Ex Parte LEMMON et al - Page 1

                     THIS OPINION IS NOT BINDING PRECEDENT OF THE BOARD.              



                                                               Paper No. 33           
                     UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                        
                                    ____________                                      
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                    ____________                                      
                               Ex parte PAUL J. LEMMON                                
                                  and RAJ RAMANUJAN                                   
                                    ____________                                      
                                Appeal No. 1996-1235                                  
                             Application No. 08/067,2621                              
                                    ____________                                      
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
                                    ____________                                      
          Before STONER, Chief Administrative Patent Judge , and LEE and              
          TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judges.                                      
          TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                       
                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               In this appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final                    
          rejection of claims 1-59, all of the pending claims, we reverse.            
                                     BACKGROUND                                       
               Procedural posture of the appeal                                       
               Appellants are under an order to show cause (Paper No. 31)             
          why their appeal should not be dismissed for failure to file a              
          timely reply to an order for compliance with 37 CFR  1.192(c)(1)           
          and (c)(2) (Paper No. 29).  Paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) require            
          appellants to identify the real party-in-interest and any related           
          proceedings, respectively.  The appeal brief was filed shortly              
          after the effective date of these paragraphs.                               


               1  Filed 25 May 1993, claiming the benefit of application              
          no. 07/445,994, filed 4 December 1989 (Paper No. 11).                       





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