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Thursday, February 27, 2020

anchor wall, ecolab, pall corp.

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Reversed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 Prakash, Satya et al. 13111105 CHANG 101/102/103 Jonathan M Kaplan AFREMOVA, VERA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2153 Thomas M. Annau et al. 13873349 KOHUT 103 Zilka-Kotab, PC - Austin LIN, ALLEN S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Brian Sprague et al. 13354640 JUNG 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. CASTRO, ALFONSO

2425 Annamraju, Venu et al. 14571477 JEFFERY 112(2)/101/102 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (ImgTec) HODGES, SUSAN E

2488 Thomas J. Mcmanus et al. 13944642 CYGAN 103 Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Intellectual Property Group, Fluke Patents LE, PETER D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2674 Dov Katz et al. 15089447 DIXON 103 Facebook/Fenwick DEMETER, HILINA K

2692 Google LLC 14643488 BENNETT 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. SUTEERAWONGSA, JARURAT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 TSAI, Shawn Ching-Hsiang. et al. 13300583 BRANCH 112(1) Cooper Legal Group LLC RINES, ROBERT D

3657 KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH 14454893 MARTIN 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP SICONOLFI, ROBERT

3684 Muthu Sundaresan et al. 14807978 SHIANG 101/OTDP Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (eBay Inc.) ZIMMERMAN, MATTHEW E

3686 ZirMed, Inc. 13963934 CURCURI 101 FORTKORT & HOUSTON P.C. TOMASZEWSKI, MICHAEL

3695 Clifford J. Weber et al. 14822286 HUME 101/103 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) POLLOCK, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Miller, Darrell James. et al. 12733576 REIMERS 103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. GRANO, ERNESTO ARTURIO

3762 Balduin, Michael et al. 12302374 REIMERS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. BARGERO, JOHN E

3792 Oliver John. Ridler et al. 14807473 LANEY 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 Merchant & Gould Cochlear STICE, PAULA J

 Over the years, the Federal Circuit has consistently maintained that a term of approximation, such as “substantially,” is a descriptive term “commonly used in patent claims ‘to avoid a strict numerical boundary to the specified parameter.”’  Anchor Wall Sys., Inc. v. Rockwood Retaining Walls, Inc., 340 F.3d 1298, 1310–11 (Fed. Cir. 2003); see also Ecolab, Inc. v. Envirochem, Inc., 264 F.3d 1358, 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2001), Pall Corp. v. Micron Separations, Inc., 66 F.3d 1211, 1217 (Fed. Cir. 1995).  In this case, the Examiner has not persuasively demonstrated that the use “substantially” creates any ambiguities beyond those inherently sanctioned by allowing an invention to be defined without providing strict numerical boundaries to a specified parameter.

Ecolab, Inc. v. FMC Corp., 569 F.3d 1335, 91 USPQ2d 1225 (Fed. Cir. 2009) 2143

3793 Kevin Gin. Park et al. 14201158 REIMERS 103 Armstrong Teasdale LLP (32736) BEHRINGER, LUTHER G

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Josiah Eatedali et al. 15042543 SHIANG 103 103 DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. c/o Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP HICKEY, DIANA S

2626 LG Display Co., Ltd. 15158440 BUI 112(1)/103 103 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (WA) CRAWLEY, KEITH L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3673 Wade Daniel. Palashewski et al. 14146281 PESLAK 103 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (TC) MCCLURE, MORGAN J

3681 Greg Taylor et al. 13126810 KENNY 101/102 101/102/103 41.50 112(1)/112(2) HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

3695 Clifford J. Weber et al. 14812717 HUME 112(1)/101/103 OTDP IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) POLLOCK, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3786 Benjamin V. Booher 14047828 WOOD 112(1)/103 112(2) BOOTH UDALL FULLER, PLC NGUYEN, CAMTU TRAN

