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Monday, February 26, 2018

mochel, cooper

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Ex Parte Mizuno et al 14342875 - (D) WILSON 103 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) ARCIERO, ADAM A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Nieschulz et al 11614568 - (D) HORNER 103 FCA US LLC TOLAN, EDWARD THOMAS

3731 Ex Parte Lipchitz et al 13743527 - (D) ADAMS 103 Dickinson Wright Smith & Nephew, Inc. HIGHLAND, RACHEL S

3763 Ex Parte Powers et al 14171364 - (D) McCARTHY 103 RUTAN & TUCKER, LLP HAYMAN, IMANI N

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2646 Ex Parte Bajko 11970350 - (D) CUTITTA 103 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation OBAYANJU, OMONIYI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Srivastava et al 14768845 - (D) DENNETT 103 BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC ROE, JESSEE RANDALL

see, e.g., In re Mochel, 470 F.2d 638, 640 (CCPA 1972) (holding the phrase “up to” includes zero as the lower limit). The Examiner finds that the formula in the claims (Al + 0.56Ti + 0.29Nb + 0.15Ta < 3.9) does not prevent a conclusion of obviousness because “there is no invention in the discovery of a general formula if it covers a composition described in the prior art.” Id. at 3-4 (citing, inter alia, In re Cooper, 134 F.2d 630, 632 (CCPA 1943). The Cooper court held that “[p]atentability of the claims may not rest solely on the fact that the carbon contents specified therein are calculated from the formula.” “Appellants’ entire contention herein is that, unless there is specifically set out in the prior art an alloy produced by their formula, such prior art may not be used in denying patentability to their claims. We cannot agree with such contention.” Cooper, 134 F.2d at 632.

Mochel, In re, 470 F.2d 638, 176 USPQ 194 (CCPA 1974) 2173.05(c)

1765 Ex Parte Weber et al 13504576 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) ZEMEL, IRINA SOPJIA

1783 Ex Parte Gargalaka et al 13613975 - (D) OWENS 103 The Dow Chemical Company/Cantor Colburn LLP GUO, TONG

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte An et al 13097881 - (D) SHAW 112(2) 103 Jordan IP Law (IBM - SVL) WILLIS, AMANDA LYNN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte MONSIEUX 13888317 - (D) NAPPI 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC BELETE, BERHANU D

2495 Ex Parte Lemberg 12675599 - (D) PINKERTON 103 Law Offices of Thomas Schneck DEBNATH, SUMAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2865 Ex Parte Schweitzer et al 14486921 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(2)/101 Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. PARK, HYUN D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Porter et al 14029601 - (D) CALVE 103 GABLE & GOTWALS CARLSON, MARC

3726 Ex Parte Escobar 12649678 - (D) GUIJT 102/103 41.50 112(2) CANTOR COLBURN LLP VAUGHAN, JASON L

3753 Ex Parte Huff et al 13390377 - (D) BROWNE 102 Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier BARRY, DAPHNE MARIE

Thursday, February 22, 2018

smith3, american academy

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1642 Ex Parte Malet 13807783 - (D) ADAMS 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. AKHOON, KAUSER M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte Olsson et al 12704808 - (D) DIXON 103 Steven C. Tietsworth VAZQUEZ COLON, MARIA E

2484 Ex Parte Chen et al 13689605 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A. BRANIFF, CHRISTOPHER

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3641 Ex Parte Beach et al 13835352 - (D) SMEGAL 103 BELZER PC HAYES, BRET C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Peters et al 13212025 - (D) DOUGAL 103 Lincoln Electric Company/Perkins COIE LLP PAIK, SANG YEOP

3781 Ex Parte Keefer et al 13753518 - (D) HOELTER 102/103 Ingrid McTaggart CASTRIOTTA, JENNIFER

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 Ex Parte Sharpe et al 14030946 - (D) CASHION 102 102 McCarter & English / Cytonome/ST, LLC KWAK, DEAN P

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Shao 13991264 - (D) BUSCH 103 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS BEUTEL, WILLIAM A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Roehm et al 12801822 - (D) STEPINA 103 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP LONG, ROBERT FRANKLIN

Appellants have the better position. During examination of a patent application, pending claims are given their broadest reasonable construction consistent with the Specification. In re Am. Acad. of Sci. Tech Ctr., 367 F.3d 1359, 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2004). 

