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Monday, February 24, 2020

grain processing, orthopedic, inline

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Reversed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 CHRONO THERAPEUTICS INC. 15385638 NEW 103 SHAY GLENN LLP GHALI, ISIS A D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 BIO-RAD EUROPE GMBH 15302517 ABRAHAM 103 SALIWANCHIK, LLOYD & EISENSCHENK XU, XIAOYUN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Microsoft Corporation 13872159 SAADAT 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION CASILLAS, ROLAND J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Wenfu Wu et al. 14104753 EVANS 102 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. c/o Conley Rose, P.C. CHERY, DADY

2486 Frank Jan Bossen et al 13261843 ARPIN 103 BGL/NTT DoCoMo, Inc BILLAH, MASUM

2492 Matias Madou et al. 13331815 HUGHES 112(1)/112(2)/101/103 MICRO FOCUS LLC DAVIS, ZACHARY A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Adam Wheeler et al. 15158661 MacDONALD 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC BOLOURCHI, NADER

2636 Paulus Henricus Antonius. Damink 12994901 COURTENAY 103 Signify Holding B.V. LAMBERT, DAVID W

“Care must be taken to avoid hindsight reconstruction by using ‘the patent in suit as a guide through the maze of prior art references, combining the right references in the right way so as to achieve the result of the claims in suit.’”  Grain Processing Corp. v. American-Maize Prods. Co., 840 F.2d 902, 907 (Fed. Cir. 1988) (quoting Orthopedic Equip Co. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005, 1012 (Fed. Cir. 1983)).

2658 Alan C. Cannistraro et al. 13267749 SILVERMAN 103 DENTONS US LLP - Apple ADESANYA, OLUJIMI A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Carl J. Reed et al. 13909873 EVANS 101/103 Docket Clerk-GOLD KRINGEN, MICHELLE THERESE

3638 FRIESEN, Kenneth Kyle et al 15178640 ASTORINO 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. CHAPMAN, JEANETTE E

3652 ABB TECHNOLOGY LTD 14890814 REIMERS 102/103 Whitmyer IP Group LLC TIGHE, BRENDAN P

3669 Alex Maurice. Miller et al. 14505728 DOUGAL 103 Bejin Bieneman PLC Ford Global Technologies, LLC WILTEY, NICHOLAS K

3675 John Stallbaumer 14097345 DOUGAL 103 STINSON LLP LUGO, CARLOS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Amcor Flexibles, Inc. 13906686 FITZPATRICK 112(1)/103 ALSTON & BIRD LLP GRANO, ERNESTO ARTURIO

3736 John Schimenti et al. 15451515 GREENHUT 102/103 WESTMAN CHAMPLIN & KOEHLER, P.A. HICKS, ROBERT J

3761 Kennametal Inc. 14605548 FITZPATRICK 103 KENNAMETAL INC. JENNISON, BRIAN W

3761 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC 15150672 HOFFMANN 103 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC LAFLAME JR, MICHAEL A

3774 Klaus Duering et al 13386960 CALVE 103 41.50 112(2) Hultquist IP BARIA, DINAH N
Reversed 3783 Michael G. Tal 12966082 HOSKINS 103 Veros Legal Solutions, LLP CARPENTER, WILLIAM R

See Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC, 799 F.3d 1364, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (“[T]he presence of a dependent claim that adds a particular limitation gives rise to a presumption that the limitation in question is not present in the independent claim.”). 

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Aaron Marking et al 12839105 NAPPI 101 112(2)/103 Gates & Copper LLP - SCSA Secure Content Storage Association LLC MANDEL, MONICA A

3657 Ford Global Technologies, LLC 14085148 HORNER 103 102 FGTL/Burgess Law Office, PLLC SAHNI, VISHAL R

3669 EMED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (ASSIGNEE) et al. 90013585 MARTIN 103 102/103 Ramey & Schwaller, LLP STORMER, RUSSELL D

3679 Gregory James Alexander. Andrigo 14694299 BROWN 103 112(2)/103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP SAYRE, JAMES G

3724 David A. Szymanski 14941054 BAHR 102 102/103 FAY SHARPE LLP CHOI, STEPHEN

3763 The Sure Chill Company Limited 15262486 BUNTING 103 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - PAO General ZERPHEY, CHRISTOPHER R

