Ex parte WATANABE 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                    for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 27                                       

                                            UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                      
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                                                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                      
                                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                      
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                                             Ex parte TAKUO WATANABE, YASUHITO NARUSE                                                                                      
                                                                  and KOTARO YAMASUE                                                                                       
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                                                                   Appeal No. 95-3865                                                                                      
                                                              Application 07/714,5681                                                                                      
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                                                             HEARD: November 13, 1997                                                                                      
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                    Before GARRIS, PAK and WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                            
                    WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                                    

                                                                   DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                      
                              This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s                                                                                  
                    final rejection dated Nov. 2, 1993.  The final rejection involved                                                                                      
                    claims 1-8, 10 and 12-23.  Subsequent to the final rejection,                                                                                          
                    appellants submitted two amendments.  The amendment dated Feb. 2,                                                                                      
                    1994 (Paper No. 10) was denied entry by the examiner in the                                                                                            
                    Advisory Action dated Feb. 14, 1994 (Paper No. 11).  The                                                                                               


                              1    Application for patent filed June 13, 1991.                                                                                             
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