Ex parte HARDEE - Page 1

           The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written for
                     publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.           
                                                                 Paper No. 35         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                                Ex parte KIM C. HARDEE                                
                                 Appeal No. 1998-1815                                 
                              Application No. 08/684,328                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before KRASS, BARRETT, 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 rejection of claims 13-46.  We reverse.                            

               The invention at issue in this appeal is a method for                  
          using a sense amplifier in an integrated circuit (IC) memory.               
          An IC memory includes many memory cells, which are arranged in              
          rows and columns.  A column is a collection of memory cells                 

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