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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

brooktree, E.I. dupont, brana, gardner, marzocchi



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Reversed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION 16302022 LEBOVITZ 103 VIKSNINS HARRIS PADYS MALEN LLP PETRITSCH, AMANDA MICHELLE

1616 onCour Pharma, Inc. 16875735 GRIMES 112(1)/112(2)/103/OTDP COOLEY LLP VANHORN, ABIGAIL LOUISE

1616 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 16690956 FREDMAN 103 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP SAEED, ALI S

1622 European Molecular Biology Laboratory 16069824 GRIMES 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. HAVLIN, ROBERT H

1631 ABCAM PLC 15533983 TOWNSEND 103 EPA - BOZICEVIC FIELD & FRANCIS LLP MARVICH, MARIA

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED 16065980 GRIMES 112(1)/102/103 Dority & Manning, P.A. and Techtronic Cordless GP MARKOFF, ALEXANDER

1735 ArcelorMittal 15560468 REN Concurring OWENS 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC SMITH, CATHERINE P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2116 Johnson Controls Technology Company 16833000 MURPHY Concurring SHIANG 103 Johnson Controls, Inc./Fletcher c/o Fletcher Yoder PC SIDDIQUEE, TAMEEM

2127 NVIDIA Corporation 16216720 HOMERE 103 NVIDIA c/o LEYDIG, VOIT & MAYER JABLON, ASHER H.

2163 Elemental Machines, Inc. 16960772 COURTENAY 103 103 Larson & Anderson, LLC LE, MICHAEL

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Sony Corporation 16810161 COURTENAY 103 Graham Clift TELAN, MICHAEL R

2438 International Business Machines Corporation 17016843 MCKEOWN 103 IBM CORPORATION WHITE, JOSHUA RAYMOND

2465 Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 16397706 SILVERMAN 103 BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD HSU, ALPUS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2685 Sensormatic Electronics, LLC 17174051 CUTITTA 103 Arent Fox LLP / Johnson Controls PHAM, QUANG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Infineon Technologies AG 16909575 TIMM 102/103 MURPHY, BILAK & HOMILLER/INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES CHANG, JAY C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 Sony Corporation 16393328 HASTINGS 103 MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP ROTARU, OCTAVIAN

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3774 C LindheXtend AB 16627853 SCHOPFER 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP WOZNICKI, JACQUELINE

3797 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 16963869 WOODS 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS ALDARRAJI, ZAINAB MOHAMMED

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2628 Samuel Moss 16136432 THOMAS 112(1)/112(2)/101 112(1)/112(2) Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC RITCHIE, DARLENE M

Additionally, as the Federal Circuit has stated, “[t]o violate [35 U.S.C. §] 101 [,] the claimed device must be totally incapable of achieving a useful result.” Brooktree Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., 977 F.2d 1555, 1571 (Fed. Cir. 1992). See also E.I. du Pont De Nemours & Co. v. Berkley & Co., 620 F.2d 1247, 1260 n.17 (8th Cir. 1980) (“A small degree of utility is sufficient . . . . The claimed invention must only be capable of performing some beneficial function . . . . In short, the defense of non-utility cannot be sustained without proof of total incapacity.”). Even if an invention is only partially successful in achieving a useful result, a rejection of the claimed invention as a whole based on a lack of utility is not appropriate. See In re Brana, 51 F.3d 1560 (Fed. Cir. 1995); see also In re Gardner, 475 F.2d 1389 (CCPA 1973), reh’g denied, 480 F.2d 879 (CCPA 1973); see also In re Marzocchi, 439 F.2d 220 (CCPA 1971).

Brooktree Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., 977 F.2d 1555, 24 USPQ2d 1401 (Fed. Cir. 1992) 2107.01

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Berkley and Co., 620 F.2d 1247, 205 USPQ 1 (8th Cir. 1980) 2107.01

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

Gardner, In re, 475 F.2d 1389, 177 USPQ 396 (CCPA 1973) 601.01(d) 2107.01 2107.03 2163

Marzocchi, In re, 439 F.2d 220, 169 USPQ 367 (CCPA 1971)   2107.01 ,   2107.02 ,   2124 ,   2163 ,   2163.04 ,   2164.03 ,   2164.04 ,   2164.08

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3655 BEL USA LLC 16412088 STEPINA 103 103 Mayback IP Law, P.A. RANDAZZO, THOMAS

