Ex parte JOHN E. BISHOP 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                (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 12                      

                                        UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                             
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                               
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                 
                                                      Ex parte JOHN E. BISHOP,                                                                
                                                        and DONALD A. CARIGNAN                                                                
                                                           Appeal No. 95-3042                                                                 
                                                        Application 08/098,5011                                                               
                                                                   ON BRIEF                                                                   

                Before THOMAS, KRASS, and BARRETT, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                              
                KRASS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                           
                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                 
                                 This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of                                                     
                claims 1 through 22, all of the pending claims.                                                                               
                                 The invention pertains to debugging computer programs and                                                    
                is best illustrated by reference to representative independent claim                                                          
                1 reproduced as follows:                                                                                                      
                                 1. A method of operating a digital computer for interactive                                                  
                debugging of a computer program; said digital computer having a data                                                          
                processor, a random-access memory, and a display for displaying                                                               

                                 1Application for patent filed July 28, 1993.                                                                 

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