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APPLICATION NO. 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 


CONFIRMATION NO. 


10/088,784 
54120 


06/26/2002 
7590 1 1/27/2007 


Barry J. Gilhuly 


1400-1072 PCI 


9501 



RESEARCH IN MOTION, LTD 
102 DECKER CT. 
SUITE 180 
IRVING, TX 75062 



EXAMINER 



FRINK, JOHN MOORE 



ART UNIT 



PAPER NUMBER 



2142 



MAIL DATE 



DELIVERY MODE 



11/27/2007 PAPER 

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. 



PTOL-90A (Rev. 04/07) 



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Office Action Summary 


Application No. 

10/088,784 


Applicant(s) 

GILHULY ET AL 


Examiner 

John M. Frink 


Art Unit 

2142 





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WHICHEVER IS LONGER, FROM THE MAILING DATE OF THIS COMMUNICATION. 

- Extensions of time may be available under the provisions of 37 CFR 1 . 1 36(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. § 1 33). 
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 )S Responsive to communication(s) filed on 13 July 2007 . 
2a)D This action is FINAL. 2b)S This action is non-final. 

3) D 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 CD. 11, 453 O.G. 213. 

Disposition of Claims 

4) ^3 Claim(s) 63-101 and 113-121 is/are pending in the application. 

4a) Of the above claim(s) is/are withdrawn from consideration. 

5) D Claim(s) is/are allowed. 

6) E] Claim(s) 63-101 and 113-121 is/are rejected. 

7) D Claim(s) is/are objected to. 

8) D Claim(s) are subject to restriction and/or election requirement. 

Application Papers 

9) D The specification is objected to by the Examiner. 

10) D The drawing(s) filed on is/are: a)D accepted or b)D 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). 

1 1) D The oath or declaration is objected to by the Examiner. Note the attached Office Action or form PTO-152. 

Priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119 

12) D Acknowledgment is made of a claim for foreign priority under 35 U.S.C. § 1 19(a)-(d) or (f). 
a)D All b)D Some * c)D None of: 

1 .□ Certified copies of the priority documents have been received. 

2. Q Certified copies of the priority documents have been received in Application No. . 

3. Q 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) [3 Notice of References Cited (PTO-892) 

2) CD Notice of Draftsperson's Patent Drawing Review (PTO-948) 

3) [H Information Disclosure Statement(s) (PTO/SB/08) 

Paper No(s)/Mail Date . 



4) 0 Interview Summary (PTO-413) 

Paper No(s)/Mail Date. . 

5) O Notice of Informal Patent Application 

6) □ Other: . 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-326 (Rev. 08-06) 



Office Action Summary 



Part of Paper No./Mail Date 20071 120 



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DETAILED ACTION 
Continued Examination Under 37 CFR 1.114 

The double patenting rejections with 6,701,378 and co-pending applications 09/928,983 
and 10/671,162 are pending. 

Claim Rejections - 35 USC §112 

1 . The following is a quotation of the second paragraph of 35 U.S.C. 112: 

The specification shall conclude with one or more claims particularly pointing out and distinctly 
claiming the subject matter which the applicant regards as his invention. 

2. Claim 78 recites the limitation "the packaging step" in reference to claim 63. 
There is insufficient antecedent basis for this limitation in the claim. 

3. Claim 87 recites the limitation "the access mechanism for remotely configuring 
and reconfiguring the filtering rules" in reference to claim 69. There is insufficient 
antecedent basis for this limitation in the claim. 

4. Claim 88 recites the limitation "the access mechanism for remotely configuring 
and reconfiguring the user profile database" in reference to claim 70. There is 
insufficient antecedent basis for this limitation in the claim. 

Claim Rejections - 35 USC § 103 

5. The following is a quotation of 35 U.S.C. 103(a) which forms the basis for all 
obviousness rejections set forth in this Office action: 

(a) A patent may not be obtained though the invention is not identically disclosed or described as set 
forth in section 102 of this title, if the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and 
the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious at the time the 
invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains. 
Patentability shall not be negatived by the manner in which the invention was made. 



