Ex parte BENOIT et al. - Page 1

                 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                        (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 11              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                Ex parte GORDON L. BENOIT and RUDOLPH F. VANDERVELDEN                 
                                Appeal No. 1998-0275                                  
                               Application 08/467,484                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before KIMLIN, GARRIS and WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.              
          KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 19-               
          27.  Claim 46, the other claim remaining in the present                     
          application, has been withdrawn from consideration.   Claim 19              
          is illustra-tive:                                                           
               19.   A method for preparing an embossed,                              
               curl-resist-ant laminated multilayer film substrate                    
               for use in the production of banknotes, security                       
               papers and the like which comprises:                                   
                         i) laminating (a) a first layer having                       
               inner and outer sides, comprising at least about 50                    
               weight percent of a high density polyethylene having                   

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