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Thursday, December 13, 2018

multilayer, mannesmann

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte KAWA et al 13932088 - (D) COTTA 103 Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC MILLIGAN, ADAM C

It is well settled that the transitional phrase "consisting of" is closed to elements not recited. Multilayer Stretch Cling Film Holdings, Inc. v. Ben:v Plastics Corp., 831 F.3d 1350, 1358 (Fed. Cir. 2016). Here, the transitional phrase "consisting of" appears in the body of the claim in a clause identifying ingredients effective for treating xerostomia or mouth drvness. It is preceded by the transitional phrase "comprising" in the preamble. Accordingly, we construe the transitional phrase "consisting of' in the clause at issue to lirnit the ingredients that are effective for treating xerostomia or mouth dryness to those recited in the claim, but not to limit other method steps. Mannesmann Dernag Cmp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, (Fed. Cir. 1986) (finding that "[t]he district court correctly observed that the phrase 'consisting of' appears in clause (a), not the preamble of the claim, and thus limits only the element set forth in clause (a)").

Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, 230 USPQ 45 (Fed. Cir. 1986)   2111.03

1653 Ex Parte Wainwright et al 13875969 - (D) JENKS 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP MARTIN, PAUL C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte FUKUMIZU et al 14221865 - (D) INGLESE 103 CARRIER BLACKMAN AND ASSOCIATES PC STUCKEY, PHILIP A

1782 Ex Parte Smith et al 13218095 - (D) INGLESE dissenting NAGUMO 102/103 CHOATE, HALL & STEWARTLLP PATTERSON, MARC A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Zazueta-Hall et al 14166269 - (D) BEAMER 103 MOSER TABOADA CASCHERA, ANTONIO A

2627 Ex Parte Tripathi 13627885 - (D) ZADO 101/102/103 Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & G (Apple) YODICHKAS, ANEETA

2632 Ex Parte Singerl et al 14931195 - (D) FRAHM 103 Eschweiler & Potashnik, LLC. HAILEGIORGIS, FITWI Y

2689 Ex Parte HOELLWARTH 12240947 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA SWARTHOUT, BRENT

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Sultenfuss et al 13779598 - (D) DENNETT 103 Zagorin Cave LLP (Dell) BROWN, ROBERT D

2844 Ex Parte Shah et al 14439646 - (D) OWENS 103 OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. CHAN, WEI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Symons et al 13201774 - (D) SILVERMAN 101 MANNAVA & KANG, P.C. LI, SUN M

3687 Ex Parte Upadhyaya et al 13095931 - (D) THOMAS 101 IPHORIZONS PLLC MASUD, ROKIB

3691 Ex Parte Pasupulati et al 13586763 - (D) KUMAR 101 Haynes & Boone, LLP (70481) CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Farah et al 14598574 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EDWARDS, LORENC

3753 Ex Parte Nelson 13052814 - (D) CALVE 103 Masco Corporation Faegre Baker Daniels LLP GARDNER, NICOLE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Rein et al 13080296 - (D) PYONIN 103 103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Adobe Systems Incorporated) NAZAR, AHAMED I

2182 Ex Parte Aarre et al 14674585 - (D) HOWARD 101 101 SCHLUMBERGER INFORMATION SOLUTIONS MALZAHN, DAVID H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2696 Ex Parte Alameh et al 14629895 - (D) FRAHM 103 103 Motorola/ Miller, Matthias & Hull LLP KETEMA, BENY AM

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3793 Ex Parte Mittal et al 13879045 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS SIRIPURAPU, RAJEEV P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Siripurapu et al 14735794 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 ULMER & BERNE LLP MURATA, AUSTIN

1724 Ex Parte BODDAKAYALA et al 14258221 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD LYLES-IRVING, CARMEN V

1787 Ex Parte Gallagher et al 15183930 - (D) TIMM 103 ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY c/o The Dow Chemical Company HUANG, CHENG YUAN

1793 Ex Parte Segall et al 12703996 - (D) DENNETT 103 Marks & Clerk MCCLAIN-COLEMAN, TYNES HAL.

1799 Ex Parte Vellutato 10754629 - (D) DELMENDO 103 112(1)/103 BLANK ROME LLP MARCHESCHI, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Mattson et al 14229041 - (D) MacDONALD 101 Siemens Corporat PIERRE LOUIS, ANDRE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2819 Ex Parte CHANG et al 15088855 - (D) CASHION 102 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION PHAM, THANHHA S

