Ex parte WESTMAN 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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 13         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                                     ____________                                     
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                                     ____________                                     
                                Ex parte TONY WESTMAN                                 
                                    and ANNE NARHI                                    
                                     ____________                                     
                                 Appeal No. 1998-1394                                 
                              Application No. 08/325,448                              
                                     ____________                                     
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
                                     ____________                                     
          Before THOMAS, HAIRSTON, 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 1-20.  We reverse.                       


                                     BACKGROUND                                       
               The invention at issue in this appeal is used to track a               
          movable object, such as a bag of registered money or mail.                  
          More specifically, the invention is a lightweight, mobile                   







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