Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al
Declaration of DEOK KEUN Matthew Ahn IN SUPPORT OF 461 APPLES OPENING CLAIM CONSTRUCTION BRIEF PURSUANT TO PATENT L.R. 4-5 filed by Apple Inc.(a California corporation). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B Part 1, # 3 Exhibit B Part 2, # 4 Exhibit C Part 1, # 5 Exhibit C Part 2, # 6 Exhibit D Part 1, # 7 Exhibit D Part 2, # 8 Exhibit D Part 3, # 9 Exhibit D Part 4, # 10 Exhibit E Part 1, # 11 Exhibit E Part 2, # 12 Exhibit F, # 13 Exhibit G, # 14 Exhibit H, # 15 Exhibit I, # 16 Exhibit J, # 17 Exhibit K, # 18 Exhibit L, # 19 Exhibit M Part 1, # 20 Exhibit M Part 2, # 21 Exhibit N, # 22 Exhibit O, # 23 Exhibit P, # 24 Exhibit Q)(Jacobs, Michael) (Filed on 12/8/2011) Modified on 12/9/2011 linking entry to document #461 (dhm, COURT STAFF).
Response under 37 CFR 1.116 - Expedited Procedure
Examining Group 2773
JUL 0 3 2DW
IN THE UNITED STATES PATmN 1 AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
In re Application of:
Steven W. Christensen
Dela Torre, C.
March 20, 1997
For: METHOD AND APPARATUS
FOR DISPLAYING AW)
ACCESSING CONTROL AND
STATUS INFORM^TION IN A
RESPONSE TO FINAL OFFICE ACTION
Washington, D.C. 20231
In response to the Final Office Action mailed January 28, 2000, Applicant
respectfully requests the Examiner to consider the following remarks:
Applicant respectfully requests reconsideration of this application as
amended. Claims 1-31
.,in in the application. No claims have been amended.
No claims have been canceled.
The Examiner rejected Claims 1-25 under 35 U.S.C. §103(a) as being
unpatentable over Cohausz, in view of Takagi, et al., and further in view of
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Hansen, et al. Applicant respecifully submits that the present invention as
claimed is not anticipated by the above-referenced combination. Specifically, the
present invention sets forth displaying status information through a window in
which the individual programming modules are associated with different
programs to provide status and/or control functions. Each of the program
modules is associated with the different individual display areas in the window.
The Examiner admits that Cohausz does not disclose such programming
modules. The programming modules are utilized to overcome the problem
having a single program that must be located and entered before execution (of
the program to obtain the specific control or status information) as well as having
everything done by a single program, requires a greater amount of time and
maybe unduly long. Thus, the use of the individual programming modules
provides a less obtrusive way to access system control and status programming.
The Examiner asserts that Takagi as teaching such individual
progr-------°--g modules. Applicant disagrees with the assertion and believes
there is nothing iri Takagi that indicates that there are individual programming
modules and the Applicant contends that the document filing apparatus is a
single application. The fact that Takagi displays function keys and a function
area does not change this fact. Importantly, Takagi is not directed to the problem
that the use of the individual progr------- --g modules for which the present
invention as claimed is directed. In Takaj, with status and control functions still
require locating a single program for execution and the time to obtain any
individual function of that single program may be long. Using the individual
progr-------:--g modules set forth and claimed in the present invention avoids this
Furthermore, the present invention as claimed includes having a window
region with its independent display areas in a window that appears on top of
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application window programs that may be generated. Therefore, by implication,
those window areas that are generated after the generation of the window layer
will still not appear on top of the control/status window in the present invention
as claimed when they are active. This allows the user to have an unobstructed
view of the system/controller area regardless of the window that's selected as
being active (even when the windows overlap each other). Thus, the window
may be always visible to the user. The Examiner believes that this is clearly
shown in H-------- specifically referring to the dashboard interface. However,
Hang only allows the user an unobstructed view of the system if a button is
selected (col. 4, lines 45-51). Thus, Applicant believes that one familiar with the
art would not look to Hansen to arrive at the present invention because the
present invention is directed at using individual programming modules that
generate displays that are always visible on a top layer. It appears to Applicant
that the Examiner is simply using impermissible hindsight to piece together parts
of different patent in an attempt to reject the claims. Applicant respectfully
submits that in view of the above, the p.- , t invention as claimed is not obvious
in view of Cohausz, Takaii and Hansen.
The Ex....-L = r also rejected claims 26-31 under 35 U.S.C. §103(a) as being
unpatentable over Takaii in view of Hansen. Applicant respectfully submits
that for the same reasons given above with respect to Tak
i and Hansen. the
present invention as claimed is not obvious in view of the cited references.
Accordingly, Applicant respectfully submits that the rejections under 35
U.S.C. §103(a) have been overcome by the amendments and the remarks and
withdrawal of these rejections is respectfully requested. Applicant submits that
Claims 1-31 are in condition for allowance and such action is earnestly solicited.
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Dated: Inne 28. 2000
Michael J. Mallie
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