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Friday, October 30, 2020

schreiber





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REVERSED 
1612 Colgate-Palmolive Company 15528604 - (D) GRIMES 103 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY LIU, TRACY

1613 Sami Nazzal et al. 13656573 - (D) FREDMAN 103 Edel Patents LLC BASQUILL, SEAN M

To the extent that the Examiner is treating these limitations as intended use recitations, we disagree. These functional recitations provide for a compositional structure when a certain condition is met. A patent applicant is free to recite features of a composition either structurally or functionally. See, e.g., In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997); cf. MPEP § 2173.05(g) (“A functional limitation must be evaluated and considered, just like any other limitation of the claim, for what it fairly conveys to a person of ordinary skill in the pertinent art in the context in which it is used. A functional limitation is often used in association with an element, ingredient, or step of a process to define a particular capability or purpose that is served by the recited element, ingredient or step.”) 

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

1651 XYLECO, INC. 15288121 - (D) HARDMAN 103 Xyleco, Inc. ARIANI, KADE

1771 Franz, Charlene 13401216 - (D) GAUDETTE 103 Wells St. John P.S. STEIN, MICHELLE

2434 Apple Inc. 14807609 - (D) CUTITTA 103 Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin & Goetzel (Apple) WYSZYNSKI, AUBREY H

2868 Lee, Chi-Tsung et al. 15151159 - (D) CASHION 102/103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED ZAKARIA, AKM

3688 MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED 13895123 - (D) HUME 102 MasterCard c/o Ballard Spahr LLP VANDERHORST, MARIA VICTORIA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
2114 DOUGLAS, Benjamin et al. 14204442 - (D) BAUMEISTER 103 103 VERIZON - HH VERIZON PATENTING GROUP PATEL, JIGAR P

3691 BGC PARTNERS, INC. 15596256 - (D) DIXON OTDP 101 CANTOR FITZGERALD, L.P. HAMILTON, LALITA M

AFFIRMED 
1613 Paloma Pimenta et al. 13997344 - (D) NEW 103/OTDP COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY CHANG, KYUNG SOOK

1645 University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. 15411083 - (D) TOWNSEND 103 MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. LYONS, MARY M

1746 The Boeing Company 14989763 - (D) RANGE 103 Kolisch Hartwell, P.C. Boeing Customer Number AFTERGUT, JEFFRY H

1794 Applied Materials, Inc. 14606367 - (D) REN 103 SERVILLA WHITNEY LLC/AMT BERMAN, JASON

2124 International Business Machines Corporation 14948679 - (D) DIXON 101 IBM CORP. (WSM) c/o WINSTEAD P.C. FIGUEROA, KEVIN W

2128 Stilian Pandev 13286079 - (D) POTHIER 102/103 WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON (US) LLP / FIJI BROCK, ROBERT S

2414 Alcatel Lucent 15018098 - (D) COURTENAY 112(2)/103 OTDP Tong, Rea, Bentley & Kim, LLC Nokia D AGOSTA, STEPHEN M

2649 DISH NETWORK CORPORATION 15055874 - (D) NAPPI 112(1) 103 Wash Park IP Ltd. -- DISH TRAN, PAUL P

2657 Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC 15347653 - (D) DEJMEK 103 MERCHANT & GOULD (MICROSOFT) PULLIAS, JESSE SCOTT

2847 Yazaki Corporation 14812540 - (D) DENNETT 103 SUGHRUE-265550 TSO, STANLEY

3623 KONOLABS ,INC. 14763170 - (D) FREDMAN 103 KYEREME-TUAH, AKOSUA P KYEREME-TUAH, AKOSUA P

3624 Redwood Systems, Inc. 14521498 - (D) HUME 103 MYERS BIGEL, P.A. DIVELBISS, MATTHEW H

3629 McLaughlin, Michael et al. 13631456 - (D) SILVERMAN 101 TI Law Group, PC LINDSEY III, JOHNATHAN J

3686 CERNER INNOVATION, INC. 14584689 - (D) KUMAR 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (CERNER CORPORATION) LAM, ELIZA ANNE

3689 Elwha LLC 14501343 - (D) CUTITTA 101/103 INTELLECTUAL VENTURES - ISF RUHL, DENNIS WILLIAM

Friday, December 15, 2017

geneva, orthokinetics, schreiber

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1779 Ex Parte HOLZMANN et al 11869229 - (D) OWENS 112(1)/102/103 Foley & Lardner LLP ANDERSON, DENISE R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Malecki 13406924 - (D) BROWN 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY IBRONI, STEFAN

