Ex parte HECHT 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               written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding        
               precedent of the Board.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. 16         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                      Ex parte DAVID L. HECHT and L. NOAH FLORES                      
                                 Appeal No. 1997-2690                                 
                              Application No. 08/532,040                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before HAIRSTON, JERRY SMITH, and GROSS, Administrative Patent              
          GROSS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 1 through 5, which are all of the claims                
          pending in this application.                                                
               Appellants' invention relates to a record for storing                  
          encoded digital information.  The record includes a self-                   
          clocking data code pattern of glyphs for encoding the                       

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