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                                             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                                           (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                                                                  
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                                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                               
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                                                       BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                              
                                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                              
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                                                                          Ex parte R. B. GUPTA                                                                                         
                                                                          and ROBERT G. LEES                                                                                           
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                                                                          Appeal No. 1997-43651                                                                                        
                                                                          Application 08/469,726                                                                                       
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                                                                                   ON BRIEF                                                                                            
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                     Before GARRIS, WARREN and WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                                    

                     WARREN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                                              
                                                                   Decision on Appeal and Opinion                                                                                      
                                This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the decision of the examiner finally rejecting                                                            
                     claims 14 through 22.   Claims 23 through 32 are also of record and stand withdrawn from2                                                                                                                                  
                     consideration by the examiner under 37 CFR  1.142(b).                                                                                                            
                                We will not sustain the ground of rejection of claims 14 through 22 under 35 U.S.C.  103 as                                                           


                     1We decide concurrently herewith Appeal No. 1996-0191 in application 08/001,697, filed January 7,                                                                 
                     1993, which according to appellants is the parent of the present application.                                                                                     
                     2Amendment of June 6, 1995 (Paper No. 2).                                                                                                                         
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