Ex parte HALLAM et al. - Page 1




                      The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written for                            
                                     publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.                                     

                                                                                          Paper No. 33                          

                                UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                       
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                                     BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                         
                                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                                             
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                                             Ex parte KENNETH M. HALLAM                                                         
                                                             and                                                                
                                                 HOWARD N. ROBINSON                                                             
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                                                   Appeal No. 2000-1541                                                         
                                                   Application 08/608,954                                                       
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                                                          ON BRIEF                                                              
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               Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, ROBINSON, and MILLS, Administrative Patent Judges.                                      
               WILLIAM F. SMITH,  Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                  


                                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                                            
                      This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final rejection of claims 14 through                     
               17, all the claims pending in the application.  The claims read as follows:                                      
                      14.  A method for stimulating hair growth on the scalp by topically applying to the scalp,                
               effective amounts of a topical composition consisting essentially of 0.1-5% procaine and 0.01-                   
               5% niacin in a topical hydrophilic vehicle for said procaine and niacin.                                         

                      15.  A topical composition for stimulating hair growth on the scalp, the composition                      






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