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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

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