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Monday, October 23, 2017

SIBIA, ormco, kotzab, fritch

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Vial et al 12991506 - (D) FLAX 103 Winston & Strawn LLP HIRT, ERIN E

A claim can be obvious even where all of the claimed features are not found in specific prior art references, where “there is a showing of a suggestion or motivation to modify the teachings of [the prior art] to the claimed invention.” SIBIA Neurosciences, Inc. v. Cadus Pharm. Corp., 225 F.3d 1349,1356 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (concluding that patent would have been obvious in light of teachings in prior art which provided motivation and suggestion to modify existing techniques to arrive at method in question).

Ormco Corp. v. Align Tech., Inc., 463 F.3d 1299, 1307 (Fed. Cir. 2006).

However, “[e]ven when obviousness is based on a single prior art reference, there must be a showing of a suggestion or motivation to modify the teachings of that reference.” In re Kotzab, 217 F.3d 1365, 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2000).

“The mere fact that the prior art may be modified in the manner suggested by the Examiner does not make the modification obvious unless the prior art suggested the desirability of the modification.” In re Fritch, 972 F.2d 1260, 1266 (Fed. Cir. 1992).

1631 Ex Parte SHIOYAMA et al 13217338 - (D) MILLS 101 SUGHRUE-265550 LIN, JERRY

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2626 Ex Parte Raffa et al 13834262 - (D) PINKERTON 103 International IP Law Group, P.L.L.C. CASAREZ, BENJAMIN X.

2627 Ex Parte Murarka et al 13705384 - (D) SILVERMAN 102 Baker Botts L.L.P./Facebook Inc. DAVIS, DAVID DONALD

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Ex Parte Greenspan et al 12657725 - (D) BROWNE 112(1)/102/103 HolzerlPLaw, PC O'CONNOR, MARSHALL P

3662 Ex Parte DUNKELBERGER et al 12852159 - (D) HOMERE 102 ANDREWS KURTH KENYON LLP ALSOMIRI, MAJDI A

3747 Ex Parte Pingen et al 13451401 - (D) SHAH 103 MCCOY RUSSELL LLP AMICK, JACOB M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Cohen 12471557 - (D) KAISER 112(1)/103 103 URI COHEN SMITH, BRADLEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Xu 13066827 - (D) O’HANLON 103 103 HONEYWELL/GRIECCI MCCAFFREY, KAYLA M

3745 Ex Parte Xu 13066838 - (D) O’HANLON 103 103 HONEYWELL/GRIECCI MCCAFFREY, KAYLA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Iwamoto et al 14098037 - (D) RANGE 103 Cheng Law Group, PLLC ROBINSON, ELIZABETH A

1787 Ex Parte Voge et al 13576143 - (D) KRATZ 103/double patenting Cozen O'Connor SHAH, SAMIR

1788 Ex Parte Bartusiak et al 14234074 - (D) GARRIS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY DESAI, ANISH P

1793 Ex Parte Palav et al 12590521 - (D) GUPTA 103 FAY SHARPE LLP MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Sela et al 12775956 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 BGL/ MERCADO, RAMON A

2132 Ex Parte Wade et al 14286443 - (D) MacDONALD 112(4)/103 Setter Roche LLP AHMED, ZUBAIR

2164 Ex Parte Dietz et al 11255143 - (D) THOMAS 103 IBM CORPORATION OHBA, MELLISSA M

2182 Ex Parte Guillemin et al 13543673 - (D) HAGY 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/ST (EP ORIGINATING) MEHTA, JYOTI

2185 Ex Parte BERENBAUM 13004890 - (D) DIXON 112(1) 103 Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC ZAMAN, FAISAL M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Chia-Chen 12262598 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP SHIBRU, HELEN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2865 Ex Parte Singh et al 13173139 - (D) INGLESE 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY QUIGLEY, KYLE ROBERT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Lakshminarayanan et al 13623697 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY MILLER, ALAN S

3637 Ex Parte Watts 13827342 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 Pearne and Gordon, LLP AYRES, TIMOTHY MICHAEL

3641 Ex Parte Ehmig et al 13936911 - (D) KAUFFMAN 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB ELDRED, JOHN W

3684 Ex Parte Sanguinetti 13966215 - (D) KIM 101 P&T LAW, APC STOPP, COURTNEY L

3686 Ex Parte Baronov et al 13826441 - (D) SCHOPFER 101 Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP GO, JOHN P

