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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1643 Ex Parte Sugiyama et al 13143492 - (D) LAVIER 112(1) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP HUFF, SHEELA JITENDRA

As such, the present appeal presents the same basic question addressed by the Federal Circuit in In re Brana, 51 F .3d 1560, 1564 (Fed. Cir. 1995): "what must the applicant prove regarding the practical utility or usefulness of the invention for which patent protection is sought"? For the Brana court and the present appeal, this issue of utility is an aspect of the enablement requirement under § 112 because "[o]bviously, if a claimed invention does not have utility, the specification cannot enable one to use it." Id. The Brana court made it clear that evidence of clinical efficacy is not a prerequisite: 

Usefulness in patent law, and in particular in the context of pharmaceutical inventions, necessarily includes the expectation of further research and development. The stage at which an invention in this field becomes useful is well before it is ready to be administered to humans. Were we to require Phase II testing in order to prove utility, the associated costs would prevent many companies from obtaining patent protection on promising new inventions, thereby eliminating an incentive to pursue, through research and development, potential cures in many crucial areas such as the treatment of cancer. 

Id. at 1568. 

Brana, In re, 51 F.3d 1560, 34 USPQ2d 1436 (Fed. Cir. 1995) 2107.01 ,   2107.03 ,   2164.01(c) ,   2107.02 ,   2164.02 ,   2164.04 ,   2164.07

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 Ex Parte Bui et al 14579858 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP WRIGHT, PATRICIA KATHRYN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2131 Ex Parte ABE 14684796 - (D) SILVERMAN 103 Alliance IP, LLP-1 YEW, CHIE W

2136 Ex Parte Tsirkin et al 15251943 - (D) FRAHM 102 Haynes and Boone, LLP (50833) RUSSELL, ANDREW D

2182 Ex Parte REID et al 14461664 - (D) SILVERMAN 112(2)/102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. PAN, DANIEL H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Lyren 14823559 - (D) CRAIG 112(1) PHILIP S. LYREN, PC BRIER, JEFFERY A

2657 Ex Parte Beers et al 13976957 - (D) BUI 101 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. JACKSON, JAKIEDA R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte Melanson et al 13077421 - (D) GUPTA 103 PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V. AMRANY, ADI

2838 Ex Parte Rotzoll 12121580 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 MOSER TABOADA QUDDUS, NUSRAT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Eder 11262146 - (D) SHAH 101 BRUNDIDGE & STANGER, P.C. MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte AMANO 13372698 - (D) HOFFMANN 112(2)/103 KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP WILENSKY, MOSHE K

3761 Ex Parte Zikeli et al 14389062 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 GREER, BURNS & CRAIN, LTD PAIK, SANG YEOP

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2191 Ex Parte Krauss 11618214 - (D) NAPPI 103 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC WU, JUNCHUN

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Goel et al 14673928 - (D) TIMM 103 103 Murphy, Bilak & Homiller, PLLC ARROYO, TERESA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Ex Parte Mohapatra et al 13773749 - (D) COTTA 103 Thomas Horstemeyer (USF) KASSA, TIGABU

1631 Ex Parte PANTALEONI 13719796 - (D) MILLS 101/103 Artegis Law Group, LLP/NVIDIA HARWARD, SOREN T

1657 Ex Parte CHASSARD et al 14761336 - (D) JENKS 103 RENNER OTTO BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP PERKINS, STEPHEN A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1799 Ex Parte Harris 14121096 - (D) REN 103 Paul M. Denk JOYNER, KEVIN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte Zadeh et al 13706182 - (D) ARPIN 112(2) 103 INNOVATION PARTNERS CHOW, DOON Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2477 Ex Parte Amante et al 11314103 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC KANG, SUK JIN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2695 Ex Parte Towell et al 13828234 - (D) BEAMER 103 PATTERSON Intellectual Property Law, P.C. KIYABU, KARIN A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2871 Ex Parte YONEMURA 14601713 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 Studebaker & Brackett PC HSU, KENDRICK

2881 Ex Parte KAHEN et al 14060120 - (D) INGLESE 112(2) 103 Rhodes IP PLC OSENBAUGH-STEWART, ELIZA W

2894 Ex Parte Engel et al 15164063 - (D) GARRIS 103 OTDP HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC TRAN, TONY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte DAVIS et al 13448745 - (D) BUSCH 103 101/103 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P.C. ZELASKIEWICZ, CHRYSTINAE

