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Friday, December 15, 2017

geneva, orthokinetics, schreiber

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1779 Ex Parte HOLZMANN et al 11869229 - (D) OWENS 112(1)/102/103 Foley & Lardner LLP ANDERSON, DENISE R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Malecki 13406924 - (D) BROWN 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY IBRONI, STEFAN

3744 Ex Parte CUR et al 13108183 - (D) CALVE Concurring CAPP 103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION TADESSE, MARTHA

3745 Ex Parte Gabeiras et al 13339973 - (D) BROWNE 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. EDGAR, RICHARD A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Qian et al 13399496 - (D) McNEILL 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION LE, THUYKHANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte PERVAN et al 13670039 - (D) GREENHUT 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC A, PHI DIEU TRAN

Claims 1 and 9 present issues similar to those discussed by our reviewing court in Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, 349 F.3d 1373, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2003), where a functional interaction with some broad class of unclaimed subject matter is used to define the scope of the subject matter actually claimed.  ...

There is nothing wrong with this style of claiming per se. However, as discussed in Geneva, the scope of the claim becomes highly dependent upon the unclaimed thing, there the bacteria, here the groove, chosen as a basis to analyze the claim. Where that unclaimed subject matter has limits reasonably ascertainable by those skilled in the art, the claim may be quite broad, but not necessarily indefinite. See, e.g., Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (defining the size of the front legs of a travel wheelchair relative to a space between a doorframe and seat of an unclaimed automobile); In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1477-78 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (defining the claimed dispensing top by its interaction with kernels of popped popcorn). 

Geneva Pharms. Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, 349 F.3d 1373, 68 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 804.01, 814

Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565, 1 USPQ2d 1081 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2173.02 2173.05(b)

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

3695 Ex Parte Ferris et al 12628156 - (D) MacDONALD 101 LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP / Red Hat OYEBISI, OJO O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Kadlec et al 14273535 - (D) CAPP 101 STANDLEY LAW GROUP LLP CUFF, MICHAEL A

3753 Ex Parte Jarvis 14269091 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 CROSE LAW LLC HOOK, JAMES F

Thursday, December 14, 2017

stepan2

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1674 Ex Parte COLLARD et al 14546828 - (D) SCHNEIDER 102/103 OPKO Health, Inc. CHONG, KIMBERLY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Hauschild et al 13828485 - (D) BENNETT Dissenting WHITEHEAD JR. 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP TRAN, TAN H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Nix et al 13894870 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP MONSHI, SAMIRA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2637 Ex Parte Guy et al 14531635 - (D) DIXON 112(1) CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC LI, SHI K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Apte et al 12408219 - (D) DELMENDO 103 FAY SHARPE LLP / XEROX - PARC BRYANT, MICHAEL C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3647 Ex Parte Basso et al 13971916 - (D) JESCHKE 103 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK RODRIGUEZ, VICENTE M

We agree with Appellants that, in the context of a rejection based on routine optimization, a showing of “criticality” comes as one potential rebuttal to a prima facie case. See In re Stepan Co., 868 F.3d 1342, 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2017); Reply Br. 2 (“Appellants do not have the burden of presenting evidence of criticality because a prima facie case of obviousness was not yet established.”)

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Schmidt 12998250 - (D) HORNER 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC SIMS III, JAMES F

3742 Ex Parte Tingley 12892162 - (D) REIMERS 103 FROST RROWN TODD T T C ROSS, DANA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Porter 13000048 - (D) BAHR 103 103 Manelli Selter PLLC LOEPPKE, JANIE MEREDITH

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Folmsbee et al 13720200 - (D) SQUIRE 103 MILLER IP GROUP, PLC D'ANIELLO, NICHOLAS P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2446 Ex Parte Granger et al 13613617 - (D) MacDONALD 101/103 Winstead PC (IF) GRIJALVA LOB OS, BORIS D

2466 Ex Parte Cholas et al 12620134 - (D) CHUNG 103 Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP OH, ANDREW CHUNG SUK

