Ex parte BEALKOWSKI et al. - Page 1

                                                       Paper No. 17                  
               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          (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                 

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                            Ex parte RICHARD BEALKOWSKI,                             
                                   RALPH M. BEGUN                                    
                               AND LOUIS B. CAPPS, JR.                               
                                 Appeal No. 95-3648                                  
                              Application 07/777,8441                                
                                      ON BRIEF                                       
          Before THOMAS, FLEMING and TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judges.          
          THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                       
                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               Appellants have appealed to the Board from the examiner’s             
          final rejection of claims 22 to 27, appellants having canceled             
          claims 1 to 21.                                                            
               The pertinent portion of independent method claim 22 and              
          independent apparatus claim 25 on appeal is the determination of           
          which of a cold-start firmware memory and an alternate firmware            

               Application for patent filed October 16, 1991.1                                                                    

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