The correct inquiry “is an interpretation that corresponds with what and how the inventor describes his invention in the specification.”
 In re Smith International, Inc., 871 F.3d 1375, 1382—83 (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Am. Acad. of Sci. Tech. Ctr., In re, 367 F.3d 1359, 70 USPQ2d 1827 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2111 2111.01

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1639 Ex Parte WATSON et al 13930852 - (D) GRIMES 112(1)/102/103 112(1)/101 SEED INTELLECTUAL PROPFRTY LAW GROUP LLP BUNKER, AMY M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte Cheah 12258295 - (D) FRAHM 103 Baker Botts; L.L.P./Facebook Inc. STITT, ERIK V

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Bufe et al 14090152 - (D) SILVERMAN 101 Garg Law Firm, PLLC IBM AUS IPLAW (GLF) LELAND III, EDWIN S

2697 Ex Parte Hristov et al 13226059 - (D) SHAW 102/103 Baker Botts L.L.P./Atmel Corporation LEIBY, CHRISTOPHER E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Whitman 13910262 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 101/103 Covidien LP BURGESS, JOSEPH D

3627 Ex Parte Doyle 11346012 - (D) SHIANG 101 ARENT FOX LLP REFAI, RAMSEY

3632 Ex Parte Yadav 14572945 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 Ford Global Technologies, LLC/ King & Schickli, PLLC MCNICHOLS, ERET C

3641 Ex Parte Herring 13739704 - (D) STAICOVICI 102 ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST, P.A. GOMBERG, BENJAMIN S

3682 Ex Parte Lessin et al 13681161 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 101 Facebook/Fenwick EZEWOKO, MICHAEL I

3686 Ex Parte Tripoli 13946976 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SD) NAJARIAN, LENA

3693 Ex Parte Devaney et al 13312399 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 PROSKAUER ROSE LLP CHAKRAVARTI, ARUNAVA

3696 Ex Parte Favreau et al 12858611 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP TROTTER, SCOTT S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte GOLDENBERG et al 12878840 - (D) ADAMS 103 DOWELL & DOWELL, P.C. COOK, CHRISTOPHER L

3763 Ex Parte Ziman et al 11342620 - (D) BARRETT 112(1)/103 112(2) LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS WOO BOSWORTH, KAMI A

3766 Ex Parte Mahapatra et al 12741710 - (D) SMITH 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP BERTRAM, ERIC D

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

transocean, ksr

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte Grudzinski et al 12556323 - (D) PYONIN 101 BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION HOLCOMB, MARK

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Moore 13712571 - (D) BROWNE 103 Quinn IP Law/NIKE, Inc. BLAU, STEPHEN LUTHER

The Examiner merely opines that an increase in offset potential is desirable, without explaining why that would be so. However, “it is not enough to simply show that the references disclose the claim limitations; in addition, ‘it can be important to identify a reason that would have prompted a person of ordinary skill in the art to combine the elements as the new invention does.’”  Transocean Offshore Deepwater v. Maersk Contractors, 617 F. 3d 1296, 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (citing KSR Int'l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 401 (2007)).

KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 82 USPQ2d 1385 (2007)  2141 ,   2144.05 ,   2145 ,   2216 ,   2242 ,   2286 ,   2616 ,   2642 ,   2686.04

3762 Ex Parte CORVI et al 13281761 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102 Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. FLORY, CHRISTOPHER A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte KÄFER et al 13762632 - (D) KORNICZKY 103 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. TRINIDAD-BORGES, JOSEPHINE

3777 Ex Parte Kamalakaran et al 14112664 - (D) MAJORS 102/103 102 41.50 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LUONG, PETER

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Ex Parte McGeechan et al 12727405 - (D) FLAX 103 McBee Moore Woodward & Vanik IP, LLC MCMILLIAN, KARA RENITA

1631 Ex Parte Deslauriers et al 12462713 - (D) SMITH 103 101 CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY DEJONG, ERIC S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Yin 14106922 - (D) BAIN 103 VERIZON MCBETH, WILLIAM C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Matsui 14476405 - (D) BAIN 102 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. CASCHERA, ANTONIO A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2865 Ex Parte Jaiswal et al 13017968 - (D) OWENS 101 41.50 112(1) YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. PARK, HYUN D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3686 Ex Parte YAMADA 12690591 - (D) HAGY 101 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC PATEL, NEHA

3688 Ex Parte Doughty et al 13691054 - (D) MOHANTY 103 112(1)/112(2)/101 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (AOL Inc.) ANDERSON, SCOTT C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Gillies 13130694 - (D) JESCHKE 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P C TSAI, MICHAEL JASPER

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte SAMARANAYAKE et al 13858393 - (R) LEBOVITZ 103 PHARMACEUTICAL PATENT ATTORNEYS, LLC WEHBE, ANNE MARIE SABRINA

