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Monday, June 26, 2017

UMC

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Wegwerth 13457818 - (D) DERRICK 102 41.50 103 HUGH WEGWERTH YOO, HONG THI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Winiski et al 14099416 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO CORDAS, EMILY ANN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Scott et al 12546266 - (D) BENNETT 103 BELZER PC GOOD JOHNSON, MOTILEWA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2855 Ex Parte O’BRIEN 13673072 - (D) OGDEN 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP CHAPMAN JR, JOHN E

The Examiner finds, and Appellant does not dispute, that “the level of skill in the accelerometer art is high:  a person of ordinary skill would have had a full academic degree or equivalent experience in either mechanical or electrical engineering.”  Answer 4–5 (citing UMC Electronics Co. v. U.S., 8 Cl. Ct. 604, 617–18 (Ct. Cl. 1985), 228 USPQ 396, 401-402).

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Ex Parte Nirmel 13068315 - (D) DOUGAL 103 CHITTARANJAN n. NIRMEL CUOMO, PETER M

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 EBAY INC., Requester. v. KABBAGE, INC., Patent Owner Ex Parte 7983951 et al 12/436,642 95002370 - (D) BRANCH 102/103 MUSKIN & FARMER LLC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: DENTONS US LLP RIMELL, SAMUEL G original AIRAPETIAN, MILA

Thursday, June 22, 2017

swinehart

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte HIRANO 13728085 - (D) STEPHENS 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC NGUYEN, XU AN LAN T

3665 Ex Parte Hannah et al 13907502 - (D) HOELTER 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP MAWARI, REDHWAN K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Darlington et al 14142345 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/102/103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. KLAYMAN, AMIR ARIE

Noting that “the Examiner is attempting to impose a requirement that a dependent claim must recite ‘structure’ in addition to any functional limitations,” Appellants argue that “patent claims may define an invention functionally, i.e., by what it does.” Appeal Br. 7. Appellants are correct. We are unaware of any requirement that a dependent claim further define the structure of the claim from which it depends. Rather, “[t]here is nothing inherently wrong with defining some part of an invention in functional terms.” MPEP § 2173.05(g). Functional language does not, in and of itself, render a claim improper. In re Swinehart, 439 F. 2d 210, 212 (CCPA 1971).

Swinehart, In re, 439 F.2d 210, 169 USPQ 226 (CCPA 1971) 2114 2161.01 2173.01 2173.05(g) 2183

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte MAUS et al 13548607 - (D) HILL 102/103 112(2) LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP ROSS, DANA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2486 Ex Parte VLADIMIRSKY et al 12898969 - (D) MacDONALD 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. ANDERSON II, JAMES M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Tsoukatos et al 13961116 - (D) REPKO 103 HolzerlPLaw, P.C. EVANS, JEFFERSON A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2894 Ex Parte Nandakumar et al 12817829 - (D) PRAISS 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED LIGAI, MARIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Lehti et al 13768301 - (D) SMEGAL 103 BrooksGroup VANAMAN, FRANK BENNETT

3628 Ex Parte THURLOW et al 12027792 - (D) HUME 101/103 Travelport VETTER, DANIEL

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Arnold et al 11946653 - (R) KORNICZKY 102 HONEYWELL,/PANGRLE BOBISH, CHRISTOPHER S

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

fox

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Gadbois et al 14050725 - (D) PYONIN 102/103 Hollingsworth Davis MILLER, BRIAN E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Saliman et al 13247892 - (D) PRATS 103 SHAY GLENN LLP TEMPLETON, CHRISTOPHER L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1744 Ex Parte Hawkins 13279308 - (D) HANLON 102/103 102/103 Miller, Matthias & Hull LLP/ The Boeing Company LE, NINH V

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Sebastian et al 12393537 - (D) MAJORS 102/103 double patenting Toering Patents PLLC TOTH, KAREN E

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1757 Ex Parte Cornfeld 13315877 - (D) COLAIANNI 103/double patenting SolAero Technologies Corp. PILLAY, DEVINA

