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Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Boris P. Kovatchev et al. 12664444 GRIMES 101 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (UVA) RIGGS II, LARRY D

1649 Ernest S. Smith et al. 13842523 GRIMES 103/OTDP FisherBroyles, LLP - MAIN CN FONTAINHAS, AURORA M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Shinichi Maeda et al. 14226225 SMITH 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. LISTVOYB, GREGORY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Thomas B. Richardson et al. 13981974 CASS 103 MacDermid Performance Solutions - Patents c/o Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP SLUTSKER, JULIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3646 Qui V. Le 13343067 WOOD 103 41.50 101 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC DAVIS, SHARON M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Riccardo Palumbo 12993997 GREENHUT 102 Sealed Air Corporation TAWFIK, SAMEH

3747 Sven Hartmann et al. 13140948 CALVE 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Bosch) ZALESKAS, JOHN M

3774 Bjoern Klocke et al. 13191647 HOSKINS 103 GREER, BURNS & CRAIN, LTD LOPEZ, LESLIE ANN

“A reference may be said to teach away when a person of ordinary skill, upon reading the reference, would be discouraged from following the path set out in the reference, or would be led in a direction divergent from the path that was taken by the applicant.”  Polaris Indus., Inc. v. Arctic Cat, Inc., 882 F.3d 1056, 1069 (Fed. Cir. 2018) (quoting Ricoh Co., Ltd. v. Quanta Comput. Inc., 550 F.3d 1325, 1332 (Fed. Cir. 2008)).  Further, “a reference ‘must [be] considered for all it taught, disclosures that diverged and taught away from the invention at hand as well as disclosures that pointed towards and taught the invention at hand.’”  Id. (quoting Ashland Oil, Inc. v. Delta Resins & Refractories, Inc., 776 F.2d 281, 296 (Fed. Cir. 1985)).  Thus, “even if a reference is not found to teach away, its statements regarding preferences are relevant to a finding regarding whether a skilled artisan would be motivated to combine that reference with another reference” in the manner claimed.  Id. (citing Apple Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., 839 F.3d 1034, 1051 n.15 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (en banc)).

Ashland Oil, Inc. v. Delta Resins & Refractories, Inc., 776 F.2d 281, 227 USPQ 657 (Fed. Cir. 1985)  716.01(b) ,   716.01(c) ,  2145

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Glen De Vries et al. 14066421 THOMAS 101/103 101 Steptoe & Johnson LLP ELLIS, MATTHEW J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Moo Young Kim et al. 14712849 COURTENAY 101 101 Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A. SHAH, BHARATKUMAR S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2894 Tetyana Vdovina et al. 14922276 INGLESE 101 101 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company TURNER, BRIAN

Affirmed 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Frederick Dewey et al. 13445925 FREDMAN 101 KPPB LLP BRUSCA, JOHN S

1633 Randall T. Moon et al. 13736539 FLAX 103 Nixon Peabody LLP (UWC4C) LONG, SCOTT

1642 Martin Leonard. Ashdown et al. 14579487 COTTA 103 101 41.50 103 Sheridan Ross PC HALVORSON, MARK

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Damian Daykin 14245223 RANGE 103 Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. THOMAS, BINU

1735 Srikanth Chandrudu. Kottilingam et al. 14037887 HOUSE 103 McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC HILL, STEPHANI A

1792 David Voisin et al. 12092642 WILSON 103 RATNERPRESTIA THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2129 Johnathan Bachrach et al. 13740093 JEFFERY 101 Artegis Law Group, LLP LUU, CUONG V

2177 Vivek Hebbar 12756798 CHUNG 103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Adobe Inc.) FABER, DAVID

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ajit A. Dhavle et al. 12836205 MEDLOCK 101 FIALA & WEAVER P.L.L.C. PAULSON, SHEETAL R.

3668 Al Chakra et al. 14497035 CAPP 103 41.50 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC MARTINEZ BORRERO, LUIS A

3668 Al Chakra et al. 14725902 CAPP 103 41.50 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC MARTINEZ BORRERO, LUIS A

3683 Krishna Kishore. Dhara et al. 13308832 NAPPI 103 101 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. KARMIS, ALISSA D

3688 Debashis Ghosh et al. 14269685 BAUMEISTER 102 101 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC FRUNZI, VICTORIA E.

3689 Paul Morinville 13244613 DANG 112(2) 101/103 Loveless Law Group, PLLC NGUYEN, TAN D

3692 Freddy Guime et al. 13739531 GRIMES 101 41.50 101 LOEB & LOEB, LLP POE, KEVIN T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3783 Joshua Stopek et al. 13780121 HOELTER 102/103 Covidien LP MEDWAY, SCOTT J