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Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Low et al 13665110 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 IBM CORP. (DHJ) CHOUDHURY, AZIZUL Q

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Bergquist 14239429 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/103 McNair Law Firm, P.A. - Husqvarna DAVIES, SAMUEL ALLEN

3727 Ex Parte Blocher et al 13193161 - (D) STAICOVICI 102 Whitmyer IP Group LLC WILSON, LEE D

We agree with the Examiner that the argued limitations noted above, and as set forth in claim 3, are functional limitations. However, although “[a] patent applicant is free to recite features of an apparatus either structurally or functionally,” nonetheless, the Examiner is required “to make sufficient factual findings, such that it can reasonably infer that the prior art product and that of the patent at issue are the same.” Howmedica Osteonics Corp. v. Zimmer Inc., 640 Fed. Appx. 951, 958 (Fed. Cir. 2016). In this case, we agree with Appellants that “[t]he Examiner asserts without factual evidence that Brass discloses” the argued limitations noted above. Appeal Br. 8, 13.

3728 Ex Parte Salzberger et al 13824945 - (D) JESCHKE 112(1) GROSSMAN, TUCKER, PERREAULT & PFLEGER, PLLC STEVENS, ALLAN D

Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte Huynh et al 11793755 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP POPA, ILEANA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Crabbe et al 14001524 - (D) OWENS 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Bosch) DODDS, SCOTT

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Boyd 14574218 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Thomas Carulli BLOOMQUIST, KEITH D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2438 Ex Parte Sanso et al 13718369 - (D) KHAN 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP LYNCH, SHARON S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Ramprashad 12786285 - (D) SHAW 101/102/103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP CHEN, JUNPENG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte MacDonald Korth et al 13903819 - (D) HUTCHINGS 101/OTDP ALAN J. HOWARTH CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Gerlitz et al 12883063 - (D) LEBOVITZ 101/103 Parsons Behle & Latimer LIU, CHU CHUAN

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