Ex parte BROEKAERT - Page 1

                           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                                    (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 14                     
                            UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                           
                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                              
                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                   
                                       Ex parte TOM P.E. BROEKAERT                                              
                                            Appeal No. 1998-2934                                                
                                          Application No. 08/290,275                                            
                                                  ON BRIEF                                                      
             Before THOMAS, KRASS and RUGGIERO,  Administrative Patent Judges.                                  
             KRASS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                

                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  

                   This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-4, all of the claims       
             pending in the application.                                                                        
                   The invention is directed to a resonant tunneling diode best illustrated by reference        
             to representative independent claim 1, reproduced as follows:                                      


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