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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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REVERSED 
1731 Keller, Peter et al. 12592162 - (D) MCGEE 103 LOCKE LORD LLP CHRISTIE, ROSS J

2135 Ganesh Balakrishnan et al. 13525017 - (D) BEAMER 103 Streets Lawfirm, PC - Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. RIGOL, YAIMA

2136 Rambus Inc. 15389402 - (D) BAIN 102 Peninsula Patent Group BATAILLE, PIERRE MICHE

2159 Buchmann, Daniel 13656886 - (D) EVANS dissenting BUSCH 101/103 SAP SE c/o BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2164 Mark S. Knighton et al. 13404837 - (D) EVANS 103 WARNER NORCROSS + JUDD LLP GEBRESENBET, DINKU W

2178 WORKSHARE, LTD. 13830023 - (D) EVANS 112(2)/101/102/103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP LUDWIG, MATTHEW J

 But “it is the function of the specification, not the claims, to set forth the ‘practical limits of operation’ of an invention.”  In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1017 (CCPA 1977) (citing In re Rainer, 305 F.2d 505, 509 (CCPA 1962)).  In other words, contrary to the Examiner’s assertions, “[o]ne does not look to claims to find out how to practice the invention they define, but to the specification.” Id. (citing Roberts, 470 F.2d at 1403; In re Fuetterer, 319 F.2d 259 (CCPA 1963)).

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

Roberts, In re, 470 F.2d 1399, 176 USPQ 313 (CCPA 1973) 2181

2185 MIPS Tech, LLC. 15488649 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 Adams Intellex, PLC WONG, TITUS

2487 FARO Technologies, Inc. 14458488 - (D) BENNETT 102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP - FARO TECHNOLOGIES INC. BRUMFIELD, SHANIKA M

2618 Andre' Roger et al. 13916446 - (D) NAPPI 103 Eschweiler & Potashnik, LLC. CRAWFORD, JACINTA M

2838 Volterra Semiconductor LLC 14838805 - (D) INGLESE 103 Lathrop Gage LLP / Maxim Integrated TRAN, NGUYEN

3621 Facebook, Inc. 14473981 - (D) BAYAT 103 Facebook/Fenwick CROSS, MICHAEL J

3628 OPOWER, INC. 13765045 - (D) SHIANG 101 Kraguljac Law Group/Oracle HARRINGTON, MICHAEL P

3636 PaperBax, LLC 15007780 - (D) STEPINA 103 41.50 112(2) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC ISLAM, SYED A

3663 TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V. et al. 15110419 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V. IP Creation BERNS, MICHAEL ANDREW

3672 Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 15305612 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. C/O PARKER JUSTISS, P.C. AKAKPO, DANY E

3731 Giuseppe Capoia et al. 13577408 - (D) SONG 103 Themis Law TAWFIK, SAMEH

3763 Carrier Corporation 14352362 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 Cantor Colburn LLP - Carrier JONES, GORDON A

3771 Nami Khademhosseini 14737511 - (D) SHAH 103 COOPER & DUNHAM, LLP ORKIN, ALEXANDER J

3771 Nico Corporation 15198780 - (D) STEPINA 102 HONIGMAN LLP
IGBOKO, CHIMA U

3792 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. 14440900 - (D) FITZPATRICK 102 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS MALAMUD, DEBORAH LESLIE

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
1795 UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 15469663 - (D) SNAY 103 112(2) 41.50 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY WITTENBERG, STEFANIE S

3646 CARNEAL, James P. et al. 14751690 - (D) ASTORINO 112(1)/112(2)/102 112(2)/102 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. WASIL, DANIEL D

3662 Brant Candelore 15046804 - (D) KERINS 112(4)/103 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES ALSOMIRI, MAJDI A

3679 UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 14774308 - (D) BAHR 102 102/103 Bachman & LaPointe, P.C. HEWITT, JAMES M

3753 Robert Bosch GmbH 15475384 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 103 Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP MACKAY-SMITH, SETH WENTWORTH

