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Thursday, October 19, 2017

verdegaal, wasica, verve

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Schein et al 12551422 - (D) McCARTNEY 102 Haley Guiliano LLP HAILU, TADESSE

“A claim is anticipated only if each and every element as set forth in the claim is found, either expressly or inherently described, in a single prior art reference.” Verdegaal Bros. v. Union Oil Co. of Cal., 814 F.2d 628, 631 (Fed. Cir. 1987). The reference must “describe the claimed invention with sufficient precision and detail to establish that the subject matter existed in the prior art.” Wasica Fin. GmbHv. Cont’l Auto. Sys., Inc., 853 F.3d 1272, 1284 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (quoting Verve, LLC v. Crane Cams, Inc., 311 F.3d 1116, 1120 (Fed. Cir. 2002)).

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

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Wang et al 12428625 - (D) HUME 103 ARRIS Enterprises. LLC HASAN, SYED Y

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Jordan et al 13589628 - (D) PINKERTON 102/103 BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION ENGLISH, ALECIA DIANE

2642 Ex Parte Van Der Velde et al 10552295 - (D) PARVIS 103 ERICSSON INC. SCHWARTZ, JOSHUA L

2666 Ex Parte Lohse et al 13306470 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(2)/102/103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. THIRUGNANAM, GANDHI

2691 Ex Parte Cho 13178305 - (D) THOMAS 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP and LG Display Co., Ltd. PARK, SANGHYUK

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Welter 12810828 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Foley & Lardner LLP TUMEBO, TSION M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3683 Ex Parte LU 12686162 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook MEINECKE DIAZ, SUSANNA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte Hoerr et al 11914945 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 Parker Highlander PLLC LONG, SCOTT

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte HÅKANSSON et al 13469799 - (D) McMANUS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC ZHAO, XIAO SI

1788 Ex Parte Dhodapkar et al 12677215 - (D) KENNEDY 103 The Dow Chemical Company/Dinsmore & Shohl LLP FERRE, ALEXANDRE F

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2665 Ex Parte Kadoury et al 14002132 - (D) SHAW 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS PATEL, NIRAV G

2689 Ex Parte Aggarwal et al 12395669 - (D) PYONIN 101/112(1)/112(2)/103 DR. ABHINAV AGGARWAL HUNNINGS, TRAVIS R

2691 Ex Parte Teraguchi et al 13403063 - (D) BUSCH 112(1)/102/103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (DC) LINGARAJU, NAVIN B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Maithel et al 11052883 - (D) MOHANTY 103 101 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC STERRETT, JONATHAN G

3624 Ex Parte Cook et al 13426674 - (D) MOHANTY 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (ACCENTURE) COUPE, ANITA YVONNE

3624 Ex Parte Gvirtsman et al 12867107 - (D) HUTCHINGS 101/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SCHEUNEMANN, RICHARD N

3625 Ex Parte Kopelman et al 14015724 - (D) FETTING 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY AIRAPETIAN, MILA

3645 Ex Parte Eick et al 13289646 - (D) WOODS 103 ConocoPhillips Company LOBO, IAN J

3669 Ex Parte TAVA 13896883 - (D) DIXON 102 CROWELL & MORING LLP KHATIB, RAMI

3677 Ex Parte Elkasevic et al 13470449 - (D) CHERRY 103 BSH Home Appliances Corporation MORGAN, EMILY M

3691 Ex Parte HAMILTON et al 12651759 - (D) MOHANTY 103 101 ALSTON & BIRD LLP AKINTOLA, OLABODE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Gingher 14045547 - (D) HOFFMANN 101 ROBERT GINGHER LANEAU, RONALD

3754 Ex Parte Waugh et al 13248756 - (D) BROWNE 112(4)/103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. WEISS, NICHOLAS J

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

enfish

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2693 Ex Parte Shepelev et al 13009606 - (D) HOWARD 103 Osha Liang LLP/Synaptics DAVIS, TONY O

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Rizika et al 13775704 - (D) INGLESE 103 NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP FERGUSON SAMRETH, MARISSA LIANA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Harshbarger et al 12751120 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER LLP BOYCE, ANDRE D

3646 Ex Parte Benninghofen et al 13380397 - (D) HOFFMANN 101 CROWELL & MORING LLP MCGUE, FRANK J

In Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 822 F.3d 1327 (Fed. Cir. 2016), for example, the court noted that “[s]oftware can make non abstract improvements to computer technology just as hardware improvements can[.]” Enfish at 1335. The court put the question as being “whether the focus of the claims is on [a] specific asserted improvement in computer capabilities ... or, instead, on a process that qualifies as an ‘abstract idea’ for which computers are invoked merely as a tool.” Id. at 1335—36. In Enfish, the court found that the “plain focus of the claims” there was on “an improvement to computer functionality itself, not on economic or other tasks for which a computer is used in its ordinary capacity.” Id. at 1336.

