Ex parte MONTI et al. - Page 3





              Appeal No. 95-3917                                                                                                                          
              Application 07/861,144                                                                                                                      

                       second nodes so as to selectively contribute to the value of the passive circuit component according                               
                       to the coded logic states on the N inputs.                                                                                         

                       The examiner relies on the following references:                                                                                   

                       Merrick              4,546,651         October 15, 1985                                                                            
                       Hochschild           4,855,685           August 8, 1989                                                                            
                       Kalaf                5,164,620        November 17, 1992                                                                            
              (filed November 26, 1991)                                                                                                                   


                       Claims 1-22 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112, second paragraph, as being indefinite for failing                                

              to particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which applicants regards as their invention.                              

                       Claims 1-4, 6, 8, 11-12, 14, 17-18, and 20-21 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being                                     

              anticipated by Merrick.                                                                                                                     

                       Claim 5 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Hochschild and                                            

              Merrick.                                                                                                                                    

                       Claims 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 22 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable                                  

              over Kalaf.                                                                                                                                 


                                                                   OPINION                                                                                

                       We affirm-in-part.                                                                                                                 

              Objection to the drawings                                                                                                                   

                       The objection to the drawings is an "objection" under 35 U.S.C.  132, which the Board has no                                      

              jurisdiction to review.  Such matters are reviewable by petition to the Commissioner.  The Board's                                          

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