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Friday, February 24, 2017

bascom

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Kimura et al 12714696 - (D) ROSS 103 BURR & BROWN, PLLC IP, SIKYIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2458 Ex Parte Mayer et al 13148018 - (D) HOMERE 103 Mintz Levin/Nokia Technologies Oy RAHMAN, SM AZIZUR

2485 Ex Parte Yu et al 12047837 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 LEE & HAYES, PLLC LEE, Y YOUNG

2495 Ex Parte Johnson 12057442 - (D) MacDONALD 102 Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC Verint Systems, Inc. DEBNATH, SUMAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2693 Ex Parte Ryu 13105823 - (D) WINSOR 103 ROBERT E. BUSHNELL & LAW FIRM EURICE, MICHAEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Chik 10229570 - (D) FETTING 112(1)/112(2)/103 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

3623 Ex Parte Zernik et al 12300494 - (D) SILVERMAN 101/103 Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP ANDERSON, FOLASHADE

See Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC, 827 F.3d 1341, 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (“The inventive concept inquiry requires more than recognizing that each claim element, by itself, was known in the art. . . . [A]n inventive concept can be found in the non-conventional and non-generic arrangement of known, conventional pieces.”)

3646 Ex Parte Ahlfeld et al 12657736 - (D) OSINSKI 103 HolzerlPLaw, PC MCGUE, FRANK J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Arnold 13465389 - (D) HORNER 102/103 HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER LLP SUTTON, ANDREW W

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Frantz et al 14201009 - (D) McGEE 102/103 103 NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY DEO, DUY VU NGUYEN

1757 Ex Parte Srinivasan et al 12469441 - (D) HOUSEL 103 112(1) DARDI & HERBERT, PLLC BARTON, JEFFREY THOMAS

1761 Ex Parte WEI et al 13157665 - (D) HASTINGS 112(1) 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY MRUK, BRIAN P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2412 Ex Parte Zhang et al 13698407 - (D) SIU 103 103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. PHUNKULH, BOB A

2455 Ex Parte Brown 12011843 - (D) REPKO 103 103 Christopher P. Maiorana, P.C. YU, XIANG

2492 Ex Parte Strub et al 11324648 - (D) KOHUT 103 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. ALMEIDA, DEVIN E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2872 Ex Parte Neitz et al 13141161 - (D) KENNEDY 103 102 OLYMPIC PATENT WORKS PLLC TALLMAN, ROBERT E

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2458 Ex Parte AMANO 13438714 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC RAHMAN, SM AZIZUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Reynolds 13034687 - (D) TROCK 103 SYNAPTICS C/O WAGNER BLECHER LLP RAYAN, MIHIR K

2646 Ex Parte Mintz et al 13973488 - (D) HOMERE 103 MOSFR TAROADA / VON A OF HOT DTNOS OORP AFSHAR, KAMRAN

2673 Ex Parte Ayash et al 13216366 - (D) KHAN 103 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTE RUDOLPH, VINCENT M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Taylor et al 13285762 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 BRINKS GILSON & LIONE BGL/Alticor CHAMPAGNE, LUNA

3686 Ex Parte Kishon et al 12981621 - (D) FETTING 103 NAOMT ASSTA REYES, REGINALD R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Lee et al 12821005 - (D) OSINSKI 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WEOSSNER/BSC DINGA, ROLAND

Thursday, February 23, 2017

klosak

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Li 13942906 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Eschweilers & Associates, L.L.C. GATES, BRADFORD M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Arora et al 13562756 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HP Inc. YUN, CARINA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Noldus et al 13376471 - (D) BARRY 103 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC MOBIN, HASANUL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Allen 12326331 - (D) BROWNE 103 103 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. KIRSCH, ANDREW THOMAS

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Ryther et al 12816016 - (D) RANGE 103 McKee, Voorhees & Sease P.L.C. ATTN: Ecolab Inc ASDJODI, MOHAMMADREZA

“[I]t is not enough to show that results are obtained which differ from those obtained in the prior art: that difference must be shown to be an unexpected difference.” In re Klosak, 455 F.2d 1077, 1080 (CCPA 1972).

