Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading Inc.

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

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8 Exhibit E 8 ATTORNEY'S DOCKET: PATENT NO: 083523.0118 9,733,811 IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE Patentee: Sean Rad et al. U.S. Patent No.: 9,733,811 Issue Date: August 15, 2017 Serial No.: 14/059,192 Filing Date: October 21, 2013 Confirmation No.: 1044 Title: MATCHING PROCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD Commissioner for Patents Office of Data Management Attention: Certificates of Correction Branch P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 Dear Sir: REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION UNDER 37 CFR § 1.322 It is respectfully requested that a Certificate of Correction be issued in accordance with the enclosed Form PT0-1050. The errors involved are Patent Office errors and supporting documentation is included that support this request. These documents are (1) Response Accompanying Request for Continued Examination dated May 26, 2016 that includes amendments to the claims; and (2) Notice of Allowance with Examiner's Amendment dated March 31, 2017 that includes further amendments to the claims. No fee is due in association with this request for a Certificate of Correction. However, the Commissioner is hereby authorized to charge any fees or credit any overpayments to Deposit Account No. 02-0384 of Baker Botts L.L.P. It is respectfully submitted that significant errors are present in the printed patent, that correction thereof in accordance with the enclosed Form PT0-1050 is required in order that no misunderstanding will occur. Respectfully submitted, BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. Attorneys for Applicant /Chad C. Walters/ Chad C. Walters Reg. No. 48,022 Date: October 23, 201 7 Customer No.: 05073 Phone: (214) 953-6511 8 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No.: 9,733,811 Dated: August 15, 2017 Inventor(s): Sean Rad, Todd M. Carrico, Kenneth B. Hoskins, James C. Stone, Jonathan Badeen It is certified that errors appear in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent is hereby corrected as shown below: Col. 25, line 20, after "enable" insert --initial--. Col. 25, line 26, after "enable" insert --initial--. Col. 25, line 28, after second reference of "user", delete "both". Col. 25, line 31, after "regarding a", delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 25, line 34, after "of the", delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 25, line 37, after "the", delete "second" and insert--third--. Col. 25, line 39, delete "determining to prevent" and insert --preventing--. Col. 25, line 40, delete "in response to" and insert --after--. Col. 25, line 41, delete "both". Col. 25, line 41, delete "positive" and insert --negative--. Col. 25, line 42, after "the", delete "second user and the second". Col. 25, line 43, delete "user has expressed the positive preference indication". Col. 25, line 44, delete "regarding the first" and insert --third--. Col. 25, line 46, after "regarding a", delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 25, line 49, after "representation of the", delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 25, line 51, before "potential match", delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 25, line 53, delete "determining to prevent" and insert --preventing--. Col. 25, line 54, delete "in response to" and insert --after--. Col. 26, line 43, after "enable" insert --initial--. Col. 26, line 49, after "enable" insert --initial--. Col. 26, line 51, after "first user", delete "both". Col. 26, line 54, after "regarding a'', delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 26, line 57, after "representation of the", delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 26, line 60, after "the", delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 26, line 62, delete "determine to". Col. 26, line 63, delete "in response to" and insert --after--. Col. 26, line 64, delete "both". Col. 26, line 64, delete "positive" and insert --negative--. Col. 26, line 65, delete "second user and the second". Col. 26, line 66, delete "user has expressed the positive preference indication". Col. 26, line 67, delete "regarding the first" and insert --third--. Mailing Address of Sender: Patent No. 9,733,811 Baker Botts L.L.P. 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 600 Dallas, Texas 75201-2980 Form PT0-1050 8 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No.: 9,733,811 Dated: August 15, 2017 Inventor(s): Sean Rad, Todd M. Carrico, Kenneth B. Hoskins, James C. Stone, Jonathan Badeen It is certified that errors appear in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent is hereby corrected as shown below: Col. 27, line 2, delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 27, line 5, delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 27, line 6, delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 27, line 8, delete "determine to". Col. 27, line 9, delete "in response to" and insert --after--. Col. 27, line 19, after "first user and the" delete",". Col. 27, line 33, delete "electronically receive a plurality of user online-dating". Col. 27, line 34, delete "profiles, each profile comprising traits of a respective". Col. 27, line 35, delete "user