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Date: 14 Jul 2008 10:52
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HP's patent application focused on software used to discover networked devices. Claim 32 was rejected for lack of statutory subject matter. 32. A device discovery service stored on a computer-readable medium, the service comprising: logic configured to discover devices directly connected to a network that are not directly connected to a computer; and logic configured to provide a user home service accessible with a network browser with a list of at least one discovered device that is available for use on the network. This claim is interesting because like Wasynczuk, it involves a system claim that is not patentable subject matter.
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