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Thursday, April 7, 2022

dulberg





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Reversed
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1717 HP SCITEX LTD. 16034555 MCGEE 103 HP Inc. KURPLE, KARL

1738 VÄLINGE PHOTOCATALYTIC AB 14783493 GUPTA 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC FORREST, MICHAEL

1747 PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. 15057738 MCGEE 103 Harne , Dickey & Pierce-Altria NGUYEN, PHU HOANG

1782 Scholle IPN Corporation 15635961 ROBERTSON 103 THE WATSON IP GROUP PATTERSON, MARC A

1783 Saint-Gobain Placo SAS 14583897 ROBERTSON 103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP UTT, ETHAN A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2113 Red Hat, Inc. 15364835 LEBOVITZ 103 Red Hat, Inc and Withrow & Terranova, PLLC WILSON, YOLANDA L

2124 Facebook, Inc. 15337978 EVANS 102/103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P./FACEBOOK INC. LEE, CATHERINE F

2161 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 14465915 McNEILL 112(1)/103 Cha & Reiter, LLC PYO, MONICA M

2169 MORPHO 14437803 MORGAN 103 Muncy, Geisler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. ZHAO, YU

2193 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 13682308 MCKEOWN 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC PAULINO, LENIN

2193 International Business Machines Corporation 14023549 MCKEOWN 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC PAULINO, LENIN

2199 SAP SE 15434872 EVANS 102/103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP MITCHELL, JASON D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 15261834 RAEVSKY 103 Comcast c/o Ballard Spahr LLP VU, NGOC K

2452 MAXYMISER LTD. 14400378 DIXON 103 Invoke / Oracle GREENE, JOSEPH L

2454 David TING et al. 15843460 NAPPI 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (BO) TOLCHINSKY, GREGORY P

2467 Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 14933481 CHUNG 103 Comcast c/o Ballard Spahr LLP EBRAHIM, ANEZ C

2495 Intel Corporation 15089169 BENNETT 103 Jordan IP Law, LLC SARKER, SANCHIT K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2612 Yahoo!, Inc. 14941924 McNEILL 103 0VERIZON - CLG HE, WEIMING

2625 STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd et al. 15151247 SAADAT 103 CROWE & DUNLEVY - ST-US SCHNIREL, ANDREW B

2626 SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION 15903223 MacDONALD 102/103 GREER, BURNS & CRAIN, LTD XIE, KWIN

2626 Marko Yliaho 13431263 BAUMEISTER 103 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC LIN, HANG

2628 Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha 16527601 CURCURI 102/103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP CHOWDHURY, AFROZA Y

2697 Adasky, Ltd. 15799436 PYONIN 103 41.50 112(1) M&B IP Analysts, LLC GILES, NICHOLAS G

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2847 ANNA HERR et al. 16296007 SMITH 103 Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation SAWYER, STEVEN T

2884 General Electric Company 15420344 FRANKLIN 103 GE HEALTHCARE c/o FLETCHER YODER, PC MIDKIFF, ANASTASIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Palfinger AG 15010352 MARTIN 102/103 WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. CAMPOS, JR, JUAN J

3665 JLG Industries, Inc. 15904682 GREENHUT 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC GORDON, MATHEW FRANKLIN

3666 Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, LLC 15673831 DEFRANCO 103 BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C. BURGESS, MARC R

3672 Saudi Arabian Oil Company 16287746 SCHOPFER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DA) AKARAGWE, YANICK A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3735 Fontem Holdings 1 B.V. 16074749 HOELTER 103 Dykema Gossett PLLC REYNOLDS, STEVEN ALAN

3735 Ardagh MP Group Netherlands B.V. 14364503 SCHOPFER 103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. NEWAY, BLAINE GIRMA

3763 MAHLE International GmbH 15894179 WOODS 103 Dickinson Wright PLLC - Ann Arbor SCHERMERHORN, JON

Although the MPEP explains that separating two parts may have been obvious, the MPEP provides that there must be a desirable reason to do so. See MPEP § 2144.V.C (“The claimed structure, a lipstick holder with a removable cap, was fully met by the prior art except that in the prior art the cap is ‘press fitted’ and therefore not manually removable. The court held that ‘if it were considered desirable for any reason to obtain access to the end of [the prior art’s] holder to which the cap is applied, it would be obvious to make the cap removable for that purpose.’” (quoting In re Dulberg, 289 F.2d 522, 523 (CCPA 1961)) (emphasis added)). ...

