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Friday, April 10, 2020

gershon

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Reversed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1643 WANG, Rongfu 14663470 ADAMS 102/103 Duane Morris LLP DENT, ALANA HARRIS

1653 Nordmann, Patrice et al. 14358839 ADAMS 103 W&C IP PYLA, PAUL D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Bernie C. Thompson 14843016 GAUDETTE 103 RODEY, DICKASON, SLOAN, AKIN & ROBB, PA RIVERA-CORDERO, ARLYN I

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2473 Vinay Sridhara et al. 12329890 BENNETT 112(2)/102/103 Patterson + Sheridan, L.L.P. Qualcomm BOKHARI, SYED M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2861 STMicroelectronics S.R.L. 14980373 HASTINGS 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/ST (EP ORIGINATING) MORELLO, JEAN F

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Petit, Peter 15116504 CAPP 102/103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) BARLOW, ADAM G

3688 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 14449600 LEBOVITZ 101/102/103 41.50 112(1)/112(2) IBM CORPORATION C/O: Fabian Vancott FRUNZI, VICTORIA E.

3691 Nafeh, John 12749445 LEBOVITZ 101 CARR & FERRELL LLP CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

3697 MasterCard International Incorporated 14873440 LEBOVITZ 101/103 Mastercard International Incorporated c/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC NORMAN, SAMICA L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Stertil B.V. 14324903 HOFFMANN 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. YOON, SEAHEE

3752 Kohler Co. 15345210 HOFFMANN 103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) ZHOU, QINGZHANG

3753 Dylan M. Lundberg et al. 14697705 WOODS 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP GRAY, PAUL J

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Braud, Jean et al. 12993642 ASTORINO 103 112(1) YOUNG & THOMPSON WIEST, ANTHONY D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 United Technologies Corporation 14793119 O’HANLON 103 112(2)/102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY AMAR, MARC J

Affirmed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 BASF SE 15115704 ADAMS 103 MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP ZHANG, YANZHI

1653 Van't Hof, Wouter 14070075 WISZ 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. PYLA, PAUL D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1718 Luc Diez et al. 13121833 SMITH 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC TUROCY, DAVID P

1722 Manabe, Atsutaka et al. 14342034 GAUDETTE 103 MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C. MALLOY, ANNA E

1723 Tomohiro Sato et al. 15511872 HASTINGS 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC SIDDIQUEE, MUHAMMAD S

1795 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 14655547 INGLESE 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS ALLEN, JOSHUA L

1795 MACDERMID ACUMEN, INC. 13870232 MCGEE 103 MacDermid Performance Solutions - Patents c/o Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP PHASGE, ARUN S

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2125 Flinn, Steven Dennis. et al. 14497645 McCARTNEY 102/103 101 MANYWORLDS, INC. CHEN, YING YU

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 International Business Machines Corporation 15281368 NAPPI 112(1) 101 Keohane & D'Alessandro DETWEILER, JAMES M

3625 MasterCard International Incorporated 14789240 FREDMAN 103 Mastercard International Incorporated c/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC SMITH, LINDSEY B

3625 Rick L. Leos 13842944 CRAIG 101/103 SNELL & WILMER LLP (OC) CAI, LANCE Y

First, the need must have been a persistent one that was recognized by those of ordinary skill in the art. In re Gershon, 372 F.2d 535, 539 (CCPA 1967) (“Since the alleged problem in this case was first recognized by appellants, and others apparently have not yet become aware of its existence, it goes without saying that there could not possibly be any evidence of either a long felt need in the . . . art for a solution to a problem of dubious existence or failure of others skilled in the art who unsuccessfully attempted to solve a problem of which they were not aware.”); 

Gershon, In re, 372 F.2d 535, 152 USPQ 602 (CCPA 1967) 716.02(c) 716.04

3626 Coulter, Robert Craig. et al. 12791208 WIEDER 101 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. REYES, REGINALD R

3627 NetSuite Inc. 14198380 ADAMS 101 Kraguljac Law Group/Oracle RACIC, MILENA

3656 SHIMANO INC. 14878207 KERINS 112(2)/102 112(1) GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP DIAZ, THOMAS C