3622 Ex Parte Hu et al 13181344 - (D) NAPPI 103 101/103 Facebook/Fenwick MUNSON, PATRICIA H

3624 Ex Parte Cartwright 14270196 - (D) WIEDER 103 101/OTDP LOWE GRAHAM JONES, PLLC CHOY, PANG

3624 Ex Parte Ciprino et al 12971631 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 SCHMEISER, OLSEN & WATTS DICKERSON, TIPHANY B

3624 Ex Parte Godsey 13462056 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY KONERU, SUJAY

3625 Ex Parte Tannenbaum 13536290 - (D) FINAMORE 101/103 Laurence & Phillips IP Law LLP FADOK, MARK A

3628 Ex Parte Tannenbaum 13272826 - (D) FINAMORE 103 101 Laurence & Phillips IP Law LLP JOSEPH, TONY A S

3646 Ex Parte ZAUDERER 13584574 - (D) GUIJT 112(1)/112(2)/101/103 112(2) 41.50 112(1)/112(2) Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P.C. O'CONNOR, MARSHALL P

3656 Ex Parte Nishikawa 14006816 - (D) PESLAK 103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. WAITS, ALAN B

3675 Ex Parte Givens et al 13398829 - (D) PLENZLER 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. /Weatherford BYRD, EUGENE G

3684 Ex Parte Yen et al 12330487 - (D) CRAIG 112(2)/101/103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP CASEY, ALEXIS M

3686 Ex Parte Kos et al 13313424 - (D) THOMAS 103 101 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP GORT, ELAINE L

3689 Ex Parte Moharram 10668133 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1) 112(2)/101/103 OMAYMA E. MOHARRAM GILKEY, CARRIE STRODER

3695 Ex Parte Shuster et al 13919776 - (D) FISCHETTI 101 Coleman & Horowitt, LLP ROBINSON, KITO R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Downing 14541867 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 Locke Lord LLP RUPPERT, ERIC S

3791 Ex Parte Pu et al 12911233 - (D) KATZ 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/BSC CATINA, MICHAEL ANTHONY

3791 Ex Parte Van Den Heuvel et al 13810913 - (D) KATZ 112(1)/112(2) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS KREMER, MATTHEW

4112 Ex Parte Hathaway et al 13452471 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 101 Target Brands Inc. AN, JG TAI

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte KAWA et al 13932088 - (D) COTTA 103 Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC MILLIGAN, ADAM C

It is well settled that the transitional phrase "consisting of" is closed to elements not recited. Multilayer Stretch Cling Film Holdings, Inc. v. Ben:v Plastics Corp., 831 F.3d 1350, 1358 (Fed. Cir. 2016). Here, the transitional phrase "consisting of" appears in the body of the claim in a clause identifying ingredients effective for treating xerostomia or mouth drvness. It is preceded by the transitional phrase "comprising" in the preamble. Accordingly, we construe the transitional phrase "consisting of' in the clause at issue to lirnit the ingredients that are effective for treating xerostomia or mouth dryness to those recited in the claim, but not to limit other method steps. Mannesmann Dernag Cmp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, (Fed. Cir. 1986) (finding that "[t]he district court correctly observed that the phrase 'consisting of' appears in clause (a), not the preamble of the claim, and thus limits only the element set forth in clause (a)").

Mannesmann Demag Corp. v. Engineered Metal Products Co., 793 F.2d 1279, 230 USPQ 45 (Fed. Cir. 1986)   2111.03

1653 Ex Parte Wainwright et al 13875969 - (D) JENKS 103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP MARTIN, PAUL C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte FUKUMIZU et al 14221865 - (D) INGLESE 103 CARRIER BLACKMAN AND ASSOCIATES PC STUCKEY, PHILIP A

1782 Ex Parte Smith et al 13218095 - (D) INGLESE dissenting NAGUMO 102/103 CHOATE, HALL & STEWARTLLP PATTERSON, MARC A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Zazueta-Hall et al 14166269 - (D) BEAMER 103 MOSER TABOADA CASCHERA, ANTONIO A

2627 Ex Parte Tripathi 13627885 - (D) ZADO 101/102/103 Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & G (Apple) YODICHKAS, ANEETA

