Ex parte MILLER 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          publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 18           
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   

                             Ex parte STEVEN M. MILLER,                               
                                 DAVID R. SCHWARTZ                                    
                                 and RODNEY A. SMITH                                  
                                Appeal No. 1997-4354                                  
                               Application 08/177,296                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before URYNOWICZ, KRASS and DIXON, Administrative Patent                    
          URYNOWICZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                     

          Decision on Appeal                                                          
          This appeal is from the final rejection of claims 1-3, 5-10                 
          and 12-22, all the claims pending in the application.                       
          The invention pertains to a method and apparatus for                        
          customizing a graphical user interface.  Claims 1 and 15 are                
          illustrative and read as follows:                                           


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