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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

allied erecting, medichem

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Blundell et al 12677726 - (D) HARDMAN 101 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) SKIBINSKY, ANNA

1631 Ex Parte Dixit 14421490 - (D) CHANG 101 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (SF) BORIN, MICHAEL L

1644 Ex Parte Bilgischer et al 13576980 - (D) MAJORS 102/103 SALIWANCHIK, LLOYD & EISENSCHENK ROONEY, NORA MAUREEN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1736 Ex Parte Pegg et al 15005791 - (D) McGEE 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP JOHNSON, EDWARD M

1742 Ex Parte Field 14222831 - (D) McGEE 103 FAY SHARPE LLP HUSON, MONICA ANNE

1746 Ex Parte Madsen 14485885 - (D) OWENS 103 BEUS SE WOLTER SANKS & MAIRE LEE, JAE YUN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Hunt et al 14313743 - (D) AHMED 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES NUNEZ, JORDANY

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Puli et al 14307808 - (D) AHMED 103 Larson Newman, LP (Dell) MEHRMANESH, AMIR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3696 Ex Parte Ackerman 14038706 - (D) HUME Dissenting POTHIER 101 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP/ Amazon, Inc JACOB, WILLIAM J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex Parte GOODEN et al 14491350 - (D) CALVE 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL KESSLER, MICHAEL A

3754 Ex Parte Rudick et al 14202158 - (D) SILVERMAN 102/103 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP KO CHEYNEY, CHARLES

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2446 Ex Parte Gustin et al 14574744 - (D) ARPIN 103 101/103 HONEYWELL/PASCHALL MAAS TURRIATE GASTULO, JUAN CARLOS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Willmeroth et al 14277506 - (D) McGEE 112(4)/102/103 112(2) MURPHY, BILAK & HOMILLER/INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES MAI, ANH D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Hallam et al 13040464 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. KUMAR, RAKESH

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Kitajima et al 14413936 - (D) COTTA 103 Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP YU, HONG

1628 Ex Parte Ashworth et al 14125185 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2)/103 DANN, DORFMAN, HERRELL & SKILLMAN STONE, CHRISTOPHER R

1641 Ex Parte ROTH et al 12422632 - (D) HARDMAN 101/103 KAGAN BINDER, PLLC FOSTER, CHRISTINE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex Parte Ueno et al 12531817 - (D) INGLESE 103 RATNERPRESTIA PIERCE, JEREMY R

 See Allied Erecting & Dismantling Co., Inc. v. Genesis Attachments, LLC, 825 F.3d 1373, 1381 (Fed. Cir. 2016) ("Although modification of the movable blades may impede the quick change functionality disclosed by Caterpillar, ' [a] given course of action often has simultaneous advantages and disadvantages, and this does not necessarily obviate motivation to combine."' (quoting Medichem, S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165 (Fed. Cir. 2006)))

1789 Ex Parte Koot et al 14193993 - (D) McGEE 103 MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. MCKINNON, LASHAWNDA T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2657 Ex Parte Demuth et al 13932039 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(1)/101/103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. KAZEMINEZHAD, FARZAD

2657 Ex Parte Demuth et al 14331114 - (D) McCARTNEY 112(1)/101/103 Greg Goshorn, P.C. KAZEMINEZHAD, FARZAD

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte SHIN et al 14833406 - (D) REN 103 Muir Patent Law, PLLC CARTER, MICHAEL W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Martin et al 14089420 - (D) LENTIVECH OTDP 101 Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP GURSKI, AMANDA KAREN

3628 Ex Parte SCHNORF et al 13676661 - (D) NAPPI 101 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP VETTER, DANIEL

3629 Ex Parte Mirlas et al 11340057 - (D) McSHANE 101 Shutts & Bowen LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG PRATT, EHRIN LARMONT

3691 Ex Parte Linden et al 13735982 - (D) McKEOWN 101 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook VYAS, ABHISHEK

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Garretsen et al 13623793 - (D) PESLAK 101 Everi Games, Inc. MOSSER, ROBERT E

Thursday, May 9, 2019

pfizer2, medichem

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Caudle 12263864 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP FORREST, MICHAEL

1784 Ex Parte Boileau et al 14068101 - (D) DENNETT 112(1) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FG1L SCHLEIS, DANIEL J