Wei Liang et al. 14518270 ASTORINO 103 112(2) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL ROBERSON, JASON R

Affirmed
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Steven A. Jameson et al. 13626185 HASTINGS 103 KENNAMETAL INC. HILL, STEPHANI A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 VMware, Inc. 14010316 FRAHM 102/103 Patterson + Sheridan, LLP - VMware YEW, CHIE W

2159 Ran Biron et al. 12726596 MOORE 101 MICRO FOCUS LLC MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2168 Vladislav Scholgol et al. 14691402 MANTIS MERCADER 101/103 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Google) MORRISON, JAY A

2179 David Gorodyansky et al. 13156244 CYGAN 103 Pavel Pogodin, Esq. TransPacific Law Group BADAWI, ANGIE M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Sumeet Gupta et al. 14152443 BARRY 103 101 Keller Jolley Preece / Adobe CADORNA, CHRISTOPHER PALACA

2465 Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC 14557741 LEE 112(1) 102/103 Armis Intellectual Property Law, LLC WILLIAMS, ELTON S

2483 Zhou, Weifeng et al. 13462826 DIRBA 103 Brooks Kushman P.C./Harman NAVAS JR, EDEMIO

2483 Dong Tian et al. 13138459 BISK 103 Vincent E. Duffy SECHSER, JILL D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2619 THOMSON LICENSING DTV 14372018 DROESCH 103 Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C. BADER, ROBERT N.

2651 FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 15438183 KHAN 103 41.50 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL MONIKANG, GEORGE C

2657 Rylan Michael Hawkins et al 13485917 SAADAT 101/103 Newport IP, LLC KAZEMINEZHAD, FARZAD

2684 BLACK & DECKER INC. 15008550 CURCURI 103 Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. SMALL, NAOMI J

2699 Yulun Wang et al. 11455161 NAPPI 103 InTouch Health SELBY, GEVELL V

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2862 Fieldbinder, Douglas et al. 14263565 CASHION 101 Rockwell Automation - Kunzler Bean & Adamson NGHIEM, MICHAEL P

2872 Jesse H. Davis et al. 14338320 EVANS 101/103 Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLP STANFORD, CHRISTOPHER J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 CENTRE DE RECHERCHE INDUSTRIELLE DU QUEBEC 14485051 DROESCH 103 FASKEN MARTINEAU DUMOULIN, LLP KYEREME-TUAH, AKOSUA P

3624 Xiong, True et al. 13312210 WHITEHEAD JR. 101 Procopio - SPE MISIASZEK, AMBER ALTSCHUL

3626 Ruth E. Skocic 13531888 HUGHES 112(1)/101/103 Law Offices of John D. Gugliotta, P.E. Esq., LPA COBANOGLU, DILEK B

3628 Musgrove, Timothy A. et al. 14262049 HUGHES 101 Rimon PC ERB, NATHAN

3629 Sanjay S. Vakil et al 13491416 LEBOVITZ 101/103 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP EVANS, KIMBERLY L

3631 Kenney Manufacturing Company 15488781 SCHOPFER 103 Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. STERLING, AMY JO

3678 Mario R. Lugo 13160032 SILVERMAN 103 Egbert Law Offices, PLLC TOLEDO-DURAN, EDWIN J

3683 Brett Macdonald 14839341 KOHUT 101/103 Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. TORRICO-LOPEZ, ALAN

3686 Michael L. Weiland et al. 12395013 KOHUT 101/102/103 HERE Global/Alston & Bird WILLIAMS, TERESA S

3689 FLORES, ROMELIA H. et al. 13186733 CRAIG 102/103 112(1)/101 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC FISHER, PAUL R

3692 Howard W. Lutnick et al. 10615721 COURTENAY 101 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. MADAMBA, CLIFFORD B

3693 Marc Diana et al. 13111813 WHITEHEAD JR. 103 101/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. KHATTAR, RAJESH