3744 Ex Parte CUR et al 13108183 - (D) CALVE Concurring CAPP 103 PRICE HENEVELD LLP WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION TADESSE, MARTHA

3745 Ex Parte Gabeiras et al 13339973 - (D) BROWNE 103 MERCHANT & GOULD P.C. EDGAR, RICHARD A

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2658 Ex Parte Qian et al 13399496 - (D) McNEILL 103 MICROSOFT CORPORATION LE, THUYKHANH

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3633 Ex Parte PERVAN et al 13670039 - (D) GREENHUT 102 BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC A, PHI DIEU TRAN

Claims 1 and 9 present issues similar to those discussed by our reviewing court in Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, 349 F.3d 1373, 1384 (Fed. Cir. 2003), where a functional interaction with some broad class of unclaimed subject matter is used to define the scope of the subject matter actually claimed.  ...

There is nothing wrong with this style of claiming per se. However, as discussed in Geneva, the scope of the claim becomes highly dependent upon the unclaimed thing, there the bacteria, here the groove, chosen as a basis to analyze the claim. Where that unclaimed subject matter has limits reasonably ascertainable by those skilled in the art, the claim may be quite broad, but not necessarily indefinite. See, e.g., Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (defining the size of the front legs of a travel wheelchair relative to a space between a doorframe and seat of an unclaimed automobile); In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1477-78 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (defining the claimed dispensing top by its interaction with kernels of popped popcorn). 

Geneva Pharms. Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, 349 F.3d 1373, 68 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2003) 804.01, 814

Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565, 1 USPQ2d 1081 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2173.02 2173.05(b)

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

3695 Ex Parte Ferris et al 12628156 - (D) MacDONALD 101 LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP / Red Hat OYEBISI, OJO O

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3716 Ex Parte Kadlec et al 14273535 - (D) CAPP 101 STANDLEY LAW GROUP LLP CUFF, MICHAEL A

3753 Ex Parte Jarvis 14269091 - (D) HOFFMANN 102/103 CROSE LAW LLC HOOK, JAMES F

Friday, June 10, 2016

schreiber, griffin

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Muthu-Manivannan et al 12031990 - (D) MOORE 103 41.50 101 TREGO, HINES & LADENHEIM, PLLC MIRZA, ADNAN M

2481 Ex Parte Minagawa et al 13022800 - (D) Per Curiam 103 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS IN CORPORA TED BELAI, NAOD W

2482 Ex Parte Raveendran et al 11527305 - (D) DIXON 102/103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED KIM, HEE-YONG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte YAMASHIRO et al 12189319 - (D) ENGELS 103 Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP O'TOOLE, COLLEEN J

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Alcorn et al 12847589 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C. GURSKI, AMANDA KAREN

3657 Ex Parte Lowe et al 12174320 - (D) PESLAK 102/103 BrooksGroup AUNG, SANM

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Hentschel et al 12984330 - (D) CAPP 103 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN P,C FRISTOE JR, JOHN K

3778 Ex Parte Seiver et al 12812545 - (D) CALVE 102/103 PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS HAN, MARK K

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2641 Ex Parte Buchhop et al 11419653 - (D) KHAN 103 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD VU, MICHAEL T

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3741 Ex Parte Suciu et al 13116116 - (D) CALVE 103 103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY KIM, CRAIG SANG

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Chaudry et al 13160009 - (D) McCOLLUM 103 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc, WESTERBERG, NISSA M

"It is well settled that the recitation of a new intended use for an old product does not make a claim to that old product patentable." In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1477 (Fed. Cir. 1997). We conclude that this is true whether an intended use recitation is recited in the preamble or, as in the present case, in a wherein clause. See Griffin v. Bertina, 283 F.3d 1029, 1034 (Fed. Cir. 2002).

