Ex parte GORDON et al. - Page 1

           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                     publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 14         
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                     Ex parte JAMES N. GORDON and GANGHUI TENG                        
                                Appeal No. 1997-4284                                  
                             Application No. 08/471,760                               
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before KIMLIN, GARRIS, and OWENS, Administrative Patent                     
          OWENS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the examiner’s final rejection of               
          claims 12-20, which are all of the claims remaining in the                  
                                    THE INVENTION                                     
               Appellants claim a method for transferring onto an imaged              
          transparency a reflective protective overcoat having a                      
          reflective opaque area such that the image surface is                       
          protected and made viewable as a reflected image.  Claim 12 is              

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