Ex parte FREY et al. - Page 6

          Appeal No. 1997-3026                                       Page 6           
          Application No. 08/344,053                                                  

          skilled artisan to remove the printed circuit board, which                  
          interfaces the two flex circuits in Gorton, and then connect                
          the two flex circuits 824 and 825 in any manner, let alone in               
          the manner specifically set forth in the instant claims, e.g.,              
          with the recited pitch and having overlapping areas.  Even if               
          the printed circuit board in Gorton is removed, there is no                 
          indication, whatsoever, in Gorton, as to how the two flex                   
          circuits, 824 and 825, would be connected.  The examiner does               
          not address this issue.                                                     

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