1788 Ex Parte Tsumagari et al 13517196 - (D) OWENS 103 LEYDIG VOIT & MA YER, LTD PATEL, RONAK C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Khodabandehlou et al 15273426 - (D) EVANS 103 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION MERCADO, RAMON A

2164 Ex Parte Hahn et al 12607551 - (D) FENICK 103 BGL/ MAHMOOD, REZWANUL

2173 Ex Parte Louch 13340605 - (D) SAADAT 103 DENTONS US LLP - Apple HAILU, TADESSE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Rimhagen et al 14623182 - (D) KHAN 103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC NGO, NGUYEN HOANG

2493 Ex Parte He 13290083 - (D) FENICK 103 Jianping He LAYELLE, GARY E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Saulters et al 13754256 - (D) CURCURI 103 Artegis Law Group, LLP/NVIDIA WANG, YUEHAN

2622 Ex Parte Starner et al 14706839 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP/Google LLC PATEL, SANJIV D

2646 Ex Parte Hus 11576751 - (D) SAADAT 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS KELLEY, STEVEN SHAUN

2647 Ex Parte Hanson et al 14399581 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 Fogg & Powers LLC/Commscope CHEN, ZHITONG

2658 Ex Parte Yassa 13284973 - (D) EVANS 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC COLUCCI, MICHAEL C

2688 Ex Parte Ahner et al 15277924 - (D) McCARTNEY 102/103 Rimon Law - SEA GA TE BUTCHER, BRIAN M

2694 Ex Parte NICHOLSON 14508395 - (D) KOHUT 103 PERRY+ CURRIER INC. SITTA, GRANT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Dumalski et al 13804932 - (D) WIEDER 103 FROST BROWN TODD LLC KUHFUSS, ZACHARY L

3621 Ex Parte Hall et al 12323670 - (D) FETTING 112(1)/101/103 Middleton Reutlinger (IBMP) ZELASKIEWICZ, CHRYSTINA E

3623 Ex Parte Nyhan et al 09900674 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 LEYDIG VOIT & MA YER, LTD BOYCE, ANDRE D

3685 Ex Parte Fujioka 13852840 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 Mattel, Inc. - Patent Group HUANG, JAY

3688 Ex Parte Avedissian 14045235 - (D) CUTITTA 101 41.50 112(1) KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP NETZLOFF, ERIC R

3688 Ex Parte Redford et al 14094363 - (D) FISCHETTI 101/102 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTONLLP/VISA ALVAREZ, RAQUEL

3692 Ex Parte Smith et al 13533822 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 101 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Adobe Systems, Inc. 58083 EBERSMAN, BRUCE I

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Simonutti 15229447 - (D) PESLAK 103 Amer Sports Americas STANCZAK, MATTHEW BRIAN

"[T]o have a reasonable expectation of success, one must be motivated to do more than merely to vary all parameters or try each of numerous possible choices until one possibly arrived at a successful result." Pfizer, Inc. v. Apotex, Inc., 480 F.3d 1348, 1365 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (quoting Medichem, S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165 (Fed. Cir. 2006)).

Pfizer, Inc. v. Apotex Inc., 480 F.3d 1348, 82 USPQd 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2007) 2143.012145

3761 Ex Parte Hirano et al 13879882 - (D) KERINS 103 Locke Lord LLP FUQUA, SHAWNTINA T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Harris et al 10553359 - (D) HANLON 103 112(2) SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL, LLP EMPIE, NATHAN H

1716 Ex Parte Schoeb 13045437 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTONLLP MACARTHUR, SYLVIA

1789 Ex Parte Tanaka et al 13203582 - (D) REN 103 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. MCKINNON, LASHAWNDA T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Cheng et al 13773499 - (D) CURCURI 103 OTDP FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. SYED, FARHAN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Frenne et al 13989833 - (D) SHAW 103 103 Murphy, Bilak & Homiller/Ericsson WILLIAMS, ELTON S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2862 Ex Parte Ashbrook 13630898 - (D) GUPTA 103 103 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP c/o Alston & Bird LLP PETERS, LISA E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Allen 13686593 - (D) HILL 102/103 102/103 MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP WITTENSCHLAEGER, THOMAS M

