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Friday, December 30, 2016

hedges, schulhauser

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Foegler et al 10588477 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 ProPat, LLC SANDERSON, LEE E

“It is impermissible within the framework of section 103 to pick and choose from any one reference only so much of it as will support a given position, to the exclusion of other parts necessary to the full appreciation of what such reference fairly suggests to one of ordinary skill in the art.”  See In re Hedges, 783 F.2d 1038, 1041 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (citations omitted)).

Hedges, In re, 783 F.2d 1038, 228 USPQ 685 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2145

1788 Ex Parte Ambrose et al 13735409 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 PPG Industries, Inc. VO, HAI

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Bomholt et al 12692000 - (D) NAPPI 102/103 SYNOPSYS, INC. C/O HAYNES BEFFEL & WOLFELD LLP JONES, HUGH M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2472 Ex Parte Lidstrom et al 13121957 - (D) BENNETT 103 103 41.50 103 Clairvolex Inc. AHMED, ABDULLAHI

Before we consider the teachings of Jagannathan and Trandal, however, we first address the issue of claim scope in light of this Board’s recent precedential decision in Ex Parte Schulhauser, Appeal No. 2013-007848 (PTAB April 28, 2016) (“Schulhauser”). In Schulhauser, the Board held, when construing a method claim according to its broadest reasonable interpretation, conditional steps in process claims need not be carried out to be within the scope of the claim. Schulhauser at 8.

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Tanaka et al 12701084 - (D) MAJORS 103/double patenting THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ROSENTHAL, ANDREW S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Chen et al 12758647 - (D) BENNETT 103 Wolfe-SBMC COTHRAN, BERNARD E

2158 Ex Parte Meng et al 11844507 - (D) HAMANN 101/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (CA, Inc.) WILLIS, AMANDA LYNN

2159 Ex Parte Harvey et al 12525746 - (D) BUI 112(2) 102 Williams Mullen SPIELER, WILLIAM

2164 Ex Parte Higgins et al 12357345 - (D) STRAUSS 103 BERKELEY LAW & TECHNOLOGY GROUP LLP MAHMOOD, REZWANUL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Hsieh et al 12014105 - (D) BEAMER 103 NORTH AMERICA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION TRAORE, FATOUMATA

2461 Ex Parte Gröhlich et al 13383803 - (D) FRAHM 103 Cozen O'Connor MATTIS, JASON E

2461 Ex Parte Wentink 12711725 - (D) SMITH 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED HALL, TEISHA DANEA

2479 Ex Parte Lin et al 13387319 - (D) ENGLE 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise RIVAS, SALVADOR E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte Nikaein 13196752 - (D) ENGLE 103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C. CORRIELUS, JEAN B

2658 Ex Parte Lim 13298629 - (D) BRANCH 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP GODBOLD, DOUGLAS

2693 Ex Parte Miwa et al 13513157 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Global OLED Technology LLC EURICE, MICHAEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Yechuri 13299860 - (D) PESLAK 103 NCR Corporation WAGGONER, TIMOTHY R

3689 Ex Parte WEISS et al 13281822 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE PC MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

3691 Ex Parte Barrie et al 13088424 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 AMIN, TUROCY & WATSON, LLP PRESTON, JOHN O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Suciu et al 13417615 - (D) SMEGAL 103 Kinney & Lange, P.A. YOO, JUN S

3732 Ex Parte Gantes 12245697 - (D) O’HANLON 112(1)/112(2)/103 Rutan & Tucker, LLP APONTE, MIRAYDA ARLENE

Thursday, December 29, 2016

alza2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte YANAGI 12816465 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. CHEN, KEATH T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Karp et al 13761095 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- IBM RANKIN, CANDICE A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte KANG 13676745 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. BAYOU, YONAS A

2467 Ex Parte Hwang et al 13535240 - (D) JIVANI 103 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (SEAZN) (AMAZON) RAHGOZAR, OMEED DANIEL

2467 Ex Parte Hwang et al 13535264 - (D) JIVANI 103 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (SEAZN) (AMAZON) RAHGOZAR, OMEED DANIEL

