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Friday, February 26, 2016

burr, schreiber, hallman

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte LYON 12951247 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Reed Smith LLP HWA, SHYUE JIUNN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2495 Ex Parte Kisielewicz 13020547 - (D) KAISER 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SHOLEMAN, ABU S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Ahler et al 11744946 - (D) DIXON 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP SIMMONS, JENNIFER E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Nigmann et al 11349194 - (D) FETTING 112(2)/103 ARENT FOX LLP RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3648 Ex Parte Durgin 12505916 - (D) ASTORINO 103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC BRAINARD, TIMOTHY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Zhadanov et al 13785043 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 HENRY M FEIEREISEN, LLC LE, HUYEN D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1656 Ex Parte Dassler et al 11859616 - (D) ADAMS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. STEADMAN, DAVID J

1674 Ex Parte Reich et al 11615554 - (D) SMITH 103 PEPPER HAMILTON LLP SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte CHAKRAVARTI et al 12345314 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP - SABIC (CPP) CAI, WENWEN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Banerjee et al 13189063 - (D) Per curiam 103 STREETS & STEELE - IBM CORPORATION (ROC) OWYANG, MICHELLE N

2196 Ex Parte West et al 12251108 - (D) FRAHM 103 VMWARE, INC. DARRYL SMITH SWIFT, CHARLES M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Ding et al 13194875 - (D) KINDER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. ALRIYASHI, ABDULKADER MOHAMED

2476 Ex Parte Liu 12852793 - (D) KHAN 103 BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD SLOMS, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte BACHMANN et al 13543615 - (D) THOMAS 103 Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC NEALON, WILLIAM

2651 Ex Parte Bourgoin 13057246 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. BLAIR, KILE O

2674 Ex Parte Lehotsky et al 12103037 - (D) KHAN 103 EPSON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INC RUST, ERIC A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Hammel et al 12376116 - (D) TIMM 102/103 41.50 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP CARRASQUILLO, JORGE L

Claim 10 is directed to a driver, a machine or apparatus. As correctly pointed out by the Examiner, "the manner in which a device is intended to be employed does not differentiate the claimed apparatus from prior art apparatus satisfying the claimed structural limitations," and "apparatus claims must be structurally distinguishable from the prior art." Ans. 3. This is because "[a] machine is a concrete thing, consisting of parts, or of certain devices and combination of devices." See Burr v. Duryee, 68 U.S. 531, 570 (1863) (defining "machine"). Because an apparatus is a structure, the apparatus must be distinguished from the prior art on the basis of structure, and where there is reason to believe that the structure of the prior art is inherently capable of performing the claimed function, the burden shifts to the applicant to show that the claimed fünction patentably distinguishes the claimed structure from the prior art structure. See In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997); In re Hallman, 655 F.2d 212, 215 (CCPA 1981).

Burr v. Duryee, 68 U.S. (1 Wall.) 531, 17 L. Ed. 650 (1863) 2106

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Thieret 11129123 - (D) McNEILL 103 ARENT FOX LLP RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3651 Ex Parte Handfield et al 12955805 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP WAGGONER, TIMOTHY R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Wulbrandt 12531656 - (D) BAHR 103 Cozen O'Connor DO, HAILEY KYUNG AE

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 BECKMAN COULTER, INC. Requester and Appellant v. GENEOHM SCIENCES CANADA, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7838221 et al 11/248,438 95002216 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 Becton, Dickinson and Company (Knobbe Martens) Third Party Requester: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP TURNER, SHARON L original POHNERT, STEVEN C

3508 ANTEC, INC. Requester v. STREAK PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7133293 et al 95001319 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG (NY) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: STEVEN LAW GROUP DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original NOT, DEFINED

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 MYTEE PRODUCTS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of HARRIS RESEARCH, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6266892 et al 09/617,376 95001235 - (D) McCARTHY 102 Kunzler Law Group Third Party Requester: THEMIS LAW CLARKE, SARA SACHIE original WILSON, PAMELA ANNE

