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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 USC § 101

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2616 Ex Parte Heinkel et al 11551429 - (D) SHIANG 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. GOOD JOHNSON, MOTILEWA

We note Appellants are not precluded from amending the claims to overcome the rejection. Relevant guidance is in the 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 & Trademark 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 (noting that while “non-transitory” is a viable option for overcoming the presumption that the media encompass signals or carrier waves, merely indicating that such media are “physical” or “tangible” will not overcome such presumption). See id. at 14.

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2435 Ex Parte Anbalagan et al 11558024 - (D) STEPHENS 102/103 IBM CORPORATION (MH) c/o MITCH HARRIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, L.L.C. BEHESHTI SHIRAZI, SAYED ARESH

2462 Ex Parte Xu et al 12195114 - (D) McKEOWN 103 Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & G (Apple) DUONG, CHRISTINE T

2495 Ex Parte Greenwald et al 11592726 - (D) THOMAS 101/103 Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP LEWIS, LISA C

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