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                          THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                 
          The opinion in support of the decision entered today (1) was not written for publication
          in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.              
                                                                   Paper No. 19        
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                        
                                  __________________                                   
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                            
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                    
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                            Ex parte ZINE-EDDINE BOUTAGHOU                             
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                                  Appeal No. 98-0592                                   
                               Application 08/463,1681                                 
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                                       ON BRIEF                                        
                                   ________________                                    
          Before McKELVEY, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, and                     
          SCHAFER and LEE, Administrative Patent Judges.                               
          LEE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                            
                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                 
          the examiner’s rejection of claims 13-15.  Claims 1-12 and 16-               
          27 have been canceled.  No claim has been allowed.  The real                 
          party in interest is International Business Machines                         
          Corporation.                                                                 
                         References relied on by the Examiner                          
          Elliot et al. (Elliot)   5,251,082            October 5, 1993                

               1                                                                       
                    Application for patent filed June 5, 1995.                         
          According to the appellant, it is a division of application                  
          08/321,935, filed October 12, 1994,                                          





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