Ex parte LI - Page 1

                                   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             and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 29            
                             UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                            
                                 BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                               
                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                     
                                            Ex parte MING-CHIANG LI                                               
                                             Appeal No. 1996-2163                                                 
                                            Application 08/106,5411                                               
                                                   ON BRIEF                                                       
             Before THOMAS, BARRETT and FRAHM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                      
             THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                 
                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                    

                    Appellant has appealed to the Board from the examiner’s final rejection of claims             
             17-32, which constitute all the claims in the application.                                           
                    Representative claim 17 is reproduced below:                                                  
                         17.    An acoustical antenna comprising a body; wherein the body comprises              
             a bounded rim which defines an opening for radiating and receiving sounds; wherein the               
             body further comprises of a skirt which is disposed at the rim; wherein a portion of the skirt       
             comprises a serrated-roll edge; wherein the serrated-roll edge is                                    

             1 Application filed August 16, 1993.  According to appellant, the application is a continuation-in-part
             of Application 07/612,997, filed November 15, 1990, now abandoned.                                   

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