Ex parte DORAN et al. - Page 6




          Appeal No. 1997-0014                                                        
          Application No. 08/192,937                                                  


          document 16 is completely scanned before the initiation of the              
          compression operation (column 5, line 3 through column 6, line              
          46).                                                                        
               Even if we assume for the sake of argument that it would               
          have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to                    
          modify D’Aoust with the disparate teachings of Asano, Klein,                
          Chatterjee and Rohrer, the initiation of compression and other              
          operations while the document is still being scanned would not              
          have been taught nor would it have been suggested by the                    
          combined teachings of the references.  In summary, the                      
          obviousness rejection of claims 3, 5, 7, 8, 25 through 29, 42,              
          44 and 46 is reversed.                                                      
                                      DECISION                                        
               The decision of the examiner rejecting claims 3, 5, 7, 8,              
          25 through 29, 42, 44 and 46 under 35 U.S.C.  103 is                       
          reversed.                                                                   
                                      REVERSED                                        




                         JAMES D. THOMAS               )                              
                         Administrative Patent Judge   )                              
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