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Ex parte Rodriguez

Case Number: CLB0235

Date: 10.01.2009

In a precedential decision, the B.P.A.I. interprets various software-related recitations, including “system configuration generator” and “system builder”, as means-plus-function limitations and rejects the claims as indefinite for failing to provide sufficient corresponding structure—in this case, algorithms—for implementing the recited functions.

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Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp.

Case Number: CLB0154

Date: 04.30.2007

Copies of software made from a master disk or from an electronically exported version were not themselves components of computers on which the copies were made, in such a way that would give rise to liability under 35 U.S.C. §271(f).

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Medical Instrumentation and Diagnostics Corp. v. Elekta AB

Case Number: CLB0034

Date: 09.22.2003

When interpreting a means-plus-function claim, corresponding structure in a patent specification does not include software where only hardware elements are shown and described in the specification and there is no clear indication that would lead one of ordinary skill in the art to understand that software could be used to perform the specific function set forth in the claim element.

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