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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for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 GEOFFREY H. WHITE and WEIYUN YU
Technology Center 3700
Decided: May 18, 2007
Before DEMETRA J. MILLS, ERIC GRIMES, and LORA M. GREEN,
Administrative Patent Judges.
GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C. § 134 involving claims to a
prosthesis for placement in intersecting blood vessels. The Examiner has
rejected the claims as anticipated and obvious. We have jurisdiction under
35 U.S.C. § 6(b). We reverse the rejections based on the Cragg patent,
vacate the rejections based on the Piplani patent, and enter new grounds of
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