2495 Ex Parte Nicholson et al 13756425 - (D) EVANS 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/Nuance Communications, Inc. GEE, JASON KAI YIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Cleary et al 11825912 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Steinfl & Bruno LLP TSIDULKO, MARK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex Parte Holub et al 13510310 - (D) CALVE 103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD SMITH, ISAAC G

3686 Ex Parte Dicks et al 11877966 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 Dr. Gregory J. Gonsalves KANAAN, MAROUN P

3689 Ex Parte Mansfield et al 13489210 - (D) FISCHETTI 112(2)/103 41.50 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) NGUYEN, THUY-VI THI

3695 Ex Parte Bissonette et al 09922106 - (D) FISCHETTI 102 STAAS & HALSEY LLP DASS, HARISH T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte MERTENS et al 13560304 - (D) GREENHUT 103 MMWV IP, LLC ROSENBAUM, MARK

Appellants correctly point out that “legal determinations of obviousness, as with such determinations generally, should be based on evidence.” App. Br. 6—7, 11; Alza Corp. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., 464 F. 3d 1286, 1290 (Fed. Cir. 2006).

Alza Corp. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., 464 F.3d 1286, 80 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2006) 2143.01

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1662 Ex Parte Richburg et al 13345236 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 103 Maalehv PataYinns; Rr fTreenwonH/Onw AarnSoienoes; T T .P KOVALENKO, MYKOLA V

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte PILLHOEFER et al 13961965 - (D) PRAISS 112(2) 103 Abel Law Group, LLP MILLER, JR, JOSEPH ALBERT

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Liu et al 11772785 - (D) HAMANN 103 103 AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT - Toler LIN, JASON K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Hamilton 11716496 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 103 DOWELL & DOWELL, P.C. LAM, ELIZA ANNE

3646 Ex Parte Waters et al 12712520 - (D) KORNICZKY 102 112(1)/112(2) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED ISSING, GREGORY C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Bär et al 13062591 - (D) ADAMS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. CHICKOS, SARAH J

1621 Ex Parte Piskorz 13270682 - (D) PRATS 103 BERESKIN & PARR LLP/S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l. CRUZ, KATHRIEN ANN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Hayton et al 11720979 - (D) DERRICK 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC TALBOT, BRIAN K

1718 Ex Parte Lu et al 12273623 - (D) WILSON 103 PPG Industries, Inc. TUROCY, DAVID P

1744 Ex Parte Aiiso et al 10554343 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 PEARNE & GORDON LLP HINDENLANG, ALISON L

1745 Ex Parte Schibsbye 12968544 - (D) SMITH 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION BELL, WILLIAM P

1764 Ex Parte Noro et al 12279623 - (D) RANGE 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC HUHN, RICHARD A

1783 Ex Parte An et al 12879578 - (D) COLAIANNI 102/103 CORNING INCORPORATED AUER, LAURA A

1785 Ex Parte Rogers et al 12487112 - (D) DERRICK 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY POLLEY, CHRISTOPHER M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte MacDonald et al 13152175 - (D) STRAUSS 102 Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (ALU) WONG, HUEN

2196 Ex Parte DULUK et al 13442730 - (D) HUME 103 Artegis Law Group, LLP/NVIDIA KIM, DONG U

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2437 Ex Parte Rodniansky 13773154 - (D) STRAUSS 103 IBM CORP. (DHJ) DAVID H. JUDSON LI, MENG

2447 Ex Parte Evans et al 12841898 - (D) BARRY 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise HWANG, JOON H

2477 Ex Parte Bajko 13054751 - (D) WINSOR 103 Mintz Levin/Nokia Technologies Oy PANCHOLI, RINA C

2491 Ex Parte SCHEER et al 12915434 - (D) BENNETT 103 VERIZON POPHAM, JEFFREY D

2494 Ex Parte BOYCE 14059330 - (D) KUMAR 103 IP-MEX Inc. GERGISO, TECHANE

2498 Ex Parte Ballakur et al 13740538 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 Patents on Demand, P.A. VICTORIA, NARCISO F

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Chakraborty et al 12874235 - (D) BARRY 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION HILL, SCHILLER D