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6. Claims 63-74, 76-82, 86, 89-91, 93, 94, 97, 101 and 113-118, 120 and 121 are 
rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over Motorola AirMobile 
Wireless Software for Lotus cc:Mail, Version 1.1, hereafter AirMobile, in view of Beyda 
et al. (US 6,636,965 B1 ), hereafter Beyda. 

7. Regarding claim 63, AirMobile shows a method of redirecting data messages 
from a messaging host system (Fig. 1; cc:Mail Post Office Server) to a wireless mobile 
communication device (Fig. 1, wireless cc:Mail Mobile user), comprising the steps of: 
receiving a data message at the messaging host system, wherein the messaging host 
system stores the data message in a first message store (Fig. 1 , Post Office Servers 
storage) associated with a user of the wireless mobile communication device . (Fig. 1, 
Post Office Server receiving data message from user and storing ff in the user's cc:Mail 
mailbox at The Post-Office server, pages 10-11); 

detecting the data message at the messaging host system (Fig. 1 , Post-Office 
Server recognizes the incoming data message from the user once the. user has 
registered with his mailbox with the cc:Mail Post Office Server, pages 10-11); 

forwarding a copy of the data message (AirMobile, transferring emails or 
cc:mails) from the messaging host system (Fig. 1 , Post-Office Server) to a wireless 
redirector host system (Fig. 1, AirMobile Wireless for cc:Mail Server) 

storing the data message in a second message store (cc:Mail Server's user 
mailbox account) associated with the user of the wireless mobile communication device 
at the wireless redirector host system (AirMobile, Fig. 1, e-mails or cc:Mails stored in 
AirMobile Wireless for cc:Mail Server). 



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determining whether the data message stored in the second message store 
should be redirected from the wireless redirector host system to the user's wireless 
mobile communication device (Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 25-27, 35, determining the routing 
or downloading or transferring of messages to mobile user from the AirMobile Wireless 
for cc:Mail Server); and 

if the data message should be redirected, then preparing the data message for 
redirection and transmitting a copy of the data message from the wireless redirector 
host system to the user's wireless mobile communication device (Fig. 1, pages 10-1*1, 
25-27, 35). 

AirMobile additionally shows where the forwarding to the wireless director is via a 
local area network connection between the messaging host system and the wireless 
redirector host system, but does not show where said local area network connection is 
instead a wide area network connection. 

Beyda shows where email servers can be accessed over local area network 
connections or wide area network connections, include where said email servers are 
involved in forwarding messages (col. 2 lines 38-63), thus disclosing where the 
forwarding to the wireless director is via a wide area network connection between the 
messaging host system and the wireless redirector host system. 

It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile with that of Beyda in order to encompass 
a wider variety of messages processing system configurations, thus providing for 
additional flexibility in implementing the disclosed method/system. 



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8. Regarding claim 64, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the data 
message is an e-mail message and the first data store is an e-mail inbox associated 
with an electronic mail system (AirMobile, page 10). 

9. Regarding claim 65, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the 
detecting step includes the steps of: determining whether a data message has been 
received at the messaging host system for a particular user of a wireless mobile 
communication device (AirMobile, page 10); and checking a forwarding file coupled to 
the messaging host system to determine whether the particular user's data messages 
should be forwarded to the wireless redirector host system (AirMobile, page 10). 

10. Regarding claim 66, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the 
forwarding file includes a list of network addresses associated with the wide area 
network connection where the user's data messages should be forwarded by the 
messaging host system (AirMobile, page 10). 

1 1 . Regarding claim 67, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show configuring a set of 
filtering rules for use by the wireless redirector host system in determining whether the 
data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile communication device 
(AirMobile, page 11-12); and providing an access mechanism that allows the user to 
remotely configure and reconfigure the filtering rules by connecting to the wireless 
redirector host system from a remote terminal (AirMobile, page 11-12). 

