Ex parte TAKEYAMA 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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 27         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
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                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
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          Ex parte NAOKI TAKEYAMA, HIROMI UEKI, YUJI UEDA,                            
          TAKEHIRO KUSUMOTO, and YUKO NAKANO                                          
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                                 Appeal No. 1997-2209                                 
                              Application No. 08/179,196                              
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                                  HEARD: May 16, 2000                                 
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          Before PAK, OWENS and DELMENDO, Administrative Patent Judges.               
          DELMENDO, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      



                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                  
          from the examiner’s final rejection of claims 1, 5 through 9,               
          12 through 33, and 36, which are all of the claims pending in               
          this application.  Claims 23 and 30 were amended and claims 34              
          and 35 were canceled subsequent to the final Office action in               







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