Affirmed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 L'OREAL 15963591 LEBOVITZ 112(2)/103 Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, LLP GHALI, ISIS A D

1615 Andrea Rosanoff 16371481 TOWNSEND 102/103 THORPE NORTH & WESTERN, LLP. SASAN, ARADHANA

1619 The Procter & Gamble Company 16000290 SCHNEIDER 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CHICKOS, SARAH J

1631 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 15147563 NEW 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. SCHUBERG, LAURA J

1642 Bavarian Nordic A/S 15310597 GRIMES 103 Bavarian Nordic, Inc. MOSELEY II, NELSON B

1653 Wouter Van't Hof 14070075 WISZ 103 TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P LANDAU, SHARMILA GOLLAMUDI

1653 AlloSource 16249689 KATZ 103 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP LANDAU, SHARMILA GOLLAMUDI

1678 Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. 14938307 FREDMAN 102/103 Roche RMS / Charney IP Law NGUYEN, NAM P

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1718 Tulga SIMSEK 15399595 GUPTA 112(2) 103 Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC LORENZI, MARC

1758 3B Medical, Inc. 15956793 BEST 112(1)/102 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. YOO, REGINA M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2116 PicoBrew, LLC 16449422 ZADO 112(2)/101/103 PicoBrew, Inc. Krajec Patent Offices, LLC SKRZYCKI, JONATHAN MICHAEL

2122 TLV Co., Ltd. 16611977 SAADAT 103 101 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. SMITH, KEVIN LEE

2161 Mikko Vaananen 13390526 THOMAS 112(1) 112(1)/103 Mikko Kalervo Vaananen LE, HUNG D

2166 Apple Inc. 15693087 FRAHM 103 APPLE INC. – Fletcher c/o Fletcher Yoder, PC HALM, KWEKU WILLIAM

2171 Apple Inc. 17240485 CRAIG 103 DLA Piper LLP (US) – Apple SHEN, SAMUEL
Affirmed 2414 Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 16047448 DEJMEK 103 BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD D AGOSTA, STEPHEN M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 17249756 CHEN 103 BakerHostetler / Comcast MESA, JOSE M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Coo-e, LLC 16393631 WIEDER 101 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (SONY) NADAV, ORI

2857 DENSO CORPORATION 16284336 CUTITTA 101 OLIFF PLC PARK, HYUN D

2859 Apple Inc. 16051350 HOUSEL 103 Treyz Law Group HERNANDEZ, MANUEL J

2896 Texas Instruments Incorporated 15463246 ROBERTSON 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED PATERSON, BRIGITTE A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3624 SAP SE 16698757 DIXON 103 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/SAP CHOY, PAN G

3647 WTO Investments, LLC 16490577 SONG 103 FlashPoint IP Ltd. FRAZIER, BRADY W

3649 Bret Cahill 16536313 HASTINGS 112(2)/102/103 Bret E. Cahill HARMON, CHRISTOPHER R

3674 Baker Hughes Incorporated 15166499 ASTORINO 112(1) 112(1) Sprinkle IP Law Group HARCOURT, BRAD

3686 Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation 16228732 HOWARD 101 Fulton Jeang PLLC NEWTON, CHAD A
A

3694 Mark GREENSTEIN 16503799 KENNY 101 BACON & THOMAS, PLLC ANDERSON, SCOTT C

3694 Hartford Fire Insurance Company 16214460 BUI 101 BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC YONO, RAVEN E

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3715 Jeffrey Quail 16567690 STEPINA 103 ADE & COMPANY INC. GEBREMICHAEL, BRUK A

3791 COMPASS BEAUTY, INC. 17230653 SCHOPFER 103 112(1)/112(2) DLA PIPER LLP (US) SHOSTAK, ANDREY

3796 HeartWare, Inc. 16296510 STAICOVICI 101 Medtronic, Inc/ Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A PORTER, JR, GARY A

3796 COALA-LIFE AB 16960493 STEPINA 112(2)/101/103 Sheridan Ross PC D ABREU, MICHAEL JOSEPH

3798 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 16471165 HILL 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS FERNANDEZ, KATHERINE L

Reexamination
Affirmed
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 RFMICRON INC. et al. 90019057 9,825,608 14/150,392 ENGLE 102/103 103 GARLICK & MARKISON (RFM) For Third Party Requester: PERKINS COIE-LLP -SEA GENERAL TON, MY TRANG

Reissue

Granted 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 McAfee, LLC 16264667 HOMERE 103 HANLEY, FLIGHT & ZIMMERMAN, LLC (McAfee) LE, CANH