Thursday, February 15, 2018

PPG, de lajarte

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1734 Ex Parte Lee et al 12240396 - (D) WILSON 103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP LEE, REBECCA Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2486 Ex Parte Wu et al 13996280 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Murphy, Bilak & Homiller/Ericsson DEMOSKY, PATRICK E

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Shirakawa et al 12076599 - (D) DEJMEK 102 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. PIZIALI, JEFFREY J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte SAJIMA 13906493 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP SIMMS JR, JOHN ELLIOTT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Bruck et al 14045818 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION PAIK, SANG YEOP

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Green 14165076 - (D) NEWMAN 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. PURDY, KYLE A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Cator et al 13636254 - (D) PRAISS 102/103 CAHN & SAMUELS LLP LEFF, STEVEN N

 The claim term “consisting essentially of’ is used to indicate, for example, that “the invention necessarily includes the listed ingredients and is open to unlisted ingredients that do not materially affect the basic and novel properties of the invention.” PPG Indus., Inc. v. Guardian Indus. Corp., 156 F.3d 1351, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 1998). Appellant bears the burden of: (1) showing the basic and novel characteristics of their claimed invention, and (2) establishing how those characteristics would be materially changed by any allegedly excluded component of an applied reference. See In re DeLajarte, 337 F.2d 870, 873 74 (CCPA 1964). 

PPG Industries v. Guardian Industries, 156 F.3d 1351, 48 USPQ2d 1351 (Fed. Cir. 1998) 2111.03 2163

De Lajarte, In re, 337 F.2d 870, 143 USPQ 256 (CCPA 1964) 2111.03 2163

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Bogdany et al 13425509 - (D) BUSCH 103 Keohane & D'Alessandro ALGIBHAH, HAMZA N

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte KITAJIMA 14100103 - (D) SHIANG 103 MURATA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD C/O KEATING & BENNETT, LLP CHEN, ZHITONG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3668 Ex Parte ELIE et al 14693597 - (D) ASTORINO 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL TROOST, AARON L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Masse et al 13151155 - (D) CALVE 103 Joel G. Landau Aerojet Rocketdyne GOYAL, ARUN

3742 Ex Parte Morrow et al 14026492 - (D) OSINSKI 102/103 KING & SCHICKLI, PLLC LAFLAME JR, MICHAEL A

3778 Ex Parte Schonbeck et al 14265714 - (D) WOOD 103/OTDP THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY VASAT, PETER S

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ansonia

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex Parte Cooper 13897782 - (D) INGLESE 103 41.50 112(2) OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC. XU, XIAOYUN


Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Nii et al 14236067 - (D) McMANUS 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP HOQUE, MOHAMMAD M

2855 Ex Parte Zhou et al 13920570 - (D) DELMENDO 103 U S ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY ROBERTS, HERBERT K

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3747 Ex Parte Williams 14217984 - (D) CALVE 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL MOUBRY, JAMES G

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Liang et al 14231238 - (D) FRAHM 102 102 PERKINS COIE LLP - PAO General CHANNAVAJJALA, SRIRAMA T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2477 Ex Parte Xhafa et al 13951798 - (D) GALLIGAN, 103 103 YOUNG, STEVE R YOUNG, STEVE R

2483 Ex Parte Boyce et al 13343266 - (D) CHUNG 103 103 BAKER BOTTS LLP AN, SHAWN S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 Ex Parte Long 13427018 - (D) TIMM 112(2)/102/103 112(1)/103 SIEMENS CORPORATION IGYARTO, CAROLYN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Bruck et al 14045818 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION PAIK, SANG YEOP

3765 Ex Parte DASSLER et al 13250860 - (D) DOUGAL 102/103 103 ROBERT M. SCHWARTZ, P.A. MORAN, KATHERINE M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Kaczanowski et al 12769293 - (D) LAVIER 103 FITZPATRICK CELLA HARPER & SCINTO VU, JAKE MINH

1619 Ex Parte FINE et al 13310359 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP BLANCHARD, DAVID J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte de los Rios et al 13968724 - (D) CRAIG 103 COOPER LEGAL GROUP / ORACLE SCHMIDT, KARIL

 Cf. Ansonia Brass & Copper Co. v. Elec. Supply Co., 144 U.S. 11, 18 (1892) (“[N]othing is better settled in this court than that the application of an old process to a new and analogous purpose does not involve invention, even if the new result had not before been contemplated.”). 

