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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

WMS, alappat

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 Ex Parte Herre 13508197 - (D) TIMM 103 Bejin Bieneman PLC THOMAS, BINU

Claim 43 requires programming. Programming creates “a new machine, because a general purpose computer in effect becomes a special purpose computer once it is programmed to perform particular functions pursuant to instructions from program software.” WMS Gaming, Inc. v. Int'l Game Tech., 184 F.3d 1339, 1348 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (quoting In re Alappat, 33 F.3d 1526, 1545 (Fed. Cir. 1994) (en banc).

Alappat, In re, 33 F.3d 1526, 31 USPQ2d 1545 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2106

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Marti et al 11831244 - (D) ZECHER 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP HOLLAND, SHERYL L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2449 Ex Parte Cao et al 14051842 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 MARTIN & ASSOCIATES, LLC NGUYEN, THUONG

2468 Ex Parte Koponen et al 13589035 - (D) THOMAS 103 VMware, Inc. HARLEY, JASON A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2677 Ex Parte Ward et al 13849752 - (D) HUGHES 102 InfoPrint Solutions/ Blakely POPOVICI, DOV

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte DePue et al 14064796 - (D) CASHION 102/103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION THOMAS, LUCY M

2894 Ex Parte Seto et al 14345629 - (D) SQUIRE 102/103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. GRAYBILL, DAVID E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 13144282 - (D) HORNER 103 FLETCHER YODER (CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION) KONERU, LAKSHMI S

3695 Ex Parte Grindrod 13215047 - (D) SHAH 112(1)/103 41.50 101 POLSINELLI PC PUTTAIAH, ASHA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Archer et al 14273765 - (D) GREENHUT 103 BRUNET & CO. LTD. MENDIRATTA, VISHU K

3742 Ex Parte Bodum 12161106 - (D) MURPHY 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC STAPLETON, ERIC S

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1747 Ex Parte Colby et al 12744063 - (D) DERRICK 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP - MICHELIN ROGERS, MARTIN K

1779 Ex Parte Lee et al 13876334 - (D) WILSON 103 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC ORME, PATRICK JAMES

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Schwarz et al 14663727 - (D) HORNER 102 102 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY RODRIGUEZ, WILLIAM H

3745 Ex Parte Lewis et al 13584172 - (D) GUIJT 103 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EDGAR, RICHARD A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte SILVANUS et al 13745234 - (D) SNAY 112(2) 103 Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. GAMINO, CARLOS J

1767 Ex Parte Silverman et al 14534464 - (D) SQUIRE 103 Patti & Malvone Law Group, LLC KOLLIAS, ALEXANDER C

1788 Ex Parte Qi et al 14003589 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY PATEL, RONAK C

1791 Ex Parte Nace et al 12806317 - (D) McMANUS 103 Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood BADR, HAMID R

1793 Ex Parte Mattei 13734396 - (D) SQUIRE 103 Blank Rome LLP MOORE, WALTER A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte RESCH 12762350 - (D) SHIANG 103 Garlick & Markison (IBM) JACOB, AJITH

2168 Ex Parte Bailey 13962679 - (D) PYONIN 101 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP OWYANG, MICHELLE N

2174 Ex Parte Huttelmaier et al 13032353 - (D) McNEILL 112(1)/112(2) 102 ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, INC / SR SHIAU, SHEN C

2177 Ex Parte KIM et al 13568630 - (D) SHIANG 101/103 Cucnot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC NGUYEN, LUU-PHUONG T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2423 Ex Parte Litvinov 14615101 - (D) FRAHM 103 Lowe Graham Jones PLLC HANCE, ROBERT J

2442 Ex Parte Protopapas et al 13241680 - (D) JURGOVAN 101/102 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL HARRELL, ROBERT B

2449 Ex Parte Skiba et al 14133251 - (D) DIXON 112(1)/112(2) 101/103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. CELANI, NICHOLAS P

