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Thursday, March 31, 2016

verdegaal, bond

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Triglavcanin 12298268 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP MENON, KRISHNAN S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Rosenstock et al 13229617 - (D) WINSOR 102 Dority & Manning P.A. and Google Inc. NGUYEN, KIM T

The Examiner has not established that “each and every element as set forth in the claim is found, either expressly or inherently described, in a single prior art reference,” Verdegaal Bros., Inc. v. Union Oil Co. of Cal., 814 F.2d 628, 631 (Fed. Cir. 1987), “arranged as in the claim under review,” In re Bond, 910 F.2d 831, 832 (Fed. Cir. 1990).

Verdegaal Bros. v. Union Oil Co. of California, 814 F.2d 628, 2 USPQ2d 1051 (Fed. Cir. 1987) 2131

Bond, In re, 910 F.2d 831, 15 USPQ2d 1566 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2131 2152.02(b) 2183 2184

2165 Ex Parte Horadan 13108935 - (D) HUGHES 112(2)/103 Mersenne Law TORGRIMSON, TYLER J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Foret 11784327 - (D) BROWN 103 CHALKER FLORES, LLP JENNISON, BRIAN W

3774 Ex Parte Brown 12854645 - (D) GUIJT 102 Tumey LLP PREBILIC, PAUL B

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte BERNIER et al 13251987 - (D) CURCURI 103 THE LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT J. EICHELBURG VUONG, THAI T

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2839 MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. Requester and Respondent v. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,629,705 et al 11/551,430 95000633 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 103 WILMERHALE/BOSTON THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, LLP NASSER, ROBERT L original GONZALEZ, JULIO CESAR

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex parte TAIDOC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION Appellant Ex Parte 7,514,040 B2 et al 11/056,089 90012852 - (D) CHEN 112(2) 132/112(1)/103 HDLS Patent & Trademark Services RALIS, STEPHEN J original KINGAN, TIMOTHY G

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 XILINX, INC. Requester and Respondent v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES MANAGEMENT, OF WHICH INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC IS AN AFFILATE, Patent Owner, Cross-Appellant, and Respondent Ex Parte 7937081 et al 12/720,862 95001899 - (D) McKEOWN 103 PATENT OWNER: FOLEY & LARDNER LLP THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: HAYNES & BOONE, LLP NGUYEN, MINH DIEU T original LY, NGHI H

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

metabolite

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Townsend et al 11418457 - (D) OWENS 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP BEKKER, KELLY JO

1792 Ex Parte Dran et al 13020167 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Manelli Selter PLLC SMITH, CHAIM A

A “preamble may provide context for claim construction, particularly, where … that preamble’s statement of intended use forms the basis for distinguishing the prior art in the patent’s prosecution history.” Metabolite Labs., Inc. v. Corp. of Am. Holdings, 370 F.3d 1354, 1358-62, 71 USPQ2d 1081, 1084-87 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

Metabolite Labs., Inc. v. Lab. Corp. of Am. Holdings, 370 F.3d 1354, 71 USPQ2d 1081 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.02 2112

AFFIRMED
2864 Ex Parte Spector et al 12177921 - (D) KRIVAK 103 COLLARD & ROE, P.C. BARBEE, MANUEL L

3647 Ex Parte Kusic 13507084 - (D) MOHANTY 102 TOM KUSIC DINH, TIEN QUANG

3737 Ex Parte Kenny 12583662 - (D) WARNER 112(2) 112(1)/101 Bernard S. Hoffman SMITH, RUTH S

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1764 MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. de C.V. Requester and Respondent v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8,033,120 et al 12/426,948 95001783 - (D) GUEST 103 103 41.77 103 HONEYWELL/FOX/BANNER XU, LING X original KHAN, AMINA S

1764 MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. de C.V. Requester and Respondent v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8065882 et al 12/412,342 95002030 - (D) GUEST 103 103 41.77 103 HONEYWELL/FOX/BANNER XU, LING X original KHAN, AMINA S