Thursday, February 25, 2016

coley

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Sandt 12218384 - (D) DERRICK 103 BERND W. SANDT STULII, VERA

1793 Ex Parte Berrios et al 13316231 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 USDA-ARS-OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER YOO, HONG THI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Leah et al 13411544 - (D) HUME 103 IBM Raleigh S/W Group c/o Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC FAULK, DEVONA E

2621 Ex Parte ARNESON 11752828 - (D) MOORE 103 Wolfe-SBMC MATTHEWS, ANDRE L

Where there is doubt regarding the teachings of a reference, "the scales should be inclined toward applicant." See In re Coley, 40 F.2d 982, 986 (CCPA 1930) (reversing anticipation rejections).

2665 Ex Parte Wegbreit et al 12287315 - (D) BUI 102/103 41.50 101 Gard and Kaslow LLP WERNER, BRIAN P

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Bergmann et al 12538602 - (D) GARRIS 103 MYERS BIGEL & SIBLEY, P.A. WHALEN, DANIEL B

2837 Ex Parte Döhring et al 11913825 - (D) OWENS 103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP SCHREIBER, CHRISTINA MARIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Rathsack et al 12527123 - (D) GEIER 102/103 41.50 101 BALLY (DELIZIO LAW) C/O DELIZIO LAW, PLLC MCCLELLAN, JAMES S

3721 Ex Parte SHIMIZU et al 12868108 - (D) BROWNE 103 DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH (DC) CHUKWURAH, NATHANIEL C

3762 Ex Parte Boute et al 12170037 - (D) BROWN 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) EDWARDS, PHILIP CHARLES

3774 Ex Parte Jang 12192782 - (D) GUIJT 102/103 VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. PREBILIC, PAUL B

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Jarvis 12255496 - (D) TIMM 103 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD BELL, WILLIAM P

1777 Ex Parte Moya et al 12658980 - (D) OWENS 112(2)/103 112(2) HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P.C. MENON, KRISHNAN S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Endo et al 12223632 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP OSWECKI, JANE C

1674 Ex Parte Reich et al 11615554 - (D) SMITH 103 PEPPER HAMILTON LLP SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Ashok et al 12763748 - (D) McCARTNEY 103/double patenting IBM CORPORATION C/O: Fabian Vancott DADA, BEEMNET W

2494 Ex Parte LING 11828556 - (D) SAADAT 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. ALATA, AYOUB

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte DeLuca et al 12517902 - (D) HUME 103 Clairvolex Inc. RAMPURIA, SHARAD K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Imura 12705796 - (D) KENNEDY 103 BGL/Seiko Instruments Inc. GRUBB, MATTHEW

2848 Ex Parte Ishikawa 12516983 - (D) CRAIG 103 COWAN, LIEBOWITZ & LATMAN, P.C. FERGUSON, DION

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex parte JONATHAN BERALL Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 5827178 et al 08/778,079 90/011,308, 90/011,383, 90/012,340 - (D) McCARTHY 103 41.50 103 JONATHAN BERALL For the Requester in Ex parte Reexaminations 90/011,383 and 90/012,340: OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, LLP For the Requester in Ex parte Reexamination 90/011,308: FOSTER PEPPER PLLC WEHNER, CARY ELLEN original TRUONG, KEVIN THAO

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

abbott diabetes, suitco surface

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 12757112 - (D) MARGOLIES 102/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise HERSHLEY, MARK E

2197 Ex Parte Sobel 11860060 - (D) WORMMEESTER 103 WILMERHALE BODDEN, EVRAL E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2669 Ex Parte He et al 11271693 - (D) MARGOLIES 103 NXP-TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND - FSL ROZ, MARK

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Bindra 12283769 - (D) CALVE 102/103 Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey LEWIS, JUSTIN V