3792 Valencell, Inc. 14101468 FINAMORE 103 112(2) MYERS BIGEL, P.A. HOUGH, JESSANDRA F

Affirmed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Prakash Sreedhar. Murthy 13000667 BAYAT 101 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC BORIN, MICHAEL L

1648 Peter O. Krutzik et al. 13175566 NEWMAN 103 STANFORD UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY LICENSING BOZICEVIC, FIELD & FRANCIS LLP CHEN, STACY BROWN

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1784 AGC Inc. 15258139 KENNEDY 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. IVEY, ELIZABETH D

1788 Carmine Carlo. Ammirati et al. 12993213 HEANEY 103 Cozen O'Connor GOLDEN, CHINESSA T

1788 Kay Bernhard et al. 13122760 RANGE 103 HAMMER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. VAZQUEZ, ELAINE M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Alexis Tamas et al. 13937608 BRANCH 103 Harness Dickey (Troy) JIANG, HAIMEI

2164 Schmidt, Olaf 13738686 STEPHENS 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. (SAP) FERRER, JEDIDIAH P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 ERICSSON AB 14050034 KOHUT 101 102 ERICSSON INC. EKPO, NNENNA NGOZI

2439 Takaya Kato 14510427 KOHUT 103 OLIFF PLC WANG, HARRIS C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 John W. Nicholson et al. 12789751 DESHPANDE 102/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC SNIEZEK, ANDREW L

2689 Raj B. Apte et al. 14548337 PER CURIAM 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CASILLASHERNANDEZ, OMAR

2689 Raj B. Apte et al. 13551563 PER CURIAM 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CASILLASHERNANDEZ, OMAR

2699 Peter Meier et al. 15273591 POTHIER 103/OTDP Apple - Blank Rome c/o Blank Rome LLP GILES, NICHOLAS G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Sorkin, Felix 15382284 MARSCHALL 103 Adolph Locklar Michael Locklar LAUX, JESSICA L

3655 Norman J. Bird 15156568 REIMERS 103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD FLUHART, STACEY A

3663 Oliver Schwindt 14271650 PLENZLER 103 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Bosch) CHEN, SHELLEY

3665 Nicholas Bicknell et al. 14201464 BAYAT 101 KOWERT, HOOD, MUNYON, RANKIN & GOETZEL, P.C. SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

3681 Ronnie Jack. Garmon 12567973 PINKERTON 101 ADD&G - 27975 HENRY, RODNEY M

3682 Adam D'Angelo et al. 12853242 KERINS 101 Facebook/Fenwick SITTNER, MATTHEW T

3683 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 14308842 HUTCHINGS 101 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LOFTIS, JOHNNA RONEE

3685 Berger, Richard et al. 13228269 BISK 101/103 Procopio - SPE WINTER, JOHN M

3686 Billye Guthrie et al. 14169251 REPKO 101 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP/ABBOTT CARDIOVASCUL NG, JONATHAN K

3689 Ethan Hadar et al. 12713557 REPKO 101 Baker Botts LLP/CA Technologies SHANKER, JULIE MEYERS

3693 Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. 14161586 COURTENAY 112(2)/112(4)/101 Mintz Levin/San Diego Office ALLADIN, AMBREEN A

3695 Manuel Becerra et al. 12391010 BARRY dissenting WHITEHEAD JR. 112(1)/112(2) 101 ALSTON & BIRD LLP POLLOCK, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Nvidia Corporation 15166635 GUIJT 103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C./Nvidia GARNER, WERNER G

3732 NIKE, Inc. 14851854 REIMERS 103 Quinn IP Law/NIKE, Inc. MOHANDESI, JILA M

3735 Elbkaily, Marwan et al. 13411136 STEPINA 103 Dykema Gossett PLLC STASHICK, ANTHONY D

3741 UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 14432437 REIMERS 102 O''''Shea Getz P.C. WALTHOUR, SCOTT J

3745 Christopher S. Mckaveney et al. 13241756 GUIJT 112(1)/102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY ADJAGBE, MAXIME M