and associated with a social networking platform;" Col. 28, line 6, after "enable'', insert --initial--. Col. 28, line 12, after "enable", insert --initial--. Col. 28, line 14, after "first user", delete "both". Col. 28, line 17, after "regarding a", delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 28, line 20, after "representation of the", delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 28, line 23, after "gesture, the", delete "second" and insert --third--. Col. 28, line 25, delete "determine to". Col. 28, line 26, delete "in response to" and insert --after--. Col. 28, line 27, delete "both". Col. 28, line 27, after "expressed the", delete "positive" and insert --negative--. Col. 28, line 28, delete "second user and the second". Col. 28, line 29, delete "user has expressed the positive preference indication". Col. 28, line 30, delete "regarding the first" and insert --third--. Col. 28, line 32, delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 28, line 35, delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 28, line 36, delete "third" and insert --fourth--. Col. 28, line 38, delete "determine to". Col. 28, line 39, delete "in response to" and insert --after--. Col. 28, line 50, after "control enabling", delete "the" and insert --a--. Mailing Address of Sender: Patent No. 9,733,811 Baker Botts L.L.P. 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 600 Dallas, Texas 75201-2980 Form PT0-1050 8 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United Slates Patent and Trademark Office Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria. Virginia 22313~1450 www.uspto_gov NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE AND FEE(S) DUE EXAMINER 5073 7590 06/21/2017 BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. CHOI, YUK TING 2001 ROSS AVENUE SUITE 700 ART UNIT PAPER NUMBER DALLAS, TX 75201-2980 2153 DATE MAILED: 06/2112017 APPLICATION NO. FILING DATE FIRST NAMED INVENTOR ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CONF1RMATION NO. 14/059,192 10/21/2013 Sean Rad 083523.0l!8 1044 TITLE OF INVENTION: Matching Process System And Method APPLN. TYPE ENTITY STATUS ISSUE FEE DUE PUBLICATION FEE DUE PREY. PAID ISSlJE FEE TOTAL FEE(S) DUE DATE DUE nonprovisional UNDISCOUNTED $960 09/21/2017 THE APPLICATION IDENTIFIED ABOVE HAS BEEN EXAMINED AND IS ALLOWED FOR ISSUANCE AS A PATENT. 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Stales Postal Service with sufficienl postage for first class mail in an envelor.e addressed to the Mail Stop ISSUE FEE address above, or being facsimile 2001 ROSS AVENUE transmitted to the USPTO (571) 273-2885, on the date indicated below. SUITE 700 (Dc:positor's name) DALLAS, TX 75201-2980 (Signature} (Date) APPLICATION NO. FILINGDAIB FIRST NAMED INVENTOR ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CONFIRMATION NO. 14/059,192 10/21/2013 Sean Rad 083523.0118 1044 TITLE OF INVENTION: Malching Process System And Method APPLN. TYPE ENTITY STATUS ISSUE FEE DUE PUBLICATION FEE DUE PREY. PAID ISSUE FEE TOTAL FEE(S) DUE DATEDlJE nonprovisional UNDISCOUNTED $960 $0 $0 $960 09/21/2017 EXAMINER ART UNIT CLASS-SUBCLASS CHOI, YUK TING 2153 707-005000 1. Change of correspondence address or indication of "Fee Address" (37 2. For printing on the patent front page, list CFR 1.363). 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A record from t11is system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency, if the USPTO becomes aware of a violation or potential violation of law or regulation. 8 Application No. Applicant(s) 14/059,192 RAD ET AL. Examiner-Initiated Interview Summary Examiner Art Unit YUK TING CHOI 2153 All participants (applicant, applicant's representative, PTO personnel): (1) YUK TING CHOI. (3) _ _. (2) CHAD C. Walters. (4) _ _ . Date of Interview: 08 June 2017. Type: ~ Telephonic 0 Video Conference 0 Personal [copy given to: 0 applicant ~applicant's representative] Exhibit shown or demonstration conducted: 0 Yes ~No. If Yes, brief description: _ _ . Issues Discussed 01 01 0112 01 02 ~1 03 ~Others (For each of the checked box(es) above, please describe below the issue and detailed description of the discussion) Claim(s) discussed: 23. Identification of prior art discussed: NONE. Substance of Interview (For each issue discussed, provide a detailed description and indicate if agreement was reached. Some topics may include: identification or clarification of a reference or a portion thereof. claim interpretation, proposed amendments, arguments of any applied references etc ...) The Examiner suggested Aop!icant to amend claims 23. 30 and 37 to narrow the matches are retrieved from a pluralitv of user online-dating profiles to expedite the prosecution process. Also. the Examiner also suggested Applicant to call OPAP (800-786-9199) to correct the inventorship of this application. Applicant agreed and authorized the Examiner to make changes through the Examiner's Amendment.. Applicant recordation instructions: It is not necessary for applicant to provide a separate record of the substance of interview. Examiner recordation instructions: Examiners must summarize the substance of any interview of record. A complete and proper recorda1ion of the substance of an interview should include the items listed in MPEP 713.04 for complete and proper recordation including the identification of the general thrust of each argument or issue discussed, a general indication of any other pertinent matters discussed regarding patentability and the general results or outcome of the interview, to include an indication as to whether or not agreement was reached on the issues raised. 