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Friday, October 28, 2016

rose

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Thevenet 11663772 - (D) FREDMAN 103 OLIFF PLC (with Nony) GREENE, NAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3649 Ex Parte BONUCCI et al 13016435 - (D) BROWNE 103 Steinfl & Bruno LLP KRUER, KEVIN R

3664 Ex Parte HEINE et al 12562859 - (D) WIEKER 112(1)/102 ANDREWS KURTH KENYON LLP MANCHO, RONNIE M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Sabnis 13871221 - (D) CAPP 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY KIM, CRAIG SANG

3747 Ex Parte Lee et al 12832116 - (D) BAHR 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION AMICK, JACOB M

3766 Ex Parte Wu et al 12616513 - (D) CALVE 102/103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P.A BERTRAM, ERIC D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Ito et al 13809723 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 103 SUGHRUE-265550 PATEL, DEV ANG R

2445 Ex Parte Allan et al 13547326 - (D) EVANS double patenting 103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, PLLC BIAGINI, CHRISTOPHER D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Gettemy 12019506 - (D) McNEILL 103 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton/Qualcomm SHAPIRO, LEONID

The Examiner finds the combination of Sirola, Binstead, and Gibson teaches the limitations of claim 9, and reasoned that "two-sided panel [display] is a combination of two display[ s] back to back. To use additional display and additional sensor still is obvious variation of prior art of the record." Ans. 4. The Examiner finds "it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of invention to interchange value the number of sensors and display panels." Final Act. 5 (citing In re Rose, 220 F.2d 459, 105 U.S.P.Q. 237 (C.C.P.A. 1955)).

Appellant argues the Examiner's reliance on In re Rose is misplaced because the case merely holds that creating multiple bundles of wood rather than a single bundle of wood is not inventive. App. Br. 10 (citing In re Rose, 220 F .2d at 463). Appellant argues claim 9 "implicates far more than a mere change in size." App. Br. 11.

Appellant has persuaded us of Examiner error.

Rose, In re, 220 F.2d 459, 105 USPQ 237 (CCPA 1955) 2144.04

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3674 Ex Parte Loveless et al 12718382 - (D) REIMERS 103 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP RUNYAN, SILVANAC

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Byrum et al 12557836 - (D) PER CURIAM 102 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC MATTHEWS, CHRISTINE HOPKINS

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Imboden et al 11997348 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1)/112(4)/103 Erickson Kernell IP, LLC BECKHARDT, LYNDSEY MARIE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1744 Ex Parte Van Der Eerden et al 13382845 - (D) ROSS 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP GUPTA, YOGENDRAN

1785 Ex Parte YEN et al 13835873 - (D) REN double patenting/102 Duane Morris LLP (10/11) Seagate RICKMAN, HOLLY C

1798 Ex Parte Eastman 13426831 - (D) SMITH 102/103 SHERRILL LAW OFFICES TURK, NEIL N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2469 Ex Parte Wijayanathan et al 12855540 - (D) BUI 103 Conley Rose - BlackBerry Files AMBAYE, MEWALE A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Benitez et al 12514855 - (D) COURTENAY 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC NGUYEN, KIMBINH T

2641 Ex Parte PAGONIS et al 13673068 - (D) CRAIG 103 Core Wireless Licensing Ltd HOLLIDAY, JAIME MICHELE

2646 Ex Parte Kamalakannan 13869789 - (D) BUI 103 HONEYWELL/SLW TAYLOR, BARRY W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2826 Ex Parte Hull et al 13608350 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. KHAN, FARID H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte Cole et al 12372328 - (D) BROWNE 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP NELSON, CHRISTINE L

Thursday, October 27, 2016

peterson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte VALENCIA et al 12907641 - (D) WILSON 102/103 LKGlobal (GM) DIGNAN, MICHAEL L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2693 Ex Parte WILFORD 12773054 - (D) BEAMER 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 MA, CALVIN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Beutel et al 11972817 - (D) SNAY 103 103 BrooksGroup USYATINSKY, ALEXANDER

