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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

mattison

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 Ex Parte Singh et al 12225793 - (D) COTTA 103 CLARK & BRODY CHOWDHURY, IQBAL HOSSAIN

1657 Ex Parte Wainwright et al 13095390 - (D) ADAMS 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP HOBBS, LISA JOE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1631 Ex Parte Vaske et al 13068002 - (D) ADAMS 112(2)/101/OTDP WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP WHALEY, PABLO S

In sum, we find the evidence on this record favors Appellants. Claims are not indefinite simply because they do not describe the invention using numerical values. See In re Mattison, 509 F.2d 563, 565 (CCPA 1975). 

Mattison, In re, 509 F.2d 563, 184 USPQ 484 (CCPA 1975) 2173.05(b) 2173.05(c)

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Morris 12272686 - (D) REN 103 PPG Industries, Inc. ZHU, WEIPING

1742 Ex Parte Goering et al 13396643 - (D) HASTINGS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. WOLLSCHLAGER, JEFFREY MICHAEL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Arik et al 12984488 - (D) GARRIS 112(2) 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WU, JAMES

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte VAKHUTINSKY et al 13303235 - (D) COURTENAY 103 101 Potomac Law Group, PLLC (Oracle International) c/o P3 Solutions CHOY, PANG

3683 Ex Parte Beltramo et al 13604195 - (D) FETTING 112(1)/103 101 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (Nielsen) AUSTIN, JAMIE H

3683 Ex Parte Phillips et al 13479446 - (D) FETTING 101 GRASSO PLLC LOFTIS, JOHNNA RONEE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Miners 13132030 - (D) GUIJT 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTONLLP COLLINS, DANIELS.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

chu, cutsforth

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Zhou 14664992 - (D) MacDONALD 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS IN CORPORA TED PIERORAZIO, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2627 Ex Parte Shepelev et al 13628040 - (D) DEJMEK 103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - Synaptics REED, STEPHEN T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Huber et al 12106428 - (D) CALVE 112(2)/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. DEXTER, CLARK F

Appellants thus provide evidence of the criticality and results of the claimed coating thickness range compared to the prior art range of 8 mm to 10 mm. This evidence precludes the Examiner's finding that the claimed coating thickness is an obvious matter of design choice. See In re Chu, 66 F.3d 292, 299 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (evidence that the claimed structure and function it performed differed from the prior art precluded a finding that catalyst placement was merely a design choice). 

Chu, In re, 66 F.3d 292, 36 USPQ2d 1089 (Fed. Cir. 1995) 211.05 716.02(f) 2145 ,

Nor has the Examiner explained why a skilled artisan would have arrived at the claimed coating thickness. Cutsforth, Inc. v. MotivePower, Inc., 636 F. App'x 575, 578 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (non-precedential) ("stating that a particular placement of an element is a design choice does not make it obvious."). 

3762 Ex Parte Sullivan et al 14292720 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 Lane Powell, PC MAHMOOD, NADIA AHMAD

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2456 Ex Parte Alstad 13475263 - (D) MacDONALD 112(1)/103 103 M&B IP Analysts, LLC MAI, KEVIN S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Alkan et al 11360071 - (D) ADAMS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY PURDY, KYLE A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1742 Ex Parte Diaz de Leon Izquierdo et al 13652740 - (D) TIMM 112(2)/103 McNair Law Firm, P.A. HAUTH, GALEN H

1781 Ex Parte Canary 13739757 - (D) HASTINGS 103 O'Shea Getz P.C. YANG, ZHEREN J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2135 Ex Parte Pace 13861312 - (D) STRAUSS 103 IBM END IPLA W (GLF) c/o Garg Law Firm, PLLC MATIN, TASNIMA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Shapiro et al 13618457 - (D) NAPPI 101 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Adobe Systems, Inc. 58083 SPRINGER, JAMES E

2486 Ex Parte Husak et al 13054855 - (D) MORGAN 103 41.50 103 Wong & Rees LLP Dolby Laboratories Inc. TRUONG, NGUYEN T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Schnell et al 14106698 - (D) GARRIS 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP FENG, ZHENGFU J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3600 Ex Parte CHODROFF et al 12765413 - (D) BAUMEISTER 101/102/103 YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. PLUCINSKI, JAMISUE A

