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Friday, March 31, 2017

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Ruckart 13158749 - (D) MILLS 103 CROSE LAW LLC BROWN, COURTNEY A

1631 Ex Parte Zidan et al 13185849 - (D) LEBOVITZ 101 THOMAS I HORSTEMEYER, LLP SKIBINSKY, ANNA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1758 Ex Parte Foss 12403339 - (D) FRANKLIN 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED DANICIC, CHRISTOPHER

1777 Ex Parte TERANISHI et al 13735233 - (D) SQUIRE 102/103 BURR & BROWN, PLLC PATEL, PRANAV N

1787 Ex Parte Ryuzaki et al 13255776 - (D) DENNETT 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC HUANG, CHENG YUAN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2122 Ex Parte Jackson 11668564 - (D) MORGAN 102 41.50 101 HOFFMAN WARNTOK T T C STARKS, WILBERT L

2175 Ex Parte Lettau 11893638 - (D) STEPHENS 102 Wolfe-SBMC HO, RUAY L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Bae et al 10658545 - (D) HUGHES 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. MENDOZA, JUNIOR O

2424 Ex Parte Ling et al 13687676 - (D) CHEN 103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD TILAHUN, ALAZAR

2451 Ex Parte Xiong et al 13433827 - (D) HAMANN 103 MAYER & WILLIAMS PC HLAING, SOE MIN

2457 Ex Parte Jones et al 12523450 - (D) CURCURI 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC SHIU, HO T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Roux et al 11756756 - (D) REPKO 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER VILLENA, MARK

2683 Ex Parte Van Veghel 12532647 - (D) LENTIVECH 102 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MCCORMACK, THOMAS S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Bayerer et al 13048501 - (D) OWENS 102/103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA O TOOLE, COLLEEN J

2859 Ex Parte Seethaler et al 12539348 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC WILLIAMS, ARUN C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Hutchison et al 12795249 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 CHRISTENSEN O'CONNER JOHNSON KINDNESS PLLC OBEID, MAMON A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte Tosaya et al 12807965 - (D) REIMERS 103 41.50 112(b) Carol A. Tosaya NGUYEN, HIEN NGOC

We acknowledge that the lack of an antecedent basis for a claim term does not always render a claim indefinite.  Bose Corp. v. JBL, Inc., 274 F.3d 1354, 1359 (Fed. Cir. 2001).  In this case, however, the term is unclear because the waveguide of claim 1 is not clearly limited to any particular geometry. 

Bose Corp. v. JBL, Inc., 274 F.3d 1354, 61 USPQ2d 1216 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2173.05

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte HIRATA et al 13969928 - (D) CALVE 103 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC ALLRED, DAVID E

3669 Ex Parte Wilson et al 13608844 - (D) KORNICZKY 103 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Trimble Navigation Limited CASS, JEAN PAUL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 Ex Parte RAINEY et al 12028799 - (D) KNIGHT 112(1)/103 103 Fletcher Yoder PC Johnson Controls, Inc. DECKER, PHILLIP

3753 Ex Parte Zhang et al 13153585 - (D) MARSCHALL 103 103 Dority & Manning, PA and General Electric Company CAHILL, JESSICA MARIE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Molenda et al 13061999 - (D) MILLS 103 NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS, PA MATTISON, LORI K

1626 Ex Parte Ansmann et al 12518208 - (D) COTTA 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC/BASF OTTON, ALICIA L

1626 Ex Parte Ooms et al 13280423 - (D) MILLS 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) OTTON, ALICIA L

1644 Ex Parte Saus et al 13400831 - (D) NEW 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP HADDAD, MAHER M

1648 Ex Parte Rice et al 12581597 - (D) LaVIER 112(1) THOMPSON OORT TRN T T HORNING, MICHELLE S

1649 Ex Parte Pradeep et al 12122253 - (D) TOWNSEND 101/112(1)/103 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (Nielsen) WEIDNER, ADAM M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Quinton et al 13305803 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION TRAN, BINH X