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Luneau et al 12117646 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/ST (EP ORIGINATING) CHAMBERS, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Ostrovsky et al 11374811 - (D) STEPHENS 103 103 Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP c/o CPA Global GUPTA,VANI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte OHAGAN 13041042 - (D) MILLS 102 103 41.50 103 NOVARTIS VACCINES atGSK TONGUE, LAKIA J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Cui et al 13083181 - (D) ROSS 103 General Electric Company SAAD, ERIN BARRY

1758 Ex Parte Cornfeld 13836742 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 SolAero Technologies Corp, GONZALEZ RAMOS, MA YLA

1758 Ex Parte Cornfeld 13768683 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 SolAero Technologies Corp, GONZALEZ RAMOS, MA YLA

1783 Ex Parte Kruse et al 13705290 - (D) GARRIS 103 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK HANDVILLE, BRIAN

1791 Ex Parte Miura et al 13021083 - (D) PAK 112(2)/103 CERMAK NAKAJIMA MCGOWAN LLP SAYALA, CHHAYA D

In re Peterson, 315 F.3d 1325, 1329-330 (Fed. Cir. 2003) ("In cases involving overlapping ranges, we and our predecessor court have consistently held that even a slight overlap in range establishes a prima facie case of obviousness."). 

Peterson, In re, 315 F.3d 1325, 65 USPQ2d 1379 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 716.02(d) 2144.05

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Riley et al 11828292 - (D) HAGY 102/103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. MARANDI, JAMES R

2424 Ex Parte Loytana et al 10487368 - (D) MOORE 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P,C, ANDRAMUNO, FRANKLIN S

2468 Ex Parte Ko et al 12922681 - (D) STEPHENS 112(2)/103 LEE, HONG, DEGERMAN, KANG & W AIMEY HARLEY, JASON A

2473 Ex Parte Tirronen et al 12956886 - (D) HAAPALA 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P,C, NGO, NGUYEN HOANG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Grover et al 13196932 - (D) WINSOR 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY HICKS, CHARLES V

2665 Ex Parte FUKAZAWA et al 13219883 - (D) NAPPI 112(1)/103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC JOHNS, ANDREW W

2694 Ex Parte Kimura 11605537 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz Husch Blackwell LLP HORNER, JONATHAN R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Maynard et al 12351823 - (D) HEANEY 102/103 41.50 102 Zebra/ Alston & Bird SIMMONS, JENNIFER E

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

marcum, topliff

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 Ex Parte Okuno et al 10573821 - (D) ADAMS 103 DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH (DC) SWOPE, SHERIDAN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Collins et al 12493324 - (D) COURTENAY 103 TERRILE, CANNATTI, CHAMBERS & HOLLAND, LLP SHMATOV, ALEXEY

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Kadirkamanathan 12395484 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise VILLENA, MARK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Furton et al 11779815 - (D) BROWNE 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP CLERKLEY, DANIELLE A

3646 Ex Parte Ahlfeld et al 12082077 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 TerraPower, LLC O'CONNOR, MARSHALL P

3647 Ex Parte CHANG et al 13156317 - (D) BAHR 102/103 41.50 112(1)/112(2) MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP WANG, MICHAEL H

3663 Ex Parte TAKEDA et al 13053684 - (D) BROWN 103 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP DAGER, JONATHAN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Cuddy et al 11937326 - (D) PESLAK 102/103 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (IGT) HOEL, MATTHEW D

3741 Ex Parte Sabnis 13854225 - (D) CAPP 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY KIM, CRAIG SANG

3747 Ex Parte Veit et al 11792898 - (D) BAHR 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP VILAKAZI, SIZO BINDA

3788 Ex Parte Samii et al 13447759 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 HP Inc, REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Ng et al 12635229 - (D) DIXON 103 103 FLETCHER YODER RABOVIANSKI, JIVKA A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Vetek et al 13370720 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 101 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC WU, TONG E

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Anderson et al 11375644 - (D) PRATS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY BUCKLEY, AUDREA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte MCALLISTER et al 13568531 - (D) DERRICK 102/103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 PERRIN, JOSEPH L