AFFIRMED 
1631 Jochen Peters et al. 14651705 - (D) PRATS 102/103 101 PHILIPS INTELLECTUALPROPERTY & STANDARDS CLOW, LORI A

1735 General Electric Company 15437696 - (D) PRAISS 103 Dority & Manning, PA and General Electric Company HA, STEVEN S

1777 Jun Okabe et al. 14372300 - (D) SNAY 103 IP GROUP OF DLA PIPER LLP (US) LEBRON, BENJAMIN L

1788 SK GLOBAL CHEMICAL CO., LTD. et al. 15011726 - (D) SQUIRE 103 The PL Law Group, PLLC MANGOHIG, THOMAS A

1793 Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc. 14860810 - (D) McMANUS 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. TRAN, LIEN THUY

2122 MuSigma Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 14150735 - (D) EVANS 101 101 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. STARKS, WILBERT L

2129 Shahriar Khosravani et al. 14809336 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 101 Perman & Green, LLP GAN, CHUEN-MEEI

2413 Padam Kafle et al. 14116520 - (D) BRANCH 103 Harrington & Smith, Attorneys At Law, LLC PASIA, REDENTOR M

2432 iBoss, Inc. 14811797 - (D) McNEILL 112(2)/103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SD) ZAIDI, SYED A

2449 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 14161347 - (D) CUTITTA 112(1)/101 103 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP RAZA, MUHAMMAD A

2449 International Business Machines Corporation 14177409 - (D) CUTITTA 112(1)/101 103/OTDP Patterson & Sheridan, LLP RAZA, MUHAMMAD A

2454 Level 3 Communications, LLC 14088356 - (D) BRANCH 112(2) 103 Level 3 Communications, LLC TOLCHINSKY, GREGORY P

2468 Unify GmbH & Co. KG 14922379 - (D) REPKO 103 Fritzsche Patent c/o Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (SEN) PHUNG, LUAT

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2814 Raytheon Company 15201905 - (D) HOUSEL 103 RAYTHEON COMPANY c/o DALY, CROWLEY, MOFFORD & DURKEE, LLP KIELIN, ERIK J

3622 My World, Inc. 14707206 - (D) WISZ 101/102/103 PATENT LAW GROUP: Atkins and Associates P.C. WHITAKER, JONATHAN J

3626 CAREFUSION 303, INC. 13802446 - (D) SAADAT 102/103 112(1)/101 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (OC)(BD) PAULSON, SHEETAL R.

3629 AT & T Intellectual Property I, L.P. 13675722 - (D) EVANS 101 AT & T Legal Department - FKM FLEISCHER, MARK A

3662 Ford Global Technologies, LLC 14628754 - (D) CAPP 112(1)/112(2) 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL SMITH, ISAAC G

3681 Rajaram, Giridhar et al. 13689639 - (D) EVANS 101 Facebook/Fenwick SCHMUCKER, MICHAEL W

3681 Visa International Service Association 14106018 - (D) CRAWFORD 103 101 The Webb Law Firm / Visa International BRADY, MARIE P.

3689 Dugan, Benedict R. et al. 13756311 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/103 LOWE GRAHAM JONES, PLLC YOUNG, MICHAEL C

3689 Krig, Scott et al. 13977293 - (D) EVANS 112(2)/103 101 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/Intel WEISENFELD, ARYAN E

3689 Pedersen, Brad 13465745 - (D) DIXON 101/103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. YOUNG, MICHAEL C

3691 Noviello, Joseph C. 11686695 - (D) KOHUT 101 103 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. PRESTON, JOHN O

3692 Lutnick, Howard W. et al. 13584455 - (D) EVANS 101 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. WONG, ERIC TAK WAI

3715 Eric Liu et al. 13310104 - (D) EVANS 101 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton/Qualcomm FLETCHER, JERRY-DARYL

3715 Wright, Robert J. et al. 14837644 - (D) STAICOVICI 101/103 PATENT INGENUITY, P.C. MOSSER, ROBERT E

3771 William S. Suhr 13579696 - (D) OSINSKI 102 103 Henry C. Query, Jr. KNAUSS, CHRISTIAN D

Friday, November 25, 2016

inphi, johnson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Ex Parte Hougard et al 10588492 - (D) MAJORS 103 YOUNG & THOMPSON BROWN, COURTNEY A

