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Monday, February 10, 2020

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Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1617 Stepan Company 15323188 GRIMES 103 DILWORTH IP, LLC SULLIVAN, DANIELLE D

1617 Lieven Elvire Colette. Baert et al. 14300607 COTTA 103 JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONIGLIO, AUDREA JUNE BUCKLEY

1656 REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 15159381 HARDMAN 112(1) MRG/University of Minnesota c/o Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A. GEBREYESUS, KAGNEW H

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1711 David W. Carr et al. 15131682 BEST 103 Whirlpool Corporation / McGarry Bair PC BELL, SPENCER E

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2174 Charles J. Pisula et al. 12566673 SILVERMAN 103 DENTONS US LLP - Apple SHIAU, SHEN C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2481 Beom Shik Kim et al. 14297508 SILVERMAN 103 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP PEREZ FUENTES, LUIS M

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 John Mortimer et al. 12658085 NAPPI 103 Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC MA, TIZE

2623 Chi Kang Liu et al. 14800915 HOMERE 103 JCIPRNET STEPP JONES, SHAWNA T

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2825 Anand Seshadri et al. 13196042 SNAY 112(2)/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED CHO, SUNG IL

2881 SHIMADZU CORPORATION 15030914 BAUMEISTER 112(2)/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC MCCORMACK, JASON L

 The legal principle has been long and clearly established that breadth of a claim is not to be equated with indefiniteness.  See, e.g., In re Miller, 441 F.2d 689, 693 (CCPA 1971)

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

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3631 Paul L. Cote 15330615 ASTORINO 102/103 ERIC FINCHAM IJAZ, MUHAMMAD

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3732 Daniel Thomas Duarte 14857622 STEPINA 112(2)/102/103 41.50 102 CIONCA IP Law P.C. GRACZ, KATHARINE

3645 David Amm et al. 13794492 WHITEHEAD JR. 103 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Apple) HULKA, JAMES R

3697 7-TEL, Inc. 14151787 COURTENAY 112(2)/101/103 OWENS LAW FIRM, PC BRINDLEY, BENJAMIN S

3792 Assaf Preiss et al. 14595312 CALVE 103 41.50 112(2) ISUS Intellectual Property PLLC KUO, JONATHAN T

Affirmed-in-Part
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1724 Rajaram Subramanian et al. 15818179 ROBERTSON 102/103 102/112(1)/112(2) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C./Ford LYLES-IRVING, CARMEN V

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2117 Kah, Carl L.C. 12340427 NAPPI 103 103 41.50 112(2) AMSTER, ROTHSTEIN & EBENSTEIN LLP VON BUHR, MARIA N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2856 COLLET, Thierry et al. 14743643 McMANUS 101 112(2) YOUNG & THOMPSON MERCADO, ALEXANDER A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3671 Kurt A. Burkhart et al. 15236843 STEPINA 103 103 ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON & REENS, LLC MAYO-PINNOCK, TARA LEIGH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc. 14751813 HORNER 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 OTDP Fletcher Yoder PC (CFTI) LEE, CHEE-CHONG

Affirmed
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1613 Peter Holm. Tygesen et al. 15373022 KATZ 103 FOLEY & LARDNER LLP SONG, JIANFENG

1617 Dagmar Zelle et al 12347241 GRIMES 103 Abel Schillinger, LLP JUSTICE, GINA CHIEUN YU

1649 David Szymkowski et al. 14427279 LEBOVITZ 102/OTDP OTDP SQUIRE PB (SFR Office-IP-2) EMCH, GREGORY S

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1712 PLIETH, Waldfried et al. 13277510 TIMM 112(2)/103 Armstrong Teasdale LLP EMPIE, NATHAN H

