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          Appeal No. 95-1955                                                          
          Application 08/109,982                                                      

          Hills et al.        Patent No. 4,713,769          Dec. 15, 1987             
          (Hills)                                                                     
                               The Rejection on Appeal                                
               Claims 10-12 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112, first               
          paragraph, as being based on new matter added to the disclosure             
          subsequent to the filing of the application.  We regard the                 
          rejection as being for lack of adequate written description in              
          the specification as is required by  112, first paragraph.                 
               Claims 10-12 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112, second              
          paragraph, as failing to particularly point out what the                    
          appellant regard as her invention.                                          
               Claims 10-12 also stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as              
          being unpatentable over Nibby and Hills.                                    
                                    The Invention                                     
               The invention is directed to a method for organizing data in           
          a postage meter microcontrol system.  Claim 10 is representative            
          and reads as follows:                                                       
                    10. A method for organizing data in a postage                     
               meter microcontrol system, said postage meter                          
               microcontrol system having a plurality of non-volatile                 
               memory, a CPU and a Read Only Memory (ROM) comprising                  
               the steps of:                                                          
                    (a) allocating a plurality of data stores for a                   
               first one of said non-volatile memories, each data                     
               store having a plurality of buffers, said plurality of                 
               buffers containing related data items;                                 


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