Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading Inc.

Western District of Texas, txwd-6:2018-cv-00080

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8 EXHIBIT 11 8 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Address: COMMISSIONERFORPATENTS P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 www.uspto.gov ISSUE DATE PATENT NO. ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CONFIRMATION NO. 15/944,542 02/12/2019 10203854 083523.0121 3585 5073 7590 01/23/2019 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. 2001 ROSS AVENUE SUITE 900 DALLAS, TX 75201-2980 ISSUE NOTIFICATION The projected patent number and issue date are specified above. Determination of Patent Term Adjustment under 35 U.S.C. 154 (b) (application filed on or after May 29, 2000) The Patent Term Adjustment is 0 day(s). Any patent to issue from the above-identified application will include an indication of the adjustment on the front page. If a Continued Prosecution Application (CPA) was filed in the above-identified application, the filing date that determines Patent Term Adjustment is the filing date of the most recent CPA. Applicant will be able to obtain more detailed information by accessing the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) WEB site (http://pair.uspto.gov). Any questions regarding the Patent Term Extension or Adjustment determination should be directed to the Office of Patent Legal Administration at (571)-272-7702. Questions relating to issue and publication fee payments should be directed to the Application Assistance Unit (AAU) of the Office of Data Management (ODM) at (571)-272-4200. APPLICANT(s) (Please see PAIR WEB site http://pair.uspto.gov for additional applicants): Sean Rad, Los Angeles, CA; Match Group, LLC, Dallas, TX; Todd M. Carrico, Sachse, TX; Kenneth B. Hoskins, Plano, TX; James C. Stone, Addison, TX; Jonathan Badeen, North Hollywood, CA; The United States represents the largest, most dynamic marketplace in the world and is an unparalleled location for business investment, innovation, and commercialization of new technologies. The USA offers tremendous resources and advantages for those who invest and manufacture goods here. Through SelectUSA, our nation works to encourage and facilitate business investment. To learn more about why the USA is the best country in the world to develop technology, manufacture products, and grow your business, visit SelectUSA.gov. IR103 (Rev. 10/09) MTCH-0001160 8 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Address: COMMISSIONERFORPATENTS P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 www.uspto.gov APPLICATION NO. FILING DATE FIRST NAMED INVENTOR ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CONFIRMATION NO. 15/944,542 04/03/2018 Sean Rad 083523.0121 3585 5073 7590 08/08/2018 EXAMINER BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. CHOI. YUK TING 2001 ROSS A VENUE SUITE 900 DALLAS, TEXAS 75201-2980 ART UNIT PAPER NUMBER UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2153 NOTIFICATION DATE DELIVERY MODE 08/08/2018 ELECTRONIC Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. The time period for reply, if any, is set in the attached communication. Notice of the Office communication was sent electronically on above-indicated "Notification Date" to the following e-mail address(es): ptomaill @bakerbotts.com ptomail2@ bakerbotts. com PTOL-90A (Rev. 04/07) MTCH-0001228 Case 6:18-cv-00080-ADA Document 83-3 Filed 05/15/19 Applicant(s) Application No. Page 4 of 28 15/944,542 Rad et al. Office Action Summary Examiner Art Unit AlA Status YUK TING CHOI 2153 No -- The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address-- Period for Reply A SHORTENED STATUTORY PERIOD FOR REPLY IS SET TO EXPIRE 3 MONTHS FROM THE MAILING DATE OF THIS COMMUNICATION. - Extensions of time may be available under the provisions of 37 CFR 1.136(a). In no event, however, may a reply be timely filed after SIX (6) MONTHS from the mailing date of this communication. If NO period for reply is specified above, the maximum statutory period will apply and will expire SIX (6) MONTHS from the mailing date of this communication. Failure to reply within the set or extended period for reply will, by statute, cause the application to become ABANDONED (35 U.S.C. § 133). Any reply received by the Office later than three months after the mailing date of this communication, even if timely filed, may reduce any earned patent term adjustment. See 37 CFR 1.704(b). Status 1)~ Responsive to communication(s) filed on 4/03/2018. 0 A declaration(s)/affidavit(s) under 37 CFR 1.130(b) was/were filed on. 2a)O This action is FINAL. 2b) ~ This action is non-final. 3)0 An election was made by the applicant in response to a restriction requirement set forth during the interview on _ _;the restriction requirement and election have been incorporated into this action. 4)0 Since this application is in condition for allowance except for formal matters, prosecution as to the merits is closed in accordance with the practice under Ex parte Quayle, 1935 C.D. 11, 453 O.G. 213. Disposition of Claims* 5) ~ Claim(s) 1-24 is/are pending in the application. 5a) Of the above claim(s) _ _ is/are withdrawn from consideration. 6) 0 Claim(s) _ _ is/are allowed. 7) ~ Claim(s) 1-24 is/are rejected. 8) 0 Claim(s) _ _ is/are objected to. 9) 0 Claim(s) _ _ are subject to restriction and/or election requirement * If any claims have been determined allowable, you may be eligible to benefit from the Patent Prosecution Highway program at a participating intellectual property office for the corresponding application. For more information, please see http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init events/pph/index.jsp or send an inquiry to PPHfeedback@uspto.gov. Application Papers 10)0 The specification is objected to by the Examiner. 11)~ The drawing(s) filed on 1-24 is/are: a)~ accepted or b)O objected to by the Examiner. Applicant may not request that any objection to the drawing(s) be held in abeyance. See 37 CFR 1.85(a). Replacement drawing sheet(s) including the correction is required if the drawing(s) is objected to. See 37 CFR 1.121 (d). Priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119 12)0 Acknowledgment is made of a claim for foreign priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119(a)-(d) or (f). Certified copies: a)O All b)O Some** c)O None of the: 1.0 Certified copies of the priority documents have been received. 