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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Reversed 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 ECOSYNTHETIX LTD. 14360503 ADAMS 103 BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP BROWE, DAVID

1656 SEWONCELLONTECH CO., LTD. 15527500 TOWNSEND 103/OTDP NOVICK, KIM & LEE, PLLC LIU, SAMUEL W

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 SILCOTEK CORP. 14680669 FRANKLIN 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 SilcoTek/ Saxton & Stump LLC ORTMAN JR., KEVIN C

We add that a claim must be read in accordance with the precepts of English grammar. In re Hyatt, 708 F.2d 712, 715 (Fed. Cir. 1983).

Hyatt, In re, 708 F.2d 712, 218 USPQ 195 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2164.08(a) 2173.05(g) 2181

1783 Solutia Inc. 15729945 OWENS 103 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY PLESZCZYNSKA, JOANNA

1788 The Research Foundation for The State University of New York 13632674 RANGE 103 HODGSON RUSS LLP PATEL, RONAK C

1791 Royal duyvis Wiener B.V. 14491099 RANGE 103 WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KOEHLER, P.A. COX, STEPHANIE A

1794 Siegfried Krassnitzer et al. 13148384 BEST 103 Pearne & Gordon LLP BAND, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2137 HYOJIN JEONG et al. 13283866 ANDERSON 112(2)/103 F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC LOONAN, ERIC T

2173 HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP 14915294 EVANS 102/103 MICRO FOCUS LLC CALDERON IV, ALVARO R

2177 PowerNotes LLC 14215843 COURTENAY 103 HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP HUSCH BLACKWELL SANDERS LLP WELSH & KATZ NORRIS, BENJAMIN J

2179 Microsoft Corporation 13918402 EVANS 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION WENG, PEI YONG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2415 Nicira, Inc. 15665135 EVANS 103 ADELI LLP KWOH, JASPER C

2449 Facebook, Inc. 16399395 BUI 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P./FACEBOOK INC. WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

2457 NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL GMBH 15533081 ARPIN 102 SQUIRE PB (Nokia) Nokia Technologies Oy ROY, SANJOY K

2465 QUALCOMM Incorporated 14533954 SHIANG 103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP/Qualcomm WYLLIE, CHRISTOPHER T

2485 Logan Instruments Corporation 14697587 JEFFERY 103 Law Office of Brian Roffe HUANG, FRANK F

2488 Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. 15248048 HAGY 102 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP PONTIUS, JAMES M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2626 Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. 15338821 CHAGNON 103 The Small Patent Law Group LLC ABEBE, SOSINA

2637 Nokia Solutions and Networks OY 15885385 EVANS 102/103 MENDELSOHN DUNLEAVY, P.C. BELLO, AGUSTIN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 16107942 HOUSEL 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP CHIN, EDWARD

2856 The Boeing Company 15339114 ZADO 103 OSTRAGER CHONG FLAHERTY & BROITMAN, P.C. GRAVES, TIMOTHY P

2884 Siemens Healthcare GmbH 15145943 COLAIANNI 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. LEE, SHUN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 AXION STRUCTURAL INNOVATIONS 16179123 HILL 103 Dickinson Wright PLLC - Troy HERRING, BRENT W

3635 Garland Industries, Inc. 16046463 ASTORINO 103 ULMER & BERNE, LLP ATTN: DIANE BELL AHMAD, CHARISSA L

3643 Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 15696921 GREENHUT 103 CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. NGUYEN, SON T

3655 Shimano Inc. 15054877 HOELTER 102 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP DAVID TARNOFF DODD, RYAN P

3657 Rite-Hite Holding Corporation 15614229 DEJMEK 103 HANLEY, FLIGHT & ZIMMERMAN, LLC (RITE-HITE) BURCH, MELODY M

3674 Naveed Aslam 16148152 BAHR 103 The Linde Group Law Department BATES, ZAKIYA W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD. 14915010 STAICOVICI 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP PIERCE, WILLIAM M

3711 DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD. 15292559 STAICOVICI 103 41.50 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP STANCZAK, MATTHEW BRIAN

3715 NINTENDO CO., LTD. 15084747 WOOD 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. HSU, RYAN

3724 MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION 15809125 ASTORINO 103 MICHAEL, BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (MT) MATTHEWS, JENNIFER S

3725 CCL LABEL, INC. 15233201 MOHANTY Dissenting BAUMEISTER 103 MCDONALD HOPKINS LLC KATCOFF, MATTHEW GORDON

3731 Pregis Innovative Packaging LLC 15282885 KERINS 103 Fox Rothschild LLP KIM, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

3732 Thomas Hofbauer 12880847 SILVERMAN 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (NY) KANE, KATHARINE GRACZ

3733 Arlene Gomez-Morillo 15963855 MOHANTY Dissenting BAUMEISTER 103 EUGENIO J. TORRES MAI, TRI M

3745 SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES 15302902 GUIJT 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. WOLCOTT, BRIAN P

