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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

aspex

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Naeemi et al 12610322 - (D) ROSS 103 OLYMPIC PATENT WORKS PLLC SLIFKA, COLIN W

1745 Ex Parte Carre et al 12548685 - (D) HOUSEL 103 CORNING INCORPORATED WU, VICKI H

1783 Ex Parte UCHIDA et al 12956063 - (D) BEST 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, PLC HANDVILLE, BRIAN

1786 Ex Parte Ponsolle et al 13307383 - (D) ROSS 103 CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC CHOI, PETER Y

1797 Ex Parte Schwarzkopf et al 12780157 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 Olympic Patent Works PLLC GERIDO, DWAN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2124 Ex Parte Christie et al 13467287 - (D) STEPHENS 102 41.50 103 Tillman Wright, PLLC TRAN, MAI T

2199 Ex Parte Davis et al 13590467 - (D) WINSOR 101 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC WU, QING YUAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Iwata et al 11976247 - (D) COURTENAY 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. SALAD, ABDULLAHI ELMI

2463 Ex Parte Apte et al 13551539 - (D) MacDONALD 103 41.50 112(2)/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY PASCUAL PEGUERO, NATALI

2466 Ex Parte Hu et al 13042797 - (D) EVANS 103 Davidson Sheehan LLP Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. LINDENBAUM, ALAN LOUIS

2481 Ex Parte MATSUDO 13482471 - (D) NAPPI 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC JONES, HEATHER RAE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Bose et al 12826663 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation SALVUCCI, MATTHEW D

2654 Ex Parte Seefeldt 12668789 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 Barcelo, Harrison & Walker, LLP MEI, XU

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 Ex Parte LOVE 13659769 - (D) OSINSKI 103 Mark A, Litman & Associates, P,A, ROERSMA, ANDREW MARK

3658 Ex Parte Siller et al 12966964 - (D) CAPP 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P,C, KELLEHER, WILLIAM J

3682 Ex Parte Angell et al 11862279 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. BROWN, ALVIN L

3685 Ex Parte Etchegoyen 13239260 - (D) KIM 103 Uniloc USA Inc. HUANG, TSAN-YU J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte James et al 12738471 - (D) OGDEN 103 double patenting MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. YOUNG, WILLIAM D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte JAGADEV et al 13592256 - (D) DIXON 103 103 Dority & Manning P.A. and Google Inc. HOANG, PHI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Ferren et al 12004107 - (D) OSINSKI 102 102 Constellation Law Group, PLLC MEHTA, BHISMA

At the outset, we note that the phrase “configured to” is narrower than “capable of’ and has a meaning more akin to “designed to.” See Aspex Eyewear, Inc. v. Marchon Eyewear, Inc., 672 F.3d 1335, 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

3771 Ex Parte GLAW 12101287 - (D) MEYERS 112(1)/103 112(2) 41.50 112(2) MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC LOUIS, LATOYA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Koenig et al 13269922 - (D) PRATS 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. CABRAL, ROBERT S

1619 Ex Parte DATTA et al 13790592 - (D) NEWMAN 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY GOTFREDSON, GAREN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Bockmeyer et al 12459643 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perie, L.L.P. SHAH, SAMIR

1788 Ex Parte Medley 10579786 - (D) OGDEN 103 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP CHANG, VICTOR S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Duggan et al 14059675 - (D) McCARTNEY 103/double patenting CRGO LAW BRYAN, JASON B

2114 Ex Parte Duggan et al 13784579 - (D) McCARTNEY 103/double patenting CRGO LAW BRYAN, JASON B

2129 Ex Parte SCHINDLER 13923630 - (D) YAP 112(1)/103 112(1)/112(2) Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP SMITH, PAULINHO E

2141 Ex Parte Tevanian et al 12112613 - (D) KUMAR 112(1)/112(2) 102/103 Law Office of J. Nicholas Gross, Prof. Corp WONG, WILLIAM

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Dougherty et al 13331449 - (D) YAP 103 GARLICK & MARKISON (BRCM) TESFAYE, AKLIL M

