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Paper No. 23
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS
Ex parte ROSS A. MILLER, ANDREW S. THOMPSON,
RAMAN K. BAKSHI and EDWARD G. CORLEY
Appeal No. 2000-0344
Application No. 08/718,408
Before WINTERS, MILLS, and GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judges.
GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C. § 134 from the examiner’s
final rejection of claims 1 -16 and 18-26, all of the claims remaining. Claims 1 and
10 are representative and read as follows:
1. A process for oxidizing a ? -5 –steroidal alkene to the corresponding
? -5 –7-keto-steroidal alkene comprising treating the ? -5 –steroidal
alkene in solvent with a hydroperoxide in the presence of a
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