Denied 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1781 SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD. et al. 15449502 HASTINGS 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP GUGLIOTTA, NICOLE T

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 17357480 CRAIG 103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC LU, HWEI-MIN

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

robins, gardner

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Ge 12857232 - (D) GRIMES 103 THE DIAL CORPORATION WEBB, WALTERE

1655 Ex Parte Wang et al 12975589 - (D) GRIMES 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON DAVIS, DEBORAH A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Kaiser et al 12085399 - (D) PAK 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION KHATRI, PRASHANT J

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2169 Ex Parte Shah et al 13007175 - (D) EVANS 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise VO, CECILE H

2171 Ex Parte Wengelnik et al 11911600 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 41.50 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP PAN, YONGJIA

2176 Ex Parte Hadley et al 13414964 - (D) HOWARD 102/103 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP GARMON, BRIAN

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Russell et al 11320066 - (D) HAMANN 102/103 Byrne Poh LLP I Google Technology Holdings LLC TRAN, PAUL P

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2825 Ex Parte Turner et al 12831439 - (D) McNEILL 102/103 Avago Technologies Limited BUl,THA-O H

2844 Ex Parte Gonzalez et al 13023907 - (D) DELMENDO 103 VERIZON KING, MONICA C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3622 Ex Parte Golder 12660084 - (D) LORIN 112(2)/103 Peter Golder VIG, NARESH

For example, whether “the device grants mail device access to user accounts which have user email addresses, or something else” goes to the breadth of the claim, not its definiteness. Cf. In re Robins, 429 F.2d 452, 458 (CCPA 1970) (“Giving the language its broadest possible meaning, as we are bound to do in the absence of special definitions by appellant, the breadth of the claims insofar as the catalyst is concerned is indeed immense. However, ‘Breadth is not indefiniteness.’  In re Gardner, 427 F.2d 786 [, 788], 57 CCPA [1207] (1970).”) We reach the same conclusion as to the other allegedly unclear limitations. The rejection is not sustained.

Robins, In re, 429 F.2d 452, 166 USPQ 552 (CCPA 1970) 2163

Gardner, In re, 427 F.2d 786, 166 USPQ 138 (CCPA 1970) 2173.04

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Deirmengian et al 12909220 - (D) KERINS 102/103 Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP HENSON, DEVIN B

3738 Ex Parte Jordan et al 13887813 - (D) BROWN 102/103 SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLP MATHEW, SEEMA

3765 Ex Parte MCGOOGAN 13045012 - (D) BROWN 112(2)/102/103 Southeast IP Group, LLC ANNIS, KHALED

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1754 Ex Parte Shmueli et al 13098553 - (D) SNAY 103 103 41.50 103 GOTTLIEB RACKMAN & REISMAN PC MENDEZ, ZULMARIAM

1755 Ex Parte Gaudiana et al 11167763 - (D) HASTINGS 103 103 BOWDITCH & DEWEY, LLP TRINH, THANH TRUC

1782 Ex Parte Moussa et al 13113126 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 103 PPG Industries, Inc, BLACKWELL, GWENDOLYN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Carney et al 10727793 - (D) DEJMEK 103 103 BANNER & WITCO FF , LTD SCHNURR, JOHN R

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex Parte Samejima et al 10492414 - (D) FRANKLIN 112(1) FITCH, EVEN, TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP COLE, ELIZABETH M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Dumarot et al 12276072 - (D) JEFFERY 103 Keohane & D'Alessandro MERCADO, RAMON A

2154 Ex Parte Keohane et al 10677660 - (D) FRAHM 103 Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP LENOVO COMPANY (LENOVO-KLS) PHAN, TUANKHANH D

2176 Ex Parte Hadley et al 13414940 - (D) HOWARD 103 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP GARMON, BRIAN

2184 Ex Parte Pais et al 13692635 - (D) HUME 103 Lee & Hayes , pllc SHYU, JING-YIH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Van Eggelen et al 13121347 - (D) FRAHM 102/103 MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD LEE, MICHAEL

2425 Ex Parte Karaoguz et al 13216457 - (D) BUI 103 GARLICK & MARKISON (BRCM) LUONG, ALAN H

2431 Ex Parte Wang et al 14155008 - (D) HOFF 103 HAMILTON DESANCTIS & CHA LLP DOAN, TRANG T

2468 Ex Parte Froment et al 11762759 - (D) SHIANG 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, PLC KASSIM, KHALED M