2.0 Certified copies of the priority documents have been received in Application No. _ _ . 3.0 Copies of the certified copies of the priority documents have been received in this National Stage application from the International Bureau (PCT Rule 17.2(a)). ** See the attached detailed Office action for a list of the certified copies not received. Attachment{s) 1) ~ Notice of References Cited (PT0-892) 3) 0 Interview Summary (PT0-413) Paper No(s)/Mail Date _ _ . 2) ~ Information Disclosure Statement(s) (PTO/SB/08a and/or PTO/SB/08b) Paper No(s)/Mail Date 04/03/2018. 4) 0 Other: _ _ . U.S. Patent and Trademark Off1ce PTOL-326 (Rev. 11-13) Office Action Summary Part of Paper No./Mail Date 20180802 MTCH-0001229 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 2 Art Unit: 2153 DETAILED ACTION 1. The present application 15/944,542, filed on 04/03/2018, is being examined under the pre-AlA first to invent provisions. Claims 1-24 are pending in this office action. Drawings 2. The drawings received on 04/03/2018 are accepted by the Examiner. Priority 3. Acknowledgment is made of applicant's claim for continuation applications - No. 15/576,773 filed on 08/14/2017, not yet been examined. -No. 14/059,102 filed on 10/21/2013, Patent No. 9,733,811, which is a continuation-in- part of application -No. 12/399,301, filed on 12/19/2008, Patent No. 8, 566, 327, which is a provisional application -No. 61/015/099, filed on 12/19/2007. 4. A declaration of prior invention under 35 CFR 1.31 was filed on 5/30/2017 in the parent case application No. 14/059,192, the earliest filing date was declared to be earlier than 08/6/2012. Therefore, the Janssens reference (US 2014/0040368 A 1), which filed later than the parent case application No. 14/059,192 has been withdrawn for consideration. Double Patenting 5. The nonstatutory double patenting rejection is based on a judicially created doctrine grounded in public policy (a policy reflected in the statute) so as to prevent the unjustified or improper timewise extension of the "right to exclude" granted by a patent and to prevent possible harassment by multiple assignees. A nonstatutory obviousness-type double patenting rejection is appropriate where the conflicting claims are not identical, but at least one examined application claim is not patentably distinct from the reference claim(s) because the examined MTCH-0001230 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 3 Art Unit: 2153 application claim is either anticipated by, or would have been obvious over, the reference claim(s). See, e.g., In re Berg, 140 F.3d 1428, 46 USPQ2d 1226 (Fed. Cir. 1998); In re Goodman, 11 F.3d 1046, 29 USPQ2d 2010 (Fed. Cir. 1993); In re Longi, 759 F.2d 887, 225 USPQ 645 (Fed. Cir. 1985); In re VanOrnum, 686 F.2d 937, 214 USPQ 761 (CCPA 1982); In re Vogel, 422 F.2d 438, 164 USPQ 619 (CCPA 1970); and In re Thorington, 418 F.2d 528, 163 USPQ 644 (CCPA 1969). A timely filed terminal disclaimer in compliance with 37 CFR 1.321 (c) or 1.321 (d) may be used to overcome an actual or provisional rejection based on a nonstatutory double patenting ground provided the conflicting application or patent either is shown to be commonly owned with this application, or claims an invention made as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of a joint research agreement. Effective January 1, 1994, a registered attorney or agent of record may sign a terminal disclaimer. A terminal disclaimer signed by the assignee must fully comply with 37 CFR 3.73(b). Claims 1-24 are rejected on the ground of nonstatutory obvious double patenting over claims 1-15 of Patent No.: US 9,589,032 B 1. The subject matter claimed in the instant application is disclosed in the Patent No.: US 9,589,032 B1. For example: Patent No.: US 9,733,811 81 Instant Application: 15/944,542 Claim 4 (Similar to other independent Claim 1 (Similar to other independent claims 7 "System" and 1 "method" in claims 7 "System", 13 "method and 19 order) "system"). A non-transitory computer-readable A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions that, medium comprising instructions that, MTCH-0001231 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 4 Art Unit: 2153 when executed by a processor, are when executed by a processor, are configured to: electronically receive a configured to: electronically receive a plurality of user online dating profiles, plurality of user online-dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user; each profile comprising traits of a respective user and associated with a social networking platform; electronically receive a first request for electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; electronic device; determine from determine a set of potential matches from the plurality of user online-dating the plurality of user online-dating profiles profiles a set of potential matches for the first user in response to receiving the for the first user; first request; cause the display of a graphical cause the display of a graphical representation of a first potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user on a graphical user interface of MTCH-0001232 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 5 Art Unit: 2153 the first electronic device, the first representation of a first potential match potential match corresponding to a of the set of potential matches to second user; determine that the first user the first user on a graphical user expressed interface of a positive preference indication the first electronic device, the first regarding the first potential match at least by potential match corresponding to a determining that the first user performed a second user; first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first receive from the first electronic device of the potential match on the graphical user first user a first positive preference interface; indication associated with the graphical representation of the second user on the graphical user interface, the first positive in response to the determination that the first preference indication associated with a user expressed the positive preference first gesture performed on the graphical indication regarding the first potential user interface; match, automatically cause the graphical