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte McDaniel 12766416 - (D) DROESCH 103 Siemens Corporation OCHOA, JUAN CARLOS

2169 Ex Parte Lipson et al 13110198 - (D) MOORE 103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP KIM, PAUL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2665 Ex Parte MATTHEWS 13252251 - (D) DEJMEK 103 Davidson Sheehan LLP Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc, SHAH, UTPAL D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3652 Ex Parte Rebstock 12025752 - (D) HILL 112(1)/112(2)/103 Perman & Green, LLP SNELTING, JONATHAN D

Appellant argues that “without an intermediate transfer” has support in Figures 10 and 12 and paragraphs 68, 74, and 75 of the Specification.  Br. 6–7.  Appellant has the better argument.  The Federal Circuit has explained that “[n]egative claim limitations are adequately supported when the specification describes a reason to exclude the relevant limitation,” and the reason to exclude may be provided by properly describing alternative features of the patented invention.  Inphi Corp. v. Netlist, Inc., 805 F.3d 1350, 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (citing In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1019 (CCPA 1977)).

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

3663 Ex Parte Rohlfs et al 12158971 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 ANDREWS KURTH KENYON LLP CHEN, SHELLEY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Tuscano et al 13334480 - (D) KENNY 103 103 41.50 112(2) VERIZON GOFMAN, ALEX N

2194 Ex Parte Saxena et al 11954739 - (D) BUI 112(1) 103 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM/ORACLE KRAFT, SHIH-WEI

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2422 Ex Parte Richman et al 13794222 - (D) BARRY 103 103 41.50 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES MONSHI, SAMIRA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2688 Ex Parte Zhou et al 13840962 - (D) KUMAR 102 102 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP ALUNKAL, THOMAS D

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Forrest et al 12034934 - (D) MELVIN 112(2)/103 112(2)/103 41.50 103 Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/Masco Corporation CRANE, LAUREN ASHLEY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1776 Ex Parte Legare et al 12935630 - (D) HASTINGS 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY SHAO, PHILLIP Y

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2132 Ex Parte Scouller et al 13530169 - (D) HAMANN 102/103 NXP USA, Inc. TSUI, DANIEL D

2155 Ex Parte Lanham et al 12429218 - (D) CURCURI 112(2) 103 Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP PHILLIPS, III, ALBERT M

2165 Ex Parte Kong et al 13370209 - (D) FENICK 102/103 DOCKET CLERK YOUNG, KEVIN L.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte De Zwart et al 12865865 - (D) KUMAR 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS BEASLEY, DEIRDRE L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Ex Parte Langer 13706239 - (D) CRAIG 103 Seed IP Law Group LLP/EchoStar (290110) EUSTAQUIO, CAL J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte CASTRO 13077209 - (D) CALVE 103 MARSH, FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE LLP HARP, WILLIAM RAY

3686 Ex Parte Moore 11615224 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 NEWSILIKE MEDIA GROUP, INC. NGUYEN, HIEP VAN

3688 Ex Parte Loeger et al 11610434 - (D) MEYERS 112(2)/103 LEYDIG VOIT & MA YER, LTD CAO, VINCENT M

3689 Ex Parte Salmon 11094027 - (D) MEYERS 112(1)/103 HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC GILKEY, CARRIE STRODER

Friday, July 31, 2015

johnson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Hong et al 12601330 - (D) HANLON 103 PAUL AND PAUL VAN SELL, NATHAN L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2469 Ex Parte Bertrand et al 11970239 - (D) DIXON 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED TOWFIGHI, AFSHAWN M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3657 Ex Parte Sabelström et al 11721180 - (D) REIMERS 102 WRB-IP LLP AUNG, SAN M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3721 Ex Parte Garrett 12387146 - (D) GEIER 103 KLAUS J. BACH & ASSOCIATES JALLOW, EYAMINDAE CHOSSAN

3742 Ex Parte Peters et al 11331869 - (D) BROWN 112(2)/103 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN MAYE, AYUB A

Not stating when the peak positive current and peak negative current occur makes claim 1 merely broad, not ambiguous,  See In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1016 n.17 (CCPA 1977) (breadth is not indefiniteness).

