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                       The opinion in support of the decision being entered today is not binding             
                                            precedent of the Board.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 STEVEN J. FERRY, ROGER N. HASTINGS,                                       
                                          and REED A. HOUGE                                                  
                                             Appeal 2007-2812                                                
                                          Application 10/337,236                                             
                                         Technology Center 3700                                              
                                                __________                                                   
                                         Decided: August 10, 2007                                            
                                                __________                                                   
                Before LORA M. GREEN, NANCY J. LINCK, 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 1-21                   
                and 23.  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                            

                                         STATEMENT OF CASE                                                   
                      The claimed invention is drawn to a magnetically navigable medical                     
                guidewire which is used to navigate medical devices through a subject’s                      
                vasculature (Spec. 1: [0001]).  Claims 1-21 and 23 are pending.  The                         
                following rejections are on appeal (Answer 2-3):                                             





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