12. Regarding claim 68, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show configuring a user 
profile database for use by the wireless redirector host system in determining whether 
the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile communication 



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device (AirMobile, page 11-12); and providing an access mechanism that allows a 
system administrator of the messaging host system to remotely configure and 
reconfigure the user profile database by connecting to the wireless redirector host 
system from a remote terminal (AirMobile, page 11-12). 

1 3. Regarding claim 69, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show receiving the 
electronic envelope at the user's wireless mobile communication device; extracting the 
data message from the electronic envelope; and storing the data message within a 
memory of the mobile device (AirMobile, an electronic envelope is inherently necessary 
to send messages between the host and the mobile device, pages 26-27). 

14. Regarding claim 70, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show generating a reply 
data message at the wireless mobile communication device; packaging the reply data 
message into an electronic envelope and transmitting the electronic envelope to the 
wireless redirector host system (AirMobile, page 26 describing messages transmitted by 
,the wireless mobile device, pages 26-27). 

1 5. Regarding claim 71 , AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the 
electronic envelope is addressed using an electronic address of the wireless redirector 
host system (AirMobile, page 26 describing messages transmitted by the wireless 
mobile device to the director server will necessarily be addressed using the address of 
the redirector host system, pages 26-27). 

16. Regarding claim 72, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show extracting the reply 
data message from the electronic envelope at the wireless redirector host system 
(AirMobile, Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 25-27, 35); reconfiguring the addressing information 



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associated with the reply data message; and transmitting the reconfigured reply data 
message from the wireless redirector host • system to the messaging host system 
(AirMobile, Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 25-27, 35). 

17. Regarding claim 73, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show receiving the 
reconfigured reply data message at the messaging host system; and storing the reply 
data message in the first message store associated with the user of the wireless mobile 
Communication device (AirMobile, Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 25-27, 

35). 

1 8. Regarding claim 74, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show receiving a reply 
received at the redirector host system, reconfiguring the addressing information 
associated with the reply, and transmitting the reconfigured reply data message to a 
destination using an electronic address included in the reply data message (i.e., the 
messages sent from the mobile device are intended for outside recipients, so it must 
include the address of those recipients and must have addresses reconfigured upon 
redirection at the redirection host system, pgs. 10-12, 24-27). 

1 9. Regarding claim 76, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show accessing a user 
profile database including a list of authorized users (AirMobile, pgs. 14-18); and 
checking whether the users associated with the data message is an authorized user to 
determine whether the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
communication device (AirMobile, pgs. 15 - 22). 

20. Regarding claim 77, AirMobile in view of. Beyda further show accessing a filter 
rules database including a list of filters to be applied to data messages for a particular 



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user (AirMobile, pgs. 11-12) and applying the filters to the data message to determine 
whether the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
communication device (AirMobile, pgs. 35-38). 

21 . Regarding claim 78, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the 
packaging step includes the step of addressing the electronic envelope using the 
address of the user's wireless mobile communication device (AirMobile, pgs. 11-12, 17 
and 22-23). 

22. Regarding claim 79, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show where the user's 
wireless mobile communication device is a laptop computer (AirMobile, Fig.1, pgs. 10 - 
11). 

23. Regarding claim 80, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the user's 
wireless mobile communication device is a two-way paging computer (AirMobile, Fig.1, 
pgs. 10-11). 

24. Regarding claim 81 , AirMobile in view of Beyda further show where the two-way 
paging computer includes a wireless network interface for communicating with the 
wireless redirector host system via the wireless transmission network (AirMobile, Fig.1, 
pgs. 10-11). 

25. Regarding claim 82, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show where the electronic 
envelope is addressed using the wireless transmission network address of the two-way 
paging computer (AirMobile, pgs.11-12, 17, 22-23). 



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26. Regarding claim 86, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the wide 
area network connection coupling the messaging host system to the wireless redirector 
host system is an Internet connection (Beyda, col. 2 lines 38-63). 