3732 Ex Parte BRAVERMAN 13839566 - (D) BAHR 103 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. HUYNH, KHOA D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Asmussen et al 12525888 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 HAUG PARTNERS LLP GHALI, ISIS AD

1618 Ex Parte Burba et al 13159179 - (D) NEW 102/103 Sheridan Ross PC VU, JAKE MINH

1618 Ex Parte WEI et al 13707108 - (D) VALEK 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY VU, JAKE MINH

1619 Ex Parte Gerber et al 14240008 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 HAUG PARTNERS LLP CHICKOS, SARAH J

1621 Ex Parte ABREU 13554349 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 Studebaker & Brackett PC QAZI, SABIHA NAIM

1626 Ex Parte Shi et al 14822918 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(1)/112(2)/112(4)/102/103 US ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY STOCKTON, LAURAL YNNE

1627 Ex Parte Dunayevich et al 13991372 - (D) CHANG 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC IVANOVA, SVETLANA M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte KUDELA et al 13764832 - (D) WILSON 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP- -Applied Materials DHINGRA, RAKESH KUMAR

1717 Ex Parte Yakovleva et al 14496453 - (D) WILSON 103 Williams Mullen HERNANDEZ-DIAZ, JOSE

1722 Ex Parte LIU et al 13926764 - (D) HOUSEL 103 Mintz Levin/Rohm&Haas/Dow WALKE, AMANDA C

1733 Ex Parte Rabiei 13843110 - (D) SNAY 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP ZHU, WEIPING

1734 Ex Parte Cui et al 14706151 - (D) DELMENDO 103 McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC JOHNSON, JONATHAN J

1741 Ex Parte Muthigi et al 14674367 - (D) WILSON 112(1)/102/103 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY FRANKLIN, JODI COHEN

1745 Ex Parte Wiley 14279035 - (D) WILSON 103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP OSELE, MARK A

1764 Ex Parte Satrijo et al 13876615 - (D) SMITH 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY REDDY, KARUNA P

1771 Ex Parte LANDSCHOF et al 13324166 - (D) WILSON 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY HINES, LATOSHA D

1772 Ex Parte Rolland 14033953 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. PIERPONT, AARON W

1787 Ex Parte Yeung et al 12107396 - (D) WILSON 103 112(1) GREER, BURNS & CRAIN, LTD. FREEMAN, JOHN D

1793 Ex Parte Stauffer 13886650 - (D) DELMENDO 103 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP MORNHINWEG, JEFFREY P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte SAKAINO et al 14081952 - (D) BENNETT 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. BOWEN, RICHARD L

2169 Ex Parte Lewis 14074584 - (D) KOHUT 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY ALLEN, BRITTANY N

2173 Ex Parte Magarshak 13284901 - (D) RAEVSKY 103 KANG LIM CHAUDHURI, ANITA

2176 Ex Parte STYLE 14109118 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. DYER, ANDREW R

2176 Ex Parte PARK 14220601 - (D) BENNETT 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP JOSEPH, SHAWN S

2192 Ex Parte NUGTEREN et al 14557881 - (D) RAEVSKY 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. WEI, ZHENG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Grundhofer et al 14844165 - (D) MORGAN 102 Disney Enterprises, Inc. c/o Dorsey & Whitney LLP MONSHI, SAMIRA

2426 Ex Parte Wong et al 13076937 - (D) CURCURI 103 112(2)/103 MAYER & WILLIAMS PC HUYNH, AN SON PHI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte ICHIHASHI 14620391 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Paratus Law Group, PLLC RICHER, AARON M

2658 Ex Parte Cao et al 13267738 - (D) COURTENAY 103 DENTONS US LLP - Apple ADESANYA, OLUJIMI A

2659 Ex Parte KLAPAFTIS et al 13922852 - (D) CURCURI 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC) TZENG, FENG-TZER

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Mussman 12822259 - (D) CRAWFORD 101 Proactive Patents LLC ROTARU, OCTAVIAN

3624 Ex Parte Gruber et al 13251104 - (D) FETTING 101/103 DENTONS US LLP - Apple ZIMMERMAN, JEFFREY P

3626 Ex Parte Giftakis et al 12236260 - (D) MEYERS 103 101 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P.A PORTER, RACHELL

