Ex parte LAURASH et al. - Page 8




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


          the presence of sealing flap a3 prevents the panel A of Rogers              
          from extending to the bottom of the letter sheet envelope.                  
          Since the references do not individually teach a second panel               
          extending from a perforated fold line to the bottom of the                  
          label or letter sheet, it is not seen how this claimed feature              
          would have been obvious from a consideration of their combined              
          teachings.                                                                  
               For these reasons, we will not sustain the standing  103              
          rejections of the appealed claims.                                          
               Pursuant to our authority under 37 CFR  1.196(b), we                  
          enter the following new ground of rejection.                                


               Claims 21-26 are rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112, first                 
          paragraph, as being based on a specification that does not                  
          provide descriptive support for the invention as now claimed.               
               The test for determining compliance with the written                   
          description requirement found in the first paragraph of 35                  
          U.S.C.  112,                                                               
               is whether the disclosure of the application as                        
               originally filed reasonably conveys to the artisan                     
               that the inventor had possession at that time of the                   
               later claimed subject matter, rather than the                          
               presence or absence of literal support in the                          
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