Ex parte MONTAG et al. - Page 2

                 Appeal No. 1996-3729                                                                                                                   
                 Application No. 08/253,839                                                                                                             

                 which, therefore, are the only claims before us for                                                                                    
                          The claims on appeal are directed to a filled polyamide                                                                       
                 composition including a polyphthalamide resin; a modified                                                                              
                 block copolymer, i.e. succinic anhydride-functionalized block                                                                          
                 copolymer; and a particulate filler or structural fiber.                                                                               
                          Appellants acknowledge on page 5 of their Brief that all                                                                      
                 of the appealed claims stand or fall together.  Accordingly,                                                                           
                 we will limit our consideration to claim 20 which is                                                                                   
                 illustrative of the appealed subject matter.  Claim 20 is                                                                              
                 reproduced below along with independent claim 19 upon which it                                                                         
                 19. A filled polyamide composition comprising:                                                                                         
                          (a) from about 99 to about 70 wt% of a polyphthalamide                                                                        
                 consisting of recurring units represented by the formula:                                                                              

                          1Again we note that claim 19 is not an appealed claim and                                                                     
                 is reproduced here only because it is incorporated by                                                                                  
                 reference in claim 20.                                                                                                                 

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