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Friday, April 29, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Krishnan 11994752 - (D) SMITH 112(1) Krishnan Ramu BORI, IBRAHIM D

1631 Ex Parte Genge et al 12266837 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 41.50 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. BORIN, MICHAEL L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Mokuno et al 12439887 - (D) SMITH 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP MAYES, MELVIN C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2485 Ex Parte Hassenzahl 12952582 - (D) SAADAT 103 NCR Corporation MIKESKA, NEIL R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Lin et al 11683131 - (D) HOWARD 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP CHEN, DAVID Z

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte Van Dyke et al 12835462 - (D) KORNICZKY 102/103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) KNUTSON, JACOB D

3683 Ex Parte Riggs et al 11005678 - (D) CRAWFORD 102/103 Bauer Law Offices MEINECKE DIAZ, SUSANNA M

3684 Ex Parte PYLE et al 11565147 - (D) MEYERS 112(a)/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC ZUKANOVICH, BRANDY A

3686 Ex Parte Mollus et al 12920330 - (D) MOHANTY 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS WILLIAMS, TERESA S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Castellani et al 12781299 - (D) POTHIER 103 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER KIM, PAUL

2199 Ex Parte Bhattacharyya et al 12169919 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 103 Fabian Vancott IBM CORPORATION TANG, KENNETH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Germain 13074322 - (D) DERRICK 103 102/103 FAY SHARPE LLP/GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC TSIDULKO, MARK

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Khopade et al 12601429 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2)/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC BASQUILL, SEAN M

1628 Ex Parte STORK et al 12879758 - (D) SMITH 103/double patenting STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. THOMAS, TIMOTHY P

1631 Ex Parte Brown 11359437 - (D) McCOLLUM 103/double patenting Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. HARWARD, SOREN T

1644 Ex Parte Grunewald et al 12735575 - (D) GRIMES 112(1)/double patenting QUINE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, P.C. ROGERS, JAMES L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 Ex Parte Boucherie 12311651 - (D) ROESEL 103 LAW OFFICES OF STUART J. FRIEDMAN KENNEDY, TIMOTHY J

1765 Ex Parte La Camera et al 13038016 - (D) HASTINGS 112(2)/102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP WOODWARD, ANA LUCRECIA

1767 Ex Parte Srinivasan et al 12670979 - (D) ROSS 103 ARENT FOX LLP STANLEY, JANE L

1787 Ex Parte Tripathi et al 13083788 - (D) SMITH 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP CHEN, VIVIAN

1789 Ex Parte Moireau 12158470 - (D) PAK 103/double patenting OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. WYROZEBSKI LEE, KATARZYNA I

1789 Ex Parte Moireau 12158707 - (D) PAK 103/double patenting OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. WYROZEBSKI LEE, KATARZYNA I

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2133 Ex Parte Rijshouwer et al 12993847 - (D) McMILLIN 103 NXP B.V. LI, ZHUO H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Arsenault et al 12745352 - (D) BARRY 103 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP JOSHI, SURAJ M

2456 Ex Parte Omidyar 11174280 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 FENWICK & WEST LLP CHANG, TOM Y

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Jang et al 12783473 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP CHANG, KENT WU

2686 Ex Parte Sivakumar et al 13155923 - (D) SHIANG 103 112(1) HONEYWELL/HUSCH LU, SHIRLEY

2697 Ex Parte OHSAWA 12328279 - (D) BAIN 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. LEIBY, CHRISTOPHER E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Salwan 12587101 - (D) MOHANTY 112(1)/112(2)/101/103 Angadbir Singh Salwan LONG, FONYA M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Fendelander et al 12630735 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Cambridge Heart, Inc. LEVICKY, WILLIAM J

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Hotelling et al 12118659 - (D) DEJMEK 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA SHAPIRO, LEONID

GRANTED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Milka 11795666 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2) Anatoliy Dmytrovych MILKA ADAMOS, THEODORE V

