Ex parte MOORMAN - Page 2




          Appeal No. 95-3406                                                          
          Application 07/940,016                                                      



          thereof, as it appears in the appendix to the appellant’s brief,            
          has been appended to this decision.                                         
               The reference of record relied upon by the examiner in                 
          rejections of the claims under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) and under                 
          35 U.S.C.  103 is:                                                         
          Stiso (EPA)         0 183 442           June 4, 1986                        
               Claims 6 and 7 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as              
          being anticipated by Stiso.                                                 
               Claims 8 and 9 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being           
          unpatentable over Stiso.  The examiner has taken the position               
          that it would have been obvious to one having ordinary skill in             
          the art to modify the casing of Stiso to include a means for                
          holding the casing for optimum handling thereof by the user, as             
          well as to include an indication as to where to read test results           
          thereof.                                                                    
               Rather than reiterate the conflicting viewpoints advanced by           
          the examiner and the appellant, we refer to pages 4 through 6 of            
          the examiner's answer and to pages 3 through 5 of the appellant’s           
          brief for the full exposition thereof.                                      





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