Ex Parte Wollenberg et al - Page 1

                           The opinion in support of the decision being entered today is not binding                                
                                                    precedent of the Board.                                                         
                                  UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                         
                                        BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                          
                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                               
                                             Ex parte ROBERT H. WOLLENBERG                                                          
                                                    And THOMAS J. BALK                                                              
                                                      Appeal No. 2007-0495                                                          
                                                   Application No. 10/699,5101                                                      
                                                            ON BRIEF                                                                
                   Before McKELVEY, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, and HANLON and TIERNEY,                                     
                   Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                    
                   HANLON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                             

                                                  STATEMENT OF CASE                                                                 
                           Appellants appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from a final rejection of claims 1 to 37.                        
                   We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).                                                                     
                           Appellants’ invention is directed to high throughput preparation of lubricating oil                      
                   compositions for combinatorial libraries.                                                                        
                           Claims 1 and 23 are the claims at issue in this appeal.2  They read as follows:                          
                                  1.  A method for preparing a plurality of different lubricant oil                                 
                           formulations comprising:                                                                                 
                   1 Application 10/699,510 was filed on October 31, 2003.  The real party in interest is                           
                   Chevron Oronite Company LLC.                                                                                     
                   2 Claims 1 and 23 are the only independent claims under appeal.                                                  

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