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                             THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                
                     The opinion in support of the decision being entered                                                
                     today (1) was not written for publication in a law                                                  
                     journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                              
                                                                                         Paper No. 30                    

                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                 
                                    BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                   
                                                AND INTERFERENCES                                                        
                                            Ex parte JOHN M. FRIEL                                                       
                                               Appeal No. 95-3425                                                        
                                            Application 08/000,5271                                                      
                                                      ON BRIEF                                                           
              Before KIMLIN, JOHN D. SMITH and OWENS, Administrative Patent                                              
              KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                       
                                               DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                     This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 11-19,                                         
              all the claims remaining in the present application.  Claim 11 is                                          
                     11.  A method for eliminating the need for volatile organic                                         
              solvent coalescents in aqueous emulsion polymer-containing paint                                           
              compositions comprising forming an aqueous emulsion polymer-                                               
              containing paint composition containing no volatile organic                                                
              solvent coalescent by the addition to an aqueous composition a                                             

                     1Application for patent filed January 8, 1993.  According                                           
              to appellant, this application is a continuation of Application                                            
              07/548,035, filed July 5, 1990, now abandoned.                                                             

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