2456 Ex Parte ALLEN et al 11843620 - (D) STEPHENS 103 KONRAD RAYNES DAVDA & VICTOR, LLP MAI, KEVIN S

2463 Ex Parte Overby et al 11354360 - (D) DIXON 103 CRGO LAW CROMPTON, CHRISTOPHER R

2466 Ex Parte Bosch et al 13793174 - (D) DEJMEK 103 MENDELSOHN DUNLEAVY, P.C. DECKER, CASSANDRA L

2471 Ex Parte Sampath et al 13494057 - (D) CRAIG 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED ADHAMI, MOHAMMAD SAJID

2498 Ex Parte KOMORI et al 13474333 - (D) McNEILL 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC PATEL, NIRAV B

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Wilkinson 13174642 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Fox Entertainment Group ELBINGER, STEVEN Z

2651 Ex Parte Nicholson et al 13076544 - (D) YAP 103 Bose Corporation PATEL, YOGESHKUMAR G

2688 Ex Parte Khruschchev et al 12737885 - (D) DIXON 102/103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P,C ALUNKAL, THOMAS D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Hale 13622237 - (D) BROWN 103 SIMPSON & SIMPSON, PLLC FERGUSON, MICHAEL P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Hoffa et al 10831564 - (D) HILL 103 Buchanan Nipper LLC OU, JING RUI

3779 Ex Parte Temple 12471895 - (D) BROWN 103 41.50 103 Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C. KASZTEJNA, MATTHEW JOHN

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

beattie

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Ramer et al 11271164 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. AOL Inc. POUNCIL, DARNELL A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Gady et al 12578899 - (D) LANEY 102 Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (GM) TRAN, DIEM T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 12081124 - (D) HEANEY 103 The Marbury Law Group, PLLC RUDDOCK, ULA CORINNA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Ji et al 14028753 - (D) KUMAR 101/102 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC NAM, HYUN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Molteni 13381801 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Steinfl & Bruno LLP TALPALATSKI, ALEXANDER

2863 Ex Parte MEYER et al 13215922 - (D) HASTINGS 112(1)/112(2)/103 SCHLUMBERGER ROSHARON CAMPUS BETSCH, REGIS J

In re Beattie, 974 F.2d 1309, 1312 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (“[T]he law does not require that the references be combined for the reasons contemplated by the inventor.”).

Beattie, In re, 974 F.2d 1309, 24 USPQ2d 1040 (Fed. Cir. 1992) 716.01(c) 2145



Friday, November 25, 2016

inphi, johnson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Hougard et al 10588492 - (D) MAJORS 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON BROWN, COURTNEY A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte McDaniel 12766416 - (D) DROESCH 103 Siemens Corporation OCHOA, JUAN CARLOS

2169 Ex Parte Lipson et al 13110198 - (D) MOORE 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP KIM, PAUL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2665 Ex Parte MATTHEWS 13252251 - (D) DEJMEK 103 Davidson Sheehan LLP Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc, SHAH, UTPAL D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Rebstock 12025752 - (D) HILL 112(1)/112(2)/103 Perman & Green, LLP SNELTING, JONATHAN D

Appellant argues that “without an intermediate transfer” has support in Figures 10 and 12 and paragraphs 68, 74, and 75 of the Specification.  Br. 6–7.  Appellant has the better argument.  The Federal Circuit has explained that “[n]egative claim limitations are adequately supported when the specification describes a reason to exclude the relevant limitation,” and the reason to exclude may be provided by properly describing alternative features of the patented invention.  Inphi Corp. v. Netlist, Inc., 805 F.3d 1350, 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (citing In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1019 (CCPA 1977)).

Johnson, In re, 558 F.2d 1008, 194 USPQ 187 (CCPA 1977) 2164.08 2173.05(i)

3663 Ex Parte Rohlfs et al 12158971 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 ANDREWS KURTH KENYON LLP CHEN, SHELLEY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Tuscano et al 13334480 - (D) KENNY 103 103 41.50 112(2) VERIZON GOFMAN, ALEX N

2194 Ex Parte Saxena et al 11954739 - (D) BUI 112(1) 103 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM/ORACLE KRAFT, SHIH-WEI