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

Griffin v. Bertina, 283 F.3d 1029, 62 USPQ2d 1431 (Fed. Cir. 2002) 2103 2111.04

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Ito et al 13145348 - (D) KENNEDY 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, LLP, BURKHART, ELIZABETH A

1722 Ex Parte Cheng et al 13190226 - (D) OWENS 112(2)/112(4) SCULLY, SCOTT, MURPHY & PRESSER, P,C HAMILTON, CYNTHIA

1764 Ex Parte FURUTA et al 12212716 - (D) KENNEDY 103 OBLON, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTADT, LLP, REDDY, KARUNA P

1778 Ex Parte Olson et al 12572487 - (D) REN 103 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY KURTZ, BENJAMIN M

1797 Ex Parte Egle et al 12580203 - (D) GARRIS 112(2) 103 SCHLEE IP INTERNATIONAL P.C. ADAMS, MICHELLE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2123 Ex Parte Onchuck 12902313 - (D) KHAN 102/103 KINNEY & LANGE, P.A. SILVER, DAVID

2126 Ex Parte Ruggieri et al 12214961 - (D) PER CURIAM 102/103 LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP KASENGE, CHARLES R

2173 Ex Parte T S et al 12955667 - (D) PINKERTON 102/103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P,C (SAP) HOPE, DARRIN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2442 Ex Parte Adelman et al 11866989 - (D) JIVANI 103 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC 1 NGUYEN, ANGELA

2442 Ex Parte Adelman et al 11306612 - (D) JIVANI 103 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC NGUYEN, ANGELA

2492 Ex Parte Kraft et al 12041805 - (D) SMITH 112(2) 102/103 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd, (Frankfurt office) DAVIS, ZACHARY A

2497 Ex Parte Puttaswamy Naga et al 13469176 - (D) WHITEHEAD JR. 103 Tong, Rea, Bentley & Kim, LLC ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. SONG, HEEK

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2648 Ex Parte Sarkar 12244629 - (D) MOORE 103 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED TSVEY, GENNADIY

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2836 Ex Parte WERNER et al 13288570 - (D) SMITH 103 NXP B.V. MAI, TIEN HUNG

2899 Ex Parte Yu et al 12701104 - (D) PER CURIAM 112(1)/112(2) 102/103 Haynes and Boone, LLP LEE, JAE

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3621 Ex Parte LIU 13532552 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103/double patenting SoCAL IP LAW GROUP LLP REAGAN, JAMES A

3669 Ex Parte Tang 12959305 - (D) ASTORINO 102/103 Intellectual Property Investment Law Group KHATIB, RAMI

3673 Ex Parte Farley 12879969 - (D) HORNER 112(1) 103 P ANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP POLITO, NICHOLAS F

3674 Ex Parte Pope et al 12532682 - (D) MURPHY 102/103 CHALKER FLORES, LLP LOIKITH, CATHERINE A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3762 Ex Parte BALL et al 13462931 - (D) STEPINA 103 Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP LEVICKY, WILLIAM J

REHEARING

GRANTED
Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 Ex Parte ROGERS et al 12404581 - (D) SCHOPPER 103 41.50 103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 MASHRUWALA, NIKHIL P

Friday, February 26, 2016

burr, schreiber, hallman

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2155 Ex Parte LYON 12951247 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Reed Smith LLP HWA, SHYUE JIUNN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2495 Ex Parte Kisielewicz 13020547 - (D) KAISER 103 Hewlett Packard Enterprise SHOLEMAN, ABU S

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2854 Ex Parte Ahler et al 11744946 - (D) DIXON 103 DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP SIMMONS, JENNIFER E

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Nigmann et al 11349194 - (D) FETTING 112(2)/103 ARENT FOX LLP RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3648 Ex Parte Durgin 12505916 - (D) ASTORINO 103 Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC BRAINARD, TIMOTHY A

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3754 Ex Parte Zhadanov et al 13785043 - (D) HUTCHINGS 103 HENRY M FEIEREISEN, LLC LE, HUYEN D

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1656 Ex Parte Dassler et al 11859616 - (D) ADAMS 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. STEADMAN, DAVID J

1674 Ex Parte Reich et al 11615554 - (D) SMITH 103 PEPPER HAMILTON LLP SCHNIZER, RICHARD A

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1763 Ex Parte CHAKRAVARTI et al 12345314 - (D) McKELVEY 102/103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP - SABIC (CPP) CAI, WENWEN

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte Banerjee et al 13189063 - (D) Per curiam 103 STREETS & STEELE - IBM CORPORATION (ROC) OWYANG, MICHELLE N

2196 Ex Parte West et al 12251108 - (D) FRAHM 103 VMWARE, INC. DARRYL SMITH SWIFT, CHARLES M

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2447 Ex Parte Ding et al 13194875 - (D) KINDER 103 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. ALRIYASHI, ABDULKADER MOHAMED

2476 Ex Parte Liu 12852793 - (D) KHAN 103 BANNER & WITCOFF , LTD SLOMS, NICHOLAS

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2643 Ex Parte BACHMANN et al 13543615 - (D) THOMAS 103 Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC NEALON, WILLIAM

