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                  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                  written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 18                     

                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                   
                                    BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                     
                                                AND INTERFERENCES                                                          
                                          Ex parte ROBERT R. GRANADOS                                                      
                                                 Appeal No. 1997-3116                                                      
                                                 Application 08/294,953                                                    
                                                       ON BRIEF                                                            
                  Before WINTERS,  WILLIAM F. SMITH, and GRIMES, Administrative Patent                                     
                  GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                     

                                                DECISION ON APPEAL                                                         
                         This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s                            
                  final rejection of claims 1 -10, all of the claims pending in the application.  Claim 1                  
                  is representative of the claims on appeal and reads as follows:                                          
                         1.     An insect cell line established in a serum free medium from                                
                  Trichoplusia ni egg cells which supports replication of virus in serum free                              
                  medium, supports expression of protein after infection by a recombinant virus in                         
                  said serum free medium, grows in said serum free medium, and retains said                                
                  ability to support replication of virus and to support expression of protein.                            

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