See Dulberg, 289 F.2d at 523 (holding that it would have been obvious to separate two parts “if it were considered desirable for any reason”);

Dulberg, In re, 289 F.2d 522, 129 USPQ 348 (CCPA 1961) 2144.04

3774 Smith & Nephew, Inc. et al. 14891699 GUIJT 103 Smith & Nephew, Inc. (Troutman Pepper) WOLF, MEGAN YARNALL

3791 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 14966053 MARTIN 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC TOWA, RENE T

3791 INDIANA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 15490230 MARTIN 103 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (IU) CERIONI, DANIEL LEE

3792 University of South Carolina 15915388 MARTIN 102/103 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. FAIRCHILD, MALLIKA DIPAYAN

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1727 Envia Systems, Inc. 14460482 BEST 103 103 CHRISTENSEN, FONDER, DARDI & HERBERT PLLC ZEMUI, NATHANAEL T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2119 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED 15456779 CURCURI 103/OTDP 103 Haynes and Boone, LLP AZAD, MD ABUL K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2466 British Telecommunications Public Limited Company 16335863 BUSCH 103 103 Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. BLANTON, JOHN D

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 QUALCOMM Incorporated 15785173 HUME 103 103 Patterson + Sheridan, L.L.P. Qualcomm MADANI, FARIDEH

2647 TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) 15118632 COURTENAY 103 103 ROTHWELL, FIGG, ERNST & MANBECK, P.C. MANOHARAN, MUTHUSWAMY GANAPATHY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2848 Presidio Components. Inc. 16156708 BENNETT 102/103 102/103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP SINCLAIR, DAVID M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Yoshiko TANAKA 15403495 REIMERS 112(1)/102 112(2)/102 CARRIER BLACKMAN AND ASSOCIATES PC MORGAN, EMILY M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 IMS SOLUTIONS, INC. 15507540 GREENHUT 101/102 101/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. BULLINGTON, ROBERT P

3792 Valencell, Inc. 15910711 BAHR 103 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. STEINBERG, AMANDA L

Affirmed 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Corium International, Inc. 15660924 TOWNSEND 103 McDermott Will & Emery LLP LIU, TRACY

1619 Tatsuya KONISHI et al. 13483190 ADAMS 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC PROSSER, ALISSA J

1627 Medivation Prostate Therapeutics LLC et al. 15751542 COTTA 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. IVANOVA, SVETLANA M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 DIAM CONCEPT 16619741 TIMM 112(2)/101/103 Pearne & Gordon LLP MILLER, JR, JOSEPH ALBERT

1727 SHOWA DENKO K.K. 14894050 HANLON 103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC MCCONNELL, WYATT P

1741 KNAUF INSULATION 15546276 DENNETT 112(1)/112(2) 112(2)/103 Knauf Insulation, Inc. HOFFMANN, JOHN M

1786 ACME MILLS COMPANY 14895828 ANKENBRAND 112(1)/112(2) 103 Blue Filament Law CHOI, PETER Y

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Imagination Technologies Limited 15081007 McNEILL 103 KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP GIROUX, GEORGE

2135 Dell Products L.P. 14706639 BUI 112(1) 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. FARROKH, HASHEM

2146 BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED 15081434 CRAWFORD 112(2)/101 Hogan Lovells US LLP KIM, EUNHEE

2165 Ivani, LLC 14824994 CHEN 103 LEWIS RICE LLCATTN: BOWEN, RICHARD L BOWEN, RICHARD L

2169 Marc Davis et al. 13317988 CRAIG 112(2)/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC ZHAO, YU

2173 LITERA CORPORATION 13924694 SILVERMAN 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP CALDERON IV, ALVARO R

2175 Apple Inc. 15171192 WHITEHEAD JR. 112(1) 103 Fernando & Partners, LLP PARKER, JEANETTE J

2176 Leonard Drey 14965855 MANTIS MERCADER 112(2)/103/OTDP IP Strategies SCHALLHORN, TYLER J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Amazon Technologies, Inc. 15839048 CURCURI 103 THOMAS HORSTEMEYER, LLP HUYNH, AN SON PHI

2433 Security First Corp. 14713792 BENNETT 103 TERRILE, CANNATTI & CHAMBERS, LLP ANDERSON, MICHAEL D

2483 QUALCOMM Incorporated 14309867 STRAUSS 103 Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A. AN, SHAWN S

2483 Stephen Allen 14958130 BENNETT 103 Rhodes IP PLC BECKER, JOSEPH W

2486 Robert Bosch GmbH 15961105 FRAHM 103 OTDP Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP BOYLAN, JAMES T

2496 FORTINET, INC. 14697868 WHITEHEAD JR. 103 Douglas M. HamiltonHDC Fortinet KIM, TAE K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 AUDI AG 16478774 WHITEHEAD JR. 103 STAAS & HALSEY LLP ELBINGER, STEVEN Z