AFFIRMED
1711 MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. de C.V. Requester and Respondent v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7279451 et al 10/837,525 95000576 - (D) GUEST 112(1) 112(2)/103 HONEYWELL/FOX/BANNER JOHNSON, JERRY D original ZEMEL, IRINA SOPJIA

1764 MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. de C.V. and DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. Requesters and Respondents v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,534,366 B2 et al 10/694,273 95002204 - (D) GUEST 103 HONEYWELL/FOX/BANNER THIRD-PARTY REQUESTERS: RYAN KROMHOLZ & MANION, S.C. AMSTER, ROTHSTEIN & EBENSTEIN, LLP XU, LING X original KHAN, AMINA S

2455 GOOGLE INC. and FACEBOOK INC. Requester v. DROPLETS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7502838 et al 10/720,728 95002330 - (D) DILLON 102/103 Bechen PLLC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: STERNE KESSLER GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C FERRIS III, FRED O original ENG, DAVID Y

REHEARING

DENIED
2161 Ex parte Personal Web Technologies, LLC and LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC Appellants and Patent Owner Ex Parte 5,978,791 et al 08/960,079 90012931 - (D) BRANCH 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Haynes and Boone, LLP REICHLE, KARIN M original MOFIZ, APU M

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NTP

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Tatarka et al 13066118 - (D) RANGE 103 FERRELLS, PLLC KRYLOVA, IRINA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 11583419 - (D) ADAMS 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP KARPINSKI, LUKE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Stevens et al 12258219 - (D) DERRICK 112(2) 103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP LEBLANC, KATHERINE DEGUIRE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Truong et al 12833771 - (D) GUIJT 112(2)/102 FREILICH, HORNBAKER & ROSEN KRAFT, LOGAN M

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 KRANOS IP CORPORATION Requester, Appellant v. RIDDELL, INC. Patent Owner, Respondent Ex Parte 7954177 et al 11/653,078 95002117 - (D) SONG 102 41.77 102 MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: NOTARO, MICHALOS & ZACCARIA P.C. ENGLISH, PETER C original WORRELL JR, LARRY D

The Requester argues that “Federal Circuit and Board precedent [] clearly holds that independent corroboration of inventor testimony is required even when antedating a reference,” and that the submitted evidence lacks such independent corroboration of inventor’s testimony (App. Br. 19–20, citing In re NTP, 654 F.3d 1279, 1291 (Fed. Cir. 2011); Medichem, S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1169–70 (Fed. Cir. 2006)). ...

In this regard, the Requester appears to read more into NTP than merited in asserting that independent corroboration is required. The pertinent portion of NTP: 

A party seeking to antedate a reference based on reduction to practice must present evidence of the actual reduction to practice of the invention prior to the effective date of the reference. 37 C.F.R. § 1.131(b). An inventor cannot rely on uncorroborated testimony to establish a prior invention date. Id.

NTP, 654 F.3d at 1291.

Thus, by stating that “[a]n inventor cannot rely on uncorroborated testimony,” and citing to 37 C.F.R. § 1.131(b) in support, the type of corroboration referenced by the court in NTP is the evidence that is set forth in 37 CFR § 1.131(b). We do not understand NTP as mandating some heightened independent corroboration requirement beyond that set forth in the rule as the Requester advocates.

NTP, In re, 654 F.3d 1268, 99 USPQ2d 1500 (Fed. Cir. 2011) 2258 2658

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1774 Ex parte NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6551358 et al 09/247,390 90012937 - (D) GUEST 103 NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC. FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: DANISCO US INC. TILL, TERRENCE R original GARRETT, DAWN L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. Respondent, Requester v. Patent of C.R. BARD, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 7947022 et al 12/420,028 95002090 - (D) McCARTHY 102/103 Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. C.R. Bard, Inc. Third Party Requester: CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP WILLIAMS, CATHERINE SERKE original BERDICHEVSKY, AARTI

Monday, March 28, 2016

steele

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Torell 13015627 - (D) KORNICZKY 103 41.50 112(2) WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KOEHLER, P.A. RIEGELMAN, MICHAEL A

Having determined that claims 1–9 are indefinite, we cannot sustain the rejections of these claims under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a) because to do so would require speculative assumptions as to the meaning and scope of the claims. See In re Steele, 305 F.2d 859, 862–63 (CCPA 1962) (holding that the Board erred in affirming a rejection of indefinite claims under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a)).

