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Monday, February 12, 2018

crocs

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1657 Ex Parte Cao et al 13641590 - (D) PRATS 103 THOMAS I HORSTEMEYER, LLP HUMPHREY, LOUISE WANG ZHIYING

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte CABIRI 13472112 - (D) GUPTA 103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP LAIOS, MARIA J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2666 Ex Parte Zhao et al 13098362 - (D) HUME 102/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. POTTS, RYAN P

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Koch et al 13487971 - (D) PESLAK 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP BYRD, EUGENE G

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Nolcheff et al 13182976 - (D) PESLAK 103 103 HONEYWELL/LKGlobal PRAGER, JESSE M

See Crocs, Inc. v. U.S. International Trade Commission, 598 F.3d 1294, 1308 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Prior art taught away by specifically discouraging use of foam straps)

Crocs Inc. v. International Trade Commission, 598 F.3d 1294, 93 USPQ2d 1777 (Fed. Cir. 2010) 1504.03 2143

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1673 Ex Parte Wurtman et al 11920914 - (D) GRIMES 103 OTDP Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP OLSON, ERIC

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte Kudela et al 13732203 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 ROBERT J. STERN LAW, NGA LEUNG V

1787 Ex Parte Wu et al 14093597 - (D) DENNETT 103 Hoffman Warniok T T .P ENGLISH, PATRICK NOLAND

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2121 Ex Parte Casilli et al 13890898 - (D) NAPPI OTDP/102/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION HUNTLEY, MICHAEL J

2161 Ex Parte Ozonat et al 13563108 - (D) DIXON 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise JACOB, AJITH

2182 Ex Parte Lustig et al 14189976 - (D) CURCURI 101 MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC MALZAHN, DAVID H

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Tang et al 14375178 - (D) PYONIN 103 Squire PB (NVA/DC Office) WOLDEMARIAM, AYELE F

2449 Ex Parte Enns et al 14218211 - (D) COURTENAY 103 MOSER TABOADA WON, MICHAEL YOUNG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Subramanian et al 11544366 - (D) FISHMAN 103 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA IP GROUP, P.C. SYED, NABIL H

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte GLUECK et al 14313657 - (D) RANGE 112(1)/112(2) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP RAEVIS, ROBERT R

2886 Ex Parte Ramachandran et al 14397789 - (D) RANGE 101/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS AHMED, JAMIL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Barson et al 13826925 - (D) SHAH 101 CARSTENS & CAHOON, LLP TIEDEMAN, JASON S

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1773 Ex Parte Kilawee et al 13303915 - (R) HOUSEL 103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A./Ecolab MCCULLOUGH, ERIC J.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

trintec, robertson, rijckaert

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2476 Ex Parte Wentink 13770423 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P. Qualcomm ASEFA, DEBEBE A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Desabhatla et al 14288016 - (D) OWENS 112(2)/102/103 Fletcher Yoder PC GE Power & Water ISLAM, MUHAMMAD S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Mathie et al 13735736 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD FERGUSON, MICHAEL P

The Examiner misstates the requirements for an inherency teaching.  Inherency does not require that the missing descriptive material be present “more likely than not,” but rather that it “is ‘necessarily present.’” Trintec Indus., Inc. v. Top-U.S.A. Corp., 295 F.3d 1292, 1295 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (quoting In re Robertson, 169 F.3d 743, 745 (Fed. Cir. 1999)). More specifically, under the principles of inherency, the fact that a certain result or characteristic may occur or be present in the prior art is not sufficient to establish the inherency of that result or characteristic. See In re Rijckaert, 9 F.3d 1531, 1534 (Fed. Cir. 1993).