1792 Ex Parte JACOBSON et al 13419505 - (D) KRATZ 103 AMIN, TUROCY & WATSON, LLP WILLIAMS, LELA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2196 Ex Parte McConaughy et al 13838653 - (D) POTHIER 103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. KIM, SISLEY NAHYUN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte MASUDA et al 13731686 - (D) McMILLIN 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. LIAO, HSINCHUN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Graupner et al 13415814 - (D) HOMERE 101/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise ELKASSABGI, ZAHRA

3623 Ex Parte Rangaswamy et al 13671221 - (D) CUTITTA 101/102 Jones Day For SAP YOUNG, ASHLEY YA-SHEH

3628 Ex Parte Keene 13912427 - (D) PINKERTON 101 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS ERB, NATHAN

3633 Ex Parte NOWLING 14317618 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 THOMTE LAW OFFICE, L.L.C. MATTEI, BRIAN DAVID

3661 Ex Parte Santori et al 14189037 - (D) MacDONALD 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL NOLAN, PETER D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Dolfi et al 12674520 - (D) KORNICZKY 103 103/double patenting MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC O'DONNELL, JUSTIN R

3735 Ex Parte Pittman et al 13263084 - (D) MURPHY 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS WEARE, MEREDITH H

As discussed above, the Appellants do not establish that the Examiner errs in determining that the prior art teaches the adjustment of the lung compliance threshold based on the percentage of Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Thus, for the purposes of this appeal, we treat as admitted fact that the prior art teaches an evaluation of the percentage of Cheyne-Stokes respiration to determine whether adjustment of the lung compliance threshold is warranted. In re Fox, 471 F.2d 1405, 1407 (CCPA 1973) (“In this court [or before the board, because] appellant has not denied the existence of the facts on which the examiner rested his obviousness rejection nor the added facts of which the board took judicial notice,” we accept them as accurate.).

Fox, In re, 471 F.2d 1405, 176 USPQ 340 (CCPA 1973) 2144.03

3762 Ex Parte Sheldon et al 12913400 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 Medtronic, Inc. PHAM, MINH DUC GIA

OPQA Ex Parte Sink et al 12043055 - (D) COURTENAY 101 Thompson Hine LLP JUNG, ALLEN J

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte Hickman 14075646 - (R) Per Curiam 103 Bose Corporation PATEL, PREMAL R

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

omega, grasselli

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte DeJesus-Gaite 11957973 - (D) ROSS 103 FAY SHARPE LLP MCCLAIN-COLEMAN, TYNESHA L.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2182 Ex Parte Grisenthwaite et al 13064257 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. GIROUX, GEORGE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2463 Ex Parte EFRATI 14061856 - (D) LENTIVECH 102/103 41.50 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. / Vonage ANWAR, MOHAMMAD S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2685 Ex Parte Limonadi 13763407 - (D) WINSOR 112(1)/101/103 41.50 112(2) KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP YU, ROYIT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte De Luca 13774148 - (D) PYONIN 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. WORDEN, THOMAS E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Fischer 13611821 - (D) BAHR 102/103 BGL/Cook - Chicago HIGHLAND, RACHEL S

3748 Ex Parte Darr et al 12832431 - (D) DOUGAL 101/103 Quinn IP Law AYALA DELGADO, ANTHONY

3775 Ex Parte Wright et al 14078808 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP LAWSON, MATTHEW JAMES

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Menschig et al 12932837 - (D) DENNETT 112(1) 112(1) FERRELLS, PLLC HUHN, RICHARD A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte ARORA et al 13709496 - (D) NEW 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. TCHERKASSKAYA, OLGA V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Ylitalo 13718208 - (D) JEFFERY 112(1)/103 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC FANG, PAKEE

Rather, this is a case where Appellant’s excluding emergency calls from association with application views by reciting a negative limitation effectively introduces a new concept that is not reasonably supported by the original disclosure. See, e.g., Omega Eng’g, Inc. v. RaytekCorp., 334 F.3d 1314, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (finding no express disclaimer or independent lexicography in the written description to justify adding negative limitation); Ex parte Grasselli, 231 USPQ 393, 394 (BPAI 1983), aff'd mem., 738 F.2d 453 (Fed. Cir. 1984) (“[T]he express exclusion of certain elements implies the permissible inclusion of all other elements not so expressly excluded. This clearly illustrates that such negative limitations do, in fact, introduce new concepts.”).

