Ex parte BOGART - 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                                   publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 20                 
                              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                 
                                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                   
                                               AND INTERFERENCES                                                        
                                           Ex parte ROBERT C. BOGART                                                    
                                                Appeal No. 1999-1483                                                    
                                             Application No. 08/732,887                                                 
                                                      ON BRIEF                                                          
              Before CALVERT, ABRAMS, and JENNIFER D. BAHR, Administrative Patent Judges.                               
              ABRAMS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                      

                                               DECISION ON APPEAL                                                       
                     This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final rejection of claims 1-4,                    
              6-11 and 13, which are all of the claims pending in this application.                                     
                     We REVERSE.                                                                                        
                     The appellant's invention relates to a foldable ladder having adjustable legs.  An                 
              understanding of the invention can be derived from a reading of exemplary claim 1, which                  
              appears in the appendix to the appellant's Brief.                                                         

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