Ex parte BATES et al. - Page 6




          Appeal No. 95-2219                                                          
          Application 08/041,922                                                      


          1087, 37 USPQ2d at 1239, citing W. L. Gore & Assocs., Inc. v.               
          Garlock, Inc., 721 F.2d at 1551, 1553, 220 USPQ at 311, 312-13.             
          Upon reviewing Brown, we fail to find any suggested desirability            
          of modifying Brown to obtain a logic for decoding instructions as           
          recited in Appellants’ claims 1 through 14 or a means for                   
          decoding the instructions as recited in Appellants’ claims 15               
          through 20.                                                                 
               We have not sustained the rejection of claims 1 through 20             
          under 35 U.S.C.  103.  Accordingly, the Examiner's decision is             
          reversed.                                                                   
                                     REVERSED                                         





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