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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          (2)  is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16              


                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
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                               Ex parte JAMES L. NOVAK                                
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                                 Appeal No. 96-2194                                   
                               Application 08/042,2921                                
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before HAIRSTON, MARTIN, and TORCZON, Administrative Patent                 
          Judges.                                                                     
          MARTIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        



                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
                    This is a decision in an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134             
          from the examiner's final rejection of claims 1, 6-9, 13-15 and             
          17-19 over prior art.  Claims 2-5 and 16 stand objected to for              


            Application for patent filed April 2, 1993.                               

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