3752 PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. 15121554 REIMERS 103 41.50 103 MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. VALVIS, ALEXANDER M

3761 Guillemot, Francois et al. 14404677 PLENZLER 102/103 41.50 112(2) OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. STAPLETON, ERIC S

3761 APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. 14014947 MARTIN 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPLIED MATERIALS MURANAMI, MASAHIKO

3792 Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. 14884417 MARSCHALL 103 112(1) SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC WU, TONG E

Friday, April 26, 2019

pall corp., cohesive tech

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Anderson et al 14828005 - (D) MILLS 103 EPA - Bozicevic Field & Francis LLP Bozicevic, Field & Francis CHANNAVAJJALA, LAKSHMI SARADA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1721 Ex Parte Schmidt 14400165 - (D) GUPTA 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC MEKHLIN, ELIS

1791 Ex Parte Aymard et al 14401035 - (D) SNAY 103 Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery, LLP BADR, HAMID R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte PETROV 15176351 - (D) McNEILL 101 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK L.L.P. MERANT, GUERRIER

2131 Ex Parte ISLOORKAR 13705318 - (D) CHUNG 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. WARREN, TRACY A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Leventhal et al 13866257 - (D) YAP 103 Robert F. Bamitt BAYOU, YONAS A

2454 Ex Parte Price 13815040 - (D) HAMANN 103 ERNEST D. BUFF AND ASSOCIATES, LLC. MCLEOD, MARSHALL M

2458 Ex Parte Martz et al 13607447 - (D) RAEVSKY 103 Roch Ripley SCOTT, MARK A

2463 Ex Parte Sinha et al 14695867 - (D) CASS 103 AT & T LEGAL DEPARTMENT- G&M PASCUAL PEGUERO, NATALI

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Delgado Marquez et al 13857389 - (D) McGEE 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY TRUONG, THOMAS

2842 Ex Parte MITANI et al 14521057 - (D) McGEE 103 EGL/Seiko Instruments Inc. JAGER, RYAN C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Wang 14010497 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/103/OTDP Rimon PC ZELASKIEWICZ, CHRYSTINAE

3624 Ex Parte ZUMWALT et al 13490927 - (D) SILVERMAN 101 Potomac Law Group, PLLC (Oracle International) SCHEUNEMANN, RICHARD N

3626 Ex Parte JOHNSON 14213163 - (D) CRAWFORD 101 Meister Seelig & Fein LLP MORGAN, ROBERT W

3626 Ex Parte Patel et al 13107338 - (D) CHEN 101/103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP COLEMAN, CHARLES P.

3638 Ex Parte Rhyner et al 13844591 - (D) HOSKINS 103 THE JANSSON FIRM GRABOWSKI, KYLE ROBERT

3684 Ex Parte McKelvey 12233456 - (D) JURGOVAN 112(2)/101/103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION CASEY, ALEXIS M

3695 Ex Parte Tanner et al 14050474 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 Mastercard International Incorporated c/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC LIU, CHIA-YI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Lau et al 13215576 - (D) MARSCHALL 103 EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION TON, MARTIN TRUYEN

3771 Ex Parte Taube et al 14606849 - (D) SHAH 103 IPHORGAN LTD. ALEMAN, SARAH WEBB

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Chickmath et al 14500498 - (D) LAVIER 103 112(1) TNW-Lipocine CHANG, KYUNG SOOK

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Curry et al 14144778 - (D) THOMAS 103 103 LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP / Google PARCHER, DANIEL W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte AVGANIM 14849803 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 103 41.50 103 OSTROLENK FABER LLP THAKER, NIDHI VNEK

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte Smith 14561723 - (D) HORNER 103 102 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP MORGAN, DERRICK R

