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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Cook et al FREDMAN 103(a) BRETT L. NELSON EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Chen et al JEFFERY 103(a) Samuel H. Dworetsky AT&T CORP.

Generally, a preamble limits the invention if it recites essential structure or steps, or if it is “necessary to give life, meaning, and vitality” to the claim. . . . Conversely, a preamble is not limiting “where a patentee defines a structurally complete invention in the claim body and uses the preamble only to state a purpose or intended use for the invention.” Catalina Marketing Int’l, Inc. v. Coolsavings.com, Inc., 289 F.3d 801, 808 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (citations omitted). See also Rowe v. Dror, 112 F.3d 473, 478 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (noting that when the claim preamble recites structural limitations of the claimed invention, the USPTO must give effect to that usage).

Catalina Mktg. Int’l v. Coolsavings.com, Inc., 289 F.3d 801, 62 USPQ2d 1781(Fed. Cir. 2002).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2111.02

Ex Parte Vincent LUCAS 103(a) FLEIT GIBBONS GUTMAN BONGINI & BIANCO P.L.

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Damikolas McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C.

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
Ex Parte Haefner SILVERBERG 102(b)/103(a) HOLLINGSWORTH & FUNK

Ex Parte Lee et al SILVERBERG 103(a) SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A.

Ex Parte Vanderhye et al KERINS 102(b)/103(a) ROBERT A. VANDERHYE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Wollenberg FREDMAN 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) MICHAEL E. CARMEN, ESQ. M. CARMEN & ASSOCIATES, PLLC

See, e.g., Seattle Box Co., Inc. v. Industrial Crating & Packing, Inc., 731 F.2d 818, 826 (Fed. Cir. 1984) (“When a word of degree is used … [it] must [be determined] whether the patent's specification provides some standard for measuring that degree.”).


Seattle Box Co. v. Industrial Crating & Packing, Inc., 731 F.2d 818, 221 USPQ 568 (Fed. Cir. 1984) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2173.05(b)

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Keane et al LORIN, Opinion Dissenting and Concurring filed by FREDMAN 102(e)/103(a) VISTA PRINT USA, INC.

Ex Parte Renner SILVERBERG 102(b)/103(a) DAVIDSON, DAVIDSON & KAPPEL, LLC

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