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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Lee et al 13391080 - (D) KENNEDY 102 Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC TRAN, LIEN THUY

Although we agree with the Examiner that the disputed limitation is a functional limitation, to the extent that functional limitations imply structure, they cannot be ignored. See, e.g., Textron Innovations Inc. v. Am. Eurocopter Corp., 498 F. App’x 23, 28 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (“In certain circumstances functional language may be used to add limitations to an apparatus claim.”) (citing K-2 Corp. v. Salomon S.A., 191 F.3d 1356, 1363 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (“[T]he functional language tells us something about the structural requirements . . . .”)). By its plain language, claim 3 requires a rotating unit that is structurally capable of “rotating] a dumpling wrapper cut by the cutting unit relative to a dumpling die,” such as the rotating unit described by the Appellants’ Specification. See, e.g., Spec. 10:5-11; Fig. 7.

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Souparis et al 13522796 - (D) McMILLIN 103 41.50 112(2) BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. SUN, HAI TAO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Foster et al 14038437 - (D) STRAUSS 103 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Google) WHITTINGTON, JESS

3691 Ex Parte Wooldridge et al 14157462 - (D) FETTING 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SV) PRESTON, JOHN O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Nutaro et al 13406040 - (D) FREDMAN 103 HONEYWELL/LKGlobal BERHANU, ETSUB D

3742 Ex Parte Donarski et al 13316651 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 SINGH, AMIT K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2182 Ex Parte SEO et al 14606240 - (D) WINSOR 102/103 112(2)/102/103 41.50 112(2) F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC VICARY, KEITH E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Libbus et al 13792805 - (D) NEWMAN 102/103 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC ALTER MORSCHAUSER, ALYSSA MARGO

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Bauman et al 14068747 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103/double patenting MYERS BIGEL, P.A. HAGHIGHATIAN, MINA

1626 Ex Parte Wang et al 13831706 - (D) SMITH 103 FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP RODRIGUEZ-GARCIA, VALERIE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2495 Ex Parte Gladwin et al 13919210 - (D) HUME 103/double patenting Garlick & Markison (IBM) ZHU, ZHIMEI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2623 Ex Parte Ozbek 11574130 - (D) TROCK 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP XAVIER, ANTONIO J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte van Diggelen et al 12026915 - (D) CUTITTA 103 112(1) STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3628 Ex Parte Rosalik 13273309 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/103 Cantor Colburn LLP-General Motors TALLMAN, BRIAN A

3662 Ex Parte Moore et al 13632085 - (D) SHAW 103 DLA Piper LLP (US) PATEL, SHARDUL D

3665 Ex Parte Koll et al 13896684 - (D) FETTING 101/double patenting Blueshift IP LLC SHAAWAT, MUSSA A

3685 Ex Parte Khanna et al 11618309 - (D) FETTING 112(1) 101/103 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GROUP LLC KIM, STEVEN S

3686 Ex Parte Wang 12634009 - (D) FETTING 103 Blairtech Solution LLC NG, JONATHAN K

3688 Ex Parte Blagg et al 11956256 - (D) FETTING 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP STIBLEY, MICHAEL R

3691 Ex Parte Boberski et al 13707185 - (D) WIEDER 101 Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC/CME POINVIL, FRANTZY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Daniel 13440623 - (D) FETTING 102/103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN NORTON, JOHN J

3746 Ex Parte Burton et al 12404443 - (D) CALVE 103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. OMGBA, ESSAMA