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Koo et al 14633904 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 41.50 103 Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC - Varian SMITH, BRADLEY

2864 Ex Parte Jones et al 14344842 - (D) GAUDETTE 101 HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP ISLAM, MOHAMMAD K

2881 Ex Parte Takahashi et al 13260061 - (D) PRAISS 103 Chris Mizumoto OSENBAUGH-STEWART, ELIZA W

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Fox 14482106 - (D) HOMERE 101 Garlick & Markison (IH) REFAI, RAMSEY

3683 Ex Parte STENGARD et al 12561653 - (D) COURTENAY 101 MILES & STOCKBRIDGE, P.C. PADOT, TIMOTHY

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Shiao et al 13723559 - (D) TIMM 103 PAUL AND PAUL VAN SELL, NATHAN L

REEXAMINATION

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2628 Ex parte APPLE INC. Appellant Ex Parte RE41922 et al 90013146 - (D) CHEN SNQ MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP CRAVER, CHARLES R original NGUYEN, PHU K

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

chaganti

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2486 Ex Parte Conroy 13817456 - (D) HOWARD 102/103 CrownoverLaw SOSANYA, OBAFEMI OLUDAYO

2487 Ex Parte Engedal 13900158 - (D) BUI 103 Blank Rome LLP Apple SLATER, ALISON T

 See In re Chaganti554 F. App’x 917, 922 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (“It is not enough to say that... to do so would ‘have been obvious to one of ordinary skill.’. . . Such circular reasoning is not sufficient—more is needed to sustain an obviousness rejection.”)

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Tseng 12395705 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Blue Capital Law Firm P.C. BEHNAMIAN, SHAHRIAR

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Maute et al 14159163 - (D) CAPP 102 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP MORGAN, EILEEN P

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Chen et al 13689508 - (D) BUI 103 103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A. BRANIFF, CHRISTOPHER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Leser et al 13525640 - (D) BAHR 103 112(1)/103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) PERREAULT, ANDREW D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Patel 12906419 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP (TUC) KOSTURKO, GEORGE W

1634 Ex Parte YAMADA et al 12541008 - (D) FREDMAN 101 41.50 101 Agilent Technologies, Inc. SISSON, BRADLEY L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Shaul et al 14355097 - (D) HASTINGS 103 HP Inc. CULLER, JILL E

2864 Ex Parte Looze et al 14699105 - (D) DELMENDO 101 FIALA & WEAVER P.L.L.C. SUGLO, JANET L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Power et al 14011068 - (D) CRAIG 103 Brooks Kushman P.C. / Meritor COOLMAN, VAUGHN

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Gerber 11591294 - (R) FREDMAN 103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A D ABREU, MICHAEL JOSEPH

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

samiran

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1785 Ex Parte Thiagarajan et al 13268232 - (D) SNAY 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP POLLEY, CHRISTOPHER M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte BLACKWELL et al 11833078 - (D) SHAW 112(1)/101/103 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon P.C. LIN, SHEW FEN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte SLOAN et al 14321190 - (D) PINKERTON 112(2)/103 Squire PB (NVA/DC Office) ELMEJJARMI, ABDELILLAH

2893 Ex Parte Yang et al 13799955 - (D) OWENS 103 41.50 103 W&T/Qualcomm BODNAR, JOHN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte YOON et al 13081981 - (D) PESLAK 103 41.50 112(2) STEIN IP, LLC CARLSON, MARC

3782 Ex Parte Wiley et al 13623738 - (D) LANEY 103 QUINE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, P.C. HELVEY, PETER N.

Nor do we find appropriate the Examiner’s reliance on the use of “comprising” in claims 1, 14, and 21 to interpret these claims so broadly they encompass holes in a rigid portion of the pouch. In re Samiran, 86 F.2d 756, 758 (CCPA 1936) (“the meaning of the word ‘comprising’ cannot be construed to extend so far as to eliminate the expressed limitations which the appellant has placed within his claims”). 

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Brown et al 11454819 - (D) KIM 103 103 TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C.

