Ex Parte Dewis et al - Page 1



                                 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                                           is not binding precedent of the Board.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 MARK LAWRENCE DEWIS,                                                       
                               DAVID JOHN EDWARDS, LESLEY KENDRICK,                                                        
                                       MARIA WRIGHT, and AMIR YUSUF                                                        
                                                      __________                                                           
                                                  Appeal 2007-1610                                                         
                                                Application 10/955,833                                                     
                                               Technology Center 1600                                                      
                                                      __________                                                           
                                             Decided: September 4, 2007                                                    
                                                      __________                                                           
                  Before TONI R. SCHEINER, LORA M. GREEN, and RICHARD M.                                                   
                  LEBOVITZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                  
                  LEBOVITZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                   
                                               DECISION ON APPEAL                                                          
                         This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of claims 7-12.                             
                  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                                                 

                                               STATEMENT OF CASE                                                           
                                A problem with developing flavoring agents for fruity                                      
                         and herbaceous materials, such as mango flavor, is that natural                                   
                         plant materials do not contain a single flavoring agent, but                                      
                         rather contain a complex mixture of volatile components                                           
                         making identification of characteristic flavors very difficult.                                   



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