103 WPAT, PC WANG, QUAN ZHEN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte Chobot 12968789 - (D) OWENS 102/103 MYERS BIGEL & SIBLEY, PA PHAM, THAI N

2871 Ex Parte Jeong 12314640 - (D) TIMM 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) NGUYEN, THANH NHAN P

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Hunt et al 13311420 - (D) DANG 102/103 Pangrle Patent, Brand & Design Law, P.C. LENOVO/P ANGRLE GUO, XILIN

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

net moneyin

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Jain et al 13410904 - (D) HOWARD 102/103 Keller Jolley Preece I Adobe THATCHER, CLINT A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Hyndman et al 13416142 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 41.50 103 RPX Clearinghouse, LLC TRAN, ELLEN C

See NetMoneyIN, Inc. v. VeriSign, Inc., 545 F.3d 1359, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2008). "[I]t is not enough [for an anticipation rejection] that the prior art reference ... includes multiple, distinct teachings that the artisan might somehow combine to achieve the claimed invention.").

Net MoneyIN, Inc. v. VeriSign, Inc., 545 F.3d 1359, 88 USPQ2d 1751 (Fed. Cir. 2008) 2152.02(b)

2468 Ex Parte Mundt 12958043 - (D) PINKERTON 103 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP BELETE, BERHANU D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2853 Ex Parte Arthur et al 13259442 - (D) SQUIRE 102/103 HP Inc. JACKSON, JUANITA DIONNE

2884 Ex Parte Liu et al 13010982 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 FLETCHER YODER, PC GE HEALTHCARE KAO, CHIH CHENG G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Derakhshan et al 13169812 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 THE SMALL PA TENT LAW GROUP LLC MCDUFFIE, MICHAEL D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Seibel et al 12281251 - (D) PESLAK 103 BSTZ/UW SAUNDERS, MATTHEW P

3782 Ex Parte MCDONALD et al 13219201 - (D) SMEGAL 103 41.50 112(2) Clements Bernard PLLC MCNURLEN, SCOTT THOMAS

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte EIFLER et al 13968580 - (D) HANLON 102/103 102/103 Abel Law Group, LLP LEE, DANIEL H.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Millington et al 13667691 - (D) THOMAS 103 103 Brooks Kushman P,C,/Harman BURKE, JEFF A

2183 Ex Parte Eichenberger et al 12649805 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 103/double patenting WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. IBM CORP. (WIP) CALDWELL, ANDREW T

2183 Ex Parte Eichenberger et al 13434903 - (D) DESHPANDE 103 103/double patenting WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. IBM CORP. (WIP) CALDWELL, ANDREW T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Dykes 13205952 - (D) STEPHENS 112(1)/112(2)/103 112(1)/112(2)/112(4)/103 Tomas Friend RAEVIS, ROBERT R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Van Den Berg et al 12308355 - (D) SMITH 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

1757 Ex Parte Hu et al 13190804 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 41.50 102/103 BARLEY SNYDER SCHMIEDEL, EDWARD

1783 Ex Parte Clovesko et al 11590061 - (D) TIMM 103 PATTERSON Intellectual Property Law, P,C MILLER, DANIEL H

1787 Ex Parte Käsmayr et al 13119882 - (D) OGDEN 103/double patenting Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) KOKKINOS, NICHOLAS C

1792 Ex Parte Lingham et al 12398609 - (D) RANGE 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER LLP THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte CHANG et al 12559399 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP/IBM SVL PEACH, POLINA G

2165 Ex Parte CHANG et al 12559407 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP/IBM SVL PEACH, POLINA G

2194 Ex Parte Melpignano 11752070 - (D) FISHMAN 103 ADDMG - ST (foreign-originated only) YUN, CARINA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Cutler et al 13035406 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. ABEDIN, NORMIN

2482 Ex Parte Ribordy et al 12264435 - (D) DEJMEK 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. JEBARI, MOHAMMED

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Prasad et al 13606123 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,CJFG1L HOFSASS, JEFFERY A

2685 Ex Parte Suess et al 13257201 - (D) KHAN 103 Fletcher Yoder PC Johnson Controls, Inc. NWUGO, OJIAKO K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Bontemps et al 13263746 - (D) JURGOVAN 102 NXP B.V. HAN, JONATHAN