Grasselli, Ex parte, 231 USPQ 393 (Bd. App. 1983) 2143.03 2173.05(i)

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Zhang et al 12743113 - (D) HEANEY 102 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP PARKER, KENNETH

2872 Ex Parte GLASSCO 14018956 - (D) PRAISS 112(2)/103 SINORICA LLC COLLINS, DARRYL J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Cohen et al 11400045 - (D) FETTING 112(2)/103 Alexander J. Cohen COPPOLA, JACOB C

3625 Ex Parte Schulz 13796982 - (D) THOMAS 101 Haynes & Boone, LLP (70481) AIRAPETIAN, MILA

3627 Ex Parte Dye et al 13155200 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC YU, ARIEL J

3629 Ex Parte Millmore et al 12167661 - (D) CRAIG 112(1) 101/103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE P.C. Oracle International Corporation JASMIN, LYNDA C

3661 Ex Parte Le et al 13865490 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL THOMAS, ANA D

3665 Ex Parte Matsuda et al 13449715 - (D) MEYERS 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP/VISA SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3778 Ex Parte Knight et al 12968457 - (D) OSINSKI 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
2736 Ex parte MAN MACHINE INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES LLC Appellant Ex Parte 6069614 et al 08710388 90012469 - (D) HUME 103 41.50 103 TARA CHAND, C/O MAN MACHINE INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES LLC Third-party requester: DAVIDSON, DAVIDSON & KAPPEL, LLC SAGER,MARKALAN original TWEEL JR, JOHN ALEXANDER

Monday, June 19, 2017

sovish

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3665 Ex Parte Kinney et al 12179390 - (D) BAYAT 103 41.50 101 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. KING, RODNEY P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Pourzandi et al 13974637 - (D) BEAMER 103 103 Murphy, Bilak & Homiller/Ericsson WRIGHT, BRYAN F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Gollar 12886725 - (D) FLAX 103 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP CATINA, MICHAEL ANTHONY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Harinck et al 14239617 - (D) SNAY 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC VADEN, KENNETH I

1793 Ex Parte Arihara 12219325 - (D) CASHION 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. TURNER, FELICIA C

Appellant has not adequately explained why one skilled in the art would not have been capable of determining the appropriate drying time for a particular cat food product. See In re Sovish, 769 F.2d 738, 743 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (skill is presumed on the part of one of ordinary skill in the art); 

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2115 Ex Parte Bartling et al 13770041 - (D) BUSCH 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED WANG, ZHIPENG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte Morrison et al 13628516 - (D) SAADAT 103 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. YANG, JIANXUN

2669 Ex Parte Pershing 13385606 - (D) MacDONALD 103 101 DUNLAP CODDING, P.C. KHOLDEBARIN, IMAN K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Thomsen 13905260 - (D) McMANUS 102/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. HILTUNEN, THOMAS J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Husson et al 13377647 - (D) STRAUSS 103 AGCO Corporation, IP Legal LOWE, MICHAEL S

3657 Ex Parte Hanna et al 13014200 - (D) BROWN 112(2) 112(1)/102/103 BrooksGroup WILLIAMS, THOMAS J

3671 Ex Parte Wilcox et al 12907669 - (D) BROWN 103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. TROUTMAN, MATTHEW D

3692 Ex Parte McDonough et al 14155115 - (D) FETTING 101 PROSKAUER ROSE LLP WONG, ERIC TAK WAI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Quartararo 12324195 - (D) BROWN 103 Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP FUQUA, SHAWNTINA T

