Ex parte BANERJEE et al. - Page 3




                 Appeal No. 1998-0943                                                                                                                   
                 Application No. 08/300,500                                                                                                             


                 computer; (iii) receiving from said input subsystem said                                                                               
                 positional data, providing a response to said user in                                                                                  
                 acknowledgment of said positional data, and transmitting over                                                                          
                 said wireless communication link said positional data to said                                                                          
                 application program; and (iv) receiving over said wireless                                                                             
                 communication link from said application program data                                                                                  
                 representing said image, and causing said graphical display                                                                            
                 subsystem to display said image on said graphical display.                                                                             

                          The Examiner’s Answer cites the following prior art:                                                                          
                 More et al. (More)                                    5,194,852                                    Mar. 16,                            
                 1993                                                                                                                                   
                 McCain et al. (McCain)                                5,309,351                                    May  03,                            
                 1994                                                                                                                                   
                 Kannan et al. (Kannan)                                5,423,045                                    Jun. 06,                            
                 1995                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                         (Filed Apr. 15,                                                
                 1992)                                                                                                                                  
                 Mark Weiser (Weiser), “The Computer for the 21st Century,”                                                                             
                 Scientific American, pages 94-104 (September 1991).                                                                                    
                          Claims 1 and 6-11 stand finally rejected under 35 U.S.C.                                                                      
                  102(e) as being anticipated by McCain.   Claims 4, 12, and            1                                                              
                 13 stand finally rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103.  As evidence                                                                          
                 of obviousness, the Examiner offers McCain in view of More                                                                             
                 with respect to claims 4 and 12, and McCain in view of Kannan                                                                          
                 with respect to claim 13.                                                                                                              

                          1Although the Examiner makes reference to the Weiser                                                                          
                 publication in the “Response to argument” portion of the                                                                               
                 Answer, the statement of the grounds of rejection relies on                                                                            
                 McCain alone.                                                                                                                          
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