27. Regarding claim 89, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show configuring a user 
profile database for use by the wireless redirector host system in determining whether 
the data message should be redirected to the wireless mobile communication device 
(AirMobile, pgs. 17-18, 35-38) and storing, within the user profile database, the 
electronic address of the user's wireless mobile communication device (AirMobile, pgs. 
18-21). 

28. Regarding claim 90, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show storing, within the 
user profile database, information regarding the type and configuration of the wireless 
mobile communication device (AirMobile pgs. 17-21). 

29. Regarding claim 91 , AirMobile in view of Beyda further show converting the data 
message into a compressed format (AirMobile, pgs. 35-38) and placing the compressed 
data message into an electronic envelope addressed using the electronic address of the 
user's wireless mobile communication device (AirMobile, pgs. 11-12,17, 22-23). 

30. Regarding claim 93, AirMobile shows a method of redirecting E-mail messages 
from a messaging host system (Fig. 1; cc:Mail Post Office Server) to a wireless mobile 
communication device (Fig. 1, wireless cc:Mail Mobile user), comprising the steps of: 

detecting an E-mail message for the user at the messaging host system (Fig. 1 , 
pgs. 26-27); 

storing the E-mail message for the user at the messaging host system (pgs. 26- 



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27); 

forwarding a copy of the E-mail message from the messaging host system to a 
wireless redirector host system (AirMobile, Fig. 1); 

receiving the forwarded E-mail message from the messaging host system to a 
wireless redirector host system (Fig. 1, e-mails or cc:Mails stored in AirMobile Wireless 
for cc:Mail Server); 

applying a set of user-defined filtering rules that determine whether or not to 
redirect the stored E-mail message from the wireless redirector host system to the 
user's wireless mobile device via a network coupled to the wireless redirector host 
system (pgs. 10-12); 

if the filtering rules determine that the E-mail message is of the type that should 
be redirected, then redirecting the E-mail message to the user's wireless mobile device 
(Fig. 1, pgs. 10-11, 25-27, 35). 

AirMobile additionally shows where the forwarding to the wireless director is via a 
local area network connection between the messaging host system and the wireless 
redirector host system, but does not show where said local area network connection is 
instead a wide area network connection. 

Beyda shows where email servers can be accessed over local area network 
connections or wide area network connections, include where said email servers are 
involved in forwarding messages (col. 2 lines 38-63), thus disclosing where the 
forwarding to the wireless director is via a wide area network connection between the 
messaging host system and the wireless redirector host system. 



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It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile with that of Beyda in order to encompass 
a wider variety of messages processing system configurations, thus providing for 
additional flexibility in implementing the disclosed method/system. 

31 . Regarding claim 94, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show providing a filter 
rules database for storing the user-defined filter rules and providing an interface 
mechanism to the filter rules database through which the user may define and re-define 
the filtering rules (AirMobile, pgs. 10-12). 

32. Regarding claim 97, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show accessing a user 
profile databse coupled to the wireless redirector host system to verify that the user 
associated with the E-mail message is an authorized user (AirMobile, pgs. 14-18). 

33. Regarding claim 101, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show wherein the 
wireless redirector host system and the wireless mobile device communicate through a 
wireless gateway system and a wireless communication network (AirMobile, Fig. 1). 

34. Regarding claim 113, AirMobile shows a method of pushing data messages to a 
wireless mobile communication device, the data messages originating from message 
senders and addressed to a mailbox of the user of the wireless mobile communication 
device at a messaging host system wherein the data messages are stored in a first 
message store, the method comprising the steps of (AirMobile Fig. 1, pgs. 10-11) 
receiving data messages forwarded from the messaging host system to an address 
associated with the user of the wireless mobile communication device at a wireless 
redirector host system via a network connection (AirMobile Fig. 1); storing the forwarded 



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data message in a second message store associated with the user of the wireless 
mobile communication device at the wireless redirector host system (AirMobile, Fig. 1 , 
e-mails or cc:Mails stored in AirMobile Wireless for cc:Mail Server); determining at the 
wireless redirector host system which of the forwarded data messages should be 
redirected to the wireless mobile communication device (Airmobile Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 
25-27, 35, determining the routing or downloading or transferring of messages to mobile 
user from the AirMobile Wireless for cc:Mail Server) and redirecting at least some of the 
forwarded data messagse from the wireless redirector host system to the wireless 
redirector mobile communication device using an address of the wireless mobile 
communication device via a wireless transmission network (AirMobile Fig. 1, pages 10- 
11,25-27, 35). 