user interface to cause the graphical user interface to display a graphical representation of a display a graphical representation of a MTCH-0001233 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 6 Art Unit: 2153 second potential match of the set of second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the graphical potential matches instead of the representation of the first potential match; graphical representation of the first determine that the second user has potential match; receive from a second expressed a positive preference electronic device of the second user a positive preference indication regarding the first user; indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the determine to allow the first user to positive preference indication regarding the communicate with the second user in first potential match; determine to enable response to receiving from the first communication between the first user and electronic device of the first user the first the second user in response to the positive preference indication regarding determination that both the first user has the second user and receiving from the expressed the positive preference second electronic device of the second indication regarding the second user and user the second user has expressed the positive preference the positive preference indication indication regarding the first user; regarding the first user; in response to the determination to enable communication between the first user and the second user, cause the graphical user interface to display to the first user both the receive from the first electronic device of the graphical representation of the first potential MTCH-0001234 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 7 Art Unit: 2153 match; determine that the first user expressed first user a negative preference indication regarding a first negative preference a second potential match of the set of indication associated with a potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical graphical representation of a representation of the second potential match third potential match on the graphical on the graphical user interface, the second user interface, the first negative preference swiping gesture different than the first indication associated with a second swiping gesture, the second potential match gesture performed on the graphical user corresponding to a third user; determine to interface, the third potential match corresponding to a third user; without allowing communication between prevent communication between the first the first user and the third user, receive user and the third user in response to from the first electronic device of the first determining that both the first user has user a second positive preference expressed the positive preference indication associated with a indication regarding the second user and the graphical representation of a fourth potential second user has expressed the positive match on the graphical user interface, the preference indication regarding the first second positive preference indication user; determine that the first user expressed associated with the first gesture performed a positive preference indication regarding a on the graphical user interface, the fourth third potential match of the set of potential potential match corresponding to a fourth matches at least by determining that the first MTCH-0001235 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 8 Art Unit: 2153 user performed the first swiping gesture user; associated with a graphical representation of the third potential match on the graphical user receive from a third electronic device of the interface, the third potential match fourth user a second negative preference corresponding to a fourth user; and determine indication associated with a graphical to prevent communication between the first representation of the first user; and user and the fourth user in response to determining that the fourth user has without allowing communication between expressed a negative preference indication the first user and the fourth user, receive regarding the first user. from the first electronic device of the first user a third positive preference indication associated with a graphical representation of a fifth potential match on the graphical user interface, the third positive preference indication associated with the first gesture performed on the graphical user interface, the fifth potential match corresponding to a fifth user. Claim Rejections - 35 USC § 101 6. 35 U.S.C. 101 reads as follows: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new MTCH-0001236 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 9 Art Unit: 2153 and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title. Claims 1-24 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. 101 because the claimed invention is directed to non-statutory subject matter. In claims 1-24 are rejected under 35 U.S.C 101 because the claimed invention is directed to a judicial exception (i.e., a law of nature, a natural phenomenon, or an abstract idea) without significantly more. Claims 1-24 are directed to the abstract idea of storing electronic objects being associated with metadata having properties, as explained in detail below. The claims do not include additional elements that are sufficient to amount to significantly more than the judicial exception because the additional computer elements, which are recited at a high level of generality, provide conventional computer software functions that do not add meaningful limits to practicing the abstract idea. Claim 1, recites, in part, an article of manufacture for matching user profiles including receiving user online dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user [e.g. collecting information]; receiving a first request for matching from a first user [e.g. collecting and analyzing information]; determining a set of potential matches for the first user [e.g. analyzing information]; receiving a first positive preference indication associated with the graphical representation of the second user on the graphical user interface [e.g. analyzing received information]; cause the graphical interface to display a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the first potential match [e.g. displaying results of the collection and