Epo 4 0 global updating
In particular, the Examining Division pointed to phase 3 of Fig.Feature F5 was not disclosed in section 10.4.2 of D5 cited by the Examining Division.It requested that the decision be set aside and that a patent be granted on the basis of one of the main and the first and second auxiliary requests.In a communication pursuant to Rule 100(2) EPC, the Board essentially agreed with the appellant's assessment of document D5 and found that the reasons given by the Examining Division did not justify the refusal of the application.However, as the Board was aware of a further prior-art document which might prejudice the patentability of the claimed subject-matter, the following courses of action were proposed:(a) The Board would decide to set aside the decision under appeal and remit the case to the department of first instance for further prosecution.The invention attempts to avoid this inefficient handling of schema updates, in particular where database backup occurs over the air (by radio communication), as performing a backup of all records of a database can be time-consuming and costly to a user.2.3 The invention solves this problem by comparing at a portable device a new version of a database schema to its prior version, by generating an update command, based on the comparison, to update the database at the portable device to conform to the new schema, by updating the database at the portable device using the generated update command, and transmitting the update command over the air from the portable device to a server storing a backup database of the database at the portable device to enable the server to update the backup database in the same manner using the transferred update command.Claim 1 of the main request reads as follows:"A method of updating and backing up a database (40, 42, 44) comprising data records, to accord with an updated database schema defining un [sic] updated structure of the data records in the database (40, 42, 44), wherein the database (40, 42, 44) is associated with mail store content, the method comprising:obtaining (100) at a portable electronic device (22) the updated database schema associated with the database (40, 42, 44);comparing the updated database schema (106) with a previous database schema associated with the database (40, 42, 44), to determine database schema changes;generating an update command (108) based on said comparing (106), when the updated database schema differs from said previous database schema, said update command comprising said database schema changes;updating the data records (110) of the database (40, 42, 44) according to the update command (108) by:deleting a first field from each of the data records, if said database schema changes comprise a deletion of said first field of the data records;deleting data stored in a second field in each of the data records, if said database schema changes comprise a modification of said second field of the data records; andadding a new field in each of the data records, if said database schema changes comprise an addition of said new field of the data records; andtransmitting said update command (112) from said portable electronic device (22) to a server by way of a radio communication channel, said update command for enabling updating of a backup database (34, 36, 38) associated with the database (40, 42, 44) at the server, by performing the steps deleting a first field, deleting data and adding a new field on backup data records of the backup database (34, 36, 38) according to the update command, so that each of the backup data records of the backup database (34, 36, 38) conforms to the updated structure as defined by the updated database schema."Claims 2 to 10 of the main request are dependent on claim 1.
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Hence, the generating step was not disclosed by D5.
With respect to feature F4, the appellant argued that the log messages used in D5 were unspecific, whereas the update command was "specific to the corresponding backup database" and that the broadcasting of log messages was different from the transmission of the update command.