0 Attachment /YUK TING CHOI/ Primary Examiner, Art Unit 2153 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office PTOL-4138 (Rev. 8/11/2010) Interview Summary Paper No. 20170608 8 Application No. Applicant(s) 14/059, 192 RAD ET AL. Examiner Art Unit AIA (First Inventor to File) Notice of Allowability Status YUK TING CHOI 2153 I No -- The MAILING DA TE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address-- All claims being allowable, PROSECUTION ON THE MERITS IS (OR REMAINS) CLOSED in this application. If not included herewith (or previously mailed), a Notice of Allowance (PTOL-85) or other appropriate communication will be mailed in due course. THIS NOTICE OF ALLOWABILITY IS NOT A GRANT OF PATENT RIGHTS. This application is subject to withdrawal from issue at the initiative of the Office or upon petition by the applicant. See 37 CFR 1.313 and MPEP 1308. 1. IZI This communication is responsive to Non-Final Reiection mailed on 0212812017. DA declaration(s)/affidavit(s) under 37 CFR 1.130(b) was/were filed on_ _ _. 2. D 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. 3. IZI The allowed claim(s) is/are 23 25 26 30 32 33 37. 39 and 40. As a result of the allowed claim(s), 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:/lwww.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/pph/index.jsp or send an inquiry to PPHfeedback@uspto.gov. 4. D Acknowledgment is made of a claim for foreign priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119(a)-(d) or (f). Certified copies: a) D All b) D Some *c) D None of the: 1. D Certified copies of the priority documents have been received. 2. D Certified copies of the priority documents have been received in Application No. ___ . 3. D 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)). * Certified copies not received: ___ . Applicant has THREE MONTHS FROM THE "MAILING DATE" of this communication to file a reply complying with the requirements noted below. Failure to timely comply will result in ABANDONMENT of this application. THIS THREE-MONTH PERIOD IS NOT EXTENDABLE. 5. D CORRECTED DRAWINGS (as "replacement sheets") must be submitted. D including changes required by the attached Examiner's Amendment I Comment or in the Office action of Paper No./Mail Date ___ . Identifying indicia such as the application number (see 37 CFR 1.84{c)) should be written on the drawings in the front {not the back) of each sheet. Replacement sheet(s) should be labeled as such in the header according to 37CFR1.121(d). 6. 0 DEPOSIT OF and/or INFORMATION about the deposit of BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL must be submitted. Note the attached Examiner's comment regarding REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEPOSIT OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL. Attachment(s) 1. D Notice of References Cited (PT0-892) 5. IZI Examiner's Amendment/Comment 2. D Information Disclosure Statements (PTO/SB/08), 6. IZI Examiner's Statement of Reasons for Allowance Paper No./Mail Date _ __ 3. D Examiner's Comment Regarding Requirement for Deposit 7. D Other _ _ . of Biological Material 4. 1ZJ Interview Summary (PT0-413), Paper No./Mail Date 20170608. /YUK TING CHOI/ Primary Examiner, Art Unit 2153 U.S. Patent and Trademark Olf1ce PTOL-37 (Rev. 08-13) Notice of Allowability Part of Paper No./Mail Date 20170608 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 2 Art Unit: 2153 DETAILED ACTION 1. This office action is in response to applicant's communication filed on 05/30/2017 in response to PTO Office Action mailed on 02/28/2017. 2. In response to the previous Office Action, no claims have been amended, added or canceled. A declaration of prior Invention under 37 CFR 1.31 filed on 5/30/2017 has been considered. The inventor Johnathan Baden who signed the declaration of prior Invention was not one of the original inventors listed in the application. Applicant has paid the fee set forth in 37 CFR. 1.17 {i) on 5/30/2017 and 37 CFR. 1.17 (d) on 06/07/2017 and filed a request under Rule 48 correcting inventorship on 06/07/2017. The inventor Mr. Jonathan Badeen has been updated in the system. EXAMINER'S AMENDMENT 3. An examiner's amendment to the record appears below. Should the changes and/or additions be unacceptable to applicant, an amendment may be filed as provided by 37 CFR 1.312. To ensure consideration of such an amendment, it MUST be submitted no later than the payment of the issue fee. Authorization for this examiner's amendment was given in a telephone interview with Chad C. Walters on 06/07/2017. During the interview, the Examiner suggested Applicant to amend claims 23, 30 and 37 to narrow the matches are retrieved from a plurality of user online-dating profiles to expedite the prosecution process. Also, the Examiner also suggested Applicant to call OPAP (800-786-9199) to correct the inventorship 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 3 Art Unit: 2153 of this application. Applicant agreed and authorized the Examiner to make changes through the Examiner's Amendment. The application has been amended as follows: In the claim: Claim 23. (Currently Amended) A computer implemented method of