Steele, In re, 305 F.2d 859, 134 USPQ 292 (CCPA 1959) 2143.03 2173.06

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2172 MICROSTRATEGY INC. Requester v. VASUDEVAN SOFTWARE INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6877006 et al 95000698 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. DESAI, RACHNA SINGH original FLEURANTIN, JEAN B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 KHS USA, INC. Requester v. STEUBEN FOODS, INC. Patent Owner Ex Parte 6,945,013 et al 09/871,078 95001452 - (D) MOORE 112(1)/112(2)/103/314 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: GIBBONS P.C. DAWSON, GLENN K original TAWFIK, SAMEH

Friday, March 25, 2016

bing shun, badasa

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 Ex Parte DeCusatis et al 13452851 - (D) DELMENDO 103 International Business Machines Corporation - IT Rich Lau - IPLaw Department KENNEDY, TIMOTHY J

1779 Ex Parte Elder 12818592 - (D) BEST 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. ANDERSON, DENISE R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2126 Ex Parte Sayyar-Rodsari 13252029 - (D) HAGY 103 41.50 101 Rockwell Automation, Inc./FY STEVENS, THOMAS H

2164 Ex Parte Su et al 12060068 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 MPG, LLP AND YAHOO! INC. HOLLAND, SHERYL L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte Khalsa et al 12587169 - (D) HEANEY 112(1)/102/103 IMPERIUM PATENT WORKS LUONG, HENRY T

2856 Ex Parte Daily 12882913 - (D) JURGOVAN 102/103 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC WEST, PAUL M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Kumar et al 12574696 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 JENKINS, WILSON, TAYLOR & HUNT, P. A. YU, ARIEL J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Yu et al 11596589 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC TOTH, KAREN E

3748 Ex Parte Weisser 10506477 - (D) STEPINA 102/103 SHORES & OLIVER PC DWIVEDI, VIKANSHA S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte Cuttner et al 12449273 - (D) ENGELS 103 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP HWA, SHYUE JIUNN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte Groenaas et al 12606981 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 41.50 103 WesternGeco L.L.C. BREIER, KRYSTINE E

3686 Ex Parte Martin et al 12132227 - (D) MOORE 103 103 41.50 112(2) GIBB & RILEY, LLC LE, LINH GIANG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1626 Ex Parte Teegarden et al 12976887 - (D) FRANKLIN 102 GLOBAL PATENT GROUP - AREN JACKSON, SHAWQUIA

1653 Ex Parte Bajpai 12054129 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 JENSEN + PUNTIGAM, P.S. MARTIN, PAUL C

1675 Ex Parte Kangawa et al 10554875 - (D) JENKS 103 HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP HEARD, THOMAS SWEENEY

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1722 Ex Parte Naik et al 13277659 - (D) ROSS 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP ANGEBRANNDT, MARTIN J

1791 Ex Parte Sunvold et al 12555840 - (D) WILSON 103 Mars Petcare SAYALA, CHHAYA D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2129 Ex Parte Snider 12865512 - (D) MOORE 102 Hewlett Packard Enterprise KIM, DAVID H

Furthermore, we find Wikipedia to be unreliable because it is not as trustworthy as traditional sources of information for several  reasons, including that: (l) it is not peer reviewed; (2) the authors are unknown; and (3) apparently anyone can contribute to an entry. See Bing Shun Li v. Holder, 400 Fed.Appx. 854, 857 (5th Cir. 2010) (noting Wikipedia's unreliability and citing Badasa v. Mukasey, 540 F.3d 909, 910 (8th Cir. 2008)). Thus, the substance of the Wikipedia entry is entitled to little probative weight even had it been published contemporaneously with the filing of the subject application and timely presented in this appeal.

