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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

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REVERSED
Tech Center 2600 Communications
2674 Ex Parte Talbert 12484765 - (D) BEAMER 102/103 FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP XEROX CORPORATION DEMETER, HILINA K

Should there be further prosecution of this application (including any review for allowance), the Examiner may wish to review the claims for compliance under 35 U.S.C. 101 in light of the recently issued preliminary examination instructions on patent eligible subject matter.  See 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility, published on Dec. 16, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 74618); July 2015 Update on Subject Matter Eligibility, published on July 30, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 45429).

Friday, October 5, 2012

Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

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REVERSED
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

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
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

AFFIRMED
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.)

New Interim Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Instructuons

Patentable subject matter

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

Thursday, March 18, 2010

REVERSED 
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
Ex Parte Boyd et al COLAIANNI 102(e)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY 

Ex Parte Kasperchik et al COLAIANNI 102(e)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY 

Ex Parte Klotz ROBERTSON 102(b)/103(a) Henry M. Feiereisen, LLC 

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security 
Ex Parte Motoyama et al SAADAT 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. 

2600 Communications 
Ex Parte Sarkkinen et al NAPPI 102(e) DITTHAVONG MORI & STEINER, P.C. 

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review 
Ex Parte Mileti et al McCARTHY 103(a) PRICE, HENNEVELD, COOPER, DEWITT & LITTON, LLP 

Ex Parte Peyrelevade et al LORIN 102(b)/103(a)/101 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP 

See U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Subject Matter Eligibility of Computer Readable Media, Jan. 26, 2010, available at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2010/week08/TOC.htm#ref2

AFFIRMED-IN-PART 
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
Ex Parte Delantar COLAIANNI 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 

Ex Parte Gudas et al ROBERTSON 103(a) WRIGLEY & DREYFUS 28455 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE 

Ex Parte Menovcik et al OWENS 102(b)/103(a) Harness, Dickey and Pierce, P.L.C. 

2600 Communications 
Ex Parte Fenrich et al HAHN 112(2)/103(a) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN, L.L.P. 

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Breed SONG 102(b)/103(a) BRIAN ROFFE, ESQ Particular embodiments appearing in the written description must not be read into the claim if the claim language is broader than the embodiment. See Superguide Corp. v. DirecTV Enter., Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 875 (Fed. Cir. 2004). 

Superguide Corp. v. Direct TV Enterprises, Inc., 358 F.3d 870, 69 USPQ2d 1865 (Fed. Cir. 2004) . . . . . . . 2111.01 

Ex Parte Simon LORIN 102(e)/103(a) CROWELL & MORING LLP