Ex parte LINDSTROM - Page 1




                               THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                         
                       The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not                                           
                        written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.                                          
                                                                                                 Paper No. 22                       
                                  UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                         
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                                       BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                           
                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                               
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                                               Ex parte MIKKO LINDSTROM                                                             
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                                                  Appeal No. 1997-2986                                                              
                                             Application No. 08/260,7841                                                            
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                                                           ON BRIEF                                                                 
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               Before THOMAS, MARTIN, and LALL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                       
               MARTIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                 


                                                    DECISION ON APPEAL                                                              
                       This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                                                             
               examiner's final rejection of claims 1-6, 11-16, and 20-23.                                                          
               Claims 7-10 and 17-19 are objected to for depending on                                                               
               rejected claims.   We affirm-in-part.2                                                                                           


                       1Application for patent filed June 16, 1994.                                                                 
                       2The Answer includes claim 10 among the rejected claims                                                      
               and also among the objected to claims.  The examiner's                                                               
               communication (paper No. 20) dated October 16, 1998, explains                                                        
               that the objected to status is the correct status.                                                                   





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