Ex parte DAWLEY et al. - 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          not binding precedent of the Board.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. 31              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
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                  Ex parte DOUGLAS J. DAWLEY and JAMES B. VROTACOE                    
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                                Appeal No. 1999-0231                                  
                             Application No. 08/472,354                               
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before ABRAMS, STAAB and GONZALES, Administrative Patent                    
          Judges                                                                      
          GONZALES, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      


                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   

               This is a decision on an appeal from the examiner's final              
          rejection of claims 1 through 3 and 5 through 7.  Claims 4 and              
          8 through 27, the only other claims remaining in the                        
          application, stand withdrawn from consideration under 37 CFR               
          1.142(b).                                                                   
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