Non-functional descriptive material discussed in Ex parte Lee
We also note in passing that the type of data being retrieved upon
rebooting or power loss pertains to non-functional descriptive material.
Non-functional descriptive material does not patentably distinguish over
prior art that otherwise renders the claims unpatentable. See In re Ngai, 367
F.3d 1336, 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2004); see also Ex parte Nehls, 88 USPQ2d
1883, 1887-90 (BPAI 2008) (precedential) (discussing cases pertaining to
non-functional descriptive material).