Ex Parte Brown 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                                   is not binding precedent of the Board.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 PATRICK O. BROWN, YOAV SOEN,                                           
                                             and ERICA KEEN                                                   
                                                __________                                                    
                                             Appeal 2007-2955                                                 
                                           Application 10/190,425                                             
                                          Technology Center 1600                                              
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                                      DECIDED: September 24, 2007                                             
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                Before TONI R. SCHEINER, ERIC GRIMES, and NANCY J. LINCK,                                     
                Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                 
                SCHEINER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                        

                                         DECISION ON APPEAL                                                   
                      Appellants appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from a final rejection of                       
                claims 1-4, 6, 10, 31, and 331 as obvious over the prior art.2  We have                       
                jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                                              
                                                                                                             
                1 Claims 7, 9, 11, 17-20, 30, and 32 are also pending but have been                           
                withdrawn from consideration.                                                                 
                2  A rejection of the claims under 35 U.S.C.  112, first paragraph has been                  
                withdrawn (Answer 2).                                                                         



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