Patent decision

BL number
Concerning rights in
GB0309205.3 GB0309206.1
Hearing Officer
Mr H Jones
Decision date
20 September 2006
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Micron Europe Limited
Provisions discussed
PA Act 1977 section 1(2)(c)
Excluded fields (allowed)
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The applications relate to the use of parallel processing in active memory applications. Following the CFPH approach, the Hearing Officer was able to identify an advance in the art that lay outside the description of an invention in the sense of Article 52 of the EPC. However, he could find no support for such an advance in the claims as currently filed. The Hearing Officer gave the applicant a further two months in which to submit amended claims.

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