3682 RetailMeNot, Inc. 14661403 CALVE 101 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP DAGNEW, SABA

3683 Nally, Martin P. et al. 11405874 MOHANTY 101 DUKE W. YEE YEE AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. PADOT, TIMOTHY

3684 Sandholm, Tuomas 13555576 HOWARD 101/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC LOHARIKAR, ANAND R

3684 STREMSDOERFER, Mathieu et al. 13524880 MORGAN 101/103 Levy & Grandinetti CASEY, ALEXIS M

3684 Ratnakar, Nitesh 12464097 HUGHES 101 103 JDM Patent Law PLLC ZIMMERMAN, MATTHEW E

3686 Hitachi, Ltd. 14278534 WIEDER 101 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. NG, JONATHAN K

3688 OptiMine Software, Inc. 14560994 SHAW 101 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mke) CAO, VINCENT M

3695 Peter Middelkamp et al. 11817121 MOHANTY 101 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. PUTTAIAH, ASHA

3695 Kovarsky, Moshe et al. 13603444 ADAMS 101 MARTIN D. MOYNIHAN d/b/a PRTSI, INC. POLLOCK, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 YEHEZKEL, RAANAN et al. 14578623 STEPINA 112(1)/102/103 112(1)/101 Stoel Rives LLP Attn: Aaron D. Barker LANE, DANIEL E

3715 John Spitzer et al. 14066904 STEPINA 102/103 101 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP NVIDIA CORPORATION COBURN, CORBETT B

3763 Richard G. Lord et al. 14003715 KAUFFMAN 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier ZEC, FILIP

3792 Mark Bischoff et al. 11988399 GUIJT 112(2) 112(1)/112(2)/103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. EISEMAN, LYNSEY C

Reissue

Affirmed
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1774 Ecolab USA Inc. 15256162 8,246,813 12/638,365 INGLESE 251/112(1)/103 Merchant & Gould Ecolab DIAMOND, ALAN D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2673 Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha 14606686 8,451,479 12/633,197 JEFFERY 112(2)/103 41.50 112(2) MARK D. SARALINO ( SHARP ) RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP GE, YUZHEN

Rehearing

Denied 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 13659472 ARPIN 103 41.50 112(1) Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC CHANG, JULIAN

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

wood

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Reversed
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1714 Kenji Sakamoto et al. 13395677 SMITH 103 Pepper Hamilton LLP/Boston QI, HUA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Lars Engebretsen et al. 14361637 KUMAR 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. BARTLETT, WILLIAM P

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2884 General Electric Company 14268404 REN 102/103 DEAN D. SMALL THE SMALL PATENT LAW GROUP LLC MIDKIFF, ANASTASIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 International Business Machines Corporation 14933196 MEDLOCK 103 SCULLY, SCOTT, MURPHY & PRESSER, P.C. KASSIM, HAFIZ A

3686 Allscripts Software, LLC 14318500 MEDLOCK 112(1)/112(2)/101 Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC AUGUSTINE, VICTORIA PEARL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 James L. Ebert 14153507 LANEY 103 VIVACQUA LAW, PLLC KOEHLER, CHRISTOPHER M

3762 Rotter, Martin J. 15191784 SILVERMAN 103 VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. KOSANOVIC, HELENA

3785 MARTIN, RUTH E. et al. 13040048 FITZPATRICK 103 BGL MILLER, CHRISTOPHER E

3792 CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. 15232191 PLENZLER 102/103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLP PORTER, JR, GARY A

3792 MARSHALL, Mark T. et al. 14695167 PLENZLER 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CVG) LEVICKY, WILLIAM J

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Yang Yang et al. 13804156 PESLAK 103 103 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP-Dow AgroSciences TOPOLSKI, MAGDALENA

  (“[I]t is necessary to consider ‘the reality of the circumstances,’ --in other words, common sense--in deciding in which fields a person of ordinary skill would reasonably be expected to look for a solution to the problem facing the inventor.” (quoting In re Wood, 599 F.2d 1032, 1036 (CCPA 1979)). 