2628 Ex Parte NYMARK et al 12351016 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation CHOWDHURY, AFROZA Y

2642 Ex Parte Yeung et al 13343252 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. SCHWARTZ, JOSHUA L

2672 Ex Parte OKIGAMI 13952549 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP SHIFERAW, HENOK ASRES

2691 Ex Parte Min et al 12648111 - (D) FISHMAN 103 BGL YANG, KWANG-SU

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2823 Ex Parte Dhar et al 13196994 - (D) SMITH 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. NGUYEN, KHIEM D

2837 Ex Parte Golner et al 13244517 - (D) WILSON 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP BAISA, JOSELITO SASIS

2893 Ex Parte Varghese 13372068 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Sol Aero Technologies Corp. REAMES, MATTHEW L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3683 Ex Parte Milano 13674231 - (D) KIM 101/103 Stevens & Showalter, LLP PADOT, TIMOTHY

3693 Ex Parte Lively 12619667 - (D) LORIN 103 41.50 101/103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP CHAKRAVARTI, ARUNAVA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte WOULMS et al 12725734 - (D) GREENHUT 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY COLLINS, DOLORES R

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 THE AMERICAN TORCH TIP CO. Respondent, Requester v. Patent of KOMATSU LTD. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 6320156 et al 95002300 - (D) McCARTHY dissenting SONG 112(2) 112(2)/102/103 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: EMERSON, THOMSON & BENNETT, LLC FETSUGA, ROBERT M original PASCHALL, MARK H

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

otsuka

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Conrad 13123531 - (D) MOORE 102/103 Iselin Law PLLC (HAL) BROCK, ROBERT S

2171 Ex Parte Gilley et al 13187140 - (D) FRAHM 103 Van Court & Aldridge LLP Apple Inc. NUNEZ, JORDANY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Saru et al 12744687 - (D) DEJMEK 103 Myertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & G (Apple) KASSIM, KHALED M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Ramadei et al 11512527 - (D) MOHANTY 103 PITNEY BOWES INC. CLARK, DAVID J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Sigler et al 13777345 - (D) KERINS 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. General Motors Corporation MATHEW, HEMANT MATHAI

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Schmaus et al 10558364 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 103 Dilworth & Barrese, LLP PRYOR, ALTON NATHANIEL

“[P]ertinent properties guide the analysis [for modifying a lead compound], for it is the possession of promising useful properties in a lead compound that motivates a chemist to make structurally similar compounds.”  Otsuka Pharm. Co., Ltd. v. Sandoz, Inc., 678 F.3d 1280, 1292–93 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (internal citation omitted).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Elrod 11897707 - (D) MOORE 103 LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP DORAIS, CRAIG C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2689 Ex Parte Johnson et al 11529445 - (D) FENICK 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP JIANG, YONG HANG

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

goeddel

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Vurma et al 13509562 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Abbott Laboratories DUBOIS, PHILIP A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Ruehl et al 13466261 - (D) HAMANN 102 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (Frankfurt office) GEBRESILASSIE, KIBROM K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte ADAMS et al 13572139 - (D) HAGY 103 Rowand LLP (BlackBerry) HWANG, JOON H

2475 Ex Parte Mildh et al 13076698 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 ERICSSON INC. MORLAN, ROBERT M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Birnbaum et al 13495235 - (D) BEAMER 103 MILLS & STOCKBRIDGE P.C. Immersion Corporation BUTTRAM, ALAN T

2637 Ex Parte Alpert 12088385 - (D) HAMANN 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (NY) BELLO, AGUSTIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3658 Ex Parte Perosky et al 12644783 - (D) SCHOPFER 102/103 FCA US LLC PRATHER, GREGORY T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Heydari et al 12628143 - (D) HOELTER 103 Facebook/Fenwick VAZQUEZ, ANA M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Kapoor et al 13470662 - (D) DEJMEK 103 103 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. SPIELER, WILLIAM

2185 Ex Parte Westwick et al 12981741 - (D) JIVANI 103 112(2)/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. DANG, KHANH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Gonze et al 12828505 - (D) HORNER 112(1)/112(2)/103 112(1) Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (GM) AYALA DELGADO, ANTHONY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 Ex Parte Sulchek et al 12125800 - (D) ADAMS 112(2)/103 LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY PYLA, PAUL D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Koehler et al 14239265 - (D) HEANEY 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (Frankfurt office) KASTLER, SCOTT R

