Ex Parte BEUG et al - Page 1



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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                in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                               

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                              
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                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                               
                                                           AND INTERFERENCES                                                                  
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                                                         Ex parte HARTMUT BEUG,                                                               
                                                             MAX L. BIRNSTIEL,                                                                
                                                 MATTHEW COTTEN, ERNST WAGNER                                                                 
                                                          and HARALD KANDOLF                                                                  
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                                                            Appeal No. 1996-1005                                                              
                                                  Application 07/947,982                                                                      
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                                                          HEARD: March 7, 2000                                                                
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                Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, GRON and SPIEGEL, 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 67, 69, 71,                               
                73 through 80, 96, 97, 99 and 104 through 106, all the claims remaining in the application.                                   
                Claims 67 and 96 are representative of the subject matter on appeal and read as follows:                                      






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