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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2433 Ex Parte Kahl 10513652 - (D) RUGGIERO 103 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 MARTINE PENILLA GROUP, LLP TRAN, ELLEN C

We find that claims 1–8, 11, and 13–25 are directed to a mathematical algorithm for calculating the modular inverse of a value, i.e., an abstract idea. The Supreme Court has recently reaffirmed that fundamental concepts, by themselves, are ineligible abstract ideas. Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 573 U.S. ___, No. 13-298, slip op. 1 at 10 (June 19, 2014). We recognize that independent claims 1, 14, and 18 conclude with an intended use clause “used for a cryptographic application” that applies the mathematical calculation steps to a specific application. A claim may be patent eligible if it includes additional inventive features such that the claim scope does not solely capture the abstract idea. Alice Corp., 573 U.S. ___, slip op. at 6. A claim reciting an abstract idea, however, does not become eligible “merely by adding the words ‘apply it.’” Bancorp Servs., LLC v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Can. (U.S.), 687 F.3d 1266, 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

2442 Ex Parte Basham et al 12039496 - (D) McCARTNEY 103 IBM CORP. (WIP) c/o WALDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, P.C. AILES, BENJAMIN A

Tech Center 2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2853 Ex Parte Bastani et al 12253133 - (D) NAGUMO 102/103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 112(b)/112(f) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY HUFFMAN, JULIAN D

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2465 Ex Parte Wood 11609096 - (D) BOUDREAU 103 103 VERIZON ZHU, BO HUI ALVIN

AFFIRMED
Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1764 Ex Parte Ebata et al 12314154 - (D) DELMENDO 103/obviousness-type double patenting FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP KRYLOVA, IRINA

Tech Center 2600 Communications
2625 Ex Parte Kleine et al 11493932 - (D) McKEOWN 103 EDELL, SHAPIRO & FINNAN, LLC SCHNIREL, ANDREW B

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