AirMobile additionally shows where the forwarding to the wireless director is via a 
local area network connection between the messaging host system and the wireless 
redirector host system, but does not show where said local area network connection is 
instead a wide area network connection. 

Beyda shows where email servers can be accessed over local area network 
connections or wide area network connections, include where said email servers are 
involved in forwarding messages (col. 2 lines 38-63), thus disclosing where the 
forwarding to the wireless director is via a wide area network connection between the 
messaging host system and the wireless redirector host system. 

It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile with that of Beyda in order to encompass 



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a wider variety of messages processing system configurations, thus providing for 
additional flexibility in implementing the disclosed method/system. 

35. Regarding claim 1 14, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show where the data 
messages are e-mail messages (AirMobile, page 10). 

36. Regarding claim 115, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show the steps of 
configuring a user profile database for use by the wireless redirector host system in 
determining which of the forwarded data messages should be redirected to the wireless 
mobile communication device (AirMobile page 11-12). 

37. Regarding claim 116, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show the step of 
receiving a reply data message at the wireless redirector host system from the wireless 
mobile communication device via the wireless transmission network, the reply data 
message addressed to the wireless redirector host system (AirMobile, page 26 
describing messages transmitted by the wireless mobile device, and pages 27-28). 

38. Regarding claim 117, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show reconfiguring the 
addressing information associated with the reply data message and redirecting the 
reconfigured reply data message from the wireless redirector host system via the wide 
area network connecting to the messaging host system (AirMobile, Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 
25-27, 35) for storing in the first message storage and transmitting to the message 
sender (AirMobile pgs. 1 0-1 1 ). 

39. Regarding claim 118, AirMobile in view of Beyda further show reconfiguring the 
addressing information associated with the reply data message and transmitting the 



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reconfigured reply data message to a destination system using an electronic address 
included in the reply data message (AirMobile pgs.10 -12, 24-27). 
40. Regarding claim 120, AirMobile shows a wireless redirector host system for 
pushing data messages to a wireless mobile communication device, the data messages 
originating from message senders and addressed to a mailbox of the user of the 
wireless mobile communication device at a messaging host system wherein the data 
messages are stored in a first message store, the method comprising the steps of 
(AirMobile Fig. 1, pgs. 10-11) 

means for receiving data messages forwarded from the messaging host system 
to an address associated with the user of the wireless mobile communication device at 
a wireless redirector host system via a network connection (AirMobile Fig. 1); means for 
storing the forwarded data message in a second message store associated with the 
user of the wireless mobile communication device at the wireless redirector host system 
(AirMobile, Fig. 1, e-mails or cc:Mails stored in AirMobile Wireless for cc:Mail Server); 
means for determining at the wireless redirector host system which of the forwarded 
data messages should be redirected to the wireless mobile communication device 
(Airmobile Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 25-27, 35, determining the routing or downloading or 
transferring of messages to mobile user from the AirMobile Wireless for cc:Mail Server) 
and means for redirecting at least some of the forwarded data messagse from the 
wireless redirector host system to the wireless redirector mobile communication device 
using an address of the wireless mobile communication device via a wireless 
transmission network (AirMobile Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 25-27, 35). 



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AirMobile additionally shows where the forwarding to the wireless director is via a 
local area network connection between the messaging host system and the wireless 
redirector host system, but does not show where said local area network connection is 
instead a wide area network connection. 