1723 Peter Wilde et al. 14221525 BEST 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP DIGNAN, MICHAEL L

1726 Arun K. Gupta 14109495 MCGEE 103 SUN, MICHAEL Y SUN, MICHAEL Y

1746 Wimer, Brian J. et al. 14320483 NAGUMO 102 112(1) The Small Patent Law Group LLC MUSSER, BARBARA J

1749 Colby, E. Bruce. et al. 14389203 GARRIS 103 HAHN LOESER & PARKS, LLP - MICHELIN MAKI, STEVEN D

1771 Cornelis H. M. Boons 14934541 INGLESE 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP OLADAPO, TAIWO

1787 Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. 15133838 ABRAHAM 103 FITCH, EVEN, TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP FUNG, CHING-YIU

1793 Hans Henrik Holst et al 13811532 RANGE 103 Hershkovitz and Associates, PLLC MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

1794 Yoshitaka Tsuruta 15075119 BEST 103 HAUPTMAN HAM, LLP BERMAN, JASON

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2139 Ryan James. Goss et al. 13762765 PINKERTON 103 Hall Estill - Seagate Technology LLC WESTBROOK, MICHAEL L

2144 Frank David. Serena 13444702 COURTENAY 112(1) 103 Procopio - SPE KELLS, ASHER

2174 Kirk Robert CAMERON 14286651 LEBOVITZ 101/103 PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. PACK, CONRAD R

2175 Foote, Steven et al. 14292627 DROESCH 103 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner / LinkedIn/Microsoft HO, RUAY L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2414 Jayant Jain et al. 14569358 WHITEHEAD JR. 103 ADELI LLP LALCHINTHANG, VANNEILIAN

2451 Barry Appelman et al. 13766781 BEAMER 102/103 112(1)/101 Keller Jolley Preece/Facebook WALSH, JOHN B

2471 Ex parte LOUZIR et al. 14405592 RAEVSKY 103 THOMSON Licensing KUMAR, SHAILENDRA

2491 Bernstein, Michael S. et al. 12241292 SILVERMAN 112(2) 112(2)/103 WORKMAN NYDEGGER/MICROSOFT SHAW, BRIAN F

2491 JACKSON, CHRISTOPHER S. et al. 14855537 COURTENAY 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC EDWARDS, LINGLAN E

2495 Jonathan David. Perlow et al. 15087867 JURGOVAN 103 OTDP Facebook/Fenwick SARKER, SANCHIT K

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2683 Holger Elias 14350649 WHITEHEAD JR. 112(2)/112(4) 103 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP MCCORMACK, THOMAS S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2868 Potyrailo, Radislav Alexandrovich. et al. 15155845 HASTINGS 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY ZAKARIA, AKM

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3616 Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha 15128454 OSINSKI 102 YAMAHA C/O KEATING & BENNETT, LLP GOODEN JR, BARRY J

3624 Mark Schwans et al. 14086206 FETTING 103 101 Kraguljac Law Group/Oracle STEWART, CRYSTOL

3624 Rajamani, Nithya et al. 12824701 LORIN 101 FERENCE & ASSOCIATES LLC SCHEUNEMANN, RICHARD N

3625 Guenter Wiesinger 14064574 COURTENAY 101/OTDP Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (eBay Inc.) DESAI, RESHA

3626 Samuel I. Brandt et al. 11285807 FETTING 101 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) WINSTON III, EDWARD B