3695 Thomson Reuters Global Resources 14264847 LEBOVITZ 101/OTDP REFINITIV US ORGANIZATION LLC ROBINSON, KITO R

3695 Tom Miglis et al. 12608736 BARRY 103 101 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP PUTTAIAH, ASHA

3697 Anthony A. Renshaw 14482685 LEE 102 101 Hultquist IP JOHNSON, CHRISTINE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Siva Sivakumaran et al. 12940497 SILVERMAN 103 Studio Torta (RINGFENCE) c/o BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC WHITE, DWAYNE J

3783 Jeff Baker et al. 14193766 HILL 103 Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC CARPENTER, WILLIAM R

3792 Edward Sinofsky et al. 11397123 CALVE 102/103 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP EISEMAN, LYNSEY C

Rehearing

Denied
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Sumathi Paturu 10460788 PYONIN 101/112(2) DR. SUMATHI PATURU, B.SC, MBBS, MD SOREY, ROBERT A

3711 Larry Drake. Hansen 14257777 MARTIN 112(1) Larry Drake Hansen ARYANPOUR, MITRA

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

farrenkopf, orthopedic

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Weinraub 12606416 - (D) BROWNE 103 LAW OFFICES OF LARRY K. ROBERTS, INC. FULTON, KRISTINA ROSE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Macinga et al 13377839 - (D) PRATS 112(2)/103 103 Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP BROWE, DAVID

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte Masignani et al 13375759 - (D) FREDMAN 102 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP OGUNBIYI, OLUWATOSIN A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Kopchick et al 13609821 - (D) PRAISS 103 VIVACQUA LAW, PLLC HA, STEVEN S

See In re Farrenkopf 713 F.2d 714, 718 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (“additional expense associated with the addition of inhibitors would not discourage one of ordinary skill in the art”); Orthopedic Equipment Co. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005, 1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983).

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

Orthopedic Equip. Co., Inc. v. All Orthopedic Appliances, Inc., 707 F.2d 1376, 217 USPQ 1281 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 716.04

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Bolz et al 12855602 - (D) FENICK 103 Artegis Law Group, LLP/NVIDIA TRAN, KIM THANH THI

2682 Ex Parte Subbian et al 12787524 - (D) FENICK 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH DORSEY, RENEE

Thursday, January 14, 2016

keller, wood, sneed, orthopedic, nievelt

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1643 Ex Parte Lawson 11910612 - (D) SMITH 102 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP BRISTOL, LYNN ANNE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Sultenfuss et al 12261626 - (D) BARRY 103 LARSON NEWMAN, LLP SHIN, KYUNG H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3656 Ex Parte Shahana 11740514 - (D) WIEDER 112(2)/103 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP YABUT, DANIEL D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Der-Yang et al 11761698 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON GREENE, IVAN A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte ORSINI et al 13024791 - (D) PYONIN 103 ROPES & GRAY LLP TRUVAN, LEYNNA THANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Niemetz et al 11080251 - (D) MEYERS 103 RATNERPRESTIA NGUYEN, HIEP VAN

"The test for obviousness is not whether the features of a secondary reference may be bodily incorporated into the structure of the primary reference . . . . Rather, the test is what the combined teachings of those references would have suggested to those of ordinary skill in the art." In re Keller, 642 F.2d 413, 425 (CCPA 1981) (citing In re Wood, 599 F.2d 1032 (CCPA 1979)); see also In re Sneed, 710 F.2d 1544, 1550 (Fed. Cir. 1983) ("[l]t is not necessary that the inventions of the references be physically combinable to render obvious the invention under review.") (citing Orthopedic Equip. Co., Inc. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005, 1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983)); and In re Nievelt, 482 F.2d 965, 968 (CCPA 1973) ("Combining the teachings of references does not involve an ability to combine their specific structures.").

