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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Singhal 13421620 - (D) KINDER 102/103 TARA CHAND SINGHAL SZPIRA, JULIE ANN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1639 Ex Parte Beckers et al 13148070 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS SMITH, JONAH

We do not find this argument persuasive because claim 15 is drawn to an apparatus, not a method for forming a substrate, and because claim 15 does not require a “uniform” material as in claim 1. “In determining validity of a product-by-process claim, the focus is on the product and not the process of making it.” Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., 580 F.3d 1340, 1369 (Fed.Cir. 2009). The process of making is only relevant “if the process by which a product is made imparts ‘structural and functional differences’ distinguishing the claimed product from the prior art” Greenliant Systems, Inc. v. Xicor LLC, 692 F.3d 1261, 1268 (Fed. Cir.2012).

Here, Appellants do not identify any structural or functional differences that result from the process of injection molding relative to the microfluidic device with microchannels rendered obvious by Huang and Sibarani (FF 5—10).

Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., 580 F.3d 1340, 92 USPQ2d 1289 (Fed. Cir. 2009) 2113

Greenliant Systems, Inc. v. Xicor LLC, 692 F.3d 1261, 103 USPQ2d 1951 (Fed. Cir. 2012) 1412.02

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Aylor et al 13507607 - (D) McCOLLUM 102/103 Robert B. Aylor HEYER, DENNIS

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Jiang et al 13113264 - (D) PRAISS 112(1) 103 Matheson Keys Daffer & Kordzik PLLC LUK, VANESSA TIBAY

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2656 Ex Parte Binder 12358551 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 112(1) 112(1)/102/103 May Patents Ltd. c/o Dorit Shem-Tov WOO, STELLA L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Cohen et al 11942188 - (D) FETTING 103 Walder Intellectual Property Law (END) OFORI-AWUAH, MAAME

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