Patent decision

BL number
Concerning rights in
Hearing Officer
Mr P Thorpe
Decision date
16 April 2020
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Motorola Solutions, Inc
Provisions discussed
Patents Act 1977 Section 1(20) (C)
Excluded fields (refused)
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The invention is concerned with assisting users, such as first responders by updating information in a timeline record of a public safety incident. More specifically the invention provides a method whereby in response to an oral query from the user information relating to a safety incident is retrieved and added to a timeline record of that incident. The hearing officer applying Aerotel found the invention excluded as both a program for a computer and a method of doing business. The application was refused.

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