Business Methods Allowance Checklist
q Useful, concrete, and tangible result.
q Not a judicial exception per se
q Not just data per se.
q Not simply automating a known or obvious process on a computer or on the internet.
q Not a computer program per se.
q Not merely non-functional data on a storage device, i.e., music on a cd.
q If functional signal is being claimed, must be statically embedded in a computer-readable medium.
q The feature that appears to distinguish over the prior art does not merely appear in a recitation of intended use, the name or title of a feature or in non-functional descriptive material.
q Searches for analogous art related to the distinguishing feature were conducted.
q The meanings attributed to the words of the claim are the plain, ordinary, meanings unless criteria for a special definition have been met.
*You must be able to answer yes to all of these statements.