Ex parte EDWARD D. NOWAK - 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16                                       

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
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                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
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                                                   Ex parte EDWARD D. NOWAK                                                                   
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                                                        Appeal No. 96-0348                                                                    
                                                   Application  08/145,2681                                                                   
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                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
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                Before URYNOWICZ, SOFOCLEOUS and DOWNEY, Administrative Patent                                                                
                Judges.                                                                                                                       
                DOWNEY, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                          

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final                                                               
                rejection of claims 1, 3, 7 and 9, all the claims remaining in                                                                
                this application.                                                                                                             
                         The subject matter on appeal is directed to a heat sink for                                                          
                semiconductor on insulator (SOI) circuits using a polysilicon                                                                 
                conductive pillar.  The conductive pillar, which is physically in                                                             


                         Application for patent filed October 29, 1993.1                                                                                                                   
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