2632 HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 16248177 EVANS 102 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (Huawei Technologies) PHU, PHUONG M

2648 NXP B.V. 16118279 BENNETT 103 NXP B.V. HUANG, WEN WU

2649 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC 15723964 HOMERE 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.IP AMINZAY, SHAIMA Q

2683 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 16395916 JURGOVAN 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. Paul J Farrell TRAN, THANG DUC

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2864 CGG SERVICES SAS 15511606 OWENS 101 Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC NIMOX, RAYMOND LONDALE

2871 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 15545360 CASHION 112(1)/112(2) 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY DAVISON, ANGELA K

2883 Texas Instruments Incorporated 14488135 HOUSEL 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED RADKOWSKI, PETER

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Google LLC 16256515 LORIN 103 101 Byrne Poh LLP/Google LLC MARCUS, LELAND R

3623 International Business Machines Corporation 15342814 LORIN 101 TERRILE, CANNATTI & CHAMBERS, LLP IBM Austin CHONG CRUZ, NADJA N

3628 FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. 14615472 LORIN 101 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP ELCHANTI, ZEINA

3636 Richard Maebe 16517481 STEPINA 103 The Law Offices of Eric W Peterson WENDELL, MARK R

3646 Roger Stringham 16867455 MARTIN 112(1)/101 Sinorica LLC dba Thoughts to Paper WASIL, DANIEL D

3646 Alpha Ring International, Ltd. 16611828 MARTIN 112(1)/112(2)/101 Potomac Law Group, PLLC WASIL, DANIEL D

3657 ContiTech Vibration Control GbmH 16328105 CAPP 112(1)/112(2)/103 Continental Intellectual Property NGUYEN, XUAN LAN T

3686 MCKESSON CORPORATION 14674944 LORIN 101/103 McKesson Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP c/o Alston & Bird LLP MOSELEY, GREGORY D

3696 David Brooker et al. 12718556 CALVE 101 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. OJIAKU, CHIKAODINAKA

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Joseph Sliepka 16733198 GREENHUT 103 BENJAMIN A. ADLER PENG, RAYSHUN K.

3715 IGT 15342799 SCHOPFER 103 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (IGT) LARSEN, CARL VICTOR

3715 Konami Gaming, Inc. 16152747 GREENHUT 101 HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS PLLC RADA, ALEX P

3731 Thomas Wetsch et al. 13566659 PLENZLER 112(1)/112(2) 103 Fox Rothschild LLP FRY, PATRICK B

3731 Covidien LP 15665542 BROWN 102 Covidien LP IMAM, TANZIM

3741 General Electric Company 15207640 GREENHUT 103 Dority & Manning, P.A. and GEC-Aviation THOMAS, KYLE ROBERT

3745 HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION 15871449 DEFRANCO 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. LAZO, THOMAS E

3763 OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED 15579108 CAPP 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC NOUKETCHA, LIONEL W

3771 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation 16002935 BROWN 103 EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION HOLWERDA, KATHLEEN SONNETT

3786 CARE + WEAR, INC. 15421170 CAPP 103 ARENT FOX LLP ALBERS, KEVIN S

3792 Medtronic, Inc. 15850024 FITZPATRICK 103 Medtronic, Inc. (CVG) PORTER, JR, GARY A

OPQA KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 16063488 CALVE 101/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MILLER, BRITTNEY N

Rehearing

Denied 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1623 CELLULOSE SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. 15337302 LEBOVITZ 102/103 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Mad) WHITE, EVERETT

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Afton Chemical Corporation 15613696 SMITH 103 MENDELSOHN DUNLEAVY, P.C. GOLOBOY, JAMES C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2461 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) 15501717 HUME 103 Murphy, Bilak & Homiller/Ericson CHERY, DADY

Reissue

Affirmed
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 CommScope Technologies LLC 15260304 8,830,678 12/144,734 CHEN 103 Fogg & Powers LLC/Commscope ANDUJAR, LEONARDO

