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                             THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                             

              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                                               not binding precedent of the Board.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. 29            
                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                              
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                                    BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                
                                                AND INTERFERENCES                                                     
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                                             Ex parte CHRISTINE A. RICH                                               
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                                                 Appeal No. 1998-2383                                                 
                                               Application No. 08/116,355                                             
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                                                       ON BRIEF                                                       
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             Before COHEN, NASE, and BAHR, Administrative Patent Judges.                                              
             BAHR, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                       




                                                DECISION ON APPEAL                                                    
                    This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's refusal to allow claims 17, 19, 22, 28-          
             30, 32-48, 50, 51 and 56-58.  Claims 49 and 24-26 stand allowed and claims 52-55 and 59                  
             stand withdrawn from further consideration under 37 CFR  1.142(b) as being directed to a                
             non-elected invention.  No other claims remain pending in this application.                              










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