profile matching, comprising: electronically receiving a plurality of user online-dating profiles. each profile comprising traits of a respective user and associated with a social networking platform; electronically receiving a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; determining a set of potential matches from the plurality of user online-dating profiles for the first user in response to receiving the first request; causing 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; determining that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 4 Art Unit: 2153 in response to determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match, automatically causing 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; determining that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; determining to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user in response to determining that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user; in response to determining to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user, causing the graphical user interface to display to the first user the graphical representation of the first potential match; determining that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the third potential match corresponding to a third user; 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 5 Art Unit: 2153 preventing communication between the first user and the third user after determining that the first user has expressed the negative preference indication regarding the third user; determining that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and preventing communication between the first user and the fourth user after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 30. (Currently Amended) 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. each profile comprising traits of a respective user and associated with a social networking platform: electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; determine a set of potential matches from the plurality of user online-dating profiles for the first user in response to receiving the first request; 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 6 Art Unit: 2153 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; determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; in response to the determination that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match, automatically 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; determine that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; determine to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user; in response to the determination to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user, cause the graphical user interface to display to the first user the graphical representation of the first potential match; 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 7 Art Unit: 2153 determine that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the third potential match corresponding to a third user; prevent communication between the first user and the third user after determining that the first user has expressed the negative preference indication regarding the third user; determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and prevent communication between the first user and the fourth user after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 37. (Currently Amended) A system for profile matching, comprising: an interface operable to: electronically receive a plurality of user online-dating profiles. each profile comprising traits of a respective user and associated with a social networking platform; electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; and 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 8 Art Unit: 2153 a processor coupled to the interface and operable to: determine a set of potential matches from the plurality of user online-dating profiles for the first user in response to receiving the first request; cause the interface to display 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; determine that the interface has received a positive preference indication from the first user regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; automatically cause the interface to remove the presentation of the first potential match from the graphical user interface in response to detecting the gesture and cause the interface to present, on the graphical user interface, a second potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user; determine that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; and determine to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user; 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 9 Art Unit: 2153 in response to the determination to enable initial communication between the first user and the second user, cause the graphical user interface to display to the first user the graphical representation of the first potential match; determine that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the third potential match corresponding to a third user; prevent communication between the first user and the third user after determining that the first user has expressed the negative preference indication regarding the third user; determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and prevent communication between the first user and the