Robertson, In re, 169 F.3d 743, 49 USPQ2d 1949 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 2112 2114 2163 2163.07(a)

Rijckaert, In re, 9 F.3d 1531, 28 USPQ2d 1955 (Fed. Cir. 1993) 2112 2141.02 2144.08

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3786 Ex Parte Koktzoglou 13111724 - (D) LaVIER 112(2)/103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP KINNARD, LISA M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte MAHLE et al 13687789 - (D) HORNER 102 102/103 41.50 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC CORDAY, CAMERON A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte D’ALESSIO 12599578 - (D) JENKS 103 BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP KAROL, JODY LYNN

1631 Ex Parte Manri et al 13641881 - (D) NEW 101 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. LIN, JERRY

1656 Ex Parte Fukushima et al 13129969 - (D) JENKS 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC GEBREYESUS, KAGNEW H

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Soria et al 14003665 - (D) McGEE 112(1) 103 HP Inc. NELSON, MICHAEL B

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2459 Ex Parte Wooden 12568670 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Garlick & Markison (IH) NGUYEN, LINH T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Kondo 13983490 - (D) PRAISS 103 KENEALY Y VAIDYA LLP AUGUSTIN, CHRISTOPHER L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Snow 13631816 - (D) CALVE 101 TRASKBRITT, P.C. /Bally Gaming, Inc. PIERCE, WILLIAM M

Monday, February 5, 2018

papesch

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Prakash et al 13366840 - (D) MacDONALD 103 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP FARAGALLA, MICHAEL A

3739 Ex Parte KAPLAN et al 13949051 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1) 41.50 103 Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC AVIGAN, ADAM JOSEPH

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Assarpour 13628358 - (D) POTHIER 103 103 Haley Guiliano LLP WILLIAMS, ELTON S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Chen et al 11212956 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON LAZARO, DOMINIC

1644 Ex Parte Hadden 13653152 - (D) ADAMS 103/OTDP WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. JUEDES, AMY E

See In re Papesch, 315 315 F.2d 381, 391 (CCPA 1963) (“From the standpoint of patent law, a compound and all of its properties are inseparable; they are one and the same thing”).

Papesch, In re, 315 F.2d 381, 137 USPQ 43 (CCPA 1963) 716.02(a) 2141.02 2144.08 2144.09

1644 Ex Parte Hadden 13940558 - (D) ADAMS 103 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. WEN, SHARON X

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte Lad et al 11143092 - (D) SQUIRE 112(4)/103/OTDP CANON NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. PADGETT, MARIANNE L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Macmillan 13035746 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 Patti & Malvone Law Group, LLC REFAI, RAMSEY

3683 Ex Parte Itani 13844454 - (D) WIEDER 101/102/103 CRGO LAW PADOT, TIMOTHY

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Clarke et al 11421250 - (R) CHUNG 101/102 CRGO LAW MUELLER, KURT A

Friday, February 2, 2018

superguide

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Rocha Alves et al 12992565 - (D) INGLESE 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP SCHECHTER, ANDREW M


AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Shin 13823989 - (D) BROWN 103 102 STIP Law Group, LLC SETLIFF, MATTHIEU F

Appellant appears to be urging us to construe the claims as requiring the claimed “bonding member” to have those characteristics, but we note that the Specification does not use the above description as a definition, and thus, we decline to adopt such a construction, because “a particular embodiment appearing in the written description may not be read into a claim when the claim language is broader than the embodiment.” See SuperGuide Corp. v. DirecTV Enters., Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 875 (Fed. Cir. 2004). 

Superguide Corp. v. Direct TV Enterprises, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 69 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111.01

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Dohmen et al 13576674 - (D) NEW 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. HAGOPIAN, CASEY SHEA

1644 Ex Parte Forte et al 14007441 - (D) JENKS 102/103/OTDP YOUNG & THOMPSON JUEDES, AMY E

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Sallaz et al 13996191 - (D) HASTINGS 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC FISCHER, JUSTIN R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2855 Ex Parte Devlin et al 13832121 - (D) INGLESE 103 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC ROBERTS, HERBERT K

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1656 Ex Parte Finn et al 13882773 - (R) FREDMAN 102 Lewis, Kohn & Walker LLP CARLSON, KAREN C