1722 Ex Parte Hagen et al 13121967 - (D) KRATZ 102/103/double patenting Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) ANGEBRANNDT, MARTIN J

1766 Ex Parte Iwa et al 12376341 - (D) BEST 103 MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC DOLLINGER, MICHAEL M

1783 Ex Parte Thrush 11105182 - (D) KRATZ 112(1) 103 FISH & TSANG LLP LONEY, DONALD J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte BHOGAL et al 13249476 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 101/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC GLASSER, DARA J

2172 Ex Parte Tapiola et al 13614699 - (D) HUGHES 101 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD LEE, JUSTIN S

2176 Ex Parte CHOI et al 13110501 - (D) FENICK 103/double patenting SUGHRUE MION, PLLC JOSEPH, SHAWN S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2414 Ex Parte Ma et al 13673289 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Apple Inc. — FKM KO, SITHU

2485 Ex Parte Bulan et al 13441269 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER HAGHANI, SHADAN E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Uusitalo et al 13849208 - (D) HUME 102/103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation CRADDOCK, ROBERT J

2619 Ex Parte Zhao et al 13580283 - (D) STEPHENS 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. DOAN, PHUC N

2626 Ex Parte Kim et al 13607966 - (D) WINSOR 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) TAYLOR JR, DUANE N

2641 Ex Parte Basir 12701817 - (D) STEPHENS 103/double patenting CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. DOAN, KIET M

2649 Ex Parte Horihan et al 13467073 - (D) HUME 103 BAE SYSTEMS NGUYEN, SIMON

2667 Ex Parte Abraham et al 13814199 - (D) DANG 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP YANG, WEI WEN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte BERKOWITZ 12253439 - (D) HUTCHINGS 112(1)/112(2) 103 BLANK ROME LLP MILEF, ELDA G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Os et al 12886510 - (D) FINAMORE 103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP APPLE INC./BSTZ LIDDLE, JAY TRENT

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2668 Ex Parte Ruijters 13695641 - (R) BUI 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS RIVERA-MARTINEZ, GUILLERMO M

Thursday, March 30, 2017

fairwarningIP, digitech, intellectual ventures2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte Habu et al 12858960 - (D) GRIMES 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (BO) NGUYEN, QUANG

1743 Ex Parte Taxacher et al 13586930 - (D) RANGE 102/103 Hoffman Warniok T T .P MALEKZADEH, SEYED MASOUD

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2112 Ex Parte Conrad et al 13042104 - (D) STEPHENS 103 PATENT CAPITAL GROUP ALSHACK, OSMAN M

2114 Ex Parte Supplisson et al 13906376 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 THE LAW OFFICE OF JAMES BAUDINO, PLLC IBM CORP. (AUS) PATEL, JIGAR P

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2619 Ex Parte YAMASHITA et al 13476705 - (D) STRAUSS 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. HARRISON, CHANTE E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2845 Ex Parte Anderson et al 13457547 - (D) McMANUS 103 DALY, CROWLEY, MOFFORD & DURKEE, LLP RAYTHEON COMPANY MUNOZ, DANIEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Halsmer 13080696 - (D) PESLAK 112(2)/103 PRAXAIR, INC. OH, HARRY Y

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 Ex Parte Eells et al 11578284 - (D) LANEY 102/103 BGL/Cook - Chicago DUKERT, BRIAN AINSLEY

3743 Ex Parte KRAUS et al 12956988 - (D) KERINS 103 41.50 112(2) Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (Lam) RINEHART, KENNETH

3748 Ex Parte Bayrakdar et al 13636550 - (D) KERINS 102/103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC CHANG, CHING

3753 Ex Parte Elliott 12992257 - (D) LANEY 103 FLETCHER YODER (CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION) JELLETT, MATTHEW WILLIAM