2473 Ex Parte Kashima et al 12811815 - (D) DROESCH 103 Alston & Bird LLP Nokia Corporation NGO, NGUYEN HOANG

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2645 Ex Parte TENGLER et al 12610861 - (D) CRAIG 103 LKGlobal (GM) GAO, JING

2651 Ex Parte Bentley et al 11747881 - (D) KUMAR 103 Setter Roche LLP LAEKEMARIAM, YOSEF K

2685 Ex Parte Berry et al 14039202 - (D) EVANS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FG1L PHAN, HAI

2694 Ex Parte LEE et al 12788669 - (D) HOFF 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP TUNG, DAVID

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2838 Ex Parte ZHANG et al 13284573 - (D) Per Curiam 112(2)/102/103 NXP B.V. TORRES-RIVERA, ALEX

2884 Ex Parte Nord et al 12332739 - (D) FRAHM 103 Vista IP Law Group, LLP (Varian) MIDKIFF, ANASTASIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Piter et al 13201871 - (D) BROWNE 103 SHELL OIL COMPANY WIEST, ANTHONY D

3628 Ex Parte VAN GORP et al 12775731 - (D) LORIN 103 Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P,A, CHEN, GEORGE YUNG CHIER

3684 Ex Parte Schroeder 12846538 - (D) LORIN 101/103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P.C. DUNHAM, JASON B

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Govari et al 13178054 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P,C, HUNTLEY, DANIEL CARROLL

3741 Ex Parte Graham 13654485 - (D) CALVE 112(1) 103 MCKELLAR IP LAW, PLLC GOYAL, ARUN

3752 Ex Parte Dinu 12957232 - (D) BROWNE 102 102/double patenting 41.50 112(1)/102 Fletcher Yoder PC GE Power & Water KIM, CHRISTOPHER S

3752 Ex Parte Ahmadi et al 13219070 - (D) WIEDER 103 BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP BOECKMANN, JASON J

3788 Ex Parte Männikkö 13389193 - (D) HORNER 103 International IP Law Group WAY, JAMES R

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3771 Ex Parte Price et al 11699497 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC YOUNG, RACHEL T

DENIED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1741 Ex Parte MOSELER et al 12888706 - (R) SNAY 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) LAZORCIK, JASON L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 Ex Parte Hall 13422265 - (R) SILVERMAN 103 Evans & Dixon, LLC STEVENS, ALLAN D

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2628 Ex parte APPLE INC. Appellant Ex Parte RE41922 et al 90/013,146 10/163,748 90013146 - (D) CHEN 102/103 41.50 102 MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP CRAVER, CHARLES R original NGUYEN, PHU K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 BASIS SCIENCE, INC. Requester v. BODY MEDIA, INC. Patent Owner Ex Parte 7285090 et al 10/682,759 95002360 - (D) BRANCH 102/103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FENWICK & WEST LLP RALIS, STEPHEN J original ASTORINO, MICHAEL C

3736 BASIS SCIENCE, INC., Requester, v. BODY MEDIA, INC., Patent Owner Ex Parte 6,605,038 B1 et al 09/602,537 95002354 - (D) BRANCH 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: FENWICK & WEST LLP BANANKHAH, MAJID A original ASTORINO, MICHAEL C

Friday, August 29, 2014

thompson smithkline, gardner

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1653 Ex Parte Chu et al 11885237 - (D) MILLS 103 NIXON PEABODY LLP MARTIN, PAUL C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1759 Ex Parte Bar-Gadda 10819591 - (D) HANLON 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 EDWARD S. WRIGHT WONG, EDNA

See In re Thompson, 545 F.2d 1290, 1294 (CCPA 1976) (economic factors alone may provide motivation for the proposed combination).

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2434 Ex Parte Cheng et al 11622698 - (D) SAADAT 102 IBM CORPORATION- AUSTIN (JVL) C/O LESLIE A. VAN LEEUWEN TRAN, TONGOC

2491 Ex Parte Barsness et al 12145181 - (D) FISCHETTI 102(e)/103 IBM CORPORATION GOLDBERG, ANDREW C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2828 Ex Parte KOTRLA et al 12205955 - (D) OWENS 102/103 VERIZON HAGAN, SEAN P