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Richman et al 13794222 - (D) BARRY 103 103 41.50 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES MONSHI, SAMIRA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Zhou et al 13840962 - (D) KUMAR 102 102 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP ALUNKAL, THOMAS D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Forrest et al 12034934 - (D) MELVIN 112(2)/103 112(2)/103 41.50 103 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/Masco Corporation CRANE, LAUREN ASHLEY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1776 Ex Parte Legare et al 12935630 - (D) HASTINGS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY SHAO, PHILLIP Y

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Scouller et al 13530169 - (D) HAMANN 102/103 NXP USA, Inc. TSUI, DANIEL D

2155 Ex Parte Lanham et al 12429218 - (D) CURCURI 112(2) 103 Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP PHILLIPS, III, ALBERT M

2165 Ex Parte Kong et al 13370209 - (D) FENICK 102/103 DOCKET CLERK YOUNG, KEVIN L.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte De Zwart et al 12865865 - (D) KUMAR 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS BEASLEY, DEIRDRE L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Langer 13706239 - (D) CRAIG 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/EchoStar (290110) EUSTAQUIO, CAL J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte CASTRO 13077209 - (D) CALVE 103 MARSH, FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE LLP HARP, WILLIAM RAY

3686 Ex Parte Moore 11615224 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 NEWSILIKE MEDIA GROUP, INC. NGUYEN, HIEP VAN

3688 Ex Parte Loeger et al 11610434 - (D) MEYERS 112(2)/103 LEYDIG VOIT & MA YER, LTD CAO, VINCENT M

3689 Ex Parte Salmon 11094027 - (D) MEYERS 112(1)/103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC GILKEY, CARRIE STRODER

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nystrom, Phillips, sunrace

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1632 Ex Parte Yamanaka et al 12379564 - (D) NEW 112(1) Foley & Lardner LLP CROUCH, DEBORAH

1636 Ex Parte Oliphant et al 13689206 - (D) ADAMS 103 Mintz Levin-Roche/ Ariosa HAMMELL, NEIL P

1653 Ex Parte Morris 13439192 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 BOZICEVIC, FIELD & FRANCIS LLP MACAULEY, SHERIDAN R

1662 Ex Parte Fogher et al 12377085 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC WORLEY, CATHY KINGDON

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 Ex Parte Ogle et al 12561102 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION KWAK, DEAN P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Freisthler et al 13104154 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP JUNG, SEUNG WOON

 "When different words or phrases are used in separate claims, a difference in meaning is presumed." Nystrom v. TREX Co., Inc., 424 F.3d 1136, 1143 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Under the doctrine of claim differentiation, "the presence of a dependent claim that adds a particular limitation gives rise to a presumption that the limitation in question is not present in the independent claim." Phillips v. AWH Corp, 415 F.3d 1303, 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (en banc). This presumption is "especially strong when the limitation in dispute is the only meaningful difference between an independent and dependent claim, and one party is urging that the limitation in the dependent claim should be read into the independent claim." SunRace Roots Enterprise Co., Ltd. v. SRAM Corp., 336 F.3d 1298, 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2003).

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

Sunrace Roots Enter. Co. v. SRAM Corp., 336 F.3d 1298, 67 USPQ2d 1438 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 2111.01

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2411 Ex Parte Baldemair et al 13514063 - (D) MOORE 103 41.50 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC GANGULY, SUMITRA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Bateman et al 12514972 - (D) TIMM 103 Waters Technologies Corporation MCCORMACK, JASON L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte AHERN et al 13471867 - (D) LORIN 103 41.50 101 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P,C, SWARTZ, STEPHENS

3627 Ex Parte Matsumoto 11272334 - (D) KOHUT dissenting COURTENAY III 103 Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP HAIDER, FAWAAD

3663 Ex Parte Logan et al 12418907 - (D) REIMERS 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. General Motors Corporation MUSTAFA, IMRAN K

3695 Ex Parte Mast 12774787 - (D) FETTING 101/112(2)/103 DARCELL WALKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW IBM CORPORATION LIU, CHIA-YI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte BUCCELLA 12482017 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 STITES & HARBISON PLLC JENNISON, BRIAN W

3743 Ex Parte Kowald et al 13208918 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP LAU, JASON

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Shaouy et al 12886200 - (D) BAYAT 103 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. WHITAKER, ANDREW B