Keller, In re, 642 F.2d 413, 208 USPQ 871 (CCPA 1981) 707.07(f) 2145

Sneed, In re, 710 F.2d 1544, 218 USPQ 385 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 1445 2145

Nievelt, In re, 482 F.2d 965, 179 USPQ 224 (CCPA 1973) 2145

Monday, December 8, 2014

sneed, orthopedic, andersen, nievelt

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Miller et al 12407136 - (D) MURPHY 102 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/Masco Corporation KIM, CHRISTOPHER S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2497 Ex Parte Pepperell 11515631 - (D) WEINBERG 103 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. RASHID, HARUNUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2673 Ex Parte Rolleston 11001431 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP RUDOLPH, VINCENT M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Manning 11492138 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 102/103 FLETCHER YODER SMITH, BRADLEY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte Bruns et al 12754752 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER LLP NELSON JR, MILTON

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Bandholz et al 12135305 - (D) SHAW 102/103 IBM (RPS-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP DALEY, CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY

2139 Ex Parte LIU et al 12333022 - (D) MacDONALD 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd) BANSAL, GURTEJ

2158 Ex Parte Koch et al 11760483 - (D) JURGOVAN 112(1)/102 KENYON & KENYON LLP SHANMUGASUNDARAM, KANNAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Moore et al 10883993 - (D) DIXON 103 DAVIDSON BERQUIST JACKSON & GOWDEY LLP RICHER, AARON M

2648 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 11039020 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 BGL/Broadcom SHARMA, SUJATHA R

2669 Ex Parte Kaus et al 11573290 - (D) DILLON 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MOTSINGER, SEAN T

We find the Examiner’s position persuasive. "[I]t is not necessary that the inventions of the references be physically combinable to render obvious the invention under review." In re Sneed, 710 F.2d 1544, 1550 Fed. Cir. 1983 (citing Orthopedic Equip. Co. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005, 1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983); In re Andersen, 391 F.2d 953, 958 (CCPA 1968)); see also In re Nievelt, 482 F.2d 965, 968 (CCPA 1973) ("Combining the teachings of references does not involve an ability to combine their specific structures.").

Sneed, In re, 710 F.2d 1544, 218 USPQ 385 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 1445 2145

Orthopedic Equip. Co., Inc. v. All Orthopedic Appliances, Inc., 707 F.2d 1376, 217 USPQ 1281 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 716.04

Nievelt, In re, 482 F.2d 965, 179 USPQ 224 (CCPA 1973) 2145

2683 Ex Parte Buck et al 12041746 - (D) DIXON 103 HAMILTON, DESCANCTIS & CHA (GENERAL) SAMSON, SARA B

2689 Ex Parte Adams 11955455 - (D) FRAHM 103 PERRY + CURRIER INC. (FOR RIM) TERRELL, EMILY C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Chauncey et al 11512535 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. SCHECHTER, ANDREW M

2881 Ex Parte Muntean et al 12277198 - (D) OWENS 103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global CHANG, HANWAY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Mayabb 11709018 - (D) HOELTER 103 Kinney & Lange, P.A. KOEHLER, CHRISTOPHER M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Atkin 11463131 - (D) HOMERE 103 IBM CORPORATION (RHF) C/O ROBERT H. FRANTZ HUYNH, THU V

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 XILINX, INC. Requester v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES MANAGEMENT Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte GABARA et al 7,429,899 11/697,908 95001628 - (D) CURCURI 112(1)/102/103 NDQ Special Reexam Group Third Party Requester: Haynes & Boone, LLP Deb, Anjan original MIS, DAVID C

Friday, September 5, 2014

orthopedic

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Dai et al 11773499 - (D) WILSON 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP MILLER, DANIEL H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3766 Ex Parte Przybyszewski et al 11071136 - (D) PER CURIAM 102(e)/103 Medtronic, Inc. (CRDM) HELLER, TAMMIE K

3777 Ex Parte Wang et al 11625099 - (D) FREDMAN 103 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY c/o POLSINELLI PC REARDON, ROCHELLE D

The Examiner does not explain or establish how the spiral array of Kruger would be modified by the bolster of Russell to result in a device which retains the transducer function of Kruger and the length adjustability of Russell. See Orthopedic Equip. Co. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005, 1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (“The fact that features of one reference cannot be substituted into the structure of a second reference may indicate that the claims were nonobvious in view of the combined teachings of the two references.”).