2452 Ex Parte XIAO et al 13688882 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 VERIZON HOANG, HIEU T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte White 13267531 - (D) HOWARD 103 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP CASCHERA, ANTONIO A

2619 Ex Parte Jayaramaiah 14487392 - (D) HOWARD 103 Cozen O'Connor TSWEI, YU-JANG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2862 Ex Parte AARRE 12963906 - (D) BEST 101 SCHLUMBERGER INFORMATION SOLUTIONS ANDERSON, LYNNE D

2865 Ex Parte Payen et al 14420138 - (D) DENNETT 101 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC DALBO, MICHAEL J

2887 Ex Parte Casilli 13890797 - (D) NAPPI 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION HABIB, ASIFA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Prakah-Asante et al 13873966 - (D) BAUMEISTER 102/103 101/112(4) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL REINHARDT, RICHARD G

3693 Ex Parte Ilgin et al 14391004 - (D) MOHANTY 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY MAGUIRE, LINDSAY M

3693 Ex Parte Nokes et al 11954004 - (D) MOHANTY 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY MAGUIRE, LINDSAY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte WERNETH et al 14162934 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. FOWLER, DANIEL WAYNE

3749 Ex Parte Thompson 13090837 - (D) KERINS 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier NAMAY, DANIEL ELLIOT

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2874 CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. Third Party Requester, Appellant and Cross-Respondent v. CIRREX SYSTEMS, LLC Patent Owner, Cross-Appellant and Respondent Ex Parte 6415082 et al 95001175 - (D) TURNER 112(1) 41.77 112(1) Ascenda Law Group, PC Third Party Requester: Haynes and Boone, LLP. MENEFEE, JAMES A. original LEE, JOHN D

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION Requester, Cross-Appellant and Respondent v. 454 LIFE SCIENCES CORPORATION Patent Owner, Appellant, and Cross-Respondent Ex Parte 8012690 et al 10767899 95001765 - (R) LEBOVITZ 103 COOLEY LLP CAMPELL, BRUCE R original THOMAS, DAVID C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S Requester and Appellant v. Patent of KNAUF INSULATION LLC and KNAUF INSULATION SPRL Patent Owners and Respondents Ex Parte 7888445 et al 11493080 95000672 - (R) LEBOVITZ 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) KUGEL, TIMOTHY J original HEINCER, LIAM J

1796 ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S Requester and Appellant v. Patent of KNAUF INSULATION, INC & KNAUF INSULATION SPRL Patent Owners and Respondents Ex Parte 7,772,347 B2 et al 95000675 - (R) LEBOVITZ 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) KUGEL, TIMOTHY J original HEINCER, LIAM J

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

stepan

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Krebs et al 14484603 - (D) CHEN 101 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company OCHOA, JUAN CARLOS

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Ellis et al 13295026 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Haley Guiliano LLP TESFAYE, AKLIL M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3674 Ex Parte Sheehy et al 14147355 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 ZARLEY LAW FIRM P.L.C. SKAIST, AVI T.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Beers et al 13869053 - (D) HORNER 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. NGUYEN, NINH H

3745 Ex Parte Beers et al 13869048 - (D) HORNER 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. NGUYEN, NINH H

See Stepan, 868 F.3d at 1348 (holding that if the claimed range is not within or does not overlap the prior art range, it is the PTO’s burden to show that the claimed range would have been obvious to a person of ordinary skill in the art). 

3745 Ex Parte Beers et al 13869045 - (D) HORNER 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. NGUYEN, NINH H

3745 Ex Parte Warren 13600299 - (D) HORNER 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY GETACHEW, JULIAN B

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Cuddihy et al 14208203 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 103 Bejin Bieneman PLC Ford Global Technologies, LLC CHEN, SHELLEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Zurbruegg et al 14352207 - (D) ASTORINO 112(2) 102 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP CARLSON, MARC

3728 Ex Parte Eshetu et al 13546302 - (D) PESLAK 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 102/103 LANDO & ANASTASI, LLP ACKUN, JACOB K

3749 Ex Parte RIDDER 13859020 - (D) HOELTER 103 103 LEX IP MEISTER, PLLC MCALLISTER, STEVEN B

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Farcet 11347251 - (D) SAWERT 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P CHANG, KYUNG SOOK

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1756 Ex Parte UNNO et al 14284899 - (D) PRAISS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC WANGA, TIMON

1792 Ex Parte Colo et al 13254310 - (D) ROSS 103 Nestec S.A. THAKUR, VIREN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte Burckart et al 14076206 - (D) BENNETT 103 CRGO LAW PAN, YONGJIA