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

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Sandoval et al 11971645 - (D) FISHMAN 103 103 41.50 103 Ascenda Law Group, PC TRUONG, LECHI

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1784 Ex Parte Dobesberger et al 12090009 - (D) OWENS 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. SCHLEIS, DANIEL J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Hanses 12190933 - (D) MORGAN 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LIN, WEN TAI

2482 Ex Parte Pandit et al 12452050 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC JEBARI, MOHAMMED

2483 Ex Parte Shimizu et al 12667650 - (D) GARRIS 103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. Samsung ITSKOVICH, MIKHAIL

2876 Ex Parte Wang 12954018 - (D) GARRIS 103 Jefferson IP Law, LLP Samsung TRAIL, ALLYSON NEEL

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3663 Ex Parte ANDERSON 13189505 - (D) BAYAT 102/103 Lawrence E. Anderson CHEN, SHELLEY

REEXAMINATION

REVERSED
2913 MAJESTIC MIRRORS AND FRAME, LLC Requester/Respondent v. ELECTRIC MIRROR, L.L.C. Patent Owner/Appellant Ex Parte D536,881 S et al D/228,971 95001793 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 41.77 103 ALBERT BORDAS, P.A. Third Party Requester: Espinosa/ Trueba, PL CALABRESE, MARY ANN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 AMERICAN TORCH TIP CO. Requester, Cross-Appellant v. HYPERTHERM, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant, Respondent Ex Parte 6841754 et al 10/094,000 95001979 - (D) SONG concurring McCARTHY 103 102/103 41.77 103 PROSKAUER ROSE LLP Third Party Requester: Mark Rubio DEMILLE, DANTON D original PASCHALL, MARK H

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1798 ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S Appellant and Requester v. Patent of KNAUF INSULATION LLC and KNAUF INSULATION SPRL Jointly, Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7,854,980 B2 et al 12/524,491 95000674 - (D) LEBOVITZ 103 Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) Third Party Requester: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP TORRES VELAZQUEZ, NORCA LIZ original EDWARDS, NEWTON O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3728 K-SWISS INC. Requester v. Patent of GLIDE'N LOCK GMBH Patent Owner Ex Parte 7181866 et al 10/322,808 95001320 - (D) SONG 103 NDQ Special Reexam Group Third Party Requester: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. WEHNER, CARY ELLEN original BAYS, MARIE D

Friday, March 20, 2015

johnson

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Brod 11570221 - (D) GRIMES 112(1) Parker Highlander PLLC EWOLDT, GERALD R

“If alternative elements are positively recited in the specification, they may be explicitly excluded in the claims.” MPEP § 2173.05(i) (citing In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1019 (CCPA 1977)).
...
We agree with Appellant that the facts of this case are similar to those of In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008 (CCPA 1977). In that case, the applicant excluded two species from the scope of its claims after losing an interference. Id. at 1013. The claims were denied an earlier filing date on the basis that the amended claims lacked adequate support in the applicant’s specification. Id. at 1014.

The court held, however, that “appellants are merely excising the invention of another, to which they are not entitled, and are not creating an ‘artificial subgenus’ or claiming ‘new matter.’” Id. at 1019. Similarly here, Appellants have merely excised from their claims three species that are admitted in the Specification to be known in the prior art. As stated by the Johnson court,


The notion that one who fully discloses, and teaches those skilled in the art how to make and use, a genus and numerous species therewithin, has somehow failed to disclose, and teach those skilled in the art how to make and use, that genus minus two of those species, and has thus failed to satisfy the requirements of § 112, first paragraph, appears to result from a hypertechnical application of legalistic prose relating to that provision of the statute. All that has happened here is that appellants narrowed their claims to avoid having them read on [the prior art].


Id.