analysis]. These steps describe for matching user profiles are correspond to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in Electric Power Group. Claim 1 also recites additional limitations receiving from a second electronic device of the second user a positive preference indication regarding the first user from a second user and allowing the first user to MTCH-0001237 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 10 Art Unit: 2153 communicate with the second user in response to the first positive preference indication regarding the second user and receiving the second user the positive preference indication regarding the first user [e.g. generating communication based on both parties indicated positive preferences (rules)]; receiving a first negative preference associated with a graphical user interface, the first negative preference indication associated with a third user; without allowing communication between the first and the third user when either the first user or the third user indicates a negative preference indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference (rules)]; receiving from a third electronic device of the fourth user a second negative preference indication associated with a graphical representation of the first user; without allowing communication between the first user and the fourth user when either the first user or the fourth user indicates a negative preference indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference indication (rules)]. These steps describe allowing or preventing user communication based on user's negative or positive preference indication are corresponding to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., Generating tasks [based on] rules ... to be completed upon the occurrence of an event in Accenture. The additional limitations do not appear to be improvement in another technology. In addition, the recited limitations "receiving", "determining" "displaying", "updating", "allowing" and "without allowing" are recited at a higher level of generality and are recited as performing generic computer function routinely used in computer search engine applications. Generic computer component recited as performing generic computer functions are amount to no more than impending the abstract idea with a computerized system. The use of generic computer components to allowing or disallowing communication based on the rules designed for the system does not impose any meaningful limit on the computer implementation of the abstract idea. Thus, taken alone, the additional elements do not amount to significantly more than the above-identified judicial exception (the abstract idea). Looking at the limitation as an ordered combination adds nothing that is not MTCH-0001238 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 11 Art Unit: 2153 already present when looking at the elements taken individually. There is no indication that the combination of elements improves the functioning of a computer or improves any other technology. Their collective functions merely provide conventional computer implementation. The dependent claims 2-6 are also rejected further define the communication platform is a social networking platform, the received gesture type and the notification message presenting an option for the user to communicate are corresponds to abstract idea, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in Electric Power Group which is directed to abstract idea. Therefore, claims 1-6 are not patent eligible. Claim 7, recites, in part, a system for matching user profiles including receiving user online dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user [e.g. collecting information]; receiving a first request for matching from a first user [e.g. collecting and analyzing information]; determining a set of potential matches for the first user [e.g. analyzing information]; receiving a first positive preference indication associated with the graphical representation of the second user on the graphical user interface [e.g. analyzing received information]; cause the graphical interface to display a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the first potential match [e.g. displaying results of the collection and analysis]. These steps describe for matching user profiles are correspond to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in Electric Power Group. Claim 7 also recites additional limitations receiving from a second electronic device of the second user a positive preference indication regarding the first user from a second user and allowing the first user to communicate with the second user in response to the first positive preference indication regarding the second user and receiving the second user the positive preference indication regarding the first user [e.g. generating communication based on both parties indicated positive preferences (rules)]; receiving a first negative preference associated with a graphical user MTCH-0001239 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 12 Art Unit: 2153 interface, the first negative preference indication associated with a third user; without allowing communication between the first and the third user when either the first user or the third user indicates a negative preference indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference (rules)]; receiving from a third electronic device of the fourth user a second negative preference indication associated with a graphical representation of the first user; without allowing communication between the first user and the fourth user when either the first user or the fourth user indicates a negative preference indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference indication (rules)]. These steps describe allowing or preventing user communication based on user's negative or positive preference indication are corresponding to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., Generating tasks [based on] rules ... to be completed upon the occurrence of an event in Accenture. The additional limitations do not appear to be improvement in another technology. In addition, the recited limitations "receiving", "determining" "displaying", "updating", "allowing" and "without allowing" are recited at a higher level of generality and are recited as performing generic computer function