2166 Ex Parte Jennings 12694551 - (D) MORGAN 103 Concert Technology Corporation WITZENBURG, BRUCE A

2178 Ex Parte Heuer et al 11662057 - (D) STEPHENS 101/112(1)/112(2) 112(2)/103 Staas & Halsey LLP ROBINSON, MARSHON L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Parsai et al 12224015 - (D) STEPHENS 103 EMCH, SCHAFFER, SCHAUB & PORCELLO CO ARTMAN, THOMAS R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte LEE 12781532 - (D) SILVERMAN 102 OKAMOTO & BENEDICTO LLP AMSDELL, DANA

3629 Ex Parte Arsanjani et al 12411741 - (D) WORTH 103 112(1) IBM CORPORATION FLEISCHER, MARK A

3683 Ex Parte SION 11961451 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 SUGHRUE MION PLLC IBM/SVL NGUYEN, NGA B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Kaskiala 12530906 - (D) CAPP 103 41.50 103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP LEWIS, JUSTIN V

3744 Ex Parte Mitra et al 12225638 - (D) OSINSKI 103/double patenting Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier ZERPHEY, CHRISTOPHER R

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. Respondent, Requester v. Patent of C.R. BARD, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,959,615 B2 et al 12/023,280 95002092 - (D) McCARTHY 102 C.R. Bard, Inc. c/o Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. Third Party Requester: CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP WILLIAMS, CATHERINE SERKE original BERDICHEVSKY, AARTI

Thursday, March 24, 2016

kahn

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte George et al 13085088 - (D) KENNEDY 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP MCCLAIN-COLEMAN, TYNESHA L

See In re Kahn, 441 F.3d 977, 988 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“[R]ejections on obviousness grounds cannot be sustained by mere conclusory statements; instead, there must be some articulated reasoning with some rational underpinning to support the legal conclusion of obviousness.”).

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

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Fuhry et al 13101366 - (D) SQUIRE 103 PPG Industries, Inc. CHEN, VIVIAN

1793 Ex Parte GROVER et al 12360387 - (D) KENNEDY 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP MCCLAIN-COLEMAN, TYNESHA L.

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte LEE 12781532 - (D) SILVERMAN 102 OKAMOTO & BENEDICTO LLP AMSDELL, DANA

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

williamson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Rhoades et al 11901780 - (D) ENGELS 103 FARJAMI & FARJAMI LLP DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. CHAD, ANISS

Appellants' system claims are directed to a "converter configured to convert" (claim 7) and a "system configured to convert" (claim 14). App.  Br. 13—16. In the event of further prosecution, we invite the Examiner to consider whether any of the limitations of Appellants' system claims should be interpreted as means-plus-function limitations under 35 U.S.C. SS 1 12, sixth paragraph. See Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, 792 F.3d 1339, (Fed. Cir. 2015) ("The standard [for identifying means-plus-function limitations] is whether the words of the claim are understood by persons of ordinary skill in the art to have a sufficiently definite meaning as the name for structure.").

Williamson v. Citrix Online, 792 F.3d 1339, 115 USPQ2d 1105 (Fed. Cir. 2015) 2144.05 2181

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Brown et al 12983120 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 OpenPeak Inc. NGUYEN, THUONG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Marciano 12837746 - (D) BROWNE 103 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. VENNE, DANIEL V

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Avent et al 12022340 - (D) KINDER 112(2)/102/103 Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. HU, KANG

3742 Ex Parte Daniel et al 12428675 - (D) LANEY 102/103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN MAYE, AYUB A

3752 Ex Parte Hursen 12605305 - (D) MURPHY 102/103 THE BLK LAW GROUP REIS, RYAN ALEXANDER

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Naylor 13140629 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC MAMO, ELIAS

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Di Cosmo et al 12091508 - (D) JENKS 102 103 Mossman, Kumar & Tyler PC CABRAL, ROBERT S

1618 Ex Parte Kouda et al 11165200 - (D) JENKS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. WESTERBERG, NISSA M

1619 Ex Parte Bell et al 11547576 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 UNILEVER PATENT GROUP ALAWADI, SARAH

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Chapman 11632610 - (D) HASTINGS 103 W R Grace & Co Conn LI, JUN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Echevarria et al 12773843 - (D) MOORE 103 Nelson and Nelson PATEL, KAMINI B