3629 Robert William. Carthcart et al. 13372054 FETTING 101/103 Facebook/Fenwick MCCORMICK, GABRIELLE A

3634 John Sousa et al. 13779971 HUME 112(2) 112(1)/103 THE WEBB LAW FIRM, P.C. CHIN-SHUE, ALVIN CONSTANTINE

3665 Nico Steinhardt 14344342 BUNTING 112(2)/101/103 BGL/Continental Teves Inc. C/O BRINKS GILSON & LIONE SMITH, AARON C

3681 Gregory Badros et al. 13095899 FETTING 101 Facebook/Fenwick SCHMUCKER, MICHAEL W

3682 Audrey Josephine. Leicher et al. 13916116 CHEN 101/103 TARGET BRANDS, INC. REINHARDT, RICHARD G

3683 James Neal. Richter 13961509 WHITEHEAD JR. 101 Kraguljac Law Group/Oracle SINGH, GURKANWALJIT

3683 Hans-Dieter Humpert et al 13983115 CUTITTA 103 101 SIEMENS CORPORATION FEACHER, LORENA R

3684 XCIRA, INC 13663455 LEBOVITZ 101 SMITH TEMPEL BLAHA LLC CIVAN, ETHAN D

3686 Jeffrey Lee. Mclaren et al. 12789783 FETTING 101 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. WILLIAMS, TERESA S

3686 Juha Kauppinen et al. 12777404 LORIN 103 101 FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS KANAAN, MAROUN P

3692 Thomas C. Naratil et al 10931300 MEDLOCK 101 Pillsbury Withrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (UBS AG) POE, KEVIN T

3693 BGC Partners, Inc. 14059000 GALLIGAN OTDP 101/103 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. CHAKRAVARTI, ARUNAVA

3696 Joseph M. Asher et al. 13245142 LORIN 101/OTDP CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. OJIAKU, CHIKAODINAKA

3697 Howard W. Lutnick et al. 13372441 LORIN 101 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. NORMAN, SAMICA L

3697 Howard W. Lutnick et al. 11213601 LORIN 101 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. NORMAN, SAMICA L

Rehearing 

Granted
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Zhifeng Sui et al. 13868318 FRANKLIN 112(1) Moser Taboada / Applied Materials, Inc. PHAM, THOMAS T

Denied
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Berend Jan. Arends et al. 14359133 KENNEDY 103 Arent Fox LLP - Los Angeles ZILBERING, ASSAF

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex parte MCCLURE et al. 14738800 MacDONALD 103 FENNEMORE CRAIG, P.C. YI, ALEXANDER J.

Friday, October 13, 2017

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte HORWITZ et al 13053726 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADELLLP PHAM, TUAN A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3692 Ex Parte Colagiovanni 13445875 - (D) ENGLE 103 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP MONFELDT, SARAH M

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte Ohishi et al 12995479 - (D) JESCHKE 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY ROSE, ROBERT A

3745 Ex Parte Lord et al 13721095 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY LEGENDRE, CHRISTOPHER RYAN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3752 Ex Parte Burns 13787640 - (D) WOODS 112(2)/103 103 Fletcher Yoder PC (CFTI) BARRERA, JUAN C

In contesting the rejection, Appellant argues that although the claims “do not specify which passage communicates with the third outlet, . . . this is a matter of claim breadth rather than indefiniteness [and that the] breadth of a claim should not be equated with indefiniteness.”  Appeal Br. 7 (citing In re Miller, 441 F.2d  689, 693 (CCPA 1971)). 

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

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Talor 11625202 - (D) MAJORS 112(1) HAHN & VOIGHT PLLC DIBRINO, MARIANNE

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1797 Ex Parte Lenhard et al 13825553 - (D) PRAISS 112(6)/112(2)/103 Hach Company BERKELEY, EMILY R

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Murata 14275313 - (D) THOMAS 103/double patenting STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. TRUONG, LECHI

2498 Ex Parte Hay et al 14487405 - (D) HUME 102/103/double patenting Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC WALIULLAH, MOHAMMED

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2649 Ex Parte Varoglu et al 13657606 - (D) THOMAS 103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. VO, NGUYEN THANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3645 Ex Parte GOUJON et al 12169401 - (D) SCHOPFER 103 WestemGeco L.L.C. LOBO, IAN J

3686 Ex Parte Ogilvie 11203732 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 John Ogilvie LUBIN, VALERIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3742 Ex Parte BENGTSON et al 12181362 - (D) WARNER 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 DODSON, JUSTIN C

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Farmer 12890099 - (D) RANGE 103 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC YANCHUK, STEPHEN J

The Examiner's claim construction, however, is in error because it does not account for the word "selective." Cf Application of Miller, 441 F.2d 689, 694 (C.C.P.A. 1971) ("All words in a claim must be considered in judging the patentability of that claim against the prior art.")