Beyda shows where email servers can be accessed over local area network 
connections or wide area network connections, include where said email servers are 
involved in forwarding messages (col. 2 lines 38-63), thus disclosing where the 
forwarding to the wireless director is via a wide area network connection between the 
messaging host system and the wireless redirector host system. 

It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile with that of Beyda in order to encompass 
a wider variety of messages processing system configurations, thus providing for 
additional flexibility in implementing the disclosed method/system. 
41 . Regarding claim 121 , AirMobile shows a computer-accessible medium having a 
sequence of instructions which, when executed by a processing entity, effectuate 
pushing data messages to a wireless mobile communication device, the data messages 
originating from message senders and addressed to a mailbox of the user of the 
wireless mobile communication device at a messaging host system wherein the data 
messages are stored in a first message store, the method comprising the steps of 
(AirMobile Fig. 1, pgs. 10-11) 

a code portion for receiving data messages forwarded from the messaging host 
system to an address associated with the user of the wireless mobile communication 



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device at a wireless redirector host system via a network connection (AirMobile Fig. 1); 
means for storing the forwarded data message in a second message store associated 
with the user of the wireless mobile communication device at the wireless redirector 
host system (AirMobile, Fig. 1, e-mails or cc:Mails stored in AirMobile Wireless for 
cc:Mail Server); a code portion for determining at the wireless redirector host system 
which of the forwarded data messages should be redirected to the wireless mobile 
communication device (Airmobile Fig. 1, pages 10-11, 25-27, 35, determining the 
routing or downloading or transferring of messages to mobile user from the AirMobile 
Wireless for cc:Mail Server) and a code portion for redirecting at least some of the 
forwarded data messagse from the wireless redirector host system to the wireless 
redirector mobile communication device using an address of the wireless mobile 
communication device via a wireless transmission network (AirMobile Fig. 1, pages 10- 
11,25-27,35). 

AirMobile additionally shows where the forwarding to the wireless director is via a 
local area network connection between the messaging host system and the wireless 
redirector host system, but does not show where said local area network connection is 
instead a wide area network connection. 

Beyda shows where email servers can be accessed over local area network 
connections or wide area network connections, include where said email servers are 
involved in forwarding messages (col. 2 lines 38-63), thus disclosing where the 
forwarding to the wireless director is via a wide area network connection between the 
messaging host system and the wireless redirector host system. 



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It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile with that of Beyda in order to encompass 
a wider variety of messages processing system configurations, thus providing for 
additional flexibility in implementing the disclosed method/system. 

42. Claims 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 95, 98, 99, 100 and 1 19 are rejected under 35 
U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over AirMobile in view of Beyda as applied to 
claims 63, 93 and 113 above, and further in view of Caoet al. (US 6,745,230 B1), 
hereafter Cao. 

43. Regarding claim 83, AirMobile in view of Beyda show claim 63. 

AirMobile in view of Beyda do not show wherein the messaging host system in 
an Internet Service Provider. 

Cao shows an Internet Service Provider, and also shows where said Internet 
Service Provider serves as a messaging host system (Abstract, col. 1 lines 20-60, col. 3 
lines 5-8, col. 6 lines 10-15). 

It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile in view of Beyda with that of Cao in order 
to support a common email architecture (Cao, col. 1 lines 20-60). 

44. Regarding claim 84, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the data items are E-mail messages and the Internet Service Provider includes a mail 
server program (AirMobile, Fig. 1; Cao, col. 2 lines 20-60). 

45. Regarding claim 85, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the ISP further includes a forwarding database coupled to the mail server program for 



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detecting whether a data message received at the mail server should be forwarded to a 
wireless redirector host system, and for determining the electronic network address of 
the wireless redirector host system (AirMobile, pg. 11 lines 15-16 and lines 25-26). 

46. Regarding claim 87, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the accesss mechanism for remotely configuring and reconfiguring (AirMobile pgs. 35- 
40) the filtering rules is a web-page interface (Cao, col. 4 lines 8-52, col. 5 lines 62-68). 

