Ex parte BERTHE 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                (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 11                            
                                   UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                            
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                                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                             
                                                      AND INTERFERENCES                                                                 
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                                    Ex parte JEAN BERTHE and HERVE PERRINOT                                                             
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                                                    Appeal No. 1997-1009                                                                
                                         Application Serial No. 08/033,7311                                                             
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                                                             ON BRIEF                                                                   
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                Before THOMAS, MARTIN, and LEE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                           
                MARTIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                    

                                                     DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                 
                        This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                                                                
                examiner's final rejection of claims 1-11, all of the pending                                                           
                claims, under 35 U.S.C.  103.  We reverse.                                                                             
                The invention                                                                                                           
                        The invention is directed to a method for capturing data                                                        
                for debugging purposes when an exception condition in the form                                                          
                of a "Major Error," occurs during operation of a software                                                               


                        Application for patent filed March 18, 1993.1                                                                                                              





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