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Mishima 14402136 - (D) INGLESE 103 112(2)/103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. LEBRON, BENJAMIN L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Woehrle et al 13704610 - (D) DENNETT 102/103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP CULLEN, SEAN P

1745 Ex Parte Broad 12851569 - (D) OWENS 102/103 112(2) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY MAZUMDAR, SONYA

1764 Ex Parte Golchert et al 13058364 - (D) McMANUS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. REDDY, KARUNA P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte Bilinski et al 14059550 - (D) NAPPI 103 Morris & Kamlay LLP / 030120 CHOI, DAVID E

2182 Ex Parte Guillemin et al 13543673 - (D) HAGY 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/ST (EP ORIGINATING) MEHTA, JYOTI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Farahat et al 13185969 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 112(1)/101 BGL/Yahoo Holdings MUNSON, PATRICIA H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Partanen et al 13879412 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) 112(1)/112(2)/112(4) Intrinsic Law Corp. SMITH, RUTH S

3761 Ex Parte Austin et al 13567630 - (D) HOELTER 103 Simpson & Simpson, PLLC TOWNSEND, GUY K

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

textron, K-2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Lee et al 13391080 - (D) KENNEDY 102 Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC TRAN, LIEN THUY

Although we agree with the Examiner that the disputed limitation is a functional limitation, to the extent that functional limitations imply structure, they cannot be ignored. See, e.g., Textron Innovations Inc. v. Am. Eurocopter Corp., 498 F. App’x 23, 28 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (“In certain circumstances functional language may be used to add limitations to an apparatus claim.”) (citing K-2 Corp. v. Salomon S.A., 191 F.3d 1356, 1363 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“[T]he functional language tells us something about the structural requirements . . . .”)). By its plain language, claim 3 requires a rotating unit that is structurally capable of “rotating] a dumpling wrapper cut by the cutting unit relative to a dumpling die,” such as the rotating unit described by the Appellants’ Specification. See, e.g., Spec. 10:5-11; Fig. 7.

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Souparis et al 13522796 - (D) McMILLIN 103 41.50 112(2) BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. SUN, HAI TAO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Foster et al 14038437 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Google) WHITTINGTON, JESS

3691 Ex Parte Wooldridge et al 14157462 - (D) FETTING 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SV) PRESTON, JOHN O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Nutaro et al 13406040 - (D) FREDMAN 103 HONEYWELL/LKGlobal BERHANU, ETSUB D

3742 Ex Parte Donarski et al 13316651 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 SINGH, AMIT K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2182 Ex Parte SEO et al 14606240 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 112(2)/102/103 41.50 112(2) F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC VICARY, KEITH E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Libbus et al 13792805 - (D) NEWMAN 102/103 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC ALTER MORSCHAUSER, ALYSSA MARGO

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Bauman et al 14068747 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103/double patenting MYERS BIGEL, P.A. HAGHIGHATIAN, MINA

1626 Ex Parte Wang et al 13831706 - (D) SMITH 103 FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP RODRIGUEZ-GARCIA, VALERIE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2495 Ex Parte Gladwin et al 13919210 - (D) HUME 103/double patenting Garlick & Markison (IBM) ZHU, ZHIMEI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte Ozbek 11574130 - (D) TROCK 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP XAVIER, ANTONIO J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte van Diggelen et al 12026915 - (D) CUTITTA 103 112(1) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3628 Ex Parte Rosalik 13273309 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/103 Cantor Colburn LLP-General Motors TALLMAN, BRIAN A

3662 Ex Parte Moore et al 13632085 - (D) SHAW 103 DLA Piper LLP (US) PATEL, SHARDUL D

3665 Ex Parte Koll et al 13896684 - (D) FETTING 101/double patenting Blueshift IP LLC SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

