Ex parte COLLINS et al. - 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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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. 15                              

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
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                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
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                                                   Ex parte NICK A. COLLINS                                                                   
                                                    and MOHSEN H. HARANDI                                                                     
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                                                        Appeal No. 94-2410                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/011,5731                                                                   
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                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
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                Before GARRIS, WEIFFENBACH and WALTZ, Administrative Patent                                                                   
                Judges.                                                                                                                       
                WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                           

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is a decision on an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                                                           
                the examiner’s final rejection of claims 1 to 20, which are all                                                               
                the claims in this application.                                                                                               
                         According to appellants, the invention resides in a process                                                          
                for the disproportionation of C -C  paraffins comprising reacting                                                             
                                                                    3   5                                                                     

                         1Application for patent filed February 1, 1993.                                                                      
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