3753 Ex Parte SAVLA 11956564 - (D) HOSKINS 103 William C. Boling Esq CHAUDRY, ATIF H

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Itkowitz et al 12780557 - (D) TROCK 103 103 Patent Dept. - Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. BRIER, JEFFERY A

3717 Ex Parte Okuniewicz 11033920 - (D) MURPHY 103 112(2) BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP HU, KANG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Haley 14588766 - (D) CHANG 103 CAROL NOTTENBURG BECKHARDT, LYNDSEY MARIE

1628 Ex Parte Frantz 13642576 - (D) JENKS 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY RODRIGUEZ, RAYNA B

1631 Ex Parte Kuhlmann et al 12938953 - (D) SMITH 102/103 101 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global DEJONG, ERIC S

 Our reviewing court has also made clear that abstract ideas include collecting information and analyzing that information “by steps people go through in their minds, or by mathematical algorithms.” FairWarningIP, LLC v. Iatric Sys., Inc., 839 F.3d 1089, 1093—94 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (internal citation omitted). Moreover, taking some action in response to the collected and analyzed information, without more, is also “abstract as an ancillary part of such collection and analysis.” Id. (claims directed to collecting and analyzing information to detect misuse of protected health information and “notifying a user when misuse is detected.”) Put concisely, “[w]ithout additional limitations, a process that employs mathematical algorithms to manipulate existing information to generate additional information is not patent eligible.” Digitech Image Techs., LLC v. Elecs. for Imaging, Inc., 758 F.3d 1344, 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2014). 

See also Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One, 2017 WL 900031,*5 (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2017), discussing cases in which claims reciting data manipulation steps were held to be patent ineligible as abstract ideas.

Digitech Image Tech., LLC v. Electronics for Imaging, Inc., 758 F.3d 1344, 111 USPQ2d 1717 (Fed. Cir. 2014) 2106

1671 Ex Parte Mitschke et al 13509832 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (Frankfurt office) KEYS, ROSALYND ANN

1763 Ex Parte Gidcumb et al 12877331 - (D) ROSS 103 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP GRINSTED, RONALD

1767 Ex Parte Lopitaux 13997319 - (D) RANGE 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC KOLLIAS, ALEXANDER C

1783 Ex Parte Su et al 13937958 - (D) SMITH 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC PLESZCZYNS KA, JOANNA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte FEWINS et al 13569976 - (D) STEPHENS 101/102/103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) BARRETT, RYAN S

2153 Ex Parte Arabshian et al 13834038 - (D) SIU Concurring CRAIG 101 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C./Alcatel-Lucent HTAY, LIN LIN M

As our reviewing court recently reiterated, “organizing and accessing records through the creation of an index-searchable database, includes longstanding conduct that existed well before the advent of computers and the Internet,” and patent claims have been held ineligible for reciting similar abstract concepts that merely collect, classify, or otherwise filter data. Intellectual Ventures ILLC v. Erie Indemnity Co., Nos. 2016-1128, 2016-1132, 2017 WL 900018, at *7 (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2017). Moreover, the Federal Circuit has held “[w]ithout additional limitations, a process that employs mathematical algorithms to manipulate existing information to generate additional information is not patent eligible.” Digitech Image Techs., LLC v. Elecs. for Imaging, Inc., 758 F.3d 1344, 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2014). 

Digitech Image Tech., LLC v. Electronics for Imaging, Inc., 758 F.3d 1344, 111 USPQ2d 1717 (Fed. Cir. 2014) 2106

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Dholakia et al 13231367 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP PVF — Brocade Communications Systems Inc. CUNNINGHAM, KEVIN M

2462 Ex Parte Pulnikova 12821495 - (D) MOORE 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED BANTHRONGSACK, JEFF

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2689 Ex Parte Criel et al 13062056 - (D) CURCURI 112(2)/102/103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT BARAKAT, MOHAMED

2697 Ex Parte Cruz-Hernandez 12947321 - (D) STEPHENS 112(1) 103 Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, LLP PATEL, SANJIV D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2831 Ex Parte Taghavi Nasrabadi et al 13358326 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C./Nvidia GILMAN, ALEXANDER

