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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1746 Ex Parte Yamazaki et al 14366055 - (D) TIMM 103 Chris Mizumoto LEE, JAEYUN

1777 Ex Parte Wilson et al 13480053 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 TraskBritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC PEO, KARA M

The Examiner correctly indicates that the substitution of one known element for a known equivalent is prima facie obvious (see Ans. 14 ). See In re Mayne, 104 F.3d 1339, 1340 (Fed. Cir. 1997). However, the Examiner fails to appreciate that the burden is on the Examiner to first provide evidence establishing that compounds are well-known equivalents/or a specific purpose. See In re 
Christensen, 82 F.2d 715, 716 (CCPA 1936); see also Graver Tank & Mfg. Co. v. Linde Air Prods. Co., 339 U.S. 605, 609 (1950) ("In determining equivalents, things equal to the same thing may not be equal to each other .... Consideration must be given to the purpose for which an ingredient is used in a patent ... and the function which it is intended to perform."). 

Mayne, In re, 104 F.3d 1339, 41 USPQ2d 1451 (Fed. Cir. 1977) 2144.09 2145

Graver Tank & Mfg. Co. v. Linde Air Products, 339 U.S. 605, 85 USPQ 328 (1950) 2183 2184 2186

1779 Ex Parte Rothman 14364439 - (D) TIMM 103 WARE, FRESSOLA, MAGUIRE & BARBER LLP ORME, PATRICK JAMES

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Taylor et al 14062503 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD SHEPARD, JUSTINE

2482 Ex Parte Kaye 13276581 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Brokaw Patent Law, PC MESSMORE, JONATHAN R

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Nedelman 14701786 - (D) MURPHY 103 Ford Global Technologies, LLC/ King & Schickli, PLLC GUTMAN, HILARY L

3626 Ex Parte Fung et al 14039125 - (D) THOMAS 101 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) HOLCOMB, MARK

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3794 Ex Parte Bhatt et al 14535403 - (D) SONG 102 102 Covidien LP FOWLER, DANIEL WAYNE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1641 Ex Parte Yamazaki et al 11968078 - (D) COTTA 112(1) McDermott Will & Emery LLP FOSTER, CHRISTINE E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte OKAZAKI et al 14892251 - (D) DELMENDO 102/103 SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA C/0 KEA TING & BENNETT, LLP FIORITO, JAMES A

1733 Ex Parte PECK et al 14478258 - (D) INGLESE 103 McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC WYSZOMIERSKI, GEORGE P

1776 Ex Parte Martin et al 14490744 - (D) HASTINGS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FG1L HOBSON, STEPHEN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2183 Ex Parte WILSON et al 14667229 - (D) DIXON 102/103 NXP USA, Inc. HUISMAN, DAVID J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2684 Ex Parte BELLOWS 14064119 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 Zebra Technologies Corporation FOXX, CHICO A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Yoo 13465402 - (D) KIM 101/103 MatterLight IP WILDER, ANDREW H

3691 Ex Parte Greim 13112845 - (D) HOFF 103 101/103 Johnson, Marcou & Isaacs, LLC SHRESTHA, BIJENDRA K

3691 Ex Parte Bruno 13412758 - (D) KIM 112(1)/101 MAIER & MAIER, PLLC VYAS, ABHISHEK

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Rao et al 12966852 - (D) JENKS 112(1)/103 Foley & Lardner LLP TON, MARTIN TRUYEN