Claim format – “a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium”

In patent applications, it is very usual to add a claim reciting “a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium.” Applicants can argue that such claim should not be construed as being directed to an abstract idea because the claim specifically recites a tangible item like “a non transitory compure-readable storage medium.”

The following is an example of the claim reciting “storage medium”:

For a first node for [FUNCTION] (e.g., managing transmission of at least one probe message for …), wherein a network comprises the first node and the second node, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising a computer program product including instructions to cause at least one processor:


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