Ex parte OHNO - Page 3




          Appeal No. 95-4028                                                          
          Application 08/097,904                                                      


               a resin package disposed on the first surface of said                  
          circuit board covering said electronic circuit;                             
               a plurality of testing wire conductors disposed on the first           
          surface of said circuit board, each testing wire conductor being            
          connected at a first end to said electronic circuit and exposed             
          at a second end at the second surface of said circuit board for             
          testing the respective functions of said electronic circuit                 
          individually; and                                                           
               insulating means for covering and electrically insulating              
          said second ends of said testing wire conductors.                           
               No references were relied on by the examiner.                          
               Claims 1, 8 through 10, 14 and 16 stand rejected under the             
          second paragraph of 35 U.S.C.  112 as being indefinite for                 
          failing to particularly point out and distinctly claim the                  
          subject matter which appellant regards as the invention.                    
               Reference is made to the briefs and the answer for the                 
          respective positions of the appellant and the examiner.                     
                                       OPINION                                        
               We have carefully considered the entire record before us,              
          and we will sustain the indefiniteness rejection as to claims 1             
          and 16, and we will reverse it as to claims 8 through 10 and 14.            
               According to the examiner, the claims recite "that each                
          testing wire conductor is exposed for testing the respective                
          functions of said electronic circuit, and insulating means for              
          covering and electrically insulating these same testing wire                
          conductors" (Answer, page 3).  It is the examiner's position that           
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