3775 AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY 15914512 GREENHUT 103 KUSNER & JAFFE COLEY, ZADE JAMES

3791 Matthew Winston et al. 13429123 WOOD 103 EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION TOWA, RENE T

3793 BRAINLAB AG 14907756 WOODS 103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG BRUCE, FAROUK A

Affirmed-in-Part 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Sciperio, Inc 15632575 GUPTA 103 103 Goodhue, Coleman & Owens, P.C. MILLER, JR, JOSEPH ALBERT

1717 Japan Science and Technology Agency 14461939 TIMM 103 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (DC) BOWMAN, ANDREW J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2176 Airbnb, Inc. 14108128 COURTENAY 103 103 AIRBNB/FENWICK SILICON VALLEY CENTER NGUYEN, MAIKHANH

2176 International Business Machines Corporation 14792746 WHITEHEAD JR. 103 103 IBM Corporation – Patent Center BURKE, TIONNA M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 15517998 SILVERMAN 103 101 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS WU, MING HAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 John Simms et al. 15584053 CALVE 103/OTDP 103/OTDP Dennis Clarke TALLMAN, BRIAN A

Affirmed 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 BASF SE 15307143 ADAMS 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP BROWN, COURTNEY A

1631 HITACHI, LTD. 14443118 ADAMS 101 MATTINGLY & MALUR, PC SKIBINSKY, ANNA

1633 Denis Drapeau et al. 11585607 FREDMAN 103 Pfizer Inc. POPA, ILEANA

1651 Prime Merger Sub, LLC 15309566 NEW 103 Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC (Birmingham) VISONE, THOMAS J

1654 Balchem Corporation 15834953 TOWNSEND 103 POLSINELLI PC D' AMBROSIO, THEA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Goodrich Corporation 15348194 COLAIANNI 103 Locke Lord LLP MELLOTT, JAMES M

1723 DENSO CORPORATION 14513417 ROBERTSON 101/103 112(1)/112(2) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC YANCHUK, STEPHEN J

1726 ZEON CORPORATION 15322133 SNAY 103 KENJA IP LAW PC TRINH, THANH TRUC

1729 Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG 15061884 SNAY 103 WALTER OTTESEN, P.A. EGGERDING, ALIX ECHELMEYER

1734 General Electric Company 15390055 SMITH 112(2)/102/103/OTDP Dority & Manning, P.A. and GEC-Aviation JONES, JEREMY CONRAD

1767 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 14389905 GUPTA 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ROSWELL, JESSICA MARIE

1783 Solutia Inc. 15407385 HEANEY 103 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY JOHNSON, NANCY ROSENBERG

1793 BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI S.P.A. 15305175 CASHION 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. TRAN, LIEN THUY

1798 Darren Levy et al. 15966852 RANGE 103 WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC CHORBAJI, MONZER R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 URIBE, Ruben D. et al. 14758722 PINKERTON 103 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company JOHANSEN, JOHN E

2135 Rambus Inc. 15525379 ENGELS 103 Silicon Edge Law Group LLP RIGOL, YAIMA

2137 Nam Wook KANG 14958050 KOHUT 112(2)/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. CHAN, TRACY C

2139 HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP 15114459 EVANS 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise WEI, JANE

2158 International Business Machines Corporation 14833415 ZADO 101/102/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC NGUYEN, LOAN T

2173 STEELCASE INC. 14827963 CHAGNON 103 Steelcase/ Quarles & Brady LLP HOPE, DARRIN

2198 SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 14427418 EASTHOM 112(2)/103 Ostrolenk Faber LLP RIFKIN, BEN M

2199 Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 15682717 CURCURI 112(1) 112(2)/102 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. WU, QING YUAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2413 ASUSTek Computer Inc. 15634501 ENGELS 102 Blue Capital Law Firm, P.C. ROUDANI, OUSSAMA

2432 Sensormatic Electronics, LLC 14988472 HOMERE 103 HoustonHogle LLP Joseph Houston, HoustonHogle LLP SAVENKOV, VADIM

2452 DROPBOX INC. 15396317 MCKEOWN 103/OTDP DLA Piper LLP (US) DAILEY, THOMAS J

2468 Kyocera Corporation 15824035 KOHUT 103 KYOCERA INTERNATIONAL INC. JAGANNATHAN, MELANIE

2476 CommScope Technologies LLC 16011333 HUME 103 Fogg & Powers LLC/Commscope MOUTAOUAKIL, MOUNIR

2477 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 13630535 DIXON 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. Paul J Farrell ULYSSE, JAEL M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Splunk Inc. 14266523 CHUNG 112(1)/112(2) 103 Artegis Law Group, LLP -SPLUNK, Inc. COBB, MICHAEL J

