Ex parte YAMANAKA 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            in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 20              
                           UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                          
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                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                            
                                           AND INTERFERENCES                                                  
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            Ex parte KAZUSUKE YAMANAKA, TOMOO YAMAMOTO, YUZURU HOSOE, NOBUYUKI                                
                           INABA, YASUTARO UESAKA, MASAAKI FUTAMOTO,                                          
                    YOSHIBUMI MATSUDA, KENJI FURUSAWA, and SHINJI NARISHIGE                                   
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                                            Appeal No. 1998-2494                                              
                                          Application No. 08/521,363                                          
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                                       HEARD: NOVEMBER 30, 2000                                               
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            Before BARRETT, DIXON, and BLANKENSHIP, Administrative Patent Judges.                             
            BLANKENSHIP, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                         




                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                 
                   This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner's final               
            rejection of claims 1-17, which are all the claims in the application.                            
                   We reverse.                                                                                












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