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2636 Ex Parte Zhong et al 14107721 - (D) DEJMEK 102/103 Slater Matsil, LLP/HW/FW/HWC LAMBERT, DAVID W

2659 Ex Parte Miet 13511880 - (D) HAMANN 102/103 PARKER JUSTISS, P.C./Nvidia DESIR, PIERRE LOUIS

2683 Ex Parte Hampapur et al 13446701 - (D) McNEILL 103 SCULLY, SCOTT, MURPHY & PRESSER, P.C. NGUYEN, AN T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2881 Ex Parte LIN et al 14092256 - (D) GUPTA 112(1)/112(4) 102/103 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP LUCK, SEAN M

2899 Ex Parte Sriram et al 13652754 - (D) HEANEY 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. YEUNG LOPEZ, FEIFEI

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3691 Ex Parte JOWERS et al 11557011 - (D) SHAH 101 Patterson & Sheridan - The Boeing Company VYAS, ABHISHEK

3691 Ex Parte Wilce et al 09916881 - (D) McCARTHY 101 Docket Clerk-GOLD KAZIMI, HANI M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Vaioli et al 13902349 - (D) SMEGAL 112(2) 101/102 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P.C. PIERCE, WILLIAM M

3714 Ex Parte Corbo 14284378 - (D) GREENHUT 101/OTDP DLA PIPER LLP (US ) COBURN, CORBETT B

3753 Ex Parte Thompson et al 12572071 - (D) KORNICZKY 103 41.50 103 Arnold & Saunders, LLP DO, HAILEY KYUNG AE

3762 Ex Parte Wilder et al 13170775 - (D) NEW 102/103 Haynes and Boone, LLP (46901) EVANISKO, GEORGE ROBERT

3771 Ex Parte Sebelius et al 14201441 - (D) KNIGHT 103 Baker & Hostetler LLP / Physio-Control, Inc. MILLER, CHRISTOPHER E

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3625 Ex Parte Tannenbaum 13272853 - (D) FINAMORE 101 Laurence & Phillips IP Law LLP FADOK, MARK A

3627 Ex Parte Lew et al 11853576 - (R) MOORE 101 Docket Clerk-GOLD ROJAS, HAJIME S

3667 Ex Parte Kirk et al 14281627 - (R) DIXON 101 HONEYWELL/S&S BADII, BEHRANG

Friday, June 12, 2015

lighting world, rodriguez, WMS

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2141 Ex Parte Morillon et al 11513086 - (D) LaVIER 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC GUTIERREZ, ANDRES E

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Lim 12391521 - (D) FISHMAN 103 F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC GETACHEW, ABIY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte PRADEEP et al 12234372 - (D) MOHANTY 102 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (Nielsen) FIELDS, BENJAMIN S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte OKAMURA et al 12233040 - (D) BROWNE 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. ROWLAND, STEVE

3745 Ex Parte Lee et al 13534060 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION LEE JR, WOODY A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Lai et al 12369580 - (D) DANG 103 103 41.50 112(1) Law Office of Jim Boice DAO, TUAN C.

In Lighting World, Inc. v. Birchwood Lighting, Inc., 382 F.3d 1354 (FedCir.2004), the court recognized that Section 112(6) does not apply to "a term that is simply a nonce word or a verbal construct that is not recognized as the name of structure and is simply a substitute for the term 'means for.'" Id. at 1360.  See also, Ex Parte Rodriguez, 92 USPQ2d 1395, 1401-02 (BPAI 2009) ...

The corresponding structure for a function performed by a software algorithm is the algorithm itself.  See WMS Gaming, Inc. v. Int'l Game Tech., 184 F.3d 1339, 1348-49 (Fed.Cir. 1999). ...


Appellants' "WIS" is not a definite structure, but is software. ... As such, we conclude independent claims 1, 9, and 17 unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. 112, first paragraph, for lack of an enabling disclosure commensurate with the scope of the claim.


Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3729 Ex Parte Krogen 10987835 - (D) KINDER 103 103 CROWELL & MORING LLP TRINH, MINH N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte Pham et al 12293015 - (D) McKELVEY 103 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, PC KARST, DAVID THOMAS

1767 Ex Parte Gustafsson et al 11718028 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, PC KARST, DAVID THOMAS

1773 Ex Parte Liang et al 12938331 - (D) McSHANE 102/103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP HAMMOND, CHARLES

1785 Ex Parte Nunokawa et al 12313621 - (D) HASTINGS 103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. / HGST CHAU, LISA N

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Frank 11705368 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP LEGGETT, ANDREA C.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Kuhls 10786224 - (D) HUME 102 CROWELL & MORING LLP JOHNSON, CARLTON

2466 Ex Parte Stirbu 11859702 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP GUADALUPE CRUZ, AIXA AMYR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2624 Ex Parte Fliegner et al 11661588 - (D) HAAPALA 103 KENYON & KENYON LLP MOORAD, WASEEM

2626 Ex Parte MAK-FAN et al 12562673 - (D) DANG 102/103 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Vancouver/BB) SIMPSON, LIXI CHOW

2642 Ex Parte Muesch et al 10552646 - (D) SMITH 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS KHAN, SUHAIL

2649 Ex Parte Rahn et al 11813503 - (D) DANG 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (CH) WOODALL, MARK

2659 Ex Parte Vuong et al 12015778 - (D) KRIVAK 103 BLACKBERRY (Finnegan) SHAH, PARAS D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Scherpbier et al 11740435 - (D) FETTING 112(2)/103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. PAULS, JOHN A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Ex Parte Gal et al 13540656 - (D) GEIER 112(2)/103 WIGGIN AND DANA LLP TOTH, KAREN E

3739 Ex Parte Kauphusman et al 11953615 - (D) MURPHY 103 Kite & Key, LLC SJM/AFD - DYKEMA COHEN, LEE S

Friday, March 29, 2013

donaldson, aristocrat, WMS, lindberg, sasse, cont'l paper bag

11976246

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte McCormick et al 11613766 - (D) SMITH 102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC MOHADDES, LADAN

1772 Ex Parte Strack et al 11178037 - (D) PAK 103 EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY NGUYEN, TAM M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Landers et al 11470825 - (D) SMITH 102/103 YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. ZAMAN, FAISAL M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Redel et al 11298779 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 SCHIFF HARDIN LLP COOK, CHRISTOPHER L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3664 Ex Parte Oesterling et al 11206957 - (D) REIMERS 112(2)/103 103 Dierker & Associates, P.C. KISWANTO, NICHOLAS

The Examiner rejected claims 14 and 15 under 35 USC § 112, second paragraph, as being indefinite for failing to particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which Appellants regard as the invention. Supp. Ans. 3-43 (citing In re Donaldson Co., 16 F.3d 1189, 1195 (Fed. Cir. 1994) (en banc) (“[I]f one employs means plus function language in a claim, one must set forth in the specification an adequate disclosure showing what is meant by that language. If an applicant fails to set forth an adequate disclosure, the applicant has in effect failed to particularly point out and distinctly claim the invention as required by the second paragraph of section 112.”)). For a computer-implemented means-plus-function claim limitation that invokes 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 6, the corresponding structure is required to be more than simply a general purpose computer. Aristocrat Techs. Austl. Pty Ltd. v. Int’l Game Tech., 521 F.3d 1328, 1333 (Fed. Cir. 2008). The corresponding structure for a computer-implemented function must include the algorithm as well as the general purpose computer. WMS Gaming, Inc. v. Int’l Game Tech., 184 F.3d 1339 (Fed. Cir. 1999). The written description must at least disclose the algorithm that transforms the general purpose microprocessor to a special purpose computer programmed to perform the claimed function. Aristocrat, 521 F.3d at 1338.

