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Thursday, January 26, 2017


oetiker

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Davis et al 13790696 - (D) CALVE 102/103 Ballard Spahr LLP REID, MICHAEL ROBERT

3775 Ex Parte Afzal 12060191 - (D) CAPP 103 SPINAL KINETICS, Inc. COLEY, ZADE JAMES

[W]here the Examiner fails to set forth a prima facie case of obviousness, the burden to rebut the Examiner’s findings and conclusion never shifts to Appellant. See In re Oetiker, 977 F.2d 1443, 1445 (Fed. Cir. 1992).

Oetiker, In re, 977 F.2d 1443, 24 USPQ2d 1443 (Fed. Cir. 1992)   707.07(f) ,   716.01(d) ,   1504.01(a) ,   2107.02 ,   2142 ,   2145 ,   2164.07


AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Golan 13055507 - (D) GUIJT 102/103 103 DEKEL PATENT LTD., DAVID KLEIN TANNER, JOCELIN C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2441 Ex Parte Leeder et al 13206111 - (D) PYONIN 103 Fogarty, L.L.C WOO, ANDREW M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte Usuda et al 11662902 - (D) KUMAR 103 MOTS LAW, PLLC HTUN, SAN A

2659 Ex Parte Wang et al 13219680 - (D) BAIN 112(1) 112(2)/101/102/103 George Wang SHIN, SEONG-AHA

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Kross 14565190 - (R) NAGUMO 103 EDWIN D. SCHINDLER ZIMMERMAN, JOSHUA D

Monday, January 23, 2017

mikus, slayter, gosteli

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Sorger et al 13132798 - (D) ROESEL 103 RATNERPRESTIA EASHOO, MARK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Turdjian 13317329 - (D) HORNER 102/103 MOLDEX-METRIC, INC. BATSON, VICTOR D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Moberg et al 12768281 - (D) ENGELS 103 Medtronic Vascular - APV Division DANG, ANH TIEU

3762 Ex Parte Dicks et al 11876711 - (D) BROWNE 102 Dr. Gregory J. Gonsalves FLORY, CHRISTOPHER A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Cassivi 13062908 - (D) BAHR 103 103 MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. CHENG, JACQUELINE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 Ex Parte Klann et al 12274765 - (D) NEWMAN 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP PYLA, PAUL D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Ha 13129154 - (D) DENNETT 103 NOVICK, KIM & LEE, PLLC EMPIE, NATHAN H

1765 Ex Parte Gindin et al 11208321 - (D) PRAISS 103 Covestro LLC SERGENT, RABON A

1786 Ex Parte Kaiser et al 13147186 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) GARRETT, DAWN L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Liao et al 13088464 - (D) HAGY 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP BYCER, ERIC J

2441 Ex Parte Reunamaki et al 13521506 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD MUNDUR, PADMAVATHI V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2697 Ex Parte KIM et al 13860024 - (D) CRAIG 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP SARMA, ABHISHEK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Sundararaman et al 12437741 - (D) FETTING 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH JASMIN, LYNDA C

The argument is made in the wrong direction. Appellants contend that the claim recites a generic function without any specific implementation and fault the references for actually providing 
implementation examples for the generic function. A species of a genus anticipates the genus. Mikus v. Wachtel, 504 F.2d 1150, 1151 (CCPA 1974); In re Slayter, 276 F.2d 408, 411 (CCPA 1960); In re Gosteli, 872 F.2d 1008, 10 USPQ2d 1614 (Fed. Cir. 1989).

