Ex Parte Parikh 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                                  is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                      
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                        
                                     AND INTERFERENCES                                             
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                                             Ex parte                                              
                                         RAJIV PARIKH,                                             
                          BHAIRAVI PARIKH and ANDREW NEWMAN                                        
                                         Appeal 2007-1820                                          
                                      Application 10/659,408                                       
                                     Technology Center 1600                                        
                                           __________                                              
                                    Decided: September 4, 2007                                     
                                           __________                                              
              Before TONI R. SCHEINER, DEMETRA J. MILLS, 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 18-27.         
              We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                             

                                     STATEMENT OF CASE                                             
                    The claimed invention relates to methods of treating respiratory               
              disorders, such as asthma.  “Asthma is a chronic condition in which                  
              allergens or other triggers cause changes in a subject’s airways, resulting in       
              coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath (dyspnea)” (Spec.  2).                  




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