fourth user after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 8 Application/Control Number: 14/059, 192 Page 10 Art Unit: 2153 Reason for Allowance 4. The following is an examiner's statement of reasons for allowance: A declaration of prior Invention under 37 CFR 1.31 filed on 5/30/2017 has been considered. Applicant submitted the claimed technology was invented prior to 08/06/2012, which has priority date earlier than the primary reference: Janssens (US 2014/0040368 A1). The Examiner has submitted the declaration to TQAS 2100 Brannon Smith and confirmed the declaration has an actual reduction to practice, and it antedates the Janseens reference. However, Applicant has to correct the inventorship of this application to add Johnathan Baden, who signed the declaration of prior Invention. On 06/07/2017 Applicant has corrected and updated the inventorship of the current application, the Janssens reference and the 35 USC 1 03 rejections in the Non- Final Rejection mailed on 02/28/2017 rejecting claims 23, 25, 26, 30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39 and 40 are hereby withdrawn. 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Status information for published applications may be obtained from either Private PAIR or Public PAIR. Status information for unpublished applications is available through Private PAIR only. For more information about the PAIR system, see http://pair-direct.uspto.gov. Should you have questions on access to the Private PAIR system, contact the Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 (toll-free). If you would like assistance from a USPTO Customer Service Representative or access to the automated information system, call 800-786-9199 (IN USA OR CANADA) or 571-272-1000. /YUK TING CHOI/ Primary Examiner, Art Unit 2153 8 Application No. Applicant(s) 14/059,192 RAD ET AL. Examiner-Initiated Interview Summary Examiner Art Unit YUK TING CHOI 2153 All participants (applicant, applicant's representative, PTO personnel): (1) YUK TING CHOI. (3) _ _ . (2) CHAD C. Walters. (4) _ _ . Date of Interview: OB June 2017. Type: [gl Telephonic 0 Video Conference 0 Personal (copy given to: 0 applicant ~applicant's representative] Exhibit shown or demonstration conducted: 0 Yes ~No. If Yes, brief description: _ _ . Issues Discussed 0101 0112 01 02 [gl103 ~Others {For each of the checked box(es) above, please describe below the issue and detailed description of the discussion) Claim(s) discussed: 23. Identification of prior art discussed: NONE. Substance of Interview (For each issue discussed, provide a detailed description and indicate if agreement was reached. Some topics may include: identification or clarification of a reference or a portion thereof, claim interpretation, proposed amendments, arguments of any applied references etc ...) The Examiner suggested Applicant to amend claims 23. 30 and 37 to narrow the matches are retrieved from a pluralitv of user online-dating profiles to expedite the prosecution process. Also. the Examiner also suaaested Applicant to call OPAP (800-786-9199) to correct the inventorship of this application. Applicant agreed and authorized the Examiner to make changes through the Examiner's Amendment.. Applicant recordation instructions: It is not necessary for applicant to provide a separate record of the substance of interview. Examiner recordation instructions: Examiners must summarize the substance of any interview of record. A complete and proper recordation of the substance of an interview should include the items listed in MPEP 713.04 for complete and proper recordation including the identification of the general thrust of each argument or issue discussed, a general indication of any other pertinent matters discussed regarding patentability and the general results or outcome of the interview, to include an indication as to whether or not agreement was reached on the issues raised. D Attachment /YUK TING CHOI/ Primary Examiner, Art Unit 2153 U-8. Patent and Trademark Office PTOL-4138 (Rev. 8/11/2010) Interview Summary PaperNo.20170608 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE In re Application of: Sean Rad et al. Serial No.: 14/059,192 Filing Date: October 21, 2013 Group Art Unit: 2164 Examiner: Yuk Ting Choi Confirmation No.: 1044 Title: MATCHING PROCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD Commissioner for Patents P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 Request for Continued Examination Applicants respectfully request the Examiner to reconsider this application in view of this Request for Continued Examination (RCE). Please amend the application as fo11ows: 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 2 In the Claims: 1.