Ex parte THOMAS J. GREENBOWE et al. - Page 5

          Appeal No. 96-2865                                                          
          Application No. 08/081,561                                                  

          that the inventors had possession at that time of the later                 
          claimed subject matter, rather than the presence or absence of              
          literal support in the specification for the claim language.  In            
          re Kaslow, 707 F.2d 1366, 1375, 217 USPQ 1089, 1096 (Fed. Cir.              
          1983).  The content of the drawings may also be considered in               
          determining compliance with the written description requirement.            
               According to the examiner, the appellant’s disclosure does             
          not provide clear support or antecedent basis for a number of               
          recitations in the appealed claims.  A review of the appellants’            
          disclosure as originally filed, however, including the originally           
          filed claims and those portions of the specification highlighted            
          by the appellants in the main brief (pages 22 through 33),                  
          indicates that the original disclosure would indeed reasonably              
          convey to the artisan that the appellants had possession at that            
          time of the subject matter now set forth in claims 1 through 41.            
               Insofar as the enablement requirement is concerned, the                
          dispositive issue is whether the appellants’ disclosure,                    
          considering the level of ordinary skill in the art as of the date           
          of the appellants’ application, would have enabled a person of              
          such skill to make and use the appellants’ invention without                
          undue experimentation.  In re Strahilevitz, 668 F.2d 1229, 1232,            


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