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

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2157 Ex Parte Bickel et al 12617487 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 41.50 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. LE, UYEN T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Leuenberger et al 12838219 - (D) SCHOPPER 102/103 LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP SINGH, KAVEL

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1633 Ex Parte POLETTO et al 13074808 - (D) FREDMAN 102/103 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P.A HILL, KEVIN KAI

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1729 Ex Parte Eickhoff et al 12062315 - (D) NAGUMO 103/double patenting 103 HONEYWELL/SLW CHUO, TONY SHENG HSIANG

1772 Ex Parte Falkowski et al 12097064 - (D) REN 103 41.50 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC/BASF BULLOCK, IN SUK C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2454 Ex Parte Jibbe et al 13195980 - (D) KUMAR 103 Broadcom Limited PARK, JEONG S

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2631 Ex Parte Lee et al 12106980 - (D) HOWARD 103 LEE, HONG, DEGERMAN, KANG & WAIMEY AHN, SUNG S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2817 Ex Parte Yuan et al 12843693 - (D) HOUSEL 103 SLATER MATSIL, LLP GOODWIN, DAVID J

2877 Ex Parte KIM et al 13442026 - (D) GARRIS 102/103 NSIP LAW DECENZO, SHAWN H

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3618 Ex Parte Vyas et al 12405861 - (D) O'HANLON 103 Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, LLP GE Ventures- Licensing VANAMAN, FRANK BENNETT

3661 Ex Parte Pilutti et al 12687919 - (D) O'HANLON 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P,C KONG, SZE-HON

3691 Ex Parte Ansari 13495986 - (D) MEYERS 102/103 Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP Blackhawk Network, Inc. KANERVO, VIRPI H

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Paboojian et al 09731318 - (D) FREDMAN 112(1) 103 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION MENDOZA, MICHAEL G

3731 Ex Parte Gutfinger et al 13153203 - (D) SCHOPPER 102/103 PACESETTER, INC. YABUT, DIANE D

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Parikh et al 13072589 - (D) MacDONALD 103 SCHWEGMAN LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY MOBIN, HASANUL

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Villard et al 12335631 - (D) ROSS 112(2)/102/103 LAW OFFICES OF PETER H. PRIEST, PLLC DUVERNE, JEAN F

In addition, claim limitations reciting intended use merely go to the breadth of the claim and not indefiniteness. In re Miller, 441 F.2d 689, 693 (CCPA 1971). ...

There is little value in any tenet requiring the denial of a claim solely based on the language used to define the claimed subject matter. Id. 692–93 (“If those skilled in the art can tell whether any particular [device] is or is not within the scope of a claim, the claim fulfills its purpose as a definition.”)


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

2854 Ex Parte Elkinson et al 11999551 - (D) MOHANTY 103 Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC YAN, REN LUO

2854 Ex Parte Tsirline et al 11960136 - (D) KRATZ 103 Zebra/Alston & Bird MARINI, MATTHEW G

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Sattelberger et al 12303105 - (D) WARNER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (SD) BUSE, MARK KENNETH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3775 Ex Parte Ogilvie et al 14170691 - (D) JESCHKE 102/103 Schramm-Personal-ACT BOLES, SAMEH RAAFAT

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte Jacobson 11549581 - (D) MELVIN 103 103 St. Jude Medical FLORY, CHRISTOPHER A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1761 Ex Parte Choczaj et al 12895181 - (D) GARRIS 103 ECOLAB USA INC. DELCOTTO, GREGORY R

1791 Ex Parte Wiwi et al 11897767 - (D) DELMENDO 103 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY DICUS, TAMRA

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2122 Ex Parte Theisen et al 12539743 - (D) CHEN 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL GONZALES, VINCENT

