Ex parte BROWN - Page 14




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

          be modified in the manner as suggested by the examiner does not             
          make the modification obvious unless the prior art suggested the            
          desirability of the modification.  In re Fritch, 972 F.2d 1260,             
          1266, 23 USPQ2d 1780, 1783-84 (Fed. Cir. 1992).  Here, the                  
          examiner has demonstrated no such suggestion stemming from the              
          prior art.                                                                  
               For the foregoing reasons, the rejection of claims 10-12               
          under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Nibby and Hill             
          cannot be sustained.                                                        























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