Ex Parte Zermani et al - Page 1



                  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                            for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                     
                                             AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
                                                   ____________                                                        
                                          Ex parte THOMAS ZERMANI,                                                     
                                                 JAMES GROVES,                                                         
                                                and BRIAN FOLEY                                                        
                                                   ____________                                                        
                                                 Appeal 2006-2578                                                      
                                              Application 09/811,970                                                   
                                             Technology Center 1700                                                    
                                                   ____________                                                        
                                              Decided: April 6, 2007                                                   
                                                   ____________                                                        
                 Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, BRADLEY R. GARRIS, and                                                       
                 LINDA M. GAUDETTE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                      
                 GARRIS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                  


                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                                          STATEMENT OF THE CASE                                                        
                        This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final rejection of                            
                 claims 1, 11, 16, 24, and 26.  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6.                              





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