2842 Ex Parte Blair et al 12817869 - (D) GARRIS 103 MURPHY, BILAK & HOMILLAR/INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES O TOOLE, COLLEEN J

2881 Ex Parte Mondt et al 13810585 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V. SMITH, DAVID E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Smolinski 13552133 - (D) FISCHETTI 112(1)/101/103 DR. PULNIKOVA VALENTINA JASMIN, LYNDA C

3657 Ex Parte Crombez 12702378 - (D) CAPP 103 TUNG & ASSOCIATES SY, MARIANO ONG

3686 Ex Parte Cullen et al 12418829 - (D) MOHANTY 103 101 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP/McK PATEL, NEHA

3689 Ex Parte DICKE et al 13160910 - (D) WIEDER 103 112(1)/101 Shapiro Cohen LLP MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Hatfield 12869827 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP SZAFRAN, BRIE ANNA TARAH LARELL

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 M86 SECURITY, INC. Requester v. SYMANTEC, CORPORATION Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,366,919 et al 10/424,532 95000603 - (D) KOHUT 112(1)/103/314 41.77 112(1)/103/314 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP WILMERHALE/SYMANTEC CORPORATION SAGER, MARK ALAN origianl OKORONKWO, CHINWENDU C

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

alice, enfish, diamond1, thales

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 Ex Parte Cao et al 13675685 - (D) FLAX 101/112(2)/102/double patenting Riverside Law LLP SISSON, BRADLEY L

In analyzing patent eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Supreme Court instructs us to “first determine whether the claims at issue are directed to a patent-ineligible concept.” Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347, 2355 (2014). However, the Supreme Court “has not established a definitive rule to determine what constitutes an ‘abstract idea’” for the purposes of step one. See Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 822 F.3d 1327, 1334 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (citing Alice, 134 S. Ct at 2357). ...

Taking up the first step of the patent-eligibility analysis, we find claim 1 is not directed to an abstract idea. Per the Supreme Court’s holding in Diehr, claims are patent eligible under § 101 “when a claim containing a mathematical formula [or mental processes] implements or applies that formula in a structure or process which, when considered as a whole, is performing a function which the patent laws were designed to protect.” Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175, 192 (1981). In terms of the Alice test, the Diehr claims were directed to an improvement in the rubber curing process, not a mathematical formula or mental process and, so, not an abstract idea. See Thales Visionix Inc. v. United States, — F.3d —, 2017 WL 914618 *3 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 8, 2017).

Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int'l, 573 U.S. _, 134 S. Ct. 2347, 110 USPQ2d 1976 (2014) 2103 2106

Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175, 209 USPQ 1 (1981) 2103 2106 2107.01 2111.05

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2133 Ex Parte Goss et al 12833589 - (D) EVANS 103 Hollingsworth Davis AHMED, HAMDY S

2137 Ex Parte Syu 12607011 - (D) FISHMAN 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP (WD/HGST) CYGIEL, GARY W

2165 Ex Parte Cook et al 14053395 - (D) HAMANN 102 Fabian Vancott IBM CORPORATION HICKS, MICHAEL J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Durecu et al 12736286 - (D) KHAN 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. CHOU, ALAN S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Boldon 10342560 - (D) ZECHER 103 HP Inc. GENACK, MATTHEW W

2699 Ex Parte Koyama 12873703 - (D) EVANS 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) BALAOING, ARIEL A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2899 Ex Parte CHEN et al 13227965 - (D) GUPTA 103 NXP USA, Inc. HARRISTON, WILLIAM A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Nagwanshi et al 13407172 - (D) BROWNE 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP PATEL, KIRAN B

3664 Ex Parte Elchynski 11733349 - (D) O’HANLON 103 HONEYWELL/FOGG MANCHO, RONNIE M

3675 Ex Parte Iguchi et al 13132973 - (D) O’HANLON 102 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. KONERU, LAKSHMI S

