Ex parte KOURTAKIS 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                                                       not binding precedent of the Board.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. 12                

                                     UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                            

                                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                             
                                                         AND INTERFERENCES                                                                

                                Ex parte KONSTANTINOS KOURTAKIS, HORACIO E. BERGNA,                                                       
                                        GEORGE C. SONNICHSEN, DAVID R. CORBIN and                                                         
                                                           LOREN D. BRAKE                                                                 

                                                          Appeal No. 1996-3674                                                            
                                                       Application No. 08/451,826                                                         

                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                  

                Before WINTERS, GARRIS, and SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                        
                SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                     

                                                         DECISION ON APPEAL                                                               

                        This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner's final rejection of claims                  

                7 through 11 and 14, which are all of the claims pending in this application.  Claim 7 is illustrative:                   

                        7.  A process for the production of an attrition resistant catalyst composition comprising                        
                        the steps of:                                                                                                     
                                (a)  blending one or more acidic zeolites selected from the group consisting of                           
                        rho and chabazite with one or more particulate binders selected from the group                                    

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