3743 Ex Parte Kuta et al 12582492 - (D) HOELTER 103 SHEEHAN PHINNEY BASS & GREEN, PA LAU, JASON

3771 Ex Parte Ellwanger et al 13719598 - (D) HORNER 103 41.50 103 GOODWIN PROOTFR T T P TSAI, MICHAEL JASPER

3775 Ex Parte Hulliger 13426079 - (D) FLAX 102 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP COLEY, ZADE JAMES

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 OLDCASTLE LAWN & GARDEN, INC., Requester v. ENCAP, LLC, Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7,503,143 B2 et al 10271072 95001963 - (D) GUEST 102/103 WEISS & WEISS THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP FETSUGA, ROBERT M original PALO, FRANCIS T

Friday, June 16, 2017

telectronics

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 Ex Parte Alessi et al 13142852 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/ST (EP ORIGINATING) CHUNDURU, SURYAPRABHA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte PEARL et al 13570741 - (D) CASHION 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MAYER, LTD PATEL, PRANAV N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Levergood et al 11300245 - (D) JEFFERY 112(1)/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. WINDER, PATRICE L

To determine whether Appellants’ disclosure is enabled, the test is whether ordinarily skilled artisans could make or use the invention from the disclosure coupled with information known in the art without undue experimentation. See United States v. Telectronics, Inc., 857 F.2d 778, 785 
(Fed. Cir. 1988). 

United States v. Telectronics, Inc., 857 F.2d 778, 8 USPQ2d 1217 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 2164.01 2164.06

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte SAVITSKI et al 13846666 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 THERMO FINNIGAN LLC IPPOLITO, NICOLE MARIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 Ex Parte Klein 12835619 - (D) SHAH 102/103 ARENT FOX LLP SAVANI, AVINASH A

3781 Ex Parte Luttik et al 12304030 - (D) SMEGAL 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON ALLEN, JEFFREY R

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Calvert et al 12598018 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 112(2)/103 102/103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP TIGHE, BRENDAN P

3654 Ex Parte Willim 13268003 - (D) PESLAK 103 112(2) 41.50 112(2) DILWORTH & BARRESE, LLP ADAMS, NATHANIEL L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Lee et al 11769768 - (D) STEPHENS 103 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY LOUIS, LATOYA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Biener et al 12249630 - (D) INGLESE 103 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL/Zilka-Kotab ZHENG, LOIS L

1756 Ex Parte Polcik et al 13641350 - (D) RANGE 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP BRAYTON, JOHN JOSEPH

1757 Ex Parte Determan et al 12879608 - (D) SNAY 103 Aerojet Rocketdyne PILLAY, DEVINA

1783 Ex Parte Buschur et al 12185477 - (D) INGLESE 102 103/double patenting THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY LONEY, DONALD J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Steiner et al 13622538 - (D) BEAMER 101/103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. ZIMMERMAN, JEFFREY P

3636 Ex Parte Murphy et al 12813904 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 102/103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. BARFIELD, ANTHONY DERRELL

3686 Ex Parte HERTEL et al 11777589 - (D) CUTITTA 101 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) CHNG, JOY POH AI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Foster et al 12941725 - (D) GREENHUT 103 Silaan Disinensiina SJvstp.ms DURAND, PAUL R

3781 Ex Parte Hall et al 12968398 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 112(2) MARSHALL & MELHORN, LLC MATHEW, FENN C

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Lopez et al 12616226 - (R) WILSON 102/103 DARDI & HERBERT, PLLC CONLEY, OI K

Thursday, June 15, 2017

apple2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Boden et al 14127853 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY MOORE, ALEXANDRA MARIE

1782 Ex Parte HSU 14100967 - (D) OWENS 103 WPAT, PC ZHANG, RUIYUN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Kraft et al 12580901 - (D) CHUNG 102/103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. (SAP) ALHIJA, SAIF A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Nield 13347166 - (D) HAMANN 102/103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. SICONOLFI, ROBERT

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Courvoisier 12418728 - (D) DOUGAL 103 POLSINELLI PC EIDE, HEIDI MARIE

3736 Ex Parte Deirmengian et al 13355970 - (D) STEPINA 102/103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP CERIONI, DANIEL LEE

3761 Ex Parte Vaillancourt et al 13709589 - (D) HORNER 103 41.50 102/103 CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO TREYGER, ILYA Y