2162 Ex Parte KASTERSTEIN et al 14301807 - (D) BEAMER 103 LODHI, ANDALIB FT LODHI, ANDALIB FT

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2437 Ex Parte Gammel 13942096 - (D) MacDONALD 101 MURPHY, BILAK & HOMILLER/INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES PYZOCHA, MICHAEL J

2482 Ex Parte Reinpoldt et al 13074305 - (D) HOWARD 112(2)/103 Allen, Dyer, Doppelt & Gilchrist, P.A. JEBARI, MOHAMMED

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2875 Ex Parte Herr et al 13370069 - (D) McMANUS 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP GYLLSTROM, BRYON T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte HAWES 13706894 - (D) CALVE 103 Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA YUEN, JESSICA JIPING

3763 Ex Parte Aziz et al 13323516 - (D) CAPP 103 WILSON, SONSINI, GOODRICH & ROSATI MEDWAY, SCOTT J

3782 Ex Parte Klosky 14473261 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP BATTISTI, DEREK J

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Kumar et al 12509131 - (R) WILSON 103 103 CHRISTENSEN, FONDER, DARDI & HERBERT PLLC EGGERDING, ALIX ECHET .MEYER

Friday, February 9, 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.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

kaslow, lizardtech

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REVERSED
3685 Ex Parte Yang 11901205 - (D) MacDONALD 103 Tarolli, Sundheim, Co veil & Tummino LLP/Imagine Corporation HUANG, TSAN-YU J

3745 Ex Parte Whitehurst et al 13459748 - (D) PESLAK 112(1)/103 41.50 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY MIKUS, JASON

In order to comply with the written description requirement, the Specification “must describe the invention sufficiently to convey to a person of skill in the art that the patentee had possession of the claimed invention at the time of the application, i.e., that the patentee invented what is claimed.” LizardTech, Inc. v. Earth Resource Mapping, Inc., 424 F.3d 1336, 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2005). 

The Federal Circuit has explained that: The test for determining compliance with the written description requirement is whether the disclosure of the application as originally filed reasonably conveys to the artisan that the inventor had possession at that time of the later claimed subject matter, rather than the presence or absence of literal support in the specification for the claim language. . . . The content of the drawings may also be considered in determining compliance with the written description requirement. In re Kaslow, 707 F.2d 1366, 1375 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (citations omitted).

LizardTech, Inc. v. Earth Resource Mapping, Inc., 424 F.3d 1336, 76 USPQ2d 1724 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2161.01 2163

Kaslow, In re, 707 F.2d 1366, 217 USPQ 1089 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 706.03(v) 2141.02 2161.01 2163.02

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2172 Ex Parte Pan 12739735 - (D) WINSOR 103 103 IPR WORKS, LLC HUR, ECE

2659 Ex Parte Naik 13411180 - (D) BEAMER 103 103 DENTONS US LLP - Apple HAN, QI

3674 Ex Parte Pisklak et al 14048463 - (D) DOUGAL 112(2)/103 103 Turney LLP - HES AHUJA, ANURADHA

3744 Ex Parte Kempes et al 14241343 - (D) HILL 103 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY PETTITT, JOHN F

3772 Ex Parte Haines 13005778 - (D) PESLAK 112(2)/103 103 41.50 103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC PATEL, TARLA R

AFFIRMED
1631 Ex Parte Friedlander et al 13870324 - (D) FLAX 101 Brown & Michaels (END) NEGIN, RUSSELL SCOTT

1644 Ex Parte Low et al 13463447 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) BELYAVSKYI, MICHAIL A

1644 Ex Parte Zang 12777487 - (D) KATZ 101 Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP EWOLDT, GERALD R

1716 Ex Parte Schauer et al 12892201 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. NUCKOLS, TIFFANY Z

1722 Ex Parte Cho et al 14020343 - (D) OWENS 103 The Dow Chemical Company/Cantor Colburn LLP WALKE, AMANDA C

2132 Ex Parte Pan 13750896 - (D) MacDONALD 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise PEREZ-VELEZ, ROCIO DEL MAR

2174 Ex Parte Mairs et al 13972417 - (D) CRAIG 103 IR HAMRE, SCHUMANN, MUELLER & LARSON, P.C. KUMAR, ANIL N

2449 Ex Parte Shukla et al 14087558 - (D) PINKERTON 103 Wolfe-SBMC KHAN, ATTA

3627 Ex Parte Porter et al 14489279 - (D) HUME 103 101 Dodd Call Black, PLLC ADE, OGER GARCIA

REHEARING

DENIED
2114 Ex Parte Biazetti et al 12347108 - (R) STEPHENS 103 CRGO LAW KUDIRKA, JOSEPH R