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                                                       not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                            
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                                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                             
                                                         AND INTERFERENCES                                                                
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                                Ex parte KONSTANTINOS KOURTAKIS, HORACIO E. BERGNA,                                                       
                                        GEORGE C. SONNICHSEN, DAVID R. CORBIN and                                                         
                                                           LOREN D. BRAKE                                                                 
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                                                          Appeal No. 1996-3674                                                            
                                                       Application No. 08/451,826                                                         
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                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                  
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                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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