Ex Parte Lovett et al - Page 1



       1       The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written           
       2              for publication in and is not binding precedent of the Board.                 
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       4              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                     
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       6                                                                                            
       7                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                       
       8                              AND INTERFERENCES                                             
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      10                                                                                            
      11                Ex parte ERIC G. LOVETT, ROBERT J. SWEENEY,                                 
      12                   DAVID T. JACOBSEN, and GILDO L. EPIS JR.                                 
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      14                                                                                            
      15                                 Appeal 2007-1451                                           
      16                               Application 09/970,146                                       
      17                              Technology Center 3700                                        
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      19                                                                                            
      20                               Decided: June 13, 2007                                       
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      22                                                                                            
      23   Before WILLIAM F. PATE, III, LINDA E. HORNER, and                                        
      24   ANTON W. FETTING, Administrative Patent Judges.                                          
      25                                                                                            
      26   FETTING, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                    
      27                                                                                            
      28                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                            
      29                                                                                            
      30                                                                                            
      31                              STATEMENT OF CASE                                             
      32       This appeal involves claims 1, 3-10, 12-14, 16, 21-23, 26, 28-29, 33, and 58-        
      33   69, the only claims pending and remaining under consideration in this application1.      
      34   We have jurisdiction over the appeal pursuant to 35 U.S.C.  6 and 134.                 
                                                                                                   
           1 Claims 2, 11, 15, 17-20, 24-25, 27, 30-32, and 34-37 are withdrawn from                
           consideration and claims 38-57 are cancelled.                                            



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