Ex parte FRANKE - Page 3




               Appeal No. 94-3279                                                                                                 
               Application 07/892,598                                                                                             



               inorganic salts until a substantial amount of prorennin is expressed; and isolating said                           
               prorennin.                                                                                                         

                      The reference relied upon by the examiner are:                                                              
               Alford et al. (Alford)                4,666,847              May 19, 1987                                          

               Goeddel et al. (Goeddel), “Direct expression in Escherichia coli of a DNA sequence                                 
               coding for human growth hormone,” Nature, vol. 281, p. 544-48 (1979)                                               

                      Claims 67, 68, 72, and 80 through 86 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as                                
               unpatentable over Alford.  Claims 69 and 70 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as                                
               unpatentable over Goeddel.                                                                                         
                      After considering the record in this appeal, we hold that the examiner has not                              
               established a prima facie case of obviousness.  See In re Brouwer, 77 F.3d 422, 37                                 
               USPQ2d 1663 (Fed. Cir. 1996); In re Ochiai, 71 F.3d 1565, 37 USPQ2d 1127 (Fed. Cir.                                
               1995).  Accordingly, we reverse the two rejections under 35 U.S.C.  103 which are                                 
               pending in this appeal.                                                                                            
                      No time period for taking any subsequent action in connection with this appeal may                          
               be extended under 37 CFR  1.136(a).                                                                               
                                                          REVERSED                                                                




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