3626 Ex Parte Mansour 14299460 - (D) CRAIG 101 Tillman Wright, PLLC BURGESS, JOSEPH D

3677 Ex Parte Kenerly et al 13663422 - (D) BROWNE 103 112(2)/103 CROSE LAW LLC MAH, CHUCK Y

3686 Ex Parte Yasnoff 11533209 - (D) MEDLOCK 101/102 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP KANAAN, MAROUN P

3687 Ex Parte Seawall 13792110 - (D) HOWARD 101/103 MALHOTRA LAW FIRM, PLLC CHEIN, ALLEN C

3693 Ex Parte APTE et al 11848140 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM/ORACLE MAGUIRE, LINDSAY M

3694 Ex Parte CACHERIA et al 12684932 - (D) HAGY 101/103 MUNCK WILSON MANDALA L.L.P CRANFORD, MICHAEL D

3695 Ex Parte Blair et al 10225410 - (D) MEYERS 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTONLLP OYEBISI, OJO 0

3695 Ex Parte DeMeyer et al 11963734 - (D) SHAH 101 WOLF GREENFIELD & SACKS, P.C. OYEBISI, OJO 0

Monday, April 23, 2018

scaltech

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Buck et al 14506560 - (D) OWENS 103 Enerl, Inc.- Faegre Baker Daniels LLP AKHTAR, KIRAN QURAISHI

1723 Ex Parte Wang et al 14054710 - (D) HEANEY 103 MCCOY RUSSELL LLP DIGNAN, MICHAEL L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte KEROFSKY 13354178 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 CHERNOFF VILHAUER MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP ZHOU, ZHIHAN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte YASUNO 13013668 - (D) KENNEDY 103 Chris Mizumoto SMITH, DAVID E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3674 Ex Parte Sheehy et al 14307133 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 ZARLEY LAW FIRM P.L.C. RUNYAN, SILVANAC

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Strong 13115729 - (D) PRATS 103 Lowe Graham Jones PLLC MATTHEWS, CHRISTINE HOPKINS

3747 Ex Parte Lemke et al 12592030 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 Achates Power, Inc. KIM, JAMES JAY

3763 Ex Parte Ross et al 13613937 - (D) REN 102/103 LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS WOO LEE, WENG WAH

"Inherency may not be established by probabilities or possibilities. The mere fact that a certain thing may result from a given set of circumstances is not sufficient to establish inherency." Scaltech Inc. v. Retec/Tetra L.L.C., 178 F.3d 1378, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 1999) 

Scaltech, Inc. v. Retec/Tetra, L.L.C., 269 F.3d 1321, 60 USPQ2d 1687 (Fed. Cir. 2001) 2133.03(c)

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2145 Ex Parte Hilerio et al 12977668 - (D) DIXON 112(1)/103 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION GUYEN, TUAN S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Washizaki et al 13701659 - (D) JESCHKE 102/103 112(2) WESTERMAN, HATTORI, DANIELS & ADRIAN, LLP STCLAIR, ANDREW D

3765 Ex Parte Pham 14086409 - (D) HOFFMANN 102 102 41.50 112(1) Hao Kim Pham SUTTON, ANDREW W

3765 Ex Parte Rober et al 14058109 - (D) HILL 103 103 41.50 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP SUTTON, ANDREW W

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2489 Ex Parte Hu et al 13454471 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 IBM CORPORATION LOTFI, KYLE M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2676 Ex Parte Liguori et al 14720916 - (D) KUMAR 103 William Propp, Esq. CHEN, HUO LONG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Shepard et al 13247410 - (D) KENNEDY 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Power Controls, Sensing Systems TRUONG, THOMAS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte OSULLIVAN et al 12827309 - (D) MEYERS 101 HOLLAND & KNIGHT SCHEUNEMANN, RICHARD N

3643 Ex Parte Sandy 13629012 - (D) DOUGAL 103 O'Shea Getz P.C. TOPOLSKI, MAGDALENA

3714 Ex Parte Reiss et al 13926015 - (D) HILL 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. MYHR, JUSTIN L

Friday, April 20, 2018

CFMT, KSR

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte Gunn et al 13359441 - (D) MILLS 103 BOZICEVIC, FIELD & FRANCIS LLP LYONS, MARY M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 Ex Parte Moser 13616701 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP VILLANUEVA, LEANDRO R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2494 Ex Parte Cabrera et al 14186801 - (D) NAPPI 103 Hawley Troxell DE JESUS LASSALA, CARLOS MANUEL