3682 Ex Parte Cummins 11384593 - (D) LORIN 112(1)/103 41.50 101 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SITTNER, MATTHEW T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Heinrich et al 14049694 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 Covidien LP HIGHLAND, RACHEL S

3744 Ex Parte Means 13276824 - (D) BARRETT 103 TRANE, International inc. MA, KUN KAI

3775 Ex Parte Olms et al 13544160 - (D) CALVE 102/103 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK WOODALL, NICHOLAS W

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Monahan 14087705 - (D) HAMANN 103 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY LE, JESSICA N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Pirila et al 10563545 - (D) CRAIG 102/103 102/103 Core Wireless Licensing Ltd KELLEY, STEVEN SHAUN

2651 Ex Parte Nicholson et al 13612822 - (D) YAP 103 103 Bose Corporation PATEL, YOGESHKUMAR G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 Ex Parte DEIBLER 11692110 - (D) MOHANTY 112(1)/112(2)/103 112(1) David E Herron II EBERSMAN, BRUCE I

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1632 Ex Parte Marquez et al 12880113 - (D) CHANG 112(1) LOUIS VENTRE, JR WILSON, MICHAEL C

1644 Ex Parte Carmeliet et al 13785643 - (D) NEW concurring FREDMAN 112(1)/102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC GAMBEL, PHILLIP

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Rosendahl et al 13446475 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) CALL, DOUGLAS BRYANT

1756 Ex Parte ISHIGURO et al 12259525 - (D) HOUSEL 103/double patenting SUGHRUE-265550 CARLSON, KOURTNEY SALZMAN

1763 Ex Parte Takemura et al 13878471 - (D) GUEST 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. USELDING, JOHN E

1764 Ex Parte Hsu et al 13778716 - (D) ROSS 103 PPG Industries, Inc. BROOKS, KREGGT

1764 Ex Parte Watanabe et al 11816791 - (D) TIMM 102 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. KAUCHER, MARK S

1767 Ex Parte Guo et al 12347217 - (D) ROSS 103 Wiley Rein LLP SCOTT, ANGELA C

1792 Ex Parte Jensen et al 12825990 - (D) ROSS 103/double patenting OHLANDT, GREELEY, RUGGIERO & PERLE, LLP THAKUR, VIREN A

1792 Ex Parte Yamka et al 13054742 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY ZILBERING, ASSAF

1797 Ex Parte Sarkar et al 13285550 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP FRITCHMAN, REBECCA M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2124 Ex Parte Lee et al 14009907 - (D) DANG 103 HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP TRAN, MAI T

2132 Ex Parte Colglazier 13672896 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 CRGO LAW AHMED, ZUBAIR

2136 Ex Parte Duimovich et al 12767413 - (D) DANG 103 WINSTEAD P.C. IBM CORP. (WSM) WONG, NANCI N

2169 Ex Parte Jellison 12917596 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Garlick & Markison (IH) KIM, PAUL

2183 Ex Parte Knight et al 12710616 - (D) DIXON 102/103 Schiff Hardin LLP Infineon Technologies AG LINDLOF, JOHN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Kummer 11933265 - (D) HAMANN 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/EchoStar (290110) LIN, JASON K

2482 Ex Parte NAKAGAMI et al 14471108 - (D) HUME 103/double patenting Paratus Law Group, PLLC JEBARI, MOHAMMED

2484 Ex Parte DEEPAK 13209078 - (D) ELLURU 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH CHOWDHURY, NIGAR

2487 Ex Parte Vanman et al 12779564 - (D) HOFF 103 Winstead PC (IF) DIEP, NHON THANH

2491 Ex Parte Bond 12937980 - (D) HAMANN 102/103 HAMILTON, DESCANTIS & CHA (GENERAL) POPHAM, JEFFREY D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Yang et al 13125291 - (D) HAMANN 102/103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT HAMMONDS, MARCUS C