routinely used in computer search engine applications. Generic computer component recited as performing generic computer functions are amount to no more than impending the abstract idea with a computerized system. The use of generic computer components to allowing or disallowing communication based on the rules designed for the system does not impose any meaningful limit on the computer implementation of the abstract idea. Thus, taken alone, the additional elements do not amount to significantly more than the above-identified judicial exception (the abstract idea). Looking at the limitation as an ordered combination adds nothing that is not already present when looking at the elements taken individually. There is no indication that the combination of elements improves the functioning of a computer or improves any other technology. Their collective functions merely provide conventional computer implementation. The dependent claims 8-12 are also rejected further define the communication platform is a MTCH-0001240 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 13 Art Unit: 2153 social networking platform, the received gesture type and the notification message presenting an option for the user to communicate are corresponds to abstract idea, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in Electric Power Group which is directed to abstract idea. Therefore, claims 7-12 are not patent eligible. Claim 13, recites, in part, a method for matching user profiles including receiving user online dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user [e.g. collecting information]; receiving a first request for matching from a first user [e.g. collecting and analyzing information]; determining a set of potential matches for the first user [e.g. analyzing information]; receiving a first positive preference indication associated with the graphical representation of the second user on the graphical user interface [e.g. analyzing received information]; cause the graphical interface to display a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the first potential match [e.g. displaying results of the collection and analysis]. These steps describe for matching user profiles are correspond to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in Electric Power Group. Claim 13 also recites additional limitations receiving from a second electronic device of the second user a positive preference indication regarding the first user from a second user and allowing the first user to communicate with the second user in response to the first positive preference indication regarding the second user and receiving the second user the positive preference indication regarding the first user [e.g. generating communication based on both parties indicated positive preferences (rules)]; receiving a first negative preference associated with a graphical user interface, the first negative preference indication associated with a third user; without allowing communication between the first and the third user when either the first user or the third user indicates a negative preference indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference (rules)]; receiving from a third MTCH-0001241 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 14 Art Unit: 2153 electronic device of the fourth user a second negative preference indication associated with a graphical representation of the first user; without allowing communication between the first user and the fourth user when either the first user or the fourth user indicates a negative preference indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference indication (rules)]. These steps describe allowing or preventing user communication based on user's negative or positive preference indication are corresponding to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., Generating tasks [based on] rules ... to be completed upon the occurrence of an event in Accenture. The additional limitations do not appear to be improvement in another technology. In addition, the recited limitations "receiving", "determining" "displaying", "updating", "allowing" and "without allowing" are recited at a higher level of generality and are recited as performing generic computer function routinely used in computer search engine applications. Generic computer component recited as performing generic computer functions are amount to no more than impending the abstract idea with a computerized system. The use of generic computer components to allowing or disallowing communication based on the rules designed for the system does not impose any meaningful limit on the computer implementation of the abstract idea. Thus, taken alone, the additional elements do not amount to significantly more than the above-identified judicial exception (the abstract idea). Looking at the limitation as an ordered combination adds nothing that is not already present when looking at the elements taken individually. There is no indication that the combination of elements improves the functioning of a computer or improves any other technology. Their collective functions merely provide conventional computer implementation. The dependent claims 14-18 are also rejected further define the communication platform is a social networking platform, the received gesture type and the notification message presenting an option for the user to communicate are corresponds to abstract idea, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in MTCH-0001242 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 15 Art Unit: 2153 Electric Power Group which is directed to abstract idea. Therefore, claims 13-18 are not patent eligible. Claim 19, recites, in part, a system for matching user profiles including receiving user online dating profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective user [e.g. collecting information]; receiving a first request for matching from a first user [e.g. collecting and analyzing information]; determining a set of potential matches for the first user [e.g. analyzing information]; receiving a first positive preference indication associated with the graphical representation of the second user on the graphical user interface [e.g. analyzing received information]; cause the graphical interface to display a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the first potential