3677 Ex Parte Finkelstein 14566318 - (D) DOUGAL 103 Atlanta Baker Donelson O BRIEN, JEFFREY D

3687 Ex Parte Siauw et al 13460127 - (D) SHAH 101 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP/Oracle CRAWLEY, TALIAF

3691 Ex Parte EBERLE et al 13774491 - (D) McCARTNEY 101 Bottomline Technologies (DE), Inc. KAZIMI, HAN! M

3692 Ex Parte Lee et al 13224763 - (D) BARRY 101 Venable LLP WONG, ERIC TAK WAI

3695 Ex Parte Becerra et al 12313740 - (D) McCARTNEY 101 Brient IP Law, LLC POLLOCK, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Schieler et al 13632114 - (D) STEPINA 103 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (ITW) TECCO, ANDREW M

3745 Ex Parte Gautschi et al 14683408 - (D) BAHR 102/103 Bachman & LaPointe, P.C. DELRUE, BRIAN CHRISTOPHER

3762 Ex Parte Willemen 13267102 - (D) WARNER 103 THOMPSON HINE LLP / ITW LIN, KO-WEI

3773 Ex Parte Koltz et al 13799598 - (D) FITZPATRICK 103 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA, PLLC ATTN: MDT SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES MATTERS CARTER, TARA ROSE E

3775 Ex Parte Baptist 14044724 - (D) NEW 103 Loza & Loza, LLP COLEY, ZADE JAMES

3781 Ex Parte HAMILTON et al 14309129 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY KIDWELL, MICHELE M

3793 Ex Parte Boyd et al 14342984 - (D) STEPINA 103 Hoffmann and Baron, LLP BEHRINGER, LUTHER G

3794 Ex Parte Ladtkow 13477307 - (D) OSINSKI 112(1) Covidien LP KIM, EUN HWA

Monday, March 7, 2016

par pharmaceutical, medichem

custom search

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Hoitsma et al 12501542 - (D) MacDONALD 103 103 41.50 101 PIETRAGALLO GORDON ALFANO BOSICK & RASPANTI, LLP CRAIG, DWIN M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Leininger 13560957 - (D) RANGE 103 GE Power & Water Fletcher Yoder PC NASSIRI MOTLAGH, ANITA

Cf., e.g., PAR Pharm., Inc. v. TWI Pharms., Inc., 773 F.3d 1186, 1198 (Fed. Cir. 2014). (“The reasonable expectation of success requirement for obviousness does not necessitate an absolute certainty for success.”). Moreover, even if Van der Ploeg could result in some attrition, a person of ordinary skill in the art would nonetheless be motivated to combine Van der Ploeg’s continuous transport apparatus with Hoover’s system because of the many advantages of the Van der Ploeg apparatus explained above. Cf. 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”).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3659 Ex Parte Harter et al 12566363 - (D) STEPINA 102/103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. SCOTT, JACOB S

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

medichem, gurley, scientific plastic, clay, innovention toys

custom search

REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Howard et al 11593958 - (D) GARRIS 103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY CHOI, PETER Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2451 Ex Parte Goodman et al 10730227 - (D) BAHR 103 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION PATEL, DHAIRYA A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2686 Ex Parte Yu et al 12480944 - (D) HUME 102 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP HINDI, NABIL Z

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2871 Ex Parte HONG et al 12143255 - (D) HASTINGS 103 H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC LEE, PAUL CHANG

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Okuniewicz 11057801 - (D) HILL 103 BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP THOMAS, ERIC M

3724 Ex Parte Claus et al 12174058 - (D) WOODS 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY FLORES SANCHEZ, OMAR

“When a piece of prior art ‘suggests that the line of development flowing from the reference’s disclosure is unlikely to be productive of the result sought by the applicant’ the piece of prior art is said to ‘teach away’ from the claimed invention.” Medichem, S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (quoting In re Gurley, 27 F.3d 551, 553 (Fed. Cir. 1994)).