3745 Ex Parte Tholen et al 11755281 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY VERDIER, CHRISTOPHER M

3762 Ex Parte Gerber 11591171 - (D) MAYBERRY 102/103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A LEVICKY, WILLIAM J

We are instructed that "claims under examination before the [U.S. Patent and Trademark Office] are given their broadest reasonable interpretation consistent with the specification." In re Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., 696 F.3d 1142, 1148 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citation omitted). However, [t]he broadest-construction rubric . . . does not give the [Examiner] an unfettered license to interpret claims to embrace anything remotely related to the claimed invention." In re Suitco Surface, Inc., 603 F.3d 1255, 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2010).

Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., In re, 696 F.3d 1142, 104 USPQ2d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2012) 2111.01

Suitco Surface, Inc., In re, 603 F.3d 1255, 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2010) 2111 2111.01

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte NG et al 12702371 - (D) HOMERE 103 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP SHIH, HAOSHIAN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Schmidt 12833598 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. BURKE, JEFF A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2672 Ex Parte Bouchard et al 12271571 - (D) PYONIN 102/103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP VO, QUANG N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Laese 12675948 - (D) GREENHUT 103 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. VU, STEPHEN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Wilk 11387522 - (D) ABRAMS 112(1) Cosud Intellectual Property Solutions, P.C. BACHMAN, LINDSEY MICHELE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

oelrich

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1758 Ex Parte Brown et al 11358652 - (D) OWENS 103 HONEYWELL/WOOD PHILLIPS SLAWSKI, MAGALI P

An inherent characteristic must be inevitable, and not merely a possibility or probability. See In re Oelrich, 666 F.2d 578, 581 (CCPA 1981).

Oelrich, In re, 666 F.2d 578, 212 USPQ 323 (CCPA 1981) 2112

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2483 Ex Parte Carlson et al 12522493 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ITSKOVICH, MIKHAIL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Castillo et al 12927455 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 Shawn Hunter / Baker Hughes Filings LEE, GILBERT Y

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte HIGBIE 13922491 - (D) BROWN 103 HAYES, SOLOWAY P.C. KLAYMAN, AMIR ARIE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2663 Ex Parte Rhoads 12643386 - (D) HAMANN 102 102 DIGIMARC CORPORATION BHUIYAN, FAYEZ A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Drewes 11632470 - (D) GEIER 102 112(2) PRICE HENEVELD LLP BURCH, MELODY M

3689 Ex Parte Beier et al 12827894 - (D) McSHANE 112(2)/103 101/103 41.50 101 IBM CORPORATION C/O: Fabian Vancott NGUYEN, THUY-VI THI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Hensel et al 12791118 - (D) SMITH 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. SONG, MATTHEW J

1799 Ex Parte Liimatta 13512743 - (D) ROSS 103 ALBEMARLE CORPORATION SPAMER, DONALD R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Rotem et al 12651435 - (D) DESHPANDE 102/103 INTEL CORPORATION c/o CPA Global ORTIZ RODRIGUEZ, CARLOS R

2175 Ex Parte Kowalski 09928599 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 GATES & COOPER LLP - IBM ORR, HENRY W

2196 Ex Parte SCHIMPF et al 12955303 - (D) SMITH 102/103 HOLLAND & KNIGHT MILLS, PAUL V

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2441 Ex Parte Wagner 12807916 - (D) McNEILL 102/103 BAE SYSTEMS MUNDUR, PADMAVATHI V

2481 Ex Parte DeLuca et al 13150344 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 IBM Raleigh S/W Group c/o Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC ADAMS, EILEEN M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Carvajal et al 12613943 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 Bose Corporation CHANG, KENT WU

2637 Ex Parte Presi et al 13061501 - (D) PYONIN 103 Leffler Intellectual Property Law, PLLC KRETZER, CASEY L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Basson et al 12277615 - (D) FETTING 103 Law Offices of Ira D. Blecker, P.C. JOSEPH, TONYA S