2128 Ex Parte Johnston et al 12771230 - (D) STEPHENS 112(2) 103 SCHLUMBERGER INFORMATION SOLUTIONS JONES, HUGH M

2155 Ex Parte Dorbes et al 12926268 - (D) ENGELS 102/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. TRAN, LOC

2197 Ex Parte Adhikary et al 12882745 - (D) BAIN 102/103/double patenting Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP IBM (END-KLS) CHEN, SEN THONG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 Ex Parte Burgio 12913396 - (D) SMITH 102/103 ADDMG - ST (foreign-originated only) LINDENBAUM, ALAN LOUIS

2468 Ex Parte Lundberg 12745051 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 Patents on Demand, P.A. NAWAZ, ASAD M

2486 Ex Parte Parfenov et al 13069731 - (D) STRAUSS 103 LSI CORPORATION WALKER, JARED T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2657 Ex Parte Reynolds et al 12601878 - (D) BUI concurring HORVATH 103 ALSTON & BIRD LLP KAZEMINEZHAD, FARZAD

2695 Ex Parte Sako et al 11631534 - (D) FRAHM 103 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. LAMB, CHRISTOPHER RAY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte HATTORI et al 12478876 - (D) SAADAT 103 BURR & BROWN, PLLC MILLISER, THERON S

2859 Ex Parte Lewis et al 12841998 - (D) FISHMAN 103 FLETCHER YODER (CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION) PIGGUSH, AARON C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Muller et al 11567969 - (D) MEYERS 103 CRGO LAW NGUYEN, THUY-VI THI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Gomez et al 13165914 - (D) KINDER 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP LIDDLE, JAY TRENT

3788 Ex Parte Quigley et al 13331353 - (D) BAYAT 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY WAY, JAMES R

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

trading tech., elan pharm., donohue

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2181 Ex Parte Paycher et al 12172746 - (D) HUGHES 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED UNELUS, ERNEST

To benefit from the prior filing date, [a] provisional must provide adequate written description under 35 U. S.C. 112, first paragraph. Trading Technologies Int 'l. v. Espeed, Inc., 595 F.3d 1340, 1359 (Fed. Cir. 2010). Further, "To serve as an anticipating reference, the reference must enable that which it is asserted to anticipate." Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Mayo Foundation for Medical Educ. and Research, 346 F.3d 1051, 1054 (Fed. Cir. 2003); see In re Donohue, 766 F.2d 531, 533 (Fed. Cir. 1985).

Elan Pharm., Inc. v. Mayo Foundation For Medical and Education Research, 346 F.3d 1051, 68 USPQ2d 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2003)  2121.01

Donohue, In re, 766 F.2d 531, 226 USPQ 619 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 2121.01 2121.02 2131.01 2152.02(b)

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2877 Ex Parte Matsinos 12652248 - (D) PYONIN 102/103 41.50 102/112(4) FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP TON, TRI T

2898 Ex Parte Wang et al 13396410 - (D) HANLON 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - Applied Materials ABDELAZIEZ, YASSER A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Seifert et al 12567197 - (D) BAYAT 102/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION PAULSON, SHEETAL R.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Kuijper et al 12515963 - (D) GREENHUT 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS PRONE, JASON D

3739 Ex Parte OSULLIVAN et al 11323057 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP GOOD, SAMANTHA M

3752 Ex Parte Hursen 12605305 - (D) MURPHY 102/103 THE BLK LAW GROUP REIS, RYAN ALEXANDER

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Goossens 12892636 - (D) HAAPALA 103 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/APPLE GRAY, RYAN M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Wright et al 10542582 - (D) FREDMAN 103 FMC Corporation PURDY, KYLE A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2185 Ex Parte Vogman 12459421 - (D) SHIANG 103 SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT, P.C. MISIURA, BRIAN THOMAS

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte AMIT et al 13217418 - (D) THOMAS 101/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC POWERS, WILLIAM S

