Ex parte FORBES-ROBINSON - Page 1

                                         The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written                                                 
                                                   for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                       
                                                                                                                                 Paper No. 23                       
                                           UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                
                                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                
                                                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                 
                                                      Ex parte ELLIOTT FORBES-ROBINSON                                                                              
                                                                   Appeal No. 1999-0613                                                                             
                                                                Application No. 08/592,025                                                                          
                                                                HEARD: October 23, 2000                                                                             
                   Before ABRAMS, NASE, and GONZALES, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                 
                   ABRAMS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                             

                                                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                
                            This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final rejection of claims 1, 2, and                                                    
                   4-7, which are all of the claims pending in this application.1                                                                                   

                            We AFFIRM-IN-PART.                                                                                                                      

                            1The final rejection (Paper No. 6) erroneously lists claims 1-7 as being finally                                                        
                   rejected.  However, claim 3 was canceled in amendment A (Paper No. 5).  In addition, we                                                          
                   note that the examiner refused to enter an amendment filed after the final rejection (see                                                        
                   Papers No. 10 and 11).                                                                                                                           

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