2836 Ex Parte Kissane 13507120 - (D) HOUSEL 112(1)/112(2)/101 John Kissane AMAYA, CARLOS DAVID

2844 Ex Parte Lehane et al 14578198 - (D) INGLESE 101 Keysight Technologies, Inc. KIM, SEOKJIN

2868 Ex Parte DRANGE 14561332 - (D) HASTINGS 102 Dickinson Wright, PLLC Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc. RODAK, LEE E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Puttaswamy 12272669 - (D) FETTING 101/103 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. KIM, PATRICK

3621 Ex Parte Selinger et al 12012449 - (D) FETTING 103 101 VLP Law Group POUNCIL, DARNELL A

3622 Ex Parte Hu et al 13181338 - (D) MacDONALD 101/103 Facebook/Fenwick MUNSON, PATRICIA H

3628 Ex Parte Aaron et al 14348016 - (D) COURTENAY 101/103 WOOD, HERRON & EV ANS, LLP EPSTEIN, BRIAN M

3628 Ex Parte Barry et al 11780811 - (D) WIEDER 101 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP NELSON, FREDA ANN

3629 Ex Parte Morsa 13694192 - (D) MOHANTY 101 Steve Morsa OUELLETTE, JONATHAN P

3682 Ex Parte Faith et al 13836110 - (D) FETTING 101 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP OHNSON, ROBERT C

3685 Ex Parte Drake et al 13944806 - (D) MacDONALD 101/103 DISNEY ENTERPRISES INC. c/o Patent Ingenuity, P.C. FENSTERMACHER, JASON B

3695 Ex Parte Bonissone et al 12509703 - (D) FETTING 101/OTDP KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP POLLOCK, GREGORY A

3697 Ex Parte Emison 14185215 - (D) BUSCH 101 NEW RIVER VALLEY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, PC BRINDLEY, BENJAMIN S

3697 Ex Parte Mun 13753624 - (D) REPKO 112(2) 101 James M Smedley LLC TRAN, HAI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Heidari et al 13679432 - (D) CALVE 102/103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. CHANG, RICK KILTAE

3774 Ex Parte Eller et al 14044050 - (D) NEW 103/OTDP MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. C/0 STOEL RIVES, LLP DIOP, ROKHAYA

Friday, January 22, 2016

mannesmann

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Jalalpoor 12310579 - (D) WILSON 102/103 W R GRACE & CO. CONN, PATENT DEPATMENT, LEGAL LEFF, STEVEN N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Haj-Maharsi et al 12713766 - (D) NAGUMO 103 ABB INC. TSEHAYE, ZEKRE A

While it is true that the transitional phrase "comprising" leaves the claimed subject matter open to additional elements not recited in the claims, to allow the additional elements connected to the winding structure to include additional voltage source converters would render the "requirement that "a single voltage converter [be] connected to the winding structure'  nugatory. Cf., e.g., Mannesmann DeMag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products co., Inc., 793 F.2d 1279, 1282 (Fed. Cir. 1986) ("The district court correctly observed that the phrase "consisting of" appears in clause (a), not the preamble of the claim, and thus limits only the element set forth in clause (a). The court correctly declined to read this usage of 'consisting of' as excluding all other elements from the claim as a whole"; emphasis added).

Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, 230 USPQ 45 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2111.03

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Sauer 12766967 - (D) CAPP 102/103 LSI Solutions, Inc HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2446 Ex Parte Shuster et al 12830947 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. NGUYEN, DUSTIN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Hotelling et al 12118659 - (D) DEJMEK 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA SHAPIRO, LEONID

2662 Ex Parte Paalasmaa et al 11791629 - (D) HAGY 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. LE, TUAN H

2689 Ex Parte Brenneman et al 12637093 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 International Business Machines Corporation - IT SWARTHOUT, BRENT

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2852 Ex Parte Glenn 10872265 - (D) CRAIG 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP FULLER, RODNEY EVAN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3696 Ex Parte McGinnis 12807899 - (D) IPPOLITO 103 MCKELLAR IP LAW, PLLC BERONA, KIMBERLY SUE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Roberts et al 12435869 - (D) MURPHY 103 AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. CRENSHAW, HENRY T

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 MLB ADVANCED MEDIA L.P. Requester and Appellant v. BASEBALL QUICK LLC Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7628716 et al 09/878,860 95002347 - (D) KOHUT 103 TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP Third Party Requester: Foley & Lardner LLP SAADAT, CAMERON original CHAMBERS, MICHAEL S

Monday, September 9, 2013

crish, berenter, mannesmann

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1621 Ex Parte Sanders et al 12855073 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC KATAKAM, SUDHAKAR

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Hager et al 10544041 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. SANZO, LLC BOYLE, ROBERT C

In support of the holding, the Examiner cites and relies on In re Crish, 393 F.3d 1253 (Fed. Cir. 2004). Answer, page 15. ...

