Ex parte YAMAMOTO et al. - 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                     publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 39         
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
                 Ex parte FUMITOSHI YAMAMOTO and TOMOHIDE TERASHIMA                   
                                Appeal No. 1998-2046                                  
                             Application No. 08/787,332                               
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before RUGGIERO, HECKER and DIXON, Administrative Patent                    
          HECKER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of               
          claims 1 through 6, 12 and 13.  Claims 7 through 11 have been               
          withdrawn from consideration as being directed to a non-                    
          elected invention.  This constitutes all claims pending in the              
               The invention relates to a semiconductor device having a               
          high breakdown voltage.  In particular, referring to Figures                
          1A and 1B, inorganic insulating film 15 covers first and                    

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