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Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Jung et al 11516689 - (D) GRIMES 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Constellation Law Group, PLLC CLOW, LORI A

“Use of the term ‘means’ in a claim limitation creates a presumption that section 112, paragraph 6 has been invoked, but that presumption may be rebutted if the properly construed claim limitation itself recites sufficiently definite structure to perform the claimed function.” Kemco Sales, 208 F.3d at 1361. In this case, claims 1 and 49 use the term “means” and recite no structures to perform the claimed functions. We therefore conclude that the claims invoke 35 U.S.C. § 112, sixth paragraph. 

Section 112, paragraph 6 provides that a patentee [or applicant] may define the structure for performing a particular function generically through the use of a means expression, provided that it discloses specific structure(s) corresponding to that means in the patent specification. . . . As such, [the court has] referred to section 112, paragraph 6 as embodying a statutory quid pro quo. . . . If a patentee [or applicant] fails to satisfy the bargain because of a failure to disclose adequate structure, the claim will be rendered . . . indefinite under section 112, paragraph 2. 

Id. at 1360-61. The rules that “structure corresponding to the claimed function must be disclosed in the specification with clear linkage between the structure and the claimed function serve worthy goals. Such rules are intended to produce certainty in result.” Medical Instrumentation and Diagnostics Corp. v. Elekta AB, 344 F.3d 1205, 1220 (Fed. Cir. 2003). “A computer-implemented means-plus-function term is limited to the corresponding structure disclosed in the specification and equivalents thereof, and the corresponding structure is the algorithm.” Harris Corp., 417 F.3d at 1253.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Hjelm 12118849 - (D) CALVE 103 Leffler Intellectual Property Law, PLLC VU, VIET DUY

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Kerofsky 11293066 - (D) CURCURI, 112(1)/112(2)/102(e)/103 CHERNOFF VILHAUER MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP WANG, JIN CHENG

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Bartolome 12039988 - (D) CHUNG 103 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES KURIEN, CHRISTEN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte Kiefel et al 12066115 - (D) GOODSON 103 103 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. HIJAZ, OMAR F

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Velusamy 11935261 - (D) KOHUT 103 VERIZON MAHMOOD, REZWANUL

2186 Ex Parte Ahluwalia et al 11223559 - (D) NEW 103 Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC ALSIP, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Schofield et al 11469395 - (D) WEINSCHENK 102/103 CHRISTOPHER & WEISBERG, P.A. MURRAY, DANIEL C

2487 Ex Parte Subramanian et al 10892897 - (D) JEFFERY 103 Foley & Lardner LLP/ Broadcom Corporation CZEKAJ, DAVID J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2874 Ex Parte Gill et al 11376491 - (D) DELMENDO 102/103 FLETCHER YODER (LUCENT) TRAN, HOANG Q


Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte McGowan et al 11303990 - (D) DESHPANDE 102(e)/103 WITHROW & TERRANOVA, P.L.L.C. UDDIN, MOHAMMED R


Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Requester and Respondent v. X IMMUNOMEDICS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6653104 et al 09/986,119 95000062 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP Third-Party Requester: Woodcock Washburn LLP TURNER, SHARON L original PARK, HANKYEL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3713 Ex parte WALKER DIGITAL, LLC Ex Parte 6,110,041 et al 08/775,388 90012333 - (D) KOHUT 102(e)/103 FAHMI, SELLERS, EMBERT & DAVITZ Ascenda Law Group, PC THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Callie A. Pendergrass c/o Erise IP, P.A. SAGER, MARK ALAN original PARADISO, JOHN ROGER

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