Gurley, In re, 27 F.3d 551, 31 USPQ2d 1130 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2123 2145

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Ex Parte Cook et al 11469645 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 102/103 JEANNE E. LONGMUIR PAGE, EVAN RANDALL

3776 Ex Parte TRAN 11767499 - (D) BAHR 103 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) THOMAS J. TIGHE, ESQ. DOAN, ROBYN KIEU

The Federal Circuit has explained that “[t]he analogous art inquiry is a factual one, requiring inquiry into the similarities of the problems and the closeness of the subject matter as viewed by a person of ordinary skill in the art.” Scientific Plastic Prods., Inc. v. Biotage AB, 766 F.3d 1355, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2014). Criteria for determining whether prior art is analogous may be summarized as “(1) whether the art is form the same field of endeavor, regardless of the problem addressed, and (2) if the reference is not within the field of the inventor’s endeavor, whether the reference still is reasonably pertinent to the particular problem with which the inventor is involved.” Id. at 1359 (quoting In re Clay, 966 F.2d 656, 658–59 (Fed. Cir. 1992)). A reference is reasonably pertinent if . . . it is one which, because of the matter with which it deals, logically would have commended itself to an inventor’s attention in considering his problem. If a reference disclosure has the same purpose as the claimed invention, the reference relates to the same problem, and that fact supports use of that reference in an obviousness
rejection. Innovention Toys, LLC v. MGA Entm’t, Inc., 637 F.3d 1314, 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (quoting Clay, 966 F.2d at 659).

Clay, In re, 966 F.2d 656, 23 USPQ2d 1058 (Fed. Cir. 1992) 2144.08

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte SCHOEN et al 12545139 - (D) GRIMES 103 MCKEE, VOORHEES & SEASE, P.L.C. EPPS -SMITH, JANET L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Buck et al 11731880 - (D) GARRIS 103 ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company WEISS, PAMELA HL

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Pandya et al 11638412 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. HO, BINH VAN

2164 Ex Parte Murthy 11442002 - (D) DANG 103 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/ORACLE OHBA, MELLISSA M

2164 Ex Parte GROSS 11856202 - (D) HUME 103 Baker Botts L.L.P. QUADER, FAZLUL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Lee et al 12050477 - (D) BUNTING 103 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC NGUYEN, THU V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2637 Ex Parte Schaich et al 11608182 - (D) HUME 112(1)/102/103 Carmen Patti Law Group, LLC LI, SHI K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte LEE 12856148 - (D) HASTINGS 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP GANNON, LEVI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3777 Ex Parte McIntyre et al 11297785 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP NGUYEN, HIEN NGOC

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2667 EC DATA SYSTEMS, INC. Requester v. j2 GLOBAL, INC. Patent Owner Ex Parte 7020132 et al 10/393,227 95002002 - (D) KOHUT 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP Third Party Requester: Hamilton, DeSanctis & Cha LLP CORSARO, NICK original HOANG, THAI D

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

o'farrell, medichem

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Lucas et al 12463457 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 Ingersoll-Rand Company Krieg DeVault LLP HAMO, PATRICK

Generally, for a combination to be obvious to one skilled in the art there must be at least a reasonable expectation that the combination would successfully yield a functioning device. See In re O’Farrell, 853 F.2d 894, 903–04 (Fed. Cir. 1988). Whether there is a reasonable expectation of success is a question of fact. Medichem S.A. v. Rolabo S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165–66 (Fed. Cir. 2006).

O’Farrell, In re, 853 F.2d 894, 7 USPQ2d 1673 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 2143.01 2143.02 2144.08 2145

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Wirth et al 10468708 - (D) FREDMAN 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. BERRIOS, JENNIFER A

1616 Ex Parte Mohammadi et al 11679269 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 THE ESTEE LAUDER COS, INC KARPINSKI, LUKE E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Li et al 11683655 - (D) TIMM 102/103 ISHIMARU & ASSOCIATES LLP YUSHINA, GALINA G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte Casey 11967672 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 102(e)/103 GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON LLP (OTT) ABDI, KAMBIZ

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Weaver et al 12138797 - (D) STEPINA 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY FERNSTROM, KURT

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Bernstein 12761953 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) ARNOLD, ERNST V

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 5771511 et al 08/511,556 90012399 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Hill-Rom) For THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD. ESCALANTE, OVIDIO original CONLEY, FREDRICK C

Friday, June 6, 2014

winner int'l, medichem

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2878 Ex Parte Gelb et al 11455149 - (D) HASTINGS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LE, BAO-LUAN Q

