I partially read this response to a patent application related to assigning seats to airline passengers, such that they are "happy".
In this response, the examiner says:
the subject matter of the Smartgene application was determined to be able to be performed in one's head. Much like Appellant's claimed invention, determining a seating arrangement based on geomatic shapes can be reasonably be performed by hand or by way of a mental process.
This is relevant to me since I hear the term mental process or rule of game or the like often. The problem I'm concerned with is however very complex (i.e. computational expensive) and further it must be performed within a certain time (usually 0.3 seconds). If it can not be conducted within this time frame it is useless.
I understand that a human could handle the problem I'm facing - however not within the time frame. I fact, he might work on this his entire live...
Is something that is computational complex still a mental task/model? Is that handled differently between EU and US?