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Klinefelter et al 12658496 - (D) SAADAT 103 PICCIONELLI & SARNO OPSASNICK, MICHAEL N

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex parte HANSEN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Appellant Ex Parte 6,044,965 et al 09/025,563 90013092 - (D) SONG 103 HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: WINSTON & STRAWN LLP JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original DILLON JR, JOSEPH A

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

gordon

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Amichai 12261761 - (D) CRAIG 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise ALHIJA, SAIF A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Doser et al 12450637 - (D) CHEN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC TEITELBAUM, MICHAEL E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Det et al 11968334 - (D) BROWNE 103 John M. Siragusa, Carlson, Gaskey & Olds KRUER, STEFAN

If the proposed modification would render the prior art invention being modified unsatisfactory for its intended purpose, then there is no suggestion or motivation to make the proposed modification. In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900 (Fed. Cir. 1984). Nakagaki states, “it is an object of the present invention . . . to provide an elevator capable of further reducing the vertical height of a top space of an elevator shaft, of further stably suspending a cage, and comprising a reduced number of component parts.” Nakagaki ¶ 17 (emphasis added). The modification proposed by the Examiner would defeat this objective, thus, rendering Nakagaki unsatisfactory for this intended purpose. Accordingly, Appellants’ argument is persuasive.

Gordon, In re, 733 F.2d 900, 221 USPQ 1125 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2143.01 2144.08

3673 Ex Parte Low 13505691 - (D) BROWNE 102 QUARLES & BRADY LLP BOSWELL, CHRISTOPHER J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Song et al 12491701 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. STEPHENS, JACQUELINE F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Bastide et al 12967913 - (D) NAPPI 103 101 CRGO LAW TRAN, QUOC A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Kvernvik et al 12738283 - (D) KENNY 102 102 ERICSSON INC. WHIPPLE, BRIAN P

2455 Ex Parte Jawa et al 11031754 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 102/103 102/103 Polsinelli -- Apple Inc. HUQ, FARZANA B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Veenstra 12609366 - (D) BAYAT 103 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL MATHEW, FENN C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte LIPPERT et al 13273337 - (D) SMITH 103 NATH, GOLDBERG & MEYER RAO, SAVITHA M

1629 Ex Parte Prencipe et al 11614486 - (D) FREDMAN 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY SIMMONS, CHRIS E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Goodman et al 13079848 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON OSELE, MARK A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Bates et al 13210539 - (D) CRAIG 103 Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP IBM (ROC-KLS) LYONS, ANDREW M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2486 Ex Parte Bai et al 12721801 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC - GM ANDERSON II, JAMES M

2494 Ex Parte Said et al 13001525 - (D) HAAPALA 103 International IP Law Group ALATA, AYOUB

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Lindqvist et al 12481515 - (D) McNEILL 103 ERICSSON INC. ROSARIO, NELSON M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Koh et al 13032509 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 PACESETTER, INC. EDWARDS, PHILIP CHARLES

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

belden

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Sawhney et al 12485192 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1)/102/103 41.50 103 DARDI & HERBERT, PLLC SHOMER, ISAAC

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Pudipeddi et al 11229485 - (D) ULLAGADDI 103 Baker & Hostetler LLP (MICROSOFT CORPORATION) LO, ANN J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2481 Ex Parte BASRA et al 13052804 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 VERIZON ADAMS, EILEEN M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2897 Ex Parte Swain et al 12466795 - (D) DERRICK 103 Marger, Johnson -SRI International SHAMSUZZAMAN, MOHAMMED

See, e.g., Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC, 805 F.3d 1064, 1073 (Fed. Cir. 2015) ("obviousness concerns whether a skilled artisan not only could have made but would have been motivated to make the combinations or modifications of prior art to arrive at the claimed invention") (emphasis in original).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Monsere et al 12328989 - (D) WIEKER 102/103 BrooksGroup NGUYEN, XUAN LAN T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Becker et al 12201185 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2)/103 FLETCHER YODER (ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.) BRANDON, MEGAN E