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2689 Ex Parte Brenneman et al 12637093 - (D) SZPONDOWSKI 103 International Business Machines Corporation - IT SWARTHOUT, BRENT

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte Xu 12633880 - (D) MOHANTY 102/103 Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC RUNYAN, RONALD R

3685 Ex Parte Baughman et al 12196695 - (D) MEDLOCK 101 103 ROBERTS MLOTKOWSKI SAFRAN & COLE, P.C. HUANG, TSAN-YU J

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 HOLOGIC, INC. Requester, Respondent v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant Ex Parte 7,226,459 B2 et al 09/983,810 95001933 - (D) SONG 102/103 Smith & Nephew, Inc./Nixon Peabody LLP Third Party Requester: ARNOLD & PORTER LLP WILLIAMS, CATHERINE SERKE original WOO, JULIAN W

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 CHIMEI INNOLUX DISPLAY CORPORATION, Requester, v. MONDIS TECHNOLOGY LTD., Patent Owner. Ex Parte 7475180 et al 10/160,022 95000480 - (D) SIU 102/103 DECHERT LLP Third Party Requester: Cooley LLP ATTN: Patent Group LEE, CHRISTOPHER E original PHAN, RAYMOND NGAN

Friday, March 14, 2014

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2156 Ex Parte McCullough et al 11130965 - (D) ASTORINO 103 VAN PELT, YI & JAMES LLP BADAWI, SHERIEF

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2613 Ex Parte Ghantous et al 11340123 - (D) BAUMEISTER 112(1)/112(2) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P. BRIER, JEFFERY A

The fact that the claim only sets forth requirements that exist under certain conditions disclosed in the Specification, but not under other conditions, is merely a matter of breadth – not indefiniteness. See e.g., In re Miller, 441 F.2d 689, 693 (CCPA 1971).

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

2667 Ex Parte Eom 11249641 - (D) KUMAR 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. HEIDEMANN, JASON E

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1767 Ex Parte House et al 12234744 - (D) KIMLIN 103 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KOLLIAS, ALEXANDER C

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte Giampaolo et al 11112421 - (D) LORIN 102 APPLE INC./BSTZ BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN LLP NGUYEN, KIM T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2656 Ex Parte Bodin et al 11619216 - (D) KUMAR 102/103 The Brevetto Law Group, PLLC MCCORD, PAUL C

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3672 Ex Parte FREYER 12624282 - (D) HOELTER 103 SMITH IP SERVICES, P.C. ANDREWS, DAVID L

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2663 Ex parte Northpoint Technology, Ltd. Patent Owner and Appellant 90011602 6,208,636 09/085,925 COURTENAY 102/103 The Culbertson Group, P.C. Third Party Requester: MORRISON & FOERSTER, LLP YIGDALL, MICHAEL J original VU, HUY DUY

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

REVERSED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2876 E2INTERACTIVE, INC., AND INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC., Defendant-Appellant. 2013-1151 7,578,439 11/691,766 MOORE infringement/claim construction Paul Hastings LLP; Fisch Hoffman Sigler LLP TRAIL, ALLYSON NEEL

REVERSED and REMANDED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1652 DANISCO US INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. NOVOZYMES A/S AND NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC., Defendants-Appellees. 2013-1214 8,084,240 12/477,028 LOURIE lack of subject matter jurisdiction Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Fenwick & West, LLP RAMIREZ, DELIA M

AFFIRMED-IN-PART, VACATED-IN-PART AND REMANDED
MEDTRONIC INC., Plaintiff-Cross-Appellant, v. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION AND GUIDANT CORPORATION, Defendants, AND MIROWSKI FAMILY VENTURES, LLC, Defendant-Appellant. 2011-1313, -1372 LINN no invalidity non-infringement Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, L.L.P. Maier & Neustadt, LLP

