The BPAI, soon to be PTAB, decides appeals on patent applications that have been rejected by an examiner at least twice. While the grounds for rejection range substantially, BPAI101 is devoted to organizing those decisions decided on the merits of §101 subject matter patent-eligibility.

Includes decisions dating back to June 28, 2010

BPAI Decisions

Outcome Decision Date Application Number
Ex parte RICHARD EDWARD CHATWIN, AYMAN OMAR FARAHAT, SCOTT CAMPBELL JOHNSTON, and MATTHEW MCEACHEN Claims 60-69 affirmed as rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 101 for failing to recite statutory subject matter 01/05/2012 11477194
Ex parte ROBERT C. MAYES Claims 20-35 affirmed as rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 101 for failing to recite statutory subject matter 01/04/2012 10295175
Ex parte DAVE FELLON Claims 1-5, 9-12, and 28-33 were reversed under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as directed to non-statutory subject matter 12/27/2011 11160846
Ex parte DAVE FELLON Claims 1-27 were reversed under 35 U.S.C. §101 as directed to non- statutory subject matter. 12/27/2011 11160847
Ex parte RAJESH VENKAT SUBBU, SRINIVAS BOLLAPRAGADA, PIERO PATRONE BONISSONE, KETE CHARLES CHALERMKRAIVUTH, NEIL HOLGER WHITE EKLUND, and NARESH SUNDARAM IYER Claims 27-36 affirmed as rejected under 35 U.S.C. §101 as being directed to non-statutory subject matter 12/20/2011 10781805
Ex parte J. AARON BLY, DAVID T. SPIELDENNER, AARON ROTH, PATRICK O’BRIEN, ANDREW F. SUHY JR., and BRENT PARENT Claims 1-20 were reversed and 21-23 were affirmed as rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 101 12/20/2011 9990911
Ex parte ALAN SCOTT HODES Claims 1, 13 and 14 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as a new rejection 12/20/2011 10788532
Ex parte SHYH-KWEI CHEN, KUN-LUNG WU, and PHILIP SHI-LUNG YU Claims 1-10 and 15-20 were affirmed under a new 101 rejection. Claims 11-14 were reversed as statutory. 12/19/2011 10671938
Ex parte ROBERT BARANOWSKI Claims 21-30 affirmed as rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as being directed to non-statutory subject matter 12/19/2011 10124175
Ex parte JOHN DE QUINCEY WALKER, SANGJUNE PARK, ERHONG LI, and SHARAD PRASAD Claim 1 affirmed as rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as being directed to non-statutory subject matter 12/18/2011 10264876
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