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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for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 ROBERT A. BELLMAN, ROBERT SABIA,
LJERKA UKRAINCZYK, and MARC J. WHALEN
Technology Center 1700
Decided: February 6, 2007
Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, THOMAS A. WALTZ, and PETER F.
KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.
KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-6, 8-12, 14-24,
and 26-31. Claims 7, 13, and 25 stand withdrawn from consideration
pursuant to an election requirement. Claim 1 is illustrative:
1. A chemical-mechanical manufacturing process for planarizing
or polishing semiconductor, metal, dielectric, glass, polymer, optical, and
ceramic materials, the process comprising:
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