1768 Ex Parte Djuric et al 13221245 - (D) ROSS 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC BUTCHER, ROBERT T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Jung et al 12215192 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO DAILEY, THOMAS J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte ONODA et al 13082371 - (D) BUI 103 Shinjyu Global IP MAZUMDER, SAPTARSHI

2625 Ex Parte LOWLES et al 11944482 - (D) CRAIG 103 Fish & Richardson P.C. (Blackberry) PARKER, JEFFREY ALAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3631 Ex Parte Simonsen et al 12092336 - (D) O'HANLON 102/103 GABLE & GOTWALS SAFAVI, MICHAEL

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte Muller 12651248 - (R) HUME 103 CRGO LAW PAN, YONGJIA

 "A mere duplication of parts is not invention." In re Marcum, 47 F.2d 377, 378 (CCPA 1931) (citing Topliff v. Topliff, 145 U.S. 156, 163 (1892))

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

leshin

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Hayardeny 12806275 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 COOPER & DUNHAM, LLP IVANOVA, SVETLANA M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte AMBROSINO et al 13092401 - (D) TIMM 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. AMPONSAH, OSEI K

1787 Ex Parte TROUVE 13850859 - (D) HEANEY 103 MMWV IP, LLC ENGLISH, PATRICK NOLAND

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte Cunningham 13311093 - (D) HAGY 103 ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST, P.A. SENFI, BEHROOZ M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Bauchot et al 12336594 - (D) SHIANG 103 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS YANG, JAMES J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Kooken et al 11102429 - (D) CAPP 103 Lincoln Electric Company/Perkins COIE LLP DANG, KET D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte YAMADA et al 13239598 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. AKHAVANNIK, MOHAMMAD H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte Kabir et al 13674932 - (D) JESCHKE 103 103 FLETCHER YODER (CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION) PILKINGTON, JAMES

Claims 21—24 each require that certain structures comprise ceramic material. Appeal Br. 20 (Claims App.). For these claims, the Examiner acknowledged that the relied-upon prior art does not disclose ceramic material but concluded that it would have been obvious to modify the reliedupon prior art to use ceramic material in the manners recited in each of these claims "since it has been held to be within the general skill of a worker in the art to select a known material on the basis of its suitability for the intended use as a matter of obvious design choice." Final Act. 6—7, 8, 12 (each citing In re Leshin, 277 F.2d 197 (CCPA 1960)).

For each of these claims, Appellants contend that nothing in the relied-upon prior art "suggests that ceramic materials are suitable for use" in the structures required to comprise ceramic material. Appeal Br. 8 (claims 21 and 22), 13—14 (claim 23), 17 (claim 24). We agree with Appellants that this issue undermines the rejections of these claims.

Here, the Examiner has not made sufficient findings to present a prima facie case of obviousness as to claims 21—24. The facts here are distinguishable from those in In re Leshin. In that case, the court addressed dependent claims requiring that the "container-dispenser for cosmetics" recited in the parent claim be made from molded plastic materials. Leshin, 277 F.2d at 198—99. Before the court was a secondary reference (Anderson) teaching the use of molded plastic in a "similar container." Id. at 199. On those facts, the court held that "[m]ere selection of known plastics to make a container-dispenser of a type made of plastics prior to the invention, the selection of the plastics being on the basis of suitability for the intended use, would be entirely obvious." Id.

In contrast, here, the Examiner has not shown that a person of ordinary skill in the art would have known that "ceramic material(s)" could be used for the same or similar applications at issue in claims 21—24— comprising certain materials in a reciprocating machine. Even assuming that the Examiner is correct that, at the time of the invention, ceramics were "known lightweight composite materials" (Ans. 4), this does not show that ceramic material was known to be suitable for the intended uses here. See Leshin, 277 F.2d at 199. The lack of record support on this issue distinguishes this record from that in In re Leshin, and undermines the rejections here. Thus, we do not sustain the rejections of claims 21—24.