Reexamination

Affirmed
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3667 ALEXANDER ROLINSKI (ASSIGNEE) et al. 90014307 9,834,316 15/617,088 SONG 112(1)/112(2) 103 William Lovin & Associates LLC For Third Party: Daniel Law Offices, PA REICHLE, KARIN M original MARC, MCDIEUNEL

Thursday, July 1, 2021

dulberg






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Reversed 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1619 Abraham Palmer et al. 14774886 TOWNSEND 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP KASSA, TIGABU

1712 United Technologies Corporation 15111406 COLAIANNI 112(1)/102/103 41.50 103 Getz Balich LLC WIECZOREK, MICHAEL P

1792 CONAIR CORPORATION 13957838 COLAIANNI 103 Conair Corporation - Grogan, Tuccillo & Vanderleeden, LLP SMITH, PRESTON

2144 Microsoft Corporation 13894448 NAPPI 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION GOLDEN, STEVE PETER

2177 Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC 14987511 HAGY 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. LEE, JUSTIN S

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 ARRIS Enterprises LLC 15690718 HOFF 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC CommScope CHOWDHURY, NIGAR

2657 Facebook, Inc. 15694733 MACDONALD 103 Facebook/Fenwick Silicon Valley Center ROBERTS, SHAUN A

2464 NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY 15286304 COURTENAY 102/103 SQUIRE PB (Nokia) Nokia Technologies Oy NGUYEN, PHUONGCHAU BA

2672 Adobe Inc. 15219432 HOFF 103 Adobe / Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP NGUYEN, ANH-VINH THI

2689 Bosch Security Systems, Inc. et al. 15136232 McNEILL 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP HUNNINGS, TRAVIS R

2835 SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS 15531305 SNAY 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. PAPE, ZACHARY

2837 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 15472576 HOUSEL 103 ARENT FOX LLP - New York GORDON, BRYAN P

2846 STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION 15603885 SNAY 112(2) Dickinson Wright PLLC - Troy DUDA, RINA I

2861 Honeywell International Inc. 15457416 SMITH 102/103 HONEYWELL/FOGG Intellectual Property Services Group RAEVIS, ROBERT R

2875 Component Hardware Group, Inc. 16292994 OWENS 112(2)/102/103 CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO KRYUKOVA, ERIN

2883 Corning Cable Systems. LLC 13852825 INGLESE 103 CORNING INCORPORATED JORDAN, ANDREW

As Appellant argues (Appeal Br. 5), however, the Examiner’s reliance on Dulberg to establish the prima facie obviousness of such a modification is misplaced. At issue in Dulberg was whether a prior art disclosure of a cap pressfitted over the end of an assembly rendered obvious a manually removable cap in a similar assembly. In re Dulberg, 289 F.2d 522, 523 (CCPA1961). The court indicated that “[w]hether a cap is manually removable depends upon whether it is desired to gain ready access to the space covered by the cap. If it were considered desirable for any reason to obtain access to the end . . . it would be obvious to make the cap removable for that purpose.” Id. Unlike Dulberg, the Examiner’s proposed modification in the present case involves dividing Overton’s single water-swellable element/tape 14 into two distinct parts or pieces, rather than making two separate elements manually separable instead of press-fitted. Dulberg is thus factually distinct from the present case. In addition, the Examiner does not provide any reason in the Final Action for why one of ordinary skill in the art would have considered it desirable to divide Overton’s water-swellable element/tape 14 into two separate water-swellable element/tapes 14.

Dulberg, In re, 289 F.2d 522, 129 USPQ 348 (CCPA 1961) 2144.04

3659 James Downs et al. 15470118 SCHOPFER 103 BURRIS LAW, PLLC (AAM) LE, HUAN G

3699 MASTERCARD ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD. 15050575 BAUMEISTER 103 MASTERCARD C/O Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney OBEID, MAMON A

3771 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. 15493736 KERINS 103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLP LAUER, CHRISTINA C

3783 Ioan Cosmescu 14028270 PRATS 112(1)/103 41.50 112(2) Zeman-Mullen & Ford, LLP GRAY, PHILLIP A

3792 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. 15811492 GREENHUT 102/103 Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC MANUEL, GEORGE C

Affirmed-in-Part 
1792 Lyco Manufacturing Inc. 15213299 ROBERTSON 103 103 41.50 103 GEORGE R CORRIGAN CORRIGAN LAW OFFICE WILLIAMS, LELA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 VMware, Inc. 15138102 KUMAR 103 103 41.50 103 Olympic Patent Works PLLC FIORILLO, JAMES N