2833 Ex Parte Zak 12108454 - (D) OWENS 103 JUAN ZAK FIGUEROA, FELIX O

2833 Ex Parte Fink et al 10583216 - (D) ABRAHAM 103 Michael M Rickin FISHMAN, MARINA

2853 Ex Parte Kosydar et al 12164653 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY SHAH, MANISH S

2854 Ex Parte Zhang et al 11136142 - (D) COLAIANNI 112(2)/103 PITNEY BOWES INC. CULLER, JILL E

2887 Ex Parte Combs et al 10745096 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. MAI, THIEN T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Gottlieb 10981116 - (D) LORIN 103 Nuance Communications, Inc. c/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. HUNTER, SEAN KRISTOPHER

3654 Ex Parte Hagleitner 12365490 - (D) KERINS 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP CAMPOS, JR, JUAN J

SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Apotex Corp., 403 F.3d 1331, 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (breadth is not indefiniteness); see also In re Gardner, 427 F.2d 786, 788 (CCPA 1970).

SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Apotex Corp., 403 F.3d 1331, 74 USPQ2d 1398 (Fed. Cir. 2005) 2112

3685 Ex Parte Wetherell 11246657 - (D) LORIN 102(e)/103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP / GOOGLE KIM, STEVEN S

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte Seger 11486884 - (D) BAHR 102/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. JENNISON, BRIAN W

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2654 Ex Parte Bayley et al 11027064 - (D) POLLOCK 102e)/103 102(e)/103 PLANTRONICS, INC. OLANIRAN, FATIMAT O

2671 Ex Parte Barnes et al 10644468 - (D) CHUNG 103 103 Basch & Nickerson LLP DEMETER, HILINA K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3682 Ex Parte Gang et al 10535203 - (D) HOELTER 102(e) 102(e)/103 AOL Inc./Finnegan ALVAREZ, RAQUEL

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Sharma et al 12263432 - (D) BROWNE 103 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY NORMAN, MARC E

3752 Ex Parte Chan et al 11788394 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 102/103 THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE JONAITIS, JUSTIN M

AFFIRMED 
1674 Ex Parte Zernicka-Goetz et al 11933153 - (D) MILLS 103 DLA PIPER US LLP Lisa A. Haile, J.D., Ph.D. GIBBS, TERRA C

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1725 Ex Parte Voss et al 10858656 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 BASF CORPORATION HANDAL, KAITY V

1735 Ex Parte Weber 12215191 - (D) ROESEL 103 FLYNN THIEL BOUTELL & TANIS, P.C. IP, SIKYIN

1767 Ex Parte Konishi et al 12095369 - (D) GARRIS 103 Cantor Colburn LLP MCCULLEY, MEGAN CASSANDRA

1772 Ex Parte Sechrist et al 12333379 - (D) KRATZ obviousness-type double patenting HONEYWELL/UOP NGUYEN, TAM M

1774 Ex Parte Ikemizu 12162149 - (D) SMITH 103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP GRIFFIN, WALTER DEAN

1775 Ex Parte WEAVER et al 12371042 - (D) DERRICK 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. HURST, JONATHAN M

1789 Ex Parte Kuhn et al 11429082 - (D) HANLON 103 GAF MATERIALS CORPORATION COLE, ELIZABETH M

1797 Ex Parte Thrier 12698362 - (D) HANLON 102/103 STANDLEY LAW GROUP LLP ADAMS, MICHELLE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte POWER et al 12139748 - (D) STEPHENS 102(e) MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC BLACK, LINH

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte MacDonald et al 12031393 - (D) FRAHM 112(1)/112(2)/103 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. HOSSAIN, FARZANA E

2425 Ex Parte Dawson et al 11726558 - (D) HUGHES 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES CHEN, CAI Y

2452 Ex Parte Nastacio 11391653 - (D) CALVE 103 Jordan IP Law (IBM-RSW) TRAN, NAM T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3695 Ex Parte Nathans et al 11847853 - (D) CRAWFORD 112(2)/103 Pay Rent, Build Credit, Inc. LIU, CHIA-Y

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Leidel et al 12031470 - (D) LaVIER 103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG HUYNH, PHONG KY

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1789 Ex parte DuPont Nutrition BioSciences ApS Appellant Ex Parte 8163315 et al 13/085,567 90020026 - (D) TIMM 102/103 Vedder Price P.C. Third Party Requestor: TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP DIAMOND, ALAN D original WONG, LESLIE A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2621 Ex parte Walker Digital, LLC Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 7593033 et al 11/424,738 90009999 - (D) EVANS 102/103 Ascenda Law Group, PC For Third Party Requester: VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C. AHMED, SALMAN original RAO, ANAND SHASHIKANT

