Ex parte WELLS et al. - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1997-3224                                                        
          Application No. 08/231,531                                                  


               i.                                      to perform a second            
               operation corresponding to the second command and                      
               ii.                                     to generate a                  
          graphical representation of the second operation by performing              
          the steps of generating a second graphical object representing              
          the second operation and automatically generating a graphical               
          representation of a functional relationship between the second              
          operation represented by the second graphical object and the                
          first operation represented by the first graphical object.                  
               The Examiner relies on the following references:                       
          Kodosky et al. (Kodosky)         4,901,221          Feb. 13, 1990           
          Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines 70 and 104 (Apple                      
          Computer, Inc. 1992)                                                        
          Macromedia Director Overview Manual 17-20 and 50 (Macromedia,               
          Inc. March 1993)                                                            
               Claims 10 through 19 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  102              
          as being anticipated by Kodosky.  Claims 1 through 7 and 22                 
          through 24 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                    
          unpatentable over Kodosky in view of Macromedia Director                    
          Overview Manual.  Claim 8 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.                   
           103 as being unpatentable over Kodosky in view of Macromedia              
          Director Overview Manual and Macintosh Human Interface                      
          Guidelines.                                                                 




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