47. Regarding claim 88, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the access mechanism for remotely configuring and reconfiguring the user profile 
database (AirMobile pgs. 17-21) is a web-page interface (Cao, col. 4 lines 8-52, col. 5 
lines 62-68, col. 6 lines 1 1-55). 

48. Regarding claim 95, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the interface mechanism is a web-page interface (Cao, col. 4 lines 8-52, col. 5 lines 62- 
68). 

49. Regarding claim 98, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show providing 
an access mechanism that allows a system administrator of the messaging host system 
to remotely configure and reconfigure the user profile database (AirMobile pgs. 35-40, 
Cao, col. 4 lines 8-52, col. 5 lines 62-68). 

50. Regarding claim 99, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the messaging host system is an ISP (Cao Abstract, col. 1 lines 20-60, col. 3 lines 5-8, 
col. 6 lines 10-15). 



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51 . Regarding claim 1 00, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the ISP and the wireless redirector host system communicate via the Internet (Cao 
Abstract, col. 1 lines 20-60, col. 3 lines 5-8, col. 6 lines 10-15). 

52. Regarding claim 119, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao further show wherein 
the messaging host system is an ISP operating a mail server program (Cao Abstract, 
col. 1 lines 20-60, col. 3 lines 5-8, col. 6 lines 10-15) and wherein the wide area network 
connecting and coupling the messaging host system to the wireless redirector host 
system is an Internet Connection (Beyda, col. 2 lines 38-63). 

53. Claim 75 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over 
AirMobile in view of Beyda as applied to claims 63 and 93 above, and further in view of 
Moon et al. (6,138,146), hereafter Moon. 

54. Regarding claim 75, AirMobile in view of Beyda show claim 63. 
AirMobile in view of Beyda do not show transmitting a deactivation message 

associated with the user of the wireless mobile communication device to the wireless 
redirector host system; and upon receiving the deactivation message, prohibiting the 
redirection of data messages for the user sending the deactivation message. 

Moon shows transmitting a deactivation message associated with the user of the 
wireless mobile communication device to the wireless redirector host system; and upon 
receiving the deactivation message, prohibiting the redirection of data messages for the 
user sending the deactivation message (col. 2 lines 61-68, col. 3 lines 1-5, col. 6 lines 
27-33). 

It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 



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invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile in view of Beyda with that of Moon in 
order to enable better control over which users were able to utilize the mail forwarding 
system, as well as when they could utilize said system. 

55. Claims 96 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over 
AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao as applied to claims 95 above, and further in view 
of Moon et al. (6,138,146), hereafter Moon. 

56. Regarding claim 96, AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao show claim 95, 
including making configuration changers through a web page interface (Cao, col. 4 lines 
8-52, col. 5 lines 62-68, col. 6 lines 1 1-55). 

AirMobile in view of Beyda and Cao do not show wherein the web page interface 
includes an activation/deactivation switch for turning on/off the operation of the wireless 
redirector host for a particular user. 

Moon shows being able to activation/deactivation to turning on/off the operation 
of the wireless redirector host for a particular user (col. 2 lines 61-68, col. 3 lines 1-5, 
col. 6 lines 27-33). 

It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile in view of Beyda with that of Moon in 
order to enable better control over which users were able to utilize the mail forwarding 

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system, as well as when they could utilize said system. 

57. Claim 92 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over 
AirMobile in view of Beyda as applied to claim 63 above, and further in view of 
Zondervan (US 6,076,241 B1). 



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AirMobile in view of Beyda show claim 63. 

AirMobile in view of Beyda do not show where the data message is a calendar 
event message. 

Zondervan shows where the data message is a calendar event message (col. 7 
lines 56-68). 

It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time of the 
invention to modify the disclosure of AirMobile in view of Beyda with that of Zondervan 
in order to support popular and well-known uses for messaging software/methods 
(Zondervan col. 6 lines 1 1 - 67). 

Response to Arguments 

Applicant's arguments filed 7/13/2006 have been considered but are moot in view 
of the new ground(s) of rejection. 

Conclusion 

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