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1743 1753 3736 THERASENSE, INC. (now known as Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.) AND ABBOTT LABORATORIES, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY AND NOVA BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION, Defendants-Appellants, AND BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC, Defendant. 2012-1504 6,143,164 09/213,040 6,592,745 09/572,617 5,820,551 08/470,352 RADER Dissenting-in-part DYK attorney's fees under § 285 Covington & Burling, LLP; Ropes & Gray, LLP NOGUEROLA, ALEXANDER STEPHAN; SHAY, DAVID M

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

diamond1, comiskey, bilski, rice, gutta, exxon research, miller,

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
07/19/2011 1627 Ex Parte Lee et al 11/724,095 WALSH 103(a) Kevin D. Erickson Pauley Petersen & Erickson EXAMINER SOROUSH, LAYLA

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
07/20/2011 3623 Ex Parte TEMPLETON 09/416,278 PETRAVICK 112(2)/102(e)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. 41.50(b) 101 PETERS VERNY , L.L.P. EXAMINER BOSWELL, BETH V

See Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175, 188 (S. Ct. 1981); In re Comiskey, 554 F.3d 967, 973 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (declining to reach an obviousness rejection on appeal after concluding many claims were non-statutory under § 101); In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943, 951 n.1 (noting that § 101 is a threshold requirement and that the Examiner may reject claims solely on that basis); In re Rice, 132 F.2d 140, 141 (CCPA 1942) (finding it unnecessary to reach rejection based on prior art after concluding claims were directed to nonstatutory subject matter); Ex Parte Gutta, 93 USPQ2d 1025, 1036 (BPAI 2009) (per curiam) (expanded panel) (precedential) (as the claims on appeal do not recite patent-eligible subject matter under § 101, the prior art rejections need not be considered).

Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175, 209 USPQ 1 (1981) . . 2106, 2106.01, 2106.02, 2107.01


07/19/2011 3624 Ex Parte Troyer et al 10/652,139 CRAWFORD 102(b)/103(a) PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. EXAMINER MANSFIELD, THOMAS L

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products &1amp; Design
07/19/2011 3764 Ex Parte Carvalho et al 10/040,575 CALVE 103(a) PHILIP S. JOHNSON JOHNSON & JOHNSON EXAMINER ANDERSON, CATHARINE L

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
07/19/2011 2172 Ex Parte Beltran et al 10/781,307 DANG 103(a) GATES & COOPER LLP EXAMINER ABDUL-ALI, OMAR R

07/19/2011 2174 Ex Parte Law et al 10/830,926 DANG 103(a) MAYER & WILLIAMS PC EXAMINER KE, PENG

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
07/20/2011 3652 Ex Parte Gifford et al 10/908,594 COCKS 112(2)/102(e)/103(a) LAW OFFICE OF DELIO & PETERSON, LLC. EXAMINER RUDAWITZ, JOSHUA I

A claim is not indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, if a person of ordinary skill in the art would understand what is claimed when the claim is read in light of the specification. Exxon Research & Eng'g Co. v. United States, 265 F.3d 1371, 1375 (Fed.Cir. 2001). Breadth in scope does not equal indefiniteness. In re Miller, 441 F.2d 689, 693 (CCPA 1971).

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


AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
07/20/2011 1643 Ex Parte King et al 10/731,759 MILLS 103(a) COZEN O'CONNOR, P.C. EXAMINER SANG, HONG

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
07/20/2011 1782 Ex Parte Schryver 10/778,366 FRANKLIN 103(a) MCKELLAR IP LAW, PLLC EXAMINER AUGHENBAUGH, WALTER

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
07/20/2011 2168 Ex Parte Needham et al 10/880,301 CHEN 102(e) HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG & BECKER/ORACLE EXAMINER GORTAYO, DANGELINO N

2600 Communications
07/19/2011 2624 Ex Parte Baker et al 10/744,879 CRAWFORD 102(b)/103(a) PITNEY BOWES INC. EXAMINER TUCKER, WESLEY 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