3674 Ex Parte Jamison et al 13752949 - (D) STEPHENS 103 112(2)/103 C. Tumey Law Group PLLC - HES AHUJA, ANURADHA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Frame et al 14963059 - (D) HORNER 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 112(4) MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. PIERCE, WILLIAM M

3771 Ex Parte Mackay 12105211 - (D) SCHOPPER 112(1)/103 103 Faegre Baker Daniels - W.L. Gore TON, MARTIN TRUYEN

3791 Ex Parte Owen et al 11920632 - (D) O'HANLON 101/102/103 103 Foley & Lardner LLP EISEMAN, ADAM JARED

"[T]he word 'about' does not have a universal meaning in patent claims, and [its] meaning depends on the technological facts of the particular case." Pall Corp. v. Micron Separations, Inc., 66 F.3d 1211, 1217 (Fed. Cir. 1995). Use of the word about as part of a numeric range avoids a strict numerical boundary to the specified parameter. Cohesive Techs. Inc. v. Waters Corp., 543 F.3d 1351, 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2008). In determining the range encompassed by the term about, one must consider the context of the term as it is used in the specification and claims of the application. Pall, 66 F.3d at 1217. 

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Dunne et al 13844316 - (D) FLAX 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY MATTISON, LORI K

1619 Ex Parte Adams et al 14552578 - (D) FLAX 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY MATTISON, LORI K

1631 Ex Parte Allen et al 14487532 - (D) FLAX 101 IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. WISE, OLIVIA M.

1639 Ex Parte Richardson et al 14435306 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2) 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP HAVLIN, ROBERT H

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Cortes et al 14622964 - (D) McGEE 103 112(2) 41.50 112(2) FINA TECHNOLOGY INC ZEMEL, IRINA SOPJIA

1782 Ex Parte Doshi et al 12157896 - (D) RANGE 103 EI DU PONT DENEMOURS AND COMPANY SANDERSON, LEE E

1791 Ex Parte Vanderhaegen 13696784 - (D) RANGE 103 Levy & Grandinetti STIJLII, VERA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 Ex Parte Abali et al 13849775 - (D) McNEILL 103/OTDP FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC WARREN, TRACY A

2131 Ex Parte Abali et al 13891541 - (D) McNEILL 103/OTDP FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC WARREN, TRACY A

2139 Ex Parte Pronozuk et al 14076572 - (D) KUMAR 112(1) Hall Estill Attorneys at Law (Seagate Technology LLC) BANSAL, GURTEJ

2185 Ex Parte Smith et al 14474170 - (D) KUMAR 103 Locke Lord LLP CLEARY, THOMAS J

2191 Ex Parte Scheuer 14657421 - (D) BELISLE 112(1) 112(1)/101 Mintz Levin/SAP Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. THATCHER, CLINT A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Kurupacheril et al 15226083 - (D) CUTITTA 102 112(2)/101 Futurewei Technologies, Inc. c/o Conley Rose, P.C. COULTER, KENNETH R

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2674 Ex Parte Noda et al 13217880 - (D) BUI 103 SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA C/0 KEA TING & BENNETT, LLP CHEN, HUO LONG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte BURANT 14247335 - (D) CASHION 112(1)/112(2)/103 BURANT, Richard J CHOWDHURY, ROCKSHANA D

2853 Ex Parte Rivas et al 14396161 - (D) CASHION 102/103 HP Inc. VALENCIA, ALEJANDRO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Westphal et al 12850149 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 Greenberg Traurig, LLP HAQ, NAEEM U

3628 Ex Parte BETTES et al 14029959 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P.C. CHEN, GEORGE YUNG CHIER

3629 Ex Parte Bosworth et al 13040158 - (D) McNEILL 101 Baker Botts L.L.P./Facebook Inc. OFORI-AWUAH, MAAME

3683 Ex Parte ROGUT et al 13689016 - (D) WIEDER 103 101 PERRY+ CURRIER INC. MEINECKE DIAZ, SUSANNA M

3683 Ex Parte PURCELL et al 13855779 - (D) McMILLIN 112(1) 101/103 Shutts & Bowen LLP Steven M. Greenberg, Esq. HATCHER, DEIRDRE D