match [e.g. displaying results of the collection and analysis]. These steps describe for matching user profiles are correspond to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in Electric Power Group. Claim 7 also recites additional limitations receiving from a second electronic device of the second user a positive preference indication regarding the first user from a second user and allowing the first user to communicate with the second user in response to the first positive preference indication regarding the second user and receiving the second user the positive preference indication regarding the first user [e.g. generating communication based on both parties indicated positive preferences (rules)]; receiving a first negative preference associated with a graphical user interface, the first negative preference indication associated with a third user; without allowing communication between the first and the third user when either the first user or the third user indicates a negative preference indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference (rules)]; receiving from a third electronic device of the fourth user a second negative preference indication associated with a graphical representation of the first user; without allowing communication between the first user and the fourth user when either the first user or the fourth user indicates a negative preference MTCH-0001243 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 16 Art Unit: 2153 indication [e.g. generating prevent communication process based on one of the party indicated a negative preference indication (rules)]. These steps describe allowing or preventing user communication based on user's negative or positive preference indication are corresponding to concepts identified as abstract ideas by the courts, e.g., Generating tasks [based on] rules ... to be completed upon the occurrence of an event in Accenture. The additional limitations do not appear to be improvement in another technology. In addition, the recited limitations "receiving", "determining" "displaying", "updating", "allowing" and "without allowing" are recited at a higher level of generality and are recited as performing generic computer function routinely used in computer search engine applications. Generic computer component recited as performing generic computer functions are amount to no more than impending the abstract idea with a computerized system. The use of generic computer components to allowing or disallowing communication based on the rules designed for the system does not impose any meaningful limit on the computer implementation of the abstract idea. Thus, taken alone, the additional elements do not amount to significantly more than the above-identified judicial exception (the abstract idea). Looking at the limitation as an ordered combination adds nothing that is not already present when looking at the elements taken individually. There is no indication that the combination of elements improves the functioning of a computer or improves any other technology. Their collective functions merely provide conventional computer implementation. The dependent claims 20-24 are also rejected further define the communication platform is a social networking platform, the received gesture type and the notification message presenting an option for the user to communicate are corresponds to abstract idea, e.g., collecting information, analyzing it and displaying certain results of the collection and analysis in Electric Power Group which is directed to abstract idea. Therefore, claims 19-24 are not patent eligible. MTCH-0001244 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 17 Art Unit: 2153 Referring to claims 1 and 7, Moldavsky discloses a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, are configured to: electronically receive a plurality of user online dating profiles (See para. [0008] and [0040], receiving a list of pre-qualifying match based on user's dating preferences) each profile comprising traits of a respective user (See Figures 5 and 7, para. [0118], each matched profile including name, category from which the match was selected, photo and etc.); electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device (See para. [0116], a first user submit a search criteria to look for a match); determine from the plurality of user online-dating profiles a set of potential matches for the first user (See para. [0118] and Figure 7, the system determines a list of matches based on search criteria chosen by the first user); cause the display of a graphical representation of a first potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user on a graphical user interface of the first electronic device, the first potential match corresponding to a second user (See Figure 7, para. [0151] displaying a first match in the list on the screen shown in Figure 7, the first match is corresponding to a second user); receive from the first electronic device of the first user a first positive preference indication associated with the graphical representation of the second user on the graphical user interface, the first positive preference indication associated with a first gesture performed on the graphical user interface (See para. [0154], if the first user is interested in the first match, first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the first match); MTCH-0001245 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 18 Art Unit: 2153 cause the graphical user interface to display a graphical representation of a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the graphical representation of the first potential match (See para. [0154] and Figure 7, moving the first match into a "saved matched" directory and when user go back to the original search list, a second match in the list is displayed, the first match has been moved to "saved matched'); [ ... ] receive from the first electronic device of the first user a first negative preference indication associated with a graphical representation of a third potential match on the graphical user interface (See para. [0119] and Figure 8, receiving a first negative preference "Dismiss Match" from the first user on a third match on the list), the first negative preference indication associated with a second gesture performed on the graphical user interface, the third