2447 Ex Parte Kowalewski 12887617 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT, P.C. JOSHI, SURAJ M

2463 Ex Parte Gross 12918822 - (D) BUI 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS CROMPTON, CHRISTOPHER R

2475 Ex Parte SRIRANGANATH et al 13028233 - (D) KUMAR 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise MANSOURY, NOURALI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Chudy et al 12343568 - (D) SHAH 101/112(2)/103 CRGO LAW MANDEL, MONICA A

3631 Ex Parte Pandorf et al 12428827 - (D) GUIJT 103 Foley & Lardner LLP HAWN, PATRICK D

3686 Ex Parte GAZULA 12609409 - (D) WIEDER 102/103 HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP PATEL, NEHA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Pelz 12981656 - (D) GEIER 102/103 Cesari & Reed, L.L.P. MOSSER, ROBERT E

3731 Ex Parte Hibner et al 12573177 - (D) GREENHUT 103 Devicor Medical Products, Inc. c/o Frost Brown Todd LLC WEISBERG, AMY REGINA

3741 Ex Parte Mildner 12310286 - (D) BAHR 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION MANTYLA, MICHAEL B

3742 Ex Parte King 12146511 - (D) BROWNE 103 Parsons Summa NGUYEN, HUNG D

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 GOOGLE, INC. Requester v. STREETSPACE, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,847,969 B1 et al 09/959,654 95001763 - (D) MOORE 112(2)/112(4)/103 San Diego IP Law Group LLP WASSUM, LUKE S original VEILLARD, JACQUES

Monday, March 21, 2016

kennametal, petering

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Edlund et al 13168034 - (D) SMITH 112(6)/103 DASCENZO Intellectual Property Law, P.C. YANCHUK, STEPHEN J

1786 Ex Parte Alexander Isele et al 11109557 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CHOI, PETER Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Nelken 11740156 - (D) FRAHM 103 GATES & COOPER LLP - IBM COONEY, ADAM A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Beasley et al 11937302 - (D) BAHR 103 103 Rutan & Tucker, LLP HAYMAN, IMANI N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Jenck 12681802 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 HOXIE & ASSOCIATES LLC CARTER, KENDRA D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Izumi et al 12091356 - (D) SQUIRE 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP GATEWOOD, DANIEL S

1765 Ex Parte Blizzard 12930070 - (D) GUPTA 103 MCKELLAR IP LAW, PLLC POURBOHLOUL, SARIRA CAMILLA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Talwar et al 12263411 - (D) BARRY 102 Hewlett Packard Enterprise VU, TRISHA U

see also, Kennametal, Inc. v. Ingersoll Cutting Tool Co., 780 F.3d 1376, 1381 (Fed. Cir. 2015) ("However, a reference can anticipate a claim even if it 'd[oes] not expressly spell out' all the limitations arranged or combined as in the claim, if a person of skill in the art, reading the reference, would 'at once envisage' the claimed  arrangement or combination.") (quoting In re Petering, 301 F.2d 676, 681 (CCPA 1962)).

Petering, In re, 301 F.2d 676, 133 USPQ 275 (CCPA 1962) 2131.02 2131.03 2144.08

2122 Ex Parte Banerjee et al 12910582 - (D) HUDALLA 101/102 Kunzler Law Group/RSW WU, FUMING

2142 Ex Parte Mercer 12016895 - (D) STEPHENS 112(1)/103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton/Qualcomm RIEGLER, PATRICK F

2157 Ex Parte Falkenberg et al 12967351 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 IBM CORPORATION C/O: Fabian Vancott MINA, FATIMA P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Sainio et al 13071144 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. PATEL, CHIRAG R

2476 Ex Parte Wilson et al 11950230 - (D) MacDONALD 112(1)/103 GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP (LA) SLOMS, NICHOLAS

2481 Ex Parte NARUSE et al 12511615 - (D) CHUNG 102/103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. TEKLE, DANIEL T

2486 Ex Parte Li et al 12827698 - (D) FRAHM 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WALKER, JARED T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte WALKER et al 13589221 - (D) KOHUT 103 BlackBerry Limited (CRGO Cases) SHEN, QUN

2645 Ex Parte Stern et al 12428624 - (D) HAMANN 101/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC MAPA, MICHAEL Y

