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Thursday, August 4, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2112 Ex Parte Pelletier et al 13577457 - (D) BAIN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. VALLECILLO, KYLE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Davis 13000515 - (D) JEFFERY 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC HUANG, JEN-SHI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Cherian et al 13648070 - (D) ENGLE 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED KHAN, MEHMOOD B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Allen et al 13228957 - (D) O'HANLON 102 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. KOEHLER, CHRISTOPHER M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Kolter et al 13122827 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC PALLAY, MICHAEL B

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Pilch et al 13501901 - (D) MILLS 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY ROBERTS, LEZAH

1648 Ex Parte Kawaoka et al 11654863 - (D) ADAMS 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner/WARF CHEN, STACY BROWN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Markovitz et al 12491913 - (D) RANGE 103 Hansen IP Law PLLC GOLOBOY, JAMES C

1789 Ex Parte EGAN et al 13585937 - (D) GARRIS 103 CURATOLO SIDOTI CO., LPA STEELE, JENNIFER A

1791 Ex Parte Neergaard et al 13719670 - (D) BEST 103 ST ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC DEES, NIKKI H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Garg et al 10662724 - (D) JEFFERY 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER, LLP MURRAY, DANIEL C

2467 Ex Parte Shaw et al 12389600 - (D) JEFFERY 103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. TSEGAYE, SABA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Coleman Boone et al 13276949 - (D) DANG 103 CHRISTENSEN O'CONNOR JOHNSON KINDNESS PLLC NGUYEN, ANT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Bernloehr et al 13721420 - (D) O'HANLON 102/103/double patenting REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. VENNE, DANIEL V

3668 Ex Parte Moshchuk et al 13190111 - (D) CAPP 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION RAMESH, KRISHNAN

Essentially, Appellants are asking us to import a limitation from the Specification into the claim. Our reviewing court has repeatedly cautioned lower courts against limiting the claimed invention to preferred embodiments or specific examples in the specification. Teleflex, Inc. v. Ficosa North America Corp., 299 F.3d 1313, 1328 (Fed. Cir. 2002).

[T]he line between construing terms and importing limitations can be discerned with reasonable certainty and predictability if the court's focus remains on understanding how a person of ordinary skill in the art would understand the claim terms. For instance, although the specification often describes very specific embodiments of the invention, we have repeatedly warned against confining the claims to those embodiments ... In particular, we have expressly rejected the contention that if a patent describes only a single embodiment, the claims of the patent must be construed as being limited to that embodiment. 

Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Phillips counsels us that, upon reading the specification in the context of teaching a person of ordinary skill in the art to make or use the invention, it will become clear whether the specification is setting out specific examples of the invention to accomplish the goal of teaching or whether the specification and claims, instead, are intended to be coextensive. Id. Based on our review of the Specification, we are of the opinion that the teaching of paragraphs 19-20 is merely exemplary and not limiting.

Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303, 75 USPQ2d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2111 2111.01 2143.01 2258

3687 Ex Parte Smith et al 12977145 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 NCR Corporation PARIKH, HARSHAD R

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 SNF HOLDING COMPANY Requester and Respondent v. CIBA SPECIALITY CHEMICALS WATER TREATMENTS LIMITED Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8067215 et al 10/580,447 95002219 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102/103 103 41.77 102/103 Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC BASF Corporation Third Party Requester: DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP KUNZ, GARY L original MACAULEY, SHERIDAN R

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC. Requester v. FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION Patent Owner Ex Parte 7259972 et al 10/959,188 95002009 - (R) HOFF 102/103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE PC THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SD) original Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC MENEFEE, JAMES A original STERRETT, JEFFREY L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 STRYKER CORPORATION Requester, Respondent v. BRIAN K. REAUX Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 8261375 et al 12/689,181 95002390 - (R) SONG 103 REAUX MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, LLC Third Party Requester: MCANDREWS, HELD & MALLOY, LTD. DAWSON, GLENN K original DURHAM, NATHAN E

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