Leshin, In re, 277 F.2d 197, 125 USPQ 416 (CCPA 1960) 2144.07

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1642 Ex Parte FAULK 12270110 - (D) TOWNSEND 102 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. YAO, LEI

1673 Ex Parte MacCarter et al 11118613 - (D) PER CURIAM 103/double patenting MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. LAU, JONATHAN S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1778 Ex Parte Hines et al 13847781 - (D) RANGE 103 Georgia-Pacific LLC KURTZ, BENJAMIN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Tarnowski 13149054 - (D) KUMAR 103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP / Vestas KARIM, ZIAUL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Davidson 09760242 - (D) THOMAS 103 Hall Estill Attorneys at Law (Seagate Technology LLC) SHELEHEDA, JAMES R

2492 Ex Parte Robinton et al 12716845 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Sheridan Ross PC SHEPPERD, ERIC W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3676 Ex Parte MIYAZAKI 12783311 - (D) MOORE 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC MOORAD, WASEEM

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Yang et al 12572087 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Gates & Cooper LLP - Minimed JANG, CHRISTIAN YONGKYUN

3762 Ex Parte MOON et al 12762751 - (D) CHERRY 103 Acuity Law Group, P,C, FLORY, CHRISTOPHER A

3788 Ex Parte Macinnes et al 13374509 - (D) SHAH 103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC POON, ROBERT

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2697 Ex Parte Dai et al 13320544 - (R) SMITH 103 WANG & HO YANG, NAN-YING

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3773 HOLOGIC, INC. Requester, Respondent v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 8061359 et al 11/780,759 95002058 - (D) SONG 112(1)/103 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. Third Party Requester: Arnold & Porter LLP WEHNER, CARY ELLEN original BUI, VY Q

Monday, October 24, 2016

typhoon, microprocessor

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2682 Ex Parte Creguer et al 13570395 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 Cantor Colburn LLP-General Motors RUSHING, MARKS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3649 Ex Parte GOODFELLOW et al 11877045 - (D) JESCHKE 112(2)/103 HANLEY, FLIGHT & ZIMMERMAN, LLC RODDEN, JOSHUA E

3667 Ex Parte Hider et al 13547223 - (D) WIEKER 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,CJFG1L LANG, MICHAEL DEAN

As an initial matter, we reject the Examiner's position that the limitations of claims 1, 9, and 18 reciting structure "configured to" send data and, in claims 1 and 18, to also send a "request for standardization," are not "limitation[ s] of the claimed processor but rather [are statements of] intended use and as such does not further limit the claim." Final Act. 2. When claimed functional language is associated with programming or some other structure required to perform the function, that programming or structure cannot be ignored by the Examiner when applying the prior art. See, e.g., Typhoon Touch Techs., Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (discussing Microprocessor Enhancement Corp. v. Tex. Instruments, Inc., 520 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2008)). 

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Hamilton 12566374 - (D) GREENHUT 103 HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP KARLS, SHAY LYNN

3735 Ex Parte Christian 11740163 - (D) MEYERS 103 Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP Given Imaging Ltd. TOTH, KAREN E

3763 Ex Parte MIZOGUCHI et al 13595052 - (D) HOSKINS 102 Medtronic, Inc, BOSQUES, EDELMIRA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Bortoloso et al 12565921 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 103 41.50 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP BELANI, KISHIN G

2487 Ex Parte Botzko et al 11180899 - (D) HORVATH 103 103 Blank Rome LLP ANYIKIRE, CHIKAODILI E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2656 Ex Parte Chavez et al 12722262 - (D) ENGLE 103 103 SHERIDAN ROSS P,C ZENATI, AMAL S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Fowler et al 13043584 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Sturgis et al 13661060 - (D) SMITH 112(2) 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CAO, PING

1615 Ex Parte Srinivasan et al 11115321 - (D) MAJORS 103 Abel Law Group, LLP TCHERKASSKAYA, OLGA V

1634 Ex Parte Ward et al 12765643 - (D) TOWNSEND 112(2)/102/103 101/112(2) Juneau Biosciences, LLC Schramm-Juneau-ACT HANEY, AMANDA MARIE

1662 Ex Parte Bogner et al 13013332 - (D) FLAX 112(1)/112(2)/103 double patenting POTTER ANDERSON & CORROON LLP KOVALENKO, MYKOLA V

