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                    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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 40         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  

                              Ex parte LEONARD A. BARBER                              
                                 Appeal No. 1997-2335                                 
                              Application No. 08/367,913                              
                                 HEARD: July 10, 2000                                 

          Before GARRIS, PAK, and KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                
          KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 51-60, which are all of the claims pending              
          in this application.                                                        
               Appellant's invention relates to a vinylidene fluoride                 
          (VDF) hexafluorpropylene (HFP) copolymer having a major                     
          vinylidene fluoride homopolymer domain.  According to                       

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