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

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Pancheva et al 13057725 - (D) ROESEL 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102 Marieta Pancheva HARDEE, JOHN R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Jones et al 11971666 - (D) KAMHOLZ 102 WILSON HAM & HOLMAN/RSW HOPE, DARRIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Eberstaller 11718676 - (D) KINDER 103 STEIN IP, LLC BROWN, ANTHONY D

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Mayer et al 11246220 - (D) FETTING 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3676 Ex Parte Ciglenec et al 12500725 - (D) HORNER 103 Schlumberger Technology Corporation, HPS WALLACE, KIPP CHARLES

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Allen 12889622 - (D) GREENHUT 102 Cooke Law Firm FRISTOE JR, JOHN K

3754 Ex Parte Siena et al 11602548 - (D) GREENHUT 102/103 ALIX YALE & RISTAS LLP NGUYEN, TUAN N

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Sawyer et al 12100542 - (D) PINKERTON 102/103 102/103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Adobe Systems Incorporated) SCHMIDT, KARI L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Kitazawa et al 11791540 - (D) JESCHKE 103 112(1) Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP MULUNEH, DAWIT

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2167 Ex Parte Corenthin et al 11108085 - (D) GALLIGA 103 GATES & COOPER LLP - Autodesk ALLEN, NICHOLAS E

2168 Ex Parte Munro et al 12082560 - (D) MacDONALD 103 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP (PH) FAN, SHIOW-JY

2177 Ex Parte Hedloy 13449086 - (D) MANTIS MERCADER 103/obviousness-type double patenting Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP FABER, DAVID

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Patil 11830157 - (D) STEPHENS 112(1)/103 BGL/Yahoo! Overture BELIVEAU, SCOTT E

2468 Ex Parte Bloebaum et al 11761606 - (D) HUME 103 COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON KASSIM, KHALED M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2614 Ex Parte Hamey et al 12423593 - (D) CHUNG 102/103 DALY, CROWLEY, MOFFORD & DURKEE, LLP HAJNIK, DANIEL F

2643 Ex Parte Dressler et al 11733603 - (D) JURGOVAN 101/103 Kaplan Breyer Schwarz & Ottesen, LLP GEORGEWILL, OPIRIBO

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3627 Ex Parte Russell et al 11353941 - (D) FETTING 103 DENTONS US LLP (CITI CUSTOMER NUMBER) SHEIKH, ASFAND M

3644 Ex Parte MacKenzie 11623168 - (D) MAYBERRY 102/103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP WILLIAMS, MONICA L

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Peterson 12509234 - (D) SMEGAL 102/103 101/102 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 GEORGE PHILIP WHITE MENDIRATTA, VISHU K

3741 Ex Parte Harris 12046411 - (D) BROWNE 103 112(1) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY SUNG, GERALD LUTHER

3771 Ex Parte Sleeper et al 12099395 - (D) KAMHOLZ 103/obviousness-type double patenting McDermott Will & Emery LLP LOUIS, LATOYA M

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Safwat 12589904 - (D) JESCHKE 103 Donald E. Schreiber TSANG, LISA L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 Ex parte VEGAS AMUSEMENT, INC. Ex Parte 7201661 et al 11/189,016 90012239 - (D) COCKS 103 DERGOSITS & NOAH LLP THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Winston & Strawn, LLP RIMELL, SAMUEL G original NGUYEN, KIM T

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

innova, johnson

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1632 Ex Parte Xiang et al 10807897 - (D) EVANS 103 OLSON & HIERL, LTD. PARAS JR, PETER

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 Ex Parte Stout et al 11580184 - (D) HANLON 112(1)/102(b)/103 HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. ROLLAND, ALEX A

The Examiner appears to find that Gerber’s cutting edge 40 corresponds to both the claimed cutting tip and the claimed cutting edge. However, “when an applicant uses different terms in a claim it is permissible to infer that he intended his choice of different terms to reflect a differentiation in the meaning of those terms.” Innova/Pure Water, Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys., Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 1119 (Fed. Cir. 2004).

