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                                  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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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. 29                              

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                                    Ex parte MICHEL FALLAH                                                                    
                                                        Appeal No. 96-1774                                                                    
                                                    Application 07/822,2071                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      

                Before KRASS, TORCZON, and CARMICHAEL, Administrative Patent                                                                  
                CARMICHAEL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                      

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    

                         This is an appeal from the final rejection of Claims 9, 10,                                                          
                15, and 16.  The other claims remaining in the application,                                                                   
                Claims 11-14, have been objected to as being dependent upon a                                                                 
                rejected base claim, but allowable if rewritten in independent                                                                
                form including all of the limitations of the base claim and any                                                               
                intervening claims.  We reverse.                                                                                              

                         1Application for patent filed January 17, 1992.                                                                      

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