potential match corresponding to a third user (See para. [0119] and Figure 8, the second gesture is tap on "Dismiss Match" associated with the third match); [ ... ] receive from the first electronic device of the first user a second positive preference indication associated with a graphical representation of a fourth potential match on the graphical user interface (See para. [0154], if the first user is interested in the fourth match, first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fourth match), the second positive preference indication associated with the first gesture preformed on the graphical user interface, the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user (See para. [0154], first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fourth match); receive from a third electronic device of the fourth user a second negative preference indication associated with a graphical representation of the first user (See para. [0119] and Figures 8 and 28, receiving a second negative preference "Dismiss Match" from another device regarding on a first user on the list); and MTCH-0001246 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 19 Art Unit: 2153 [ ... ] receive from the first electronic device of the first user a third positive preference indication associated with a graphical representation of a fifth potential match on the graphical user interface (See para. [0154], if the first user is interested in the fifth match, first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fifth match), the third positive preference indication associated with the first gesture performed on the graphical user interface, the fifth potential match corresponding to a fifth user (See para. [0154], first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fifth match). Moldavsky discloses receiving a positive preference indication and a negative preference indications on a potential match from one or more client devices but does not explicitly disclose allow or disallow communication based on the received preference indications. However, Hymes discloses receive from a second electronic device of the second user a positive preference indication regarding the first user, determine to allow the first user to communicate with the second user in response to receiving from the first electronic device of the first user the first positive preference indication regarding the second user and receiving from the second electronic device of the second user the positive preference indication regarding the first user (See Figure 5 and para. [0073]-para. [0086], receiving expressed interest message from a second user and determine to allow or facilitate communication with the second user in response to first personal also expressed interest in communicate with the second user, note the system allows to communicate only when both parties have expressed interest to communicate); without allowing communication between the first user and the third user when either of the first user or the third user does not provide positive preference indication and without allowing communication between the first user and the fourth user when either of the first user or the third user does not provide positive MTCH-0001247 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 20 Art Unit: 2153 preference indication (See Figure 5 and para. [0073]-para. [0086], receiving expressed interest message from a first user and determine to withhold communication with the third or fourth user in response to the third person or fourth person does not expressed interest in communicate with the first user, note the system allows to communicate only when both parties have expressed interest to communicate). Hence, it would have been obvious to one having ordinary skill in the art at the time of invention was made to modify the matching profile system of Moldavsky to include allow or disallow communication based on the received preference indications, in order to facilitate developing relationship with people that one in interested in (See, Hymes, para. [0008}). As to claims 2, 8, 14 and 20, Moldavsky discloses wherein at least one or more of the plurality of user on-line dating profiles is associated with a social networking platform (See para. [0003]and para. [0005], para. [0039] and para. [0114], the Connect Quest application is a social networking system including dating and friendship). As to claims 5, 11, 17 and 23, Moldvasky discloses in response to determining to allow the first user to communicate with the second user, cause the display of a graphical notification on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device of the first user, the graphical notification indicating that a match exists between the first user and the second user and presenting an option for the first user to communicate with the second user (See para. [0120]- para. [0122], the user can communicate with other using group chat, private chat or public chat after indicating the second user is a match as showed in Figure 7). As to claims 6, 12, 18 and 24, Moldvasky discloses in response to determining to allow the first user to communicate with the second user. MTCH-0001248 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 21 Art Unit: 2153 cause the display of a graphical notification on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device of the first user, the graphical notification indicating that a match exists between the first user and the second user and presenting an option for the first user to communicate with the second user (See para. [0120]-para. [0122], the user can communicate with other using group chat, private chat or public chat after indicating the second user is a match as showed in Figure 7). Referring to claims 13 and 19, Moldavsky discloses a computer implemented method of profile matching (See para. [0008] and [0040], providing a list of pre-qualifying match based on user's dating preferences), comprising: electronically transmitting from a first electronic device of a first user a first request for matching (See para. [0116], a first user submit a search criteria to look for a match); causing the display of a graphical representation of a first potential match of a set of potential matches to the first user on a graphical user interface of the first electronic device, the first potential match corresponding