Ex Parte Molas 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                                 for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 JORGE HORACIA MOLAS,                                             
                                         FRANZ ASCHENBRENNER,                                                   
                                          HOLGER GERLACH, and                                                   
                                            MELANIE HUFNAGEL                                                    
                                            Appeal No.  2007-0752                                               
                                          Application No. 09/957,109                                            
                                                  ON BRIEF                                                      
                Before SCHEINER, ADAMS and GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judges.                                
                ADAMS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                             

                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  
                       This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                          
                examiner’s final rejection of claims 1, 2, and 4-19, which are all the claims                   
                pending in the application.                                                                     
                       Claims 1, 2, 4, 7 and 11 are illustrative of the subject matter on appeal and            
                are reproduced below:                                                                           
                       1. A convertible pantiliner including a liner, a baffle and an absorbent                 
                       core therebetween, said pantilinter further comprising at least one                      
                       embossed fold line defining a central area and two periphery side areas,                 
                       said central area having two longitudinal ends, with a first longitudinal end            
                       being wider than the said second longitudinal end, and wherein said                      
                       pantiliner may be adjusted in size depending on panty size, by folding said              

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