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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              written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 41                        

                              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                 
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                                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                   
                                               AND INTERFERENCES                                                        
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                                           Ex parte ELIZABETH S. WARD                                                   
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                                               Appeal No.  1997-3322                                                    
                                               Application 08/353,940                                                   
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                                                      ON BRIEF                                                          
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              Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge, McKELVEY, Senior                                    
              Administrative Patent Judge and MILLS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                       
              MILLS, 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 1-4, 9-15 and 19-33, which are all of the claims pending in this                      
              application.                                                                                              
                     We reverse.                                                                                        




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