Affirmed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. 14749126 FLAX 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP GHALI, ISIS A D

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 15315635 CASHION 102/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. CHRISTIE, ROSS J

1749 Luca Giannini et al. 14430403 DELMENDO 103 41.50 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP FISCHER, JUSTIN R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2153 MICROSOFT CORPORATION 13705515 CYGAN 102 101/102 MICROSOFT CORPORATION BULLOCK, JOSHUA

2157 Aabhas V. Paliwal et al. 11543635 KUMAR 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP MUELLER, KURT A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Faqir Zarrar. Yousaf et al. 14387965 HOMERE 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (Frankfurt office) RYAN, PATRICK A

2462 AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP 15070045 GALLIGAN 103 103/OTDP AT&T Legal Department - G&G MILLS, DONALD L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Fukushima, Atsuhiko et al. 14175277 HOMERE 103 SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA C/O KEATING & BENNETT, LLP HUNTSINGER, PETER K

2636 John Lindsay 14710553 HOMERE 112(2)/102/103 JOHN B. LINDSAY LAMBERT, DAVID W

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2862 Google Inc. 14585675 CASHION 101 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. LEE, PAUL D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Lessin, Samuel et al. 13681198 CALVE 112(1)/112(2)/101/103 Facebook/Fenwick CARVALHO, ERROL A

3686 Richard Allen. Robbins et al. 13675440 FISCHETTI 101 HUGHES HUBBARD & REED LLP TOMASZEWSKI, MICHAEL

3687 TARGET BRANDS, INC. 14324535 CRAWFORD 103 101/103 TARGET BRANDS, INC. CRAWLEY, TALIA F

3689 Abel, Kenton 13049873 PYONIN 103 101 Kenton Abel NGUYEN, TAN D

3691 Robert D. Reany et al. 12813766 MEYERS 101 Otterstedt, Wallace & Kammer, LLP PRESTON, JOHN O

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

heck, lemelson

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Reversed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Juha Rouru et al. 14504925 ADAMS 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP SOROUSH, LAYLA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Bessieres, Marshall et al. 11866248 MacDONALD 101/103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP/Adobe Adobe Systems, Inc. 58083 MINCEY, JERMAINE A

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Shing Franky. Sze et al. 15010106 THOMAS 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. COONEY, ADAM A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2864 Kun Jiao et al. 14292487 DENNETT 101 WesternGeco L.L.C. BLOSS, STEPHANIE E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 BGC PARTNERS, INC. 13898657 CURCURI Dissenting Baumeister 101/103 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. HAMILTON, SARA CHANDLER

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Dominik Zaeuner et al. 12975714 HILL 101 SIEMENS CORPORATION GEBREMICHAEL, BRUK A

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1627 Blatt, Thomas et al. 10337661 WISZ 102 102/103 41.50 103 Abel Schillinger, LLP KANTAMNENI, SHOBHA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1776 Berend Jan Reinders et al. 14916084 McMANUS 103 103 N.V. Nederlandsch Octrooibureau MCKENZIE, THOMAS B

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Robert B. Basham et al. 14793706 RAEVSKY 112(1)/101 103 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- IBM MERCADO, RAMON A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Antti Johannes. Eronen et al. 15030457 McNEILL 101/103 103 Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP c/o Alston & Bird LLP PATEL, SANJIV D

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 EATON CORPORATION 15140539 HASTINGS 102 102/103 ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC EATON CORPORATION FIGUEROA, FELIX O

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3637 BSH Home Appliances Corporation et al. 15423617 BAHR 103 103 BSH Home Appliances Corporation HANSEN, JAMES ORVILLE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 PERINI, Fabio 14143428 KERINS 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 103 MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC ALIE, GHASSEM

3794 INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. 14070184 HOELTER 103 103 Jones Robb, PLLC (w/ Intuitive Surgical) OUYANG, BO

"The use of patents as references is not limited to what the patentees describe as their own inventions or to the problems with which they are concerned. They are part of the literature of the art, relevant for all they contain." In re Heck, 699 F.2d 1331, 1332-33 (Fed. Cir. 1983) (quoting In re Lemelson, 397 F.2d 1006, 1009 (CCPA 1968).