to a second user (See Figure 7, para. [0151] displaying a first match in the list on the screen shown in Figure 7, the first match is corresponding to a second user); wherein the set of potential matches for the first user are determined from a plurality of user online-dating profiles in response to the first request for matching (See para. [0118] and Figure 7, the system determines a list of matches based on search criteria chosen by the first user); wherein the plurality of user online-dating profiles each comprises traits of a respective user (See Figures 5 and 7, para. [0118], each matched profile including name, category from which the match was selected, photo and etc.); transmitting from the first electronic device of the first user a first positive preference indication associated with the graphical representation of the second user on the graphical user interface, the first positive preference indication associated with a first gesture performed on the graphical user interface (See para. [0154], if the first user is interested in the first match, MTCH-0001249 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 22 Art Unit: 2153 first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the first match); causing the display on the graphical user interface of a graphical representation of a second potential match of the set of potential matches instead of the graphical representation of the first potential match (See para. [0154] and Figure 7, moving the first match into a "saved matched" directory and when user go back to the original search list, a second match in the list is displayed, the first match has been moved to "saved matched');[ ... ] transmitting from the first electronic device of the first user a first negative preference indication associated with a graphical representation of a third potential match on the graphical user interface (See para. [0119] and Figure 8, receiving a first negative preference "Dismiss Match" from the first user on a third match on the list), the first negative preference indication associated with a second gesture performed on the graphical user interface, the third potential match corresponding to a third user(See para. [0119] and Figure 8, the second gesture is tap on "Dismiss Match" associated with the third match); [ ... ] transmitting from the first electronic device of the first user a second positive preference indication associated with a graphical representation of a fourth potential match on the graphical user interface (See para. [0154], if the first user is interested in the fourth match, first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fourth match), the second positive preference indication associated with the first gesture performed on the graphical user interface (See para. [0154], first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fourth match), wherein the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; wherein there is a fourth user expression of a negative preference for the first user (See para. [0119] and Figures 8 and 28, receiving a second negative preference "Dismiss Match" from another device regarding on a first user on the list); and MTCH-0001250 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 23 Art Unit: 2153 [ ... ] transmitting from the first electronic device of the first user a third positive preference indication associated with a graphical representation of a fifth potential match on the graphical user interface (See para. [0154], if the first user is interested in the fifth match, first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fifth match), the third positive preference indication associated with the first gesture performed on the graphical user interface, the fifth potential match corresponding to a fifth user (See para. [0154], first user taps gesture "save and connect" [e.g. positive preference] associated with the fifth match). Moldavsky discloses receiving a positive preference indication and a negative preference indications on a potential match from one or more client devices but does not explicitly disclose allow or disallow communication based on the received preference indications. However, Hymes discloses receive from a second electronic device of the second user a positive preference indication regarding the first user, determine to allow the first user to communicate with the second user in response to receiving from the first electronic device of the first user the first positive preference indication regarding the second user and receiving from the second electronic device of the second user the positive preference indication regarding the first user (See Figure 5 and para. [0073]-para. [0086], receiving expressed interest message from a second user and determine to allow or facilitate communication with the second user in response to first personal also expressed interest in communicate with the second user, note the system allows to communicate only when both parties have expressed interest to communicate); without allowing communication between the first user and the third user when either of the first user or the third user does not provide positive preference indication and without allowing communication between the first user and the fourth user when either of the first user or the third user does not provide positive preference indication (See Figure 5 and para. [0073]-para. [0086], receiving expressed MTCH-0001251 8 Application/Control Number: 15/944,542 Page 24 Art Unit: 2153 interest message from a first user and determine to withhold communication with the third or fourth user in response to the third person or fourth person does not expressed interest in communicate with the first user, note the system allows to communicate only when both parties have expressed interest to communicate). Hence, it would have been obvious to one having ordinary skill in the art at the time of invention was made to modify the matching profile system of Moldavsky to include allow or disallow communication based on the received preference indications, in order to facilitate developing relationship with people that one in interested in (See, Hymes, para. [0008]). Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner should be directed to YUK TING CHOI whose telephone number is (571)270-1637. 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