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Friday, March 27, 2015

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1765 Ex Parte Braun et al 11545675 - (D) OWENS 103 The Dow Chemical Company COONEY, JOHN M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2136 Ex Parte Chaussade et al 12071504 - (D) KRIVAK 103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. BIRKHIMER, CHRISTOPHER D

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Appanna 11222523 - (D) EVANS 103 HICKMAN PALERMO BECKER BINGHAM, LLP WU, JIANYE

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2632 Ex Parte Lerner et al 11739094 - (D) STRAUSS 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED SHAH, TANMAY K

2667 Ex Parte BOSHRA et al 11851826 - (D) CHEN 103 ADDMG - AuthenTec NEWMAN, MICHAEL A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte CHUNG 12903369 - (D) WILSON 102/103 NSIP LAW TRA, ANH QUAN

It is well established that “[a] prior art reference anticipates a patent claim under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) if it discloses every claim limitation.” In re Montgomery, 677 F.3d 1375, 1379 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citing Verizon Servs. Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc., 602 F.3d 1325, 1336–37 (Fed. Cir. 2010)).

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Huberman et al 11531652 - (D) WORTH 112(1)/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

3689 Ex Parte Stanley et al 12119593 - (D) CRAWFORD 101/112(2)/102/103 MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP MOONEYHAM, JANICE A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Koo 12422154 - (D) HOSKINS 103 JOSEPH SWAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION MOHANDESI, JILA M

3777 Ex Parte Tuma 11749175 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 Tucker Ellis LLP Brainlab AG NGUYEN, HIEN NGOC

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1792 Ex Parte Radatti 10876907 - (D) ROESEL 112(1)/1122) 112(1)/103 John F.A. Earley III LEFF, STEVEN N

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2864 Ex Parte Langford et al 12472454 - (D) BEST 103 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 LAUBSCHER, SPENDLOVE & LAUBSCHER, P.C. HWANG, TIMOTHY

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Choi et al 11230536 - (D) SMITH 103 H.C. PARK & ASSOCIATES, PLC WALLS, CYNTHIA KYUNG SOO

1733 Ex Parte Smith et al 13102375 - (D) OWENS 102/103/obviousness-type double patenting CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C. WYSZOMIERSKI, GEORGE P

1747 Ex Parte Gaus 12632011 - (D) COLAIANNI 103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP MAKI, STEVEN D

1793 Ex Parte Meissner et al 12405069 - (D) SMITH 103 Zilka-Kotab, PC MUKHOPADHYAY, BHASKAR

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2139 Ex Parte BENHASE et al 12189594 - (D) STEPHENS 103 GRIFFITHS & SEATON PLLC (IBM) SADLER, NATHAN

2155 Ex Parte Wagener et al 12475938 - (D) SILVERMAN 102/103 OLIFF PLC KHONG, ALEXANDER

2157 Ex Parte Lecciso et al 12208216 - (D) BOUDREAU 103 WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. IBM CORP. (WIP) GIRMA, ANTENEH B

2191 Ex Parte Nicholls et al 11751508 - (D) CURCURI 103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG ZHEN, WEI Y

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Lindsley et al 11965026 - (D) KRIVAK 102 Motorola/Google/FENWICK RABOVIANSKI, JIVKA A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2615 Ex Parte Lundberg 11276916 - (D) WORTH 101/103 CPA Global North America LLC ROSEN, ELIZABETH H

2644 Ex Parte Vaittinen et al 11366623 - (D) COURTENAY 103 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Nokia Technologies Oy IRACE, MICHAEL

2686 Ex Parte Alrabady et al 11868819 - (D) STEPHENS 103 INGRASSIA FISHER & LORENZ, P.C. (GM) ADNAN, MUHAMMAD

2699 Ex Parte Lanham 11833817 - (D) ENGELS 103 RUSSO & DUCKWORTH , LLP PHAM, VIET DAVID

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Wu 11737961 - (D) McGRAW 102/103 J C PATENTS PAGE, DALE E

2834 Ex Parte Crary 12288628 - (D) FRANKLIN 103 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. JOHNSON, ERIC

2884 Ex Parte Klunder et al 12447668 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS LEE, SHUN K

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Blust et al 12328348 - (D) SMEGAL 112(1) 103 NCR Corporation COLLINS, MICHAEL