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Nastacio 11954733 - (D) WIEDER 112(1) 112(1) 41.50 112(1) Kunzler, PC./RSW COPPOLA, JACOB C

3695 Ex Parte Lin et al 12286488 - (D) KIM 101 101 DENTONS US LLP - Apple SUBRAMANIAN, NARAYANSWAMY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Shirvanian et al 12495839 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL PARK, LISA S

1734 Ex Parte Gazarian 13497295 - (D) McGEE 103 FITCH, EVEN, TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP NASSIRI MOTLAGH, ANITA

1767 Ex Parte Farrugia et al 15143099 - (D) SNAY 103 PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN, LLP (Xerox) KOLLIAS, ALEXANDER C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2181 Ex Parte Cheng et al 13168666 - (D) STRAUSS 103 VLP Law Group LLP TAYLOR, BROOKE JAZMOND

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Holden et al 13775956 - (D) NAPPI 101 BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD MENDOZA, JUNIOR O

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Hiroshima et al 12668230 - (D) CAPP 103 BGL/Ann Arbor PHAM, THANH T

3686 Ex Parte Cohen-Solal et al 13580387 - (D) SILVERMAN 102 101 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS WILLIAMS, TERESA S

3687 Ex Parte Tamari et al 14106494 - (D) KIM 101 41.50 101 Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP Blackhawk Network, Inc. CRAWLEY, TALIA F

3691 Ex Parte Nguyen 10119995 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC KAZIMI, HANI M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte O’CONNOR 13696922 - (D) NEW 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS JANG, CHRISTIAN YONGKYUN

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte Han et al 13572438 - (D) JEFFERY 103 DOCKET CLERK HAIDER, SYED

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte G√ľndogan 13887479 - (D) BAIN 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. EVANS, BRYAN A

Thursday, December 7, 2017

plantronics

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Ranade et al 12747430 - (D) GRIMES 103 Avon Products, Inc. BROWE, DAVID

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte Jenkins et al 13570536 - (D) FRAHM 103 Kunzler, PC./RSW ALLEN, NICHOLAS E

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2485 Ex Parte LEE et al 13350293 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 HONEYWELL/WOOD PHILLIPS CARTER, RICHARD BRUCE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2899 Ex Parte Yan et al 13074888 - (D) OWENS 103 SLATER MATSIL, LLP/Infineon LEE, JAE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Miocinovic et al 12409315 - (D) MEYERS 102 The Marbury Law Group/Qualcomm AMSDELL, DANA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Genn 11632821 - (D) KNIGHT 102/103 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP SCRUGGS, ROBERT J

3731 Ex Parte Dugan et al 11173713 - (D) FREDMAN 103 SQUIRE PB (Abbott) OU, JING RUI

3747 Ex Parte KUHN et al 13591764 - (D) KNIGHT 112(1)/112(2)/103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP SCHARPF, SUSAN E

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2172 Ex Parte Schwartz et al 13812600 - (D) PINKERTON 103 102/103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise YI, RINNA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Gadomski et al 13577501 - (D) ASTORINO 103 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC NEUBAUER, THOMAS L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3782 Ex Parte Tate 13793146 - (D) HOSKINS 112(2)/102/103 102/103 Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. (San Francisco) THEIS, MATTHEW T

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Filipcsei et al 13378640 - (D) KATZ 112(2)/103 Jason D. Voight BROWE, DAVID

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Lundberg 14628941 - (D) WINSOR 101 41.50 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. HOANG, HAU HAI

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2469 Ex Parte Bontu et al 13627647 - (D) HOMERE 103 Fish & Richardson P.C. (Blackberry) MCCALLUM, LATRESA A

2485 Ex Parte Kumar et al 12964778 - (D) CRAIG 102/103 HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP LEE, Y YOUNG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Hou et al 13589958 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. HOANG, PETER

