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Appeal No. 2004-0644
Application No. 09/222,209
Appellants’ invention relates to a method and system for transcribing and editing
using a structured freeform editor. An understanding of the invention can be derived
from a reading of exemplary claims 1 and 2, which are reproduced below.
1. A method for use with a device that stores freeform data, the
importing the data from the device;
segmenting the data into freeform graphic elements;
interpreting a structure of the freeform graphic elements;
selectively editing the structure; and,
selectively transcribing the freeform graphic elements into an
editable text format.
2. The method as set forth in claim 1 further comprising generating a
surrogate element based on the structure.
The prior art references of record relied upon by the examiner in rejecting the
appealed claims are:
Capps et al. (Capps) 5,778,404 Jul. 07, 1998
Zellweger et al. (Zellweger) 6,230,170 May 08, 2001
(filed Jun. 17, 1998)
Moran, T. P., et al., “Implicit structures for Pen-Based Systems Within a Freeform
Interaction Paradigm,” Proceedings of CHI’95, pp. 1-8, Final Version Dec. 16, 1994.
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