Innova/Pure Water Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys. Inc., 381 F.3d 1111, 72 USPQ2d 1001 (Fed. Cir. 2004) 2173.05(g)
DONNER 10: 675-83
HARMON 6: 118, 121, 158, 169, 327; 10: 348

1734 Ex Parte Bulan et al 12499431 - (D) KOKOSKI 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M

1736 Ex Parte Gadkaree et al 12167418 - (D) KOKOSKI 103 CORNING INCORPORATED HENDRICKSON, STUART L

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Schmitt et al 11149191 - (D) FISHMAN 103 SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP KUDDUS, DANIEL A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Muralidharan 10723864 - (D) HUGHES 102(b)/103 FLETCHER YODER NEURAUTER, GEORGE C

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2867 Ex Parte Bernklau 12228482 - (D) KRATZ 103 CHERNOFF, VILHAUER, MCCLUNG & STENZEL, LLP PHAN, HUY Q

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3744 Ex Parte Arote et al 12025136 - (D) SCANLON 103 ROBERT M. SCHWARTZ, P.A. GONZALEZ, PAOLO

3762 Ex Parte Cohn 11545812 - (D) SCHEINER 112(1) Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A. STOKLOSA, JOSEPH A

It is well settled that alternative elements which are positively recited in the Specification may be explicitly excluded from the claims. See In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1019 (CCPA 1977) (“[The] specification, having described the whole, necessarily described the part remaining.”).

Johnson, In re, 558 F.2d 1008, 194 USPQ 187 (CCPA 1977) 2164.082173.05(i)

3782 Ex Parte Clark et al 11455412 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 QUARLES & BRADY, LLP NEWHOUSE, NATHAN JEFFREY

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2891 Ex Parte Wang et al 11361249 - (D) NEW 103 103 SLATER & MATSIL, L.L.P. SLUTSKER, JULIA

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 Ex Parte Behre et al 12161051 - (D) HILL 103 112(2) MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC KENNEDY, JOSHUA T

3775 Ex Parte Sharifi-Mehr 11601596 - (D) DANIELS 112(1)/112(2)/103 103 LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK SCHAPER, MICHAEL T

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1616 Ex Parte Littau et al 11369381 - (D) MITCHELL 103 Merchant & Gould, P.C. SCHLIENTZ, NATHAN W

1616 Ex Parte Littau et al 11075287 - (D) MITCHELL 103 Merchant & Gould, P.C. SCHLIENTZ, NATHAN W

1633 Ex Parte Reed 11834897 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. LEAVITT, MARIA GOMEZ

1633 Ex Parte Reed et al 11836563 - (D) ADAMS 112(1) Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. LEAVITT, MARIA GOMEZ

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1731 Ex Parte Popovich et al 11458298 - (D) PRAISS 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP OLSEN, KAJ K

1754 Ex Parte Brcka 11196557 - (D) HASTINGS 103 WOOD, HERRON & EVANS, LLP (TOKYO ELECTRON) BAND, MICHAEL A

1777 Ex Parte Neel et al 11181778 - (D) PRAISS 102(b)/103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP FRITCHMAN, REBECCA M

1789 Ex Parte Gardner et al 11343494 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 Husch Blackwell LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz JUSKA, CHERYL ANN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2128 Ex Parte El-Wardany et al 11782666 - (D) DANG 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY c/o CPA Global JONES, HUGH M

2158 Ex Parte Mitchell et al 11676327 - (D) EVANS 103 IBM CORPORATION RSW IPLAW/SEB WILLIS, AMANDA LYNN

2161 Ex Parte Herbach et al 11191568 - (D) BOUCHER 102(b)/103 Adobe / Finch & Maloney PLLC NGUYEN, THU N

2163 Ex Parte Rodefer 11667375 - (D) COURTENAY 102(b)/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC NGUYEN, MERILYN P

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Hind et al 11948342 - (D) Per Curiam. 101/102(e)/obviousness-type double patenting Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC SERRAO, RANODHI N

2444 Ex Parte Robbie et al 11815702 - (D) THOMAS 102(e) ERICSSON INC. PAPPAS, PETER

2447 Ex Parte Dickerson et al 11842486 - (D) COURTENAY 103 IBM CORPORATION C/O DARCELL WALKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW LIN, SHERMAN L