3685 Ex Parte Berger 13336472 - (D) SHAH 112(1)/102/103 101/102 MAYER & WILLIAMS PC NIGH, JAMES D

3691 Ex Parte Pace et al 11927189 - (D) MEYERS 101 Docket Clerk-GOLD AKINTOLA, OLABODE

3691 Ex Parte Van Heerden et al 14199476 - (D) MacDONALD 101 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP KLOBERG, PAUL R

3697 Ex Parte LYONS et al 13739465 - (D) KIM 103 101 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC BRINDLEY, BENJAMIN S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Hwang 14586535 - (D) PLENZLER 101 Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. DENNIS, MICHAEL DAVID

3716 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 15092399 - (D) BROWN 103 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (IGT) D'AGOSTINO, PAUL ANTHONY

3745 Ex Parte Bauer et al 14593842 - (D) HOELTER 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY CHRISTENSEN, DANIELLE M

3791 Ex Parte OWEN et al 13105726 - (D) O'HANLON 112(2) 103 Foley & Lardner LLP EISEMAN, ADAM JARED

Thursday, September 21, 2017

jones3, pall corp., altoona

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte Racenet et al 13748684 - (D) SMITH 103 Covidien LP BOWMAN, ANDREW J

2153 Ex Parte Barritz et al 13096422 - (D) KHAN 102/103 Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C. (END) NGUYEN, MERILYN P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2469 Ex Parte Elmdahl et al 14115644 - (D) CURCURI 103 double patenting Murphy, Bilak & Homiller/Ericsson AMBAYE, MEWALE A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3781 Ex Parte Baltes et al 13261842 - (D) GUIJT 102 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. MATHEW, FENN C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2477 Ex Parte Snyder et al 14150635 - (D) ENGELS 103 103 Pavel Kalousek ESMAEILIAN, MAJID

Further, because “each claim must be considered as defining a separate invention,” Jones v. Hardy, 727 F.2d 1524, 1528 (Fed. Cir. 1984), we find it entirely within the parameters of proper patent examination for the Examiner to tailor his application of the prior art to the specific language of each independent claim. See also Pall Corp. v. Micron Separations, Inc., 66 F.3d 1211, 1220 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (“each claim is a separate statement of the patented invention”); Altoona Publix Theatres, Inc. v. Am. Tri—Ergon Corp., 294 U.S. 477, 487 (1935) (“each claim must stand or fall, as itself sufficiently defining invention, independently of the others”).

Jones v. Hardy, 727 F.2d 1524, 220 USPQ 1021 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 2141.02 2144.08

Altoona Publix Theatres v. American Tri-Ergon Corp., 294 U.S. 477, 24 USPQ 308 (1935) 1490

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2415 Ex Parte Kuo 13347295 - (D) BARRY 103 Blue Capital Law Firm, P.C. OVEISSI, MANSOUR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Bellaouar et al 13886310 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C./Nvidia SANDIFORD, DEVAN A

2649 Ex Parte Lee et al 13147278 - (D) FRAHM 103/double patenting Jefferson IP Law, LLP TRAN, PAUL P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3649 Ex Parte Moore et al 13784415 - (D) DOUGAL 103 PAULEY ERICKSON & KOTTIS HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

3696 Ex Parte Bulman et al 13974470 - (D) WIEDER 101 Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC Altisniirre PATEL, JAGDISH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Asbury et al 13628902 - (D) BROWN 103 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP ASMELASH, BINIAM B

3754 Ex Parte Blomme et al 10535844 - (D) GREENHUT 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC LONG, DONNELL ALAN

