Ex parte MATTSSON 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                                                    not binding precedent of the Board.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. 13              

                                   UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                       
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                                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                        
                                                      AND INTERFERENCES                                                            
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                                   Ex parte CHRISTER J. MATTSSON, CARL M. E. SVAHN                                                 
                                                    and MICHAEL P. WEBER                                                           
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                                                       Appeal No. 1997-2795                                                        
                                                    Application No. 08/438,933                                                     
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                                                             ON BRIEF                                                              
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               Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, GRON, and SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                           
               SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                               



                                                      DECISION ON APPEAL                                                           

                       This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner finally rejecting claims               

               13 through 16 and refusing to allow new claim 17 and amended claim 12 as presented subsequent to                    

               the final rejection, which are all of the claims pending in this application.1                                        


                       The amendment filed August 20, 1996 (Paper No. 4), cancelling claims 8-11, amending claim 12 and adding1                                                                                                          
               claim 17, was entered by the examiner in the Advisory Action mailed August 29, 1996 (Paper No. 6).                  





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