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Bates et al 12473524 - (D) FETTING 103 103 EMC CORPORATION CHONG CRUZ, NADJA N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Landreth et al 12439395 - (D) GRIMES 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO, LLP MCMILLIAN, KARA RENITA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 Ex Parte Fentress et al 12290448 - (D) HEANEY 102 112(1)/103 Becton, Dickinson and Company OCHYLSKI, RYAN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2488 Ex Parte Edwards et al 13079835 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH LE, PETER D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Vion et al 12665092 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS TRYDER, GREGORY J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Borgert et al 10598567 - (D) MELVIN 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS GUPTA, VANI

3788 Ex Parte Rubenson et al 13353313 - (D) SHAH 102/103 DOUGLAS L WELLER WAY, JAMES R

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Fan et al 11972882 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY SULLIVAN, DANIELLE D

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

Monday, April 25, 2016

cronyn, constant

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte NIEMELÄ 12998038 - (D) WINSOR 103 41.50 103 HARRINGTON & SMITH SCOTT, RANDY A

“The statutory phrase ‘printed publication’ has been interpreted to mean that before the critical date the reference must have been sufficiently accessible to the public interested in the art; dissemination and public accessibility are the keys to the legal determination whether a prior art reference was ‘published.’”  In re Cronyn, 890 F.2d 1158, 1160 (Fed. Cir. 1989) (quoting Constant v. Advanced Micro-Devices, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 1568 (Fed. Cir. 1988)).  

Cronyn, In re, 890 F.2d 1158, 13 USPQ2d 1070 (Fed. Cir.1989) 2128.01 2152.02(e)

Constant v. Advanced Micro-Devices, Inc., 848 F.2d 1560, 7 USPQ2d 1057 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 706.02 ,   2128.02 ,   2129 ,   2145 ,   2152.03

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Allen et al 12458399 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2)/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. BURKE, SEAN P

3667 Ex Parte Cooper et al 13486946 - (D) COCKS 102/103 GE GPO- Transportation- The Small Patent Law Group BRUSHABER, FREDERICK M

3686 Ex Parte Reisman 11749654 - (D) FETTING 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MAYER, LTD NGUYEN, TRAN N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte De Mey et al 11729825 - (D) FENICK 103 41.50 103 Law Office Of Edward B Weller JOSEPH, JAISON

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte NICHOLAS 14186552 - (D) BAHR 101/102 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. SHAH, MILAP

3723 Ex Parte THYSELL 12976558 - (D) CHERRY 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. MORGAN, EILEEN P

Friday, April 22, 2016

typhoon touch, microprocessor

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Chen et al 11558360 - (D) HAGY 112(1) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. HOLMES, ANGELA R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte Bartholomeyczik et al 12932635 - (D) SHIANG 102 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP MATHEWS, CRYSTAL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Templeton et al 12486902 - (D) FETTING 102/103 THOMAS HORSTEMEYER, LLP HARRINGTON, MICHAEL P

3667 Ex Parte Tumavitch et al 13348758 - (D) SHAH 102/103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD ANTONUCCI, ANNE MARIE

3673 Ex Parte Araki et al 12670410 - (D) FREDMAN 103 MYERS BIGEL & SIBLEY, P.A. CUOMO, PETER M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Skrobis 12779354 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY PAYER, HWEI-SIU C

3752 Ex Parte Bedingfield 12479373 - (D) MEYERS 102/103 K&L Gates LLP-Chicago JONAITIS, JUSTIN M

Thus, although Evers' controller may capable of being modified to perform the functions of the "controller," as required in independent claims l, 12, 17, and 18, such a disclosure fails to satisfy the "capable of" test which requires that the prior art structure be capable of performing the function without further programming. Typhoon Touch Techs., Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (discussing Microprocessor Enhancement Corp. v. Texas Instruments, Inc., 520 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2008)). When the functional language is associated with programming or some other structure required to perform the function, that programming or structure must be present in order to meet the claim limitation. Id.

