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Monday, April 20, 2015

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2633 Ex Parte Bar-Ness et al 13110989 - (D) WINSOR 103 PANITCH SCHWARZE BELISARIO & NADEL LLP JOSEPH, JAISON

2692 Ex Parte Nakamura et al 11783063 - (D) HOMERE 103 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP MERKOULOVA, OLGA VLADIMIROVNA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2463 Ex Parte Raju et al 12127600 - (D) BARRETT 103 103 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. ANWAR, MOHAMMAD S

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1766 Ex Parte Mabey et al 12586472 - (D) DELMENDO 103 CHRISTOPHER JOHN RUDY BOYLE, KARA BRADY

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2117 Ex Parte Udell et al 12197892 - (D) SMITH 103 Mentor Graphics Corporation NGUYEN, STEVE N

2155 Ex Parte Moerchen et al 12072222 - (D) BEAMER 103 SIEMENS CORPORATION HERSHLEY, MARK E

2161 Ex Parte CHAUDHURI et al 12487434 - (D) KUMAR 102 Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. LU, CHARLES EDWARD

2164 Ex Parte Hyde et al 12218627 - (D) KIMBERLY J. McGRAW 102/103 Constellation Law Group, PLLC ADAMS, CHARLES D

We reject Appellants argument that the Examiner must demonstrate that the identical language of claim 75 appears in the cited reference in order for the reference to anticipate. See e.g., App. Br. 26. The test of whether a reference teaches a claim limitation is not whether the exact language of the
limitation is present in the reference. Rather, the relevant inquiry is whether the limitation is taught or suggested by the prior art when the claim is given its broadest reasonable interpretation in light of the specification. See e.g., In re Bond, 910 F.2d 831, 832–33 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (interpretation of references “is not an ‘ipsissimis verbis’ test); Akzo N. V. v. U.S. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 808 F.2d 1471, 1479 & n.11 (Fed. Cir. 1986); see also Standard Havens Prods., Inc. v. Gencor Indus., Inc., 953 F.2d 1360, 1369 (Fed. Cir. 1991)(“An anticipatory reference . . . need not duplicate word for word what is in the claims.”)

Bond, In re, 910 F.2d 831, 15 USPQ2d 1566 (Fed. Cir. 1990) 2131 2152.02(b) 2183 2184

Akzo N.V. v. International Trade Comm’n, 808 F.2d 1471, 1 USPQ2d 1241 (Fed. Cir. 1986) 2131.02

2166 Ex Parte LIPPINCOTT et al 12044775 - (D) GALLIGAN 101/103 41.50 103 WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. IBM CORP. (WIP) GMAHL, NAVNEET K

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2421 Ex Parte Card et al 12261662 - (D) SHIANG 102/103 Lowe Graham Jones PLLC MONTOYA, OSCHTA I

2424 Ex Parte Hill et al 11937901 - (D) COURTENAY 103 ROGITZ & ASSOCIATES TILAHUN, ALAZAR

2438 Ex Parte Shah et al 11566125 - (D) HOMERE 103 Oblon/Broadcom Corporation JEUDY, JOSNEL

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2659 Ex Parte BOO 11837244 - (D) THOMAS 102/103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. ARMSTRONG, ANGELA A

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Stripling et al 12648899 - (D) HOELTER 103 AT & T Legal Department - FKM GILLS, KURTIS

3624 Ex Parte Ritter et al 11735739 - (D) KIM 103 FISH & RICHARDSON, P.C. PRASAD, NANCY N

Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3746 Ex Parte Nakamura 12374725 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 BGL/Panasonic BAYOU, AMENE SETEGNE

3782 Ex Parte Harrelson 12474779 - (D) HOFFMANN 103 WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE, LLP ELKINS, GARY E

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex parte LAWRENCE B. LOCKWOOD Ex Parte 7010508 et al 08/418,772 90012671 - (D) COURTENAY 102/103 STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C. Third Part Requestor: Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner/Reexams REICHLE, KARIN M original CHUNG TRANS, XUONG MY