3685 Ex Parte Khanna et al 11618309 - (D) FETTING 112(1) 101/103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GROUP LLC KIM, STEVEN S

3686 Ex Parte Wang 12634009 - (D) FETTING 103 Blairtech Solution LLC NG, JONATHAN K

3688 Ex Parte Blagg et al 11956256 - (D) FETTING 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP STIBLEY, MICHAEL R

3691 Ex Parte Boberski et al 13707185 - (D) WIEDER 101 Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC/CME POINVIL, FRANTZY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Daniel 13440623 - (D) FETTING 102/103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN NORTON, JOHN J

3746 Ex Parte Burton et al 12404443 - (D) CALVE 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. OMGBA, ESSAMA

Friday, October 13, 2017

miller

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte HORWITZ et al 13053726 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADELLLP PHAM, TUAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 Ex Parte Colagiovanni 13445875 - (D) ENGLE 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP MONFELDT, SARAH M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Ohishi et al 12995479 - (D) JESCHKE 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ROSE, ROBERT A

3745 Ex Parte Lord et al 13721095 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY LEGENDRE, CHRISTOPHER RYAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Burns 13787640 - (D) WOODS 112(2)/103 103 Fletcher Yoder PC (CFTI) BARRERA, JUAN C

In contesting the rejection, Appellant argues that although the claims “do not specify which passage communicates with the third outlet, . . . this is a matter of claim breadth rather than indefiniteness [and that the] breadth of a claim should not be equated with indefiniteness.”  Appeal Br. 7 (citing In re Miller, 441 F.2d  689, 693 (CCPA 1971)). 

Miller, In re, 441 F.2d 689, 169 USPQ 597 (CCPA 1971) 2173.04

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Talor 11625202 - (D) MAJORS 112(1) HAHN & VOIGHT PLLC DIBRINO, MARIANNE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex Parte Lenhard et al 13825553 - (D) PRAISS 112(6)/112(2)/103 Hach Company BERKELEY, EMILY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Murata 14275313 - (D) THOMAS 103/double patenting STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. TRUONG, LECHI

2498 Ex Parte Hay et al 14487405 - (D) HUME 102/103/double patenting Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC WALIULLAH, MOHAMMED

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Varoglu et al 13657606 - (D) THOMAS 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. VO, NGUYEN THANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte GOUJON et al 12169401 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 WestemGeco L.L.C. LOBO, IAN J

3686 Ex Parte Ogilvie 11203732 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 John Ogilvie LUBIN, VALERIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte BENGTSON et al 12181362 - (D) WARNER 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 DODSON, JUSTIN C

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

vas-cath, lukach

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte ENGH-HALSTVEDT et al 13459347 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. LI, SIDNEY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2855 Ex Parte Pan et al 13672117 - (D) OWENS 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - Applied Materials KAPLAN VERBITSKY, GAIL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Boudreaux et al 13232401 - (D) HORNER 103 FROST BROWN TODD LLC LONG, ROBERT FRANKLIN

3744 Ex Parte Globerman et al 11561969 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP CRENSHAW, HENRY T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Potineni et al 13415562 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 HONEYWELL/WOOD PHILLIPS GAO, JING

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Goldenberg et al 13617059 - (D) LaVIER 112(1) 112(1)/102/103/double patenting Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP SCHWADRON, RONALD B

There is a “subtle distinction between a written description adequate to supports claim under § 112 and a written description sufficient to anticipate its subject matter under § 102(b).” Vas-Cath Inc. v. Mahurkar, 935 F.2d 1555, 1562 (Fed. Cir. 1991). To wit, “the description of a single embodiment of broadly claimed subject matter constitutes a description of the invention for anticipation purposes” even if “the same information in a specification might not alone be enough to provide a description of that invention for purposes of adequate disclosure.” Id. (quoting In re Lukach, 442 F.2d 967, 970 (CCPA 1971)).