3696 Ex Parte Jayaram et al 13622967 - (D) SHAH 101 The Law Office of James Baudino, PLLC PATEL, JAGDISH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte PELISSIER et al 12188191 - (D) GRIMES 103 DRIGGS, HOGG, DAUGHERTY & DEL ZOPPO CO., L.P.A. COOK, CHRISTOPHER L

3778 Ex Parte Hwang et al 13435248 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. DITMER, KATHRYN ELIZABETH

3788 Ex Parte Benedetti et al 12095475 - (D) STEPINA 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC GRANO, ERNESTO ARTURIO

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 Ex parte TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8793181 et al 13659050 90013558 - (D) SIU 103 Polsinelli PC Special Reexam Group Third Party Requester: SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL REICHLE, KARIN M original WONG, ERIC TAK WAI

Thursday, October 19, 2017

verdegaal, wasica, verve

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Schein et al 12551422 - (D) McCARTNEY 102 Haley Guiliano LLP HAILU, TADESSE

“A claim is anticipated only if each and every element as set forth in the claim is found, either expressly or inherently described, in a single prior art reference.” Verdegaal Bros. v. Union Oil Co. of Cal., 814 F.2d 628, 631 (Fed. Cir. 1987). The reference must “describe the claimed invention with sufficient precision and detail to establish that the subject matter existed in the prior art.” Wasica Fin. GmbHv. Cont’l Auto. Sys., Inc., 853 F.3d 1272, 1284 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (quoting Verve, LLC v. Crane Cams, Inc., 311 F.3d 1116, 1120 (Fed. Cir. 2002)).

Verdegaal Bros. v. Union Oil Co. of California, 814 F.2d 628, 2 USPQ2d 1051 (Fed. Cir. 1987) 2131

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Wang et al 12428625 - (D) HUME 103 ARRIS Enterprises. LLC HASAN, SYED Y

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Jordan et al 13589628 - (D) PINKERTON 102/103 BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION ENGLISH, ALECIA DIANE

2642 Ex Parte Van Der Velde et al 10552295 - (D) PARVIS 103 ERICSSON INC. SCHWARTZ, JOSHUA L

2666 Ex Parte Lohse et al 13306470 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(2)/102/103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. THIRUGNANAM, GANDHI

2691 Ex Parte Cho 13178305 - (D) THOMAS 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP and LG Display Co., Ltd. PARK, SANGHYUK

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Welter 12810828 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Foley & Lardner LLP TUMEBO, TSION M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3683 Ex Parte LU 12686162 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook MEINECKE DIAZ, SUSANNA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte Hoerr et al 11914945 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 Parker Highlander PLLC LONG, SCOTT

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte HÅKANSSON et al 13469799 - (D) McMANUS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC ZHAO, XIAO SI

1788 Ex Parte Dhodapkar et al 12677215 - (D) KENNEDY 103 The Dow Chemical Company/Dinsmore & Shohl LLP FERRE, ALEXANDRE F

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2665 Ex Parte Kadoury et al 14002132 - (D) SHAW 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS PATEL, NIRAV G

2689 Ex Parte Aggarwal et al 12395669 - (D) PYONIN 101/112(1)/112(2)/103 DR. ABHINAV AGGARWAL HUNNINGS, TRAVIS R

2691 Ex Parte Teraguchi et al 13403063 - (D) BUSCH 112(1)/102/103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (DC) LINGARAJU, NAVIN B

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Maithel et al 11052883 - (D) MOHANTY 103 101 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC STERRETT, JONATHAN G

3624 Ex Parte Cook et al 13426674 - (D) MOHANTY 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (ACCENTURE) COUPE, ANITA YVONNE

3624 Ex Parte Gvirtsman et al 12867107 - (D) HUTCHINGS 101/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SCHEUNEMANN, RICHARD N

3625 Ex Parte Kopelman et al 14015724 - (D) FETTING 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY AIRAPETIAN, MILA