2456 Ex Parte Lund 10647963 - (D) THOMAS 102(e) THOMAS | HORSTEMEYER, LLP (Broadcom) BARQADLE, YASIN M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2642 Ex Parte Bishop 11417732 - (D) HOMERE 103 Krajec Patent Offices, LLC / Sandwave IP, LLC BATISTA, MARCOS

2672 Ex Parte Wei 11155476 - (D) JENKS 103 PERKINS COIE LLP - SEA General MCCOMMAS, BRENDAN N

2672 Ex Parte Zeng 11186325 - (D) JENKS 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY BECKLEY, JONATHAN R

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Keller et al 10461561 - (D) HOUSEL 112(2)/102(b)/103 KOPPEL, PATRICK, HEYBL & PHILPOTT JACKSON JR, JEROME

2829 Ex Parte Amemiya et al 11630004 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP CAMPBELL, SHAUN M

2856 Ex Parte Ferren et al 10930425 - (D) TIMM 103 IV - SUITER SWANTZ PC LLO WEST, PAUL M

2858 Ex Parte Rao et al 11747970 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY ASSOUAD, PATRICK J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Webb 11924265 - (D) HOELTER 102(b)/103 Galaxy Gaming, Inc. COLLINS, DOLORES R

3765 Ex Parte Austin 11425039 - (D) BAHR 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG (LV) DURHAM, NATHAN E

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
2202 Ex parte LG ELECTRONICS INC., Patent Owner and Appellant 90009630 5537612 08/239,646 POTHIER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (DC) FOR THIRD PARTY REQUESTER: Hogan & Hartson, LLP original ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION BANANKHAH, MAJID A original GREGORY, BERNARR E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 PURE FISHING, INC. Requester and Respondent v. GLOBERIDE, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95000642 7191969 11/352,223 LEBOVITZ 103 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) Third Party Requester: ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original MARCELO, EMMANUEL MONSAYAC

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

grasselli, johnson

custom search

REVERSED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Gillis et al 11645918 - (D) SAINDON 101/112(4)/102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS BROWN, MICHAEL A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Ebert et al 11977505 - (D) McKELVEY 103 NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG LLP LISTVOYB, GREGORY

1791 Ex Parte Bashor et al 11747266 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 GENERAL MILLS, INC. DEGUIRE, KATHERINE E

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2835 Ex Parte Gandrud 11145900 - (D) GONSALVES 103 ZARLEY LAW FIRM P.L.C. DINH, TUAN T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3763 Ex Parte Stukanov 11650556 - (D) McCOLLUM 112(1) IGOR STUKANOV STOHR, LEAH C

A negative limitation that does not appear in the Specification as filed may “introduce new concepts and violate the description requirement of the first paragraph of 35 U.S.C. 112.” Ex parte Grasselli, 231 USPQ 393, 394 (BPAI 1983), aff’d mem. 738 F.2d 453 (Fed. Cir. 1984).

However,

[t]he notion that one who fully discloses, and teaches those skilled in the art how to make and use, a genus and numerous species therewithin, has somehow failed to disclose, and teach those skilled in the art how to make and use, that genus minus two of those species, and has thus failed to satisfy the requirements of §112, first paragraph, appears to result from a hypertechnical application of legalistic prose relating to that provision of the statute.

Application of Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1019 (CCPA 1977).

Grasselli, Ex parte, 231 USPQ 393 (Bd. App. 1983) 2143.03 2173.05(i)

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

Monday, June 4, 2012

MEHL, johnson

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1628 Ex Parte Jandacek et al 10/699,351 FREDMAN 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER Gembeh, Shirley

“Inherency ... may not be established by probabilities or possibilities. The mere fact that a certain thing may result from a given set of circumstances is not sufficient.” MEHL/Biophile Int'l. Corp. v. Milgraum, 192 F.3d 1362, 1365 (Fed. Cir. 1999).


AFFIRMED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1611 Ex Parte Kandarapu et al 10/596,915 FREDMAN 112(2) 103(a) Gilman Pergament LLP EXAMINER LOVE, TREVOR M
 
The fact that a claim is broad does not mean that it is indefinite, and even undue breadth is not indefiniteness. In re Johnson, 558 F.2d 1008, 1016 n.17 (CCPA 1977).
 
