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Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte Murphy et al 11412450 - (D) ADAMS 103 Armstrong Teasdale LLP POPA, ILEANA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Laermer 10519724 - (D) SMITH 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP DHINGRA, RAKESH KUMAR

1727 Ex Parte Muraoka et al 10586602 - (D) KIMLIN 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP ARCIERO, ADAM A

1729 Ex Parte Stengelin et al 11397199 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION HODGE, ROBERT W

The prior art structure must be capable of performing the function without further programming. Typhoon Touch Techs., Inc. v. Dell, Inc., 659 F.3d 1376, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (discussing Microprocessor Enhancement Corp. v. Texas Instruments, Inc., 520 F.3d 1367 (Fed.Cir.2008)).

1741 Ex Parte George 10858095 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 MARSHALL & MELHORN, LLC LAZORCIK, JASON L

1775 Ex Parte Oyler 11966898 - (D) SMITH 103 THORPE NORTH & WESTERN, LLP. GRAHAM, CHANTEL LORAN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Kresse et al 11520157 - (D) POTHIER 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) ABB Inc. HUYNH, KIM T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Dispensa et al 10621669 - (D) DIXON 103 Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.P.A. KEEHN, RICHARD G

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte Gerlach et al 09780876 - (D) HUGHES 103 MICHAEL O. SCHEINBERG SOUW, BERNARD E

When the PTO rejects a patent for obviousness, it “must not only assure that the requisite findings are made, based on evidence of record, but must also explain the reasoning by which the findings are deemed to support the agency’s conclusion.” In re Lee, 277 F.3d 1338, 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2002).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3632 Ex Parte Bauerly 10763426 - (D) ASTORINO 103 Law Office of Ronald Shea LE, TAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3738 Ex Parte Hsu et al 12052452 - (D) SNEDDEN 102 SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP MATHEW, SEEMA

3742 Ex Parte Ohara 11129778 - (D) RICE 103 RATNERPRESTIA HEINRICH, SAMUEL M

3748 Ex Parte Pfaeffle et al 11045175 - (D) BAHR 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP TRAN, BINH Q

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Rapp et al 09956624 - (D) PERRY 102 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 GRAYBEAL JACKSON LLP BIAGINI, CHRISTOPHER D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Schilling et al 10787432 - (D) EVANS Concurring POTHIER 102/103 102 DAFFER MCDANIEL LLP CORRIELUS, JEAN B

(See Welker Bearing Co., v. PHD, Inc., 550 F.3d 1090, 1096 (internal quotation marks omitted) (noting “[t]he generic terms 'mechanism,' 'means,' 'element,' and 'device,' typically do not connote sufficiently definite structure to avoid means-plus-function treatment”).

2625 Ex Parte Ferlitsch 09967592 - (D) HOFF 103 103 KRIEGER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. HANG, VU B

2629 Ex Parte Parker et al 10742365 - (D) POTHIER 102 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MOON, SEOKYUN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3733 Ex Parte Tuma et al 11122758 - (D) GRIMES 103 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP DON W. BULSON (BRAI) HARVEY, JULIANNA NANCY

3761 Ex Parte FELT et al 11668715 - (D) WALSH 103 103 Terumo BCT, Inc MARCETICH, ADAM M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Narayanan et al 10850546 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS LOVE, TREVOR M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte Lau et al 11510883 - (D) NAGUMO 103 Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC FLETCHER III, WILLIAM P

1762 Ex Parte Hellsten et al 10520491 - (D) McKELVEY 103 AKZO NOBEL INC. METZMAIER, DANIEL S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Devore et al 11554255 - (D) HUGHES 103 WILLIAMS, MORGAN & AMERSON PHANTANA ANGKOOL, DAVID

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Hamalainen et al 09827593 - (D) BISK 103 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC SHAW, YIN CHEN

2494 Ex Parte Devine et al 11023953 - (D) BENOIT 102/103 VERIZON ABRISHAMKAR, KAVEH

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2629 Ex Parte Hernandez et al 11353747 - (D) DILLON 103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. PATEL, PREMAL R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2822 Ex Parte Rhodes et al 11213278 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 Wells St. John P.S. TRINH, MICHAEL MANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Glasgow et al 11872063 - (D) FITZPATRICK 103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP BLACK, MELISSA ANN

3623 Ex Parte Koller et al 10135885 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 101 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP BOYCE, ANDRE D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Mostafavi et al 10664213 - (D) WALSH 103 BLAKELY, SOKOLOFF, TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP CWERN, JONATHAN

3738 Ex Parte Li 11978790 - (D) FREDMAN 103 MAYER & WILLIAMS PC SCHALL, MATTHEW WAYNE

3739 Ex Parte Dvoretzky et al 11087492 - (D) MILLS 112(1)/112(2)/103 WARE FRESSOLA VAN DER SLUYS & ADOLPHSON, LLP SMITH, KAITLYN ELIZABETH  

REHEARING  

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Eaton 11145716 - (D) WALSH 102 CARSTENS & CAHOON, LLP SCHLIENTZ, NATHAN W  

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1773 Ex Parte Tsui 11850527 - (R) GAUDETTE 102 WANG & HO WARDEN, JILL ALICE

1789 Ex Parte GORDON 11627227 - (R) GARRIS 103 DITTHAVONG MORI & STEINER, P.C. GEORGE, PATRICIA ANN

1789 Ex Parte Gordon 10151106 - (R) GARRIS 103 DITTHAVONG MORI & STEINER, P.C. GEORGE, PATRICIA ANN

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2453 Ex Parte Bernoth 11050187 - (R) HUGHES 102 IBM CORPORATION TESLOVICH, TAMARA

2472 Ex Parte Guingo et al 10732529 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 103 Kramer & Amado, P.C. CHRISS, ANDREW W

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