The Federal Circuit rejected Crish’s proposed narrow construction of the claim on appeal seeking to limit the claim to nucleotides 521 to 2473 noting the presence of the transition term “comprising” and observing that the “at least a portion” language “implies that the pending claims contemplate additional nucleotides.” 393 F.3d at 1257. The “consists” was held to limit only the “portion”. As a result, the claim on appeal could include other nucleotides and was held to be unpatentable over the prior art. 

More relevant to the facts in this appeal are (1) Berenter v. Quigg, 737 F. Supp. 5 (D.D.C. 1988) (step (a) of a claim calling for a process comprising steps (a) through (d), where step (a) was defined by “consisting of”, did not include other (a)-like steps) and (2) Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Prods. Co., Inc., 793 F.2d 1279, 1282 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (element (a) of a claim calling for a combination of elements comprising elements (a) through (d), where element (a) was defined by “consisting of”, did not include other (a)-like elements). 

Crish, In re, 393 F.3d 1253, 73 USPQ2d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.032112

Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, 230 USPQ 45 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2111.03

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Gygi 10561748 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC YAN, REN LUO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3674 Ex Parte Pollack et al 11352595 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 FREILICH, HORNBAKER & ROSEN BUCK, MATTHEW R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Murphy 11266607 - (D) KERINS 103 MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC REIS, RYAN ALEXANDER

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Pietra et al 10498350 - (D) JENKS 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. PACKARD, BENJAMIN J

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Kim et al 11388974 - (D) KIMLIN 103 CHRISTIE, PARKER & HALE, LLP BUCHANAN, JACOB

1732 Ex Parte Quesada Perez et al 11119015 - (D) PRAISS 112(2) 103 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. BRUNSMAN, DAVID M

1745 Ex Parte Schmitt-Lewen 12058199 - (D) PAK 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MAZUMDAR, SONYA

1763 Ex Parte Hager et al 10591289 - (D) McKELVEY 103 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. SANZO, LLC LEONARD, MICHAEL L

1784 Ex Parte Tryon et al 11741831 - (D) BEST 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global KRUPICKA, ADAM C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Zia et al 11174602 - (D) KAUFFMAN 102/103 PRAXAIR, INC. PETTITT, JOHN F
AFFIRMED 3773 Ex Parte Kaplan 11778951 - (D) GRIMES 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP EREZO, DARWIN P

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte ERNETA et al 11869397 - (D) McKELVEY ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. BUTTNER, DAVID J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC., Third Party Requester and Appellant v. KARBON ARMS, INC., Patent Owner and Respondent 95001622 7,778,005 11/746,952 MARTIN 112(1)/103 DAVID KIEWIT For Third Party Requester: TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. NGUYEN, LINH M original BROOKS, ANGELA D

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

mannesmann, berenter, geneva, symbol techonologies, pfizer3

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Hedstrom et al 11052886 - (D) OWENS 103 WHIRLPOOL PATENTS COMPANY - MD 0750 GOLIGHTLY, ERIC WAYNE

1735 Ex Parte Fukaya et al 12152505 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP IP, SIKYIN

1762 Ex Parte Schorm et al 12279444 - (D) McKELVEY 102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. NGUYEN, VU ANH

The fact that the overall process is defined by the transitional term “comprising” does not broaden the type of emulsifiers which are recited in the Markush Group. See (1) Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., Inc., 793 F.2d 1279 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (cited by applicant at Brief, page 11) and (2) Berenter v. Quigg, 737 F. Supp. 5 (D. D.C. 1988) (a § 145 civil action in which the Commissioner was a party, applying Mannesmann).

Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, 230 USPQ 45 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2111.03

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Brock et al 11475603 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 Anova Law Group, PLLC SINGH, AMRESH

2162 Ex Parte Kelley et al 11621238 - (D) JEFFERY 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Endicott ALAM, SHAHID AL

2166 Ex Parte Liu et al 10810152 - (D) CHEN 102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Shuman et al 10798632 - (D) SPAHN 103 Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC/Nokia AHMED, MASUD

3721 Ex Parte Smith et al 12034320 - (D) GROSSMAN 102/103 MAYBACK & HOFFMAN, P.A. CHUKWURAH, NATHANIEL C

3723 Ex Parte Duescher 11029761 - (D) SPAHN 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. ELEY, TIMOTHY V

3729 Ex Parte Faatz et al 11958064 - (D) CAPP 103 THE BLACK & DECKER CORPORATION TRINH, MINH N

3731 Ex Parte Hartley 10962766 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE/CHICAGO/COOK SZPIRA, JULIE ANN

3767 Ex Parte Rioux et al 10392545 - (D) HORNER 102/103 Vista IP Law Group LLP GILBERT, ANDREW M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Endepols et al 10513525 - (D) SNEDDEN 103 Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC PURDY, KYLE A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Fujikawa et al 11396655 - (D) KIMLIN 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP MOHADDES, LADAN

1761 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 12834131 - (D) KIMLIN 103 UNILEVER PATENT GROUP DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

1762 Ex Parte Seidel et al 11633972 - (D) McKELVEY 103 Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC YOON, TAE H

1785 Ex Parte Tanahashi et al 12218683 - (D) HASTINGS 103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- HIT CHAU, LISA N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Ex Parte Godlewski 11612524 - (D) PARVIS 102 MERCHANT & GOULD SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA, A CISCO COMPANY MIAN, OMER S

2481 Ex Parte Cronin 10680830 - (D) COURTENAY 112(1)/102 101 Timothy Raymond Cronin HARVEY, DAVID E

2486 Ex Parte Banerji et al 10074765 - (D) HOFF 102/103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. VO, TUNG T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2659 Ex Parte Tischer et al 11267092 - (D) SMITH 112(1)/103 AT&T Legal Department - SZ GUERRA-ERAZO, EDGAR X

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte Robinson 11418756 - (D) DANIELS 103 Dorr, Carson & Birney, P.C. BREIER, KRYSTINE E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Kaufman et al 11042312 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. HOEY, ALISSA L

3778 Ex Parte Jordan 10522721 - (D) FREDMAN obviousness-type double patenting ROBERT E. BUSHNELL & LAW FIRM MATTER, KRISTEN CLARETTE

The "United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals... fashioned a doctrine of nonstatutory double patenting (also known as "obviousness-type" double patenting) to prevent issuance  of a patent on claims that are nearly identical to claims in an earlier patent. This doctrine prevents an applicant from extending patent protection for an invention beyond the statutory term by claiming a slight variant. Geneva Pharmaceuticals v. GlaxoSmithKline, 349 F. 3d 1373, 1377-1378 (Fed. Cir. 2003)

With regard to double patenting, we recently explained that 35 U.S.C. § 121 (1988) will not apply to remove the parent as a reference where the principle of consonance is violated: Consonance requires that the line of demarcation between the "independent and distinct inventions" that prompted the restriction requirement be maintained. Though the claims may be amended, they must not be so amended as to bring them back over the line imposed in the restriction requirement. Where that line is crossed the prohibition of the third sentence of Section 121 does not apply. Symbol Technologies, Inc. v. Opticon, Inc., 935 F. 2d 1569, 1579 (Fed. Cir. 1991)

There is no suggestion, however, in the legislative history of section 121 that the safe-harbor provision was, or needed to be, directed at anything but divisional applications. The commentary and materials published since section 121's enactment similarly contain no suggestion that section 121 was meant to cover any applications other than divisionals. Pfizer, Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 518 F. 3d 1353, 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2008) We conclude that the protection afforded by section 121 to applications (or patents issued therefrom) filed as a result of a restriction requirement is limited to divisional applications. Id. at 1362

Geneva Pharms. Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, 349 F.3d 1373, 68 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 804.01, 814

Symbol Tech. Inc. v. Lemelson Med., Educ., & Research Found., 422 F.3d 1378, 76 USPQ2d 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2190

3779 Ex Parte Gazdzinski 09817842 - (D) KERINS 112(2)/102/103 GAZDZINSKI & ASSOCIATES, PC LEUBECKER, JOHN P

3788 Ex Parte De Laforcade 10914168 - (D) SAINDON 103 Oliff & Berridge, PLC (with Nony) REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

