PTAB.US

PTAB.US: Decisions of PTAB Patent Trial and Appeal Board Updated Daily.

Search This Blog

Loading...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

breslow

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2139 Ex Parte HUANG et al 12870596 - (D) KENNY 102/103 41.50 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP/CISC SADLER, NATHAN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Kawahara et al 13609494 - (D) HOMERE 103 KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP PARK, SUNGHYOUN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Ichikawa et al 13004829 - (D) HORNER 112(1)/103 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP/Nike GORDEN, RAEANN

We are aware of no legal authority requiring that a specification enable a final product when a claim is directed to a transitory product. Rather, the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (“MPEP”) instructs that “for unstable and transitory chemical intermediates, the ‘how to make’ requirement [of 35 U.S.C. § 112, first paragraph] does not require that the applicant teach how to make the claimed product in stable, permanent or isolatable form.” MPEP § 2164.01(b) (9th ed.) (July 2015 revision) (citing In re Breslow, 616 F.2d 516, 521 (CCPA 1980) (reversing rejections under 35 U.S.C. §§ 101 and 112, first paragraph, for lack of enablement and holding that chemical intermediates are patentable compositions of matter under § 101 even if they are “transitory, unstable, and non-isolatable”). 
...

In this case, as in Breslow, the claimed golf ball cover, while temporary, does exist.  Breslow, 616 F.2d at 518, 521 (the court noting that in the enablement rejection, the board “was too literal about the need for the artisan to be in possession of the claimed compounds in the sense of hold them for a time in his hands in a ‘reasonable stable’ form”)

Breslow, In re, 616 F.2d 516, 205 USPQ 221 (CCPA 1980) 2164.01(b)

3733 Ex Parte Schreiber et al 12601406 - (D) PLENZLER 103 41.50 112(2) Abel Law Group, LLP MAHMUD, ATIYA S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Kapser et al 12619405 - (D) DENNETT 102/103 102 DICKE, BILLIG & CZAJA SCHINDLER, DAVID M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Tiegs 12646939 - (D) JESCHKE 103 102/103 RYLANDER & ASSOCIATES PC LAUX, DAVID J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2469 Ex Parte Cooper 13144904 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. JANGBAHADUR, LAKERAM

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Drummond et al 13640276 - (D) HOELTER 103 SCULLY SCOTT MURPHY & PRESSER, PC JOHNS, HILARY LYNN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Dane et al 13087722 - (D) HOSKINS 112(2)/102 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. ACKUN, JACOB K

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Elias 11620424 - (D) BEAMER 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA OKEBATO, SAHLU