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1774 Ex Parte DIERICKX 12761252 - (D) NAGUMO 103 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY ROBINSON, RENEE E

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Deutmeyer et al 11052265 - (D) WEINSCHENK 103 103 MENDELSOHN, DRUCKER, & DUNLEAVY, P.C. FLYNN, RANDY A

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1622 Ex Parte SCHLIEPHAKE et al 12130116 - (D) JENKS 103 37 CFR § 41.50(b) 103 OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. OH, TAYLOR V

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Backhouse 11828884 - (D) FREDMAN 102(e)/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG HASTY, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Kang 11415751 - (D) MCMILLIN 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. MIAH, LITON

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Tan et al 12241136 - (D) BEST 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY GANDHI, JAYPRAKASH N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Elborno 12258317 - (D) PAULRAJ Dissenting GRIMES 103 Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. c/o Lowe Graham Jones DIETRICH, JOSEPH M

3769 Ex Parte Van Hal et al 12089201 - (D) MILLS 102(e) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LIPITZ, JEFFREY BRIAN

3774 Ex Parte Danzig et al 11640150 - (D) PAULRAJ 103/obviousness-type double patenting Bishop Diehl & Lee, Ltd. WATKINS, MARCIA LYNN

3774 Ex Parte Danzig et al 12286474 - (D) PAULRAJ 103 obviousness-type double patenting/112(4) Bishop Diehl & Lee, Ltd. WATKINS, MARCIA LYNN

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., Appellant and Patent Owner v. A10 NETWORKS, INC., Requester Ex Parte 7,647,427 et al 10/273,657 95001803 - (D) MARTIN 103 102(e)/102/103 2nd Reexam Group - Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third Party Requester: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H original MEKY, MOUSTAFA M

2457 BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., Appellant and Patent Owner v. A10 NETWORKS, INC., Requester Ex Parte 7716370 et al 95001805 - (D) MARTIN 103 102(e)/102/103 2nd Reexam Group - Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third Party Requester: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP WOOD, WILLIAM H original MEKY, MOUSTAFA M

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 Ex parte BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. Ex Parte 7,716,370 B1 et al 11/657,981 90011773 - (D) MARTIN 102(e)/103 2nd Reexam Group - Novak Druce + Quigg LLP For Third Party Requester: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP CAMPBELL, JOSHUA D original MEKY, MOUSTAFA M

2457 Ex parte BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. Ex Parte 7647427 et al 10/273,657 90011775 - (D) MARTIN 102(e)/103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP For Third Party Requester: FINNEGAN HENDERSON FARABOW ET AL. BONSHOCK, DENNIS G original MEKY, MOUSTAFA M

Monday, June 23, 2014

farrenkopf, orthopedic

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Ex Parte Das et al 12228529 - (D) SMITH 103 University of Nevada, Las Vegas SONG, MATTHEW J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte MATUSZ et al 12191949 - (D) SMITH 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY ABU ALI, SHUANGYI

1773 Ex Parte Zamansky et al 12337724 - (D) DERRICK 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WOODARD, JOYE L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Ex Parte Hsieh et al 11682889 - (D) MORGAN 103 McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP LIU, JUNG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Song 11994245 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD O TOOLE, COLLEEN J

2891 Ex Parte Gruber et al 12510650 - (D) HOUSEL 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102/103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP WRIGHT, TUCKER J

2897 Ex Parte Kelkar et al 12041601 - (D) PRAISS 103 NORTH, WEBER & BAUGH LLP NGUYEN, THINH T

2897 Ex Parte Gruber et al 12181882 - (D) HOUSEL 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP CHAMBLISS, ALONZO

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Derrick 13285882 - (D) HILL 103 101/112(a)/112(b) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(b) Patricia Derrick THANH, QUANG D

3781 Ex Parte Brozell 12330163 - (D) GOODSON 103 REISING, ETHINGTON, BARNES, KISSELLE, P.C. ALLEN, JEFFREY R

However, “[t]hat a given combination would not be made by businessmen for economic reasons does not mean that persons skilled in the art would not make the combination because of some technological incompatability. Only the latter fact would be relevant.” In re Farrenkopf, 713 F.2d 714, 718 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (citing Orthopedic Equip. Co. v. United States, 702 F.2d 1005, 1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983)).