Friday, October 28, 2011

interactive gift, medichem, winner int'l, mannesmann

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Murthy 11/400,384 GRIMES 103(a) HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP EXAMINER KARPINSKI, LUKE E

1653 Ex Parte Metters et al 11/034,437 GREEN 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) DORITY & MANNING, P.A. EXAMINER SINGH, SATYENDRA K

In addition, “[u]nless the steps of a method actually recite an order, the steps are not ordinarily construed to require one.” Interactive Gift Exp., Inc. v. Compuserve Inc., 256 F.3d 1323, 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2001).

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Hasegawa et al 11/221,853 TIMM 103(a) CLARK & BRODY EXAMINER LUK, VANESSA TIBAY

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Wolfe et al 10/662,683 McCARTHY 103(a) MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP EXAMINER PHAN, THIEM D

3734 Ex Parte Szabo 10/985,800 SAINDON 103(a) ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC EXAMINER BACHMAN, LINDSEY MICHELE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Malik et al 10/264,393 PAK 102(b)/103(a) 102(b)/103(a) KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP EXAMINER SONG, MATTHEW J

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Woltman et al 11/408,324 SAINDON 103(a) 103(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER KIDWELL, MICHELE M

see also Medichem, S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“a given course of action often has simultaneous advantages and disadvantages, and this does not necessarily obviate motivation to combine.”); Winner Int'l Royalty Corp. v. Wang, 202 F.3d 1340, 1349 n.8 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (“The fact that the motivating benefit comes at the expense of another benefit, however, should not nullify its use as a basis to modify the disclosure of one reference with the teachings of another. Instead, the benefits, both lost and gained, should be weighed against one another.”).

3788 Ex Parte Goodrich et al 11/027,066 SILVERBERG dissenting-in-part BARRETT 102(a)/103(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3742 Ex Parte 6,501,906 et al 95/000,372 09/994,032 ZOBELE ESPANA, S.A. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of C.T.R. CONSULTORIA TECNICA E REPRESENTACOES LDA Patent Owner and Appellant LEBOVITZ 103(a) MCCRACKEN & FRANK LLC EXAMINER WILLIAMS, CATHERINE SERKE original EXAMINER PAIK, SANG YEOP

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3747 Ex Parte 6511509 et al 90/009,348 09/073,877 Ex parte DEPUY MOTECH ACROMED, INC. and LIFENET HEALTH Appellants, Patent Owners SONG 102(b)/102(e)/103(a) 102(b)/102(e) For Patent Owner: Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP For Third Party Requester: Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto EXAMINER REIP, DAVID OWEN original EXAMINER HIRSCH, PAUL J

AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Weeks et al 11/557,037 PAK 103(a) Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP EXAMINER DHINGRA, RAKESH KUMAR

1746 Ex Parte Broberg et al 10/722,575 KRATZ dissenting-in-part NAGUMO 103(a)/obviousness-type double patenting NOVAK, DRUCE + QUIGG L.L.P. - PERGO EXAMINER GOFF II, JOHN L

When the phrase “consisting of” occurs in the body of the claim, it limits only the element set forth in that
clause. Mannesmann DeMag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., Inc., 793 F.2d 1279, 1282 (Fed. Cir. 1986).

Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, 230 USPQ 45 (Fed. Cir. 1986). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2111.03

1762 Ex Parte Drzal et al 11/435,471 GAUDETTE concurring NAGUMO 112(1)/102(b)/103(a) DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC EXAMINER NILAND, PATRICK DENNIS

1777 Ex Parte Antwiler 11/769,579 SMITH 103(a) CaridianBCT, Inc. EXAMINER MENON, KRISHNAN S

1798 Ex Parte Wang et al 11/287,788 OWENS dissenting NAGUMO 103(a) JOHNS MANVILLE EXAMINER PIZIALI, ANDREW T

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Schaefer 10/806,868 SMITH 103(a) General Motors Corporation c/o REISING ETHINGTON P.C. EXAMINER VO, TED T

2600 Communications
2628 Ex Parte Walls et al 11/135,815 RUGGIERO 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER CHAUHAN, ULKA J

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Ex Parte Park et al 10/872,495 KRIVAK 102(e)/103(a) H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC EXAMINER SNOW, COLLEEN ERIN

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
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