Friday, October 5, 2012

Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

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Tech Center 1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1713 Ex Parte Koyata et al 11688041 - (D) McKELVEY 103 37 CFR 41.50(b) 103 GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C. DEO, DUY VU NGUYEN

Tech Center 3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3685 Ex Parte Septon 10899975 - (D) KIM 103 103 Gregory W. Osterloth Holland & Hart, LLP AGWUMEZIE, CHARLES C

Tech Center 2400 Networking, Multiplexing, Cable, and Security
2427 Ex Parte Deitsch et al 11552700 - (D) COURTENAY 103 NBCUniversal Media, LLC c/o Fletcher Yoder, P.C. TELAN, MICHAEL R

Cf. Functional descriptive material consists of data structures and computer programs which impart functionality when employed as a computer component. See Interim Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications for Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (“Guidelines”), 1300 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 142 (November 22, 2005), especially pages 151-152. (The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure includes substantively the same guidance. See MPEP, 8th edition (revised Aug. 2012), § 2106.01.)

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Tech Center 3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Saadat et al 10898683 - (D) FREDMAN 103 USGI Medical, Inc. NGUYEN, TUAN VAN

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