MCDILDA et al. V. DRUMMOND et al. - Page 1

                                  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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                       JOSEPH C. McDILDA and MICHAEL J. RICE,                                                                 
                                                            Junior Party1                                                                     
                        MICHAEL T. DRUMMOND, GENERAL TAYLOR and W. GERALD GAINEY                                                              
                                                            Senior Party2                                                                     
                                                   Interference No. 103,638                                                                   
                Before CALVERT, METZ and HANLON, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                
                CALVERT, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                         
                         Pursuant to 37 CFR  1.662(a), the concession of priority                                                            
                filed by McDilda et al. is treated as a request for entry of an                                                               

                         1Application 07/638,390, filed January 7, 1991, now U.S.                                                             
                Patent No. 5,084,284, issued January 28, 1992.  Assignors to The                                                              
                Pillsbury Co.; Minneapolis, MN.                                                                                               
                         2Application 07/746,056, filed August 12, 1991, accorded                                                             
                benefit of U.S. Application 07/621,219, filed November 30, 1990.                                                              
                Assignors to Sonoco Products Co., a corporation at Hartsville,                                                                

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