Ex parte ECKHARD WOLFGANG et al. - Page 6

          Appeal No. 95-0543                                                          
          Application 08/008,734                                                      

          chip (layer 7 and/or 8).  In this arrangement there are two or              
          three silver layers, and only one of these layers is between the            
          carbon and the copper base.  Claim 1 only refers to the                     
          connecting layers of silver so that the presence or absence of              

          layers is not relevant to the claimed invention.  The “connecting           
          layers of silver” would be met by the two or three silver layers            
          of Potter noted above, and the “only one of said connecting                 
          layers” [of silver] would be met by the single silver layer 2 or            
          Thus, when claim 1 is given its literal interpretation as                   
          required by law, it is seen that the claim does in fact read on             
          the Potter device when appropriate ones of the gold layers are              
          replaced by silver layers as suggested within Potter.  It is                
          emphasized that for purposes of reading the claim on Potter, the            
          chromium and gold layers of Potter are ignored.  Only the silver            
          layers are looked at to meet the recitations of claim 1.  We                
          agree with the examiner that Potter does disclose at least one              
          relationship of silver layers which would fully meet the                    


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