Heck, In re, 699 F.2d 1331, 216 USPQ 1038 (Fed. Cir. 1983) 2123

Lemelson, In re, 397 F.2d 1006, 158 USPQ 275 (CCPA 1968) 2123

Affirmed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Katja Berg et al. 14639043 KATZ 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC LIU, SUE XU

1653 Masayoshi Shigyo et al. 14236152 LAVIER 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC MOSS, NATALIE M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1787 Bridgestone Corporation 14363230 RANGE 103 BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS, INC. NELSON, MICHAEL B

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 TERADATA US, INC. 14094190 BARRY 101 102 TERADATA US, INC. ALMANI, MOHSEN

2166 Jorn Lyseggen 14794610 FRAHM 101/103 HOUSTON OFFICE OF POLSINELLI PC MCQUITERY, DIEDRA M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 Sathish Kumar. Gnanasekaran et al. 15144541 BARRY 103 Xsensus/Broadcom LINDENBAUM, ALAN LOUIS

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2859 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation 14755523 ABRAHAM 103 MICHAEL, BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (MT) HERNANDEZ, MANUEL J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 TEZUKA, Shinji 12888709 SHAH 101 SUGHRUE-265550 PAULS, JOHN A

3626 Albert, Benjamin 13075399 BARRY 101 Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC KOPPIKAR, VIVEK D

3626 Liotta, Lance A. et al. 13026346 CRAWFORD 103 101/103 FAY SHARPE LLP SOREY, ROBERT A

3683 Patrick J. O'Sullivan et al. 11566718 CRAWFORD 103 101 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC YOUNG, ASHLEY YA-SHEH

3691 Marcia Keld 13955019 BEAMER 101 JPMorgan Chase / Greenblum & Bernstein CAMPEN, KELLY SCAGGS

3695 Intuit Inc. 14607586 CALVE 101 Paradice and Li LLP/Intuit POLLOCK, GREGORY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Joshua R&D Technologies, LLC 15163920 CAPP 103 KLEMCHUK LLP TRIEU, TIMOTHY K

3733 Gelinas, Mariel 15058952 BAYAT 103 KAUFHOLD DIX PATENT LAW CASTRIOTTA, JENNIFER

Rehearing

Denied
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Satish Gudiboina et al. 15172755 MacDONALD 103 Rimon PC KHOSHNOODI, FARIBORZ

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Hernan A. Cunico et al. 15483474 MacDONALD 101 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC ZEWDU, MELESS NMN

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

alza2

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Reversed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Pathologica LLC 15583697 ADAMS 103 GLOBAL PATENT GROUP - PATH VANHORN, ABIGAIL LOUISE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 CA, Inc. 15262516 FRAHM Dissenting BUSCH 101/102/103 Foley & Lardner LLP/ Broadcom Corporation BODDEN, EVRAL E

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Reinhard P. Klemm et al. 13928532 McNEILL 103 STEVENS & SHOWALTER, LLP Box AVAYA Inc. FAN, JOHN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Shawn C. Wright et al. 13186666 McNEILL 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC) PATEL, SHIVANG I

2633 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 15369970 NAPPI 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS TIEU, JANICE N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Park, Junhyun et al. 15006000 COLAIANNI 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP LAM, TUAN THIEU

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3616 Greenwood, George et al. 12407204 MEDLOCK 102/103 MAURICE M KLEE FRISBY, KEITH J

3679 Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc. et al. 14966207 BAHR 112(1)/103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP CHOI, WILLIAM SOON

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH 14650357 SCHOPFER 112(2)/102/103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP WILLIAMS, PATRICK C

3792 Walker, Robert G. et al. 13272960 SCHOPFER 112(1)/103 41.50 112(2) BakerHostetler PORTER, JR, GARY A

3794 Northwestern University 13954265 FITZPATRICK 103 WILSON, SONSINI, GOODRICH & ROSATI OUYANG, BO

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ren Wang et al. 14583389 MacDONALD 103 102 Law Office of R. Alan Burnett, PS c/o CPA Global VERDERAMO III, RALPH A

2137 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 13939380 MORGAN 103 103 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. c/o Davidson Sheehan LLP PARIKH, KALPIT

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2859 Douglas Raymond. Martin et al. 14268000 DENNETT 103 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL BERHANU, SAMUEL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 BEHR GMBH & CO. KG 14416715 HOFFMANN 103 103 41.50 112(2) Strain & Strain PLLC TRIEU, THAI BA

