Ex parte FEIST - Page 1

                    THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                      

               The opinion in support of the decision being entered                   
               today (1) was not written for publication in a law                     
               journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the                        
                                                               Paper No. 30           
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
                               Ex parte BARRY R. FEIST                                
                                Appeal No. 1997-3342                                  
                             Application No. 08/389,086                               
                               HEARD: February 7, 2000                                
          Before COHEN, MCQUADE, and GONZALES, Administrative Patent                  
          GONZALES, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   

               This is a decision on an appeal from the examiner's final              
          rejection of claims 1 through 9, which are all of the claims                
          pending in this application.                                                
               We REVERSE.                                                            
               Appellant’s invention relates to absorbent articles, such              
          as diapers, having a Z-folded barrier cuff in the front and                 

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