Ex parte MOU - Page 1

           The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written for
               publication in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.

                                                                 Paper No. 22         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                                  Ex parte LIN C. MOU                                 
                                 Appeal No. 1997-2842                                 
                              Application No. 08/510,921                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before HAIRSTON, KRASS, and GROSS, Administrative Patent Judges.            
          GROSS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 1, 3, and 4, which are all of the claims                
          pending in this application.                                                
               Appellant's invention relates to an exterior rearview                  
          mirror for a vehicle.  The mirror includes a plane mirror                   
          zone, a wide-angled mirror zone disposed within the plane                   
          mirror zone, and a circular blank zone between the two mirror               
          zones for providing wider images without interference between               

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