3645 Ex Parte Maissant et al 12189147 - (D) BAHR 103 103 WestemGeco L.L.C. LOBO, IAN J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Hensel 13306897 - (D) BROWNE 103 103 41.50 112(2)/103 MOLINS & CO. PTY. LTD. HOANG, TUBA

3763 Ex Parte Roualdes 12858109 - (D) JESCHKE 103 112(2) POLSINELLI PC SHAH, NIYATI DILIP

3772 Ex Parte DiEdwardo 13278336 - (D) JESCHKE 103 112(1)/112(2)/103 JACQUELINE TADROS, PA HARRIS, RAYMOND EUGENE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Easson et al 13383061 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P,C PURDY, KYLE A

1619 Ex Parte Qiu et al 13847112 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 ALCON RESEARCH, LTD, ALAWADI, SARAH

1619 Ex Parte Qiu et al 13847164 - (D) MILLS 103 ALCON RESEARCH, LTD, ALAWADI, SARAH

1647 Ex Parte LAL et al 14177534 - (D) MILLS 101/112(1)/102/103 Foley & Lardner LLP SAOUD, CHRISTINE J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Rosenbauer 12863997 - (D) WILSON 103 BSH Home Appliances Corporation COLEMAN, RYAN L

1747 Ex Parte Crooks et al 13398449 - (D) OWENS 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP YAARY, ERIC

1763 Ex Parte TIERNEY et al 13585526 - (D) KRATZ 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P,C AHVAZI, BIJAN

1773 Ex Parte CHEWTER et al 13727801 - (D) KRATZ 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY MCCULLOUGH, ERIC J.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Parthasarathy et al 13155271 - (D) JIVANI 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX PLLC LIN, SHEW FEN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Walston 12993511 - (D) SILVERMAN 102/103 ARRIS Enterprises, LLC SALCE, JASON P

2426 Ex Parte Morzos 12618019 - (D) ENGLE 112(1)/103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/EchoStar (290110) HUYNH, AN SON PHI

2485 Ex Parte Schneider et al 13105065 - (D) DROESCH 103 Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - QUAL GEROLEO, FRANCIS

2491 Ex Parte ETCHEGOYEN et al 13734175 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Uniloc USA Inc. LAGOR, ALEXANDER

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2632 Ex Parte Hara et al 11697053 - (D) MacDONALD 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, LLP, BURD, KEVIN MICHAEL

2651 Ex Parte Gant 12694009 - (D) DEJMEK 103 HP Inc. BLAIR, KILE O

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Pons 13383941 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC AHMAD, SHAHZEB K

2854 Ex Parte Helmstadter et al 11867359 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MARINI, MATTHEW G

2884 Ex Parte Song et al 11702794 - (D) GARRIS 103 THE SMALL PATENT LAW GROUP LLC HO, ALLEN C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex Parte Phillips et al 13157533 - (D) O'HANLON 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,CJFG1L SMITH, ISAAC G

3667 Ex Parte HJELM et al 13090554 - (D) KINDER double patenting 102 Clairvolex Inc, ALSOMIRI, MAID! A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Jones 13673448 - (D) STAICOVICI 101 41.50 101 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC LAYNO, BENJAMIN

3731 Ex Parte Farnan 12794847 - (D) PESLAK 103 WOOD, HERRON & EV ANS, LLP DANG, ANH TIEU

3754 Ex Parte Bryant 11553088 - (D) KINDER 112(1)/103 LARSON AND LARSON NGUYEN, TUAN N

3765 Ex Parte Takata 11792718 - (D) JESCHKE 112(2) 103 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP HADEN, SALLY CLINE

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte Tardi et al 13122454 - (D) SMITH double patenting MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP POPA, ILEANA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2113 Ex Parte Harrison et al 13547674 - (R) JlVANI 103 CRGO LAW MASKULINSKI, MICHAEL C

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

dystar, dembiczak

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Langaee et al 13703990 - (D) TOWNSEND 102/103 THOMAS I HORSTEMEYER, LLP KAPUSHOC, STEPHEN THOMAS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Wardle et al 12833852 - (D) CALVE 103 SHAY GLENN LLP DANG, ANH TIEU

