Ex Parte Chang 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                              for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                          
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                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                           
                                                AND INTERFERENCES                                                              
                                                      ____________                                                             
                       Ex parte PING CHANG, GREGG WALLACE, RUSSELL J. HILL,                                                    
                                  CRIS KRONEBERGER, and P.A. JOEL SMITH                                                        
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                                                    Appeal 2006-3307                                                           
                                                 Application 10/102,351                                                        
                                                 Technology Center 1700                                                        
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                                                 Decided: April 27, 2007                                                       
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                  Before BRADLEY R. GARRIS, PETER F. KRATZ, and                                                                
                  CATHERINE TIMM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                
                  KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                          

                                   ORDER REMANDING TO THE EXAMINER                                                             
                          We remand the application to the Examiner for further consideration                                  
                  and explanation of issues raised by the record.  37 C.F.R.  41.50(a)(1)                                     
                  (2006).                                                                                                      
                          On January 04, 2006, the Appellants filed an Appeal Brief, including                                 
                  an Evidence Appendix identifying, inter alia, a “Japanese Patent 05326507                                    
                  to Sato et al.,” including an English language translation thereof, as evidence                              




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