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The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written
for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.
Paper No. 30
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS
Ex parte JOHN H. LEE, JOSEPH D. HAHN and ROBERT C. MUSSER
Appeal No. 2003-2147
Application No. 09/392,243
Before SCHEINER, MILLS, and GREEN Administrative Patent Judges.
MILLS, 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 21-27 and 36-54, which are all of the claims pending in this
Claims 21, 36 and 42 are illustrative of the claims on appeal and read as follows:
21. A method for preserving mucosa tissue comprising mixing a quantity of
mucosa tissue with a preserving agent selected from the group consisting of hydrogen
peroxide and phosphoric acid to yield the preserved mucosa tissue.
36. A method of treating mucosa tissue, the method comprising combining the
mucosa tissue and a peroxide-containing compound to form an intermediate.
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