3766 Ex Parte GURSKIS et al 13292889 - (D) COTTA 103 SHAY GLENN LLP PLATESKI, ERIN M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Werjefelt et al 12232058 - (D) HUME 103 double patenting SHLESINGER, ARKWRIGHT & GARVEY LLP COULTER, KENNETH R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Leible et al 12722019 - (D) HAMANN 112(2)/103 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. LANE, NICHOLAS J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Bauer et al 14058413 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 101/103 Tong, Rea, Bentley & Kim, LLC ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. WHIPPLE, BRIAN P

Cf. Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc., 842 F.3d 1229, 1240-1241 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (“An abstract idea can generally be described at different levels of abstraction. As the Board has done, the claimed abstract idea could be described as generating menus on a computer, or generating a second menu from a first menu and sending the second menu to another location, It could be described in other ways, including, as indicated in the specification, taking orders from restaurant customers on a computer.”) 

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Johnson 13491115 - (D) DIXON 103 THORPE NORTH & WESTERN, LLP. WALRAED-SULLIVAN, KYLE

3649 Ex Parte Zoeckler 13627207 - (D) BAHR 102 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

3654 Ex Parte Van Der Sluis et al 14130006 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON RIEGELMAN, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Weir et al 13307048 - (D) SMEGAL 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP MICHALSKI, SEAN M

3775 Ex Parte Lewis et al 12380339 - (D) FLAX 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 DUANE MORRIS LLP - Philadelphia COLEY, ZADE JAMES

3786 Ex Parte Heismann et al 13661246 - (D) SMITH 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP - Chicago KINNARD, LISA M

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2487 Ex Parte ITO 13158939 - (D) SMITH 103 41.50 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. SULLIVAN, TYLER

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

trovan

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte NOGUCHI et al 13159074 - (D) SMITH 103 OLIFF PLC BRATLAND JR, KENNETH A

1717 Ex Parte Schultz et al 13156936 - (D) GARRIS 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP BOWMAN, ANDREW J

1734 Ex Parte JUANG et al 13158931 - (D) SMITH 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. EDMONDSON, LYNNE RENEE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Downing 14355921 - (D) HOWARD 103 ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. KIM, SHIN H

3653 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 13587129 - (D) KHAN 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL BUTLER, MICHAEL E

3657 Ex Parte Iwai et al 13038679 - (D) KUMAR 102 DELAND LAW OFFICE SY, MARIANO ONG

3668 Ex Parte Hinnant et al 13568961 - (D) SCHOPFER 102/103 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman (Boeing) MARTINEZ BORRERO, LUIS A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte APPAVU et al 13272636 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 North Shore Patents, P.C. LEWIS, JUSTIN V

3731 Ex Parte Arnott 12813035 - (D) TOWNSEND 102 THE BLK LAW GROUP YABUT, DIANE D

Inventorship is a question of who actually invented the subject matter claimed in a patent and is determined on a claim-by-claim basis. See Trovan, Ltd. v. Sokymat SA, Irori, 299 F.3d 1292, 1302 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (

[A]n inventorship analysis, like an infringement or invalidity analysis, begins as a first step with a construction of each asserted claim to determine the subject matter encompassed thereby. The second step is then to compare the alleged contributions of each asserted co-inventor with the subject matter of the properly construed claim to then determine whether the correct inventors were named.

(Citation omitted)).


AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2692 Ex Parte Terlizzi et al 12069352 - (D) BARRY 103 103 Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP APPLE INC. LEE, GENE W

2693 Ex Parte Chin 13166829 - (D) STEPHENS 112(1)/103 102/103 41.50 103 David E. Crites LI, LIN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Radmall 12954750 - (D) NAPPI 102/103 112(1)/102/103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP ADAMS, NATHANIEL L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Bloom et al 13250104 - (D) ADAMS 112(2)/103 103 Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. STICE, PAULA J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte Rossmark et al 14558375 - (D) McNEILL 102/103/double patenting BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD ROSTAMI, MOHAMMAD S

