Ex parte OKAJIMA - Page 1

                The opinion in support of the decision being entered today            
               not written for publication and is not binding precedent of            
               the  Board                                                             
                                            Paper No. 41                              
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                         
                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                 
                                Ex parte YOSHIO OKAJIMA                               
                                  Appeal No. 1998-1112                                
                               Application No. 07/871,768                             
                                   HEARD: May 3, 2000                                 
          Before URYNOWICZ, THOMAS and LEVY, Administrative Patent Judges1.           
          URYNOWICZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                     
          Decision on Appeal                                                          
          This appeal is from the final rejection of claims 1-15, all                 
          the claims pending in the application.                                      
          The invention pertains to a portable electronic data entry                  
          and storage device.  Claim 1 is illustrative and reads as follows:          
          1.  A portable electronic data entry and storage device                     
                    a RAM for storing data,                                           
                    a ROM for storing a transfer program for transferring at          
               least part of the data stored in the RAM to an external                
          1 Eric Frahm, who heard the appeal in this case on May 3, 2000,             
          has since resigned from the Board.  Administrative Patent Judge             
          Stuart Levy has been substituted for Mr. Frahm.  In re Bose Corp.,          
          772 F.2d 866, 227 USPQ 1 (Fed. Cir. 1985).                                  

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