3747 Ex Parte Brusslar et al 12077378 - (D) HORNER 103 US EPA, NVFEL BACON, ANTHONY L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Greeb 13489832 - (D) BROWNE 103/double patenting 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. MCCALISTER, WILLIAM M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte FURUSAWA et al 12562590 - (D) DENNETT 103 NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH LLP WANG, EUGENIA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte Bovett et al 13051926 - (D) DIXON 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation BELOUSOV, ANDREY

2197 Ex Parte Ji et al 13415897 - (D) PYONIN 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION CHEN, SEN THONG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2483 Ex Parte Wengrovitz 12896656 - (D) PYONIN 103 LOZA & LOZA, LLP/Alcatel-Lucent USTARIS, JOSEPH G

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Mohammed et al 13707230 - (D) HAGY 102/103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED CHEN, JUNPENG

2683 Ex Parte Apte et al 13551546 - (D) MacDONALD 103/double patenting THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY KHAN,OMERS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte Dirksen et al 14126787 - (D) HOELTER 112(1) Baker Botts L.L.P. ANDREWS, DAVID L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Blomquist et al 13242116 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

Appellants contend that “the Examiner utilized hindsight afforded by the present invention by taking the reasoned rationale for making the combination directly out of Appellants’ own specification rather than basing the rationale on facts gleaned from the prior art.”  (App. Br. 11; see also Reply Br. 2–3.)  

This argument is unpersuasive. 

 [E]vidence of a motivation to combine need not be found in the prior art references themselves, but rather may be found in “the knowledge of one of ordinary skill in the art or, in some cases, from the nature of the problem to be solved.” . . .  When not from the prior art references, the “evidence” of motive will likely consist of an explanation of the well-known principle or problem-solving strategy to be applied.   

Dystar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG v. C.H. Patrick Co., 464 F.3d 1356, 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (quoting In re Dembiczak, 175 F.3d 994, 999 (Fed. Cir. 1999)). 

[A]n implicit motivation to combine exists not only when a suggestion may be gleaned from the prior art as a whole, but when the “improvement” is technology-independent and the combination of references results in a product or process that is more desirable, for example because it is stronger, cheaper, cleaner, faster, lighter, smaller, more durable, or more efficient.  Because the desire to enhance commercial opportunities by improving a product or process is universal—and even commonsensical— . . . there exists in these situations a motivation to combine prior art references even absent any hint of suggestion in the references themselves.  In such situations, the proper question is whether the ordinary artisan possesses knowledge and skills rendering him capable of combining the prior art references.   

(Id. at 1368.) 

Dystar textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG v. C. H. Patrick Co., 464 F.3d 1356, 80 USPQ2d 1641 (Fed. Cir. 2006)   2143.01 ,    2144

Dembiczak, In re, 175 F.3d 994, 50 USPQ2d 1614 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 1504.06 2144.04

3768 Ex Parte Vaillant et al 13191313 - (D) HORNER 103 FLETCHER YODER, PC GE HEALTHCARE PENG, BO JOSEPH

Monday, November 21, 2016

chilowsky2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Pruche et al 12216693 - (D) PRATS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC BROWE, DAVID

1619 Ex Parte Jha et al 13081779 - (D) COTTA 102/103 Frank S, DiGiglio, Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser MATTISON, LORI K

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Chauvet et al 13577107 - (D) DENNETT 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, LLP, EMPIE, NATHAN H

1714 Ex Parte ARMSTRONG et al 12947127 - (D) KENNEDY 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 WHATLEY, KATELYNB

1731 Ex Parte AOKI et al 13168722 - (D) SNAY 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, PLC FAISON, VERONICAF

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte COULAS et al 11617021 - (D) HAGY 103 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP GOOGLE DEAN, JR, JOSEPH E

2695 Ex Parte Martino 12817614 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 CHOATE / TERADYNE POLO, GUSTAVO D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Weber et al 13242842 - (D) OWENS 112(2)/103 MURPHY, BILAK & HOMILLER/INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES BELL, LAUREN R