3792 Michael W. Newman 13587368 SILVERMAN 103 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CVG) D ABREU, MICHAEL JOSEPH

3793 C. R. Bard, Inc. 13918707 GREENHUT 103 103 BD/Rutan & Tucker, LLP SANTOS RODRIGUEZ, JOSEPH M

We agree with Appellant’s argument.  First, the Examiner’s position that the first image is already generated but not displayed is, at best, speculative. “[L]egal determinations of obviousness, as with such determinations generally, should be based on evidence rather than on mere speculation or conjecture.” Alza Corp. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., 464 F. 3d 1286, 1290 (Fed. Cir. 2006). 

Alza Corp. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., 464 F.3d 1286, 80 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2006) 2143.01

3794 Mulholland, R. Stephen 12573923 GUIJT 103 103 ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST, P.A. GOOD, SAMANTHA M

Affirmed
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Erling Lennart. Hansen et al. 13884758 HOUSEL 112(2)/102 112(2)/103 GILLETT, JENNIFER ANN GILLETT, JENNIFER ANN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 TOTAL SA 14420208 BUI 101 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. KIM, EUNHEE

2145 HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 14759704 BUSCH 102/103/OTDP MICRO FOCUS LLC ELL, MATTHEW

2195 MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC 14327506 SAADAT 103 Ray Quinney & Nebeker - Microsoft AN, MENG AI T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. 14741605 STRAUSS 101/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC LELAND III, EDWIN S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Pierre Degott et al. 13825621 DIXON 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. HINZE, LEO T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Meijer, Inc. 14884726 HUME 101 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) DAGNEW, SABA

3683 Tischhauser, Paul David. et al. 13916949 FRAHM 101/103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION LOFTIS, JOHNNA RONEE

3688 Debashis Ghosh et al. 14471135 CUTITTA 101/102 OHLANDT, GREELEY, RUGGIERO & PERLE, LLP FRUNZI, VICTORIA E.

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH 15102415 CAPP 103 FLYNN THIEL, P.C. MELARAGNO, MICHAEL

3775 Jianguo Cheng 14564309 DOUGAL 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. BECCIA, CHRISTOPHER J

Monday, March 30, 2020

innova

custom search

Reversed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A. 14791553 TOWNSEND 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. HAGHIGHATIAN, MINA

1618 David J. Yang et al. 13562879 GRIMES 103 Parker Highlander PLLC SCHLIENTZ, LEAH H

1644 THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 14671322 FREDMAN 101 KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP DIBRINO, MARIANNE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Fei Su et al. 14618303 COURTENAY 102/103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION SHREWSBURY, NATHAN K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2477 Hack, Heiko et al. 13299102 PYONIN 103 COZEN O'CONNOR SMITH, JOSHUA Y

We are persuaded of Examiner error, because the Examiner has not properly identified a teaching in the cited references for both the claimed backplane and the claimed switching node base unit.  See Innova/Pure Water, Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys., Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 1119 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (“[W]hen an applicant uses different terms in a claim it is permissible to infer that [the] different terms [] reflect a differentiation in the meaning of those terms.”).  

Innova/Pure Water Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys. Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 72 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2004)  2173.05(g)

2487 MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 14180548 BAUMEISTER 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP RAHMAN, MOHAMMAD J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Intel Corporation 15398042 RAEVSKY 101/103 TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. COBB, MICHAEL J

2619 DANISEVSKIS, Janis 14653858 BAIN 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (Frankfurt office) MEROUAN, ABDERRAHIM

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Marcus D. Rust et al. 14530801 OSINSKI 103 ICE MILLER LLP PRICE JR, RICHARD THOMAS

3673 Marcus L. Murphy 14692218 PESLAK 102/103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. ADEBOYEJO, IFEOLU A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 HBN SHOE, LLC 15905482 MOHANTY 103 HAYES SOLOWAY P.C. CARTER, CAMERON A

3735 Wijbe Dijkstra 15213948 FINAMORE 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

3747 John Robert. Van Wiemeersch et al. 13670525 HOFFMANN 102/103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL MANLEY, SHERMAN D

