Ex parte ISHIMARU - Page 7

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

          ”Y-electrodes (data electrodes) and a plurality of X-                       
          electrodes (scanning electrodes) are formed in a matrix                     
          fashion in a flat matrix display panel.”  Nakatani further                  
          teaches on page 3, lines 5-6, that either the X-electrodes or               
          the Y-electrodes are divided into two groups.   Nakatani                    
          teaches that in the preferred embodiment, the Y-electrodes 12               
          are divided into two groups (A  through A  and B  through B ) as1          n     1          n                 
          in the case of the system shown in Figure 1.  Thus, Nakatani                
          does not teach or suggest that both the data electrodes and                 
          the scan electrodes are divided into two groups.                            
               Nakatani teaches on page 3, lines 14-44, an arrangement                
          which solves the problem of avoiding crossing of the wiring                 
          between the LSIs.  However, Nakatani does not solve the                     
          problem by providing a third outlet-terminal group as claimed               
          by Appellant but by mounting on a circuit substrate one LSI                 
          face up and another LSI face down.  Therefore, we find that                 
          Nakatani fails to teach or suggest Appellant’s claimed                      
               The Federal Circuit states that "[t]he mere fact that the              
          prior art may be modified in the manner suggested by the                    
          Examiner does not make the modification obvious unless the                  

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