3746 Parker-Hannifin Corporation 15481581 BAHR 102/103 102 41.50 112(2) DON W. BULSON (PARK) RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP LEE, GEOFFREY S

3715 Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC 15608777 STAICOVICI 103 101 MICROSOFT CORPORATION ZHANG, YINGCHUAN

Affirmed 
1631 Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. 15192708 ADAMS 101 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP SKIBINSKY, ANNA

1662 Regents of the University of Minnesota 14629859 CHANG 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (TC) UYENO, STEPHEN G

1714 iRobot Corporation 15214871 DENNETT 103 Fish & Richardson PC (iROBOT) LEE, DOUGLAS

1771 Innospec Limited 15980151 WILSON 103 BURNS & LEVINSON, LLP HINES, LATOSHA D

1796 Jasen Webb 15214110 WOOD 103 112(1)/112(2) LEE & HAYES, P.C. HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

2128 TT GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, INC. 13767777 SHAW 103 HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI PC ALHIJA, SAIF A

2139 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 15061873 CHUNG 103 Innovation Counsel LLP KNIGHT, PAUL M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2437 SAFE-T DATA A.R. LTD. 14596461 AMUNDSON 101/103 M&B IP Analysts, LLC WADE-WRIGHT, SHAQUEAL D

2483 AVIGILON FORTRESS CORPORATION 14959571 THOMAS 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. SHAHNAMI, AMIR

2486 HUF HÜLSBECK & FÜRST GMBH & CO. KG 14760921 DIXON 103 QUARLES & BRADY LLP BILLAH, MASUM

2616 INNOVID INC. 15607508 CUTITTA 103/OTDP Koffsky Schwalb LLC BEUTEL, WILLIAM A

2626 EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC. 15379821 HOMERE 102/103 WPAT, PC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEYS LIN, HANG

2657 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. 15412920 MANTIS MERCADER 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - PAO General KAZEMINEZHAD, FARZAD

2663 ACCURAY INCORPORATED 14991759 KOHUT 112(6) 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP / Accuray, Inc. BALI, VIKKRAM

2853 Waters Technologies Corporation 15909258 PRAISS 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP / Waters OLAMIT, JUSTIN N

2861 COVAR APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 15095562 REN 103 HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH/Houston ZHONG, XIN Y

2865 CGG SERVICES SA 15110325 OWENS 112(1)/112(2)/103 112(1) Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC QUIGLEY, KYLE ROBERT

3631 R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY 15455249 WOOD 103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP SILBERMANN, JOANNE

3642 Stephen Shoemaker 16269475 CAPP 103 FULWIDER PATTON LLP RODRIGUEZ, VICENTE M

3693 Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. 14618067 SHIANG 101/OTDP IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) LEMIEUX, JESSICA

3722 Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. et al. 15512989 WOOD 112(1)/112(2) HOWSON & HOWSON LLP VITALE, MICHAEL J

3783 Sandra Keh et al. 12979411 OSINSKI 103 Wiley Patent Administration VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

Rehearing

Denied 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2455 Avaya Inc. 14670296 CASS 103 SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. CHANG, JULIAN
3676 Chad Williams 15902768 GUIJT 102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP-BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC PATEL, NEEL G

Thursday, April 23, 2015

merck3, dulberg

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2468 Ex Parte Kolandavelu et al 12106918 - (D) KAISER 103 41.50 101 HONEYWELL/IFL PATEL, PARTHKUMAR

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2682 Ex Parte Abe et al 11570094 - (D) FRAHM 112(1)/103 KEATING & BENNETT, LLP SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA LABBEES, EDNY

We must, if possible, treat the term "human" as specifying the detection; whereas the Examiner's claim construction does not. See Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., 395 F.3d 1364, 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2005) ("A claim construction that gives meaning to all the terms in a claim is preferred over one that does not do so.").

Merck & Co., Inc., v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., 395 F.3d 1364, 73 USPQ2d 1641 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2111.01

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3745 Ex Parte Sadi 10547121 - (D) GREENHUT 103 FROST BROWN TODD LLC VERDIER, CHRISTOPHER M

3746 Ex Parte Bedell et al 12684386 - (D) ABRAMS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. KASTURE, DNYANESH G

3772 Ex Parte Skov et al 11192809 - (D) SCHOPFER 102 Moldex-Metric, Inc. PATEL, NIHIR B

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1675 Ex Parte Trinnaman et al 11949438 - (D) ADAMS 103 103 LICATA & TYRRELL P.C. BRADLEY, CHRISTINA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Gisser et al 11680270 - (D) MURPHY 112(1)/102/103 112(1)/103 CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO MORGAN, EMILY M

The Examiner contends that, according to In re Dulberg, 289 F.2d 522 (CCPA 1961), “constructing a formerly integral structure [into] various elements involves only routine skill in the art.” (Final Act. 6–7.)