2158 Ex Parte Kaijima et al 12473322 - (D) DEJMEK 103 WINSTEAD P.C. IBM CORP. (WSM) RUIZ, ANGELICA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Locker et al 12463020 - (D) HUME 112(1)/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC KURIEN, CHRISTEN A

2457 Ex Parte Mukherjee 13671881 - (D) McNEILL 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP WILLIAMS, CLAYTON R

2483 Ex Parte Drive et al 12197656 - (D) FINK 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH NAVAS JR, EDEMIO

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2863 Ex Parte Pantaleano et al 13781261 - (D) HASTINGS 101/112(2) ROCKWELL AUTOMATION / AT&W BHAT, ADITYA S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Tu et al 13308394 - (D) KHAN 103 101 GE GLOBAL PATENT OPERATION SYROWIK, MATHEW RICHARD

3625 Ex Parte Ng et al 12493961 - (D) WINSOR 101 Blank Rome LLP Apple - Blank Rome AIRAPETIAN, MILA

3628 Ex Parte Hornbaker et al 12948458 - (D) ENGLE 101 Thompson Hine LLP JOSEPH, TONYA S

3631 Ex Parte Poulsen et al 13133664 - (D) BARRY 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION STERLING, AMY JO

3663 Ex Parte Lauffer et al 13602368 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL EVANS, GARRETT F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte MENSINGER et al 12880015 - (D) NEWMAN 101/102/103 KNOBBE, MARTENS, OLSON & BEAR, LLP DEXCOM, INC. MALLARI, PATRICIA C

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

schering

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Wei et al 11071975 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. PERREIRA, MELISSA JEAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Messer et al 14105365 - (D) OWENS 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP CULLER, JILL E

2854 Ex Parte Tribble et al 13399092 - (D) OWENS 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP CULLER, JILL E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Cloft 13216281 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY BROWN, ADAM WAYNE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1624 Ex Parte Landerth et al 12438478 - (D) PRATS 103/double patenting TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO, LLP COLEMAN, BRENDA LIBBY

1628 Ex Parte Sun 13656395 - (D) SCHNEIDER 102 103 Klarquist Sparkman, LLP 121 SW Salmon St Suite 1600 Portland, OR 97204 0 PAGONAKIS, ANNA

A gap in an otherwise anticipating reference may be closed by reference to extrinsic evidence. The evidence must make clear though that the missing descriptive matter is necessarily present in the other reference. Schering Corp. v. Geneva Pharms., 339 F.3d 1373, 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2003). ...

Analysis

We find that Appellant has the better argument. Taylor broadly mentions the use of a dry powder inhaler (Taylor p. 16,11. 26—35), Taylor is silent as to the structure of the inhaler. Thus, Taylor does not anticipate the pending claims.

The Examiner points to Islam as evidencing the structure of the standard dry powder inhalers referenced in Taylor. Ans. 6. While this may be true, Islam does not teach that all “standard dry powder inhalers” taught in Taylor to be devices for use with the disclosed xinafoate salt necessarily have a chamber that houses an active as an excipient free, dry powder, and an advancement mechanism capable of distributing the active ingredient to the chamber as required by the claim. Thus, the Examiner has failed to show that the claimed structure is “necessarily present.” Id.

Schering Corp. v. Geneva Pharm. Inc., 339 F.3d 1373, 67 USPQ2d 1664 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 2112 2152.02(b)

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Monahan et al 10412194 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY ALVAREZ, RAQUEL

3634 Ex Parte Einhaus 12521943 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 103 SMITH TEMPEL BLAHA LLC CHIN-SHUE, ALVIN CONSTANTINE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Lussier et al 14161860 - (D) CAPP 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY LEE JR, WOODY A

REHEARING

DENIED

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2172 Ex Parte Williamson et al 11961773 - (R) BEAMER 103 Apple c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP SF THATCHER, PAUL A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex parte VALENTINA LUGO, et al 12974286 - (R) STEPINA 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS P.C. FLORES, JUAN G

