Ex parte ABERSFELDER et al. - Page 5

          Appeal No. 96-3553                                                          
          Application 08/324,476                                                      

          locations, said vehicle coating being selected from the group               
          consisting of a top coating paint, an inner coating paint, an               
          underseal coating and a protective wax coating” (see page 4 in              
          the answer).  In this regard, Dillon does not expressly identify            
          vehicles as being the sort of article which might be protected by           
          the disclosed identification system.                                        
                    Guinta discloses “an antitheft security system for                
          automotive, marine, and other valuable personal articles, such              
          as objects of art and valuable collectible objects, based upon              
          a method involving the multiple and redundant application to an             
          article, and limited access cataloging, of invisible, indelible             
          registration code markings unique to each subscriber/property               
          owner” (column 1, lines 41 through 47).  The registration code              
          markings may be composed of invisible inks or paints (see, for              
          example, column 3, lines 6 through 9, and column 5, lines 23                
          through 26).                                                                
                    According to the examiner, it would have been obvious             
          to one of ordinary skill in the art in view of the teachings of             
          Guinta “to have marked a vehicle with micro dots, as taught by              
          Dillon[,] in order to develop an identification system for a                


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