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Fimreite 10200889 - (D) MILLS 103 Casimir Jones, S.C. DRAPER, LESLIE A ROYDS

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Narad 10406798 - (D) KUMAR 103 Law Office of R. Alan Burnett, P.S. TSAI, SHENG JEN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Whittier 10937939 - (D) SMEGAL 103 41.50 103 ONOFRIO LAW THANH, QUANG D

Thursday, April 21, 2016

ethicon

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Fick et al 11358478 - (D) DENNETT 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. MELLON, DAVID C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Beresnevichiene et al 12916277 - (D) DIXON 102/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise TRUONG, THONG P

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Wang et al 13004016 - (D) DELMENDO 102 Avago Technologies Limited ROJAS, OMAR R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3667 Ex Parte Tumavitch et al 13348758 - (D) SHAH 102/103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD ANTONUCCI, ANNE MARIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Ventura et al 12535997 - (D) O'HANLON 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. BEEBE, JOSHUA R

3763 Ex Parte Grundlehner et al 12988997 - (D) ASTORINO 103 SHOEMAKER AND MATTARE, LTD CARPENTER, WILLIAM R

3768 Ex Parte Shmarak et al 10986567 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC (STJ) PENG, BO JOSEPH

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
3673 Ex Parte Murphy 12505697 - (D) LANEY 102 103 MYERS BIGEL & SIBLEY, P.A. CUOMO, PETER M

As such, if “between” includes an area unbounded by the boundary of the seat and intermediate sections and includes area outside those sections, then it would be a meaningless limitation because folding the legs under the seat section will necessarily cause the legs to fall into such an area. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. v. U.S. Surgical Corp, 93 F.3d 1572, 1578 (Fed. Cir. 1996) (rejecting an interpretation that renders a limitation meaninglessly empty).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Sidhu et al 13725279 - (D) SNAY 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN STONER, KILEY SHAWN

1759 Ex Parte Tillotson et al 13354950 - (D) SQUIRE 103 HONEYWELL/CONLEY ROSE KESSEL, MARIS R

1787 Ex Parte Kollbach et al 13670603 - (D) KENNEDY 103 Henkel Corporation TRAN, THAO T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2437 Ex Parte Iwamura 11636113 - (D) FRAHM 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES LANIER, BENJAMIN E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2887 Ex Parte AVS et al 13462675 - (D) KUMAR 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH MARSHALL, CHRISTLE I

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Heinz et al 12508998 - (D) MEYERS 103 NCR Corporation BAHL, SANGEETA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Savela 13567178 - (D) SCHOPFER 112(4) 103/double patenting CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY MEADE, LORNE EDWARD

3742 Ex Parte Burdio Pinilla et al 11921814 - (D) MURPHY 102 BSH Home Appliances Corporation HOANG, MICHAEL G

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 MEDTRONIC, INC. v. ROBERT BOSCH HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. Ex Parte 8140663 et al 11/150,301 95002178 - (D) HOFF 103 103 Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: MERCHANT & GOULD PC MENEFEE, JAMES A original SALAD, ABDULLAHI ELMI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex parte ESKO-GRAPHICS IMAGING GMBH, Appellant and Patent Owner. Ex Parte 6931992 et al 10/821,453 90013280 - (D) McKEOWN dissenting BRANCH 103 103 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. LEUNG, CHRISTINA Y original EICKHOLT, EUGENE H

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

atlas powder, best

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Oprescu-Surcobe et al 12981985 - (D) DIXON 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. HUQ, OBAIDUL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte Stowe 10860670 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 ALSTON & BIRD LLP REFAI, RAMSEY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Wainer et al 12740397 - (D) GARRIS 103 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MAUPIN, HUGH H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Kurzweil et al 11097959 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 103 WHITEFORD, TAYLOR & PRESTON, LLP MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Ex Parte Raney et al 12291473 - (D) FREDMAN 103 MCTAVISH PATENT FIRM KINSEY WHITE, NICOLE ERIN