Thursday, September 29, 2011

orthopedic, etter, rembrandt, invitrogen, ICON

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Tamura 10/540,816 GRIMES 103(a) HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS PLLC EXAMINER MATTISON, LORI K

1644 Ex Parte Plouet et al 10/530,893 SCHEINER 103(a) YOUNG & THOMPSON EXAMINER HADDAD, MAHER M

1657 Ex Parte Burkinshaw et al 11/181,677 WALSH 112(1)/103(a) O'KEEFE, EGAN, PETERMAN & ENDERS LLP EXAMINER SCHUBERG, LAURA J

“There is a distinction between trying to physically combine the two separate apparatus disclosed in two prior art references on the one hand, and on the other hand trying to learn enough from the disclosures of the two references to render obvious the claims in suit. . . . Claims may be obvious in view of a combination of references, even if the features of one reference cannot be substituted physically into the structure of the other reference. Orthopedic Equipment Co., Inc. v. U.S., 702 F.2d 1005, 1013 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (citation omitted); see also, In re Etter, 756 F.2d 852, 859-60 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (in banc) (“the criterion being not whether the references could be physically combined but whether the claimed inventions are rendered obvious by the teachings of the prior art as a whole”) (citations omitted).

Orthopedic Equip. Co., Inc. v. All Orthopedic Appliances, Inc., 707 F.2d 1376, 217 USPQ 1281 (Fed. Cir. 1983) . . . . 716.04
Etter, In re, 756 F.2d 852, 225 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1985) . . . . . . . . . 2242, 2258, 2279, 2286, 2642, 2686.04

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Mayer et al 11/229,840 WARREN 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC EXAMINER MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN

1727 Ex Parte Hayashi et al 10/576,421 KRATZ 103(a) MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER ROE, CLAIRE LOUISE

1742 Ex Parte Meerman et al 10/500,713 KRATZ 112(1)/132 OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC EXAMINER WOLLSCHLAGER, JEFFREY MICHAEL

1761 Ex Parte Fernholz et al 11/257,874 HANLON 103(a) ECOLAB USA INC. EXAMINER DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

1782 Ex Parte Morris 11/098,228 NAGUMO 102(b)/103(a) E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY EXAMINER WOOD, ELLEN S

1784 Ex Parte Laird et al 11/898,557 WARREN 102(b) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC EXAMINER XU, LING X

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Cheshire et al 10/877,414 HUGHES 102(b) PVF -- APPLE INC. c/o PARK, VAUGHAN, FLEMING & DOWLER LLP EXAMINER NGUYEN, THU N

2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Sweeney et al 11/385,903 TURNER 102(b)/103(a) AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT - GB EXAMINER LE, KAREN L

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2832 Ex Parte Bodlaender 10/502,153 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(b)/37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 Philips Electornics North America Corporation EXAMINER UHLIR, CHRISTOPHER J

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Mansfield Jr. 10/501,141 CRAWFORD 103(a) NEIFELD IP LAW, PC EXAMINER STAMBER, ERIC W

3674 Ex Parte Burdick et al 11/539,216 McCARTHY 103(a) REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. EXAMINER PATEL, VISHAL A

3689 Ex Parte Heimke et al 10/984,634 CRAWFORD 112(1)/103(a) Siemens Corporation EXAMINER ARAQUE JR, GERARDO

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Hoang 10/908,165 McCARTHY 102(b) CONLEY ROSE, P.C. EXAMINER ROST, ANDREW J

3753 Ex Parte Palin et al 11/536,696 PATE III 103(a) Carlson, Gaskey, & Olds, P.C./Sikorsky EXAMINER BASTIANELLI, JOHN

3761 Ex Parte Bobroff et al 10/798,060 STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) HAEMONETICS CORPORATION EXAMINER HAND, MELANIE JO

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1775 Ex Parte Choo et al 11/449,745 WARREN 103(a) 103(a) BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH EXAMINER GRAHAM, CHANTEL LORAN

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Levy 10/602,549 POTHIER 102(e) 102(e) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) DIGIMARC CORPORATION EXAMINER NUNEZ, JORDANY

However, reciting both an apparatus and the method of using the apparatus renders a claim indefinite under § 112, second paragraph. See Rembrandt Data Tech., L.P. v. AOL, LLC, 641 F.3d 1331, 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2011).