Vas-Cath, Inc. v. Mahurkar, 935 F.2d 1555, 19 USPQ2d 1111 (Fed. Cir. 1991)  1504.20 ,   2152.02(b) ,   2161 ,   2161.01 ,   2163 ,  2163.02 ,  2164 ,  2181

Lukach, In re, 442 F.2d 967, 169 USPQ 795 (CCPA 1971) 211.05 2152.02(b) 2163 2163.05

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 Ex Parte NISHIKAWA et al 13630436 - (D) HEANEY 103 BGL WHATLEY, BENJAMIN R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Fischer 14097290 - (D) HOWARD 102/103 TERADATA US, INC. CHU, GABRIEL L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Bastide et al 13900238 - (D) CUTITTA 103/double patenting Fabian Vancot IBM CORPORATION NGANKAM, PATRICK F

2454 Ex Parte Bastide et al 13898342 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Fabian Vancot IBM CORPORATION NGANKAM, PATRICK F

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Luce 13229263 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 101/102 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP PAULSON, SHEETAL R.

3626 Ex Parte VAN ARKEL et al 13536489 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 VERIZON PAULS, JOHN A

3632 Ex Parte Duperron 14247569 - (D) DIXON 103 Endurance Law Group, PLC MARSH, STEVEN M

3661 Ex Parte Bertosa et al 13872743 - (D) DIXON 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP KONG, SZE-HON

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Middleton 13659625 - (D) JESCHKE 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP JELLETT, MATTHEW WILLIAM

3761 Ex Parte Shao et al 13229195 - (D) HORNER 103 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. ZALUKAEVA, TATYANA

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beachcombers

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Green et al 12378260 - (D) HASTINGS 103 CABOT CORPORATION MANGOHIG, THOMAS A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Martin et al 11970005 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR, LLP HUPCZEY, JR, RONALD JAMES

3743 Ex Parte Kohlrusch et al 13256474 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC NGUYEN, BAO D

3777 Ex Parte Köhler et al 14005060 - (D) FLAX 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS HOFFMAN, JOANNE M

 A claim construction that results in a dependent claim having the same scope as the independent claim from which it depends, and which thus renders the dependent claim superfluous, is “presumptively unreasonable.” Beachcombers, Int’lInc. v. WildeWood Creative Prods., Inc., 31 F.3d 1154, 1162 (Fed. Cir. 1994).

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Thiagarajan et al 11668732 - (D) IPPOLITO 103 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP IHEZIE, JOSHUA K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Lu et al 12975885 - (D) ADAMS 103 DILWORTH & BARRESE, LLP NIELSEN, THOR B

1619 Ex Parte SALAMONE et al 14504079 - (D) FREDMAN 103 DUANE MORRIS LLP (prev. Boca Raton) ALAWADI, SARAH

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1718 Ex Parte Thompson et al 13617082 - (D) HASTINGS 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC/AMT TUROCY, DAVID P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2463 Ex Parte Jung et al 14325276 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP CROMPTON, CHRISTOPHER R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte GEAGHAN 13713022 - (D) SHAW 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY STEPP JONES, SHAWNA T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Hickey et al 10003471 - (D) LORIN 101/103 MICHAEL O. SCHEINBERG BOVEJA, NAMRATA

3682 Ex Parte Smith et al 11743103 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 Rutan & Tucker, LLP BOVEJA, NAMRATA

Friday, September 29, 2017

odetics, chiuminatta

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1781 Ex Parte Heutling et al 12988045 - (D) OWENS 103 BARLOW, JOSEPHS & HOLMES, LTD. KHAN, TAHSEEN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2847 Ex Parte Andresen et al 13655135 - (D) DERRICK 103 Streets & Steele - Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. AYCHILLHUM, ANDARGIE M

2865 Ex Parte Kavusi et al 13017391 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP ALKAFAWI, EMAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Cheng et al 13747649 - (D) FINAMORE 101/102/103 Facebook/Fenwick CIRNU, ALEXANDRU

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Greenberg et al 13382783 - (D) STEPHENS 101 BALLY (DELIZIO LAW) MYHR, JUSTIN L

3722 Ex Parte Dudzinsky et al 13296302 - (D) MURPHY 103 KENNAMETAL INC. SNYDER, ALAN W

3744 Ex Parte Noonchester et al 13032870 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Quinn IP Law CRENSHAW, HENRY T

3745 Ex Parte Thomen et al 13717913 - (D) ASTORINO 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY MIKUS, JASON

3746 Ex Parte Kasai et al 12439593 - (D) REIMERS 112(1)/103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP FREAY, CHARLES GRANT

