Ex parte LAWTON et al. - Page 1

                                           THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                                                    
                    The opinion in support of the decision being entered today (1) was not written for publication in a                                                    
                    law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                        Paper No. 21                                       
                                            UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                      
                                                    BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                     
                                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                      
                                                              Ex parte STEPHEN R. LAWTON                                                                                   
                                                               and GEORGE H. WARFEL, JR.                                                                                   
                                                                       Appeal No. 95-3031                                                                                  
                                                                     Application 08/057,2061                                                                               
                                                                             ON BRIEF                                                                                      
                    Before URYNOWICZ, LEE and TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                       
                    URYNOWICZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                                

                                                                    DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                     
                              This appeal is from the final rejection of claims 1-31, all the claims pending in the                                                        
                              The invention pertains to a system for processing a form.  Claim 5 is illustrative and reads                                                 
                    as follows:                                                                                                                                            

                              1Application for patent filed May 3, 1993.  According to appellants, this application is a                                                   
                    continuation of Application 07/753,175, filed August 30, 1991, now abandoned.                                                                          

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