2632 Ex Parte Singerl et al 14931195 - (D) FRAHM 103 Eschweiler & Potashnik, LLC. HAILEGIORGIS, FITWI Y

2689 Ex Parte HOELLWARTH 12240947 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 APPLE c/o MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP LA SWARTHOUT, BRENT

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Sultenfuss et al 13779598 - (D) DENNETT 103 Zagorin Cave LLP (Dell) BROWN, ROBERT D

2844 Ex Parte Shah et al 14439646 - (D) OWENS 103 OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. CHAN, WEI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Symons et al 13201774 - (D) SILVERMAN 101 MANNAVA & KANG, P.C. LI, SUN M

3687 Ex Parte Upadhyaya et al 13095931 - (D) THOMAS 101 IPHORIZONS PLLC MASUD, ROKIB

3691 Ex Parte Pasupulati et al 13586763 - (D) KUMAR 101 Haynes & Boone, LLP (70481) CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3748 Ex Parte Farah et al 14598574 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EDWARDS, LORENC

3753 Ex Parte Nelson 13052814 - (D) CALVE 103 Masco Corporation Faegre Baker Daniels LLP GARDNER, NICOLE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2178 Ex Parte Rein et al 13080296 - (D) PYONIN 103 103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Adobe Systems Incorporated) NAZAR, AHAMED I

2182 Ex Parte Aarre et al 14674585 - (D) HOWARD 101 101 SCHLUMBERGER INFORMATION SOLUTIONS MALZAHN, DAVID H

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2696 Ex Parte Alameh et al 14629895 - (D) FRAHM 103 103 Motorola/ Miller, Matthias & Hull LLP KETEMA, BENY AM

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3793 Ex Parte Mittal et al 13879045 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS SIRIPURAPU, RAJEEV P

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Siripurapu et al 14735794 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 ULMER & BERNE LLP MURATA, AUSTIN

1724 Ex Parte BODDAKAYALA et al 14258221 - (D) HASTINGS 102/103 MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC - FORD LYLES-IRVING, CARMEN V

1787 Ex Parte Gallagher et al 15183930 - (D) TIMM 103 ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY c/o The Dow Chemical Company HUANG, CHENG YUAN

1793 Ex Parte Segall et al 12703996 - (D) DENNETT 103 Marks & Clerk MCCLAIN-COLEMAN, TYNES HAL.

1799 Ex Parte Vellutato 10754629 - (D) DELMENDO 103 112(1)/103 BLANK ROME LLP MARCHESCHI, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Mattson et al 14229041 - (D) MacDONALD 101 Siemens Corporat PIERRE LOUIS, ANDRE

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2819 Ex Parte CHANG et al 15088855 - (D) CASHION 102 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION PHAM, THANHHA S

2836 Ex Parte Kissane 13507120 - (D) HOUSEL 112(1)/112(2)/101 John Kissane AMAYA, CARLOS DAVID

2844 Ex Parte Lehane et al 14578198 - (D) INGLESE 101 Keysight Technologies, Inc. KIM, SEOKJIN

2868 Ex Parte DRANGE 14561332 - (D) HASTINGS 102 Dickinson Wright, PLLC Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc. RODAK, LEE E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Puttaswamy 12272669 - (D) FETTING 101/103 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. KIM, PATRICK

3621 Ex Parte Selinger et al 12012449 - (D) FETTING 103 101 VLP Law Group POUNCIL, DARNELL A

3622 Ex Parte Hu et al 13181338 - (D) MacDONALD 101/103 Facebook/Fenwick MUNSON, PATRICIA H

3628 Ex Parte Aaron et al 14348016 - (D) COURTENAY 101/103 WOOD, HERRON & EV ANS, LLP EPSTEIN, BRIAN M

3628 Ex Parte Barry et al 11780811 - (D) WIEDER 101 FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP NELSON, FREDA ANN

3629 Ex Parte Morsa 13694192 - (D) MOHANTY 101 Steve Morsa OUELLETTE, JONATHAN P

3682 Ex Parte Faith et al 13836110 - (D) FETTING 101 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP OHNSON, ROBERT C

3685 Ex Parte Drake et al 13944806 - (D) MacDONALD 101/103 DISNEY ENTERPRISES INC. c/o Patent Ingenuity, P.C. FENSTERMACHER, JASON B

3695 Ex Parte Bonissone et al 12509703 - (D) FETTING 101/OTDP KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP POLLOCK, GREGORY A