Friday, August 12, 2011

goffe, skoll, gardner, comaper, bilstad, brookhill-wilk, texas digital

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Prosise 11/168,163 WALSH 103(a) William J. Davis, Esq. INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS EXAMINER WEBB, WALTER E

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Farkas et al 10/614,856 LORIN 112(2)/1
03(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER ALMATRAHI, FARIS S

The Examiner has not made the case that the claims are insolubly ambiguous. By the Examiner’s own construction of the claims, they cover a number of different possible embodiments. “The mere fact that the claims cover a large number of possible process steps and imaging member materials does not in and of itself make the claims indefinite.” In re Goffe, 188 USPQ 131 (C.C.P.A. 1975), citing In re Skoll, 523 F.2d 1392 (CCPA 1975). “Breadth is not indefiniteness.” In re Gardner, 427 F.2d 786, 788 (1970).

Goffe, In re, 542 F.2d 564, 191 USPQ 429 (CCPA 1976) . . . . . . . . . . 2164.08, 2164.08(c)

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2177 Ex Parte Albornoz et al 11/016,221 BARRY 102(b)/103(a) IBM CORPORATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW EXAMINER HILLERY, NATHAN

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3767 Ex Parte Hauri et al 10/665,514 COCKS 103(a) LOUIS WOO LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS WOO EXAMINER WITCZAK, CATHERINE

AFFIRMED

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Sezan et al 10/894,620 SAADAT 101/102(b)/103(a) KEVIN L. RUSSELL CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL LLP EXAMINER PARRY, CHRISTOPHER L

2427 Ex Parte Augenbraun et al 11/071,426 DILLON 102(e)/103(a) Merchant & Gould - Cox EXAMINER KURIEN, CHRISTEN A

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3628 Ex Parte Rijn 11/145,503 FISCHETTI 103(a) CARR & FERRELL LLP EXAMINER BORISSOV, IGOR N

3635 Ex Parte Hageman 10/864,225 HORNER 102(b)/103(a) OSTROLENK FABER LLP EXAMINER WENDELL, MARK R

If the specification does not assign or suggest a particular definition to a claim term, it is appropriate to consult a general dictionary definition of the word for guidance in determining the ordinary and customary meaning of the claim term as viewed by a person of ordinary skill in the art. Comaper Corp. v. Antec, Inc., 596 F.3d 1343, 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2010). In Bilstad v. Wakalopulos, 386 F.3d 1116, 1122 (Fed. Cir. 2004), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reviewed a Board decision construing the term “plurality” for purposes of reviewing a written description rejection. The Board noted that the term “plurality” had a plurality of dictionary definitions consistent with the disclosure in the specification and construed the term as used in the claim so as to encompass all of the dictionary definitions. The Court held that, “[i]f more than one dictionary definition is consistent with the use of the words in the intrinsic record, the claim terms may be construed to encompass all consistent meanings.” Id. Implicit in this holding is approval to the Board’s decision to give the term “plurality” its broadest reasonable interpretation despite dueling dictionary definitions. See also Brookhill-Wilk 1, LLC v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., 334 F.3d 1294, 1300 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (citing Tex. Digital Sys. Inc. v. Telegenix, Inc., 308 F.3d 1193, 1203 (Fed. Cir. 2002)) (“If more than one dictionary definition is consistent with the use of the words in the intrinsic record, the claim terms may be construed to encompass all consistent meanings”).

Brookhill-Wilk 1, LLC v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., 334 F.3d 1294, 67 USPQ2d 1132 (Fed. Cir. 2003) . . 2106, 2111.01

Texas Digital Sys., Inc. v. Telegenix, Inc., 308 F.3d 1193, 64 USPQ2d 1812 (Fed. Cir. 2002).. . . . . 2173.05(a)

REHEARING


DENIED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Brooks et al 11/498,620 McCOLLUM 103(a) Olson & Cepuritis, LTD. EXAMINER FETTEROLF, BRANDON J

Thursday, May 26, 2011

all dental, orthokinetics, datamize, cohn, johnson, gardner, miller, borkowski

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Gale 11/841,789 McCOLLUM Concurring ADAMS 103(a) Samuel E.Webb STOEL ROVES LLP EXAMINER GULLEDGE, BRIAN M