3673 Ex Parte Al-Mutairi 12571566 - (D) JESCHKE 103 112(1)/112(2) LOWE HAUPTMAN & HAM, LLP GALL, LLOYD A

3689 Ex Parte Sussmeier et al 12334935 - (D) MOORE 103 PITNEY BOWES INC. SHANKER, JULIE MEYERS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3739 Ex Parte Odom 12481087 - (D) POLLOCK 112(1)/112(2)/103/obviousness-type double patenting Covidien LP GOOD, SAMANTHA M

3782 Ex Parte Greco et al 11429555 - (D) BROWN 102/103 McCarter & English LLP ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. HELVEY, PETER N.

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 FIRST QUALITY RETAIL SERVICES LLC Respondent, Requester v. Patent of KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. Appellant, Patent Owner Ex Parte 7,000,260 et al 10/391,420 95002369 - (D) McCARTHY 102 102 DORITY & MANNING, P.A. Third Party Requester: AMSTER, ROTHSTEIN & EBENSTEIN LLP GRAHAM, MATTHEW C original MORAN, KATHERINE M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3662 GOOGLE INC. Requester v. BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,650,284 B1 et al 10/046,201 95002014 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC For Petitioner: PERKINS COIE LLP CABRERA, ZOILA E original BLUM, THEODORE M

3679 CEJN AB, Requester and Respondent, v. Westerndorf Manufacturing Co., Inc., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8007010 et al 12/658,574 95002139 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original DUNWOODY, AARON M

3686 BASIS SCIENCE, INC. Requester v. BODYMEDIA, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 8073707 et al 11/247,049 95002376 - (D) CURCURI 102/103 KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP For Third Party Requester: FENWICK & WEST LLP DEB, ANJAN K original PASS, NATALIE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3714 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC Requester and Respondent v. INVENTOR HOLDINGS LLC Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6,425,828 B2 et al 09/768,567 95002033 - (D) DILLON 103 ASCENDA LAW GROUP, PC Third Party Requester: ERISE IP, P.A. GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original SAGER, MARK ALAN

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3679 CEJN AB, Requester and Respondent, v. Westerndorf Manufacturing Co., Inc., Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7717471 et al 11/397,863 95001446 - (S) ROBERTSON 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: ALBIHNS STOCKHOLM AB TIMOTHY PLATT IPQ IP SPECIALISTS AB KAUFMAN, JOSEPH A original DUNWOODY, AARON M

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

montgomery, MEHL halliburton, nautilus

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1612 Ex Parte Willison et al 10187666 - (D) FREDMAN 102(e)/103 WARNER NORCROSS & JUDD LLP ROBERTS, LEZAH

“The keystone of the inherency doctrine is inevitability. For anticipation by inherency, a later-claimed invention must have necessarily resulted from the practice of a prior art reference. Our precedent has been steadfast in this strict requirement of inevitability.” In re Montgomery, 677 F.3d 1375, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

“Inherency, however, 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).

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Muthiah et al 11605167 - (D) LEBOVITZ 102/103 GERALD K. WHITE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. RAUDENBUSH, ELLEN SUZANNE

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3765 Ex Parte Smith et al 12024176 - (D) McCARTHY 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. HOEY, ALISSA L

Our reviewing court instructs us that an applicant “is in the best position to resolve the ambiguity in the patent claims, and it is highly desirable that patent examiners demand that applicants do so in appropriate circumstances so that the patent can be amended during prosecution rather than attempting to resolve the ambiguity in litigation.” Halliburton Energy Servs. v. M-I LLC, 514 F.3d 1244, 1255 (Fed. Cir. 2008). The Supreme Court recently instructed us that claims must at least “inform those skilled in the art about the scope of the [claimed subject matter] with reasonable certainty.” Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instrs., Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2120, 2129 (2014).

