Ex parte MELKUS et al. - Page 6

          Appeal No. 96-1343                                                          
          Application 07/993,225                                                      

          It follows that we cannot sustain the standing rejection of the             
          appealed claims as being anticipated by Obata.                              
               Under the provisions of 37 CFR § 1.196(b), we enter the                
          following new rejection.                                                    
               Claims 1, 2, 5, 9, 10 and 12 are rejected under 35 U.S.C.              
          § 102(b) as being anticipated by the Spell Check program of                 
          WordPerfect® Version 4.2 (hereinafter, Spell Check).  Using the             
          language of appellants’ claim 1 as a guide, and with particular             
          reference to pages 4 and 5 of the Speller/Thesaurus Chapter of              
          the operation manual for WordPerfect® Version 4.2, the Spell                
          Check program constitutes a method of controlling individual                
          messages (i.e., the Spell Check menu displayed across the bottom            
          of the screen) on a data process system comprising the steps of             
          (a) detecting an occurrence of a message producing action (the              
          absence of a match between a particular word of a document and              
          the entries of Spell Check’s dictionaries), (b) providing a                 
          message associated with said detected message producing action to           
          a user (displaying the message “Not Found” in the lower left hand           
          corner of the screen upon the initial absence of a match), (c)              
          providing to said user a selection of whether said message should           
          be provided to the user upon future occurrences of said detected            
          message producing action, and detecting said user selection                 


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