We are persuaded by the Appellants’ argument that the Examiner does not establish why one of ordinary skill in the art would have an apparent reason to cut Lu’s rubber pad into separate parts. (See Appeal Br. 18–25.) In the Dulberg case cited by the Examiner, the claimed lipstick holder had a removable cap. (Dulberg, 289 F.2d at 523.) The court held that “[i]f it were considered desirable for any reason” to allow access to the capped area of the prior art lipstick holder, “it would be obvious to make the cap removable for that purpose.” ( Id. at 523 (emphases added).) Here, the Examiner does not explain, sufficiently, why it would be “considered desirable for any reason” to cut Lu’s rubber pad into separate pieces.


Dulberg, In re, 289 F.2d 522, 129 USPQ 348 (CCPA 1961) 2144.04

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Sadaka et al 12874087 - (D) GARRIS 103 Lowe Graham Jones Boston Scientific Corporation MURATA, AUSTIN

1715 Ex Parte Zhong et al 11259391 - (D) ROESEL 103 BrooksGroup TALBOT, BRIAN K

1733 Ex Parte Rose 11661164 - (D) PAK 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB MCGUTHRY BANKS, TIMA MICHELE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2195 Ex Parte Blanding et al 11411045 - (D) WEINBERG 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LEE, TAMMY EUNHYE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2696 Ex Parte Ha et al 11297341 - (D) FINK 103 MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (WA) FRY, MATTHEW A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Murray 13013519 - (D) McKELVEY 102 Delio, Peterson & Curcio, LLC BRADFORD, JONATHAN

Thursday, May 17, 2012

dulberg

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 Ex Parte Hardikar et al 11/506,373 OBERMANN 103(a) Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. KO, JASON Y

1715 Ex Parte Chang 11/715,373 TIMM 103(a) BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC BAREFORD, KATHERINE A

1775 Ex Parte Baillargeon 11/637,346 OWENS 103(a) ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company GRAHAM, CHANTEL LORAN

2600 Communications
2629 Ex Parte Lee et al 11/204,188 KOHUT 102(b)/103(a) BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE WALTHALL, ALLISON N

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2857 Ex Parte Gimelfarb et al 10/738,882 HOFF 102(e)/103(a) Novak Druce & Quigg LLP Joseph Bain BUI, BRYAN

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3684 Ex Parte Nolte 10/669,104 KIM 102(b) SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP ALTSCHUL, AMBER L

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Liu 10/827,088 GRIMES 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY HANRAHAN, BENEDICT L

3771 Ex Parte Bridges et al 10/511,766 SAINDON 103(a) MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP OSTRUP, CLINTON T

The Examiner sets forth an alternative rationale: that the separation of elements is a design consideration within the skill of the art. Ans. 9 (citing In re Dulberg, 289 F.2d 522 (CCPA 1961)). However, as Appellants point out (Reply Br. 3-4), in Dulberg it was held obvious to make a press fit cap removable because there was a particular reason to make the cap removable: to gain access to the end of the tube upon which the cap was secured. See Dulberg, 289 F.2d at 523. In this case, however, the Examiner has not identified a valid reason to make the first sub-assembly separable from the second. Accordingly, the Examiner’s alternative reasoning is not based on a rational underpinning.

Dulberg, In re, 289 F.2d 522, 129 USPQ 348 (CCPA 1961) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2144.04

3773 Ex Parte Case 11/210,999 SPAHN 103(a) Buchanan Nipper LLC MASHACK, MARK F

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2858 Ex Parte Jackson et al 11/590,349 HOFF 102(b)/103(a) 102(b) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY DOLE, TIMOTHY J

AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Frahn et al 10/522,903 GARRIS 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. NERANGIS, VICKEY M

1775 Ex Parte Babaev 11/562,343 GARRIS 112(1)/102(b)/103(a) Bacoustics, LLC CONLEY, SEAN EVERETT

1781 Ex Parte Saylock et al 11/672,411 GARRIS 112(2)/112(1)/103(a) K&L Gates LLP SAYALA, CHHAYA D

1787 Ex Parte Katz et al 10/700,651 TIMM 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) HITT GAINES, PC ALCATEL-LUCENT ROBINSON, ELIZABETH A

