Ex Parte GOULDSON - Page 1

            The opinion in support of the remand being entered today was not written
            for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.              
                                                                Paper No. 17        
                     UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                         
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                            Ex parte STANLEY F. GOULDSON                            
                                Appeal No. 1998-3421                                
                             Application No. 08/646,995                             
                               HEARD: AUGUST 16, 2000                               
            Before McCANDLISH, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, and              
            COHEN and FRANKFORT, Administrative Patent Judges.                      
            McCANDLISH, Senior Administrative Patent Judge.                         

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                 
                               REMAND TO THE EXAMINER                               

                 This is a decision on an appeal from the examinerŝ                 
            final rejection of claims 1 through 12.  No other claims                
            are pending in the application.                                         

                 Appellantŝ invention relates to ~[a] method of reuse               
            for hangers having size indicia removably mounted thereon~              
            (claim 1, lines 1-2).  As described in appellantŝ                       

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