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2426 Ex Parte Kouhi et al 11999586 - (D) KRIVAK 103 ALCATEL-LUCENT HITT GAINES, PC HUYNH, AN SON PHI

2491 Ex Parte Bomma 11935758 - (D) CHUNG 103 IBM AUSTIN IPLAW (DG) C/O DELIZIO GILLIAM, PLLC GOLDBERG, ANDREW C

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2656 Ex Parte Pildner 11521707 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 TYCO FIRE PROTECTION JAMAL, ALEXANDER

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2172 Ex Parte OSULLIVAN et al 11948458 - (D) PAULRAJ 102/103 CRGO LAW STEVEN M. GREENBERG TAN, ALVIN H

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

montgomery,

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REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2161 Ex Parte Butler et al 11440118 - (D) GRIMES 102/103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY BIBBEE, JARED M

“A reference may anticipate inherently if a claim limitation that is not expressly disclosed ‘is necessarily present, or inherent, in the single anticipating reference.’. . . The inherent result must inevitably result from the disclosed steps; ‘[i]nherency . . . may not be established by probabilities or possibilities.’” In re Montgomery, 677 F.3d 1375, 1379-80 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (citations omitted).

2166 Ex Parte Brunswig et al 11442297 - (D) ADAMS 103 Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C./SAP CHEMPAKASERIL, ANN J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Morris et al 12019283 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 AT&T Legal Department - MB BAUM, RONALD

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Atkinson 12454711 - (D) FISHMAN 103 PATTERSON THUENTE PEDERSEN, P.A. WANG, JIN CHENG

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3724 Ex Parte Szymanski 10780323 - (D) GERSTENBLITH 103 112(2) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) FAY SHARPE LLP DEXTER,CLARK F

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2194 Ex Parte Bhogal et al 11609604 - (D) BOUCHER 112(2)/102/103 IBM AUSTIN IPLAW (DG) C/O DELIZIO GILLIAM, PLLC DAO, TUAN C.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Cheston et al 11950755 - (D) SHIANG 101/103/obviousness-type double patenting ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES SHAW, YIN CHEN

2478 Ex Parte Cheng et al 10974151 - (D) FETTING 103 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP TAHA, SHAQ

2493 Ex Parte Hawkins et al 11382971 - (D) HUME 102/103 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC SIMITOSKI, MICHAEL J

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte MA et al 11835666 - (D) WINSOR 103 Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada Mockler/RIM PEREZ, ANGELICA

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2811 Ex Parte Geefay 11750606 - (D) HASTINGS 103 Avago Technologies Limited YUSHINA, GALINA G

2818 Ex Parte ANG et al 12243962 - (D) GARRIS 103 Horizon IP Pte Ltd. GOODWIN, DAVID J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3629 Ex Parte Bazigos et al 12112963 - (D) FETTING 103 CAHN & SAMUELS, LLP OFORI-AWUAH, MAAME

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2462 Ex Parte Beming et al 10595312 - (D) FRAHM 103 ERICSSON INC. DUONG, CHRISTINE T

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte DATATRAK INTERNATIONAL, INC., Patent Owner and Appellant 90011985 7464087 10/628,884 ANDERSON 102/103 102 Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP For Third Party Requester: MAYER BROWN LLP RALIS, STEPHEN J original EHICHIOYA, IRETE FRED

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2841 ANTEC, INC. Requester v. STREAK PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant 95001319 7133293 10/936,184 ROBERTSON 102/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.77 102/103 GREENBERG TRAURIG (NY) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: STEVEN LAW GROUP DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original DINH, TUAN T

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

japikse, ochiai, montgomery

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1778 Ex Parte Mitchell 11373342 - (D) BEST 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION GONZALEZ, MADELINE

The Examiner argues that these missing elements would have been obvious to a person of ordinary skill in the art. Ans. 12-13. In support of this argument, the Examiner cites In re Japikse, 181 F.2d 1019 (CCPA 1950).

The Examiner’s reliance on Japikse is misplaced. The Examiner cites that case as standing for the broad proposition that “shifting the position of a particular element is unpatentable as long as the operation of the device is not modified.” Ans. 12. This is too broad a reading of the case. Japikse involved an obviousness rejection where the only difference between the claimed invention and a single reference was the location of a starting switch. Japikse, 181 F.2d at 1023. This case involves multiple differences between the claimed invention and a combination of references.

