Ex parte GLOWNY et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 94-4400                                                          
          Application 07/771,063                                                      


          This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                      
          from the examiner's rejection of claims 10-20, which constitute             
          all the claims remaining in the application.                                
          The claimed invention pertains to a method for handling                     
          requests on a network between several client nodes and at least a           
          pair of control point nodes.  At any point in time, one control             
          point node acts as the primary control point node while the other           
          control point node acts as an alternate control point node.                 
          Representative claim 10 is reproduced as follows:                           
               10. In a network having a client node and a pair of control            
          point nodes operable as servers to the client node, each control            
          point node functioning as either a primary control point node or            
          an alternate control point node, a method for establishing one of           
          the control point nodes as a primary control point node to the              
          client node, comprising the steps of:                                       
          (a) interrogating each control point node from the client node to           
          determine its status as a primary or alternate control point                
          node; and                                                                   
          (b) at each control point node, in response to being interrogated           
          by the client node:                                                         
          (1) if the node is a primary control point node, advising the               
          client node of the status of the control point node as a primary            
          control point node;                                                         
          (2) if the node is an alternate control point node, interrogating           
          the other control point node for information regarding its status           
          as a primary or alternate control point node;                               
          (3) in response to the receipt of status information indicating             
          that the other control point node is a primary control point                
          node, advising the client node of the status of the interrogating           
          control point node as an alternate control point node, otherwise,           
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