3624 Ex Parte DUECK 13315692 - (D) MacDONALD 101 Potomac Law Group, PLLC (Oracle International) c/o P3 Solutions YESILDAG, MEHMET

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Schwarz et al 14592991 - (D) HOELTER 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY SUNG, GERALD LUTHER

3744 Ex Parte Shaw 13083569 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN S.C. HWU, DAVIS D

3774 Ex Parte Hanssen et al 11560276 - (D) NEWMAN 112(1)/102/103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner / Zimmer PREBILIC, PAUL B

A prima facie case for obviousness "requires a suggestion of all limitations in a claim," CFMT, Inc. v. Yieldup International Corp., 349 F.3d 1333, 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2003) and "a reason that would have prompted a person of ordinary skill in the relevant field to combine the elements in the way the claimed new invention does," KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 418 (2007). 

CFMT, Inc. v. Yieldup Int ’l Corp., 349 F.3d 1333, 68 USPQ2d 1940 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 2164

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

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1766 Ex Parte KIKUCHI et al 12473546 - (D) OWENS 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. KAHN, RACHEL

1783 Ex Parte Boyd et al 12975478 - (D) McGEE 102/103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY KHATRI, PRASHANT J

1793 Ex Parte Paeschke et al 13305360 - (D) KENNEDY 112(2)/103 Carstens & Cahoon, LLP TIJRNER, FELICIA C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2414 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11116073 - (D) JEFFERY 103 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. D AGOSTA, STEPHEN M

2492 Ex Parte Liu et al 13750742 - (D) MacDONALD 101 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP DAVIS, ZACHARY A

2637 Ex Parte Searcy et al 14828676 - (D) JEFFERY 103 OTDP MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP WOLDEKIDAN, HIBRET ASNAKE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Sims et al 13682546 - (D) HUTCHINGS 101 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP / CEI HAQ, NAEEM U

3627 Ex Parte SOUTH et al 14323609 - (D) MacDONALD 102 101 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. I Vonage REFAI, RAMSEY

3627 Ex Parte Zoldi et al 12347559 - (D) SHAH 101 Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Mintz Levin/Fair Isaac GLASS, RUSSELLS

3662 Ex Parte Dai et al 14049700 - (D) CALVE 112(2) 112(1)/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FG1L MOTT, GENNA M

3677 Ex Parte Honeycutt 12692477 - (D) PESLAK 102/103 HAVERSTOCK & OWENS LLP SULLIVAN, MATTHEW J

3682 Ex Parte SALIHU et al 14523521 - (D) HAGY 101/103 MUNCK WILSON MANDALA L.L.P ANDREI, RADU

3696 Ex Parte TREVATHAN et al 12898129 - (D) HOMERE 112(2) 101 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P.C. KING JR., JOSEPH W

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Lifson et al 12375255 - (D) SONG 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. AVILES BOSQUES, ORLANDO E

3765 Ex Parte MORELAND et al 13772181 - (D) CAPP 103 Moser Taboada / Ansell Limited LYNCH, MEGAN E

3768 Ex Parte Liu et al 13978167 - (D) SCHNEIDER OTDP/102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS SABOKTAKIN, MARJAN

3777 Ex Parte Nurmilaukas et al 14440167 - (D) FLAX 101/112(1)/112(2)/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS NGUYEN, HIEN NGOC

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ferguson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Yousefiani et al 13948260 - (D) INGLESE 102/103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. YANG, JIE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Poon et al 14170494 - (D) SHAW 102/103 Dell c/o Jackson Walker L.L.P. DANG, THANH HAT

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2667 Ex Parte COBB et al 13722812 - (D) MacDONALD 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP BALI, VIKKRAM

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2834 Ex Parte Higuchi 13669531 - (D) NAGUMO 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. DESAI, NAISHADH N

3649 Ex Parte Howell et al 12922541 - (D) DOUGAL 103 McCarter & English LLP ACCOUNT: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

3668 Ex Parte McHugh et al 14024716 - (D) CALVE 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. TROOST, AARON L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte BATZER et al 13873592 - (D) DOUGAL 103 KEATING & BENNETT, LLP SCHOPPE, ZIMMERMANN , STOCKELER & ZINKLER PATHAK, PRAACHI M.