2847 Ex Parte Figaro et al 11752759 - (D) GARRIS 103 Spectra Logic Corporation SAWYER, STEVEN T

2856 Ex Parte KAWAGUCHI et al 12139214 - (D) ULLAGADDI 103 SUGHRUE-265550 ROGERS, DAVID A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex Parte Neuekirchner 13138398 - (D) STEPINA 102 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP HAN, CHARLES J

3673 Ex Parte Hayano et al 13007655 - (D) CAPP 103 LAW OFFICES OF R. MICHAEL WEST THROOP, MYLES A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Adzich et al 12361148 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

3765 Ex Parte CHAMPAGNE et al 12960821 - (D) SMEGAL 102/103 SMART & BIGGAR KAVANAUGH, JOHN T

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

rice

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1657 Ex Parte Green et al 12454805 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 STOCKWELL & SMEDLEY, PSC HUMPHREY, LOUISE WANG ZHIYING

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2441 Ex Parte Murray et al 12224506 - (D) SHIANG 103 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP NGUYEN, QUANG N

2443 Ex Parte Srinivasan et al 12910535 - (D) Per Curiam 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP/NetApp MURRAY, DANIEL C

2468 Ex Parte De Franca Lima et al 12770853 - (D) SHIANG 103 ERICSSON INC HARLEY, JASON A

2468 Ex Parte DRAZNIN et al 12979111 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 102/103 VERIZON BELETE, BERHANU D

2492 Ex Parte Shepler et al 13052701 - (D) CUTITTA 103 The Law Office of James Baudino, PLLC KORSAK, OLEG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte Caruana et al 13121534 - (D) FENICK Dissenting HOMERE 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC HSIEH, PING Y

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2874 Ex Parte Nash et al 12282784 - (D) KRATZ 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP TRAN, HOANG Q

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Hopkins 12948898 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 THE BLK LAW GROUP CLERKLEY, DANIELLE A

3662 Ex Parte Kristinsson et al 12977439 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FG1L HAN, CHARLES J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Thibodeaux 13178555 - (D) GUIJT 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P,C HERRMANN, JOSEPH S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Gaal et al 12765806 - (D) HOMERE 103 112(1) QUALCOMM INCORPORATED BOLOURCHI, NADER

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2831 Ex Parte Lehmann 13376898 - (D) GAUDETTE 102 102 SIEMENS CORPORATION NGUYEN, VIET P

2872 Ex Parte Duis et al 13082427 - (D) BEST 112(1)/112(2)/103 112(2) JOHNSON & JOHNSON TALLMAN, ROBERT E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Paetow et al 13623150 - (D) DOUGAL 102 102/103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC IHEZIE, JOSHUA K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte VERMEER et al 13086565 - (D) NEWMAN 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. BASQUILL, SEAN M

1616 Ex Parte Maekawa et al 11573112 - (D) NEWMAN 103 Foley & Lardner LLP KASSA, JESSICA M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Lee et al 13598962 - (D) KRATZ 103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, PLLC ALANKO, ANITA KAREN

1733 Ex Parte Wilson 11746307 - (D) SMITH 103 ConocoPhillips Company ZHU, WEIPING

1786 Ex Parte Horn et al 12783600 - (D) DENNETT 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY TATESURE, VINCENT

Changes that do not alter function ordinarily are obvious variations. See In re Rice, 341 F.2d 309, 314 (CCP A 1965) (Examiner properly found that claimed dimensional relationship between collection chamber and walls of main air chamber "does not produce any different effect or result")

1786 Ex Parte GOERING et al 12909582 - (D) DERRICK 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG THOMPSON, CAMIE S

1791 Ex Parte Avery 12857360 - (D) HASTINGS 103 ROBERT A, PARSONS COX, STEPHANIE A

2177 Ex Parte Rapp 13350710 - (D) JIVANI 103 double patenting Fletcher Yoder, PC APPLE INC - Fletcher TRAN, QUOC A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte St. John-Larkin 11871306 - (D) FENICK 103 41.50 103 Seed IP Law Group/EchoStar (290110) LUONG, ALAN H

2431 Ex Parte Cochran et al 11045230 - (D) HOMERE 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SU, SARAH

2436 Ex Parte Katsikas 12882130 - (D) KUMAR 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General REZA, MOHAMMAD W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2657 Ex Parte Liu et al 12277891 - (D) FENICK 103 DITTHAVONG & STEINER, P,C SPOONER, LAMONT M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2879 Ex Parte Nomura et al 11408216 - (D) OGDEN 103 Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz RAABE, CHRISTOPHER M