2600 Communications
2627 Ex Parte Zeng 11/351,824 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) HITACHI C/O WAGNER BLECHER LLP MILLER, BRIAN E

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Dalbo et al 11/374,540 McCOLLUM 103(a) BRENDA POMERANCE DANEGA, RENEE A
 
REMANDED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 Ex Parte Dubey et al 11/299,641 NAGUMO 102(b)/112(1)/112(2) PHILIP S. JOHNSON JOHNSON & JOHNSON  BODAWALA, DIMPLE N

Friday, April 27, 2012

unigene, spormann, dulberg, mayo

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Kato et al 11/727,472 SMITH 103(a) MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER RHEE, JANE J

1731 Ex Parte Uzunian et al 11/530,522 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) BASF CORPORATION EXAMINER ABU ALI, SHUANGYI

1763 Ex Parte Tabary et al 11/574,172 NAGUMO 103(a) ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP EXAMINER LI, AIQUN

1764 Ex Parte Callander et al 11/552,591 COLAIANNI 103(a) EDWIN A. SISSON , ATTORNEY AT LAW . LLC EXAMINER LEE, DORIS L

1788 Ex Parte Hayashi et al 11/572,522 COLAIANNI 112(1)/103(a) GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. EXAMINER DESAI, ANISH P

1789 Ex Parte Sarma et al 11/251,654 OWENS 102(b) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) JONES DAY EXAMINER YOO, HONG THI

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Factor et al 11/192,480 HUGHES 102(e) Stephen C. Kaufman IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER REYES, MARIELA D

2174 Ex Parte Williams et al 11/135,507 THOMAS 102(e)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER KUMAR, ANIL N

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Kushnarenko 11/357,081 HUGHES 102(b)/103(a) EITAN MEHULAL LAW GROUP EXAMINER TRA, ANH QUAN

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3634 Ex Parte Kinross 10/927,905 BAHR 103(a) HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS PLLC EXAMINER REDMAN, JERRY E

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Fulton et al 10/839,112 MILLS 103(a) WELSH FLAXMAN & GITLER LLC EXAMINER SZMAL, BRIAN SCOTT
 
3762 Ex Parte Wallace et al 10/841,069 PRATS 102(b)/103(a) VISTA IP LAW GROUP LLP/BSC - NEUROMODULATION EXAMINER PATTON, AMANDA K

Thus, “[o]bviousness requires more than a mere showing that the prior art includes separate references covering each separate limitation in a claim under examination.” Unigene Laboratories, Inc. v. Apotex, Inc., 655 F.3d 1352, 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2011).

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Liversidge et al 11/372,227 FRANKLIN 103(a) 103(a) Elan Drug Delivery, Inc. c/o Foley & Lardner EXAMINER MILLIGAN, ADAM C

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1773 Ex Parte Daniel et al 11/537,679 COLAIANNI 103(a) 103(a) FAY SHARPE LLP / XEROX - PARC EXAMINER KWAK, DEAN P

Obviousness cannot be predicated on what is unknown. In re Spormann, 363 F.2d 444, 448 (CCPA 1966).

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2166 Ex Parte Kaplan 11/129,275 THOMAS 103(a) 103(a) TUTUNJIAN & BITETTO, P.C. EXAMINER YEN, SYLING

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex Parte Pinder et al 10/015,351 CHEN 103(a) 103(a) MERCHANT & GOULD SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA, A CISCO COMPANY EXAMINER NOBAHAR, ABDULHAKIM

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Wilson 11/931,384 CRAWFORD 103(a) 103(a) ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P. EXAMINER SORKOWITZ, DANIEL M

3684 Ex Parte Celi et al 10/324,535 KIM 103(a) 103(a) Novak Druce + Quigg LLP EXAMINER FIELDS, BENJAMIN S

3689 Ex Parte Doyle et al 10/663,509 DESHPANDE 103(a) 102(b)/103(a)
CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG EXAMINER MOONEYHAM, JANICE A
3695 Ex Parte Volchek et al 11/957,999 KIM 103(a) 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) WIGGIN AND DANA LLP EXAMINER MADAMBA, CLIFFORD B

See In re Dulberg, 289 F.2d 522, 523 (CCPA 1961) (making something separable is obvious). 