3645 Ex Parte Eick et al 13289646 - (D) WOODS 103 ConocoPhillips Company LOBO, IAN J

3669 Ex Parte TAVA 13896883 - (D) DIXON 102 CROWELL & MORING LLP KHATIB, RAMI

3677 Ex Parte Elkasevic et al 13470449 - (D) CHERRY 103 BSH Home Appliances Corporation MORGAN, EMILY M

3691 Ex Parte HAMILTON et al 12651759 - (D) MOHANTY 103 101 ALSTON & BIRD LLP AKINTOLA, OLABODE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Gingher 14045547 - (D) HOFFMANN 101 ROBERT GINGHER LANEAU, RONALD

3754 Ex Parte Waugh et al 13248756 - (D) BROWNE 112(4)/103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. WEISS, NICHOLAS J

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

enfish

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2693 Ex Parte Shepelev et al 13009606 - (D) HOWARD 103 Osha Liang LLP/Synaptics DAVIS, TONY O

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Rizika et al 13775704 - (D) INGLESE 103 NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP FERGUSON SAMRETH, MARISSA LIANA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Harshbarger et al 12751120 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER LLP BOYCE, ANDRE D

3646 Ex Parte Benninghofen et al 13380397 - (D) HOFFMANN 101 CROWELL & MORING LLP MCGUE, FRANK J

In Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 822 F.3d 1327 (Fed. Cir. 2016), for example, the court noted that “[s]oftware can make non abstract improvements to computer technology just as hardware improvements can[.]” Enfish at 1335. The court put the question as being “whether the focus of the claims is on [a] specific asserted improvement in computer capabilities ... or, instead, on a process that qualifies as an ‘abstract idea’ for which computers are invoked merely as a tool.” Id. at 1335—36. In Enfish, the court found that the “plain focus of the claims” there was on “an improvement to computer functionality itself, not on economic or other tasks for which a computer is used in its ordinary capacity.” Id. at 1336.

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Mishima 14402136 - (D) INGLESE 103 112(2)/103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. LEBRON, BENJAMIN L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Woehrle et al 13704610 - (D) DENNETT 102/103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP CULLEN, SEAN P

1745 Ex Parte Broad 12851569 - (D) OWENS 102/103 112(2) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY MAZUMDAR, SONYA

1764 Ex Parte Golchert et al 13058364 - (D) McMANUS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. REDDY, KARUNA P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte Bilinski et al 14059550 - (D) NAPPI 103 Morris & Kamlay LLP / 030120 CHOI, DAVID E

2182 Ex Parte Guillemin et al 13543673 - (D) HAGY 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/ST (EP ORIGINATING) MEHTA, JYOTI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Farahat et al 13185969 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 112(1)/101 BGL/Yahoo Holdings MUNSON, PATRICIA H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Partanen et al 13879412 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) 112(1)/112(2)/112(4) Intrinsic Law Corp. SMITH, RUTH S

3761 Ex Parte Austin et al 13567630 - (D) HOELTER 103 Simpson & Simpson, PLLC TOWNSEND, GUY K

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

textron, K-2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Lee et al 13391080 - (D) KENNEDY 102 Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC TRAN, LIEN THUY

Although we agree with the Examiner that the disputed limitation is a functional limitation, to the extent that functional limitations imply structure, they cannot be ignored. See, e.g., Textron Innovations Inc. v. Am. Eurocopter Corp., 498 F. App’x 23, 28 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (“In certain circumstances functional language may be used to add limitations to an apparatus claim.”) (citing K-2 Corp. v. Salomon S.A., 191 F.3d 1356, 1363 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“[T]he functional language tells us something about the structural requirements . . . .”)). By its plain language, claim 3 requires a rotating unit that is structurally capable of “rotating] a dumpling wrapper cut by the cutting unit relative to a dumpling die,” such as the rotating unit described by the Appellants’ Specification. See, e.g., Spec. 10:5-11; Fig. 7.

