BENNETT et al. V. FITZMAURICE et al. - Page 1

                       THIS OPINION IS NOT BINDING PRECEDENT OF THE BOARD.            
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                                                               Paper No. 35           
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                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                                   _______________                                    
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                   _______________                                    
                                   ALAN B. BENNETT                                    
                                 and ELLEN M. KLANN                                   
                                    (5,658,773),                                      
                                   Junior Party,                                      
                                         v.                                           
                                LEONA C. FITZMAURICE,                                 
             THEODORE E. MIRKOV, KATHRYN J. ELLIOTT, WILLIAM O. BUTLER,               
                       YOSHIHIRO KONNO, and CRAIG D. DICKINSON                        
                                    (08/732,897),                                     
                                   Senior Party.                                      
                                   _______________                                    
                              Interference No. 104,370                                
                                   _______________                                    


          Before SCHAFER, LEE, and TORCZON, Administrative Patent                     
          Judges.                                                                     
          TORCZON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                       
                                      JUDGMENT                                        
                           (PURSUANT TO 37 CFR  1.662(a))                            
                                    INTRODUCTION                                      
               Senior party Fitzmaurice has filed a request for adverse               
          judgment "on the grounds that it is believed that the subject               
          matter of the count is unpatentable" (Paper No. 34 at 2).  The              

          35 U.S.C.  135(c) Notice:  Failure to file a copy of any agreement regarding the
          termination of this proceeding may render the agreement and any resulting patents


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