This section contains summaries of November 2019 decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) concerning 35 U.S.C. Section 101, which sets forth the four categories of patent-eligible subject matter: process, machines, manufactures, and compositions of matter.
November 2019 (Approximately 163 Section 101 Decisions were issued in November; 4 are summarized below)
Ex Parte McKinnon et al; 11/1/2019; TC 2800; Real party in interest, Climate Corporation. The claims recited a method for using computer systems to provide estimated temperature data to compensate for missing temperature measurement data. Section 101 rejections REVERSED.
Ex Parte Yang et al; 11/1/2019; TC 2800; Real party in interest, Eaton Corporation. The claimed invention related to systems for characterizing and identifying operating modes of electric loads. Section 101 rejections affirmed.
Ex Parte Abu El Ata; 11/1/2019; TC 3600. The claims were directed to a predictive deconstruction of dynamic complexity. The preamble of claim 1 recited a computer implement method of evaluating operation of an information system architecture. Section 101 rejections REVERSED.
Ex Parte Hyndman et al; 11/1/2019; TC 3600; Real party in interest, Avaya Inc. The claimed methods and systems related to virtual environments and more specifically to a method and system for providing advertisements within a three-dimensional virtual environment. Section 101 rejections affirmed.