Monthly Archives: August 2018

IN RE: MAATITA, decided August 20, 2018, Enablement and Definiteness

Design Application 29/404,677 is directed to a tread for a shoe bottom.  The application has two figures showing a plan view of the shoe bottom (page 2).   The Examiner and board alleged that the design claims were not enabled and indefinite due to lack of other views to determine depth and contour (pages 3-6).  A […]

CORE WIRELESS LICENSING v. APPLE INC., decided August 16, 2018, infringement and interpretation

U.S. Patent Nos. 6,477,151 and 6,633,536 are directed to synchronization between a mobile phone and base station and a mobile receive that can detect unexpected control messages (page 2).  The 151 patent recites receiving “a timing advance value once” (pages 5-6).  This limitation is not receiving one and only one per multi-frame as the claim […]

BSG TECH LLC v BUYSEASONS, INC., decided August 15, 2018

U.S. Patent Nos. 6,035,294; 6,243,699; and 6,195,652 are directed to a self-evolving generic index for organizing information in a database.  Class (e.g., used), parameter (e.g., color), and value (e.g., red) are used to organize (page 2).  To overcome specificity in prior art approaches, users may add new parameters – self-evolving – based on usage notation […]

DIEBOLD NIXDORF, INC. v. ITC, decided August 15, 2018

U.S. Patent No. 8,523,235, directed to an ATM.  The claim term “cheque standby unit” is disclosed as holding a cheque for possible return to the user (page 3).  The specification discloses a “cheque temporary standby unit,” discloses the location, and discloses the function (pages 3-5).  The unit is noted as being formed by a path […]

ADVANTEK MFG., INC. v. SHANGHAI WALK-LONG TOOLS CO., decided Aug. 1, 2018 – Estoppel

U.S. Design Patent No. D715,006 is directed to a portable animal kennel without a roof.  The original application was restricted between drawings showing the kennel with a roof and drawings showing the kennel without the roof (pages 3-6).  The roofless drawings were elected (page 6).  The accused product is the kennel of the design with […]