During reexamination before the USPTO, we decline to consider the prosecution history (as a court would in patent infringement litigation) for purposes of claim construction because reexamination is de novo examination without deference to the previous examination which determined patentability in the first instance. See 35 U.S.C. §305. Cf. with prosecution history estoppel which prevents a patentee from recapturing through the doctrine of equivalents the subject matter that the applicant
surrendered during prosecution. Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd., 535 U.S. 722, 734 (2002). Cf. also with the doctrine of prosecution disclaimer: “[W]here the patentee has unequivocally disavowed a certain meaning to obtain his patent, the doctrine of prosecution disclaimer attaches and narrows the ordinary meaning of the claim congruent with the scope of the surrender.” Omega Engineering, Inc., v. Raytek Corp., 334 F.3d 1314, 1324 (Fed. Cir. 2003). “Claims may not be construed one way in order to obtain their allowance and in a different way against accused infringers.” Southwall Technologies, Inc. v. Cardinal IG Co., 54 F.3d 1570, 1576 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (citation omitted). Thus, we find statements by both Owner and the Examiner that purport to give deference to the prosecution history for purposes of claim construction during reexamination are misplaced. See, e.g., App. Br. 14–15; Final Rejection 14. However, we note that prosecution history is considered by the USPTO for the purpose of determining attempted recapture of surrendered subject matter in reissue examinations. See, e.g., In re Clement, 131 F.3d 1464 (Fed. Cir. 1997).

Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 535 U.S. 722, 122 S.Ct. 1831, 62 USPQ2d 1705 (2002) 1302.14 2173.02

Clement, In re, 131 F.3d 1464, 45 USPQ2d 1161 (Fed. Cir. 1997) 1412.02

Friday, May 18, 2012

standard havens

REVERSED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry 
1636 Ex Parte Schiedner et al 11/370,243 WALSH 103(a) FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P. EXAMINER KETTER, JAMES S

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1782 Ex Parte Frandsen et al 10/503,093 DELMENDO 102(b)/103(a) James C Wray EXAMINER KASHNIKOW, ERIK

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Afrashteh et al 11/393,889 SMITH 103(a) SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION EXAMINER GELIN, JEAN ALLAND

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2882 Ex Parte Davis et al 11/260,070 DANG 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER NGUYEN, HUNG

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Hornig 11/441,318 MILLS 103(a) SIEMENS CORPORATION EXAMINER EASTWOOD, DAVID C

3734 Ex Parte Popadiuk et al 11/169,868 FREDMAN 103(a) PHILIP S. JOHNSON JOHNSON & JOHNSON EXAMINER DOWE, KATHERINE MARIE

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
2877 OK INTERNATIONAL INC. Requester and Respondent v. ERSA GmbH Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,028 6,580,501 09/866,400 COCKS 102(b)/103(a)/112(1)/112(2) MCGLEW & TUTTLE, PC EXAMINER GAGLIARDI, ALBERT J original PHAM, HOA Q

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Dettinger et al 09/999,022 JEFFERY 103(a) 103(a) IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER ALAM, SHAHID AL

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2833 Ex Parte Tiesler et al 10/710,897 POTHIER 103(a) 103(a) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. INTL. AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP EXAMINER FIGUEROA, FELIX O

AFFIRMED
1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1635 Ex Parte Manoharan et al 10/899,912 McCOLLUM 103(a) LeClairRyan (Alnylam - ALX) EXAMINER SHIN, DANA H

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Kautzman et al 11/064,567 HOMERE 103(a) MARTIN & ASSOCIATES, LLC EXAMINER DALEY, CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY

2175 Ex Parte Cohen et al 11/412,252 BLANKENSHIP 102(e)/103(a) GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON & CITKOWSKI, P.C EXAMINER VU, THANH T

“An anticipatory reference . . . need not duplicate word for word what is in the claims.” Standard Havens Prods., Inc., v. Gencor Indus., Inc., 953 F.2d 1360, 1369 (Fed. Cir. 1991).