1788 Ex Parte Schumann et al 12917771 - (D) HEANEY 103 NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS, PA WALSHON, SCOTT R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Ryu et al 13459008 - (D) JEFFERY 112(2) 112(1)/103 Cesari & Reed, LLP - Seagate Technology LLC LI, SIDNEY

2159 Ex Parte Estes 12168092 - (D) KRIVAK 103 LAW OFFICE OF IDO TUCHMAN (AUS) MINCEY, JERMAINE A

2162 Ex Parte Chen 13173862 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise LE, THU NGUYET T

2173 Ex Parte McCormack et al 13594881 - (D) JURGOVAN 112(1) 102/103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION CALDERON IV, ALVARO R

2183 Ex Parte Cardona et al 12396257 - (D) WINSOR 103 Yudell Isidore PLLC LINDLOF, JOHN M

2183 Ex Parte Jayasimha et al 12714810 - (D) HUME 103 Rutan & Tucker, LLP LINDLOF, JOHN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Joseph et al 13611998 - (D) CHEN 112(1) AT&T Legal Dept. - [HDP] RAMAN, USHA

2481 Ex Parte Benno et al 13019741 - (D) BUI 112(2) 112(2)/103 Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (ALU) HESS, MICHAEL J

2492 Ex Parte Michiels et al 12514922 - (D) BEAMER 102 101 Reed Smith LLP ALMEIDA, DEVIN E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Zou et al 13251430 - (D) HUME 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. IQBAL, KHAWAR

2691 Ex Parte Al-Dahle et al 12792291 - (D) McNEILL 103 Fletcher Yoder, PC APPLE INC. - Fletcher MISERY, RAM A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3678 Ex Parte Walker 13257962 - (D) KINDER 103 FLETCHER YODER (CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION) TOLEDO-DURAN, EDWIN J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex parte CARD GUARD SCIENTIFIC SURVIVAL LTD. Appellant Ex Parte 7,542,878 B2 et al 11/059,791 90010751 - (D) LEBOVITZ 120/112(1) BGL Third Party Requester: HARRITY & HARRITY, LLP NASSER, ROBERT L original RAYMOND, EDWARD

Merely because a later-claimed feature can be deduced from a prior filed application does not establish that the prior filed application describes the feature in such a way that meets the written description requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112. "That a modified gene encoding the 166 amino acid protein could have been “envisioned” does not establish constructive reduction to practice of the modified gene." Goeddel v. Sugano, 617 F.3d 1350, 1356 (2010)

Friday, December 23, 2016

alza2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Bosga et al 13458136 - (D) SMITH 103 ABB - Whitmyer IP Group LLC CARRASQUILLO, JORGE L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Underwood 13542317 - (D) CALVE 103 FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP KIM, SHIN H

3658 Ex Parte SCHAIBLE et al 13660328 - (D) GUIJT 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. ELAHMADI, ZAKARIA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Draudt et al 13330330 - (D) CHERRY 112(2) Becton, Dickinson and Company HOEKSTRA, JEFFREY GERBEN

3744 Ex Parte Laskaris et al 12287813 - (D) MAYBERRY 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY MENGESHA, WEBESHET

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Lamere et al 12338585 - (D) STEPHENS 103 103 MHKKG/Oracle (Sun) LO, ANN J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Qiu et al 12990876 - (D) GUIJT 103 103 CARLSON GASKEY & OLDS KRUER, STEFAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Contiliano et al 12777922 - (D) PLENZLER 103 103 41.50 112(2) Mintz Levin/Boston Office DAVID, SHAUN L

3754 Ex Parte ROSE 13018660 - (D) HILL 102/103 112(2) 41.50 112(2) Gearhart Law LLC PANCHOLI, VISHAL J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Brown 12804668 - (D) GAUDETTE 112(2)/112(4) 112(2)/103 ROBERT A. VANDERHYE SCHATZ, CHRISTOPHER T

1779 Ex Parte Porat 12227395 - (D) SMITH 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB BUI-HUYNH, DONOVAN C

Alza Corp. v. Mylan Labs., Inc., 464 F.3d 1286, 1291 (Fed. Cir. 2006)(“There is flexibility in our obviousness jurisprudence because a motivation may be found implicitly in the prior art. We do not have a rigid test that requires an actual teaching to combine...”).

