Ex parte STEIN 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                                  publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 17                                 

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
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                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
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                                                  Ex parte WILLIAM STEIN, III                                                                           
                                                                        and                                                                             
                                                            WILLIAM STEIN, IV                                                                           
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                                                          Appeal No. 1998-0183                                                                          
                                                    Application No. 08/413,040                                                                          
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                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            
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                 Before KRASS, LALL, and BARRY, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                           
                 LALL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                     

                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                          This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                                                                        
                 from the final rejection  of claims 1 to 3, 6 to 10, and 12 to1                                                                                           
                 14.  Claims 4, 5, 11, and 15 have been canceled.                                                                                       


                          1An amendment after the final rejection was filed as paper                                                                    
                 no. 10, which was allowed entry (paper no. 11).  However, this                                                                         
                 amendment made no changes to the claims.                                                                                               
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