3697 Ex Parte Emison 14185215 - (D) BUSCH 101 NEW RIVER VALLEY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, PC BRINDLEY, BENJAMIN S

3697 Ex Parte Mun 13753624 - (D) REPKO 112(2) 101 James M Smedley LLC TRAN, HAI

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 Ex Parte Heidari et al 13679432 - (D) CALVE 102/103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. CHANG, RICK KILTAE

3774 Ex Parte Eller et al 14044050 - (D) NEW 103/OTDP MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. C/0 STOEL RIVES, LLP DIOP, ROKHAYA

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Dell 12677714 - (D) JENKS 112(2)/103 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP GOODWIN PROCTER LLP

On this record, we find that Appellant has the better position because Examiner's rejection appears to be taking the term "approximate" out of context. Terms such as "approach each other," "close to," "substantially equal," and "closely approximate" are "ubiquitous in patent claims. Such usages, when serving reasonably to describe the claimed subject matter to those of skill in the field of the invention, and to distinguish the claimed subject matter from the prior art, have been accepted in patent examination and upheld by the courts." Andrew Corp. v. Gabriel Electronics, Inc., 847 F.2d 819, 821 (Fed. Cir. 1988).

Andrew Corp. v. Gabriel Electronics, 847 F.2d 819, 6 USPQ2d 2010 (Fed. Cir. 1988) 2173.05(b) 

1634 Ex Parte PETER et al 13830408 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(2)/103 Agilent Technologies, Inc. LU, FRANK WEI MIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte ZHANG et al 13198937 - (D) BUI 103 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. LUO, ANTHONY L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte NAKAO et al 14245539 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 41.50 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. YUSHINA, GALINA G

2831 Ex Parte Rooyakkers et al 14446412 - (D) McGEE dissenting HASTINGS 102/103 Advent, LLP !MAS, VLADIMIR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Thomas et al 13072547 - (D) FRAHM 103 CONLEY ROSE, P.C. NGUYEN, THUY N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte JOHNSON et al 13798818 - (D) MAJORS 112(2)/102/103 41.50 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON TON, MARTIN TRUYEN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte THOMAS et al 13072534 - (D) FRAHM 103 103 CONLEY ROSE, P.C. NGUYEN, THUY N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3792 Ex Parte Meister et al 14488414 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102/103 102/103 Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP GRAND, JENNIFER LEIGH-STEW AR

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Laurensou 12601699 - (D) NEW 103 HAMRE, SCHUMANN, MUELLER & LARSON, P.C. GHALI, ISIS AD

1616 Ex Parte Rudzinski et al 13196884 - (D) PRATS 103 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Baxter) HAGHIGHATIAN, MINA

1619 Ex Parte Vatter et al 14478013 - (D) TOWNSEND 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY BABSON, NICOLE PLOURDE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Ren 13723389 - (D) McGEE 103 US ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY CHMIELECKI, SCOTT J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2154 Ex Parte Zilberberg et al 14071229 - (D) SHAW 101/103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. MCGHEE, TRACY M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Krantz et al 12013473 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. KASSIM, KHALED M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte GUICHARD et al 14842969 - (D) PYONIN 103 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC FOTAKIS, ARISTOCRATIS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2879 Ex Parte VASYLYEV 14639083 - (D) McGEE 102/103 SERGIY VASYLYEV SANTIAGO, MARICELI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Tulipano et al 12989805 - (D) HUME 112(1) 101/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LULTSCHIK, WILLIAM G

3681 Ex Parte Hamilton et al 11679715 - (D) FENICK 101 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

3683 Ex Parte ALVAREZ 14744793 - (D) FRAHM 101/103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC PEACHER, LORENA R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Diem et al 12813818 - (D) HOELTER 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. RUSSELL, DEVON L

3794 Ex Parte Kauphusman et al 12982675 - (D) FLAX 103 DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC (STJ) ANTISKA Y, BRIAN MICHAEL

Monday, December 10, 2018

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte DeLuca et al 14710744 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP PODGORSKI, DANIEL MICHAEL

1629 Ex Parte Haeberlin et al 14960472 - (D) ADAMS Dissenting FITZPATRICK 103 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION DRAPER, LESLIE A ROYDS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Lida et al 15170019 - (D) KRIVAK 103 Active Knowledge Ltd. YU, LI HONG