1615 Ex Parte Koenig et al 10/836,449 ADAMS 103(a) Christopher M. Goff (27839) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP EXAMINER MERCIER, MELISSA S

1634 Ex Parte Barrett et al 11/400,481 ADAMS 103(a) Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global EXAMINER BHAT, NARAYAN KAMESHWAR

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Oommen 10/890,340 DIXON 103(a) Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP EXAMINER VU, VIET DUY

2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Ramachandran et al 10/696,626 FRAHM 103(a) Smith Risley Tempel Santos LLC EXAMINER WONG, LINDA

2624 Ex Parte Hasegawa 11/260,276 MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP EXAMINER RAHMJOO, MANUCHER

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2816 Ex Parte Yuan 11/099,460 RUGGIERO 103(a) POTOMAC PATENT GROUP PLLC EXAMINER LUU, AN T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Nusbaum et al 11/103,884 BROWN 102(b)/103(a) PLUMSEA LAW GROUP, LLC EXAMINER ARYANPOUR, MITRA

3761 Ex Parte Jensen 11/049,047 O’NEILL 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER CRAIG, PAULA L

3773 Ex Parte Eidenschink et al 11/221,559 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. EXAMINER OU, JING RUI

3784 Ex Parte Fry 11/049,391 SAINDON 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1)/112(2) Warren C. Fry EXAMINER RAHIM, AZIM

The primary purpose of the definiteness requirement is to ensure that the claims are written in such a way that they give notice to the public of the extent of the legal protection afforded by the patent, so that interested members of the public, e.g., competitors of the patent owner, can determine whether or not they infringe. All Dental Prodx, LLC v. Advantage Dental Prods., Inc., 309 F.3d 774, 779-80 (Fed. Cir. 2002). If the language of a claim is such that a person of ordinary skill in the art could not interpret the metes and bounds of the claim so as to understand how to avoid infringement, a rejection of the claim under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, is appropriate. Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565, 1576 (Fed. Cir. 1986); Datamize, LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc., 417 F.3d 1342, 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (“Some objective standard must be provided in order to allow the public to determine the scope of the claimed invention.”). In addition, if the claims are inherently inconsistent with the description, definitions, and examples appearing in the specification, a rejection of the claim under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, is likewise appropriate. In re Cohn, 438 F.2d 989, 993 (CCPA 1971).

Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565, 1 USPQ2d 1081 (Fed. Cir. 1986) . . . . . . . 2173.02, 2173.05(b)Datamize LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc., 417 F.3d 1342, 75 USPQ2d 1801 (Fed. Cir. 2005).. . . . . 2173.05(b)Cohn, In re, 438 F.2d 984, 169 USPQ 95 (CCPA 1971). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2173.03

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte Akers 11/626,473 BAHR 112(2)/103(a) BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC EXAMINER PALABRICA, RICARDO J

Nevertheless, as correctly pointed out by Appellant on page 16 of the Appeal Brief, merely that a claim is broad does not mean that it is necessarily indefinite. See In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1016 n.17 (CCPA 1977); In re Miller, 441 F.2d 689, 693 (CCPA 1971); In re Gardner, 427 F.2d 786, 788 (CCPA 1970).

Johnson, In re, 558 F.2d 1008, 194 USPQ 187 (CCPA 1977) . . . . . . . . . . . 2164.08, 2173.05(i)

Miller, In re, 441 F.2d 689, 169 USPQ 597 (CCPA 1971) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2173.04

REEXAMINATION

EXAMINER AFFIRMED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1761 LEPRINO FOODS CO. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of LAND O’ LAKES, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,003 90/006,317 6,319,526 LEBOVITZ 102(e)/103(a) FOR PATENT OWNER: DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP FOR THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: TOWNSEND & TOWNSEND & CREW, LLP EXAMINER KUNZ, GARY L original EXAMINER PADEN, CAROLYN A

To establish an actual reduction of practice, the patent owner has the burden of demonstrating that the method reduced to practice includes all the elements of the claimed method (Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) §§ 715.07 & 2185.05, Eighth Edition (August 2001), revised July 2010). See also In re Borkowski, 505 F.2d 713, 718-19 (CCPA 1974).

