Ex parte SAMEER H. ELDIN et al. - Page 6




          Appeal No. 95-5080                                                           
          Application 07/952,122                                                       


          See also U.S. Patent No. 3,496,250 in appellants' specification              
          (page 6, line 18).                                                           
          II.  Claims 1-4, 6-13 and 15-21 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.               
           112, second paragraph as being indefinite.   We reverse this5                               
          rejection.                                                                   
                    The examiner complains that the metes and bounds of the            
          viscosity of the epoxy resin is unclear since the parameters of              
          the term a "low" viscosity cannot be ascertained.                            
                    The term "low" is a relative term.  However, relative              
          terms are not per se indefinite.  It must be determined whether              
          the specification provides a standard for measuring the degree.              
          Seattle Box Company, Inc. V. Industrial Crating & Packing, Inc.,             
          731 F.2d 818, 826, 221 USPQ 568, 574 (Fed. Cir. 1984); and In re             
          Marosi, 710 F.2d 799, 802, 218 USPQ 289, 292 (Fed. Cir. 1983).               
          Here, the specification at page 4, last two lines, indicates that            
          the viscosity of liquid and low viscosity epoxy resins at 25 Co               
          does not exceed a value of 20,000mPa@s.  We find the standard                
          given in the specification to be sufficient.                                 




           The examiner also rejected these claims with respect to5                                                                       
          the term "naphthaline".  This rejection was dropped by the                   
          examiner.  See Supplemental Examiner's Answer (page 2).                      
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