Ex parte GUTTAG et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 96-1741                                                          
          Application 08/160,111                                                      


          This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                      
          from the examiner's final rejection of claims 1-93, which                   
          constitute all the claims in the application.  Appellants have              
          indicated that the appeal is withdrawn with respect to claims               
          26 and 65 [supplemental reply brief, page 4].  Accordingly,                 
          this appeal now involves only claims 1-25, 27-64 and 66-93.                 
          The final rejection of the claims under 35 U.S.C.                          
          112 was withdrawn in the initial examiner’s answer [page 10],               
          but a new rejection of some of the claims on this ground was                
          made in this answer [page 8].  The second supplemental answer               
          subsequently indicated that the new rejection under Section                 
          112 had been withdrawn [page 3].  Thus, there are no longer                 
          any pending rejections of the claims under 35 U.S.C.  112.                 
          In a third supplemental examiner’s answer, the examiner                     
          indicated that a rejection of claims 2, 3, 6, 12, 13, 27-31,                
          41, 42, 45, 51, 52 and 66-70 under 35 U.S.C.  103 had been                 
          withdrawn [page 2].                                                         
          The claimed invention pertains to a data processing                         
          apparatus having an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) with three                  
          separate multibit digital inputs.  The ALU performs mixed                   
          arithmetic and Boolean operations on the three inputs.  A                   
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