Borkowski, In re, 505 F.2d 713, 184 USPQ 29 (CCPA 1974) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 715.07

REHEARING DENIED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2132 Ex parte TSE Ho Keung Appellant and Patent Owner 90/008,772 6,665,797 TURNER 102(b)/102(e)/103(a) PATENT OWNER: HO KEUNG TSE THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: MORRISON & FOESTER LLP EXAMINER HENEGHAN, MATTHEW E original EXAMINER BARRON JR, GILBERTO


AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Ex Parte Perricone et al 11/506,137 MILLS dissenting-in-part McCOLLUM 102(b)/103(a) ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC EXAMINER
ARNOLD, ERNST V

1615 Ex Parte Moore et al 11/287,653 ADAMS 103(a) ALSTON & BIRD LLP EXAMINER TRAN, SUSAN T

1616 Ex Parte Hovey et al 10/768,194 WALSH 103(a) Elan Drug Delivery, Inc. c/o Foley & Lardner EXAMINER HOLT, ANDRIAE M

1617 Ex Parte Bruins et al 10/535,108 ADAMS 103(a) RANKIN, HILL & CLARK LLP EXAMINER SOROUSH, ALI

1631 Ex Parte Ishikawa et al 10/925,904 GREEN 101/102(b) THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND CLARENCE T. TEGREENE EXAMINER LIN, JERRY

1651 Ex Parte Poo et al 10/410,954 MILLS 112(1)/103(a) Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP EXAMINER WARE, DEBORAH K

1655 Ex Parte Malnoe et al 10/607,330 GRIMES 102(b)/103(a) K&L Gates LLP EXAMINER DAVIS, DEBORAH A

1655 Ex Parte Nagasawa 11/234,222 NAGUMO 103(a) K&L Gates LLP EXAMINER DAVIS, DEBORAH A

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1796 Ex Parte Ludewig et al 11/512,487 WALSH 103(a) BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC EXAMINER LOEWE, ROBERT S

1796 Ex Parte Dvorchak et al 12/117,827 WALSH 103(a) BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC EXAMINER BERMAN, SUSAN W

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Lee et al 10/245,229 DANG 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER DALEY, CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3693 Ex Parte Yarbrough 11/211,012 KIM 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DA) EXAMINER KHATTAR, RAJESH

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Dosmann 10/367,690 GREEN 102(b)/103(a) NIXON PEABODY LLP EXAMINER HOEKSTRA, JEFFREY GERBEN

3753 Ex Parte Watts et al 10/775,033 LEE 102/103(a) PAMELA A. KACHUR EXAMINER FOX, JOHN C

REHEARING

DENIED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry

1629 Ex Parte Mehlhorn 10/759,222 WALSH 103(a) SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY (US) LLP EXAMINER WEDDINGTON, KEVIN E

DENIED

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3662 Ex Parte Rees 10/722,648 PATE III 103(a) PETER K. TRZYNA, ESQ. EXAMINER LOBO, IAN J


NEW

REVERSED

3754 Ex Parte McBroom et al 11/228,000 BARRETT 102(b)/103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY, & PIERCE, P.L.C EXAMINER JACYNA, J CASIMER

3637 Ex Parte Schneider 11/656,730 SAINDON 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) CARTER, DELUCA, FARRELL & SCHMIDT, LLP EXAMINER RODDEN, JOSHUA E

3694 Ex Parte Usher et al 09/858,844 FETTING 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) INNOVATION DIVISION CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. EXAMINER APPLE, KIRSTEN SACHWITZ

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3745 Ex Parte Hetherington et al 11/355,032 KAUFFMAN 102(b)/103(a) GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C EXAMINER LOPEZ, FRANK D

3774 Ex Parte Malaviya et al 10/195,794 GRIMES 103(a) BARNES & THORNBURG LLP EXAMINER PREBILIC, PAUL B

2477 Ex Parte Moore et al 10/404,113 FRAHM 102(e)/103(a) VERIZON EXAMINER PHUNKULH, BOB A

AFFIRMED

2456 Ex Parte Barrett 10/887,971 ZECHER 103(a) BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. EXAMINER FAN, HUA

3754 Ex Parte Johnston 11/374,563 STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) Scott E. Johnston EXAMINER
HOOK, JAMES F

2889 Ex Parte Seichter et al 10/771,378 HAHN 102(e)/103(a)/112(1) Viering, Jentschura & Partner - OSR EXAMINER QUARTERMAN, KEVIN J

3775 Ex Parte Sengun et al 10/905,351 SAINDON 103(a) NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH LLP EXAMINER WOODALL, NICHOLAS W

REHEARING

DENIED

3762 Ex Parte Harris et al 10/773,121 PATE III 103(a) SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. EXAMINER ALTER, ALYSSA MARGO