Ex Parte Maresca 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                           for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 JOHN S. MARESCA,                                                 
                     ROBERT D. HAYES, BRENT R. JENSEN, EDWARD KOBEDA,                                             
                               ERIC T. LAMBERT, MICHAEL J. WHITNEY,                                               
                         KATHERINE J. PEARSALL, BENJAMIN J. STEELE JR.,                                           
                                            and PAUL A. ZULPA                                                     
                                                 ____________                                                     
                                               Appeal 2007-0223                                                   
                                            Application 09/752,0901                                               
                                            Technology Center 2100                                                
                                                 ____________                                                     
                                            Decided: July 19, 2007                                                
                                                 ____________                                                     
                Before LEE E. BARRETT, JOSEPH L. DIXON, and                                                       
                HOWARD B. BLANKENSHIP, Administrative Patent Judges.                                              
                BARRETT, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                             
                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                     
                       This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134(a) from the Final                       
                Rejection of claims 44-79.  Claims 1-43 have been canceled.  We have                              
                jurisdiction pursuant to 35 U.S.C.  6(b).                                                        
                       We affirm-in-part.                                                                         
                                                                                                                 
                       1  Application for patent filed December 29, 2000, entitled "Method                        
                and System for Providing an End-to-End Business Process for Electronic                            
                Supplier Qualification and Quality Management," now U.S. Publication                              
                US 2002/0087372 ('372 publication), published July 4, 2002.                                       



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