-22. (Canceled) 23. (Currently Amended) A computer implemented method of profile matching, comprising: electronically receiving a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; determining a set of potential matches for the first user in response to receiving the first request; causing 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 co1Tesponding to a second user; determining that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; in response to determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match, automatically causing 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; determining that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; detem1ining to enable communication between the first user and the second user in response to determining that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user; in response to determining to enable communication between the first user and the second user, causing the graphical user interface to display to the first user OOth the graphical representation of the first potential match; 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 3 determining that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a seeend third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the seeend third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the seeend third potential match corresponding to a third user; deteFmining ta fWe\'ent preventing communication between the first user and the third user in l'espanse te after determining that bttth the first user has expressed the positive negative preference indication regarding the seeend third useF and the seeand usel' hos expvessed the pasitiye prefeFenee imlieatien Fegal'ding the first user; determining that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a thifll fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the thW fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the th-fftl fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and detel'mining te pFevent preventing communication between the first user and the fourth user in respense te after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 24. (Canceled) 25. (Currently Amended) The method of Claim 23, further comprising: in response to determining that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user, causing the display of a graphical notification, on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device, that a match exists between the first user and the second user, the graphical notification comprising a user interface control enabling -the!! text area to be presented to the first user. 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 4 26. .(Previously Presented) The method of Claim 23, wherein the set of potential matches for the first user comprises one or more potential matches that are each associated with a geographic location within a threshold distance of a geographic location associated with the first user, the threshold distance being a stored value. 27. (Canceled) 28. (Canceled) 29. (Canceled) 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 5 30. (Currently Amended) A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, are configured to: electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; determine a set of potential matches for the first user in response to receiving the first request; 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; determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first potential match at least by detem1ining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; in response to the determination that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match, automatically 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; determine that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match~ determine to enable communication between the first user and the second user in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication 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 bt»h the graphical representation of the first potential match; determine that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a seeond third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the seeand third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 6 different than the first swiping gesture, the seeond third potential match corresponding to a third user; determine t0 prevent communication between the first user and the third user in response te after determining that OOth- the first user has expressed the positive negative preference indication regarding the seeend third useF smd the seeend useF has expFessed the positive pFeferenee indieatien FegaFding the first user; determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a thiFd fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the thiFd fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the thiFd fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and determine to prevent communication between the first user and the fourth user in response ta after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 31. (Canceled) 32. (Currently Amended) The medium of Claim 30, further comprising instructions configured to, in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user, cause the display of a graphical notification, on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device, that a match exists between the first user and the second user, the graphical notification comprising a user interface control enabling the!! text area to be presented to the first user. 33. (Previously Presented) The medium of Claim 30, wherein the set of potential matches for the first user comprises one or more potential matches that are each associated with a geographic location within a threshold distance of a geographic location associated with the first user, the threshold distance being a stored value. 