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                                 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               journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 15                           


                                 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                        

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                                       BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                         
                                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                                              
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                                    Ex parte EDWIN R. SMITH, JEFFREY M. SCHUETZ                                                   
                                                   and STANLEY LUSTIG                                                             
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                                                     Appeal No. 1996-0328                                                         
                                                     Application 08/060,891                                                       
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                                                           ON BRIEF                                                               
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               Before SCHAFER,  LEE and TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                    

               SCHAFER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                              

                                           Decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                                               
                      Applicants appeal from the rejection of claims 1 and 7-22 and 26-36, all the claims in the                  
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               application.   We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  134.                                                         
                      The examiner cited the following references in the rejection of the claims:                                 


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                              In addition to the brief, applicants filed an amendment which canceled claims 2, 3, 23 and 24.  This
               amendment has been entered by the examiner.                                                                        
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