Dulberg, In re, 289 F.2d 522, 129 USPQ 348 (CCPA 1961) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2144.04

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Daspit et al 09/569,178 HORNER 103(a) 103(a) TYCO FIRE PROTECTION PRODUCTS - WILLFIRE HC LLC EXAMINER HWU, DAVIS D

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Jenkins et al 11/446,564 FRANKLIN 103(a)/nonstatutory obviousness-type double patenting Elan Drug Delivery, Inc. c/o Foley & Lardner EXAMINER BREDEFELD, RACHAEL EVA

1618 Ex Parte Van Bommel et al 10/596,920 ADAMS 103(a) 103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS EXAMINER SCHLIENTZ, LEAH H

1636 Ex Parte O'BEIRNE et al 10/521,495 MILLS 102(b)/103(a) GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP. EXAMINER BOESEN, CHRISTIAN C

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Tanaka et al 11/666,830 LORIN 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER YANG, JIE

1734 Ex Parte Bouet-Griffon et al 10/561,010 GAUDETTE 103(a) Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC EXAMINER LEE, REBECCA Y

1741 Ex Parte Liu et al 11/022,283 BEST 103(a) DORITY & MANNING, P.A. EXAMINER CORDRAY, DENNIS R

1745 Ex Parte Wargo et al 11/325,519 COLAIANNI 103(a) ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE EXAMINER CHAN, SING P

1765 Ex Parte Scurati et al 11/305,279 ADAMS 112(1) 103(a)
BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS, INC. EXAMINER ZEMEL, IRINA SOPJIA
1771 Ex Parte Bandali 11/635,324 COLAIANNI 103(a) LyondellBasell Industries EXAMINER SINGH, PREM C

1775 Ex Parte Ririe 10/478,453 SMITH 103(a) MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP EXAMINER BEISNER, WILLIAM H

1783 Ex Parte Cornelisse 11/068,705 COLAIANNI 103(a) DAY PITNEY LLP ACCOUNT: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. EXAMINER WATKINS III, WILLIAM P
 
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte Thomas 11/363,239 HUGHES 103(a) SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP EXAMINER WU, YICUN

2177 Ex Parte Gebert et al 09/782,850 PER CURIAM Res Judicata/103(a) InfoPrint Solutions/ Blakely EXAMINER QUELER, ADAM M
 
2192 Ex Parte Shapiro 11/428,369 HAHN 103(a) LEMAIRE PATENT LAW FIRM, P.L.L.C. EXAMINER DAO, THUY CHAN
 
2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Hong et al 10/139,301 KUMAR 103(a) THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. EXAMINER NGUYEN, DUSTIN

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Golestani et al 10/953,356 SMITH 103(a) CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC EXAMINER EDOUARD, PATRICK NESTOR

In the event of further prosecution, the Examiner should evaluate claim 1 in light of the recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 132 S.Ct. 1289 (2012), to determine whether claim 1 recites anything more than the combination of a law of nature with a known step of allocating. 

2625 Ex Parte Sievert et al 10/909,237 RUGGIERO 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER DICKER, DENNIS T
 
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Denneler et al 10/416,071 MacDONALD 103(a) KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER HAMMOND, BRIGGITTE R
 
2835 Ex Parte Neal et al 11/584,126 HUGHES 102(b)/102(e)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER PAPE, ZACHARY

2857 Ex Parte Randall 11/174,118 DIXON 103(a) MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP EXAMINER BUI, BRYAN

2871 Ex Parte Vesely et al 10/098,681 DILLON 103(a) DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO MORIN & OSHINSKY LLP EXAMINER CHUNG, DAVID Y

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Doyle et al 11/303,606 CRAWFORD 102(b) IM IP Law PLLC EXAMINER OYEBISI, OJO O

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Martinek 10/972,464 SCHEINER 103(a) Tyco Healthcare Group LP d/b/a Covidien EXAMINER SONNETT, KATHLEEN C

3735 Ex Parte Shah et al 10/861,837 FRANKLIN 103(a) Gates & Cooper LLP EXAMINER TOTH, KAREN E

3738 Ex Parte Hazebrouck et al 11/860,833 BONILLA 102(b)/103(a) BARNES & THORNBURG LLP EXAMINER HOBAN, MELISSA A

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
3625 Ex Parte 7,379,900 et al Ex parte Variant Holdings, LLC and Variant, Inc., Appellants and Patent Owners 90/010,701 09/504,374 TURNER 102(b)/102(e) STEPHEN WREN EXAMINER CHOI, WOO H original EXAMINER ZURITA, JAMES H

REHEARING

DENIED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Levine et al 11/510,094 WALSH 103(a) ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB EXAMINER KISHORE, GOLLAMUDI S