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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              publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 25                       
                              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                
                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                   
                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                        
                                                 Ex parte ZHI YANG                                                     
                                               Appeal No. 1996-1916                                                    
                                              Application 07/912,122                                                   
                                                     ON BRIEF                                                          
              Before WINTERS, WILLIAM F. SMITH and SCHEINER, Administrative Patent Judges.                             
              SCHEINER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                   

                                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                                       
                     This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final rejection of claims                        
              1 through 4 and 7, all the claims pending in the application.  Claims 1 and 7 are                        
              representative of the subject matter on appeal and read as follows:                                      

                     1.  A cDNA sequence (SEQ ID NO:3) encoding soluble Flk-2.                                         

                     7.  Soluble Flk-2 (SEQ ID NO:4) as a purified composition.                                        


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