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
3682 Ex Parte Tolompoiko et al 13165586 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 103 M&B IP Analysts, LLC DAGNEW, SABA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Marczi et al 11873838 - (D) HOELTER 102 102/103 CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY LLP NGUYEN, PHUONG T

"It is the use of the words in the context of the written description and customarily by those skilled in the relevant art that accurately reflects both the 'ordinary' and the 'customary' meaning of the terms in the claims." Ferguson Beauregard/Logic Controls, Div. of Dover Res., Inc. v. Mega Sys., LLC, 350 F.3d 1327, 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2003).

Ferguson Beauregard/Logic Controls v. Mega Systems, 350 F.3d 1327, 69 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2003)     2111.01

3745 Ex Parte Aiello et al 13314121 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY WHITE, ALEXANDER A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Chen et al 13407119 - (D) JENKS 112(2) 102/103 SOLVAY USA INC. KARPINSKI, LUKE E

1631 Ex Parte Lawson et al 13075350 - (D) KATZ 101/103 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP WHALEY, PABLO S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Ex Parte Dennison et al 13521889 - (D) McGEE 112(1) 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY SHUKLA, KRUPA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Lee et al 13367588 - (D) JEFFERY 103 IP LEGAL SERVICES, LLC CELANI, NICHOLAS P

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2632 Ex Parte Hossein et al 14363054 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 Peninsula Patent Group CADEAU, WEDNEL

2645 Ex Parte Xing et al 12298184 - (D) DEJMEK 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT NGUYEN, DINH

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Lin et al 14593948 - (D) RANGE 103 SLATER MATSIL, LLP/TSMC OH, JAEHWAN

2859 Ex Parte Aronov et al 14623052 - (D) INGLESE 103 Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP PACHECO, ALEXIS BOATENG

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Kopelman et al 11318003 - (D) MEDLOCK 102/103 101/102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY P.O. BOX 2938 MINNEAPOLIS VAN BRAMER, JOHN W

3641 Ex Parte Tarazi 14642315 - (D) BROWNE 103 Taylor Intellectual LEE, BENJAMIN P
AFFIRMED 3741 Ex Parte Sun et al 14234712 - (D) MURPHY 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier DIAZ, MARCOS 0

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Bork et al 12147605 - (D) STAICOVICI 102/103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON PATEL, SHEFALI DILIP

3786 Ex Parte Von Bucsh et al 14117873 - (D) FLAX 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS ROZANSKI, MICHAEL T

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

pilkington, thorpe

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REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Chakravarthy 13549839 - (D) CAPP 112(2)/102/103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC CARREIRO, CAITLIN ANN

The Federal Circuit has provided us with the following guidance on product-by-process claims.

Product-by-process claims are not specifically discussed in the patent statute. The practice and governing law have developed in response to the need to enable an applicant to claim an otherwise patentable product that resists definition by other than the process by which it is made. For this reason, even though product-by-process claims are limited by and defined by the process, determination of patentability is based on the product itself. [citations omitted].  The patentability of a product does not depend on its method of production. In re Pilkington, 411 F.2d 1345, 1348, 162 USPQ 145, 147 (CCPA 1969). If the product in a product-by-process claim is the same as or obvious from a product of the prior art, the claim is unpatentable even though the prior product was made by a different process. [citations omitted]. 

In re Thorpe, 777 F.2d 695, 697 (Fed. Cir. 1985).

Thorpe, In re, 777 F.2d 695, 227 USPQ 964 (Fed. Cir. 1985) 706.02(m) 2113

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Bakale et al 14127511 - (D) GRIMES 103 103 Baker & Hostetler LLP SZNAIDMAN, MARCOS L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2425 Ex Parte Holden 13631117 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD SAINT CYR, JEAN D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3638 Ex Parte Hampton 13358712 - (D) BAYAT 103 112(2)/103 Kim Winston LLP SILBERMANN, JOANNE

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte JIANG et al 14019749 - (D) NEW 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGH OFF LLP/ AkzoNobel PALENIK, JEFFREY T

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte CHOPRA et al 13925506 - (D) DELMENDO 103 MARYLOU J. LAVOIE, ESQ. LLC YOUNG, WILLIAM D

1785 Ex Parte Kawai et al 13318665 - (D) DELMENDO 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. POWERS, LAURA C

1787 Ex Parte Kinloch et al 13522604 - (D) PRAISS 112(1) 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (BO) ROBINSON, ELIZABETH A

