Ex parte CHANG 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          (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 19              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                               Ex parte GEORGE CHANG                                  
                                  and ROSALIND LUM                                    
                                Appeal No. 1997-1770                                  
                               Application 08/235,488                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before WINTERS, CAROFF and JOHN D. SMITH, Administrative                    
          Patent Judges.                                                              
          CAROFF, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This decision on appeal relates to the final rejection of              
          claims 1-20, all of the pending claims in appellants’                       
               The claims relate to a method for detecting coliform                   
          bacteria including E. coli (see claim 1), and an associated                 

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