2651 Ex Parte Bourgoin 13057246 - (D) GALLIGAN 103 Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. BLAIR, KILE O

2674 Ex Parte Lehotsky et al 12103037 - (D) KHAN 103 EPSON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INC RUST, ERIC A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2837 Ex Parte Hammel et al 12376116 - (D) TIMM 102/103 41.50 102/103 KENYON & KENYON LLP CARRASQUILLO, JORGE L

Claim 10 is directed to a driver, a machine or apparatus. As correctly pointed out by the Examiner, "the manner in which a device is intended to be employed does not differentiate the claimed apparatus from prior art apparatus satisfying the claimed structural limitations," and "apparatus claims must be structurally distinguishable from the prior art." Ans. 3. This is because "[a] machine is a concrete thing, consisting of parts, or of certain devices and combination of devices." See Burr v. Duryee, 68 U.S. 531, 570 (1863) (defining "machine"). Because an apparatus is a structure, the apparatus must be distinguished from the prior art on the basis of structure, and where there is reason to believe that the structure of the prior art is inherently capable of performing the claimed function, the burden shifts to the applicant to show that the claimed f├╝nction patentably distinguishes the claimed structure from the prior art structure. See In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997); In re Hallman, 655 F.2d 212, 215 (CCPA 1981).

Burr v. Duryee, 68 U.S. (1 Wall.) 531, 17 L. Ed. 650 (1863) 2106

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3626 Ex Parte Thieret 11129123 - (D) McNEILL 103 ARENT FOX LLP RAPILLO, KRISTINE K

3651 Ex Parte Handfield et al 12955805 - (D) HOSKINS 102/103 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP WAGGONER, TIMOTHY R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3753 Ex Parte Wulbrandt 12531656 - (D) BAHR 103 Cozen O'Connor DO, HAILEY KYUNG AE

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1634 BECKMAN COULTER, INC. Requester and Appellant v. GENEOHM SCIENCES CANADA, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent Ex Parte 7838221 et al 11/248,438 95002216 - (D) LEBOVITZ 112(1)/112(2)/102/103 Becton, Dickinson and Company (Knobbe Martens) Third Party Requester: KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP TURNER, SHARON L original POHNERT, STEVEN C

3508 ANTEC, INC. Requester v. STREAK PRODUCTS, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 7133293 et al 95001319 - (D) ROBERTSON 103 GREENBERG TRAURIG (NY) THIRD-PARTY REQUESTER: STEVEN LAW GROUP DOERRLER, WILLIAM CHARLES original NOT, DEFINED

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3749 MYTEE PRODUCTS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of HARRIS RESEARCH, INC. Patent Owner and Appellant Ex Parte 6266892 et al 09/617,376 95001235 - (D) McCARTHY 102 Kunzler Law Group Third Party Requester: THEMIS LAW CLARKE, SARA SACHIE original WILSON, PAMELA ANNE

Thursday, September 17, 2015

schreiber

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1735 Ex Parte Weitao et al 12697585 - (D) KENNEDY 103 CANTOR COLBURN LLP WARTALOWICZ, PAUL A

1799 Ex Parte Busch et al 12531317 - (D) DERRICK 103 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (WM) YOO, REGINA M

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2175 Ex Parte Bawa 12193243 - (D) EVANS 102/103 MARKS & CLERK TRAN, MYLINH T

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2488 Ex Parte Pandit et al 12450694 - (D) SHIANG 103 THOMSON Licensing LLC AYNALEM, NATHNAEL B

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1643 Ex Parte Sampson et al 12092180 - (D) FREDMAN 103 103 BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. DUFFY, BRADLEY

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Khuray et al 12614643 - (D) STAICOVICI 103 112(2)/102/103 Law Offices of John D. Gugliotta, P.E. Esq., LPA ALEMAN, SARAH WEBB

“A patent applicant is free to recite features of an apparatus either structurally or functionally . . . Yet, choosing to define an element functionally, i.e., by what it does, carries with it a risk.” In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (internal citation omitted). ...

See Schreiber at 1477-78 (once the Examiner finds that the prior art structure would be capable of performing all of the functions claimed, the burden shifts to the applicant to show this this is not the case.).


Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1723 Ex Parte Enyedy et al 13562671 - (D) KENNEDY 102 HAHN LOESER / LINCOLN D'ANIELLO, NICHOLAS P

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Pyhalammi et al 11753786 - (D) PYONIN 103 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. PITARO, RYAN F

2178 Ex Parte DeHaan 12014231 - (D) STRAUSS 103 SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Cerner Corporation) ROBINSON, MARSHON L

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2479 Ex Parte WIJAYANATHAN et al 12391597 - (D) PYONIN 103 CONLEY ROSE, P.C. RIVAS, SALVADOR E

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

hewlett-packard, schreiber

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REVERSED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1637 Ex Parte Moser et al 12425088 - (D) ADAMS 103 Parker Highlander PLLC Luminex Corporation MUMMERT, STEPHANIE KANE

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Hopwood et al 12875276 - (D) ENGELS 103 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Adobe Systems Incorporated) FLEURANTIN, JEAN B

2184 Ex Parte Hu 13315763 - (D) PINKERTON 102 MURPHY, BILAK & HOMILLER/LANTIQ DEUTSCHLAND GMBH BORROMEO, JUANITO C

2184 Ex Parte Wilson et al 12841761 - (D) HOFF 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY PEYTON, TAMMARA R

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2168 Ex Parte FRIEDLANDER et al 12572003 - (D) PINKERTON 103 103 Law Office of Jim Boice OWYANG, MICHELLE N

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1632 Ex Parte Yoo et al 11279671 - (D) MILLS 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC PARAS JR, PETER

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Gupta et al 11935439 - (D) KAISER 103 REISING ETHINGTON P.C. General Motors Corporation YANG, JIE

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2441 Ex Parte Huysegems et al 12619281 - (D) LENTIVECH 103 FAY SHARPE/LUCENT DUONG, OANH

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3772 Ex Parte Biddinger et al 12660650 - (D) WIEKER 112(1)/112(2)/103 MCKELLAR IP LAW, PLLC HICKS, VICTORIA J

“[A]pparatus claims cover what a device is, not what a device does.” Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Bausch & Lomb Inc., 909 F.2d 1464, 1468 (Fed. Cir. 1990). If a prior art structure is capable of performing a claimed intended use, then it meets the claim. See, e.g., In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1477 (Fed. Cir. 1997).

Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Bausch & Lomb Inc., 909 F.2d 1464, 15 USPQ2d 1525 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2114

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

REHEARING

DENIED
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3689 Ex Parte Villena et al 10536692 - (R) McSHANE 101/102/103 Northern Virginia Law and Technology Services, LLC RUHL, DENNIS WILLIAM

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

schreiber, giannelli

custom search

REVERSED 
Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3675 Ex Parte Berger 11804303 - (D) STEPINA 103 ABELMAN, FRAYNE & SCHWAB LUGO, CARLOS

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3737 Ex Parte Henry 11594415 - (D) LaVIER 103 BRINKS GILSON & LIONE HUNTLEY, DANIEL CARROLL

Although claims directed to an apparatus must be distinguished from the prior art in terms of structure rather than function, to satisfy the functional limitations in an apparatus claim, the prior art apparatus must be capable of performing the claimed function. See In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1478 (Fed. Cir. 1997). In addition, the mere capability of performing the claimed function is not the complete inquiry; the Examiner should additionally determine whether it would have been obvious to modify the prior art system to arrive at the claimed system. See In re Giannelli, 739 F.3d 1375, 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2014). As “[p]hysical capability alone does not render obvious that which is contraindicated,” id., the Examiner’s assessment that Moehring is “capable of” the functions recited in claim 1, (Ans. 11), is insufficient in view of our conclusion that Moehring teaches away from those very functions.

Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

3771 Ex Parte Burbank et al 12396358 - (D) REIMERS 103 CROCKETT & CROCKETT, P.C. LOUIS, LATOYA M

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2163 Ex Parte COPPOLA et al 12204193 - (D) SHAW 102/103 IBM CORPORATION HWA, SHYUE JIUNN

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2424 Ex Parte Sridhar et al 12061525 - (D) JURGOVAN 103 CAPITOL PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW FIRM, PLLC BROWN, RUEBEN M

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2829 Ex Parte Egitto et al 11976629 - (D) TIMM 103 HINMAN, HOWARD & KATTELL, LLP ARROYO, TERESA M

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3635 Ex Parte Berridge 11978883 - (D) REIMERS 103 LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTOPHER L. MAKAY ADAMOS, THEODORE V

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

schreiber, kloster, baxter travenol, continental can, therasense

custom search

REVERSED 
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2184 Ex Parte MacInnis et al 10763087 - (D) SHAW 103 Foley & Lardner LLP/ Broadcom Corporation HASSAN, AURANGZEB