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex parte Peschke Map Technologies LLC., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6397143 et al 90020088 - (D) ROBERTSON 112(1)/112(2)/102 103 KASHA LAW LLC FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: Driver McAfee Peek & Hawthorne ENGLISH, PETER C original HERNANDEZ, OLGA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex parte CARGILL, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7588696 et al 11303260 90010860 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 CARGILL, INCORPORATED FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE KUGEL, TIMOTHY J original BARRY, CHESTER T

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 ROY A. TERRY Requester and Appellant v. PIPE RESTORATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte Gillanders et al 7,858,149 11649647 95001717 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN S. STEINBERGER P.A Patent Owner: LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN S. STEINBERGER P.A. Till, Terrence original FLETCHER III, WILLIAM P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex parte HONDA MOTORS CO., LTD. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 8,565,936 B2 et al 13105895 96000062 - (D) McCARTHY 103 DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH (DC) ENGLISH, PETER C original NGUYEN, ROBERT T

Monday, June 12, 2017

sonix, honeywell

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Gao et al 12762423 - (D) DIXON 112(1)/103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION PEACH, POLINA G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte BRIZARD 13972139 - (D) ENGLE 112(2)/103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC OLSON, LARS A

“Thus, a patentee need not define his invention with mathematical precision in order to comply with the definiteness requirement.” Sonix Tech. Co. v. Publ’ns Int’l, Ltd., 844 F.3d 1370, 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (quotation omitted). ...

The Specification states “a triangular-like shape is a triangle whose vertices are replaced with curved corners.” Spec. par. 38. We determine Appellant has defined explicitly the term “triangular-like shape.” “When a patentee defines a claim term, the patentee’s definition governs, even if it is contrary to the conventional meaning of the term.” Honeywell Int'l, Inc. v. Universal Avionics Sys. Corp., 493 F.3d 1358, 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2007). Even assuming Figures 3 and 7 depicted a triangle with one vertex replaced by a curved comer, we agree with Appellant that the other two vertices are “sharp or pointed and not curved.”

3647 Ex Parte Gilchrist et al 13279148 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 Insitu, Inc. RODRIGUEZ, VICENTE M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex Parte Verdejo et al 12984818 - (D) HOELTER 103 Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (GM) LAGUARDA, GONZALO

3786 Ex Parte Brown et al 13146620 - (D) PRATS 103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP GUPTA, VANI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Pan et al 12734014 - (D) FREDMAN 103/double patenting Nestle Purina Petcare Global Resources, Inc MCMILLIAN, KARA RENITA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte MISRA 13229224 - (D) JEFFERY 103 Cozen O'Connor KIM, EUNHEE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Limp et al 13529818 - (D) SMITH 103 POLSINELLI AMAZON SCHNURR, JOHN R

2473 Ex Parte Ma et al 13680173 - (D) BENNETT 102 Apple Inc. — FKM CASTANEYRA, RICARDO H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte DiPerna et al 13897359 - (D) McNEILL 103 Samantha DiPerna HSIEH, PING Y

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte Kuenzler et al 12906384 - (D) HOUSEL 102/103 FAY SHARPE LLP/GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC ALAEDDINI, BORNA

2877 Ex Parte Wawro et al 13971737 - (D) PRAISS 102/103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP LYONS, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3611 Ex Parte WILLIM 13009966 - (D) STRAUSS 112(1)/112(2) Jordan IP Law, LLC BOEHLER, ANNE MARIE M

3623 Ex Parte Chetuparambil et al 13316950 - (D) McNEILL 101 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

3623 Ex Parte Chetuparambil et al 13598987 - (D) McNEILL 101 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

3626 Ex Parte ACKERSON et al 13191011 - (D) MEYERS 101 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) PAULSON, SHEETAL R.

3626 Ex Parte Bauchot et al 12266598 - (D) HAGY 101 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS PORTER, RACHEL L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Berezhnyy et al 13976048 - (D) SMITH 101/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS JANG, CHRISTIAN YONGKYUN

3752 Ex Parte Lawyer et al 13591432 - (D) BAHR 112(2) 41.50 112(2) KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP KIM, CHRISTOPHER S

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2487 Ex Parte ITO 13158824 - (R) SMITH 103 41.50 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. SULLIVAN, TYLER