Appellants have merely discovered a previously unappreciated property of a prior art composition, and this does not render the old composition patentably new to the discoverers. See Atlas Powder Co. v. Ireco, Inc., 190 F.3d 1342, 1347 (Fed. Cir. 1999). The claiming of an unknown property that is inherently present in the prior art does not make the present claims patentable. See In re Best, 562 F.2d 1252, 1254 (CCPA 1977).

Atlas Powder Co. v. IRECO, Inc., 190 F.3d 1342, 51 USPQ2d 1943 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2112 2131.01 2131.05

Best, In re, 562 F.2d 1252, 195 USPQ 430 (CCPA 1977) 2112 2112.01 2112.02 2114

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Nie 12277562 - (D) JIVANI 103 MURPHY, BILAK & HOMILLER/LANTIQ ALGIBHAH, HAMZA N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2892 Ex Parte Raghavan et al 12250628 - (D) STEPHENS 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED GORDON, MATTHEW E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex Parte Flemming 11971367 - (D) KORNICZKI 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. KONG, SZE-HON

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Baynes et al 12626339 - (D) HORNER 112(1)/102/103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. LEIVA, FRANK M

3788 Ex Parte Bacon et al 13404460 - (D) HOELTER 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. WAY, JAMES R

REEEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 APPLE INC. Requester, v. MOBILEMEDIA IDEAS LLC, Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7,349,012 et al 10/650,021 95001614 - (D) SIU 103 112(1) PROSKAUER ROSE LLP Third Party Requester – 90/009,870 Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. TRAN, HENRY N original HO, TUAN V

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex parte ALLIED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CORP. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 7942616 et al 12/623,061 90012666 - (R) SONG 103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: HAMILTON IP LAW, PC Karma, INC. FETSUGA, ROBERT M original HOWELL, DANIEL W

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

santarus

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Eller et al 12628594 - (D) BROWNE 103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. FLANIGAN, ALLEN J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2441 Ex Parte KERTH et al 12907645 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 103 Dilworth IP - SAP NGUYEN, QUANG N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2116 Ex Parte Bower et al 11854398 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP LENOVO COMPANY (LENOVO-KLS) CONNOLLY, MARK A

However, we find the portions of the Specification (id.) cited by Appellants (App. Br. 2) do not identify a description of "a reason to exclude the relevant limitation." Santarus, Inc. v. Par Pharm., Inc., 694 F.3d 1344, 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2012) ("Negative claim limitations are adequately supported when the specification describes a reason to exclude the relevant limitation. Such written description support need not rise to the level of disclaimer. In fact, it is possible for the patentee to support both the inclusion and exclusion of the same material."). See also Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) 2173.05(i) (9th Ed., Mar. 2014) ("Any negative limitation or exclusionary proviso must have basis in the original disclosure. The mere absence of a positive recitation is not basis for an exclusion").

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2483 Ex Parte Segall 11535800 - (D) CRAIG 103 Kristine Elizabeth Matthews BAILEY, FREDERICK D

2488 Ex Parte Pandit et al 10542668 - (D) KOHUT 102/103 THOMSON Licensing LLC PONTIUS, JAMES M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2657 Ex Parte Tiitola 12432952 - (D) BEAMER 103 Core Wireless Licensing Ltd SPOONER, LAMONT M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Schnabel et al 12252762 - (D) McMILLIN 103 STRIKER, STRIKER & STENBY CULLER, JILL E

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex parte ALLIED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CORP. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 7942616 et al 12/623,061 90012666 - (R) SONG 103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTOR: HAMILTON IP LAW, PC Karma, INC. FETSUGA, ROBERT M original HOWELL, DANIEL W