Alza Corp. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., 464 F.3d 1286, 80 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2006) 2143.01

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Kannan et al 13783507 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH YU, JIAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2493 Ex Parte SINGH et al 13480988 - (D) McCARTNEY 102/103 BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD SIMITOSKI, MICHAEL J

2498 Ex Parte DEWITZ et al 13553287 - (D) KUMAR 101 103 Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP ABB Inc. LE, DAVID

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Riedel et al 13534904 - (D) KUMAR 103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP HE, YINGCHUN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3693 Ex Parte Bolivar et al 13184326 - (D) LORIN 112(1) 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY MAGUIRE, LINDSAY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Uflacker et al 11325977 - (D) OSINSKI 103 BGL/Cook-Chicago YABUT, DIANE D

3776 Ex Parte Modi 13033320 - (D) SHAH 102/103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP SHIRSAT, MARCELA

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Harpell 12381031 - (R) STAICOVICI 103 JACK PAAVILA MULLER, BRYAN R

Thursday, December 22, 2016

aspex

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Armstrong 12834198 - (D) GRIMES 103 MOORE & VAN AT .TEN PLLC SOROUSH, LAYLA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Kaupp et al 12594667 - (D) KRATZ 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP PARVINI, PEGAH

1788 Ex Parte MEDLEY 13194844 - (D) OGDEN 103 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP CHANG, VICTOR S

2442 Ex Parte MCLAUGHLIN et al 13754990 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP MOORAD, IMRAN

2466 Ex Parte Baldemair et al 13766111 - (D) HAAPALA 102/103 PanOptis Patent Management, LLC LINDENBAUM, ALAN LOUIS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Aughey et al 13039284 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP/BOEING MA, TIZE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2853 Ex Parte Veis 13806502 - (D) SMITH 103 HP Inc. THIES, BRADLEY W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Cone 12940878 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 Artegis Law Group, LLP MORGAN, EILEEN P

3732 Ex Parte Golden 12789732 - (D) HORNER 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL, LLP MAI, HAO D

See also Aspex Eyewear, Inc. v. Marchon Eyewear, Inc., 672 F.3d 1335, 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (holding that “adapted to” in the claim at issue had the narrower “configured to” meaning, which required elements to be “designed or configured to accomplish the specified objective, not simply that they can be made to serve that purpose”).

3742 Ex Parte Timans et al 12776845 - (D) WARNER 112(1)/102/103 PRITZKAU PATENT GROUP, LLC DUNIVER, DIALLO IGWE

3743 Ex Parte Chiu et al 12468290 - (D) BROWNE 103 General Electric Technology GmbH LAUX, DAVID J

3753 Ex Parte Jurena 13227628 - (D) KINDER 103 Chamberlain, Hrdicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, P.C. VENKATESAN, UMASHANKAR

3762 Ex Parte Moffitt et al 12204114 - (D) ASTORINO 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC DIETRICH, JOSEPH M

3777 Ex Parte Caplan et al 12062188 - (D) CHERRY 103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. PARK, PATRICIA JOO YOUNG

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Wallach et al 11969792 - (D) PINKERTON 112(1)/103 112(2) Micron/Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP TSAI, SHENG JEN

2163 Ex Parte Bruich et al 13677885 - (D) HUME 103 103 Facebook/Fenwick HO, BINH VAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3616 Ex Parte Yajima 13823924 - (D) HOELTER 112(2) 112(2) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Bosch) FRISBY, KEITH J

3657 Ex Parte Linke et al 12161325 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 102/103 CROWELL & MORING LLP NGUYEN, VU Q

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Bulan et al 13307059 - (D) SMITH 112(4) 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) LEWIS, BEN

1733 Ex Parte Brent et al 12952426 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Aerojet Rocketdyne ZHU, WEIPING

1773 Ex Parte Stouffer et al 12741623 - (D) RANGE 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY SAVAGE, MATTHEW O

1783 Ex Parte Rivett et al 13038797 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 SEALED AIR CORPORATION KHATRI, PRASHANT J

1793 Ex Parte Bendixen et al 11913799 - (D) SMITH 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC MOORE, WALTER A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2179 Ex Parte Park et al 13156323 - (D) McNEILL 103 MPG, LLP and SONY THERIAULT, STEVEN B

