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Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte Augesky 13513033 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Cozen O'Connor AHMAD, SHAHZEB K

Although one of ordinary skill in the art might not be deterred from making a design modification due to an increase in cost or complexity (see In re Farrenkopf, 713 F.2d 714, 718 (Fed. Cir. 1983)), the ordinary artisan certainly would weigh such drawbacks against the benefits of making the modification. We agree with Appellant that the Examiner has not explained how the proposed modification of Kuwabara’s Figure 4 embodiment provides a benefit or solution to a problem that is not addressed adequately by the Figure 4 embodiment. 

Farrenkopf, In re, 713 F.2d 714, 219 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2145

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Grunert et al 12290485 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LU, JIPING

Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte HOLAHAN 13025882 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C. JONES, DAMERON LEVEST

1625 Ex Parte BETTONI et al 13852234 - (D) MILLS 103 Silvia Salvadori, P.C. O DELL, DAVID K

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte D’SILVA et al 12754461 - (D) DELMENDO 102/103 JOHNS MANVILLE CHRISS, JENNIFER A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2445 Ex Parte Johnston et al 13931967 - (D) YAP 102/103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. JAKOVAC, RYAN J

2454 Ex Parte Nguyen 13673408 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Fish & Richardson P.C. (Blackberry) HACKENBERG, RACHEL J

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