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                          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                                    is not binding precedent of the Board.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 L. DAVID WILLIAMS,                                               
                              MICHAEL S. HERSHFIELD, SUSAN J. KELLY,                                             
                             MARK G. P. SAIFER, and MERRY R. SHERMAN                                             
                                                ____________                                                     
                                              Appeal 2007-1159                                                   
                                            Application 09/839,946                                               
                                           Technology Center 1600                                                
                                                ____________                                                     
                                            Decided: July 18, 2007                                               
                                                ____________                                                     


                Before ERIC GRIMES, LORA M. GREEN, and NANCY J. LINCK,                                           
                Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                    
                GREEN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                              

                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                    
                       This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                               
                Examiner’s Final Rejection of claims 50-53.1  We have jurisdiction under 35                      
                                                                                                                
                1 Claims 54-59 are also pending, and have been rejected for obviousness-                         
                type double-patenting over claims 1-30 of U.S. Patent No. 6,783,965, but                         
                that rejection has not been appealed (Br. 5).                                                    



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