Ex parte MONETTE et al. - Page 1

                             The opinion in support of the decision being entered      today was not written for                             
                    publication in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                  

                                                                                                         Paper No. 14                        

                                     UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                               


                                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                    

                    Ex parte Liza M. Monette, Arnold Lustiger, Michael P. Anderson, John P. Dismukes, H. Daniel                              
                                           Wagner, Cary N. Marzinsky, and Russell R. Mueller                                                 

                                                         Appeal No. 1996-3974                                                                
                                                         Application 08/198,808                                                              

                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                     

                    Before STONER, Chief Administrative Patent Judge,                                                                        
                    HARKCOM, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge, and                                                                     
                    WILLIAM F. SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                           

                    Per Curiam.                                                                                                              

                                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                               

                             This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final rejection of claims                           
                    19-23 and 25, all of the claims in the application.  The claimed invention is directed to a                              
                    computer-implemented method for making a composite, incorporating a fiber, a matrix and an                               
                    interphase, that has optimum properties.  Claim 19, the only independent claim, is reproduced at                         
                    page 11 of the brief.                                                                                                    

                             The following reference is relied on by the examiner:                                                           

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