2687 Ex Parte Lippman et al 14533443 - (D) ENGLE 103 Bejin Bieneman PLC Ford Global Technologies, LLC WANG, JACK K

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 Ex Parte Furze et al 14557688 - (D) GAUDETTE 112(1)/112(2)/103 ACUSHNET COMPANY RAEVIS, ROBERT R

2884 Ex Parte Michel et al 14485916 - (D) OWENS 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION VALENTINER, JEREMY SCOTT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3669 Ex Parte Eriksson et al 12739155 - (D) ASTORINO 101/102/103 WRB-IP LLP CASS, JEANPAUL

3677 Ex Parte Kamata et al 13940057 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Foley & Lardner LLP O BRIEN, JEFFREY D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Grasso et al 14107281 - (D) CAPP 102/103 OSHA LIANG L.L.P. HORTON, ANDREW ALAN

3761 Ex Parte Shelton et al 14287478 - (D) BAHR 103 Mintz Levin/Wayne Fueling Systems LLC NGUYEN, PHUONG T

3763 Ex Parte Höglund et al 13504555 - (D) BROWN 103 Murtha Cullina LLP WEILAND, HANS R.

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Valeva et al 13930275 - (D) CUTITTA 112(1)/112(2)/101/103 112(1) VMWare - OPW KRAFT, SHIH-WEI

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Terry 13190478 - (D) KHAN 103 112(2) Patrick L Mixon AHN, SUNG S

2646 Ex Parte LEI et al 15047709 - (D) JURGOVAN 102 102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL BEAMER, TEMICA M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte GOINS et al 12061068 - (D) KHAN 112(1) 103 PITTS & LAKE P C LOCKETT, KIMBERL YR

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Ray 12485702 - (D) WIEDER 101/103 101/103 Arent Fox, LLP and Qualcomm, Incorporated IOSIF, MARIO CINCINAT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte UM et al 14513970 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 NSIP LAW KRASS, FREDERICK F

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte Buck et al 12453821 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) KEYWORTH, PETER

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Ex Parte HONG 13782551 - (D) ENGLE 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. CHIUSANO, ANDREW TSUTOMU

2176 Ex Parte Dhaundiyal et al 14660853 - (D) AMUNDSON 103 Wolfe-SBMC MERCADO VARGAS, ARIEL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Kappes et al 14804419 - (D) LENTIVECH 103/OTDP MICROSOFT CORPORATION WANG, LIANG CHE A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2822 Ex Parte Mastro et al 14200475 - (D) GUPTA 103 NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY WALL, VINCENT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3681 Ex Parte Fordyce et al 12604322 - (D) MORGAN 101 The Webb Law Firm/ Visa International REFAI, SAM M

3696 Ex Parte Dubens 14016993 - (D) LENTIVECH 101 LeClairRyan NIQUETTE, ROBERT R

We are not persuaded by Appellant's argument that the claims "do not preempt any overall abstract idea or subject matter category" (Br. 13) because claims that are otherwise directed to patent-ineligible subject matter cannot be saved by arguing the absence of complete preemption. Return Mail, Inc. v. US. Postal Service, 868 F.3d 1350, 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2017). 

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte BUSEKROS et al 14317643 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 Studio Torta (RINGFENCE) c/o BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC WHITE, DWAYNE J

3763 Ex Parte Suntup 13561041 - (D) HOELTER 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY MENGESHA,WEBESHET

3763 Ex Parte Van De Lisdonk et al 13320770 - (D) HOELTER 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY MENGESHA, WEBESHET

3795 Ex Parte Benning et al 13682548 - (D) FITZPATRICK 102/103 Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC NEAL, TIMOTHY JAY

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Tu et al 14539460 - (D) SNAY 102/103 41.50 103 CORNING INCORPORATED SZEWCZYK, CYNTHIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Boss et al 12208510 - (D) MEDLOCK 112(1)/101/103 Keohane & D'Alessandro WEISENFELD, ARYANE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Ex Parte Hazani 14726619 - (D) BAHR 112(1)/103 41.50 112(2) Dr. Mark M. Friedman CARTER, CAMERON A

3761 Ex Parte Yuki et al 13386314 - (D) PLENZLER 103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP VAN, QUANG T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Chen et al 11379610 - (D) NAPPI 103 103 YEE AND ASSOCIA TES, P.C. FABER, DAVID

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Gammie et al 14478325 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1)/112(2)/102 102/103 EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION TEMPLETON, CHRISTOPHER L

