Ex parte FEIST - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1997-3342                                                        
          Application No. 08/389,086                                                  


               (II) claims 3 and 4 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                    
          103(a) as being unpatentable over Vandemoortele;                            
               (III) claims 5 through 7 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                
           103(a) as being unpatentable over Vandemoortele in view of                
          Robertson;  and2                                                                 
               (IV) claims 8 and 9 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                     
           103(a) as being unpatentable over Vandemoortele in view of                
          Robertson.                                                                  
               The full text of the examiner's rejections and the                     
          responses to the arguments presented by appellant appear in                 
          the answer (Paper No. 23, mailed September 2, 1999), while the              
          complete statement of appellant’s arguments can be found in                 
          the brief (Paper No. 19, filed November 25, 1996).                          
                                       OPINION                                        
               In reaching our decision in this appeal, we have given                 
          careful consideration to the appellant's specification and                  
          claims, to the applied prior art references, and to the                     
          respective positions articulated by the appellant and the                   



               The reference to “Claims 5-9" at page 6, line 1 of the answer appears2                                                                     
          to be a typographical error and a reference to claims 5-7 was intended.     
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