2891 Ex Parte Verschuren et al 13265282 - (D) OWENS 112(1)/103 PHILIPS LIGHTING B.V. RAMPERSAUD, PRIYA M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Ohno 12680773 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Cheng Law Group, PLLC HOLCOMB, MARK

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Thomopoulos 13489625 - (D) SMEGAL 103 Jonathan Blanchard MENDIRATTA, VISHU K

3735 Ex Parte Giftakis et al 12432268 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P.A CATINA, MICHAEL ANTHONY

3742 Ex Parte Enyedy et al 11456904 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 HAHN LOESER I LINCOLN MAYE, AYUB A

3744 Ex Parte Hubmann et al 13619800 - (D) KINDER 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Diversey, Inc.) HWU, DAVIS D

3752 Ex Parte Reiter 11662621 - (D) BROWNE 103 41.50 112(2) ANDREWS KURTH KENYON LLP CERNOCH, STEVEN MICHAEL

3768 Ex Parte Krugman et al 12260811 - (D) CALVE 103 Covidien LP PENG, BO JOSEPH

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte Shen et al 12621552 - (D) REN 103 112(2) Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner / Zimmer CAI, WENWEN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte KALE et al 12687758 - (D) McNEILL 103 103 SHERIDAN ROSS P,C SALAD, ABDULLAHI ELMI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1655 Ex Parte Trivedi et al 11256861 - (D) FREDMAN 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY DAVIS, DEBORAH A

1657 Ex Parte Shah 12083228 - (D) SCHNEIDER 101/112(2)/103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP UNDERDAHL, THANE E

We further find that the utility of treatment of respiratory tract infection by administration of a composition that has been so diluted as to remove essentially all molecules of mycobacteria leaving solely solvent reasonably constitutes an incredible utility. 

"[I]f the alleged operation seems clearly to conflict with a recognized scientific principle as, for example, where an applicant purports to have discovered a machine producing perpetual motion, the presumption of inoperativeness is so strong that very clear evidence is required to overcome it." In re Chilowsky, 229 F.2d 457, 462 (CCPA 1956).

Chilowski, In re, 229 F.2d 457, 108 USPQ 321 (CCPA 1956) 2107.01 2107.02 2107.03 2164.02 2164.07

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Takada et al 13982411 - (D) HASTINGS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. PARK, LISA S

1767 Ex Parte Chun et al 13383706 - (D) ROSS 102/103 double patenting HP Inc, KARST, DAVID THOMAS

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Sozeri 11813096 - (D) McNEILL 103 VENJURIS, P,C TELAN, MICHAEL R

2437 Ex Parte Martin et al 13457925 - (D) DANG 112(1)/103 WILMERHALE/BOSTON DOAN, HUAN V

2487 Ex Parte Weston et al 10818413 - (D) DIXON 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH DIEP, NHON THANH

2494 Ex Parte Vaterlaus et al 12014681 - (D) NAPPI 102/103 Treyz Law Group GERGISO, TECHANE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte Camp et al 11550169 - (D) YAP 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. FLEMING-HALL, ERICA L

2649 Ex Parte Qian 12809083 - (D) SMITH 103 PHILIPS LIGHTING BY PAN, YUWEN

2669 Ex Parte Olivan Bescos 12678497 - (D) McNEILL 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS ROZ, MARK

2674 Ex Parte KASAHARA 13689228 - (D) HOMERE 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP ZHANG, FAN

2692 Ex Parte SHIBA 13666451 - (D) McNEILL 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC DINH, DUC Q

2694 Ex Parte Hirsch et al 13814649 - (D) MOORE 103 Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P,L, TUNG, DAVID

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2877 Ex Parte Henrdiks et al 13641894 - (D) GAUDETTE 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS PHILLIPS, RUFUS L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Garrahan et al 12085865 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 The Law Office of Lau & Associates, LLC JASMIN, LYNDA C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Roe et al 12687425 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY HANRAHAN, BENEDICT L

3775 Ex Parte Haidukewych 13068397 - (D) WOODS 103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP BATES, DAVID W

3782 Ex Parte Phung 11718363 - (D) GREENHUT 103 41.50 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P,C (BO) HELVEY, PETER N.

