Ex Parte KRANTZ 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                                                       not binding precedent of the Board.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. 27                
                                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                              
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                                            BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                               
                                                          AND INTERFERENCES                                                                  
                                                               ____________                                                                  
                                                 Ex parte GARY KRANTZ, S.T. CHEN,                                                            
                                                    ADAM ZIPP and JOANNE ZENG                                                                
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                                                           Appeal No. 1996-3973                                                              
                                                        Application No. 08/048,657                                                           
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                                                                 ON BRIEF                                                                    
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                Before PAK, WARREN, 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 1 through 19, which are all of the claims pending in this application.  A copy of claims 1-                           
                19 is attached as an appendix to this decision.                                                                              











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