Ex Parte Bouic - 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                                   is not binding precedent of the Board.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 PHILLIP J. BOUIC                                             
                                            ________________                                                 
                                             Appeal 2007-1677                                                
                                          Application 10/121,491                                             
                                          Technology Center 1700                                             
                                            ________________                                                 
                                         Decided:  August 22, 2007                                           
                                            ________________                                                 
                Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, THOMAS A. WALTZ, and                                                
                PETER F. KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                
                WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                          

                                         DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  
                      This is a decision on an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                         
                Primary Examiner’s final rejection of claims 1, 3-5, 7-11, and 16-19, which                  
                are the only claims pending in this application.  We have jurisdiction                       
                pursuant to 35 U.S.C.  6.                                                                   
                      According to Appellant, the invention is directed to a masking                         
                material for masking a swage line of an article, such as a motor vehicle, to                 
                assist painters in masking along the swage line during painting operations                   




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