In re Taner, 681 F.2d 787, 214 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 678 (C.C.P.A. 1982) (full-text).
Factual Background Edit
Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Diamond v. Diehr, the Patent and Trademark Office rejected a patent application for a method of seismic exploration using simulated seismic waves which were generated by summing the signals of conventional waves. A mathematical algorithm carried out on a digital computer was a part of the claimed invention.
C.C.P.A. Proceedings Edit
- ↑ 450 U.S. 175, 209 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 1 (1981).