2899 Ex Parte Filipovic et al 12101003 - (D) KUMAR 103 Roark IP YEUNG LOPEZ, FEIFEI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Kerr et al 13343442 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC PATEL, KIRANB

3624 Ex Parte Ciarniello et al 12418607 - (D) FETTING 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MA YER, LTD MISIASZEK, AMBER AL TSCHUL

3625 Ex Parte Connors et al 11553164 - (D) FETTING 102 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP FADOK, MARK A

3631 Ex Parte Whalen et al 12417902 - (D) GREENHUT 103 BARLOW, JOSEPHS & HOLMES, LTD. WOOD, KIMBERLY T

3686 Ex Parte Burriss et al 11757154 - (D) FETTING 103 Bey & Cotropia PLLC (Trizetto Customer Number) NGUYEN, TRAN N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Viola 13281572 - (D) KERINS 103 Covidien LP JENNESS, NATHAN JAY

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Taylor et al 13034589 - (D) Per Curiam 102/103 CRGO LAW BELANI, KISHIN G

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1776 Ex Parte Rasmussen et al 13258018 - (R) HASTINGS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY SMITH, DUANE

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 SNF SAS. Requester and Appellant v. CIBA SPECIALITY CHEMICALS WATER TREATMENTS LTD. Patent Owner and Cross-Appellant Ex Parte 6,454,902 et al 09/704,350 95002397 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 103 41.77 103 Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER LLP LOPEZ, CARLOS N original HUG, JOHN ERIC

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 A10 NETWORKS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,774,833 et al 10/668,455 95001811 - (R) McKEOWN 103 2nd Reexam Group - Polsinelli PC THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FINNEGAN HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H original HO, VIRGINIA T

Monday, August 22, 2016

dunn, shuping

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte WANG et al 13284288 - (D) COTTA 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO, LLP DONOHUE, SEAN R

1647 Ex Parte Elia 11986690 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(1) GERALD K. WHITE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. GAMETT, DANIEL C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 Ex Parte Stuart 11640651 - (D) HOWARD 112(1) Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P,A, I PayPal ROBERTS, BRIANS

2481 Ex Parte Dixon et al 13155940 - (D) MacDONALD 103 BANNER & WITCO FF , LTD TEKLE, DANIEL T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3658 Ex Parte KAWAKAMI 12904460 - (D) JESCHKE 102/103 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP ELAHMADI, ZAKARIA

3668 Ex Parte Moshchuk et al 12908689 - (D) JESCHKE 102/103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION JABR, FADEY S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Taguchi et al 12672451 - (D) CALVE 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. LONG, DONNELL ALAN

3774 Ex Parte Koob et al 11964756 - (D) GUIJT 103 41.50 112(2) MYERS BIGEL & SIBLEY, P.A. SHARMA, YASHITA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Iwata et al 12401292 - (D) CHANG 102 HAMRE, SCHUMANN, MUELLER & LARSON, P.C. PARAD, DENNIS J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Jo et al 12376516 - (D) OGDEN 103 E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY CANTELMO, GREGG

1746 Ex Parte Yun et al 12180509 - (D) GUPTA 103 E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY PATEL, VISHAL I

1747 Ex Parte Brantley et al 12205285 - (D) NAGUMO 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP KRINKER, YANA B

1754 Ex Parte Oguri 11794261 - (D) GUPTA 103 KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP LIN, JAMES

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2112 Ex Parte Yang et al 12866069 - (D) BEAMER 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT CHAUDRY, MUJTABA M

It is well established that teaching an alternative method does not teach away from the use of a claimed method. In re Dunn, 349 F.2d 433, 438 (CCPA 1965); see also, Ex parte Shuping, No. 2008-0394, 2008 WL 336222, at *2 (BPAI 2008) ("[T]eaching a way is not teaching away").

