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           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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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                   
          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.                       

               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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