3654 Ex Parte Takachi et al 12193184 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 DELAND LAW OFFICE CAMPOS, JR, JUAN J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 Ex Parte Huang et al 11264582 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 Cardinal Health, Inc. MATHEW, SEEMA

3753 Ex Parte Nguyen 12178977 - (D) CALVE 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. COLON MORALES, DAVID

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Hobbs et al 11303818 - (D) HORNER 103 KBSO Law / ANGIO LIPITZ, JEFFREY BRIAN

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2197 Ex Parte Taylor et al 12200301 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 CRGO LAW NGUYEN, DUY KHUONG THANH

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 DYSON, INC. AND DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED Requester and Cross-Appellant v. LG ELECTRONICS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,840,972 et al 10/204,045 95002387 - (D) ROBERTSON 102/103 Dentons US LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP TILL, TERRENCE R original HOPKINS, ROBERT A

Monday, February 22, 2016

kahn

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte HARPER et al 12406378 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. MCGUE, FRANK J

3694 Ex Parte Lundgren et al 12748197 - (D) LORIN 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. AZIZ, ABDULMAJEED

In our view, this is insufficient as “some articulated reasoning with some rational underpinning to support the legal conclusion of obviousness.” In re Kahn, 441 F.3d 977, 988 (Fed. Cir. 2006).

Kahn, In re, 441 F.3d 977, 78 USPQ2d 1329 (Fed. Cir. 2006) 2143.01 2144

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Weaver Jr. et al 10582377 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 FAY SHARPE LLP TSAI, HUI JEY

Friday, February 19, 2016

becton

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2481 Ex Parte Schwarz et al 12428154 - (D) KOHUT 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP PEREZ FUENTES, LUIS M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte Reichenbach 12500390 - (D) MELVIN 102 BGL RODRIGUEZ, JOSEPH C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Woltering et al 12308737 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP STONER, KILEY SHAWN

Where a claim lists elements separately, the clear implication of the claim language is that those elements are distinct components of the patented invention. Becton Dickinson & Co. v. Tyco Healthcare Group, 616 F.3d 1249, 1254 (Fed. Cir. 2010). 

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Gervais et al 12892466 - (D) FREDMAN 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP TRAN, SUSAN T

1615 Ex Parte Kolbe et al 12402985 - (D) ADAMS 103 Abel Law Group, LLP WAX, ROBERT A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Whitworth et al 13433106 - (D) HASTINGS 103 KLEMCHUK LLP LEE, JAEYUN

1767 Ex Parte Stowell et al 12312594 - (D) SQUIRE 103 DILWORTH & BARRESE, LLP RIOJA, MELISSA A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Metzner 11399035 - (D) FRAHM 103 Baker Botts LLP SHMATOV, ALEXEY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte KOH 11733038 - (D) MARGOLIES 102 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC SHANG, ANNAN Q

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Arik et al 12984488 - (D) GARRIS 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WU, JAMES

2859 Ex Parte Shoytush et al 12708477 - (D) GARRIS 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION TORRES RUIZ, JOHALI ALEJANDRA

Thursday, February 18, 2016

chore-time, okajima, litton

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Murray et al 12979440 - (D) KERINS 102 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. OLSON, LARS A

3627 Ex Parte Casey 12909580 - (D) MOHANTY 103 LEWIS RICE LLC HAIDER, FAWAAD

3644 Ex Parte Sainct et al 12809115 - (D) JESCHKE 103 41.50 112(2) BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP O'HARA, BRIAN M

3654 Ex Parte Hodjat 12928537 - (D) BROWNE 103 GATES CORPORATION TRAN, DIEM M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Kumar et al 12727473 - (D) HOSKINS 103 BASF CORPORATION SHANSKE, JASON D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Sowden et al 10484485 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON COUGHLIN, DANIEL F