2171 Ex Parte Lee et al 11/484,646 KRIVAK 102(b)/103(a) 103(a) SUGHRUE MION, PLLC EXAMINER SALOMON, PHENUEL S

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2457 Ex Parte Kasriel et al 10/128,598 RUGGIERO 102(e) 102(e) NORTH OAKS PATENT AGENCY EXAMINER NANO, SARGON N

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3694 Ex Parte Alkemper et al 11/096,406 CRAWFORD 101/102(b) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY EXAMINER TROTTER, SCOTT S

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Vattes et al 11/143,232 SPAHN 102(b)/103(a) 102(b)/103(a) LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK EXAMINER MOHANDESI, JILA M

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2662 Ex Parte 6985494 et al J2 GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Third Party Requestor, Respondent v. BEAR CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant 95/001,030 TURNER 102(b)/103(a) PATENT OWNER: MIELE LAW GROUP, PC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER TIBBITS, PIA FLORENCE original EXAMINER MARCELO, MELVIN C

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2818 Ex Parte 6933608 et al Ex parte KAIJO CORPORATION Appellant 90/007,861, 90/008,629 and 90/010,340 BOALICK 305/112(1)/112(2)/102(b)/103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: SNELL & WILMER, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: SoCAL IP LAW GROUP, LLP EXAMINER KIELIN, ERIK J original EXAMINER TRAN, MAI HUONG C

EXAMINER AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3657 Ex Parte 7559414 B2 et al SHIMANO INC. Requester and Respondent v. SCRAM LLC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95/001,309 LEBOVITZ 102(b)/103(a) 103(a) Third Party Requester: DELAND LAW OFFICE Patent Owner: SWANSON & BRATSCHUN, L.L.C. EXAMINER GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original EXAMINER WILLIAMS, THOMAS J

The closest support we can find for Shimano’s position is the doctrine of “prosecution disclaimer” or “prosecution history estoppel” where statements made by a Patent Owner during prosecution of the patent can limit the scope of the claim, once issued in a patent. Invitrogen Corp. v. Clontech Laboratories Inc., 429 F3d 1052, 1078 (Fed. Cir. 2005). However, during reexamination, claims are given their broadest reas
onable interpretation as they would be understood in the context of the specification. In re ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., 496 F.3d at 1379. The estoppel or disclaimer doctrine does not operate in the same way during reexamination proceedings.

Invitrogen Corp. v. Clontech Laboratories, Inc., 429 F.3d 1052, 77 USPQ2d 1161 (Fed. Cir. 2005) . . . . . . . 2138.04

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Panchev et al 10/496,322 GREEN 112(1)/103(a) Vladimir Panchev Marieta Pancheva Adelina Suvandjieva EXAMINER ARNOLD, ERNST V

1635 Ex Parte Roberts et al 09/972,245 SCHEINER 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP EXAMINER SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Cho et al 11/077,995 KRATZ 103(a) THORPE NORTH & WESTERN, LLP. EXAMINER PARVINI, PEGAH

1744 Ex Parte Monk et al 11/726,964 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) JON M. DICKINSON, P.C. EXAMINER LEE, EDMUND H

1765 Ex Parte Maziers 10/512,388 HANLON 103(a) FINA TECHNOLOGY INC EXAMINER LU, C CAIXIA

1774 Ex Parte Smith 11/495,406 SMITH 103(a) Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC EXAMINER SORKIN, DAVID L

1786 Ex Parte Elschner et al 10/910,042 SMITH 102(b) CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ, LLP EXAMINER THOMPSON, CAMIE S

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2176 Ex Parte Hoover et al 10/155,723 DROESCH 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER RIES, LAURIE ANNE

2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Melillo 10/836,814 MANTIS MERCADER 102(e)/103(a) Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP EXAMINER SAUNDERS JR, JOSEPH

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Lee 12/000,576 COURTENAY 103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER WILSON, ALLAN R

2818 Ex Parte FUKURO et al 11/533,370 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(e)/102(b) RABIN & Berdo, PC EXAMINER TAYLOR, EARL N

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Gerberding 10/063,937 McCARTHY 103(a) VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. EXAMINER HOUSTON, ELIZABETH

3761 Ex Parte Steger et al 11/118,893 STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER ZALUKAEVA, TATYANA