In essence, the Examiner is attempting to create a per se rule of upatentability as a substitute for the detailed inquiry required by § 103. Reliance on such per se rules is legal error. In re Ochiai, 71 F.3d 1565, 1570 (Fed. Cir. 1995).

Japikse, In re, 181 F.2d 1019, 86 USPQ 70 (CCPA 1950) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2144.04

Ochiai, In re, 71 F.3d 1565, 37 USPQ2d 1127 (Fed. Cir. 1995) . . . . . . . . 706.02(n), 2116.01, 2144.08

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2127 Ex Parte Prummel 10513282 - (D) DIXON 103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS NORTON, JENNIFER L

2172 Ex Parte Foxenland 11463123 - (D) BENOIT 102/103 RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP GREENE, SABRINA LETICIA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2486 Ex Parte Naidoo et al 09954976 - (D) HOFF 103 Comcast c/o Ballard Spahr LLP VO, TUNG T

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3644 Ex Parte Shearer et al 11470641 - (D) BAHR 103 Cindy Murphy LLC (Goodrich) BONZELL, PHILIP J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Turnpaugh et al 11619739 - (D) FISCHETTI 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P. A. BLAU, STEPHEN LUTHER

3736 Ex Parte Heruth et al 12351414 - (D) ADAMS 102 SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT , P.A HOEKSTRA, JEFFREY GERBEN

3743 Ex Parte Larsen et al 11485474 - (D) VANOPHEM 103 Whirlpool Patents Company - MD 0750 PEREIRO, JORGE ANDRES

3777 Ex Parte Brabrand 10725431 - (D) KERINS 103 FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP RAMIREZ, JOHN FERNANDO

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Chang et al 09858387 - (D) JEFFERY 103 103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. TORRES, MARCOS L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3651 Ex Parte Howard et al 10585386 - (D) JUNG 103 103 Carlson Gaskey & Olds HESS, DOUGLAS A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1635 Ex Parte Kmiec et al 11890595 - (D) FREDMAN 102 MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP WILMINGTON SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

It may be that the Federal Circuit would not interpret claim 9 to require an efficacy requirement in cancer treatment, but in Montgomery the Court found that “efficacy is inherent in carrying out the claim steps. In re Montgomery, 677 F.3d 1375, 1381 (Fed. Cir. 2012). Montgomery also teaches that even if the prior art “merely proposed the administration of [an active agent] for treatment or prevention of [a disease] (without actually doing so), it would still anticipate.” Id. at 1382.

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Oravitz et al 11246466 - (D) HASTINGS 103 PPG Industries, Inc. RIPA, BRYAN D

1765 Ex Parte Thorman et al 11897361 - (D) BEST 112(1)/102/103 FINA TECHNOLOGY INC LU, C CAIXIA

1767 Ex Parte De Munck et al 10568699 - (D) KIMLIN 103 EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY HEINCER, LIAM J

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Allegrezza 09839581 - (D) ELLURU 103 PHILIP H. BURRUS, IV PARRY, CHRISTOPHER L

2448 Ex Parte Chandra et al 09872920 - (D) JEFFERY 102/103 BLAKELY SOKOLOFF TAYLOR & ZAFMAN SHINGLES, KRISTIE D

2478 Ex Parte Stochosky 10781029 - (D) WINSOR 101/103 (Apple) WONG, CABELLO, LUTSCH, RUTHERFORD & BRUCCULERI, LLP SMARTH, GERALD A

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2622 Ex Parte Sato et al 09771547 - (D) ELLURU 103 HAUPTMAN KANESAKA BERNER PATNET AGENTS, LLP AGGARWAL, YOGESH K

2625 Ex Parte Dauer et al 10000692 - (D) STEPHENS 102 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP LETT, THOMAS J

2626 Ex Parte Gardner et al 10669475 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED CHAWAN, VIJAY B

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Chen 11512000 - (D) EASTHOM 103 FARJAMI & FARJAMI LLP CHI, SUBERR L

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3636 Ex Parte Brooks 11187517 - (D) SPAHN 103 Brooks & Cameron, PLLC HAWK, NOAH CHANDLER

3641 Ex Parte Staley 11021822 - (D) SPAHN 102 LANDO & ANASTASI, LLP KLEIN, GABRIEL J