2669 Ex Parte VARONE 13867214 - (D) CURCURI 103 Slater Matsil, LLP - ST-EP SUMMERS, GEOFFREY E

2682 Ex Parte Murugesan et al 13605079 - (D) THOMAS 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES RUSHING, MARK S

2685 Ex Parte ELIAS 12333793 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA BENLAGSIR, AMINE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte YAMAZAKI et al 13315312 - (D) THOMAS 103/double patenting NIXON PEABODY, LLP NADAV, ORI

2835 Ex Parte Dittus et al 13729404 - (D) COLAIANNI 102 Streets & Steele - Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. MATEY, MICHAEL A

2838 Ex Parte VIITANEN 13523066 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(2)/103 Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP ABB Inc. SPRENGER, KEVIN H

2851 Ex Parte Fenzi et al 14300124 - (D) PER CURIAM 101/double patenting Vista IP Law Group LLP KIK, PHALLAKA

2875 Ex Parte Wollner et al 12375299 - (D) DENNETT 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY TUMEBO, TSION M

2892 Ex Parte FOONG et al 14076706 - (D) DROESCH 103 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION ARORA, AJAY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3674 Ex Parte Willberg et al 12808128 - (D) STEPINA 103 MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. DITRANI, ANGELA M

3693 Ex Parte Determan 12643514 - (D) MOHANTY 103 HONEYWELL/ORTIZ & LOPEZ HAMILTON, SARA CHANDLER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Neff 13170690 - (D) HILL 102/103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP CAVERN, JONATHAN

3746 Ex Parte Arnold et al 11946653 - (D) KORNICZKY 102/103 HONEYWELL/PANGRLE BOBISH, CHRISTOPHER S

Monday, March 27, 2017

merchant, chapman

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Riley et al 13555472 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP HELM, CARALYNNE E

We find that Appellants have the better position. “A comparison of the claimed invention with the disclosure of each cited reference to determine the number of claim limitations in common with each reference, bearing in mind the relative importance of particular limitations, will usually yield the closest single prior art reference.” In re Merchant, 575 F.2d 865, 869 (CCPA 1978).
...
Finally, we agree with Appellants that requiring a comparison with clindamycin and lecithin, where Heide does not have such an example, “would amount to requiring comparison of the results of the invention with the results of the invention.” In re Chapman, 357 F.2d 418, 422 (CCPA 1966).

Merchant, In re, 575 F.2d 865, 197 USPQ 785 (CCPA 1978) 716.02(e)

Chapman, In re, 357 F.2d 418, 148 USPQ 711 (CCPA 1966) 716.02(e)

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 Ex Parte Dogan 13423579 - (D) CASHIO 103 Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC DEL SOLE, JOSEPH S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2485 Ex Parte He et al 11539522 - (D) WINSOR 103 NXP-Huffman Law Group, P.C. LEE, Y YOUNG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Kerai 13592396 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. KHAN, OMER S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2855 Ex Parte Hoctor et al 13033896 - (D) OWENS 112(1)/112(2) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY MILLER, ROSE MARY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 Ex Parte FRIESENECKER et al 13593577 - (D) GREENHUT 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. ROERSMA, ANDREW MARK

3646 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12660025 - (D) SHAH 102/103 HolzerlPLaw, PC BURKE, SEAN P

3651 Ex Parte Bogle 13982349 - (D) GREENHUT 102 LAITRAM, L.L.C. SINGH, KAVEL

3682 Ex Parte Shahoumian et al 10157661 - (D) LORIN 103 41.50 101 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SITTNER, MATTHEW T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex Parte Hart et al 12967443 - (D) MURPHY 103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC - GM LAGUARDA, GONZALO

3747 Ex Parte NISHIDA et al 13011287 - (D) JESCHKE 103 41.50 101 CARRIER BLACKMAN AND ASSOCIATES PC LAGUARDA, GONZALO

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1678 Ex Parte Yang et al 12935413 - (D) FLAX 103 103 THOMAS I HORSTEMEYER, LLP HAQ, SHAFIQUL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Porcelli 13729675 - (D) SCANLON 103 103 Galgano IP Law PLLC DUCKWORTH, BRADLEY