While we agree with the Examiner that "comprising" may allow additional elements (see Ans. 4), that presumption may be overcome when "there is evidence of a clear intent to limit the claims." Scanner Technologies Corp. v. ICOS Vision Systems Corp. N. V., 365 F.3d 1299, 1305-6 (Fed. Cir. 2004). In this case, we disagree with the Examiner's interpretation based on "comprising" because of the express exclusion in claim 1 that the disposing step must occur "while maintaining the entire distal portion ... on the ventricular side of the leaflet." We note that "every limitation positively recited in a claim must be given effect in order to determine what subject matter that claim defines." In re Wilder, 429 F.2d 447, 450 (CCPA 1970).

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte Marshall et al 14055449 - (D) CASHION 102/103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP SZEWCZYK, CYNTHIA

1747 Ex Parte Cantrell et al 13907283 - (D) CASHION 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP NGUYEN, PHU HOANG

1774 Ex Parte Levecq et al 13984565 - (D) CASHION 102/103 COATS & BENNETT, PLLC INSLER, ELIZABETH

1792 Ex Parte SHIRALI et al 13326158 - (D) DENNETT 112(2)/103 WOOD, HERRON & EV ANS, LLP SMITH, PRESTON

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte BONILLA ACEVEDO et al 15297106 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP MARTELLO, EDWARD

2653 Ex Parte GOODAY 14748258 - (D) CUTITTA 103 MARTIN D. MOYNIHAN d/b/a PRTSI, INC. GAUTHIER, GERALD

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte WANG et al 14289596 - (D) COURTENAY 112(2) 101/102 Sheppard Mullin / Palantir SEREBOFF, NEAL

3681 Ex Parte SANDERS et al 13608272 - (D) JURGOVAN 101 Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP/JPMorgan Chase SHORTER, RASHIDA R

3684 Ex Parte Langhammer 12040556 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 101 WOOD, HERRON & EV ANS, LLP POND, ROBERT M

3686 Ex Parte Rosow et al 13117674 - (D) SHAH 101 LOZA & LOZA, LLP/Allscripts LE, LINH GIANG

3691 Ex Parte Bonissone et al 10425610 - (D) STEPHENS 101 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

3693 Ex Parte Leitch et al 13643886 - (D) BAUMEISTER 112(1)/112(2) 101 Fluor Coporation BARTLEY, KENNETH

3693 Ex Parte Purves et al 13542535 - (D) GALLIGAN 101 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTONLLP/VISA ALLADIN, AMBREEN A

3696 Ex Parte Harton et al 14280892 - (D) BAIN 101/103 Travelers Companies c/o Fincham Downs LLC OJIAKU, CHIKAODINAKA

Tech Center  4100 Patent Training Academy 
4114 Ex Parte Gastineau 13665547 - (D) ENGLE 103 101 Davis Malm & D"Agostine P.C. ZIEGLE, STEPHANIE M

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1651 Ex Parte Phan et al 11205248 - (D) SCHNEIDER 101 Acuity Law Group, P.C. KIM, TAEYOON

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1718 Ex Parte Brenninger et al 13407832 - (D) DELMENDO 103 Brooks Kushman P.C. KENDALL, BENJAMIN R

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Ransom et al 14570243 - (D) FRAHM Concurring DEJMEK 102/103 Comcast c/o Ballard Spahr LLP HONG, MICHAEL HYUN

2472 Ex Parte Liu et al 14430595 - (D) SHAW 112(1) Clairvolex, Inc. BHATTI, HASHIM S

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Brannon et al 13896813 - (D) AMUNDSON 101 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC ADE, OGER GARCIA

3651 Ex Parte STENBERG et al 15039431 - (D) BROWNE 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP KUMAR, RAKESH

3679 Ex Parte Leuchtenberg 14384619 - (D) CALVE 103 PATENT LAW OFFICES OF DR. NORMAN B. THOT WOOD, DOUGLAS S

3697 Ex Parte Adcock et al 14029087 - (D) McKEOWN Dissenting CRAIG 101 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) FU, HAO

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Kanayama et al 14346704 - (D) MEDLOCK 103 GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP HANSEN, KENNETH J

Examiner relies, that discloses or suggests flipping the arrangement shown in Figure 3 of Miura upside down. Cf In re Gordon, 733 F.2d 900, 902 (Fed. Cir. 1984) (Although a prior art device could have been turned upside down, that did not make the modification obvious unless the prior art fairly suggested the desirability of turning the device upside down.).