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Brusic et al 11591730 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 103 CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION ABU ALI, SHUANGYI

1746 Ex Parte Whitworth et al 13433106 - (D) HASTINGS 103 KLEMCHUK LLP LEE, JAEYUN

1772 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 13008615 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 41.50 102/103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC ROBINSON, RENEE E

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte CARMEL et al 12788459 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise NGUYEN, LE V

2193 Ex Parte ARPANA et al 11689276 - (D) ENGELS 101/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (CA, Inc.) LOUIE, JUE WANG

see also Chore-Time Equipment, Inc. v. Cumberland Corp., 713 F.2d 774, 779 n.2 (Fed. Cir. 1983) ("an invention may be held to have been either obvious (or nonobvious) without a specific finding of a particular level of skill or the reception of expert testimony on the level of skill where, as here, the prior art itself reflects an appropriate level"); Okajima v. Bourdeau, 261 F.3d 1350, 1355 (Fed. Cir. 2001) ( [T]he absence of specific findings on the level of skill in the art does not give rise to reversible error 'where the prior art itself reflects an appropriate level and a need for testimony is not shown'") (quoting Litton Indus. Prods., Inc. v. Solid State Sys. Corp., 755 F.2d 158, 163 (Fed. Cir. 1985)).

Chore-Time Equipment, Inc. v. Cumberland Corp., 713 F.2d 774, 218 USPQ 673 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2141.03

Okajima v. Bourdeau, 261 F.3d 1350, 59 USPQ2d 1795 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2141.03

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2627 Ex Parte TSAI et al 12235098 - (D) KUMAR 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP GUPTA, PARUL H

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2892 ANALOG DEVICES, INC. Requester v. KNOWLES ELECTRONICS LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte Minervini et al 8,018,049 11,741,881 95001850 - (D) CHEN 102/103 LATHROP & GAGE LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: SUNSTEIN KANN MURPHY & TIMBERS LLP ANDUJAR, LEONARDO original CHAMBLISS, ALONZO

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

self, superguide, e-pass

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Griffin et al 12242627 - (D) KIM 102/103 Haynes & Boone, LLP DASS, HARISH T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Petersen et al 13052970 - (D) PYONIN 112(2)/102/103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP SONG, DAEHO D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2822 Ex Parte Rueger et al 12476059 - (D) HANLON 103/double patenting Wells St. John P.S. AU, BAC H

See In re Self, 671 F.2d 1344, 1348 (CCPA 1982) (patentability may not be based on limitations not appearing in the claims).

Self, In re, 671 F.2d 1344, 213 USPQ 1 (CCPA 1982) 2131.05

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Miadich 12623415 - (D) HORNER 112(2)/102/103 The Law Office of Jane K. Babin VERAA, CHRISTOPHER

See SuperGuide Corp. v. DirecTV Enterprises, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 875 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (“Though understanding the claim language may be aided by the explanations contained in the written description, it is important not to import into a claim limitations that are not a part of the claim.”); E-Pass Techs., Inc. v. 3Com Corp., 343 F.3d 1364, 1369 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (Limitations not explicit or inherent in the language of a claim cannot be imported from the specification.).

Superguide Corp. v. Direct TV Enterprises, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 69 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.01

E-Pass Techs., Inc. v. 3Com Corp., 343 F.3d 1364, 67 USPQ2d 1947 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 2111.01


Monday, February 15, 2016

galderma, soverain

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte Colston et al 11818623 - (D) ADAMS 102 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC HINES, JANA A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Ueyoko 13085007 - (D) SNAY 103 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY LY, KENDRA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Beard 13406718 - (D) COURTENAY 102 CRGO LAW LE, DIEU MINH T

2118 Ex Parte Vaidyanathan et al 12685841 - (D) PINKERTON 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. /Oracle America/ SUN / STK REHMAN, MOHAMMED H

