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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for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS
Ex parte HARRY R. DAVIS
Appeal No. 2006-2368
Application No. 10/247,032
Before ADAMS, GREEN, and LEBOVITZ, Administrative Patent Judges.
GREEN, 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 1-3, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20 and 30-35.1 Claims 1 and 32
are representative of the claims on appeal, and read as follows:
1. A method for treating vascular inflammation in a subject comprising the
step of administering (1) at least one sterol absorption inhibitor or at least one 5α-
stanol absorption inhibitor and (2) at least one cholesterol biosynthesis inhibitor
to a subject having a blood level of c-reactive protein of greater than about 0.4
1 Claims 4-9, 14-16 and 21-29 are also pending, but stand withdrawn from consideration as
being drawn to a non-elected invention. See Appeal Brief, page 1.
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