Ex parte IWASAKI et al. - 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                 (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 26                                 

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
                                                                _____________                                                                           
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                           AND INTERFERENCES                                                                            
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                                                    Ex parte KATSUYA IWASAKI,                                                                           
                                                HIROSHI HOYA, and MAKOTO KIMURA                                                                         
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                                                          Appeal No. 1996-3507                                                                          
                                                       Application 08/041,2091                                                                          
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                                                     HEARD: September 15, 1999                                                                          
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                 Before KRASS, MARTIN, and GROSS, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                         
                 MARTIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                   



                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                          This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                                                                              
                 examiner's final rejection of claims 1-13, all of the pending                                                                          
                 claims, under 35 U.S.C.  103.  We reverse.                                                                                            




                          1Application for patent filed April 1, 1993.                                                                                  





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