Ex parte STEIN et al. - Page 9




          Appeal No. 1997-2989                                                        
          Application No. 08/280,343                                                  


          and removing the call (request) from that remote station from               
          the queue of the pending calls.  Lewis communicates only with               
          the remote station whose call (request) has been activated by               
          the host (col. 7) and there is no communication between the                 
          host and a remote prior to this activation.  Thus, we do not                
          sustain the anticipation rejection of claim 21 and its grouped              
          claims 4, 14, 19 over Lewis.                                                
               In conclusion, the decision of the Examiner rejecting                  
          claims 1 to 10, 12 to 15, 17 to 19 and 21 under 35 U.S.C.                  
          102 is reversed.                                                            


               REVERSED                                                               





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