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Ma et al 11620876 - (D) HUME 103 DLA Piper LLP (US) PAN, PHOEBE X

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Piard et al 12412313 - (D) KUMAR 103 Garlick & Markison (IH) LIN, JASON K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex Parte Fritsch et al 12096228 - (D) HOELTER 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP KONG, SZE-HON

 See In re Chu, 66 F.3d 292, 298-99 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (“design choice” is appropriate where the applicant fails “to set forth any reasons why the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art would result in a different function or give unexpected results”) [citing In re Rice, 341 F.2d 309 (CCPA 1965) (“Appellants have failed to show that the change [in the claimed invention] as compared to [the reference], result in a difference in function or give unexpected results”)].

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 ANVIL INTERNATIONAL, LLC. Requester, Appellant v. VICTALIC COMPANY Patent Owner, Respondent Ex Parte 7712796 et al 11/485,921 95001880 - (D) SONG 102 103 41.77 102/103 OLIFF PLC PATENT OWNER Taylor English Duma LLP ENGLISH, PETER C original BOCHNA, DAVID

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

farrenkopf

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Augesky 13513033 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Cozen O'Connor AHMAD, SHAHZEB K

Although one of ordinary skill in the art might not be deterred from making a design modification due to an increase in cost or complexity (see In re Farrenkopf, 713 F.2d 714, 718 (Fed. Cir. 1983)), the ordinary artisan certainly would weigh such drawbacks against the benefits of making the modification. We agree with Appellant that the Examiner has not explained how the proposed modification of Kuwabara’s Figure 4 embodiment provides a benefit or solution to a problem that is not addressed adequately by the Figure 4 embodiment. 

Farrenkopf, In re, 713 F.2d 714, 219 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2145

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Grunert et al 12290485 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LU, JIPING

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte HOLAHAN 13025882 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C. JONES, DAMERON LEVEST

1625 Ex Parte BETTONI et al 13852234 - (D) MILLS 103 Silvia Salvadori, P.C. O DELL, DAVID K

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte D’SILVA et al 12754461 - (D) DELMENDO 102/103 JOHNS MANVILLE CHRISS, JENNIFER A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Johnston et al 13931967 - (D) YAP 102/103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. JAKOVAC, RYAN J

2454 Ex Parte Nguyen 13673408 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Fish & Richardson P.C. (Blackberry) HACKENBERG, RACHEL J

Monday, February 20, 2017

abbvie2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Downey et al 12565839 - (D) GRIMES 112(1)/102/103 MENDELSOHN DUNLEAVY, P.C. NEGIN, RUSSELL SCOTT

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte Kido et al 13392330 - (D) BEST 103 WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP CAI, WENWEN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte MANNARSWAMY et al 12642544 - (D) PINKERTON 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise BARTELS, CHRISTOPHER A.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Knox et al 13172919 - (D) STRAUSS 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C JOSHI, SURAJM

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Shadeck et al 13799233 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA, PLLC MDT SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES MATTERS DANG, ANH TIEU

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2413 Ex Parte G. Santos et al 13599803 - (D) YAP 103 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise LOU, PEIAN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1624 Ex Parte Singh et al 12487486 - (D) SMITH double patenting McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP BALASUBRAMANIAN, VENKATARAMAN

An obviousness-type double patenting analysis is generally analogous to an obviousness analysis under 35 U.S.C. § 103. See, e.g., Abbvie Inc. v. Mathilda and Terence Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology Trust, 764 F.3d 1366, 1378—79 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (citing cases).

1637 Ex Parte Laitala et al 11252851 - (D) COTTA 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC CHUNDURU, SURYAPRABHA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1766 Ex Parte IIJIMA et al 14287492 - (D) ROSS 101 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. DOLLINGER, MICHAEL M

1777 Ex Parte Lim et al 13121006 - (D) McGEE 103 JWIP & Patent Services, LLC MENON, KRISHNAN S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Blom 13099978 - (D) FETTING 112(2) 101/102 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. REFAI, SAM M

Friday, February 17, 2017

biosig

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Coldicott et al 12605635 - (D) GREENHUT 103 Brown & Michaels, PC (END) SUGENT, JAMES F

3729 Ex Parte BANSHAK et al 13273437 - (D) HOFFMANN 102 WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION KIM, PAUL D