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Souparis et al 13522796 - (D) McMILLIN 103 41.50 112(2) BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. SUN, HAI TAO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Foster et al 14038437 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Google) WHITTINGTON, JESS

3691 Ex Parte Wooldridge et al 14157462 - (D) FETTING 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SV) PRESTON, JOHN O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Nutaro et al 13406040 - (D) FREDMAN 103 HONEYWELL/LKGlobal BERHANU, ETSUB D

3742 Ex Parte Donarski et al 13316651 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 SINGH, AMIT K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2182 Ex Parte SEO et al 14606240 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 112(2)/102/103 41.50 112(2) F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC VICARY, KEITH E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Libbus et al 13792805 - (D) NEWMAN 102/103 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC ALTER MORSCHAUSER, ALYSSA MARGO

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Bauman et al 14068747 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103/double patenting MYERS BIGEL, P.A. HAGHIGHATIAN, MINA

1626 Ex Parte Wang et al 13831706 - (D) SMITH 103 FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP RODRIGUEZ-GARCIA, VALERIE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2495 Ex Parte Gladwin et al 13919210 - (D) HUME 103/double patenting Garlick & Markison (IBM) ZHU, ZHIMEI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte Ozbek 11574130 - (D) TROCK 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP XAVIER, ANTONIO J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte van Diggelen et al 12026915 - (D) CUTITTA 103 112(1) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3628 Ex Parte Rosalik 13273309 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/103 Cantor Colburn LLP-General Motors TALLMAN, BRIAN A

3662 Ex Parte Moore et al 13632085 - (D) SHAW 103 DLA Piper LLP (US) PATEL, SHARDUL D

3665 Ex Parte Koll et al 13896684 - (D) FETTING 101/double patenting Blueshift IP LLC SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

3685 Ex Parte Khanna et al 11618309 - (D) FETTING 112(1) 101/103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GROUP LLC KIM, STEVEN S

3686 Ex Parte Wang 12634009 - (D) FETTING 103 Blairtech Solution LLC NG, JONATHAN K

3688 Ex Parte Blagg et al 11956256 - (D) FETTING 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP STIBLEY, MICHAEL R

3691 Ex Parte Boberski et al 13707185 - (D) WIEDER 101 Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC/CME POINVIL, FRANTZY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Daniel 13440623 - (D) FETTING 102/103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN NORTON, JOHN J

3746 Ex Parte Burton et al 12404443 - (D) CALVE 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. OMGBA, ESSAMA

Friday, October 13, 2017

miller

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte HORWITZ et al 13053726 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADELLLP PHAM, TUAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 Ex Parte Colagiovanni 13445875 - (D) ENGLE 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP MONFELDT, SARAH M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Ohishi et al 12995479 - (D) JESCHKE 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ROSE, ROBERT A

3745 Ex Parte Lord et al 13721095 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY LEGENDRE, CHRISTOPHER RYAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Burns 13787640 - (D) WOODS 112(2)/103 103 Fletcher Yoder PC (CFTI) BARRERA, JUAN C

In contesting the rejection, Appellant argues that although the claims “do not specify which passage communicates with the third outlet, . . . this is a matter of claim breadth rather than indefiniteness [and that the] breadth of a claim should not be equated with indefiniteness.”  Appeal Br. 7 (citing In re Miller, 441 F.2d  689, 693 (CCPA 1971)). 

Miller, In re, 441 F.2d 689, 169 USPQ 597 (CCPA 1971) 2173.04

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Talor 11625202 - (D) MAJORS 112(1) HAHN & VOIGHT PLLC DIBRINO, MARIANNE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex Parte Lenhard et al 13825553 - (D) PRAISS 112(6)/112(2)/103 Hach Company BERKELEY, EMILY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Murata 14275313 - (D) THOMAS 103/double patenting STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. TRUONG, LECHI

2498 Ex Parte Hay et al 14487405 - (D) HUME 102/103/double patenting Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC WALIULLAH, MOHAMMED

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Varoglu et al 13657606 - (D) THOMAS 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. VO, NGUYEN THANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte GOUJON et al 12169401 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 WestemGeco L.L.C. LOBO, IAN J

3686 Ex Parte Ogilvie 11203732 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 John Ogilvie LUBIN, VALERIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte BENGTSON et al 12181362 - (D) WARNER 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 DODSON, JUSTIN C

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

vas-cath, lukach

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte ENGH-HALSTVEDT et al 13459347 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. LI, SIDNEY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2855 Ex Parte Pan et al 13672117 - (D) OWENS 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - Applied Materials KAPLAN VERBITSKY, GAIL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Boudreaux et al 13232401 - (D) HORNER 103 FROST BROWN TODD LLC LONG, ROBERT FRANKLIN

