Ex parte CRANE et al. - Page 1

             The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written
             for publication in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.
                                                                 Paper No. 37         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                     Ex parte STEPHEN E. CRANE, LEEANN HERRINGER,                     
                         MICHAEL SHINSKY, GERALD A. RAITZER,                          
                        MICHAEL A. OGRINC, and STEVEN T. MAYER                        
                                 Appeal No. 1998-1397                                 
                              Application No. 08/482,905                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before KRASS, FLEMING, and BARRY, Administrative Patent Judges.             
          BARRY, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                
          the  rejection of claims 21-42.  We reverse.                                

               The invention at issue in this appeal relates to video                 
          editing.  Various methods of video editing are well known.                  
          For tape-based editing, an editor cycles source tapes back and              

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