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  • Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.


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  • In contrast, Article II of the Constitution provides that appointment of “inferior officers” such as BPAI judges may only be delegated as far as a “Head of Department.”

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  • In addition, the Patent Reform Act would revise the current patent application appeal process by renaming the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences ( "BPAI") to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ( "PTAB") and replacing interference proceedings with derivation proceedings.

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  • To view the complete listing of 2009 Bilski decisions at the BPAI, click here link

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  • BPAI: while the storage of information in independent claim 1 could arguably be done as a mental process, the recitation of a structured relationship between multiple stores that requires “path information” inherently implies that this information must be stored on a computer or database.

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  • BPAI: We note a receiver/decoder unit having a local storage unit is mentioned in the preamble, which storage unit is embodied in the first step of storing the encrypted content.

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  • BPAI: The steps of claims 14 and 24 are performed by a master device or a bondable/bonded slave device.

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  • BPAI: The Specification indicates that computer-executable instructions in the form of logic or computer code are stored on one or more computer readable media, such as ROM 106 and/or as firmware 110.

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  • Nevertheless, the BPAI found reason to reverse the examiner and find the claims recited patentable subject matter.

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  • The 92% rate is remarkable, given the fact that, as recently as 2005, the BPAI did not uphold a single rejection based on patentable subject matter.

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  • Thus, section 101 rejections currently have a 92% rate of being at least partly affirmed at the BPAI in 2009.

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