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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3658 Ex Parte Kanflod et al 10539148 - (D) MEDLEY 112(2)/103 MARK P. STONE MACARTHUR, VICTOR L

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3731 Ex Parte Boukhny et al 11584996 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 ALCON SZPIRA, JULIE ANN

3742 Ex Parte Rogers 13105802 - (D) CALVE 112(2)/103 BASCH & NICKERSON LLP JENNISON, BRIAN W

3747 Ex Parte REDTENBACHER et al 13770520 - (D) MARTIN 102/103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. GIMIE, MAHMOUD

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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1756 Ex Parte Koakutsu 10508539 - (D) DELMENDO 103 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. TRINH, THANH TRUC

1797 Ex Parte Squier et al 12239449 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 103 Sheridan Ross PC GAKH, YELENA G

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte STEELE et al 13097867 - (D) WINSOR 112(1)/103 112(1) Trop, Pruner & Hu, LLP HASAN, SYED HAROON

AFFIRMED
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1724 Ex Parte Gao et al 13109054 - (D) ROSS 112(4)/103 Quinn IP Law HASKE, WOJCIECH

1764 Ex Parte Lederer et al 13379475 - (D) WILSON 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. RIETH, STEPHEN EDWARD

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2142 Ex Parte Bucciarelli et al 12712111 - (D) BAUMEISTER 112(1)/103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC NGUYEN, PHUONG H

“Before considering the rejections . . ., we must first [determine the scope of] the claims . . . .”  In re Geerdes, 491 F.2d 1260, 1262 (CCPA 1974).  We, therefore, first endeavor to determine what it means to “establish[] a plurality of categories each associated with a unique minimum bandwidth threshold,” as recited in independent claims 1 and 19.

The claim term “category” never appeared in the originally filed Specification, and Appellants’ Specification contains no disclosure of affirmatively establishing categories.  See Spec. (as filed Feb. 24, 2010).   The term was added to by way of claim amendment.  See Amendment and Response Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.111 (filed Mar. 16, 2015).  Appellants instead rely on Figures 2–4 of the Specification for support of the claimed act of establishing a plurality of categories.  See App. Br. 4–5, 9–10, and 12.  As will be explained below, however, the Specification’s disclosure associated with these figures does not support the narrow interpretation of establishing categories that Appellants urge.

2184 Ex Parte Dayka et al 12635830 - (D) HOMERE 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-IBM POUGHKEEPSIE HASSAN, AURANGZEB

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2642 Ex Parte Eskicioglu et al 13633287 - (D) CUTITTA 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT VU, QUOC THAI NGOC

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3624 Ex Parte Drew et al 11083576 - (D) KIM 101/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise CHOY, PAN G

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3777 Ex Parte Moradi et al 12227697 - (D) KINDER 103 PARTEQ Innovations IP, JASON M

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