Ex Parte Schwarz 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                                     is not binding precedent of the Board.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 HERIBERT SCHWARZ,                                                  
                                             THOMAS SEITH and                                                      
                                              ARTUR WEIGAND                                                        
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                                               Appeal 2007-2193                                                    
                                            Application 10/816,369                                                 
                                            Technology Center 1700                                                 
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                                           Decided: August 16, 2007                                                
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                Before BRADLEY R. GARRIS, THOMAS A. WALTZ, and                                                     
                CATHERINE Q. TIMM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                   
                GARRIS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                               

                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                      
                       Appellants appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 the final rejection of claims                       
                1-7, 9, 11, and 13-22.1  We have jurisdiction over the appeal pursuant to                          
                35 U.S.C.  6(b).                                                                                  

                                                                                                                  
                1 Claim 18 is not included in the “Claims Appendix” of the Brief.  However,                        
                it is clear from the record and Appellants’ statement that “Claims 1-7, 9, 11                      



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