1789 Ex Parte Kumar et al 12968847 - (D) BEST 112(2)/102/103 103 CURATOLO SIDOTI CO., LPA COLE, ELIZABETH M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2144 Ex Parte Carriero et al 13654220 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. IBM CORP. (WIP) LEE, SOOKIL J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Wang et al 14414920 - (D) HOWARD 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT CORBO, NICHOLAS T

2471 Ex Parte Vikberg et al 14238230 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 Clairvolex Inc. RIVAS, RAUL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Tabarovsky et al 12351979 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC ZHANG, HAIDONG

2884 Ex Parte Myrick et al 13695831 - (D) CASHION 103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. GUNBERG, EDWIN C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Ex Parte Flockhart et al 13623310 - (D) BAYAT Concurring SILVERMAN 101 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. ZIMMERMAN, JEFFREY P

3625 Ex Parte Sundaresan et al 13544598 - (D) MORGAN 101 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (eBay Inc.) AIRAPETIAN, MILA

3694 Ex Parte Milne 14304471 - (D) SHAH 101 Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC/CME RANKINS, WILLIAM E

3696 Ex Parte Hammad 12507745 - (D) HUME 101 112(2)/103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTONLLP/VISA OJIAKU, CHIKAODINAKA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Snell 14611467 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 103/OTDP TILLMAN WRIGHT, PLLC BUI, LUAN KIM

3731 Ex Parte Martin et al 12982852 - (D) FREDMAN 103 CHOATE, HALL & STEWART LLP DAVID, SHAUN L

3769 Ex Parte Carriazo 11913458 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 BARLOW, JOSEPHS & HOLMES, LTD. DOWNEY, JOHN R

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

capon

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Miller et al 13699779 - (D) GRIMES 112(1)/102/103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP PAGONAKIS, ANNA

Precedent illustrates that the determination of what is needed to support generic claims to biological subject matter depends on a variety of factors, such as the existing knowledge in the particular field, the extent and content of the prior art, the maturity of the science or technology, the predictability of the aspect at issue, and other considerations appropriate to the subject matter.

Capon v. Eshhar, 418 F.3d 1349, 1359 (Fed. Cir. 2005).

Here, Anderson demonstrates that, at the time the instant application was filed, people of ordinary skill in the art recognized that "A-type doubly linked procyanidin oligomers of the catechins and/or epicatechins," as recited in the claims, referred to a group of compounds having defined structures. The Specification therefore did not need to describe the structure of those compounds in order to show possession of the claimed method. Cf Capon v. Eshhar, 418 F.3d at 1358 ("The Board's rule that the nucleotide sequences of the chimeric genes must be fully presented, although the nucleotide sequences of the component DNA are known, is an inappropriate generalization. When the prior art includes the nucleotide information, precedent does not set a per se rule that the information must be determined afresh.").

Capon v. Eshhar, 418 F.3d 1349, 76 USPQ2d 1078 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2161.01 2163

1631 Ex Parte Tam et al 14327529 - (D) PRATS 112(2)/112(4)/103 LAW OFFICES OF ALBERT WAI-KIT CHAN, PLLC HARWARD, SOREN T

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte HERMANN et al 13909579 - (D) GARRIS 112(2)/103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (ABB) KITT, STEPHEN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Raju et al 12971073 - (D) SHIANG 103 VERIZON ALMANI, MOHSEN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Srinivasan et al 14036860 - (D) SHIANG 103 Qualcomm /Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP KUNWAR, BINOD J

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte Tousain et al 13574805 - (D) HOUSEL 103 PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V. LUONG, HENRY T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Hackett 13746712 - (D) FREDMAN 103 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK DANG, ANH TIEU

3752 Ex Parte Hiemer 12850420 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTONLLP LEE, CHEE-CHONG

3786 Ex Parte GAGNON et al 12195637 - (D) GRIMES 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS PENG, BO JOSEPH

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Crawford et al 12044469 - (D) GRIMES 103 103 Becton, Dickinson and Company!fhe Webb Law Firm STOUT, MICHAEL C

3782 Ex Parte Dry et al 14565749 - (D) BROWNE 112(2)/102/103 103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC WAGGENSPACK, ADAM J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Kim et al 13154702 - (D) REN Dissenting OWENS 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY EMPIE, NATHAN H