3744 Ex Parte Kronen 13349156 - (D) PESLAK 103 41.50 112(2) BARLOW, JOSEPHS & HOLMES, LTD. HWU, DAVIS D

3764 Ex Parte FREDERICK 13442369 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 James Ray & Associates Intellectual Property, LLC ATKINSON, GARRETT K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1758 Ex Parte KIM et al 13660292 - (D) OGDEN 102/103 103 Okamoto & Benedicto LLP MEKHLIN, ELI S

3737 Ex Parte Burg et al 13281001 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 112(2) Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, PLLC (Medtronic Surgical Technologies) SIRIPURAPU, RAJEEV P

It is true that when a “word of degree” is used in a claim, the claim is not indefinite when the Specification provides “some standard for measuring that degree.” Biosig Instr., Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc., 783 F.3d 1374, 1378 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (addressing indefiniteness of a limitation within an issued patent). In this case, however, Appellants do not establish that the Specification provides any standard by which the claim terms “about” and “substantially” may be measured.

3744 Ex Parte HOWARD 12207757 - (D) OSINSKI 103 103 PRAXAIR, INC. RUSSELL, DEVON L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Ex Parte Pavlakis et al 13190969 - (D) MAJORS 103/double patenting KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP KINSEY WHITE, NICOLE ERIN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Sowinski et al 13706277 - (D) INGLESE 103 Getinge US Legal Shared Services FISCHER, JUSTIN R

1779 Ex Parte Merritt et al 11634647 - (D) SNAY 112(1)112(2)/103 double patenting REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. ANDERSON, DENISE R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Aleksandrov et al 13480301 - (D) DIXON 102/103/double patenting Fabian Vancott IBM CORPORATION NGUYEN, THU HA T

2462 Ex Parte Hofmann et al 13001464 - (D) SHIANG 103 Cozen O'Connor DANIEL JR, WILLIE J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte Malladi et al 11775198 - (D) NAPPI 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED HAMMONDS, MARCUS C

2647 Ex Parte Leiba 13592467 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Active Knowledge Ltd. YANG, JIANXUN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte SAXENA et al 11945227 - (D) BROWNE 103 DLA PIPER LLP (US ) ISLAM, SYED A

3664 Ex Parte Sanders et al 13272442 - (D) CALVE 112(2) 103 Quinn Law Group, PLLC NGUYEN, BAO LONG T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Mockridge et al 12707504 - (D) OSINSKI 103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP SEABE, JUSTIN D

REEXAMINATION

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 THE SCOTTS COMPANY LLC Requester, Cross-Appellant, Respondent v. ENCAP, LLC. Patent Owner, Appellant, Respondent Ex Parte 6,745,513 B2 et al 09/821,128 95000664 - (R) SONG 103 WEISS & WEISS THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP FETSUGA, ROBERT M original VALENTI, ANDREA M

Thursday, February 16, 2017

vaeck

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1625 Ex Parte Grunenberg et al 12444974 - (D) SMITH 112(1) MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. REESE, HEIDI L

1663 Ex Parte Russell et al 13011666 - (D) NEWMAN 112(1) TraskBritt, PC KEOGH, MATTHEW R

“That some experimentation may be required is not fatal; the issue is whether the amount of experimentation required is ‘undue.’” In re Vaeck, 947 F.2d 488, 495 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (emphasis in original).

Vaeck, In re, 947 F.2d 448, 20 USPQ2d 1438 (Fed. Cir. 1991) 2107.01 ,   2144.08 ,   2164.01 ,   2164.01(c) ,   2164.03 ,  2164.06(b) ,   2164.08

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2196 Ex Parte Ringseth et al 12131128 - (D) ENGELS 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION KIM, DONG U

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte Foley et al 11841601 - (D) MEYERS 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP SHRESTHA, BIJENDRA K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Hammer et al 13656133 - (D) PESLAK 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP LAROSE, RENEE MARIE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Chen et al 13802354 - (D) GARRIS 103 103 Hollingsworth Davis CHAU, LINDA N

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte KAY et al 13082654 - (D) MOHANTY 102 103 DENTONS US LLP (CITI CUSTOMER NUMBER) TINKLER, MURIEL S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1655 Ex Parte Fowler et al 12375582 - (D) SMITH 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC HOFFMAN, SUSAN COE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Jemaa et al 13120249 - (D) DERRICK 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT CANADA LLP NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1747 Ex Parte Winterson et al 12003219 - (D) HASTINGS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC ALCS Law Dept. - Product and IP NGUYEN, PHU HOANG

