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                             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                                      is not binding precedent of the Board.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 ROBERTO CREA                                                
                                                __________                                                   
                                             Appeal 2007-2400                                                
                                          Application 10/418,182                                             
                                          Technology Center 1600                                             
                                                __________                                                   
                                       Decided: September 21, 2007                                           
                                                __________                                                   
                Before ERIC GRIMES, LORA M. GREEN, and RICHARD M.                                            
                LEBOVITZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                      
                GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                         


                                         DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  
                      This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 involving claims to a library                  
                of mutant immunoglobulins.  The Examiner has rejected the claims for                         
                obviousness and obviousness-type double patenting.  We have jurisdiction                     
                under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                                                          
                                             BACKGROUND                                                      
                      Antibodies, or immunoglobulins, include a heavy chain and a light                      
                chain, each of which has a constant region and variable region (Specification                




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