Ex parte OLSON et al. - Page 8




               Appeal No. 1996-0331                                                                                               
               Application 08/239,942                                                                                             


               nature.  We are in agreement with appellants (Brief, page 4; Reply Brief, page 1) that Hawkins teaches             

               at page 1 paragraph 1 that Clipper appears to be a superset of dBASE and not a superset of SQL.                    

               Although "Clipper may well be the ultimate superset" (Hawkins, page 1, paragraph 1), the examiner has              

               not adequately shown that Hawkins explicitly or inherently teaches that Clipper is a superset of SQL               

               which reads on appellants’ "change definition language."                                                           















                      In view of the foregoing, the decision of the examiner rejecting claims 1 and 31 under 35                   

               U.S.C.   102(b) is reversed.                                                                                      

                                                          REVERSED                                                                








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