Gordon, In re, 733 F.2d 900, 221 USPQ 1125 (Fed. Cir. 1984)  2143.01 ,  2144.08

3772 Ex Parte Gahlert 13228642 - (D) BROWNE 103 OLIFF PLC PATEL, YOGESH P

3783 Ex Parte TANABE et al 14033717 - (D) WOOD 103 Foley & Lardner LLP BUI, ANH T

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Bygbjerg et al 13703906 - (D) PLENZLER 103 103 MCCORMICK, PAULDING & HUBER LLP BOECKMANN, JASON J

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Vogt et al 13985536 - (D) MILLS 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY ROBERTS, LEZAH

1617 Ex Parte PENG et al 14515169 - (D) FREDMAN 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. JUSTICE, GINA CHIEUN YU

1619 Ex Parte Kidane et al 13638294 - (D) FLAX 112(2)/103 Foley & Lardner LLP GOTFREDSON, GAREN

1628 Ex Parte Masini-Eteve 13133071 - (D) ADAMS 103 Foley & Lardner LLP CORNET, JEAN P

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Kang et al 13805224 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Dentons US LLP BROOKS,KREGGT

1765 Ex Parte Tippet et al 14268826 - (D) McGEE 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC ZEMEL, IRINA SOPJIA

1792 Ex Parte Bauman et al 13512663 - (D) GUEST 103 STINSON LEONARD STREET LLP (MTC) ZILBERING, ASSAF

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2143 Ex Parte Kristoff et al 13075906 - (D) BUI 101 103 TERADATA US, INC. PILLAI, NAMITHA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte EVERARD et al 14443077 - (D) PYONIN 103 The Small Patent Law Group, LLC NIRJHAR, NASIM NAZRUL

2485 Ex Parte Cilia et al 14254384 - (D) BEAMER 103 Winstead PC (IF) MIKESKA, NEIL R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2844 Ex Parte Ho et al 15476106 - (D) GARRIS 103 Matheson Keys & Kordzik PLLC CRAWFORD, JASON

2854 Ex Parte Dabak et al 14156388 - (D) KENNEDY 101/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS IN CORPORA TED MARINI, MATTHEW G

2864 Ex Parte Gillis 13206188 - (D) BEST 101 YEE & ASSOCIA TES, P.C. SUGLO, JANET L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3612 Ex Parte Lopacki et al 14921266 - (D) MOHANTY 102 Ford Global Technologies, LLC/ King & Schickli, PLLC GUTMAN, HILARY L

3623 Ex Parte Sherrill et al 13772926 - (D) JEFFERY 101 103 McCarter & English, LLP / W almart Apollo, LLC BOYCE, ANDRE D

3626 Ex Parte Luftig 10784105 - (D) HOMERE 101 Bey & Cotropia PLLC (Trizetto Customer Number) RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3681 Ex Parte Shimizu et al 13672384 - (D) HOMERE 103 101 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM LLP SCHMUCKER, MICHAEL W

3683 Ex Parte Wilhelm et al 11940443 - (D) McMILLIN 112(1)/112(2)/101/103 Baker Botts LLP AUSTIN, JAMIE H

3684 Ex Parte Giuli et al 12612985 - (D) STEPHENS 101/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FG1L POND, ROBERT M

3689 Ex Parte Vela 12869204 - (D) COURTENAY 101 103 LOZA & LOZA, LLP/Xerox GILKEY, CARRIE STRODER

3693 Ex Parte Sun et al 13874790 - (D) LENTIVECH 101/OTDP Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP/JPMorgan Chase WEISBERGER, RICHARD C

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Chan et al 13624351 - (D) SONG 102/103 Rhodes IP PLC REID, MICHAEL ROBERT

3783 Ex Parte PAULUS 13525853 - (D) MURPHY 103 Covidien LP OSINSKI, BRADLEY JAMES

3785 Ex Parte Trill et al 13498617 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 GLAXO SMITH KLINE LOUIS, LATOYA M

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3661 Ex parte OMEGA PATENTS, L.L.C. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8032278 et al 11/773,272 90013851 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST, P.A. THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: KPPB LLP REICHLE, KARIN M original NGUYEN, CUONG H