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2472 Ex Parte Lappetelainen et al 10/968,248 KOHUT 102(e)/103(a) Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP LY, EXAMINER ANH VU H

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2895 Ex Parte Sterrett et al 10/925,775 SMITH 102(b)/103(a) TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. EXAMINER RICHARDS, NORMAN DREW
 
REHEARING
 
DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1783 Ex Parte Wennerb├Ąck et al 12/300,398 OWENS 103(a) SCA Hygiene Products AB c/o Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC EXAMINER VONCH, JEFFREY A

Friday, April 20, 2012

standard havens

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1615 Ex Parte Bracht et al 10/296,802 ADAMS 103(a) William F Lawrence Frommer Lawrence & Haug EXAMINER AHMED, HASAN SYED

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

2436 Ex Parte Choti et al 10/985,334 HAHN 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP EXAMINER REZA, MOHAMMAD W

2600 Communications

2617 Ex Parte Jones et al 10/779,261 WINSOR 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102(e)/103(a) SPRINT EXAMINER D AGOSTA, STEPHEN M

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

3643 Ex Parte Breuil et al 10/975,390 FRANKLIN 102(b)/103(a) GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. EXAMINER PARSLEY, DAVID J

3662 Ex Parte Chiayee et al 10/523,669 CALVE 102 Ratner/Prestia EXAMINER TO, TUAN C

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3762 Ex Parte Toy et al 10/836,117 FREDMAN 112(1) IPLM GROUP, P.A. EXAMINER HOLMES, REX R

3763 Ex Parte Chin et al 11/297,786 FRANKLIN 103(a) FAY KAPLUN & MARCIN, LLP EXAMINER STIGELL, THEODORE J


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2162 Ex Parte Vedula 11/307,366 DANG 103(a) 102(e) LAW FIRM OF NAREN THAPPETA C/o Landon-IP Inc. EXAMINER ALAM, SHAHID AL

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

2467 Ex Parte Hsu et al 10/308,687 DANG 103(a) 103(a) KIRTON AND MCCONKIE EXAMINER MAIS, MARK A

AFFIRMED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1618 Ex Parte Lyu et al 10/640,702 WALSH 112(1)/103(a) MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. EXAMINER ROGERS, JAMES WILLIAM

1618 Ex Parte Sparer et al 10/640,853 WALSH 102(e)/102(b)/103(a) EXAMINER ROGERS, JAMES WILLIAM

1618 Ex Parte Sparer et al 10/640,714 WALSH 102(e)/102(b)/103(a) MUETING, RAASCH & GEBHARDT, P.A. EXAMINER ROGERS, JAMES WILLIAM

2100 Computer Architecture and Software

2141 Ex Parte Gomes et al 10/676,634 DANG 103(a) Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel PC EXAMINER AUGUSTINE, NICHOLAS

2187 Ex Parte Cox et al 11/050,551 HOMERE obviousness-type double patenting/103(a) MUIRHEAD AND SATURNELLI, LLC EXAMINER RUTZ, JARED IAN

2192 Ex Parte Krasikov et al 10/684,552 DILLON 112(1)/101/103(a) LAW OFFICE OF IDO TUCHMAN (YOR) EXAMINER WEI, ZHENG

2600 Communications

2617 Ex Parte Spain 10/668,634 HAHN 103(a) DEMONT & BREYER, LLC EXAMINER SHEDRICK, CHARLES TERRELL

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components

2859 Ex Parte Williams 11/479,420 RUGGIERO 102(e)/103(a) Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens EXAMINER WILLIAMS, ARUN C

"An anticipatory reference . . . need not duplicate word for word what is in the claims." Standard Havens Prods. v. Gencor Indus., 953 F.2d 1360, 1369 (Fed. Cir. 1991).

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

3651 Ex Parte Ghezzi 10/514,987 HOELTER 103(a) COLEMAN SUDOL SAPONE, P.C. EXAMINER KUMAR, RAKESH