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2439 Ex Parte Munsell et al 11828601 - (D) MacDONALD 102/103 THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. TOLENTINO, RODERICK

2453 Ex Parte Miller 11865981 - (D) MOORE 102/103 IBM (ROC-BKLS) c/o Biggers Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP GEORGANDELLIS, ANDREW C

“To anticipate a claim, a prior art reference must disclose every limitation of the claimed invention, either explicitly or inherently.” In re Schreiber, 128 F.3d 1473, 1477 (Fed. Cir. 1997). “[A]bsence from the reference of any claimed element negates anticipation.” Kloster Speedsteel AB v. Crucible, Inc., 793 F.2d 1565, 1571 (Fed. Cir. 1986). Because the Examiner’s rejection is based on anticipation under 35 U.S.C. § 102—and not obviousness under 35 U.S.C. § 103—the Examiner may only use extrinsic evidence for the limited purpose of explaining what is inherent in the MPI-2 reference. See, e.g., In re Baxter Travenol Labs., 952 F.2d 388, 390 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (“Extrinsic evidence may be considered when it is used to explain, but not to expand, the meaning of a reference [relied upon to show anticipation].”) (emphasis added). ...

Where a “reference is silent about the asserted inherent characteristic, such gap in the reference may be filled with recourse to extrinsic evidence,” but “such evidence must make clear that the missing descriptive matter is necessarily present in the thing described in the reference, and that it would be so recognized by persons of ordinary skill . . . .” Continental Can Co. USA, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 948 F.2d 1264, 1268 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (citations omitted, emphasis added).


Schreiber, In re, 128 F.3d 1473, 44 USPQ2d 1429 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 2111.02 2112 2114

Baxter Travenol Labs., In re, 952 F.2d 388, 21 USPQ2d 1281 (Fed. Cir. 1991) 2131.01 2145

Continental Can Co. v. Monsanto Co., 948 F.2d 1264, 20 USPQ2d 1746 (Fed. Cir. 1991) 2131.01

2476 Ex Parte Elston et al 11929995 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - MD 3601 SLOMS, NICHOLAS

“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.” Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 593 F.3d 1325, 1332 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (citing Cont'l Can Co. USA, Inc. v. Monsanto Co., 948 F.2d 1264, 1269 (Fed. Cir. 1991)).

Continental Can Co. v. Monsanto Co., 948 F.2d 1264, 20 USPQ2d 1746 (Fed. Cir. 1991) 2131.01

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3769 Ex Parte Tice 11172106 - (D) WIEKER 103 HONEYWELL/HUSCH SORIANO, BOBBY GILES

3788 Ex Parte Roberts 11601292 - (D) CALVE 103 Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC GRANO, ERNESTO ARTURIO

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2842 Ex Parte Gomm et al 11367914 - (D) DELMENDO 103 103 TRASK BRITT, P.C./ MICRON TECHNOLOGY O TOOLE, COLLEEN J

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Garzaniti et al 12178759 - (D) HOELTER 103 102/103 TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION KRAMER, DEVON C

AFFIRMED 
Tech Center 1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1644 Ex Parte Watanabe et al 10568761 - (D) ADAMS 102/103 SUGHRUE MION, PLLC HADDAD, MAHER M

Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Harris 12481670 - (D) HASTINGS 103 DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC KASHNIKOW, ERIK

1785 Ex Parte Tran et al 11103827 - (D) PER CURIAM 103 HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HIGGINS, GERARD T

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2618 Ex Parte Andreasson 12167761 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. AMIN, JWALANT B

2689 Ex Parte Shaffer et al 11460456 - (D) DIXON 103 BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL JIANG, YONG HANG

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2864 Ex Parte Tomlinson et al 12472650 - (D) HASTINGS 103 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY HWANG, TIMOTHY

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3654 Ex Parte Clute et al 11713945 - (D) KINDER 112(2) 103 BGL/Autoliv ASP MANSEN, MICHAEL R

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3723 Ex Parte Storkel et al 10535436 - (D) GUIJT 102 THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY CHIN, RANDALL E

3738 Ex Parte Dugan et al 11325973 - (D) ADAMS 103 SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS (US) LLP STEWART, JASON-DENNIS NEILKEN

3745 Ex Parte Brown et al 12122869 - (D) STEPINA 102/103 CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS/PRATT & WHITNEY EDGAR, RICHARD A