Ex parte JERRY LIAO - Page 1

                                  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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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. 21                              

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                                       Ex parte JERRY LIAO                                                                    
                                                        Appeal No. 96-1834                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/046,9451                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      

                Before LYDDANE, MEISTER and FRANKFORT, Administrative Patent                                                                  
                MEISTER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                         

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         Jerry Liao (the appellant) appeals from the final rejection                                                          
                of claim 1, the only claim present in the application.  We                                                                    
                reverse and, pursuant to our authority under the provisions of 37                                                             
                CFR  1.196(b), will enter a new rejection of the appealed claim.                                                             

                         1Application for patent filed April 16, 1993.                                                                        

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