2657 Ex Parte Brun 13600329 - (D) BEAMER 101 FAY SHARPE / XEROX - ROCHESTER JACKSON, JAKIEDA R

2676 Ex Parte Liguori et al 14720910 - (D) KUMAR 103 William Propp, Esq. CHEN, HUO LONG

2697 Ex Parte LEE et al 13015998 - (D) HOWARD 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP YANG, NAN-YING

The requirement for a reason to combine the reference acts as a check on the potential for the improper use of hindsight. See Plantronics, Inc. v. Aliph, Inc., 724 F.3d 1343, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2013 (holding that an articulated reasoning “is especially important to guard against the dangers of hindsight bias”)

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Khan K et al 13575126 - (D) MEYERS 102/103 101/102/103 FIALA & WEAVER P.L.L.C. WEISENFELD, ARYAN E

3691 Ex Parte Coleman 13709422 - (D) SHAH 101 DENTONS US LLP (CITI CUSTOMER NUMBER) AKINTOLA, OLABODE

3696 Ex Parte Priyadarshan et al 12854811 - (D) WIEDER 101 Polsinelli PC Polsinelli — Apple Inc. BOVEJA, NAMRATA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3782 Ex Parte Petkovsek 14208261 - (D) O’HANLON 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. BATTISTI, DEREK J

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

fairwarningIP, bancorp

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2126 Ex Parte Imes et al 14508152 - (D) EVANS 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP LAUGHLIN, NATHAN L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Ex Parte Meng et al 14095846 - (D) PYONIN 103 LEE & HAYES, PLLC FAROOQUI, QUAZI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Chrabascz et al 13559976 - (D) ASTORINO 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. YOUNGER, SEAN JERRARD

3747 Ex Parte Feuchter et al 13381544 - (D) SMEGAL 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP STAUBACH, CARL C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3676 Ex Parte Wassermann et al 12170573 - (D) OSINSKI 102 101 CANTOR COLBURN LLP- BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED BOMAR, THOMAS S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Johnson et al 13394844 - (D) COTTA 103 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY MAI, HAO D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 Ex Parte Lakso et al 13514864 - (D) DERRICK 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP FORREST, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Woods et al 13964168 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 EIP US LLP AHN, SANGWOO

2179 Ex Parte Toney et al 13104241 - (D) HUME 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP DUCKWORTH, JIANMEI F

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Burns et al 13647669 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - QUAL KHAN, MEHMOOD B

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Grosskopf et al 12955340 - (D) SQUIRE 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. TRUONG, THOMAS

2848 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12460445 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Foley & Lardner LLP GONZALEZ, HIRAM E

2854 Ex Parte Rizika 11747355 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP SIMMONS, JENNIFER E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex Parte Baumann et al 11578424 - (D) BUI 112(1)/112(2)/103 CROWELL & MORING LLP LI, CE LI

3684 Ex Parte Hesselink 12853239 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP CIVAN, ETHAN D

3691 Ex Parte Hammad et al 12563586 - (D) COURTENAY 103 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP/VISA PRESTON, JOHN O

3696 Ex Parte Ashburn et al 13707060 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 Flachsbart & Greenspoon CHANG, EDWARD

We are also not persuaded by Appellants’ argument that, the claims recite a process “previously done by a time consuming, laborious process involving multiple disparate applications” (Appeal Br. 35), because “the fact that the required calculations could be performed more efficiently via a computer does not materially alter the patent eligibility of the claimed subject matter.” FairWarning IP, LLC v. Iatric Systems, Inc., 839 F.3d 1089, 1098 (Fed. Cir. 2016), citing Bancorp Servs., LLC v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Can. (U.S.), 687 F.3d 1266 (Fed. Cir. 2012). at 1278.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex Parte Felice 13530702 - (D) SCHOPFER 101 DAVID A. FELICE COBURN, CORBETT B

3715 Ex Parte Nibe et al 12429818 - (D) BROWN 101 DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP - MINNEAPOLIS PAGE, EVAN RANDALL

3754 Ex Parte Hoover 12287911 - (D) KORNICZKY 112(1) 112(4)/102/103 Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP JACYNA, J CASIMER