2669 Ex Parte Kottig 12309445 - (D) SHIANG 103 OHLANDT, GREELEY, RUGGIERO & PERLE, LLP YEH, EUENG NAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3722 Ex Parte Glogger et al 12655736 - (D) ASTORINO 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB GATES, ERIC ANDREW

3746 Ex Parte FRANZ et al 13243369 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2)/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise KRAMER, DEVON C

3754 Ex Parte Barron 13157512 - (D) OSINSKI 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Bosch) BUECHNER, PATRICK M

Friday, March 18, 2016

IPXL, katz interactive, ultimatepointer

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Gray et al 12765352 - (D) BEAMER 102 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP GAMI, TEJAL

2197 Ex Parte Bess 12148767 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise ZHEN, LI B

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2458 Ex Parte CHEN-QUEE et al 13026577 - (D) HUGHES 102/103 CAHN & SAMUELS, LLP PATEL, RONAK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Maruyama et al 12728439 - (D) JESCHKE 102/103 41.50 112(2)/112(4) WOOD, PHILLIPS, KATZ, CLARK & MORTIMER RIEGELMAN, MICHAEL A

A claim that recites both a system (or apparatus) and a method of using that system (or apparatus) does not apprise one of ordinary skill in the art of its scope, and thus, is invalid under 35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph. see IPXL Holdings, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., 430 F.3d 1377, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2005). ...

Stated differently, one of ordinary skill in the art could reasonably consider the  "placed in an initial operating state" limitation as "directed to user actions, not system capabilities." In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litig., 639 F.3d 1303, 1318 (Fed. Cir. 2011), quoted in UltimatePointer, L.L.C. v. Nintendo Co., No. 2015-1297, 2016 WL 798354, at *9 (Fed. Cir. Mar. l , 2016). Thus, we reject claim I as invalid under 35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph.

IPXL Holdings v. Amazon.com, Inc., 430 F.2d 1377, 77 USPQ2d 1140 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2173.05(p)

Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation, In re, 639 F.3d 1303, 97 USPQ2d 1737 (Fed. Cir. 2011) 2163

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Nawrot et al 12812254 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 BSH Home Appliances Corporation LU, JIPING

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Julia et al 13405715 - (D) HAGY 103 103 Mahamedi Paradice LLP (QCA) CHOUDHURY, AZIZUL Q

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Acx et al 10297617 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 Foley & Lardner LLP GRAHAM, GARY K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2475 Ex Parte KIM et al 13075787 - (D) MacDONALD 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. MORLAN, ROBERT M

2476 Ex Parte Kobayashi et al 11750256 - (D) STRAUSS 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP PLLC SLOMS, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Tsuda et al 12278077 - (D) FRAHM 103 KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP NGUYEN, PHONG X

2628 Ex Parte Watanabe et al 11249767 - (D) CHUNG 103 Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C. ONYEKABA, AMY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Palombo et al 10362376 - (D) STEPINA 103 Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman D'AGOSTINO, PAUL ANTHONY

3722 Ex Parte Glogger et al 12655736 - (D) ASTORINO 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB GATES, ERIC ANDREW

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Requester v. DENNIS S. FERNANDEZ Patent Owner Ex Parte 7374003 et al 11/288,724 95002257 - (D) SIU 112(1)/112(2) 102/103 FERNANDEZ & ASSOCIATES, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KENYON & KENYON LLP DEB, ANJAN K original WALTERS, JOHN DANIEL

3618 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Requester v. DENNIS S. FERNANDEZ Patent Owner Ex Parte 7575080 et al 12/114,185 95002258 - (D) SIU 112(1)/112(2) 102/103 FERNANDEZ & ASSOCIATES, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KENYON & KENYON LLP DEB, ANJAN K original WALTERS, JOHN DANIEL

3618 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Requester v. DENNIS S. FERNANDEZ Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,980,341 et al 12/556,573 95002259 - (D) SIU 112(1)/112(2) 103 FERNANDEZ & ASSOCIATES, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KENYON & KENYON LLP DEB, ANJAN K original WALTERS, JOHN DANIEL