Slayter, In re, 276 F.2d 408, 125 USPQ 345 (CCPA 1960) 715.03 2131.02

Gosteli, In re, 872 F.2d 1008, 10 USPQ2d 1614 (Fed. Cir. 1989)   608.01(p) ,   715.03 ,  2131.02 ,   2136.05 ,   2163.02 ,   2163.03 ,   2163.05

3683 Ex Parte Rafei et al 13493390 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 101 Reed Smith LLP GARCIA-GUERRA, DARLENE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Findlay et al 13861834 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. COLLINS, DOLORES R

3741 Ex Parte Veninger et al 12742031 - (D) PESLAK 103 41.50 103 Kinney & Lange, P.A. NGUYEN, ANDREW H

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Kross 13275400 - (R) NAGUMO 103 EDWIN D. SCHINDLER ZIMMERMAN, JOSHUA D

Friday, January 20, 2017

ariosa

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Busche et al 12973766 - (D) ADAMS 101/103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC NEGIN, RUSSELL SCOTT

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Kennedy et al 12645025 - (D) THOMAS 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. VU, TOAN H

2165 Ex Parte KAWAMOTO et al 12629662 - (D) ENGLE 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. CHBOUKI, TAREK

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2685 Ex Parte Jubilo et al 13679131 - (D) McNEILL 102/103 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP YU, ROYIT

2697 Ex Parte Colley 12767344 - (D) HUME 102 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation LEIBY, CHRISTOPHER E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Reitz et al 12896836 - (D) O’HANLON 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP STAUBACH, LINDSEY CLAIRE

3744 Ex Parte Chantant 12668582 - (D) CALVE 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY MENGESHA, WEBESHET

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Krzyzanowski et al 12639165 - (D) BAIN 103 103 OpenPeak Inc. CHANG, KAI J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte McCray et al 12433659 - (D) FREDMAN 103 VIKSNINS HARRIS & PADYS PLLP BURKHART, MICHAEL D

1634 Ex Parte Chamberlain et al 12293763 - (D) PRATS 101 KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP SITTON, JEHANNE SOUAYA

Indeed, our reviewing court has expressly rejected similar contentions regarding preemption, stating that a patentee’s “attempt to limit the breadth of the claims by showing alternative uses . . . outside of the scope of the claims does not change the conclusion that the claims are directed to patent ineligible subject matter.” Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., 788 F.3d 1371, 1379 (Fed. Cir. 2015). The court explained that, “[w]hile preemption may signal patent ineligible subject matter, the absence of complete preemption does not demonstrate patent eligibility. . . . Where a patent’s claims are deemed only to disclose patent ineligible subject matter under the Mayo framework . . . preemption concerns are fully addressed and made moot.” Id.

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2125 Ex Parte Rahnama 14231378 - (D) SHIANG 103 101 FISH & TSANG LLP HUANG, MIRANDA M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Fujita et al 12461675 - (D) HAGY 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP NGO, TONY N

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3782 Ex Parte Hui 13283366 - (R) HOFFMANN 102/103 VEDDER PRICE P.C. NEWHOUSE, NATHAN JEFFREY

Thursday, January 19, 2017

van os

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Busche et al 12973766 - (D) ADAMS 101/103 HOFFMAN WARNTOK LLC NEGIN, RUSSELL SCOTT

Absent some articulated rationale, a finding that a combination of prior art would have been “common sense” or “intuitive” is no different than merely stating the combination “would have been obvious.” Such a conclusory assertion with no explanation is inadequate to support a finding that there would have been a motivation to combine. In re Van Os, 2017 WL 24642, 2015-1975, at *2 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 3, 2017).

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2135 Ex Parte Shaeffer et al 13105798 - (D) DEJMEK 103 MARC P. SCHUYLER / Rambus SAIN, GAUTAM

2141 Ex Parte Kennedy et al 12645025 - (D) THOMAS 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. VU, TOAN H

2165 Ex Parte KAWAMOTO et al 12629662 - (D) ENGLE 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. CHBOUKI, TAREK

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Przybysz et al 12674395 - (D) McNEILL 103 ERICSSON INC. PATEL, DHAIRYA A

2493 Ex Parte Choi et al 13216309 - (D) McNEILL 103 DAVID H. JUDSON IBM CORP. (DHJ) ZHAO, DON GORDON

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Koslov et al 12448224 - (D) MacDONALD 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC MCKIE, GINA M

2685 Ex Parte Jubilo et al 13679131 - (D) McNEILL 102/103 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP YU, ROYIT