3762 Ex Parte Crow et al 13299932 - (D) SAWERT 103 KACVINSKY DAISAK BLUNI PLLC WEHRHEIM, LINDSEY GAIL

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Walker et al 11958571 - (R) REPKO 101 ALSTON & BIRD LLP VAN BRAMER, JOHN W

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Hartness

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1648 Ex Parte Patterson 13294101 - (D) CHANG 103 41.50 101 BOZICEVIC, FIELD & FRANCIS LLP ZOU, NIANXIANG

Hartness Int’l, Inc. v. Simplimatic  Eng’g Co., 819 F.2d 1100, 1108 (Fed. Cir. 1987) (holding dependent claim  to be a fortiori non-obvious where independent claim was non-obvious).

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1793 Ex Parte Graham et al 13033402 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Chi) WONG, LESLIE A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2412 Ex Parte Jorgensen et al 14492839 - (D) DEJMEK 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED PHUNKULH, BOB A

2426 Ex Parte Barrett 13997404 - (D) POTHIER 103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C./Nvidia ALATA, YASSIN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3722 Ex Parte Schenk et al 14208750 - (D) ASTORINO 103 KF ROSS PC SINGH, SUNIL K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2632 Ex Parte Fujil 14429330 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 103 DOCKET CLERK BURD, KEVIN MICHAEL

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Han et al 11913729 - (D) ADAMS 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP SZNAIDMAN, MARCOS L

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Ex Parte Widhalm 13353746 - (D) DERRICK 112(2) 112(2)/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL LYLES-IRVING, CARMEN V

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte Frydman et al 13739067 - (D) McNEILL 102 Professional Patent Solutions; ALLEN, NICHOLAS E

2176 Ex Parte Morales 13584785 - (D) HUGHES 101/112(1)/12(2) 103 ORTIZ & LOPEZ, PLLC Xerox Corporation DYER, ANDREW R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2412 Ex Parte Mcqueen et al 13600567 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP BUTT, WALLI Z

2493 Ex Parte Prestenback et al 12238335 - (D) DANG 101/112(1)/103 Patent Ingenuity, P.C. DISNEY ENTERPRISES INC. ZAIDI, SYED A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3688 Ex Parte Mason 11370679 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 101/103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Adobe Systems, Inc. RETTA, YEHDEGA

3693 Ex Parte Hirka et al 12982396 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 JPMorgan Chase / Goodwin Procter BARTLEY, KENNETH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Taras 13061616 - (D) KERINS 112(2) 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. CRENSHAW, HENRY T

Friday, December 1, 2017

McRO

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AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex Parte Hager et al 11104822 - (D) OSINSKI 112(1)/103 101 Gard & Kaslow LLP LI, CE LI

The question becomes whether the claims as a whole “focus on a specific means or method that improves the relevant technology” or are “directed to a result or effect that itself is the abstract idea and merely invoke[s] generic processes and machinery.”  McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games Am. Inc., 837 F.3d 1299, 1314 (Fed. Cir. 2016).

3695 Ex Parte Singhal 12928712 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 101 Tara Chand Sighal OYEBISI, OJO O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Martinez et al 13640712 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 112(2) Hemingway & Hansen, LLP LYNCH, MEGAN E

3765 Ex Parte Woods 13632757 - (D) KERINS 102/103 112(1)/112(2)/103 RYLANDER & ASSOCIATES PC CARTER, CAMERON A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1786 Ex Parte Jalowka et al 13661354 - (D) GUPTA 103 Bachman & LaPointe, P.C. TATESURE, VINCENT

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte Trotta et al 13036655 - (D) SHAW 103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS, LLP FIBBI, CHRISTOPHER J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1632 UNISENSE FERTILITECH A/S Respondent and Requester v. Patent of THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7963906 et al 12/982,341 95001785 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102/103 41.77 102/103 Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: THOMPSON COBURN LLP PONNALURI, PADMASHRI original BERTOGLIO, VALARIE E

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
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