1717 Ex Parte Bloom et al 13630259 - (D) DENNETT 103 LANDO & ANASTASI, LLP HERNANDEZ-DIAZ, JOSE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2196 Ex Parte KIM et al 13115874 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP DO, STEVEN M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Lovegren et al 13837251 - (D) STRAUSS 103 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. TRAN, PAUL P

2659 Ex Parte Ananthanarayanan et al 12944970 - (D) JEFFERY 101 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC DESIR, PIERRE LOUIS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Reddy et al 13683805 - (D) CRAIG 101 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP MARCUS, LELAND R

3628 Ex Parte Leventhal 10755569 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 101 BLANK ROME LLP VETTER, DANIEL

3683 Ex Parte Flockhart et al 12955676 - (D) HAGY 101/103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. GARCIA-GUERRA, DARLENE

3691 Ex Parte Evans 14082331 - (D) SHAH 101 HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH LLP CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

3691 Ex Parte Primbas et al 13046837 - (D) HOFFMANN 101 MICHAEL P. MAZZA, LLC KAZIMI, HANI M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3725 Ex Parte Brandon 13746432 - (D) O'HANLON 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. SWIATOCHA, GREGORY D.

3746 Ex Parte Uhlig 13509512 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 LERNER GREENBERG STENER LLP BERTHEAUD, PETER JOHN

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 Ex Parte Sebastian et al 13241399 - (D) OGDEN 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP TOLIN, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte Eakins 13283757 - (D) MacDONALD 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. (Microsoft) OBISESAN, AUGUSTINE KUNLE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte AMIREH 13903568 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 Mattel, Inc. - Patent Group COLLINS, DOLORES R

3736 Ex Parte Sherman et al 13436855 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) FERNANDES, PATRICK M

3736 Ex Parte Sherman et al 13436854 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) FERNANDES, PATRICK M

3741 Ex Parte Kupratis et al 14177372 - (D) PESLAK 112(2)/102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY SUNG, GERALD LUTHER

[E]ven if the practical limits of any of the claimed ranges change in the future, the Examiner cites no authority that this possibility renders the claimed ranges indefinite. In that regard, the ordinary meaning of a claim term at the time of the invention controls. SAS Institute, Inc. v. ComplementSoft, LLC, 825 F.3d 1341, 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2016) ("Claim construction seeks to ascribe the meaning to claim terms as a person of ordinary skill in the art at the time of invention would have understood them."). Although the ranges cited by the Examiner may be broadly claimed, the Examiner does not persuade us that the claim language is unclear and we do not sustain the rejection.

3763 Ex Parte De Silva 13526611 - (D) BROWNE 103 MDT_RTGNV/Shumaker & Sieffert P.A. FARRAR, LAUREN PENG

3776 Ex Parte Edwards et al 13785287 - (D) FREDMAN 112(2)/102/103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) WEISS, JESSICA

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte WURST et al 13744962 - (D) NEW 103 NATH, GOLDBERG & MEYER SOROUSH, ALI

1618 Ex Parte SPAULDING et al 13452458 - (D) SCHNEIDER 103 Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC DICKINSON, PAUL W

1619 Ex Parte Remmereit 13463964 - (D) NEWMAN 103 Casimir Jones, S.C. PROSSER, ALISSA J

1625 Ex Parte Sui et al 14200108 - (D) PRATS 103 OTDP Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. SOLOLA, TAOFIQ A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2133 Ex Parte GILLINGHAM et al 12607680 - (D) DEJMEK 103 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (ELG/Conversant - 8021) CHERY, MARDOCHEE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Canney et al 14316027 - (D) HUME 101/103 DUFT BORNSEN & FETTIG, LLP MENGESHA, MULUGETA A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte Klennert et al 14547464 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Kwan & Olynick LLP, Boeing VAN ROY, TOD THOMAS

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3683 Ex Parte Lang et al 13149593 - (D) SHIANG 101/103 Trellis IP Law Group/Oracle MEINECKE DIAZ, SUSANNA M

3686 Ex Parte Chan et al 12746184 - (D) CUTITTA 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS NG, JONATHAN K

3688 Ex Parte Hartung et al 11718585 - (D) BUSCH dissenting-in-part WINSOR 103 101 ERICSSON INC. REAGAN, JAMES A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte McMahon et al 14202342 - (D) BAHR 112(2)/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY CIGNA, JACOB JAMES