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PATENTCustomerNo.22,852AttorneyDocketNos.10314.0015and.0020
INTHEUNITEDSTATESPATENTANDTRADEMARKOFFICE
Inre
InterPartes
Reexaminationsof:)
)
MichaelFarmwaldetal.)AppealNo.2012-000169
)
U.S.PatentNo.6,314,051)ControlNos.:
951001,107;951001,132
)
Issued:November6,2001)GroupArtUnit:3992
)
For:MEMORYDEVICEHAVINGWRITE)Examiner:OvidioEscalanteLATENCY)CommissionerforPatentsP.O.Box1450Alexandria,VA22313-1450
PATENTOWNER'SREQUESTFORREHEARING
 
AttorneyDocketNos.10314.0015and.0020AppealNo.2012-000169ControlNos.
95/001,107
and
95/001,132
TABLEOFCONTENTS
I.
Introduction1
II.
ReasonsforRehearing1
A.
Claim27IsNotAnticipatedby
Bennett11.Bennett
DoesNotDisclosetheClaimedProgrammableRegister.1a.TheNumberofWaitLinesof
Bennett
IsNottheClaimedValue1b.TheBoardIgnoredtheSettledMeaningof"Representative"5
2.Bennett
DoesNotDisclosetheClaimedMemoryDevice6
3.Bennett
DoesNotDisclosetheClaimedPluralityofMemoryArrays10B.Claim43IsNotAnticipatedby
Bennett
llC.Claim43WouldNotHaveBeenObviousBasedon
Bennett15
D.Claim43IsNotObviousover
iAPXIn
Viewof
iRAM17
E.EvidenceofSecondaryConsiderationsDemonstratestheNon-ObviousnessoftheClaims20F.MicronDoesNotHaveStandingtoAddressIssuesRaisedbySamsung22
III.
Conclusion25
1
 
AttorneyDocketNos.10314.0015and.0020AppealNo.2012-000169ControlNos.
95/001,107
and
95/001,132
I.Introduction
Pursuantto37C.F.R.§§41.77(b)(2)and41.79,RambusInc.,theownerofU.S.PatentNo.6,314,051("the'051patent"),requestsrehearingoftheBoard'sdecisionofApril24,2012("Decision").TheBoardappearstohavemisapprehendedandoverlookedseveralargumentsandevidence.
1
ForthereasonssetforthbelowandinRambus'sappealbriefs,RambusrequeststhattheBoardreconsideritsreversaloftheExaminer'sdecisionnottomaintaintherejectionsofclaims27and43ofthe'051patent.
II.ReasonsforRehearingA.Claim27IsNotAnticipatedby
Bennett
IntheDecision,theBoardheldthattheExaminererredinnotmaintainingananticipationrejectionofclaim27over
Bennett.
Decisionat32-35.TheBoard,however,overlookedthetotalityoftheExaminer'sfindingsandmisapprehended
Bennett
andtheevidencethatRambuspresented.
1.
Bennett
DoesNotDisclosetheClaimedProgrammableRegister
TheBoardconcludedthat
Bennett
disclosed"aprogrammableregistertostoreavaluewhichisrepresentativeofanumberofclockcyclesoftheexternalclocksignaltotranspirebeforesamplingafirstportionofdata"asrecitedinclaim27.Decisionat32-35.But,inreachingthisconclusion,theBoardoverlookedevidenceandmisapprehended
Bennett.
a.TheNumberofWaitLinesof
Bennett
IsNottheClaimedValue
Rambusexplainedandpresentedevidencethat,in
Bennett,
thevalueofparameterVI,whichcorrespondstothenumberofwaitlines,doesnotdeterminethetimingofwhendataistransferred,asrequiredbyclaim27.Forexample,comparingFigures25b,35,and36,Rambusshowedthat
Bennett
teachesthatevenifthevalueofparameterVIiskeptthesame,thetimingofwhendataistransferredisnotthesame.TheBoardrejectedRambus'sargumentsfindingthat"[f]undamentally,asMicronargues,'theExaminererredwhencomparingthetimingoftwodifferentlyconfiguredembodiments.TherelevantinquiryisexamininghowchangingconfigurationparameterVI
withinaspecificembodiment
willchangethedelaybeforedatais
I
TheBoard'sdecisioncontainserrorsinadditiontothoseonwhichRambusseeksrehearinghere.RambusreservesitsrighttoraiseallerrorsinanyappealtotheFederalCircuitregardlessofwhethertheyareidentifiedhere.

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