3749 Ex Parte Rop 13263888 - (D) MARSCHALL 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION LIN, KO-WEI

3765 Ex Parte Quiroga et al 13363104 - (D) WARNER 103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP KINSAUL, ANNA KATHRYN

3772 Ex Parte Horvath 12586224 - (D) WARNER 102 ATLO, Stanton E. Collier, Esq. HICKS, VICTORIA J

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Hardy et al 13831071 - (D) MORGAN 102/103 102/103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/EchoStar (290110) EKPO, NNENNA NGOZI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Moehrle et al 13276481 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION NEUBAUER, THOMAS L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Olsen et al 13264013 - (D) COTTA 103 103 Medtronic - WK NGUYEN, TIN DUC

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Hong et al 11379733 - (D) PAK 103 PAUL AND PAUL VETERE, ROBERT A

1724 Ex Parte Li et al 13631220 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Fletcher Yoder PC Johnson Controls, Inc. HASKE, WOJCIECH

1746 Ex Parte Attarwala et al 12358798 - (D) KRATZ 103 Henkel Corporation LEE, JAEYUN

1788 Ex Parte Yakovleva et al 14604036 - (D) KRATZ 103 Williams; Mullen FERRE, ALEXANDRE F

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Raghunathan 13037251 - (D) HOFF 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION TALUKDAR, ARVIND

2174 Ex Parte Johnson et al 13829274 - (D) CURCURI 103 Trellis IP Law Group/Oracle CHOI, DAVID E

2178 Ex Parte Worsley et al 13629556 - (D) BAIN 102/103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. TSUI, WILSON W

2185 Ex Parte Quddus 13706911 - (D) CUTITTA 103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. ZAMAN, FAISAL M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Rippe et al 13628447 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 DUFT BORNSEN & FETTIG, LLP MONTOYA, OSCHTA I

2433 Ex Parte Meckauskas et al 11468904 - (D) ULLAGADDI 103 DALY, CROWLEY, MOFFORD & DURKEE, LLP RAYTHEON COMPANY GOODCHILD, WILLIAM J

2437 Ex Parte Mordetsky et al 12792206 - (D) BRANCH 103 Uniloc USA Inc. PYZOCHA, MICHAEL J

2456 Ex Parte Fiatal et al 11701590 - (D) KRIVAK 112(1)/112(2) 103 NK Patent Law- Seven Networks MAI, KEVIN S

2488 Ex Parte Azar et al 13632210 - (D) BUI 103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C./Nvidia PARIKH, DAKSHESH D

2497 Ex Parte ARANA 14139691 - (D) HUGHES 103 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. HO, DAO Q

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Piemonte et al 13632027 - (D) CURCURI 112(1)/112(2)/103 DLA Piper LLP (US) LIU, ZHENGXI

2614 Ex Parte Eggers et al 12293364 - (D) PINKERTON 103 PATENT CENTRAL LLC RICHER, AARON M

2814 Ex Parte Yee et al 13722334 - (D) HANLON 112(2)/103 Artegis Law Group LLP/NVIDEA PIZARRO CRESPO, MARCOS D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Kellner et al 12054537 - (D) REIMERS 103 GE GPO- Transportation- The Small Patent Law Group LE, MARK T

3623 Ex Parte Rai 11779464 - (D) KRIVAK 101 XEROX CORPORATION C/O FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

3628 Ex Parte Aubry et al 13113008 - (D) CRAIG Dissenting MOORE 103 Thompson Hine LLP VETTER, DANIEL

3628 Ex Parte King et al 14297525 - (D) KRIVAK 103 WILSON, SONSINI, GOODRICH & ROSATI ERB, NATHAN

3628 Ex Parte King et al 12355734 - (D) KRIVAK 103 WILSON, SONSINI, GOODRICH & ROSATI ALLEN, AKIBA KANELLE

3644 Ex Parte Aikala et al 13520805 - (D) BROWN 102/103 YOUNG & THOMPSON WILLIAMS, MONICA L

3646 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12930150 - (D) CALVE 103 Holzer Patel Drennan HolzerlPLaw, PC MCGUE, FRANK J

3665 Ex Parte Roscoe 12421353 - (D) LORIN 101 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. BERONA, KIMBERLY SUE