2181 Ex Parte Vierling 14112599 - (D) HUME 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MODO, RONALD T

2414 Ex Parte STERMAN et al 13628999 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. / Vonage SHAH, SAUMIT

2483 Ex Parte SAID 13109814 - (D) STEPHENS 103 HP Inc. MAHMUD, FARHAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Harrison et al 11789326 - (D) STEPHENS 103 HONEYWELL/CONLEY ROSE BEARD, CHARLES LLOYD

2649 Ex Parte Beale 10537195 - (D) KRIVAK 102/103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C./Nvidia TRAN, PABLO N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Aleksov et al 12830547 - (D) KRATZ 103 Winkle, PLLC GOODWIN, DAVID J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Burwell 12919167 - (D) DOUGAL 112(2)/103 BARLOW, JOSEPHS & HOLMES, LTD. VALENTI, ANDREA M

3675 Ex Parte Fischer et al 12444217 - (D) HILL 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC FOSTER, NICHOLAS L

3675 Ex Parte Gonia et al 13331564 - (D) HILL 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC FOSTER, NICHOLAS L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Brenner et al 12785225 - (D) PLENZLER 103 41.50 103 Law Office of Joseph L. Felber FISHER, MICHAEL NAPOLEON

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 Ex parte TECSEC, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,694,433 B1 et al 09/421,293 96000014 - (D) POTHIER 103 IP Strategies RALIS, STEPHEN J original LEE, CHI CHUNG

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

symbol tech.

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte Chen et al 13422737 - (D) BENNETT 102/103 IBM CORPORATION ORR, HENRY W

2168 Ex Parte Peterson et al 13531316 - (D) POTHIER 103 Kunzler Law Group GORTAYO, DANGELINO N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2676 Ex Parte Gelphman 12722445 - (D) McNEILL 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner / /APPLE MCLEAN, NEIL R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex Parte Burchett et al 12865428 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 VOLVO GROUP INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ALSOMIRI, MAJDI A

3673 Ex Parte Fan et al 12788700 - (D) GUIJT drawings/112(1)/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. BOSWELL, CHRISTOPHER J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Burckart et al 10733658 - (D) FRAHM 103 101 CRGO LAW LONG, ANDREA NATAE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Fletcher-Price 13407134 - (D) BUI dissent CUTITTA 103 103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP SASINOWSKI, ANDREW

2693 Ex Parte CHAJI 13470059 - (D) FISHMAN 103 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP EURICE, MICHAEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Harris 12402199 - (D) MURPHY 103 103 Matheson Keys Daffer & Kordzik PLLC KISWANTO, NICHOLAS

3671 Ex Parte Stubler et al 13026152 - (D) BROWNE 103 103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP LLP ADDIE, RAYMOND W

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Schierstedt 13817539 - (D) SMITH 103 Clements Bernard Walker PLLC ALAWADI, SARAH

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Delacourt et al 11993925 - (D) PAK 103 BGL/Research Triangle Park LI, JUN
AFFIRMED 1791 Ex Parte Lenzi et al 13254480 - (D) PAK 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP DEES, NIKKI H

However, these arguments are not persuasive of reversible error. First, “a non-enabling reference may qualify as prior art for the purpose of determining obviousness under § 103.” Symbol Techs., Inc. v. Opticon, Inc., 935 F.2d 1569, 1578 (Fed. Cir. 1991). 

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte Hoppe et al 13285888 - (D) HUME 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise ROSTAMI, MOHAMMAD S

2172 Ex Parte Katis et al 12883116 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 BEYER LAW GROUP LLP / VOXER IP GREENE, SABRINA LETICIA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2493 Ex Parte Lee 13905165 - (D) MacDONALD 101/103 Chiou-Haun Lee ZHAO, DON GORDON

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2669 Ex Parte Sebastian et al 13673052 - (D) DANG 112(1)/103 General Electric Company NIU, FENG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Sherman et al 13003208 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY MAY, ROBERT J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Hamilton 11416281 - (D) WORTH 101/103 DOWELL & DOWELL, P.C. HUNTER, SEAN KRISTOPHER

3628 Ex Parte Ebersberger et al 12306783 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (Frankfurt office) ERB, NATHAN

