Ex parte BEER et al. - Page 8

          Appeal No. 1997-1199                                                        
          Application No. 08/309,366                                                  

               We have studied the applied two references.  We can agree              
          with the Examiner that the suggested combination could be seen              
          to show the claimed template area which comprises a template                
          types pane and a template pane; for example, elements 9 and 8               
          in Sanchez-Frank are a template types pane and a template                   
          pane,  respectively.  Furthermore, since claim 1 does not                   
          claim the steps in sequence (the displaying icons step appears              
          after the selecting step), claim 1 does not exclude the                     
          existence of the template types pane and the template pane                  
          appearing sequentially, rather than simultaneously.                         
          Therefore, we find that Tyne shows a template types pane in                 
          fig. 13.1 and a template pane in fig. 12.11.  The two panes                 
          together would comprise the claimed template area, keeping in               
          mind that the two panes are not required to have any                        
          relationship in time or by any physical boundaries, such as                 
          being adjacent to each other.  Thus, the combination of Tyne                
          and Sanchez-Frank results in the claimed template area.                     
          However, the Examiner’s position is not sustainable beyond                  
               We agree with Appellants that neither Sanchez-Frank nor                
          Tyne show the claimed groups of attributes.  At best, we may                

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