2697 Ex Parte Colley 12767344 - (D) HUME 102 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation LEIBY, CHRISTOPHER E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Reitz et al 12896836 - (D) O’HANLON 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP STAUBACH, LINDSEY CLAIRE

3744 Ex Parte Chantant 12668582 - (D) CALVE 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY MENGESHA, WEBESHET

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Krzyzanowski et al 12639165 - (D) BAIN 103 103 OpenPeak Inc. CHANG, KAI J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Bystrov et al 13813721 - (D) McMILLIN 103 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS HOANG, PETER

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte McCray et al 12433659 - (D) FREDMAN 103 VIKSNINS HARRIS & PADYS PLLP BURKHART, MICHAEL D

1634 Ex Parte Chamberlain et al 12293763 - (D) PRATS 101 KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP SITTON, JEHANNE SOUAYA

1646 Ex Parte Epshtein et al 10522651 - (D) TOWNSEND 102 101/112(1)/112(2) 41.50 112(1) PERGAMENT & CEPEDA LLP PAK, MICHAEL D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2125 Ex Parte Rahnama 14231378 - (D) SHIANG 103 101 FISH & TSANG LLP HUANG, MIRANDA M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Stjernholm et al 13142698 - (D) Per Curiam 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC CHOWDHURY, HARUN UR R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Fujita et al 12461675 - (D) HAGY 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP NGO, TONY N

2658 Ex Parte Nikoulina et al 13707745 - (D) PER CURIAM 101 41.50 101 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER OPSASNICK, MICHAEL N

2666 Ex Parte Zhang et al 12996424 - (D) McNEILL 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC HARANDI, SIAMAK

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3782 Ex Parte Hui 13283366 - (R) HOFFMANN 102/103 VEDDER PRICE P.C. NEWHOUSE, NATHAN JEFFREY

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

abbott diabetes, irdeto

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Duan et al 13007610 - (D) SMITH 103 DAVIS, BROWN, KOEHN, SHORS & ROBERTS, P.C. SAYALA, CHHAYA D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte ZHANG 13435704 - (D) EVANS 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC BUKHARI, SIBTE H

Thus, Appellant has defined “client type” to be software, at least by implication. “Even when guidance is not provided in explicit definitional format, the specification may define claim terms by implication such that the meaning may be found in or ascertained by a reading of the patent documents.” In Re Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., 696 F.3d 1142, 1150 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (quoting Irdeto Access, Inc. v. EchoStar Satellite Corp., 383 F.3d 1295, 1300 (Fed. Cir. 2004)).

Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., In re, 696 F.3d 1142, 104 USPQ2d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2012) 2111.01

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3696 Ex Parte Marsan et al 13560555 - (D) MEYERS 103 Jackson Walker LLP TROTTER, SCOTT S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Funk et al 13266181 - (D) ROSS 103 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP KAUCHER, MARK S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Pendergrass et al 13559255 - (D) HOMERE 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise LYONS, ANDREW M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Libbus et al 13867778 - (D) PESLAK 103 103 41.50 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC PATEL, NATASHA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Martin 13899000 - (D) CHANG 103 Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC BRANSON, DANIEL L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte BROTHERS et al 13965317 - (D) GUPTA 103 The Chemours Company BUIE-HATCHER, NICOLE M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Gonikberg et al 13621899 - (D) HOWARD 103 GARLICK & MARKISON (BRCM) PATEL, HARDIKKUMAR D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Grant et al 11943862 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP PARKER, JEFFREY ALAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Sim et al 13447099 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 101/112(2) Facebook/Fenwiok SITTNER, MICHAEL J

3688 Ex Parte SLUTSKY et al 13248937 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED PATEL, DIPEN M

Monday, January 16, 2017

rembrandt

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Chang et al 13466710 - (D) HAGY 102/103 41.50 112(2) KYOCERA INTERNATIONAL INC. CHAKRABORTY, RAJARSHI

Independent apparatus claim 1 recites active method steps (e.g., “a first base station transmitting . . .”) in connection with recited structural elements (“A cellular communication system comprising: . . .”). (App. Br. 16—17 (Claims App’x) (emphases added).) As such, this claim is effectively a hybrid apparatus/method claim, which the Federal Circuit has held is indefinite under § 112, second paragraph. See Rembrandt Data Techs., LP v. AOL, LLC, 641 F.3d 1331, 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (holding apparatus claim reciting active transmitting step indefinite). This is a critical defect because it is unclear whether claim 1 covers a system that is merely capable of performing the recited function (e.g., “[/or] transmitting” certain information at some future time), or if that function actually must be performed (e.g., “transmitting” certain information actively at the current time).