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Woo et al 11689620 - (D) McMANUS 103 Hovey Williams LLP MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Bokor et al 12275726 - (D) COURTENAY 103 MOORE & VAN ALLEN, PLLC For IBM KEATON, SHERROD L

2176 Ex Parte LaBiche 11306470 - (D) BAIN 103 MOORE AND VAN ALLEN PLLC FOR SEMC RIES, LAURIE ANNE

2182 Ex Parte Brenner et al 13544958 - (D) SIU 103 Rolnik Law Firm, P.C. IBM Corp. (AUS/RCR) VICARY, KEITH E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2694 Ex Parte Lee 12066553 - (D) KUMAR 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC FOX, JOSEPH PATRICK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte Rose et al 12561125 - (D) KIM 103 DUANE MORRIS LLP - DC GREGG, MARY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Ludwigson 12387650 - (D) HOELTER 103 Bartz & Bartz, P.A. MULLER, BRYAN R

3776 Ex Parte Smith 12663493 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Smith & Nephew, Inc. GIBSON, ERIC SHANE

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte JIA 11279925 - (R) SCHNEIDER 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP LLP WANG, SHENGJUN

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1656 Ex Parte Bookbinder et al 11238171 - (R) SMITH 103 Dentons US LLP NASHED, NASHAAT T

Thursday, October 20, 2016

blue calypso, antares

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Mesu DENNETT 12517307 - (D) 103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP TRAN, LIEN THUY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Hao et al 13220759 - (D) BENNETT 102/103 VERIZON BAIG, SAHARA

2486 Ex Parte PB et al 12104920 - (D) HOMERE 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Adobe Systems, Inc. 58083 DOBBS, KRISTIN SENSMEIER

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Patwardhan et al 13747913 - (D) HOMERE 103 41.50 102 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED AKINYEMI, AJIBOLA A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte CHEN KENNEDY 13786044 - (D) 102 Hauptman Ham, LLP (TSMC) ALMO, KHAREEM E

For a prior art reference to anticipate a claim, "it [must] disclose[] each and every element of the claimed invention ... arranged or combined in the same way as in the claim." Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc., 815 F.3d 1331, 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (internal quotation marks and alterations omitted). 

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Aardema et al 13308497 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 CATERPILLAR/FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, L.L.P. RISIC, ABIGAIL ANNE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Ouyang et al 13094415 - (D) GUIJT 103 Maschoff Brennan VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Arthun SNAY 14064279 - (D) 251/102 double patenting HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P,C KOCH, GEORGE R

See Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc., 771 F.3d 1354, 1362 (Fed. Cir. 2014) ("[F]or § 251, it is not enough that an invention might have been claimed in the original patent because it was suggested or indicated in the specification. Rather, the specification must clearly and unequivocally disclose the newly claimed invention as a separate invention.") (internal quotations and citation omitted). 

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Merifield et al 12297039 - (D) PYONIN 103 FISHMAN STEWART PLLC FAULK, DEVONA E

2625 Ex Parte Scheibe 11836117 - (D) POTHIER 103 HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP - Colorado Springs EDWARDS, CAROLYN R

2682 Ex Parte Reynolds et al 13098333 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) L.L.P. SMALL, NAOMI J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2883 Ex Parte Tannas 12773687 - (D) BUI 103 Vista IP Law Group LLP TAVLYKAEV, ROBERT FUATOVICH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Awiszus 13592612 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(2) 103/double patenting 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY GEORGALAS, ANNE MARIE

3662 Ex Parte Mueller-Lerwe et al 13011963 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD WALLACE, DONALD JOSEPH

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

galderma

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2672 Ex Parte Chandu et al 13346231 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 InfoPrint Solutions/ Blakely VO, QUANG N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Spurgat et al 13614990 - (D) FETTING 103 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook OBAID, FATEH M

3684 Ex Parte Acharya et al 09975831 - (D) FETTING 103 Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt/SFC-FC ZUKANOVICH, BRANDY A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2483 Ex Parte Wang et al 11546638 - (D) DIXON 103 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation MCINNISH, KEVIN K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Sugai et al 13250117 - (D) GARRIS 112(1) 112(1)/103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP FELTON, MICHAEL J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Simpson 13760661 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,C TORGRIMSON, TYLER J