3694 Ex Parte Reardon et al 13681729 - (D) HUTCHINGS 101 DAVID REARDON TRAN, HAI

3696 Ex Parte Erbey et al 13611299 - (D) FINAMORE 101 Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC Altisource PATEL, JAGDISH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Racenet 13346954 - (D) ENGELS 102/103 Covidien LP LOPEZ, MICHELLE

3723 Ex Parte VERHAVERBEKE et al 13764132 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - Applied Materials TAYLOR, JON S

3726 Ex Parte Bormann et al 12735532 - (D) WARNER 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP HIDALGO-HERNANDEZ, RUTH G

3743 Ex Parte Ozbek et al 11568764 - (D) WARNER Dissenting-in-Part STEPINA 112(1) 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP YUEN, JESSICA JIPING

3743 Ex Parte Barrows 13492163 - (D) BAHR 103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. LAUX, DAVID J

3744 Ex Parte Reis et al 12723651 - (D) WARNER 103 Advanced Energy Technologies LLC THOMPSON, JASON N

3748 Ex Parte Ramanathan et al 12915640 - (D) MARSCHALL Concurring CAPP 103 Quinn IP Law SINGH, DAPINDER

3749 Ex Parte Brückner et al 13254201 - (D) ENGELS 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION BARGERO, JOHN E

3762 Ex Parte Sommer et al 12771217 - (D) KINDER 102/103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) KAHELIN, MICHAEL WILLIAM

3771 Ex Parte JACUK et al 13399385 - (D) REIMERS 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC STANIS, TIMOTHY A

3782 Ex Parte ROHRMÜLLER et al 13354549 - (D) REIMERS 102/103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP WAGGENSPACK, ADAM J

REHEARING

DENIED
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3711 Ex Parte Cucchiara et al 12337268 - (R) REIMERS 103 MOORE & VAN AT .TEN PLLC VANDERVEEN, JEFFREY S


REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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3762 Ex parte PRIOR ART LTD. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 6735473 et al 09/971,461 90013593 - (D) SONG 103 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MAYER, LTD THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP WILLIAMS, CATHERINE SERKE original JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R

Odetics, Inc. v. Storage Tech. Corp., 185 F.3d 1259, 1267 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“Structural equivalence under § 112, ¶ 6 is met only if the differences are insubstantial, see Chiuminatta [Concrete Concepts, Inc. v. Cardinal Indus., Inc.], 145 F.3d [1303, 1308, (Fed. Cir. 1998)]; that is, if the assertedly equivalent structure performs the claimed function in substantially the same way to achieve substantially the same result as the corresponding structure described in the specification.”).   

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Megarity et al 13533376 - (D) HOELTER 102 Streets & Steele - Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. MALIK, RAHEENA REHMAN

3782 Ex Parte Ponce et al 12453004 - (D) McCARTHY 103 Noberto Ponce BATTISTI, DEREK J

AFFIRMED
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1747 Ex Parte Sallaz et al 13992426 - (D) DERRICK 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC FISCHER, JUSTIN R

1783 Ex Parte Abuto et al 14106101 - (D) BEST 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. and KIMBERLY-CLARK VAN SELL, NATHAN L

1784 Ex Parte PABLA et al 14193241 - (D) HEANEY 103 McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC KATZ, VERA

1787 Ex Parte Kitano et al 13391732 - (D) McMANUS 103 Cheng Law Group, PLLC SHAH, SAMIR

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3688 Ex Parte Nayak et al 12824979 - (D) FISCHETTI 101/103 AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT - Toler VANDERHORST, MARIA VICTORIA

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3728 Ex Parte Glydon et al 11897117 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP PAGAN, JENINE MARIE

REHEARING

GRANTED
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3738 Ex Parte Shur 12449838 - (D) McCARTHY 103 Joel D. Citron HOBAN, MELISSA A

 That which is inherent is not necessarily known, see Schering Corp. v. Geneva Pharmas., Inc., 339 F.3d 1373, 1378–79 (Fed. Cir. 2003); and, as a general rule, that which was unknown could not have been obvious, see In re Ochiai, 71 F.3d 1565, 1569–70 (Fed. Cir. 1995). 

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

Ochiai, In re, 71 F.3d 1565, 37 USPQ2d 1127 (Fed. Cir. 1995)  706.02(n) ,  2116.01 ,  2158