2684 Ex Parte Krapf et al 13133849 - (D) EVANS 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP BLACK-CHILDRESS, RAJSHEED O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte MORI et al 12350441 - (D) O’HANLON 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. RUSSELL, DEVON L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Zou 13406560 - (D) McMANUS 103 103 Carestream Health, Inc YOUNG, WILLIAM D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte FRIEDLANDER et al 13648801 - (D) BAER 112(2)/102 102 41.50 101 Law Office of Jim Boice PRINGLE-PARKER, JASON A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Flinn et al 13269979 - (D) WIEDER 102 101 41.50 101 MANYWORLDS, INC. RINES, ROBERT D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Grimes et al 13325331 - (D) HORNER 103 103 FERRELLS, PLLC MATHEW, FENN C

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1656 Ex Parte TOVI et al 13850038 - (D) LaVIER 103 Wenderoth, Lind and Ponack LLP TSAY, MARSHA M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Duan et al 13007866 - (D) SMITH 103 DAVIS, BROWN, KOEHN, SHORS & ROBERTS, P.C. TURNER, FELICIA C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Schofield et al 13453513 - (D) Per Curiam 103 Rolnik Law Firm, P.C. IBM Corp. (AUS/RCR) YUN, CARINA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Li et al 11173861 - (D) NAPPI 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD GYORFI, THOMAS A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Li et al 13314265 - (D) EVANS 103 Zebra Technologies Corporation VALDEZ, PATRICK F

2649 Ex Parte Mu et al 12243232 - (D) BAIN 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC SHERIF, FATUMA G

2877 Ex Parte Crowther 12571836 - (D) DENNETT 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. BRYANT, REBECCA CAROLE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte MacGregor et al 13316788 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 101 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP LLP ROSS, SCOTT M

3656 Ex Parte WATANABE et al 12908160 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/102/103 112(1) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LUONG, VINH

3662 Ex Parte West et al 12240259 - (D) HOELTER 103 Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (GM) SMITH, ISAAC G

Friday, January 13, 2017

boesch

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Doll et al 12757314 - (D) RANGE 103 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Ex Parte Leong et al 14345878 - (D) CHUNG 103 LADAS & PARRY LLP POTRATZ, DANIEL B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Ex Parte Noble et al 13277791 - (D) BROWNE 103 PnnnonPhillins; Pnmnanv MAYO-PINNOCK, TARA LEIGH

3685 Ex Parte Goodrich et al 13674590 - (D) MEYERS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. AGWUMEZIE, CHINEDU CHARLES

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte McLoughlin et al 13230402 - (D) HILL 103 Grable Martin Fulton PLLC HWU, DAVIS D

3745 Ex Parte Danielson et al 13109225 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. PRAGER, JESSE M

3771 Ex Parte Muellner et al 13143458 - (D) BROWNE 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. WOODWARD, VALERIE LYNN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Geraedts et al 12527715 - (D) PAK 103 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. ROLLAND, ALEX A

Stated differently, there is no dispute that Nicola, Jr. teaches that the spacing for holes on the underside of a fixed tube dispenser is a known result effective variable, i.e., a function of the output and viscosity of the chemical used. In re Boesch, 617 F.2d 272, 276 (CCPA 1980) (“[D]iscovery of an optimum value of a result effective variable.. .is ordinarily within the skill of the art”). 

