Ex parte ISHIMARU - Page 5

          Appeal No. 96-0439                                                          
          Application 07/956,497                                                      

          admitted prior art shown in Figures 9 and 10 and Nakatani,                  
          together or individually, fail to teach or suggest “a third                 
          outlet-terminal group including a plurality of scanning-signal              
          outlet terminals disposed along the second side of the                      
          semiconductor chip and arranged to the segment-signal outlet                
          terminals at the second side of the semiconductor chip at                   
          predetermined intervals and respectively electrically                       
          connected to corresponding output nodes of the scanning signal              
          outputting means” as recited in Appellant’s claim 1.  In                    
          particular, Appellant argues that all that Nakatani suggests                
          as a modification of the prior art semiconductor shown in                   
          Figures 9 and 10 is the use of multiple semiconductor devices               
          with leads bent in various different directions or the                      
          replacement of the printed circuit board including crossovers               
          with an even more complex printed circuit board such as that                
          illustrated in Nakatani’s Figure 4.  Appellant argues that                  
          Nakatani simply contains no discussion or suggestion that                   
          would have led those skilled in the art to modify the prior                 
          art Figures 9 and 10 to obtain the Appellant’s invention.                   
               The Examiner argues on page 3 of the answer that Nakatani              
          teaches “a third outlet-terminal group” as recited in                       

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