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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

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