Thursday, September 5, 2013

elkay, pall corp., omega, spectrum, middleton, saunders

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Tewari et al 11540320 - (D) MEDLOCK 102 ANDRUS, SCEALES, STARKE & SAWALL, LLP MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2825 Ex Parte Nair 11598327 - (D) TORCZON 103 102/103 37 CFR 40.51(b) 103 THOMAS HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) LEVIN, NAUM B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Cloft et al 11754455 - (D) SPAHN 112(1)/112(2) 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global PRAGER, JESSE M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2689 Ex Parte Long et al 11303283 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. MEHMOOD, JENNIFER

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3693 TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. OPEN E CRY, LLC, AND OPTIONSXPRESS HOLDINGS, INC., Defendants-Appellees, AND TRADESTATION SECURITIES, INC., AND TRADESTATION GROUP, INC., Defendants-Appellees, AND IBG, LLC, THINKORSWIM GROUP, INC., TD AMERITRADE, INC., TD AMERITRADE HOLDING CORP., AND INTERACTIVE BROKERS, LLC, Defendants Appellees, AND CQG, INC., AND CQGT, LLC, Defendants-Appellees, AND 2 TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTL v. OPEN E CRY, LLC FUTUREPATH TRADING LLC, SUNGARD DATA SYSTEMS, INC., SUNGARD INVESTMENT VENTURES LLC, AND GL TRADE AMERICAS, INC., Defendants-Appellees, AND STELLAR TRADING SYSTEMS, LTD., AND STELLAR TRADING SYSTEMS, INC., Defendants-Appellees, AND ESPEED MARKETS, LP, BGC CAPITAL MARKETS, LP, AND ECCOWARE LTD., Defendants-Appellees, AND ROSENTHAL COLLINS GROUP, LLC, Defendant. 2012-1583 7,676,411 11/585,907 7,693,768 11/585,906 7,904,374 11/585,905 7,685,055 11/417,547 LOURIE 112(2)/prosecution history estoppel Trading Technologies International, Inc. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; Salans LLP; Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione; WEISBERGER, RICHARD C

The court ... concluded that when “‘multiple patents derive from the same initial application, the prosecution history regarding a claim limitation in any patent that has issued applies with equal force to subsequently issued patents that contain the same claim limitation.’” ... (quoting Elkay Mfg. Co. v. Ebco Mfg. Co., 192 F.3d 973, 980 (Fed. Cir. 1999)).
...
Prosecution history estoppel applies as part of an infringement analysis to prevent a patentee from using the doctrine of equivalents to recapture subject matter surrendered from the literal scope of a claim during prosecution. Pall Corp. v. Hemasure Inc., 181 F.3d 1305, 1311 (Fed. Cir. 1999). Prosecution disclaimer, on the other hand, affects claim construction and applies where an applicant’s actions during prosecution prospectively narrow the literal scope of an otherwise more expansive claim limitation. Omega Eng’g, Inc. v. Raytek Corp., 334 F.3d 1314, 1323–24 (Fed. Cir. 2003). Though distinct, both doctrines serve to constrain the enforceable scope of patent claims commensurate with any subject matter surrendered during prosecution to obtain the patent, and a single action during prosecution can engender both a prosecution disclaimer and prosecution history estoppel. See, e.g., Elkay, 192 F.3d at 978–79, 981; Spectrum Int’l, Inc. v. Sterilite Corp., 164 F.3d 1372, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 1998).
...
See Middleton, Inc. v. Minn. Mining & Mfg. Co., 311 F.3d 1384, 1389 (Fed. Cir. 2002). “When the purported disclaimers are directed to specific claim terms that have been omitted or materially altered in subsequent applications . . . those disclaimers do not apply.” Saunders Grp., Inc. v. Comfortrac, Inc., 492 F.3d 1326, 1333 (Fed. Cir. 2007).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1646 BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC, Defendant-Appellee. 2013-1002 6,153,401 07/322,604 TARANTO claim construction summary judgment of non-infringement Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP; original FROMMER LAWRENCE & HAUG ULM, JOHN D

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
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