3678 Ex Parte Kamibayashiyama et al 13102083 - (D) GREENHUT 103 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP WARREN, STACY N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 Ex Parte Courtney et al 12162444 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) SHEN, BIN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte De Graaf et al 12532317 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Albemarle Netherlands; R V. SLIFKA, COLIN W

1742 Ex Parte Schibsbye 13445256 - (D) DELMENDO 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION SCHIFFMAN, BENJAMIN A

1784 Ex Parte Walmsley et al 12879124 - (D) SNAY 112(1) 102/103 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP JORDAN, NICHOLAS W

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2143 Ex Parte Roman et al 13631940 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 102/103 ADELI LLP REPSHER III, JOHN T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Tiu et al 13572177 - (D) MOORE 102/103/double patenting Baker Botts L.L.P./Facebook Inc. WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2634 Ex Parte Kadous et al 13271113 - (D) STEPHENS 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED TSE, YOUNG TOI

2667 Ex Parte Truyen 13262682 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 112(a) 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS YANG, WEI WEN

2693 Ex Parte Davis et al 10452233 - (D) PYONIN 103 Paradice and Li LLP/Qualcomm EURICE, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2863 Ex Parte Han et al 13031325 - (D) OWENS 103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC CASEY, LIAM R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3653 Ex Parte Walsh et al 13407871 - (D) BAHR 103 XEROX CORPORATION CICCHINO, PATRICK D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Asprovski et al 12811272 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 41.50 102/103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier TEITELBAUM, DAVID J

3745 Ex Parte Spangler et al 11679958 - (D) BAHR 112(1) 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY DAVIS, JASON GREGORY

3763 Ex Parte LI et al 13466276 - (D) BAHR 103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP — BSC CARPENTER, WILLIAM R

3788 Ex Parte Chipping 13153619 - (D) CAPP 103/double patenting Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C. REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

Friday, March 24, 2017

gershon, smartgene

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte Rukavina et al 11652751 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 PPG Industries, Inc. LEONARD, MICHAEL L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2666 Ex Parte Serlie 13880858 - (D) JIVANI 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS DELANEY, MOLLY K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Sanders et al 10973146 - (D) BUSCH 103 103 41.50 103 Baker Botts L.L.P./Cisco Systems CHOU, ALAN S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Best et al 13773395 - (D) COTTA 103 Prismatic Law Group, PLLC ROONEY, NORA MAUREEN

See, In re Gershon, 372 F.2d 535, 538 (CCPA 1967) (“Since the alleged problem in this case was first recognized by appellants, and others apparently have not yet become aware of its existence, it goes without saying that there could not possibly be any evidence of either a long-felt need in the . . . art for a solution to a problem of dubious existence or failure of others skilled in the art who unsuccessfully attempted to solve a problem of which they were not aware.”).

Gershon, In re, 372 F.2d 535, 152 USPQ 602 (CCPA 1967) 716.02(c) 716.04

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte GODFROID et al 13924042 - (D) HASTINGS 112(b) 102/103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP TADESSE, YEWEBDAR T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Teinila et al 12164617 - (D) DIXON 102/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. OBERLY, VAN HONG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Chinen et al 13465805 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Kunzler Law Group/RSW REZA, MOHAMMAD W

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Dymetman 13572817 - (D) MacDONALD 101 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER LE, THUYKHANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Clarke et al 12571984 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Caterpillar/ Miller, Matthias & Hull LLP BELLINGER, JASON R

