Ex parte BANERJEE et al. - Page 9

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

          claim 6 additionally reciting the modification of images on                 
          the display of the hand-held device by the host computer.                   
          After reviewing the McCain reference, we agree with the                     
          Examiner’s position (Answer, pages 8 and 9) that all of the                 
          limitations of appealed claims 6 and 11 are disclosed by                    
          McCain.  In our view, McCain’s disclosure of the wireless                   
          communication of touch screen positional data from the hand-                
          held unit to the host computer and the subsequent control of                
          the presentation of input menu choice screen images on the                  
          display of the hand-held unit (e.g. McCain, column 7, lines                 
          11-13) meets all of the requirements of claims 6 and 11.                    
               After reviewing Appellants’ arguments with respect to the              
          Examiner’s rejection of claims 6 and 11 at page 13 of the                   
          Brief, it is our opinion that such arguments are not                        
          commensurate with the scope of claim 1.  It is axiomatic that,              
          in proceedings before the PTO, claims in an application are to              
          be given their broadest reasonable interpretation consistent                
          with the specification, and that claim language should be read              
          in light of the specification as it would be interpreted by                 
          one of ordinary skill in the art.  In re Sneed, 710 F.2d 1544,              
          1548, 218 USPQ 385, 388 (Fed. Cir. 1983).  Moreover,                        

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