Ex parte JEFFERY MOORE - 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 18                         
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                                    Ex parte JEFFERY MOORE                                                                    
                                                        Appeal No. 96-2852                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/055,5731                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
                Before CALVERT, STAAB, and McQUADE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                             
                McQUADE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                         

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                                 This appeal is from the final rejection of claims 1 and                                                      
                2, all of the claims pending in the application.                                                                              
                         The invention relates “generally to marking devices used in                                                          
                construction for marking a straight line, and more particularly                                                               
                to a chalk box containing a line covered with powdered chalk”                                                                 
                (specification, page 1).  Claim 1 is illustrative and reads as                                                                

                         1Application for patent filed May 3, 1993.                                                                           

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