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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Schwartz et al 12698224 - (D) COTTA 103 WARF/MKE/QUARLES & BRADY LLP NEGIN, RUSSELL SCOTT

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Knawa et al 13159058 - (D) PYONIN 102 YEE & ASSOCIA TES, P.C. SAAVEDRA, EMILIO J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2476 Ex Parte Sahlin et al 12936301 - (D) FRAHM 102 ERICSSON INC WEIDNER, TIMOTHY J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Hanjagi et al 13223963 - (D) SHAH 103 Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. MURPHY, KEVIN F

3766 Ex Parte Bashour et al 13419463 - (D) SONG 102 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. BAYS, PAMELA M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Deets et al 13164240 - (D) HEANEY 103 103 HOLLAND & BONZAGNI, P.C. LISTVOYB, GREGORY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte Shpunt et al 12844864 - (D) FISHMAN 103 103 D. KUGLER LP. SERVICES LTD. RETALLICK, KAITLIN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Dolan et al 12969814 - (D) HUTCHINGS 102/103 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) SANTOS-DIAZ, MARIA C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte Warburton 13433908 - (D) HILL 112(2)/103 103 MYERS BIGEL & SIBLEY, P.A. WATKINS, MARCIA LYNN

 “Claim language employing terms of degree has long been found definite where it provided enough certainty to one of skill in the art when read in the context of the invention.”  Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc., 766 F.3d 1364, 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2014).  The Specification provides examples of the claimed geometric shapes and configurations, e.g., the “substantially circular cross-sectional shape” of the second segment of the keel (see Spec. ¶ 64, Fig. 5C), such that a skilled artisan would understand the metes and bounds of the term “substantially” as used in these claims. 

Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc., 766 F.3d 1364, 112 USPQ2d 1188 (Fed. Cir. 2014) 2173.05(b)

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Troutman 13444554 - (D) GRIMES 103 Leigh P, Gregory FRAZIER, BARBARA S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Ishikawa et al 12600889 - (D) KENNEDY 103 W, L GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC GATEWOOD, DANIELS

1736 Ex Parte ALTWASSER et al 12950140 - (D) HANLON 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) SOLIMAN, HAYTHAM

1791 Ex Parte Vaman et al 13120513 - (D) KENNEDY 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP LEBLANC, KATHERINE DEGUIRE

1791 Ex Parte Vaman et al 13120515 - (D) KENNEDY 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP LEBLANC, KATHERINE DEGUIRE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte GOUGH 13347735 - (D) PYONIN 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION BOCCIO, VINCENT F

2194 Ex Parte Long et al 12821727 - (D) JIVANI 112(1)/112(2) 103 International Business Machines Corporation - IT KRAFT, SHIH-WEI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Rains et al 12729788 - (D) HUME 103 RATNERPRESTIA FAROKHROOZ, FATIMA N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Thompson et al 12431800 - (D) MURPHY 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,CJFG1L VANAMAN, FRANK BENNETT

3673 Ex Parte Lewman 13136629 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 Portland Intellectual Property, LLC POLITO, NICHOLAS F

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1751 Ex parte ECOLAB INC., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6262013 et al 09/419,726 90013369 - (D) GUEST 112(1)/112(2)/102 103 41.50 103 Turner Boyd LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: GREER, BURNS & CRAIN, LTD. JOHNSON,JERRY D original PETRUNCIO, JOHN M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex parte ROVI GUIDES, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7493643 et al 10/865,699 90013359 - (D) SIU concurring JEFFERY 102/103 ROPES & GRAY LLP Third Party Requester: Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle LLP DESAI, RACHNA SINGH original LONSBERRY, HUNTER B

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