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 NESTEC S.A. 15508289 HEANEY 103 103 K&L Gates LLP-Chicago NESTEC S.A. LACHICA, ERICSON M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2176 Andrew James. Whalley 14417578 THOMAS 103 103 Howard L. Speight EL-BKAILY, AHMAD M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 YOUR CITY SAMPLER, LLC 13843015 HUME 102/103 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP MPAMUGO, CHINYERE

Affirmed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 King, Joseph A. et al. 12592700 ADAMS 112(2) 103/OTDP Carl L. Johnson Jacobson and Johnson BROWE, DAVID

1617 Antoine Coutant et al. 14443255 GRIMES 103 POLSINELLI PC (DE OFFICE) ALLEY, GENEVIEVE S

1619 EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH 15117719 WISZ 103 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. SANZO, LLC NGUYEN, JOHN P

1631 CosmosID Inc. 13836139 TOWNSEND 101 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP ZEMAN, MARY K

1632 Tillman, Bryan et al. 12356982 PRATS 103 NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH LLP CHEN, SHIN LIN

1655 ABOCA S.P.A. SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA 14396202 TOWNSEND 101 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. FIEBIG, RUSSELL G

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1745 James W. Comb et al. 13790382 CASHION 103 PAULY, DEVRIES SMITH & DEFFNER, L.L.C. TOLIN, MICHAEL A

1777 Darryl W. Brousmiche et al. 14401340 KENNEDY 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP / Waters PEO, KARA M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC 14294028 NAPPI 101 112(1)/101/102/103 Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC HOANG, HAU HAI

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Scott Wentao. Li et al. 14568621 HUME 112(1)/103 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC ROWN, CHRISTOPHER J

2461 Chandra, Arty et al. 13957534 BAIN 103/OTDP VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. SHAO, HONG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2647 Valentin Alexandru. Gheorghiu et al. 13753213 KUMAR 103 Patterson + Sheridan, L.L.P. Qualcomm SHERIF, FATUMA G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Philip J. Kaufman et al. 13843283 THOMAS 103 Rockwell Automation, Inc./FY GUILIANO, CHARLES A

3627 MasterCard International Incorporated 14090854 FREDMAN 101/103 DANIEL M. FITZGERALD (21652) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3649 Berliner Seilfabrik GmbH & Co. 14818489 GREENHUT 103 LONDA, BRUCE S. NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN, P.A. KENNEDY, JOSHUA T

3649 Bhagat, Urvashi 13877847 DELMENDO 112(1) 112(2)/112(4)/103 Cermak Nakajima & McGowan LLP BHAT, NINA NMN

3685 Ziv, Aran et al. 11434818 BUSCH 112(2)/103 112(1) BGL/ NILFOROUSH, MOHAMMAD A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3726 The Boeing Company 14918899 BAHR 103 Evans & Dixon, LLC TRAVERS, MATTHEW P

3726 THE BOEING COMPANY 14459234 BAHR 103 Evans & Dixon, LLC TRAVERS, MATTHEW P

3731 WACKER CHEMIE AG 14771421 HOELTER 103 Brooks Kushman HIBBERT-COPELAND, MARY CATHERINE

4111 Roberto Puch-Solis et al. 13583754 LAVIER 101/OTDP MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. RIGGS II, LARRY D

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Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Janet C. Blanks et al. 14861009 FREDMAN 103 CHS Pharma, Inc FAY, ZOHREH A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Noordam, Bertus et al. 14119737 DELMENDO 102/103 McBee Moore & Vanik, IP, LLC BADR, HAMID R

 See also In re Nuvasive, Inc., 842 F.3d 1376, 1383 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (explaining that although the court will uphold a PTO “decision of less than ideal clarity,” the PTO’s path to its decision must be such that it “may reasonably be discerned.”).