Boesch, In re, 617 F.2d 272, 205 USPQ 215 (CCPA 1980) 716.02(b) 2144.05

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Olsen et al 13087736 - (D) MURPHY 112(4)/102/103 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A SMITH, RUTH S

AFFIRMED
1612 Ex Parte Gibson et al 13122596 - (D) ADAMS 103 GlaxoSmithKline WEBB, WALTER E

1616 Ex Parte Nowakowski et al 12304823 - (D) ADAMS 103 SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION LLC HOLT, ANDRIAE M

1627 Ex Parte Raboisson et al 12443190 - (D) FLAX 103 Baker & Hostetler LLP WANG, SHENGJUN

1655 Ex Parte Yang et al 13355530 - (D) SCHNEIDER 112(1)/112(2)/103 WANG & HO FIEBIG, RUSSELL G

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte HLAVINKA et al 13224785 - (D) DENNETT 103 CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY SHAH, SAMIR

2113 Ex Parte Daily et al 13671331 - (D) HOMERE 102 ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, INC / SR RIAD, AMINE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Lin et al 12472953 - (D) PINKERTON 103 FOUNTAINHEAD LAW GROUP, PC MONTOYA, OSCHTA I

2427 Ex Parte KOTECHA et al 13310052 - (D) CUTITTA 112(1) 103 VERIZON SCHNURR, JOHN R

2476 Ex Parte SHUKLA et al 12976200 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Cooley LLP Juniper Networks, Inc. CHAU, PETER P

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Umezu et al 13117468 - (D) BEAMER 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. NGUYEN, ANH TUAN V

2636 Ex Parte Cavaliere et al 12675018 - (D) CHEN 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC CURS, NATHAN M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Raley et al 10388161 - (S) MEDLOCK 112(1) 101 Reed Smith LLP ZELASKIEWICZ, CHRYSTINA E

3637 Ex Parte BRANDT et al 12962107 - (D) KORNICZKY 102/103 MICHAEL W. TAYLOR WILKENS, JANET MARIE

3671 Ex Parte Ertmer 13124878 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 MAYER & WILLIAMS PC MISA, JOAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Vistakula 12527757 - (D) O’HANLON 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP JENKINS, PHILLIP S

3747 Ex Parte Herden et al 12304087 - (D) PESLAK 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP HOANG, JOHNNY H

3765 Ex Parte Hughes et al 13170992 - (D) DOUGAL 103 CAESAR RIVISE, PC HADEN, SALLY CLINE

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Chettier et al 13364378 - (R) GRIMES 101/103 Schramm-Personal-ACT KAPUSHOC, STEPHEN THOMAS

Thursday, January 12, 2017

jacoby

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Pinkalla et al 14018097 - (D) HOELTER 103 HANLEY, FLIGHT & ZIMMERMAN, LLC JACYNA, J CASIMER

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Orthoefer et al 12711798 - (D) NAGUMO 103 103 Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood/Dow AgroSciences LLC TARAZANO, DONALD LAWRENCE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Zou 13382176 - (D) RANGE 103 Carestream Health, Inc. THOMPSON, CAMIE S

2196 Ex Parte Charters et al 10907034 - (D) NAPPI 102/103 CRGO LAW CAO, DIEM K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte HINIC 13051836 - (D) BEAMER 103 HEINZ GRETHER PC SHEPARD, JUSTIN E

2487 Ex Parte JAGANNATHAN et al 13533075 - (D) POTHIER dissenting BAUMEISTER 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED LI, TRACY Y

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte IKEDA et al 12606860 - (D) PYONIN 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC RAYAN, MIHIR K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Dillard et al 12496004 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 101/103 THOMAS I HORSTEMEYER, LLP MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

3665 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 11862395 - (D) KORNICZKY 103 Parsons Behle & Latimer KIM, KYUNG J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Desireddy et al 13458317 - (D) CAPP 103 Conley Rose, P.C. TRANE International Inc. HIDALGO-HERNANDEZ, RUTH G

An artisan must be presumed to know something about the art apart from what the references disclose. See In re Jacoby, 309 F.2d 513, 516 (CCPA 1962)

3782 Ex Parte Plourde 13192527 - (D) DOUGAL 103 McCarter & English LLP ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. ATTEL, NINA KAY