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Allen et al 11419279 - (D) SMITH 102/103 103 LSI Corporation HITT GAINES, PC MERCEDES, DISMERY E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte SCHMIDT 11619966 - (D) ASTORINO 103 BEEM PATENT LAW FIRM MYHR, JUSTIN L

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1759 Ex Parte Kim et al 11460188 - (D) KAISER 103 Vista IP Law Group LLP KAUR, GURPREET

1793 Ex Parte Cristadoro et al 12481055 - (D) OWENS 103 AlbertDhand LLP TRAN, LIEN THUY

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Smith et al 11317442 - (D) SHAW 103 GOTTLIEB RACKMAN & REISMAN PC PENDLETON, DIONNE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Nichols et al 11950808 - (D) ASTORINO 103 Georgia-Pacific LLC STEPHAN,BETH A

Notably,

[A] given course of action often has simultaneous advantages and disadvantages, and this does not necessarily obviate motivation to combine. See [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.”).

Medichem, S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1165 (Fed. Cir. 2006).

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2822 Ex parte CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,534,805 et al 09/829,510 90011833 - (D) FISHMAN 102/103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP Third Party Requester: DLA Piper LLP (US) ANDUJAR, LEONARDO original THOMAS, TONIAE M

2821 Ex parte ADFLASH LIMITED Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 6169368 et al 09/101,612 90012089 - (D) HOMERE 103 CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY LLP For Third Party Requester: ADE & COMPANY INC. original WAGNER, ANDERSON & BRIGHT, LLP YIGDALL, MICHAEL J original VU, DAVID HUNG

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

norgren, medichem, mems tech

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Stadtlander et al 11441893 - (D) OWENS 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global SCHATZ, CHRISTOPHER T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte McNeal et al 10153116 - (D) SAADAT 102 Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman AL HASHEMI, SANA A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte St. Laurent et al 11854442 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. HSU, ALPUS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2679 Ex Parte Dumarest 11352893 - (D) FRAHM 102 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC GOOD JOHNSON, MOTILEWA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Boomershine et al 11179405 - (D) LORIN 101/112(2)/102/103 IBM CORPORATION RAVETTI, DANTE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Mandavilli et al 10998819 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MAI, KEVIN S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte MARTIN 11740974 - (D) NAGUMO 103 INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L. TOLIN, MICHAEL A

1763 Ex Parte Easter et al 11655144 - (D) McKELVEY 103 BLANK ROME LLP LACLAIR LYNX, DARCY DANIELLE

1774 Ex Parte Sell et al 11481746 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 EMCH, SCHAFFER, SCHAUB & PORCELLO CO MCCAIG, BRIAN A

1776 Ex Parte BARRATT 12708669 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 MCNEES WALLACE & NURICK LLC JONES, CHRISTOPHER P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Armanino et al 11130773 - (D) Per curiam 103 AT&T Legal Department - SZ CHOJNACKI, MELLISSA M

2169 Ex Parte Bicheno et al 11593888 - (D) BUI 102 BOND, SCHOENECK & KING, PLLC ROBINSON, GRETA LEE

2174 Ex Parte Rice 11372973 - (D) DILLON 103 INTUIT - OSHA - LIANG L.L.P. TILLERY, RASHAWN N

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Vogel 11135194 - (D) PETTIGREW 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC DUFFIELD, JEREMY S

See 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.”).

2456 Ex Parte Rhodes et al 10671234 - (D) ANDERSON 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION BATES, KEVIN T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte McKellar 10564306 - (D) FRAHM 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. NGUYEN, HAU H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Gu 12131982 - (D) CLEMENTS 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED HOUSTON, ADAM D

The plain meaning of “coupled” encompasses both direct and indirect coupling. See MEMS Tech. Berhad v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 447 Fed. Appx. 142, 151-53 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (unpublished) (declining to limit “electrically coupled” to direct coupling);4 see also US Patent Application Publication 2002/0116139, at ¶ 0038 (“Herein, the phrase ‘coupled with’ is defined to mean directly connected to or indirectly connected with through one or more intermediate components.”)

4 Cf. Ex parte Palomar, No. 2009-011698, 2011 WL 3666727, at *2 (BPAI 2011) (non-precedential) (construing a claim reciting “directly coupled” as excluding indirect coupling).

