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                                                           The opinion in support of the decision being                                                             
                                                       entered today is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                         
                                                                                           Paper 23                                                                 
                   Filed by:Interference Trial Section Merits Panel                                                                                                 
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                                          UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                 
                                                                     _______________                                                                                
                                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                
                                                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                  
                                                                     _______________                                                                                
                                                DAVID W. DEATON and RODNEY G. GABRIEL                                                                               
                                                                         Junior Party,                                                                              
                                                                     (Patent 5,644,723)                                                                             
                                                                                v.                                                                                  
                                MICHAEL R. O’BRIEN, GEORGE W. OFF and TIMOTHY L. CHERNEY                                                                            
                                                                         Senior Party                                                                               
                                                                 (Application 08/498,654).                                                                          
                                                                     _______________                                                                                
                                                             Patent Interference No. 104,604                                                                        
                                                                     _______________                                                                                

                   Before: SCHAFER, LEE and MEDLEY, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                   
                   SCHAFER, Administrative Patent Judge                                                                                                             
                                                  JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO 37 CFR  1.662                                                                               
                            Upon consideration of the request of the common assignee for entry of adverse judgment                                                  
                   against senior party MICHAEL R. O’BRIEN, GEORGE W. OFF and TIMOTHY L. CHERNEY                                                                    
                   (Paper 22), it is                                                                                                                                
                            ORDERED that judgment on priority as to the subject matter of Count 1 (Paper 1, p.46), is                                               
                   awarded against the senior party MICHAEL R. O’BRIEN, GEORGE W. OFF and TIMOTHY L.                                                                
                   CHERNEY;                                                                                                                                         






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