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Monday, December 23, 2013

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2171 Ex Parte Bump et al 11244860 - (D) SHIANG 102/103 37 C.F.R.  § 41.50(b) 101 INVENSYS SYSTEMS, INC. , IP DEPARTMENT ALVESTEFFER, STEPHEN D

Because under Mewherter, the broadest reasonable interpretation of the term computer-readable medium encompasses signals per se, claims 15-20 and 23 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. 101 as covering non-statutory subject matter.

We note that Appellants are not preculded from amending the claims to overcome the rejection.  Relevant guidance is in U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Subject Matter Eligibility of Computer Readable Media, 1351 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 212 (Feb. 23, 2010) (A claim drawn to such a computer readable medium that covers both transitory and non-transitory embodiments may be amended to narrow the claim to cover only statutory embodiments to avoid a rejection under 35 U.S.C. 101 by adding the limitation non-transitory to the claim.); U.S. Patent & Trademank Office, Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 USC 101 (August 2012 Update) (pp. 11-14), available at http://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/exam/101_training_aug2012.pdf (nothing that while non-transitory is a viable option for overcoming the presumption that the media encompasses signals or carrier waves, merely indicating that such media are physical or tangible will not overcome such presumption)/  See. id. at 14.

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2491 Ex Parte Ratakonda et al 11480351 - (D) NAPPI 103 RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP COLLINS, JOSHUA L

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2859 Ex Parte Takatsuji et al 11769425 - (D) KIMLIN 103 ALLEMAN HALL MCCOY RUSSELL & TUTTLE LLP BOATENG, ALEXIS ASIEDUA

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte McCanne et al 10618369 - (D) RUGGIERO 102 101 HICKMAN PALERMO TRUONG BECKER BINGHAM WONG/Yahoo! CLOUD, JOIYA M

2455 Ex Parte O’SULLIVAN et al 11934849 - (D) BAHR 102 101/103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O'KEEFE, LLP ASHRAF, WASEEM

2478 Ex Parte Hind et al 11948370 - (D) STEPHENS 103 101 Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC KHAJURIA, SHRIPAL K

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1791 Ex Parte Sekikawa et al 12447976 - (D) 103 CURATOLO SIDOTI CO., LPA DUBOIS, PHILIP A

1791 Ex Parte Sosebee 11823423 - (D) KIMLIN 112(1)/112(2)/103 AMIN TALATI, LLC WATTS, JENNA A

1791 Ex Parte Haedelt et al 11913025 - (D) KIMLIN 103 K&L Gates LLP BEKKER, KELLY JO

Tech Center 2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2159 Ex Parte Curtis 11961679 - (D) STEPHENS 103 Concert Technology Corporation MAMILLAPALLI, PAVAN

2168 Ex Parte Kirk et al 11646610 - (D) WHITEHEAD, JR. 102/103 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. MENG, JAU SHYA

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2436 Ex Parte Jeong 11765721 - (D) KRIVAK 103 THE FARRELL LAW FIRM, P.C. HOANG, DANIEL L

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2644 Ex Parte Buris et al 11614230 - (D) DIXON 103 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. EDOUARD, PATRICK NESTOR

REEXAMINATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2629 UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS, INC. v. LOGITECH, INC. 95001760 7821504 12/797,686 HOFF 102/103 112(1)/112(2) GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP (CHI) RALIS, STEPHEN J original ABDULSELAM, ABBAS I

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