1783 Ex Parte Maier et al 13391218 - (D) McMANUS 103/double patenting NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP PLESZCZYNSKA, JOANNA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2437 Ex Parte Ngo et al 12755347 - (D) DANG 112(2)/103 DITTHAVONG & STEINER, P.C. LANIER, BENJAMIN E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Graham 12806571 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello KING, BRIAN M

3769 Ex Parte O’SULLIVAN et al 10622221 - (D) STAICOVICI 112(2) 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP ROANE, AARON F

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

alice, mayo, rapid litigation

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2661 Ex Parte Mor et al 13765706 - (D) HAGY 103 41.50 103 D. KLIGLER I.P. SERVICES LTD. MONK, MARK T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Ganesan et al 13445479 - (D) CUTITTA 103 112(1) HP Inc. SHAH, BHARATKUMAR S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Breitenbach et al 12297734 - (D) RANGE 102/103 Abel Law Group, LLP CHANNAVAJJALA, LAKSHMI SARADA

1674 Ex Parte Hayes et al 13748964 - (D) SCHNEIDER 101 Larson & Anderson, LLC CHONG, KIMBERLY

35 U.S.C. § 101 states that “[w]hoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.”   The Supreme Court has “long held that this provision contains an important implicit exception: Laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas are not patentable.”  Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Intern., 134 S. Ct. 2347, 2354 (2014). 

The Federal Circuit has summarized the Supreme Court’s two-part test for distinguishing between claims to patent-ineligible exceptions, and claims to patent-eligible applications of those exceptions, as follows: 

Step one asks whether the claim is “directed to one of [the] patent-ineligible concepts.” [Alice, 134 S. Ct. at 2354].  If the answer is no, the inquiry is over: the claim falls within the ambit of § 101.  If the answer is yes, the inquiry moves to step two, which asks whether, considered both individually and as an ordered combination, “the additional elements ‘transform the nature of the claim’ into a patent-eligible application.”  Id. (quoting Mayo [Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs, Inc., 132 S. Ct. 1289, 1297 (2012)]).   

Step two is described “as a search for an ‘inventive concept.’” Id. (quoting Mayo, 132 S.Ct. at 1294).  At step two, more is required than “well-understood, routine, conventional activity already engaged in by the scientific community,” which fails to transform the claim into “significantly more than a patent upon the” ineligible concept itself. Mayo, 132 S.Ct. at 1294. 

Rapid Litigation Mgmt. Ltd. v. CellzDirect, Inc., 827 F.3d 1042, 1047 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (paragraphing added). 

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

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 566 U.S. __, 132 S.Ct. 1289, 101 USPQ2d 1961 (2012) 2103 2106

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1781 Ex Parte Shellenberger 13770541 - (D) INGLESE 103 SEALED AIR CORPORATION SABERI, JASPER

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Shibata 13800753 - (D) DANG 103 BGL/Alpine CHOWDHURY, RAYEEZ R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 Ex Parte Zhou et al 12914059 - (D) PINKERTON 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. LINDENBAUM, ALAN LOUIS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Nazarov et al 11475685 - (D) KUMAR 103 HolzerlPLaw, PC RENNER, CRAIG A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte De et al 11755288 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 101 Baker Botts LLP KANG, IRENE S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Racov et al 13379707 - (D) BROWNE 112(1) 103 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP I LEE, LAURA MICHELLE

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Jennings 13789803 - (D) DERRICK 103 BROOKS CUSHMAN P.C./FGTL LEONG, JONATHAN G

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

panduit

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2472 Ex Parte Farkas et al 13819526 - (D) HUME 102/103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC AHMED, ABDULLAHI

 The Examiner's rejections identify concepts and principles regarding preferential assignment of the preferred link and a database that relate to claim 26, but "'[c]oncepts' do not anticipate."  Panduit Corp. v. Dennison Mfg. Co., 774 F.2d 1082, 1101 (Fed. Cir. 1985)

Panduit Corp. v. Dennison Mfg. Co., 774 F.2d 1082, 227 USPQ 337 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 716.06 1504.03 2134

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2652 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 13549897 - (D) BUI 103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. INTAVONG, JIRAPON