OPQA Ex Parte Paul et al 11966576 - (D) HOELTER 112(1)/103 103/double patenting DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC (STJ) MEHTA, PARIKHA SOLANKI

PTAB Ex Parte Xu et al 13070253 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. I PayPal BAYAT, BRADLEY B

Friday, November 18, 2016

par pharmaceutical

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Nicoletti et al 12688589 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC VISONE, THOMAS J

See PAR Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 773 F.3d 1186, 1195 (Fed Cir. 2014). ([T]he concept of inherency must be limited when applied to obviousness, and is present only when the limitation at issue is the 'natural result' of the combination of prior art elements.")

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Young 13298055 - (D) HOWARD 103 Wolfe-SBMC XIAO, DI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Karakey et al 13038306 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 COCHRAN FREUND & YOUNG LLC ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

3686 Ex Parte Vdovjak 13132949 - (D) FETTING 112(4)/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS DURANT, JONATHAN W

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Prytz et al 11917112 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(1) 103 Clairvolex Inc, HUYNH, KHOA B

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Harbers et al 13015431 - (D) HASTINGS 103 102 Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP PAYNE, SHARONE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Manolescu et al 13451210 - (D) POLLOCK 101/double patenting MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP HANEY, AMANDA MARIE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Moussa et al 13113130 - (D) GARRIS 103 PPG Industries, Inc, BLACKWELL, GWENDOLYN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Clark 12288276 - (D) SHIANG 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General VO, NGUYEN THANH

Thursday, November 17, 2016

keller

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2412 Ex Parte Shahidi et al 13239133 - (D) BENNETT 102/103 41.50 103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP, Qualcomm PHUNKULH, BOB A

2485 Ex Parte Zizys et al 12752166 - (D) MacDONALD 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION HUANG, FRANK F

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2893 Ex Parte Zhang et al 13668077 - (D) OGDEN 102/103 Artegis Law Group, LLP/NVIDIA NGUYEN, DILINH P

2899 Ex Parte Corisis et al 12020899 - (D) OWENS 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - Micron LEE, JAE
REVERSED 3683 Ex Parte WANG et al 13242352 - (D) MOHANTY 102/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. LOFTIS, JOHNNA RONEE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Harrison et al 12574338 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, PA KANAAN, MAROUN P

3693 Ex Parte Collins et al 13316754 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 Fincham Downs LLC Travelers Companies AMELUNXEN, BARBARA J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3722 Ex Parte Sharivker et al 13245013 - (D) DOUGAL 102 KENNAMETAL INC RUFO, RYAN C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2673 Ex Parte GILG 13192079 - (D) THOMAS 103 103 HP Inc. PHAM, THIERRY L

As our reviewing Court states: 

The test for obviousness is not whether the features of a secondary reference may be bodily incorporated into the structure of the primary reference; nor is it that the claimed invention must be expressly suggested in any one or all of the references. Rather, the test is what the combined teachings of the references would have suggested to those of ordinary skill in the art. 

See In re Keller, 642 F.2d 413, 425 (CCPA 1981) (citations omitted). This reasoning is applicable here.

Keller, In re, 642 F.2d 413, 208 USPQ 871 (CCPA 1981) 707.07(f) 2145

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Ex Parte CHAPLIN et al 13588217 - (D) NEW double patenting LAW OFFICE OF SALVA TORE ARRIGO AND SCOTT LEE, LLP BLUMEL, BENJAMIN P

1675 Ex Parte Hausch et al 11927536 - (D) FREDMAN 101/103 Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing AUDET, MAURY A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Jennings 13789803 - (D) DERRICK 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL LEONG, JONATHAN G

1786 Ex Parte Okuda et al 12811403 - (D) SNAY 103 41.50 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP VINEIS, FRANK J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Hobbs 13329778 - (D) BUI 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP BURKE, JEFF A

2159 Ex Parte Li et al 13106751 - (D) WINSOR 103 Fabian Vancott IBM CORPORATION SINGH, AMRESH

2173 Ex Parte Ostergaard 12596689 - (D) ENGELS 102 Core Wireless Licensing Ltd HOPE, DARRIN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Gorny et al 12317275 - (D) HOELTER 103 NIXON & V ANDERHYE, PC LU, JIPING