Ex parte WONG - Page 8




          Appeal No. 1998-0338                                                        
          Application No. 08/350,865                                                  


          (Emphasis added.)  (Specification page 8, line 35 to page 9,                
          line 4.)                                                                    
               In view of the foregoing, we will sustain the Examiner’s               
          rejection of claim 12, and likewise claims 13, 17 and 18 which              
          stand or fall therewith.                                                    
               As pointed out by Appellant, claim 14 requires the “means              
          for transferring” to be a volume of oxide which contacts the                
          foundation layer.  As also pointed out by Appellant, this                   
          requires an opening in the lower conductive plate, not shown                
          by APA (reply brief-page 4).                                                
                    It is axiomatic that anticipation of a claim under                
           102 can be found only if the prior art reference discloses                
          every element of the claim.  See In re King, 801 F.2d 1324,                 
          1326, 231 USPQ 136, 138 (Fed. Cir. 1986) and Lindemann                      
          Maschinenfabrik GMBH v. American Hoist & Derrick Co., 730 F.2d              
          1452, 1458, 221 USPQ 481, 485 (Fed. Cir. 1984).  "Anticipation              
          is established only when a single prior art reference                       
          discloses, expressly or under principles of inherency, each                 
          and every element of a claimed invention."  RCA Corp. v.                    
          Applied Digital Data Systems, Inc., 730 F.2d 1440, 1444, 221                


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