Patent decision

BL number
Concerning rights in
GB1622135.0 and GB2100545.9
Hearing Officer
Mr S Brown
Decision date
4 June 2021
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Imagination Technologies Limited
Provisions discussed
PA 1977 Section 1(2)
Excluded fields (allowed)
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Both applications relate to systems that receive streams of data values and determine the median values of this data. The Hearing Officer applied the Aerotel/Macrossan test and decided that the contributions were made by fixed function circuitry. As such, they were not programmes for a computer. He also considered Gales Application and decided that the contributions were also not mathematical methods, as such. Both applications were remitted to the examiner for further processing.

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