Donaldson, In re, 16 F.3d 1189, 29 USPQ2d 1845 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 2111.01, 2114, 2181, 2182

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3718 Ex Parte Liebermann 10718023 - (D) FISCHETTI 102/103 102/103 BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. ELISCA, PIERRE E

3742 Ex Parte Foster et al 11693143 - (D) CAPP 103 102/103 SNELL & WILMER L.L.P. (Main) TRAN, THIEN S

3765 Ex Parte Fitzpatrick 11627792 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 103 Michael J. Fitzpatrick ANDERSON, AMBER R

3773 Ex Parte Schmieding et al 11775079 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 103 DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP TEMPLETON, CHRISTOPHER L

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1655 Ex Parte Fetissova et al 11611701 - (D) SCHEINER 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY MELLER, MICHAEL V

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Fernihough et al 11869048 - (D) WARREN 103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (Frankfurt office) WIECZOREK, MICHAEL P

1715 Ex Parte Nguyen et al 10691319 - (D) SCHAFER 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP LIGHTFOOT, ELENA TSOY

1761 Ex Parte Trevino et al 12338014 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 SCHMEISER OLSEN & WATTS SANDERS, KRIELLION ANTIONETTE

1761 Ex Parte Trueman et al 11820613 - (D) SMITH 102/103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY DIGGS, TANISHA

1765 Ex Parte Kurth et al 11042972 - (D) HOUSEL 103 112(1) PRICE HENEVELD LLP COONEY, JOHN M

1765 Ex Parte Vizzini et al 11508772 - (D) GARRIS 103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC LU, C CAIXIA

1784 Ex Parte Morita et al 11976246 - (D) LORIN 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC LANGMAN, JONATHAN C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Smilowitz et al 11483441 - (D) DILLON 101/103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE LLP HOPE, DARRIN

2173 Ex Parte McLean et al 11560224 - (D) DILLON 103 IBM CORPORATION STREETS & STEELE HOPE, DARRIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Farr et al 10831034 - (D) SMITH 102 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP TRAN, ELLEN C

2442 Ex Parte Jung et al 10816364 - (D) ANDERSON 112(2)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC SURVILLO, OLEG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2664 Ex Parte Moreb 11260437 - (D) HUGHES 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC CAMARGO, MARLY S.B.

The record reflects that it is common sense that a surveillance audio/video system be portable. See In re Lindberg, 194 F.2d 732, 735 (CCPA 1952) (Portability of a claimed device is insufficient to patentably distinguish the device over an otherwise old (known) device unless there are new or unexpected results.).

Lindberg, In re, 194 F.2d 732, 93 USPQ 23 (CCPA 1952) 2144.04

2695 Ex Parte Kim et al 11038028 - (D) WARD 112(1)/103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP GIESY, ADAM

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Dai 11068225 - (D) WARD 102 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP ALMO, KHAREEM E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Akhmeteli et al 11517915 - (D) ASTORINO 103 Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. KREINER, MICHAEL B

In re Sasse, 629 F.2d 675, 681 (CCPA 1980) (when the reference relied on expressly anticipates or makes obvious all of the elements of the claimed invention, the reference is presumed to be operable, and the appellant must rebut this presumption with a preponderance of evidence).

Sasse, In re, 629 F.2d 675, 207 USPQ 107 (CCPA 1980) 716.07, 2121, 2121.02

3664 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11051383 - (D) ASTORINO 103 ABB Inc. MANCHO, RONNIE M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3743 Ex Parte Beck et al 11407714 - (D) GREENHUT 103 PEARNE & GORDON LLP PEREIRO, JORGE ANDRES

It has long been understood that invention is not confined to the particular form or mode described. See, e.g., Cont’l Paper Bag Co. v. Eastern Paper Bag Co., 210 U.S. 405 (1908).