2163 Ex Parte Byun 13345604 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 Dority & Manning P.A. and Google Inc. PHAM, TUAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Cohen 12452977 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2)/101/103 Nestle Purina Petcare Global Resources, Inc GILLS, KURTIS

3623 Ex Parte Parkes et al 12339603 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 DLA PIPER LLP (US ) ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

3652 Ex Parte BRODINE et al 12044401 - (D) SMEGAL 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - Applied Materials BERRY JR, WILLIE WENDELL

3695 Ex Parte Griffin et al 12242627 - (D) KIM 102/103 Haynes & Boone, LLP DASS, HARISH T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 Ex Parte Chudik 11518021 - (D) MURPHY 112(2)/102 Law Offices of Gregory B. Beggs PELLEGRINO, BRIAN E

3748 Ex Parte SUZUKI et al 12176315 - (D) CALVE 103 Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP LEE, BRANDON DONGPA

3765 Ex Parte Harada 12161053 - (D) CAPP 103 KRATZ, QUINTOS & HANSON, LLP ANNIS, KHALED

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Gervais et al 12892454 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP TRAN, SUSAN T

We also note that the "mere fact that generic pharmaceutical companies seek approval to market a generic version of a drug, without more, is not evidence of commercial success that speaks to the nonobviousness of patent claims." Galderma Laboratories, L.P. v. Tolmar, Inc., 737 F.3d 731, 740 (Fed. Cir. 2013).

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2682 Ex Parte Kummer 12252045 - (D) BEAMER 103 103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (EchoStar) DORSEY, RENEE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Wei et al 13024056 - (D) GARRIS 103 103 ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, INC./FAY SHARPE LLP TSEHAYE, ZEKRE A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Selinger et al 12012452 - (D) FETTING 103 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP PLLC POUNCIL, DARNELL A

3689 Ex Parte Roddy et al 10199717 - (D) MEYERS 103 103 GE Corporate, Global Patent Operation FISHER, PAUL R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Christianson 12317459 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/102/103 103 41.50 112(2) S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. KIM, CHRISTOPHER S

3774 Ex Parte Moser et al 12067635 - (D) CAPP 102/103 103 41.50 103 SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. WATKINS, MARCIA LYNN

Settled law maintains that a broader independent claim cannot be nonobvious where a dependent claim stemming from that independent claim is invalid for obviousness. See Soverain Software LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Direct Brand Management, LLC, 778 F.3d 1311, 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2015).

3778 Ex Parte Gebrewold et al 12190655 - (D) GUIJT 112(2)/102/103 112(2)/102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY VASAT, PETER S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Kinoshita et al 13057329 - (D) FREDMAN 103 RANKIN, HILL & CLARK LLP VENKAT, JYOTHSNA A

1644 Ex Parte Britz et al 12328854 - (D) FREDMAN  WHITHAM, CURTIS & CHRISTOFFERSON & COOK, P.C. 112(1) 101 BELYAVSKYI, MICHAIL A

1657 Ex Parte Algotsson et al 11917169 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp. HUMPHREY, LOUISE WANG ZHIYING

1671 Ex Parte Lettmann et al 12525841 - (D) NEW 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. BROOKS, CLINTON A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Chadwick et al 13499723 - (D) MOORE 103 The Dow Chemical Company SWAIN, MELISSA STALDER

1741 Ex Parte Vogel et al 12791498 - (D) DELMENDO 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. CORDRAY, DENNIS R

1774 Ex Parte Hirzel 13139945 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 MICHAEL J. STRIKER RASHID, FAZLE A

1789 Ex Parte Dennes et al 13532866 - (D) SNAY 102/103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY WYROZEBSKI LEE, KATARZYNA I

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Petersen et al 13052970 - (D) PYONIN 112(2)/102/103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP SONG, DAEHO D

2142 Ex Parte GRIFFIN et al 12794443 - (D) McNEILL 102/103 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Vancouver/BB) TANK, ANDREW L

