Ex parte CASAL et al. - Page 1




                                   THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                                         

                    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                    for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 14                        
                                         UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                      
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                                               BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                       
                                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                                         
                                                                   ____________                                                                         
                                                     Ex parte HUMBERTO F. CASAL,                                                                        
                                                                HEHCHING H. LI,                                                                         
                                                          and DAVID MING-WHEI WU                                                                        
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                                                           Appeal No. 1998-1365                                                                         
                                                      Application No. 08/663,969                                                                        
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                                                                      ON BRIEF                                                                          
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                 Before THOMAS, JERRY SMITH, and BARRY, Administrative Patent                                                                           
                 Judges.                                                                                                                                
                 BARRY, 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 27, 28, 31-33, 35-37, 40-                                                                           
                 42, and 44.   We affirm.1                                                                                                                  


                          1A rejection not referred to in an examiner’s answer is                                                                       
                 assumed to have been withdrawn.  Ex parte Emm, 118 USPQ 180,                                                                           
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