Ex parte RUDNICK - Page 3

          Appeal No. 95-0944                                                          
          Application 07/748,730                                                      

          sulfide as a reactant among a laundry list of possible reactants,           
          and diphenyl sulfide is not the same compound as diphenyl                   
          disulfide.  The examiner urges that one having ordinary skill in            
          the art would have been motivated to employ the particular                  
          diphenyl sulfide reactant employed by appellant since it is                 
          encompassed by Forbus; however, the examiner has cited no                   
          reference teaching the equivalence of diphenyl sulfide and                  
          diphenyl disulfide in a process similar to that claimed here.               
               For the foregoing reasons, we cannot sustain this rejection.           


                         RONALD H. SMITH               )                              
                         Administrative Patent Judge   )                              
                                                       ) BOARD OF PATENT              
                         MICHAEL SOFOCLEOUS            )                              
                         Administrative Patent Judge   )   APPEALS AND                
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                         ADRIENE LEPIANE HANLON        )                              


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