Ex Parte KRANTZ et al - Page 2




                Appeal No. 1996-3973                                                                                                         
                Application No. 08/048,657                                                                                                   


                        The references relied on by the examiner are:                                                                        
                        Moyer et al.  (Moyer)                             3,783,105                Jan.    1, 1974                           
                        Przybylowicz et al.  (Przybylowicz)               3,992,158                Nov. 16, 1976                             
                        Schaeffer et al.  (Schaeffer)                     4,110,079                Aug. 29, 1978                             
                        Piejko et al.  (Piejko)                           4,780,411                Oct.  25, 1988                            
                        Daffern et al.  (Daffern)                         4,994,238                Feb.  19, 1991                            
                        Kumar et al.  (Kumar)                             0 141 648                May  15, 1985                             
                        (published European patent application)                                                                              
                        References relied on by this merits panel are:                                                                       
                        Kato et al.  (Kato)                               H930                     Jun.   4, 1991                            
                        Evans et al.  (Evans)                             4,737,457                Apr. 12, 1988                             
                        Phillips et al.  (Phillips)1                      4,935,346                Jun. 19, 1990                             
                        A. Eggert, ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR THE CLINICAL                                                          
                LABORATORY, 291-292 (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1983) (Eggert).                                                            
                        Ngo et al. (Ngo), “A Sensitive and Versatile Chromogenic Assay for Peroxidase and                                    
                Peroxidase-Coupled Reactions,” 105 Analytical Biochemistry 389-397 (1980).                                                   
                        TEXTBOOK OF CLINICAL CHEMISTRY 248 (N. Tietz, ed., W.B. Saunders Company,                                            
                Philadelphia, 1986) (Tietz).                                                                                                 
                                                                 ISSUES2                                                                     
                        (I)  Claims 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 11-13 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                                 
                unpatentable over Daffern in view of Moyer.  (II)  Claims 2, 5, 7 and 10 stand rejected under                                




                        1Phillips was incorporated by reference into appellants’ specification (see e.g., page 7, lines 10-11).              
                        2The examiner has withdrawn the final rejection of claim 13 under 35 U.S.C.  112, first paragraph, as               
                based on a non-enabling disclosure, “in view of the arguments presented” in appellants’ brief (answer, page 2).              
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