3744 Ex Parte Globerman et al 11561969 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP CRENSHAW, HENRY T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Potineni et al 13415562 - (D) COURTENAY 103 103 HONEYWELL/WOOD PHILLIPS GAO, JING

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Goldenberg et al 13617059 - (D) LaVIER 112(1) 112(1)/102/103/double patenting Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP SCHWADRON, RONALD B

There is a “subtle distinction between a written description adequate to supports claim under § 112 and a written description sufficient to anticipate its subject matter under § 102(b).” Vas-Cath Inc. v. Mahurkar, 935 F.2d 1555, 1562 (Fed. Cir. 1991). To wit, “the description of a single embodiment of broadly claimed subject matter constitutes a description of the invention for anticipation purposes” even if “the same information in a specification might not alone be enough to provide a description of that invention for purposes of adequate disclosure.” Id. (quoting In re Lukach, 442 F.2d 967, 970 (CCPA 1971)).

Vas-Cath, Inc. v. Mahurkar, 935 F.2d 1555, 19 USPQ2d 1111 (Fed. Cir. 1991)  1504.20 ,   2152.02(b) ,   2161 ,   2161.01 ,   2163 ,  2163.02 ,  2164 ,  2181

Lukach, In re, 442 F.2d 967, 169 USPQ 795 (CCPA 1971) 211.05 2152.02(b) 2163 2163.05

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 Ex Parte NISHIKAWA et al 13630436 - (D) HEANEY 103 BGL WHATLEY, BENJAMIN R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2114 Ex Parte Fischer 14097290 - (D) HOWARD 102/103 TERADATA US, INC. CHU, GABRIEL L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Bastide et al 13900238 - (D) CUTITTA 103/double patenting Fabian Vancot IBM CORPORATION NGANKAM, PATRICK F

2454 Ex Parte Bastide et al 13898342 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Fabian Vancot IBM CORPORATION NGANKAM, PATRICK F

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Luce 13229263 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 101/102 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP PAULSON, SHEETAL R.

3626 Ex Parte VAN ARKEL et al 13536489 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 VERIZON PAULS, JOHN A

3632 Ex Parte Duperron 14247569 - (D) DIXON 103 Endurance Law Group, PLC MARSH, STEVEN M

3661 Ex Parte Bertosa et al 13872743 - (D) DIXON 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP KONG, SZE-HON

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Middleton 13659625 - (D) JESCHKE 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP JELLETT, MATTHEW WILLIAM

3761 Ex Parte Shao et al 13229195 - (D) HORNER 103 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. ZALUKAEVA, TATYANA

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beachcombers

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Green et al 12378260 - (D) HASTINGS 103 CABOT CORPORATION MANGOHIG, THOMAS A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Martin et al 11970005 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR, LLP HUPCZEY, JR, RONALD JAMES

3743 Ex Parte Kohlrusch et al 13256474 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC NGUYEN, BAO D

3777 Ex Parte Köhler et al 14005060 - (D) FLAX 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS HOFFMAN, JOANNE M

 A claim construction that results in a dependent claim having the same scope as the independent claim from which it depends, and which thus renders the dependent claim superfluous, is “presumptively unreasonable.” Beachcombers, Int’lInc. v. WildeWood Creative Prods., Inc., 31 F.3d 1154, 1162 (Fed. Cir. 1994).

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Thiagarajan et al 11668732 - (D) IPPOLITO 103 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP IHEZIE, JOSHUA K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Lu et al 12975885 - (D) ADAMS 103 DILWORTH & BARRESE, LLP NIELSEN, THOR B

1619 Ex Parte SALAMONE et al 14504079 - (D) FREDMAN 103 DUANE MORRIS LLP (prev. Boca Raton) ALAWADI, SARAH

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1718 Ex Parte Thompson et al 13617082 - (D) HASTINGS 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC/AMT TUROCY, DAVID P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2463 Ex Parte Jung et al 14325276 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP CROMPTON, CHRISTOPHER R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte GEAGHAN 13713022 - (D) SHAW 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY STEPP JONES, SHAWNA T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Hickey et al 10003471 - (D) LORIN 101/103 MICHAEL O. SCHEINBERG BOVEJA, NAMRATA

3682 Ex Parte Smith et al 11743103 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 Rutan & Tucker, LLP BOVEJA, NAMRATA