Dunn, In re, 349 F.2d 433, 146 USPQ 479 (CCPA 1965) 804.02

2159 Ex Parte BISWAS et al 13628146 - (D) BAIN 102/103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation SPIELER, WILLIAM

2164 Ex Parte Li et al 10541859 - (D) COURTENAY 103 MYERS WOLIN, LLC OHBA, MELLISSA M

2168 Ex Parte Velayudham et al 11289554 - (D) DANG 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise MENG, JAU SHYA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Kitamura et al 11480470 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC CHANG, AUDREY Y

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Hennessy 13069949 - (D) SHAH 103 NCR Corporation DETWEILER, JAMES M

3663 Ex Parte Syed et al 12825627 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2)/103 112(1) BROOKS KUSHMAN P,CJFG1L 1 NGUYEN, CUONG H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3782 Ex Parte Hebert et al 13542998 - (D) KERINS 103 ALSTON & BIRD LLP ATTEL, NINA KAY

Friday, August 19, 2016

eaton2, electro sci

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte De La Torre-Bueno 11642253 - (D) McGRAW 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc.  DEJONG, ERIC S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Luo et al 11749201 - (D) HEANEY 103 BrooksGroup ZHU, WEIPING

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte LaDuke et al 12800615 - (D) HOWARD 103 FARJAMI & FARJAMI LLP DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC TARKO,ASMAMAWG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Baney 13170346 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Keysight Technologies, Inc, KESSIE, DANIEL

2836 Ex Parte Baney 13283116 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Keysight Technologies, Inc, KESSIE, DANIEL

2875 Ex Parte PROGL et al 13182017 - (D) WILSON 102 MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC LEE, JONG SUK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Goossen et al 12576583 - (D) MARTIN 103 HONEYWELL/S&S BADAWI, MEDHAT

3671 Ex Parte Paulos 12166641 - (D) REIMERS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C ADDIE, RAYMOND W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Wattenbach et al 12842209 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 MICHAEL, BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (MT) SWINNEY, JENNIFER B

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2472 Ex Parte Lappetelainen et al 10968248 - (D) COURTENAY 102 102/103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation LY, ANH VU H

Moreover, we conclude, under a broad but reasonable interpretation,  the preamble of claim 12 merely recites an intended use of the "apparatus"  that is without support in the body of the claim:

12. An apparatus operable pursuant to IEEE 802.11 standard, comprisng:

a dynamic frequency selection message generator configured to generate a dynamic frequency selection message, the dynamic frequency selection message indicating a change of frequency  allocations upon which to communicate the data, the change  made to attain a selected statistical spreading." 6

(Claim 12, (emphasis added)).

We are not persuaded the Examiner erred because the body of claim 12 is silent regarding the IEEE 802.11 standard recited in the preamble.

6 Contra Eaton Corp. v. Rockwell Int 'l Corp.
, 323 F.3d 1332, 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (citing e.g., Electro Sci. Indus. v. Dynamic Details, Inc., 307 F.3d 1343, 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2002)) ("When limitations in the body of the claim rely upon and derive antecedent basis from the preamble, then the preamble may act as a necessary component of the claimed invention").

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3676 Ex Parte Robottom et al 12840470 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 103 Chamberlain, Hrdicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, P.C. MICHENER, BLAKE E

3684 Ex Parte Xu et al 13319061 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1)/102 102 41.50 112(2) SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY CIVAN, ETHAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 12354541 - (D) BAHR 103 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P,C CHAUDRY, ATIF H

3766 Ex Parte Mehr 12822374 - (D) KORNICZKY 102/103 102 Robert Bosch LLC PORTER, JR, GARY A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Ex Parte Souza et al 11719508 - (D) HARLOW 103 Parker Highlander PLLC KINSEY WHITE, NICOLE ERIN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 Ex Parte Petruno et al 12409877 - (D) COLAIANNI 102 Becton, Dickinson and Company MERKLING, SALLY ANNE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Moulckers 11103888 - (D) JEFFERY 103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. LOUIE, JUE WANG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Norin 11810797 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. SMITH, CHENEA

2457 Ex Parte VAN DER MERWE et al 12646492 - (D) CUTITTA 103 AT & T Legal Department - FKM RUBIN, BLAKE J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Nicholson et al 12789751 - (D) DESHPANDE 102/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC SNIEZEK, ANDREW L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Ex Parte Doan et al 11840299 - (D) HOUSEL 103 BSTZ-OVT ANYA, IGWE U

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte AZAD et al 13737876 - (D) OSINSKI 103 LITMAN LAW OFFICES, LTD, KWIECINSKI, RYAN D

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. DE C.V. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8148317 et al 12/511,018 95002188 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 HONEYWELL/FOX/BANNER THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: RYAN KROMHOLZ & MANION, S.C. MCKANE, ELIZABETH L original WEBB, GREGORY E