2622 AUDI AG 15756421 CHUNG 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP ALMEIDA, CORY A

2647 Quagga Accessories, LLC 16011298 EVANS 102 THE SMALL PATENT LAW GROUP LLC BILGRAMI, ASGHAR H

2657 Global Analytics, Inc. 14549505 CHEN 103 DLA PIPER LLP (US ) LERNER, MARTIN

2669 Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. 15413486 HOFF 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION KY, KEVIN

2696 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. 14560726 PYONIN 103 HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP HUSCH BLACKWELL SANDERS LLP WELSH & KATZ WU, ZHENZHEN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC 15837857 REN 102 SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC (AS) NGUYEN, DAO H

2835 Seagate Technology LLC 16299305 REN 112(2) 103 FAEGRE DRINKER - SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC DRAVININKAS, ADAM B

2861 Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co, KG 15704146 DENNETT 112(1) 112(1) Endress+Hauser, Inc. PatServe US MORELLO, JEAN F

2884 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 14362139 HOUSEL 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LEE, SHUN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3659 HEWLETT-PACKARD INDIGO B.V. 15541268 GUIJT 103 HP Inc. MACKEY, PATRICK HEWEY

3676 HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. 14786869 HILL 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. SEBESTA, CHRISTOPHER J

3685 SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC 14711723 CALVE 103 Polsinelli LLP - SIEA SAX, TIMOTHY P

3692 Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. 15377227 CALVE 101 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) MADAMBA, CLIFFORD B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD. 15814037 STAICOVICI 103 41.50 103 BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP STANCZAK, MATTHEW BRIAN

3715 Amaitis, Lee et al. 12979546 WARNER 101 INNOVATION DIVISION CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. LEICHLITER, CHASE E

3785 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 14781749 GREENHUT 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS VO, TU A

3791 EarLens Corporation 15187407 KAUFFMAN 103 WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI KUHLMAN, CATHERINE BURK
Affirmed 3791 NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION 14927909 CAPP 112(2) 103 PEARNE & GORDON LLP SHOSTAK, ANDREY

3799 BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM 15126823 GREENHUT 103 41.50 103 THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP KIM, TAE JUN

Rehearing

Denied 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3697 Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. 15049836 SHAW 101 Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC/CME OYEBISI, OJO O

Thursday, July 25, 2013

hyatt3, fiers, morse, CLS, swanson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Feldman et al 11922952 - (D) GRIMES 112(1)/112(2)/103 DILWORTH & BARRESE, LLP ARNOLD, ERNST V

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte Bhasker et al 10888265 - (D) MacDONALD 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) Baker Botts LLP LEWIS, CHERYL RENEA

The scope of claim 10 encompasses any and all (present and future) processing instructions for directing a computer to perform the claimed steps. Yet, Appellants’ Specification discloses at most only those processing instructions known to the inventor. Our reviewing court has concluded that such all-encompassing claims do not comply with the enablement requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112, first paragraph.

Because the count at issue purports to cover all DNAs that code for <>–IF, it is also analogous to a single means claim, which has been held not to comply with the first paragraph of section 112. See In re Hyatt, 708 F. 2d 712, [714] (Fed. Cir. 1983) (“the enabling disclosure of the specification [must] be commensurate in scope with the claim under consideration.”) Claiming all DNA’s that achieve a result without defining what means will do so is not in compliance with the description requirement; it is an attempt to preempt the future before it has arrived.

Fiers v. Revel, 984 F.2d 1164, 1171 (Fed. Cir. 2004)(emphasis added).

The proper statutory basis for the rejection of a single means claim is the requirement of the first paragraph of § 112 that the enabling disclosure of the specification be commensurate in scope with the claim under consideration.

The long-recognized problem with a single means claim is that it covers every conceivable means for achieving the stated result, while the specification discloses at most only those means known to the inventor. See O’Reilly v. Morse, 56 U.S. (15 How.) 62, 112, 14 L.Ed. 601 (1853).

In re Hyatt, 708 F.2d 712, 714 (Fed. Cir. 1983)(footnotes omitted).

We note that claims in the standard Beauregard-type computer program product means-plus-function format avoid this enablement problem.

The final paragraph of § 112 saves combination claims drafted using means-plus-function format from this problem by providing a construction of that format narrow enough to avoid the problem of undue breadth as forbidden by the first paragraph. But no provision saves a claim drafted in means-plus-function format which is not drawn to a combination, i.e., a single means claim. 

Hyatt, 708 F.2d at 715.

