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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                                           and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 22              
                                UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                  
                                     BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                    
                                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
                                               Ex parte PAAVO LEHTONEN                                                     
                                                  Appeal No. 1996-3318                                                     
                                                Application No. 08/287,0561                                                
                                                         ON BRIEF                                                          
              Before WINTERS, WILLIAM F. SMITH, and SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                 
              SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                        

                                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                     This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final rejection of claims 1 through                  
              8, which are all of the claims pending in this application.  Claim 1 is illustrative and reads               
              as follows.                                                                                                  
                            1.  A process of combatting micro-organisms contained in industrial                            
                     processes, comprising adding glucose oxidase and optionally glucose or a                              
                     source of glucose to industrial process waters or slurries.                                           

                     1Application for patent filed August 8, 1994.  According to appellant, this application is a          
              continuation of application 07/852,129 filed June 15, 1992, now abandoned.                                   

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