2682 Ex Parte Fitzgerald et al 13189367 - (D) SHIANG 103 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLC NGUYEN, NAM V

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Struve 12938113 - (D) BAYAT 103 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP BERTRAM, ERIC D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte KITAGAWA et al 13224063 - (D) RANGE 103 HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP CAILLOUET, CHRISTOPHER C

Monday, February 13, 2017

chapman

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte DEMPSEY et al 13274852 - (D) FLAX 103/double patenting Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner / Coty AHMED, HASAN SYED

See In re Chapman, 357 F.2d 418, 422 (CCPA 1966) (when evaluating evidence of unexpected results, it is improper to require applicant to compare claimed invention to a modified product merely suggested by prior art because doing so “would amount to requiring comparison of the results of the invention with the results of the invention”).

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

1627 Ex Parte Krumme et al 11391646 - (D) GRIMES 103 FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG DECK, JASON A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Farmanbar et al 13558713 - (D) BEAMER 103 Slater Matsil, LLP LUO, ANTHONY L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Momcilovich et al 13546173 - (D) HOUSEL 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. / FGTL CARRASQUILLO, JORGE L

2851 Ex Parte Li et al 13451879 - (D) BEST 112(2)/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. / FGTL AISAKA, BRYCE M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Kosa et al 12362002 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 Covidien LP DORNBUSCH, DIANNE

3765 Ex Parte Levine 12190579 - (D) KORNICZKY 112(2)/102 Fitzgerald & Isaacson, LLP FERREIRA, CATHERINE M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Chidambaram 12716593 - (D) MAJORS 103 103 41.50 103 BGL/Banner Life Sciences WESTERBERG, NISSA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Swei et al 13755078 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 HP Inc. SASTRI, SATYA B

1791 Ex Parte Saxe et al 12703133 - (D) McGEE 112(2) 103 LAW OFFICE OF GERARD F. DUNNE, PC BADR, HAMID R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Glass et al 12104738 - (D) HOWARD 103 Baker Botts LLP CORTES, HOWARD
AFFIRMED 2165 Ex Parte Taylor et al 12432086 - (D) KOHUT 102 CRGO LAW SYED, FARHAN M

2174 Ex Parte Tootill 10346351 - (D) HAMANN 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (CA, Inc.) DASGUPTA, SHOURJO

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Tripp 13972391 - (D) FRAHM 101 103/double patenting Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC GYORFI, THOMAS A

2477 Ex Parte Landscheidt et al 13608536 - (D) BEAMER 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP VAN, JENKEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex Parte GUGLIELMONE et al 12906927 - (D) DOUGAL 103 LK Global (GME) VILAKAZI, SIZO BINDA

3777 Ex Parte Tgavalekos et al 12200587 - (D) CALVE 103 GE Healthcare, IP Department GUPTA, VANI

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Ex Parte Verschuren et al 13265282 - (D) OWENS 112(1) PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V. RAMPERSAUD, PRIYA M

Friday, February 10, 2017

schulhauser

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1642 Ex Parte Shi et al 10901481 - (D) FREDMAN 103 BGL AKHOON, KAUSER M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte GERBER et al 13011106 - (D) CAPP 103 MEDTRONIC, INC. (NEURO/MRG) HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte Conti 11557298 - (D) JEFFERY 103 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED PARK, ILWOO

In reaching this conclusion, we acknowledge that claim 1 recites conditional limitations. That is, not only does claim 1 recite that if the component requests a DMA channel, the DMA subsystem determines whether the request is a public or secure access, both “wherein” clauses of claim 1 also contain conditional limitations, namely allowing particular DMA channel configurations if the request is a secure access and public access, respectively. Notably, these conditions need not be satisfied to meet a method claim reciting these conditions. See Ex parte Schulhauser, No. 2013-007847, slip op. at 9-10 (PTAB Apr. 28, 2016) (precedential). But here, these limitations are recited as part of system claim 1 and, as such, the claim requires structure for performing the functions should the conditions occur. Id. at 14—15. As explained previously, the Examiner fails to show this structure and, therefore, the rejection is deficient for that reason alone.

