Ex parte KATO et al. - 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          not binding precedent of the Board.                                         
                                                            Paper No. 34              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                               Ex parte CHISATO KATO,                                 
                                TAKAHIRO KOBAYASHI,                                   
                                   and KAZUO KITAO                                    
                                Appeal No. 1997-3912                                  
                               Application 08/016,979                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before THOMAS, MARTIN, and LALL, Administrative Patent Judges.              
          THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   

               Appellants have appealed to the Board from the examiner's              
          final rejection of claims 39 through 42.  As of the decision                
          date of this appeal, the examiner has indicated the                         
          allowability of claims 1 through 29, 31 through 38 and 45                   
          through 52, appellants having canceled claims 30, 43 and 44.                

Page:  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next 

Last modified: November 3, 2007