2819 Ex Parte Monro 11332777 - (D) MacDONALD 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. WILLIAMS, HOWARD L

2853 Ex Parte Stelter et al 11072781 - (D) FRAHM 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY LIANG, LEONARD S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Richter 11475439 - (D) DANIELS 102 KLAUS J. BACH & ASSOCIATES LE, TAN

3635 Ex Parte Hileman et al 11521179 - (D) McCARTHY 103 NOVA Chemicals Inc./Karen S. Lockhart WENDELL, MARK R

3671 Ex Parte Hamburger et al 11691955 - (D) DANIELS 103 Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable RISIC, ABIGAIL ANNE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Le Bot et al 10555745 - (D) WOOD 103 112(1)/112(2) American Air Liquide, Inc. ABDUR RAHIM, AZIM  

See Norgren v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 699 F.3d 1317, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (claim drawn to a “four-sided, generally rectangular clamp” requires that “the clamp as a whole, and not merely portions of it, must be four-sided and generally rectangular”).

Friday, December 9, 2011

NTP, medichem, woodland trust, borden, optivus

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Hansen 11/595,141 FRANKLIN 103(a) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global EXAMINER LUK, VANESSA TIBAY

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Kim et al 10/737,124 MACDONALD 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER DANG, KHANH

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2452 Ex Parte Roginsky et al 09/999,643 POTHIER 103(a) Robert V. Wilder EXAMINER TRUONG, LAN DAI T

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Thiers et al 10/216,821 BAHR 103(a) BACON & THOMAS, PLLC EXAMINER KATCHEVES, BASIL S

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 Ex Parte Goicoechea et al 09/977,826 COCKS 112(1) BROOKS, CAMERON & HUEBSCH, PLLC EXAMINER MATTHEWS, WILLIAM H

AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Vyas et al 11/172,021 GAUDETTE 112(1) MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION EXAMINER ENIN-OKUT, EDU E

1736 Ex Parte KURATA et al 12/130,179 GARRIS 103(a) WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP EXAMINER WALCK, BRIAN D

1761 Ex Parte McClung 11/056,659 GAUDETTE 103(a) Matheson Keys Garsson & Kordzik PLLC EXAMINER DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

A party seeking to antedate a reference based on reduction to practice must present evidence of the actual reduction to practice of the invention prior to the effective date of the reference. 37 C.F.R. § 1.131(b). An inventor cannot rely on uncorroborated testimony to establish a prior invention date. Id. It has long been the case that an inventor’s allegations of earlier invention alone are insufficient—an alleged date of invention must be corroborated. Medichem S.A. v. Rolabo, S.L., 437 F.3d 1157, 1170 (Fed. Cir. 2006); Woodland Trust v. Flowertree Nursery, Inc., 148 F.3d 1368, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 1998). “[E]vidence is assigned probative value and collectively weighed to determine whether reduction to practice has been achieved.” Medichem, 437 F.3d at 1170. “Sufficiency of corroboration is determined by using a ‘rule of reason’ analysis, under which all pertinent evidence is examined when determining the credibility of an inventor’s testimony.” Id.

In re NTP, Inc., 654 F.3d 1279, 1291 (Fed. Cir. 2011).

1761 Ex Parte McClung 11/056,853 GAUDETTE 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (AU) EXAMINER DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex Parte Raley et al 10/425,647 HOMERE concurring BLANKENSHIP obviousness-type double patenting/102(e) Reed Smith LLP EXAMINER NOBAHAR, ABDULHAKIM

REHEARING

GRANTED

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3684 Ex Parte Giordano et al 12/038,177 KIM 102(b) MOORE & VAN ALLEN, PLLC FOR BOFA EXAMINER FIELDS, BENJAMIN S


See Ex parte Borden, 93 USPQ2d 1473, 1474 (BPAI 2010) (informative) (“[a]ny bases for asserting error, whether factual or legal, that are not raised in the principal brief are waived”); see also Optivus Tech., Inc. v. Ion Beam Appl’ns S.A., 469 F.3d 978, 989 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“an issue not raised by an appellant in its opening brief . . . is waived”) (internal citation and quotation marks omitted).