Ex parte ROBERT S. DREYER et al. - 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                         (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 19                                      

                                            UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                      
                                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                       
                                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                      
                                                            Ex parte ROBERT S. DREYER                                                                                      
                                                                 and DONALD B. ALPERT                                                                                      
                                                                   Appeal No. 96-1620                                                                                      
                                                             Application  07/938,2881                                                                                      
                                                                             ON BRIEF                                                                                      
                         Before HAIRSTON, KRASS, and TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                
                         KRASS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                               
                                                                    DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                     
                                   This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of claims 1 through 26, all of                                                    
                         the claims pending in the application.                                                                                                            
                                   The invention pertains to the identification of a microprocessor being used in a                                                        
                         particular computer system.                                                                                                                       
                                   Representative independent claim 1 is reproduced as follows:                                                                            
                                   1. In a microprocessor formed on an integrated circuit, an identification apparatus                                                     
                         for identifying the microprocessor in response to a supplied ID instruction, said                                                                 
                         identification apparatus comprising:                                                                                                              

                         1Application for patent filed August 31, 1992.                                                                                                    

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