2161 Ex Parte Szymczak 12429731 - (D) BEAMER 103 Mahamedi Paradice LLP (NetApp) NGUYEN, CAM LINH T

2168 Ex Parte Dasgupta et al 13025482 - (D) DIXON 102/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC TRAN, ANHTAI V

2179 Ex Parte Harrison et al 11789202 - (D) HOMERE 103 MPG, LLP and SONY THERIAULT, STEVEN B

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Afentakis 13713956 - (D) JURGOVAN 102/103 SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. C/O LAW OFFICE OF GERALD MALISZEWSK SCHNURR, JOHN R

2439 Ex Parte Sitrick et al 11545889 - (D) PYONIN 103 41.50 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General HOLDER, BRADLEY W

2485 Ex Parte Zheng et al 12736463 - (D) KHAN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC GEROLEO, FRANCIS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Gu et al 12408680 - (D) HOWARD 103 LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC KARIKARI, KWASI

2662 Ex Parte Gordon et al 12676041 - (D) HOWARD 103 Procopio - SPE FOSSELMAN, JOEL W

2682 Ex Parte BETHEL 13337942 - (D) DANG 103 Kutak Rock LLP BUGG, GEORGE A

2688 Ex Parte Ozaki et al 12944689 - (D) KENNEDY 112(2)/103 John D. Henkhaus CASTRO, ANGEL A

2697 Ex Parte Lee et al 12921512 - (D) SMITH 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP YANG, NAN-YING

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2822 Ex Parte Rueger et al 12476059 - (D) HANLON 103/double patenting Wells St. John P.S. AU, BAC H

2854 Ex Parte CLARK 12339144 - (D) McMILLIN 112(2)/103 Prass LLP TANKERSLEY, BLAKE A

2881 Ex Parte Pugh et al 12961616 - (D) KENNEDY 112(2)/103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON JOHNSTON, PHILLIP A

2881 Ex Parte Pugh et al 12961674 - (D) KENNEDY 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON JOHNSTON, PHILLIP A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Pirnack et al 11561336 - (D) KIM 103 101 41.50 101 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP -- Apple Inc. LEVINE, ADAM L

3628 Ex Parte Kestenbaum 13586991 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP JUNG, ALLEN J

3633 Ex Parte Thiagarajan et al 13462306 - (D) CAPP 102/103/double patenting CANTOR COLBURN LLP HIJAZ, OMAR F

3638 Ex Parte Miadich 12623415 - (D) HORNER 112(2)/102/103 The Law Office of Jane K. Babin VERAA, CHRISTOPHER

3649 Ex Parte Jung et al 11574024 - (D) OWENS 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) KRUER, KEVIN R

3685 Ex Parte Jung et al 11983398 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1) 101/103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO HEWITT II, CALVIN L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Huang 12049642 - (D) BROWNE 103 PAI PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM ROJOHN III, CLAIRE E

3763 Ex Parte Hickle et al 11716609 - (D) BAHR 112(1)/101 102/103 Scott Labotatories, Inc. CARPENTER, WILLIAM R

3769 Ex Parte Zemlok et al 11894959 - (D) MURPHY 103 Covidien LP CRANDALL, LYNSEY P

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2621 HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K. Requester and Cross-Appellant v. LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6917696 et al 10/798,457 95000517 - (S) HOFF 103 Procopio / Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP POKRZYWA, JOSEPH R original LU, TOM Y

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. Requester v. VIRNETX INC. Patent Owner Ex Parte 6839759 et al 10/702,522 95001746 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 102/103 41.50 102/103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP, IP SECTION POKRZYWA, JOSEPH R original ETIENNE, ARIO

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 SAP AMERICA, INC., Requester, v. WELLOGIX TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC, Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7991680 et al 09/801,016 95001700 - (R) SIU 102 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER BASEHOAR, ADAM L original COLBERT, ELLA