Ex parte LILLY - 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              publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16                       
                              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                
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                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                   
                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                        
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                                             Ex parte ROBERT L. LILLY                                                  
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                                               Appeal No. 1996-2626                                                    
                                             Application No. 08/286,046                                                
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                                                     ON BRIEF                                                          
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              Before WARREN, ROBINSON and TIMM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                          
              ROBINSON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                   


                                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                                       

                     This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner's final                  
              rejection of claims 18 and 20-24, which are all of the claims pending in the application.                
                     Claims 18 and 20 are representative of the subject matter on appeal and are                       
              reproduced below:                                                                                        










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