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2675 Ex Parte J├Ârgens et al 10572274 - (D) SCHEINER 103 SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP WASHINGTON, JAMARES

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Lang 10591897 - (D) McKONE 112(2)/103 MICHAEL J. STRIKER WEST, JEFFREY R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Costello et al 12186084 - (D) BROWN 103 FAY SHARPE LLP PUROL, DAVID M

3689 Ex Parte Haebig et al 10880795 - (D) PETRAVICK 112(2)/103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC NGUYEN, TAN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Weaver et al 10409308 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY BROWN, MICHAEL A

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Bowman 11840282 - (D) HOUSEL 103 PPG INDUSTRIES INC LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

1746 Ex Parte Krispin et al 11528929 - (D) DELMENDO 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP AFTERGUT, JEFFRY H

1765 Ex Parte Tsutsui et al 12173372 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. LISTVOYB, GREGORY

1767 Ex Parte Licht et al 12065036 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. SALVITTI, MICHAEL A

1787 Ex Parte Paiva et al 11576951 - (D) KIMLIN 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY AHMED, SHEEBA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Bhatia 11088700 - (D) CURCURI 103 Baker Botts LLP LE, HUNG D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Amir et al 10569212 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 NAOMI ASSIA AHMED, MASUD

VACATED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte McLeod et al 11998988 - (D) GRIMES 102/112(2) 37 CFR § 41.50(b) 112(b) USMRMC-OSJA MS. ELIZABETH ARWINE, ESQ. BASKAR, PADMAVATHI

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Mabey et al 11654486 - (R) DELMENDO 103/double patenting CHRISTOPHER JOHN RUDY STANLEY, JANE L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Gustavson et al 11035933 - (D) MACDONALD 101 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC MALZAHN, DAVID H

Appellants’ first contention that the Board has erred is based on several points.

1) That the holding in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., ___ F.3d ____, 2013 WL 1920941, No. 2011-1301 (Fed. Cir. May 10, 2013) requires the Board’s decision to “identify the fundamental concept (i.e., abstract idea) [ ] at risk of preemption.” (Rehearing Request 4).

2) That the Board’s rejection fails to “articulate the fundamental concept that allegedly is wrapped up in the claimed invention and at risk of preemption” as required by CLS. (Rehearing Request 1).

First, contrary to Appellants’ allegation, the holding in CLS v. Alice does not require the Board’s Decision to identify the fundamental concept or in fact to do anything else. Rather, as Chief Judge Rader points out “nothing said today beyond our judgment has the weight of precedent.” CLS, ___ F.3d at ____n.1, 2013 WL 1920941 at *20 n.1 (Rader, Chief Judge concurring-in-part dissenting-in-part).

Second, although Appellants are misguided in relying on CLS, we note that any rejection must begin “by determining what, precisely, the applicant has invented and is seeking to patent, and how the claims relate to and define that invention. (MPEP § 2103 I; 8th Ed., Rev. 9).” (Decision 16). The Board does precisely this at pages 22-25 of their Decision.

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 90011763 7,840,678 WEINBERG 102 Novak Druce + Quigg LLP 2nd Reexam Group THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP STEELMAN, MARY J original WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

In reexaminations, the standard of proof is a preponderance of the evidence, not the conclusive burden of proof Appellant posits. In re Swanson, 540 F.3d 1368, 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2008). See also 37 CFR § 1.555(b) referring to the preponderance of the evidence, burden of proof standard.

Monday, October 22, 2012

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Ex Parte Naukkarinen et al 10534012 - (D) NEW 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP NGUYEN, TU X

We find that claim 1 is therefore a “single means claim,” i.e., a claim drafted in “means-plus-function” format, yet reciting only a single element instead of a combination. See, e.g., In re Hyatt, 708 F.2d 712, 713 (Fed. Cir. 1983).

35 U.S.C § 112(a) states:

The specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same, and shall set forth the best mode contemplated by the inventor or joint inventor of carrying out the invention.

35 U.S.C. § 112(a).

As the Federal Circuit noted in Hyatt, “[t]he long-recognized problem with a single means claim is that it covers every conceivable means for achieving the stated result, while the specification discloses at most only those means known to the inventor.” 708 F.2d at 714.

Hyatt, In re, 708 F.2d 712, 218 USPQ 195 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2164.08(a), 2181

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2818 Ex Parte Sun et al 11728492 - (D) McNAMARA 102/103 Wells St. John P.S. GOODWIN, DAVID J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1629 Ex Parte Trivedi et al 11176565 - (D) GRIMES 103 HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C FINN, MEGHAN R

1653 Ex Parte Sharif et al 11090689 - (D) BONILLA 103 WINSTEAD PC MARTIN, PAUL C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte Cole et al 11054220 - (D) ARPIN 103 MHKKG / GLOBALFOUNDRIES TREAT, WILLIAM M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Deladurantaye et al 11316568 - (D) HOMERE 103 MERCHANT & GOULD PC HAGAN, SEAN P

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Watanabe et al 10550819 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 SNELL & WILMER L.L.P. (Main) ALEMAN, SARAH WEBB