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 7 34. (Canceled) 35. (Canceled) 36. (Canceled) 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 8 37. (Currently Amended) A system for profile matching, comprising: an interface operable to: electronically receive a first request for matching, the first request electronically submitted by a first user using a first electronic device; and a processor coupled to the interface and operable to: determine a set of potential matches for the first user in response to receiving the first request; cause the interface to display 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; determine that the interface has received a positive preference indication from the first user regarding the first potential match at least by determining that the first user performed a first swiping gesture associated with the graphical representation of the first potential match on the graphical user interface; automatically cause the interface to remove the presentation of the first potential match from the graphical user interface in response to detecting the gesture and cause the interface to present, on the graphical user interface, a second potential match of the set of potential matches to the first user; determine that the second user has expressed a positive preference indication regarding the first user after determining that the first user expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first potential match; and determine to enable communication between the first user and the second user in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication 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 b6th the graphical representation of the first potential match; determine that the first user expressed a negative preference indication regarding a seeend third potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed a second swiping gesture associated with a graphical 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PA TENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 9 representation of the seeond third potential match on the graphical user interface, the second swiping gesture different than the first swiping gesture, the seeend third potential match corresponding to a third user; deteFmine to prevent communication between the first user and the third user in Fesponse to after determining that h&t=h the first user has expressed the positive negative preference indication regarding the seeond third useF and the seeond user has e:xpFessed the positive pFeferenee indieation regarding the first user; determine that the first user expressed a positive preference indication regarding a third fourth potential match of the set of potential matches at least by determining that the first user performed the first swiping gesture associated with a graphical representation of the thWd fourth potential match on the graphical user interface, the thifll. fourth potential match corresponding to a fourth user; and determine to prevent communication between the first user and the fourth user io Fesponse to after determining that the fourth user has expressed a negative preference indication regarding the first user. 38. (Canceled) 39. (Currently Amended) The system of Claim 37, the processor further operable to, in response to the determination that both the first user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the second user and the second user has expressed the positive preference indication regarding the first user, cause the display of a graphical notification, on the graphical user interface of the first electronic device, that a match exists between the first user and the second user, the graphical notification comprising a user interface control enabling the!! text area to be presented to the first user. 40. (Previously Presented) The system of Claim 37, wherein the set of potential matches for the first user comprises one or more potential matches that are each associated with a geographic location within a threshold distance of a geographic location associated with the first user, the threshold distance being a stored value. 41. (Canceled) 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059, 192 10 42. (Canceled) 43. (Canceled) 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 11 REMARKS Applicants attempted to revise the claims after noting certain unintentional errors and submitted an amendment under 37 C.F.R. § 1.312 on May 11, 2016. This request was rejected by the Examiner on May 19, 2016. Thus, Applicants submit the present RCE amending Claims 23, 25, 30, 32, 37, and 39. Previously, U.S. Patent Publication No. 2014/0040368 Al by Janssens ("Janssens") and U.S. Patent Publication No. 2011/0087974 Al by Kulas ("Kulas") had been used to reject the application. The claims as amended here are allowable over these references. For example, neither the cited portions Janssens nor Kulas disclose the particular manner of expressing preferences and enabling communication as recited in the limitations of amended Claim 23. Janssens discloses a social interaction system that includes a way for a user to find people of interest. Janssens at iJ 0004. A card-feed pane displays "cards," which may display profiles of users. Id. at iI 0046. A left (backward) arrow and right (forward) enable the user to view other cards within the card-feed. Id. at iJ 0047. Additionally, clicking, mouse dragging, hovering, swiping, and gesturing, may indicate to the system to display a new card. Id. The card-feed also includes a "like" button that records an indication