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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

REVERSED 
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 
Ex Parte Rinker et al SCHEINER 103(a) JOHNSON & JOHNSON 

Ex Parte Fulton et al PRATS 103(a) DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS SC 

Ex Parte Houze FREDMAN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP 

Ex Parte Houze FREDMAN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER, LLP 

Ex Parte Houze FREDMAN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP 

Ex Parte Orihashi et al GRIMES 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. 2100 Computer Architecture and Software Ex Parte Anchier COURTENAY 103(a) FENWICK & WEST LLP 

Ex Parte Bigus et al BARRETT 102(b)/103(a) IBM CORPORATION 

2600 Communications 
Ex Parte Itagi et al NAPPI 103(a) LARA A. NORTHROP PIETRAGALLO, BOSICK & GORDON 

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review 
Ex Parte Classen et al HORNER 103(a) BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION 

Ex Parte Feeley TURNER 102(b) HODGSON RUSS LLP 

Ex Parte Webster STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC 

Where the proposed modification would render the prior art invention being modified unsatisfactory for its intended purpose, the proposed modification would not have been obvious. See Tec Air Inc. v. Denso Mfg.Mich. Inc., 192 F.3d 1353, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 1999); In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900, 902 (Fed. Cir. 1984). "A reference may be said to teach away when a person of ordinary skill, upon [examining] 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." In re Gurley, 27 F.3d 551, 553 (Fed. Cir. 1994). 

Gordon, In re, 733 F.2d 900, 221 USPQ 1125 (Fed. Cir. 1984) . . . . . . . . . .2143.01, 2144.08 

Gurley, In re, 27 F.3d 551, 31 USPQ2d 1130 (Fed. Cir. 1994). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2123, 2145 

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design 
Ex Parte McLisky O’NEILL 103(a) S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. 

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 
Ex Parte Lorens et al PRATS 102(b)/103(a) KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP 

2100 Computer Architecture and Software 
Ex Parte Andreev et al LUCAS 102(e)/103(a) SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS 

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review 
Ex parte BUFFALOSTONE, INC. LEE 112(2)/103(a) SANTANGELO LAW OFFICES, P.C. 

Ex Parte Feeley et al TURNER 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) HODGSON RUSS LLP

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