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

lantech, robertson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Tsuruta 12064677 - (D) FREDMAN 103 RICHARD ARON OSMAN FINN, MEGHAN R

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1744 Ex Parte Fuergut et al 13332737 - (D) KENNEDY 102/103 41.50 102 SLATER MATSIL, LLP HEITBRINK, TIMOTHY W

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2122 Ex Parte Chen et al 12362209 - (D) JEFFERY 103 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE P.C. Oracle International Corporation RIFKIN, BEN M

It is well settled that where, as here, a claim requires two separate elements, one element construed as having two separate functions will not suffice to meet the claim’s terms. See Lantech, Inc. v. Keip Mach. Co., 32 F.3d 542, 547 (Fed. Cir. 1994); see also In re Robertson, 169 F.3d 743, 745 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (claims requiring three separate means not anticipated by structure containing only two means using one element twice).

Lantech Inc. v. Kaufman Co. of Ohio, Inc., 878 F.2d 1446, 12 USPQ2d 1076 (Fed. Cir. 1989) 2145

Robertson, In re, 169 F.3d 743, 49 USPQ2d 1949 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2112 2114 2163 2163.07(a)

2159 Ex Parte Bolohan et al 13563465 - (D) McNEILL 103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. CONYERS, DAWAUNE A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2628 Ex Parte Dearman et al 13590750 - (D) MORGAN 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation ONYEKABA, AMY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte DIXON 13022482 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP SCHMIDT, EMILY LOUISE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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1725 Ex Parte Perkins et al 12796471 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(2)/102/103 103 41.50 103 Rutan & Tucker, LLP MERKLING, MATTHEW J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Rajagopalan et al 13755195 - (D) ENGLE 103 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise DADA, BEEMNET W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2662 Ex Parte Cote et al 13485235 - (D) MORGAN 102 103 Fletcher Yoder, PC APPLE INC. - Fletcher PHAM, QUAN L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Carrison 13777409 - (D) PESLAK 102/103 102/103 Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC SZPIRA, JULIE ANN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Desbois et al 13128502 - (D) PRAISS 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) LISTVOYB, GREGORY

1797 Ex Parte Piorek et al 13390664 - (D) HEANEY 103 NUPAT, LLC (ONDA VIA CASES) EOM, ROBERT J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2139 Ex Parte Bell et al 13767916 - (D) HOWARD 102/103 THE LAW OFFICE OF JAMES BAUDINO, PLLC IBM CORP. (AUS) NAMAZI, MEHDI

2179 Ex Parte Lalmalani et al 13653306 - (D) McNEILL 101/103 WORKMAN NYDEGGER/MICROSOFT LEVY, AMY M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2459 Ex Parte NICKOLS 13170483 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 VERIZON NGUYEN, LINH T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte LEPPĂ„NEN et al 13691201 - (D) PINKERTON 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. NEALON, WILLIAM

2667 Ex Parte HWANG et al 12416850 - (D) MORGAN 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED RAHMJOO, MANUCHEHR

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3685 Ex Parte Vadhri 12211891 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY WINTER, JOHN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Rezai et al 13781936 - (D) HOELTER 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. FLORY, CHRISTOPHER A

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Cudak et al 13339903 - (D) KENNY 101/102/103 CRGO LAW BEHNAMIAN, SHAHRIAR

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AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1625 Ex Parte NAGUIB et al 13589155 - (D) PRATS 103 41.50 103 Yousry Naguib JARRELL, NOBLE E

 (“[W]hen a patent ‘simply arranges old elements with each performing the same function it had been known to perform’ and yields no more than one would expect from such an arrangement, the combination is obvious.”) (quoting Sakraida v. Ag Pro, Inc., 425 U.S. 273 (1976)). 

Sakraida v. Ag Pro, Inc., 425 U.S. 273, 189 USPQ 449 (1979)  716.01(a) ,  2141

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3681 Ex Parte Paradies 11215598 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(2)/103 Wolfe-SBMC BRANDENBURG, WILLIAM A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Pandya 12270525 - (D) HOELTER 112(1)/112(2) 102 DAVID L. KING, SR OU, JING RUI