that the current user is interested in the user whose card is being displayed. Id. at iJ 0052. The Examiner has relied on Janssens at paragraphs 64 and 95 as allegedly disclosing enabling communication between the first user and the second user in response to determining that the second user has expressed approval for the first user. These paragraphs, however, merely disclose updating a user's contact list or chat list. For example, paragraph 64 discloses that when a user links with another user (e.g., where both users indicated they liked the other user), a small image (e.g., a thumbnail picture) of the linked user previously or newly presented in the chat list or elsewhere may be highlighted or otherwise identified on the user interface (e.g., relative to images of other users in the chat list that are not a link). Thus, upon forming a link the user's chat list images are updated. There is no disclosure in paragraph 64 of Janssens of enabling communication in the manner claimed. In fact, as shown above, Janssens teaches away from the claim limitations identified above because it discloses that users exist in the chat list (and communicate with each other) before they are linked. Paragraph 95 of Janssens merely discloses that a contact may be automatically added 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 12 to a given user's contact list when two users are linked and suggests that users could communicate before being linked. Other portions of .Janssens previously cited by the Examiner are also deficient. Paragraphs 52-53 of Janssens suggests that users can freely communicate unless they are prevented once a user requests. This teaches away from the claimed manner of enabling communication as users are prevented from communicating until the conditions specified in the claim are met. See also id. at if 5. Paragraph 56 of Janssens, which add)"esses communication in the system, fails to disclose the claimed manner of enabling communication. Rather, consistent with the teachings of Janssens, it merely discloses users setting preferences but otherwise open communication between users of the system. Paragraph 178 addresses a "speed dating" situation where users who have expressed no preference for other users are forced to chat with another for a specified period of time. This again teaches away from the claimed manner of enabling communication which require a particular set of factors to allow for communication between users. Kulas discloses controls in a graphical user interface where a user's touch or swipe of the control indicates the user's state of mind. Kulas at if 0005. The cited portions of Kulas do not address when communication is allowed between users. As such, the cited portions of Kuals do not remedy the deficiencies of Janssens. For at least these reasons, the proposed Janssens-Kulas combination at least fails to disclose, teach or suggest the above cited element of Claim 23. Thus, the proposed combination fails to disclose, teach or suggest each element of independent Claim 23. Accordingly, Claim 23 and each of its dependent claims are in condition for allowance. For analogous reasons, Applicants respectfully submit that Claim 30 is patentable over the cited art used in its rejection and request that the rejection of this claim be withdrawn. The elements of Claim 30 are not shown by Janssens or Kulas for reasons analogous to those discussed above regarding Claim 23. Thus, for at least the reasons discussed with respect to Claim 23, Applicants respectfully request allowance of Claim 30 and its dependent claims. For analogous reasons, Applicants respectfully submit that Claim 37 is patentable over the cited art used in its rejection and request that the rejection of this claim be withdrawn. The elements of Claim 37 are not shown by Janssens or Kulas, for reasons 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059, 192 13 analogous to those discussed above regarding Claim 23. Thus, for at least the reasons discussed with respect to Claim 23, Applicants respectfully request that Claim 37 and its dependent claims be allowed. 25742049 8 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.: PATENT APPLICATION 076533.0146 14/059,192 14 CONCLUSION Applicants have made an earnest attempt to place this case in condition for allowance. For the foregoing reasons and for other reasons clearly apparent, Applicants respectfully request reconsideration and full allowance of all pending claims. If the Examiner feels that a telephone conference would advance prosecution of this application in any manner, the Examiner is invited to contact Roshan Mansinghani, Attorney for Applicants, at the Examiner's convenience at (214) 953-6737. As indicated on the accompanying RCE Transmittal form, the Commissioner is authorized to charge the amount of $1,700.00 for the RCE fee to Deposit Account No. 02- 0384 of BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. Although Applicants believe no other fees are due, the Commissioner is authorized to charge any necessary additional fees and credit any overpayments to Deposit Account No. 02-0384 of BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. Respectfully submitted, BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. Attorneys for Applicants Roshan S. Mansinghani Reg. No. 62,429 (214) 953-6737 Date: S I /oZ. 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