3654 Ex Parte Fargo et al 12377202 - (D) WARNER 103 CARLSON GASKEY & OLDS RIEGELMAN, MICHAEL A

3665 Ex Parte Arnold et al 13411389 - (D) LORIN 103 101 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

Nevertheless, as the Examiner points out, the claimed scheme is similar in character to the ranking of available therapeutic treatment regimens to guide the selection of a therapeutic treatment regimen covered by the claims at issue in SmartGene, Inc. v. Advanced Biological Labs., SA, 555 F. App'x 950 (Fed. Cir.), cert, denied, 135 S. Ct. 58, 190 L. Ed. 2d 32 (2014). There the court found “the mental steps of comparing new and stored information and using rules to identify medical options” to be an abstract idea.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

microsoft2, merck3

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1657 Ex Parte Aftab et al 12377556 - (D) COTTA 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC SINGH, SATYENDRA K

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte SMITH 11761031 - (D) McGRAW 103 Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC WATTS, JENNA A

We agree with Appellant. The broadest reasonable interpretation does not mean the broadest possible interpretation. See Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., 789 F.3d 1292, 1298 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (stating that although claim terms must be given their broadest reasonable interpretation, the interpretation must still be reasonable). The claims do not recite “maintaining” a given throwback distance; rather the claim recites “adjustably maintaining” the throwback distance. The Examiner’s construction of “adjustably maintaining the throwback distance substantially constant” that covers a method where the throwback distance cannot be adjusted during printing would render the term “adjustably” superfluous and is unreasonable. See Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., 395 F.3d 1364, 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (rejecting a proposed claim construction that would render claim terms superfluous).

Merck & Co., Inc., v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., 395 F.3d 1364, 73 USPQ2d 1641 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2111.01

1799 Ex Parte Hofstadler 13255064 - (D) DENNETT 103 Casimir Jones, S.C. BOWERS, NATHAN ANDREW

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte Erl 11879820 - (D) SILVERMAN 102/103 LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP ALHIJA, SAIF A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Whitmarsh et al 13459657 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HP Inc. HARRIS, KEARAS

2696 Ex Parte OH 13761022 - (D) EVANS 112(1)/103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP LUBIT, RYAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte Bittar 12526552 - (D) BROWNE 103 Iselin Law PLLC (HAL) BEMKO, TARAS P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Schramm et al 12617672 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(1)/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP APPLE INC./BSTZ HILLERY, NATHAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Leng 13637116 - (D) HOWARD 103 102/103 LEE & HAYES, PLLC ORTIZ DITREN, BELIX M

2167 Ex Parte Moroney et al 13754287 - (D) CUTITTA 102 102 41.50 112(2) HP Inc. PHAM, MICHAEL

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte WOO et al 13006644 - (D) MILLS 112(2)/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY KARPINSKI, LUKE E

1662 Ex Parte Tissot-Lecuelle et al 11992113 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 ARENT FOX LLP KUBELIK, ANNE R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Wilt et al 13355721 - (D) HAGY 103 HONEYWELL/LKGlobal AHMED, ZUBAIR

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Majd et al 13335108 - (D) DIXON 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. / Vonage KASSIM, KHALED M

2489 Ex Parte Bertin et al 13466391 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY KIR, ALBERT

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Reeves et al 12262357 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. HICKS, CHARLES V

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Tuchman et al 13213002 - (D) FETTING 101/112(2)/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN YOUNG, ASHLEY YA-SHEH

3682 Ex Parte Prus et al 12582412 - (D) WORTH 103 WARNER NORCROSS & JUDD LLP SITTNER, MATTHEW T

3683 Ex Parte ETCHEGOYEN 13707840 - (D) DIXON 103 41.50 101 Uniloc USA Inc. GARCIA-GUERRA, DARLENE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Kang et al 12744730 - (D) WORTH 112(1)/103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) LEO, LEONARD R

3764 Ex Parte Leier et al 13341987 - (D) KORNICZKY 112(2)/103 OLYMPIC PATENT WORKS PLLC JALALZADEH ABYAN, SHILA

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2657 Ex Parte Lakshmanan et al 13021470 - (R) MCCARTNEY 102 CRGO LAW NEWAY, SAMUEL G