Further, we are not persuaded Simpson's inputting the number of pages (as opposed to an automatic word count) rises to the level of teaching away. See Galderma Labs., L.P. v. Tolmar, Inc., 737 F.3d 731, 738 (Fed. Cir. 2013) ("A reference does not teach away ... if it merely expresses a general preference for an alternative invention but does not criticize, discredit, or otherwise discourage investigation into the invention claimed.")

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2479 Ex Parte Lee et al 13056223 - (D) KAISER 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) KADING, JOSHUA A

2487 Ex Parte Wernersson 13274682 - (D) PYONIN 103 MOORE AND VAN ALLEN PLLC FOR SEMC JOISIL, BERTEAU

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2637 Ex Parte West 13621673 - (D) PYONIN 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. CISCO Technology, Inc. LEUNG, WAI LUN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Ex Parte Yu et al 13162297 - (D) OGDEN 103 SLATER MATSIL, LLP PIZARRO CRESPO, MARCOS D

2823 Ex Parte McKinstry et al 13213369 - (D) HASTINGS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,C /Oracle America/ SUN / STK STARK, JARRETT J

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3637 Ex Parte Martin et al 12128217 - (D) HORNER 103 QUARLES & BRADYLLP TEFERA, HIWOT E

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

man machine, NTP, microsoft2

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Gabara 11681158 - (D) FINK 103 Thaddeus Gabara LAI, DANIEL

Although we give claims their broadest reasonable interpretation, “the construction cannot be divorced from the specification and the record evidence.”  In re Man Machine Interface Technologies LLC, 822 F.3d 1282, 1286 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (quoting In re NTP, Inc., 654 F.3d 1279, 1288 (Fed. Cir. 2011).  A construction that is unreasonably broad and does not reasonably reflect the plain language and disclosure in the specification will not pass muster.  Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., 789 F.3d 1292, 1298 (Fed. Cir. 2015).

man machine

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

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3627 Ex Parte Spurgat et al 13612837 - (D) FETTING 103 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook OBAID, FATEH M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte EVANS 13269810 - (D) BAHR 102/103 Shaddock Law Group, PC ORTIZ, RAFAEL ALFREDO

3745 Ex Parte Coffin et al 11938963 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY YOUNGER, SEAN JERRARD

3775 Ex Parte Lappin 13363583 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP KAMIKAWA, TRACY L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Negishi et al 13265724 - (D) GARRIS 103 NATH, GOLDBERG & MEYER DELCOTTO, GREGORYR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Grandhi et al 12398957 - (D) JIVANI 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY MUELLER, KURT A

2442 Ex Parte Peles 12104820 - (D) PINKERTON 103 M&B IP Analysts, LLC MACILWINEN, JOHN MOORE JAIN

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3617 Ex Parte Parten 13198497 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Law Offices of Eric Karich VENNE, DANIEL V

3645 Ex Parte Husom et al 12896628 - (D) PESLAK 103 WestemGeco L.L.C. LOBO, IAN J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Amano et al 13402082 - (D) O'HANLON 103 Medtronic Vascular - APV Division EISENBERG, REBECCA E

Monday, October 17, 2016

mayo, diamond1, irdeto

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 Ex Parte Realff et al 12942906 - (D) McCOLLUM 101/102 Andrews Kurth LLP HUTSON, RICHARD G

Section 101 states that "[w]hoever invents or discovers any new and useful process ... may obtain a patent therefor." However, the "Court has long held that this provision contains an important implicit exception. '[L]aws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas' are not patentable.' Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 132 S. Ct. 1289, 1293 (2012). In addition, "to transform an unpatentable law of nature into a patent-eligible application of such a law, one must do more than simply state the law of nature while adding the words 'apply it."' Id. at 1294. Furthermore, a "'new combination of steps in a process may be patentable even though all the constituents of the combination were well known and in common use before the combination was made."' Id. at 1298 (quoting Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175, 188 (1981)).

