Ex parte CRAIG A. ANDERSON - Page 5




          Appeal No. 96-2771                                                          
          Application 08/239,334                                                      


               protection is provided for the hinge section when the                  
               nailing fin is in place.                                               
               In view of this disclosure, we are of the opinion that one             
          of ordinary skill in the art would have been taught by Kessler              
          that the hinge or fold line 16 should remain positioned opposite            
          flange 19 so that hinge or fold line 16 would be protected when             
          the nail fin is in place, which teaches away from the                       
          modification proposed by the examiner.                                      
               The decision of the examiner rejecting claim 13 under 35               
          USC  103 is reversed.                                                      
                                      REVERSED                                        



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