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                            This opinion is not binding precedent of the Board.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 AIR PRODUCTS POLYMERS, L.P.                                          
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                                             Appeal 2007-2910                                                
                                          Application 10/304,881                                             
                                          Technology Center 1700                                             
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                                         Decided: August 24, 2007                                            
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                Before RICHARD E. SCHAFER, RICHARD TORCZON, and SALLY                                        
                GARDNER LANE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                  
                TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                        
           1                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  
           2          The subject matter of the claims on appeal relates to improved wet                     
           3    adhesion in water-based paints.1  The examiner rejected all of the pending                   
           4    claims as encompassing subject matter that would have been obvious to a                      
           5    person having ordinary skill in the art at the time the application was filed.               
           6    The appellant (Air Products) seeks review.  We affirm.                                       
                                                                                                            
                1 Lloyd M. Robeson, Lori A. Vratsanos & Susan A. Miller, Aqueous based                       
                vinyl acetate based emulsions with epoxy/amine for improved wet adhesion                     
                in paints, U.S. Patent Appl'n 10/304,881 (filed 25 November 2002)                            
                (Spec.) 0001.                                                                               



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