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ozonat, Mehmet Kivanc. et al. 12409561 SHAW 103 MICRO FOCUS LLC MUELLER, KURT A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2685 Tsutomu WAKABAYASHI et at. 13034862 CYGAN 103 SUGHRUE-265550 TANG, SON M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Covidien LP 14941714 STAICOVICI 102/103 Covidien LP LABRANCHE, BROOKE N

3793 DePuy Synthes Products, Inc. 14749804 LEE 103 Dunlap Codding, P.C. Synthes DUNLAP CODDING, P.C. TURCHEN, ROCHELLE DEANNA

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Fashchik, Ran et al. 12164446 MEDLOCK 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 101 ZILKA-KOTAB, PC- IBM ZELASKIEWICZ, CHRYSTINA E

Affirmed
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1732 De Graaf, Elbert Arjan. et al. 12532317 GAUDETTE 103 Albemarle Netherlands B.V. SLIFKA, COLIN W

1742 Rohr, Inc. 14836712 INGLESE 103 O''''Shea Getz P.C. MELENDEZ, ARMAND

1743 R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY 14537181 DENNETT 102/103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP DARNELL, BAILEIGH K

1749 Michiels, Dany et al. 14580325 KENNEDY 103 Legal Department (M-495) FISCHER, JUSTIN R

1749 Paul Harry. Sandstrom et al. 14855414 McMANUS 112(1) THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY MAKI, STEVEN D

1764 EVONIK CORPORATION 14246451 HASTINGS 103 Evonik Corporation BOYLE, ROBERT C

1784 ALANTUM EUROPE GMBH 15038958 HASTINGS 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC OMORI, MARY I

1791 Kortschack, Fritz et al. 14350733 HASTINGS 112(2)/103 BODNER & O''ROURKE, LLP DICUS, TAMRA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Azeem Feroz et al. 14320582 KUMAR 103 ADELI LLP CAREY, FORREST L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Curtis Ling et al. 13723897 CUTITTA 103 103 MB - MAXLINEAR, INC. TRINH, SONNY

2674 Volodya Grancharov et al. 14994561 JEFFERY 101 Murphy, Bilak & Homiller/Ericsson PHAM, THIERRY L

2689 James Jacob. Free 12657256 DEJMEK 112(2) James Jacob Free LAU, HOI CHING

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2865 Christopher A. Oberhauser 13490315 DENNETT 101 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED DINH, LYNDA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 International Business Machines Corporation 14831418 MEDLOCK 101 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC GOLDBERG, IVAN R

3626 THESMAN, DEBRA 13712776 RAEVSKY 101 STETINA BRUNDA GARRED & BRUCKER MORGAN, ROBERT W

3626 Sumit Shrestha et al. 14196001 FETTING 101 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (CERNER CORPORATION) REYES, REGINALD R

3649 Sarada Mohapatra 14270644 DOUGAL 103 112(2)/101 Sarada Mohapatra KENNEDY, JOSHUA T

3654 OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY 14893227 BAHR 102 Cantor Colburn LLP - Otis Elevator TRAN, DIEM M

3683 MasterCard International Incorporated 14458726 PYONIN 103 101 MASTERCARD C/O Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC KARMIS, ALISSA D

3691 BEADLE, Alastair J.D. et al. 13244994 FRAHM 101 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. AKINTOLA, OLABODE

3694 Frank Pak-Ho. Siu et al. 14519991 COURTENAY 101 Hultquist IP SHAIKH, MOHAMMAD Z

3696 Xiangyang Li et al. 14122525 FRAHM 101/103 FAY SHARPE/NOKIA CHANG, EDWARD

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Young, Sheena 14712132 FINAMORE 103 Sheena Young GRACZ, KATHARINE

3732 STRATEGIC SPORTS LIMITED 14374226 CALVE 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP SUTTON, ANDREW W

3781 Jonathan Paul. Jaeb et al. 14157738 MOHANTY 103 KINETIC CONCEPTS, INC. c/o Harness Dickey & Pierce TOWNSEND, GUY K

3791 Jens Mühlsteff et al. 13703704 ASTORINO 101 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MESSERSMITH, ERIC J

3793 CLEARSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 14383754 HOELTER 103 C. R. Bard, Inc./ClearStream/K&S KING & SCHICKLI, PLLC NGUYEN, HIEN NGOC

Rehearing

Granted
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Vincent Beraudier et al. 14227794 HUME 112(1) 101/103 41.50 101 IBM Corporation - Endicott Drafting Center KASSIM, HAFIZ A

3623 Vincent Beraudier et al. 13861483 HUME 112(1) 101/103/OTDP 41.50 101 IBM Corporation - Endicott Drafting Center KASSIM, HAFIZ A