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                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                           
                                              ____________                                                 
                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                            
                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                  
                                              ____________                                                 
                         Ex parte LILIAN SYLVIA FERNANDES, VINIT JAIN,                                     
                                      and VASU VALLABHANENI                                                
                                              ____________                                                 
                                            Appeal 2007-1519                                               
                                         Application 10/177,837                                            
                                         Technology Center 2100                                            
                                              ____________                                                 
                                       Decided: November 2, 2007                                           
                                              ____________                                                 

               Before LANCE LEONARD BARRY, ALLEN R. MACDONALD, and                                         
               SCOTT R. BOALICK, Administrative Patent Judges.                                             
               BARRY, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                         

                                     REMAND TO THE EXAMINER                                                
                                     I. STATEMENT OF THE CASE                                              
                      A Patent Examiner rejected claims 2-7, 9-14, and 16-21.  The                         
               Appellants appeal therefrom under 35 U.S.C.  134(a).  We have jurisdiction                 
               under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).                                                                     

                                        II. PRINCIPLES OF LAW                                              
                      In an ex parte appeal, the Board "is basically a board of review — we                
               review . . . rejections made by patent examiners."  Ex parte Gambogi,                       




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