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte Vennerstrom et al 13069697 - (D) COTTA double patenting 103/double patenting DANN, DORFMAN, HERRELL & SKILLMAN CHONG, YONG SOO

1637 Ex Parte Petrovykh et al 11457713 - (D) POLLOCK 103 NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY PRIEST, AARON A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1788 Ex Parte Mushock et al 13849009 - (D) HOUSEL 112(1) 103 DILWORTH & BARRESE, LLP PATEL, RONAK C

1791 Ex Parte Klijnstra et al 13119543 - (D) DENNETT 103 Hoffmann & Baron LLP STULII, VERA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2685 Ex Parte Kirst et al 12457663 - (D) HAAPALA 103 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC BALSECA, FRANKLIN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Jessemey et al 13006888 - (D) CAPP 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY NGUYEN, PHONG H

3744 Ex Parte Yoshida et al 12293469 - (D) CAPP 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC FLANIGAN, ALLEN J

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte TAKAGI et al 12254345 - (D) ROSS 112(1)/112(2)/103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. TAKEUCHI, YOSHITOSHI

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Appelman et al 13766779 - (D) BEAMER 102/103 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook WALSH, JOHN B

2452 Ex Parte Chang et al 12613537 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise GREENE, JOSEPH L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1627 Ex Parte NEW 12688455 - (D) MILLS 103 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC RAMACHANDRAN, UMAMAHESWARI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte MAPLES et al 13664708 - (D) BROWNE 103 103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC MURPHY, DANIEL L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1675 Ex Parte Howard et al 13641198 - (D) FREDMAN 103/double patenting DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH (DC) BEANE, RANDALL L

Proof of obviousness based on structural similarity requires clear and convincing evidence that a medicinal chemist of ordinary skill would have been motivated to select and then to modify a prior art compound (e.g., a lead compound) to arrive at a claimed compound with a reasonable expectation that the new compound would have similar or improved properties compared with the old.

Daiichi Sankyo Co. v. Matrix Labs., Ltd., 619 F.3d 1346, 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2010).

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte SALNIKOV 12625002 - (D) DELMENDO 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY FUNG, CHING-YIU

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Haartsen 12041784 - (D) FRAHM 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. CHOUDHRY, SAMINA F

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Grisham et al 10426294 - (D) WIEKER 103 MAGUIRE LAW OFFICE GEBREMICHAEL, BRUK A

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 RANDALL MFG., Requester, v. FG PRODUCTS, INC., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7214017 et al 11/083,041 95000326 - (D) COCKS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: STEPTOE & JOHNSON FLANAGAN, BEVERLY MEINDL original GORDON, STEPHEN T

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Garcia et al 12618203 - (D) HEANEY 103 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. THOMPSON, CAMIE S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte HAO et al 12958786 - (D) McNEILL 103 VERIZON BLACK, LINH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Bode 13510052 - (D) BROWNE 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION BYRD, EUGENE G

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Kumar 13776083 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 DINSMORE LLP HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

3769 Ex Parte Sinofsky et al 11397123 - (D) CALVE 103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP CRANDALL, LYNSEY P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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3617 Ex Parte Falkman 12596675 - (D) DOUGAL 103 103 MANELLI SELTER PLLC VASUDEVA, AJAY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Colhoun et al 12909084 - (D) KENNEDY 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. WOOD, ELLEN SUZANNE

1793 Ex Parte Gonzalez et al 14138621 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC TURNER, FELICIA C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Voliter 12350416 - (D) HAGY 102/103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Adobe Systems, Inc. 58083 HUDA, MOHAMMED NURUL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Myers 13898742 - (D) HOMERE 102 VERIZON HO, DAO Q

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 Ex Parte Parthasarathy 13531786 - (D) SMEGAL 103 HONEYWELL/LKGlobal KAN, YURI

“When a claim covers several structures or compositions, either generically or as alternatives, the claim is deemed anticipated if any of the structures or compositions within the scope of the claim is known in the prior art.” Brown v. 3M, 265 F.3d 1349, 1351, 60 USPQ2d 1375, 1376 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (claim to a system for setting a computer clock to an offset time to address the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem, applicable to records with year date data in “at least one of two-digit, three-digit, or four-digit” representations, was held anticipated by a system that offsets year dates in only two-digit formats). MPEP § 2131 (emphasis added).

Brown v. 3M, 265 F.3d 1349, 60 USPQ2d 1375 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2131