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 566 U.S. __, 132 S.Ct. 1289, 101 USPQ2d 1961 (2012) 2103 2106

Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175, 209 USPQ 1 (1981) 2103 2106 2107.01 2111.05

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte Cray et al 12377508 - (D) DELMENDO 103 HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS PLLC WALTERS JR, ROBERTS

1724 Ex Parte Blunk 13014484 - (D) RANGE 103 Brooks Kushman P.C. THOMAS, BRENT C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Angelov 12794094 - (D) HOELTER 112(2)/102 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP ALGIBHAH, HAMZA N

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3622 Ex Parte Tu et al 13308386 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (LICENSING) SYROWIK, MATHEW RICHARD

3686 Ex Parte Coffman et al 13185427 - (D) KIM 102 McDermott Will & Emery LLP PAULSON, SHEETAL R.

3686 Ex Parte Sakai 12676582 - (D) KIM 112(2)/102 Cheng Law Group, PLLC PATEL, NEHA

3696 Ex Parte HOLENSTEIN et al 13752967 - (D) MOHANTY 102/103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP NIQUETTE, ROBERT R

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3766 Ex Parte Kaplan et al 13271908 - (D) CAPP 102 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP HELLER, TAMMIE K

Thus, even when guidance is not provided in explicit definitional format, the specification may define claim terms by implication such that their meaning may be ascertained by reading the patent documents. Irdeto Access, Inc. v. Echostar Satellite Corp., 383 F.3d 1295, 1300 (Fed. Cir. 2004). 

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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2421 Ex Parte DLUNA et al 09969212 - (D) SHIANG 103 103 Foley & Lardner LLP/ Broadcom Corporation SMITH, CHENEA

2454 Ex Parte Cohen et al 13301586 - (D) SHIANG 103 103 DeLizio Law, PLLC Qualcomm Inc (DL) KHAN, AFTAB N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Santori et al 12480816 - (D) DEJMEK 102/103 102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,CJFG1L LIAO, HSINCHUN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Scala et al 11465525 - (D) FREDMAN 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY GULLEDGE, BRIAN M

1613 Ex Parte Gjorstrup 12287712 - (D) FREDMAN 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP BASQUILL, SEAN M

1615 Ex Parte Ei-Habbal 12920345 - (D) FREDMAN 112(4)/103 112(2)/102 Bay State IP, LLC WORSHAM, JESSICA N

1616 Ex Parte Bleckmann et al 11585246 - (D) FLAX 112(2)/103/double patenting Abel Law Group, LLP FISHER, ABIGAIL L

1644 Ex Parte Zang 12630228 - (D) TOWNSEND 112(1) 103 Arnold & Porter LLP EWOLDT, GERALD R

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Bonucci et al 13131393 - (D) ROSS 103 Steinfl & Bnmo LLP RUMMEL, IAN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte Campbell et al 12697076 - (D) McGRAW 102/103 Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle LLP/SLA STITT, ERIK V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Cichy et al 13530873 - (D) HOWARD 103 Cantor Colburn LLP-General Motors CHAKRABORTY,RAJARSHI

2649 Ex Parte Hart 11453055 - (D) HOWARD 103 SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL DEAN, RAYMOND S

2684 Ex Parte Brandl 13360866 - (D) HUME 112(2) 112(2)/103 41.50 112(2) NXP B.V. PHAM, QUANG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Scotch et al 13170276 - (D) KENNEDY 103 OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. DIALLO, MAMADOU L

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3623 Ex Parte Hintz 12334060 - (D) KIM 103/double patenting KENNETH J. HINTZ GURSKI, AMANDA KAREN

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3736 Ex Parte Stein 12825724 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(2)/103 Orthosensor, Inc, CERIONI, DANIEL LEE

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2897 Ex Parte Kapusta et al 13327333 - (D) OWENS 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (LICENSING) HALL, VICTORIA KATHLEEN

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3638 Ex Parte Kreizinger 14738851 - (D) WIEKER 112(2)/102/103 Kenneth R Kreizinger KATCHEVES, BASILS