Johnson, In re, 558 F.2d 1008, 194 USPQ 187 (CCPA 1977) . . . . . . . . . . . 2164.08, 2173.05(i)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

spada, corkill, caveney, johnson, leshin, agilent

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Lin et al 10/800,622 PRATS 103(a) BACON & THOMAS, PLLC EXAMINER EBRAHIM, NABILA G
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Dewey 10/864,716 GARRIS 103(a) MILLER IP GROUP, PLC EXAMINER APICELLA, KARIE O

1776 Ex Parte Ostein et al 10/480,946 FRANKLIN 103(a) BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. EXAMINER WU, IVES J

Under such circumstances, we are persuaded by Appellants of error in the Examiner’s rejections for lacking sufficient motivation to combine. After evidence or argument is submitted by the applicant in response
to the Examiner’s case, patentability is determined on the totality of the record, by a preponderance of evidence with due consideration to persuasiveness of argument. In re Spada, 911 F.2d 705, 707 n.3 (Fed. Cir. 1990); In re Corkill, 771 F.2d 1496, 1500 (Fed. Cir. 1985); In re Caveny, 761 F.2d 671, 674 (Fed. Cir. 1985); In re Johnson, 747 F.2d 1456, 1460 (Fed. Cir. 1984).
3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3677 Ex Parte Suh 11/684,026 LEE 103(a) COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON EXAMINER SULLIVAN, MATTHEW J
3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3717 Ex Parte Sawano et al 11/011,492 HORNER 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. EXAMINER AHMED, MASUD

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Liversidge et al 11/377,650 GRIMES 103(a) Elan Drug Delivery, Inc. c/o Foley & Lardner EXAMINER SAMALA, JAGADISHWAR RAO
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Bailey et al 10/943,688 HASTINGS 103(a) MICHAEL C. POPHAL EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY INC EXAMINER CHUO, TONY SHENG HSIANG
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2164 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 11/191,415 DANG 102(b)/103(a) IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER CHOI, YUK TING
3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3643 Ex Parte Lamstein 11/024,398 SAINDON 102(b)/103(a) Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC EXAMINER PRICE JR, RICHARD THOMAS

Cf. In re Leshin, 277 F.2d 197, 199 (CCPA 1960) (the selection of a known material based upon its suitability for the intended use is a design consideration within the skill of the art).

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1645 Ex Parte Turkel et al 11/039,506 PRATS obviousness-type double patenting/102(b)/103(a) Stephen Donovan Allergan, Inc. EXAMINER FORD, VANESSA L

It is well settled that the “very essence of inherency is that one of ordinary skill in the art would recognize that a reference unavoidably teaches the property in question.” Agilent Technologies, Inc. v. Affymetrix, Inc., 567 F.3d 1366, 1383 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (emphasis added).
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Ueberschar et al 10/783,864 NAGUMO 103(a) Todd T. Taylor Taylor & Aust, P.C. EXAMINER BAREFORD, KATHERINE A
2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Gambino et al 10/163,884 HORNER 101/103(a) Thomas M. Galgano EXAMINER SHEPARD, JUSTIN E

2456 Ex Parte Ball et al 10/677,797 ROBERTSON 103(a) CESARI AND MCKENNA, LLP EXAMINER BATES, KEVIN T
2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Huckins 11/481,319 BAUMEISTER 103(a) TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. EXAMINER SANTIAGO CORDERO, MARIVELISSE
3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte Moses 11/113,425 KIM 112(2)/103(a) Manuel Brad Moses EXAMINER JOHNS, CHRISTOPHER C

3682 Ex Parte Adams et al 10/865,998 MOHANTY 102(b)/103(a) SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP EXAMINER HOAR, COLLEEN A

REHEARING

DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1762 Ex Parte Kesavan et al 11/243,144 WALSH 103(a) Kevin E Mcveigh RHODIA INC. EXAMINER METZMAIER, DANIEL S