Ex parte LAURASH et al. - Page 5

          Appeal No. 1999-2063                                                        
          Application No. 08/744,432                                                  

          shows a structure that is similar to that of the primary                    
          references in that the letter sheet envelope of Rogers has at               
          least two panels A and B, and side panels a1, b1 and a2, b2                 
          connected to the panels along generally vertical lines of                   
          perforations that extend all the way to the bottom edge of the              
          letter sheet envelope.  Based on these reference teachings,                 
          the examiner concludes that                                                 
               [t]herefore, it would have been obvious to one of                      
               ordinary skill in the art at the time of the                           
               invention to modify the vertical perforations of                       
               O’Brien [Ehret and Webendorfer] to extend to the                       
               bottom edge of the label ply as shown in Rogers to                     
               ensure straight tearing.  [Answer, page 3.]                            
               The flaws in the examiner’s rejections begin with the                  
          basic combination of Rogers with any of the primary references              
          (O’Brien, Ehret and/or Webendorfer).  Rogers relates to a                   
          letter sheet envelope wherein the various panels and lines of               
          perforation are for the purpose of creating a letter sheet                  
          that can be folded and sealed to create a mailing envelope.                 
          As such, the adhesive portions of the side panels of Rogers                 
          engage each other to close off the sides of the folded panels.              
          In contrast, both appellants’ invention and each of the cited               
          primary references are directed to a tuck label/form wherein                
          the various panels and lines of perforation are for the                     

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