3633 Ex Parte Boland 12666901 - (D) KINDER 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC MATTEI, BRIAN DAVID

3645 Ex Parte RICKERT et al 13073832 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/102/103 Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc. BAGHDASARYAN, HOVHANNES

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2685 Ex Parte Israr et al 12976193 - (R) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 Ference & Associates LLC DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. NWUGO, OJIAKO K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Desbrandes et al 11569357 - (R) SAADAT 112(1) E-QUANTIC COMMUNICATIONS IGYARTO, CAROLYN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. Requester and Appellant v. NUVASIVE, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7691057 et al 10/759,811 95001888 - (D) GUEST 103 WILSON, SONSINI, GOODRICH & ROSATI THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: NOVAK DRUCE & QUIGG LLP FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original PATEL, YOGESH P

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

vaidvanathan

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex Parte Drechsler et al 13325631 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS INC. XU, XIAOYUN

 In other words, the idea that the claimed transition “seems natural” or is an obvious alternative choice to suddenly increasing the transition (as stated by the Examiner, discussed, supra) is not sufficiently buttressed by evidence or reasoning. See In re Vaidyanathan, 381 Fed.Appx. 985, 994 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (non-precedential) (“KSR did not free the PTO’s examination process from explaining its reasoning. In making an obviousness rejection, the examiner should not rely on conclusory statements that a particular feature of the invention would have been obvious or was well known. Instead, the examiner should elaborate, discussing the evidence or reasoning that leads the examiner to such a conclusion.”).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 13568494 - (D) BEST 103 Brooks Kushman P.C. AMPONSAH, OSEI K

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Mejias et al 13322973 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 102/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise BOOKER, KELVIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Schooling et al 12955873 - (D) DANG 103 Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP KIM, WILLIAM JW

2475 Ex Parte Choyi et al 11327304 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. PREVAL, LIONEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Thorne et al 13109109 - (D) BROWNE 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM/THORLEY INDUSTRIES LLC VANAMAN, FRANK BENNETT

3627 Ex Parte Ruckart 11271582 - (D) BAYAT 103 101 AT&T Legal Department - JW CHAMPAGNE, LUNA

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. Requester v. PUGET BIO VENTURES LLC Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,967,822 et al 10/977,365 95002152 - (D) MARTIN 103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. Third Party Requester: Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) WEHNER, CARY ELLEN original HOFFMAN, MARY C

Monday, December 19, 2016

gunn2, seachange

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte McCrane 12842362 - (D) WIEKER 102/103 Law Offices of Edward S. Wright HADEN, SALLY CLINE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Goldenberg et al 13214767 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1) 103 Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP SCHWADRON, RONALD B

Feldman 2010, van Holten, and Vierboom are post filing date art. However, references that are published “after the filing date of appellant’s application . . . are not, therefore, evidence of subject matter known to ‘any person skilled in the art’ as required by 35 U.S.C. § 112, paragraph 1.” In re Gunn, 537 F.2d 1123, 1128 (CCPA 1976).

Gunn, In re, 537 F.2d 1123, 190 USPQ 402 (CCPA 1976) 2164.05(a) 2164.06(c) 2164.06 2164.06(a)

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Jerg et al 13059074 - (D) OWENS 103 BSH Home Appliances Corporation KO, JASON Y

1761 Ex Parte GHOSH et al 14160807 - (D) HASTINGS dissenting NAGUMO 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Madsen et al 12775392 - (D) FRAHM 103 Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP DAY, HERNG DER

2176 Ex Parte Padala et al 13307730 - (D) MacDONALD 103 VERIZON MILLS, FRANK D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Kisin et al 13014002 - (D) OWENS 112(1) 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN HAGAN, SEAN P

2899 Ex Parte Du 13765080 - (D) KENNEDY 103 W&T/Qualcomm PHAM, THANH V

 If we were to adopt the Appellant’s position, it appears that claim 1 and claim 213 would be coterminous in scope. See Seachange Int'l, Inc. v. C-COR, Inc., 413 F.3d 1361, 1369 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (“[T]here is still apresumption that two independent claims have different scope when different words or phrases are used in those claims.”).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Profitt-Brown et al 12985492 - (D) BROWNE 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL DO, TRUC M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Getschel et al 14363132 - (R) GAUDETTE 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY BELL, WILLIAM P