Monday, April 18, 2016

toshiba, hewlett-packard,

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Graf et al 12547226 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 Yee & Associates, P.C. ARBES, CARL J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2116 Ex Parte Challener et al 11861597 - (D) KOHUT 103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC KINSEY, BRANDON MICHAEL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Korte et al 12640287 - (D) HUME 102/103 LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC SALCE, JASON P

2424 Ex Parte LEE et al 11971422 - (D) ENGELS 112(1)/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC RAMAN, USHA

In addition, as applied to apparatus claims 1 and 3—6, Appellants' arguments are unpersuasive because "apparatus claims cover what a device is, not what a device does." Toshiba Corp. v. Imation Corp., 681 F.3d 1358, 1369 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (quoting Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Bausch & Lomb, Inc., 909 F.2d 1464, 1469 (Fed. Cir. 1990)).

Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Bausch & Lomb Inc., 909 F.2d 1464, 15 USPQ2d 1525 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2114

2491 Ex Parte Proudler 12608606 - (D) WINSOR 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise EDWARDS, LINGLAN E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte Bergman et al 13447244 - (D) HOMERE 102/103 HP Inc. PARK, SOO JIN

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2495 Ex Parte Princen et al 12507050 - (D) THOMAS 103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP WILLIAMS, JEFFERY L

Friday, April 15, 2016

griffin

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Langan et al 10873411 - (D) DENNETT 103 Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon SAAD, ERIN BARRY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Henze 12396896 - (D) PESLAK 103 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. ROSS, DANA

3766 Ex Parte Peterson 12820971 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC PORTER, JR, GARY A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2135 Ex Parte Nickel et al 12847907 - (D) MOORE 112(2)/102/103 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise GOSSAGE, GLENN

2165 Ex Parte Ruckart 11321336 - (D) MOORE 103 103 AT&T Legal Department - MB SYED, FARHAN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Tofts et al 11389503 - (D) NAPPI 112(2)/102/103 103/double patenting Hewlett Packard Enterprise ASANBAYEV, OLEG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Zhao et al 12635346 - (D) HUME 103 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. General Motors Corporation ORTIZ SANCHEZ, MICHAEL

2693 Ex Parte Rofougaran et al 12137143 - (D) JIVANI 103 103 GARLICK & MARKISON (BRCM) EURICE, MICHAEL

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte George et al 11673119 - (D) MAJORS 102/103 THE ESTEE LAUDER COS, INC ZISKA, SUZANNE E

Thus, the final "wherein" clause is non-limiting — it describes a source of the mineral ions for the production of the claimed composition, rather than imparting any actual or apparently meaningful structural limitation to the claims themselves. MPEP   2110.04; see generally Griffin v. Berlina, 285 F.3d 1029, 1034 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (affirming interpretation that a wherein clause was limiting because it provided "meaning and purpose to the manipulative steps" of the claim).

Griffin v. Bertina, 283 F.3d 1029, 62 USPQ2d 1431 (Fed. Cir. 2002) 2103 2111.04

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Chaudhry 11960547 - (D) McMILLAN 103 AT&T Legal Department - MB FLYNN, NATHAN J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2693 Ex Parte Lee 12654155 - (D) HAAPALA 102/103 ROBERT E. BUSHNELL & LAW FIRM LEE, DAVID J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3647 Ex Parte Haaf 12958965 - (D) BROWNE 103 Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC HAYES, KRISTEN C

3694 Ex Parte Tittel et al 12606633 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1) 103 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) MILEF, ELDA G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Wadleigh et al 12063815 - (D) COCKS 102/103 NIXON PEABODY LLP HOWARAH, GEORGE L

3765 Ex Parte Wartmann 13430276 - (D) KERINS 102 BRIAN ROFFE, ESQ MUROMOTO JR, ROBERT H

3788 Ex Parte Soehnlen et al 11406889 - (D) HOFFMANN 103/double patenting FAY SHARPE LLP REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN