WENNERSTROM et al. V. HUANG - Page 1

                             THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                
            The opinion in support of the decision being entered today (1) was not written               
            for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the                     
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                           UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                     
                               BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                        
                                          AND INTERFERENCES                                              
                                JOEL W. WENNERSTROM, ER-JUI CHEN,                                        
                                     and LING CHUAN CHANG                                                
                                             Junior Party                                                
                                  (Application No. 08/851,343)1,                                         
                                           LI-CHU C. HUANG                                               
                                             Senior Party                                                
                                     (Patent No. 5,460,398)2.                                            
                                 Patent Interference No. 104,435                                         
            Before McKELVEY, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, LEE and                                 
            SCHAFER, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                       
            LEE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                            

                  1   Application filed May 5, 1997.  Accorded the benefit of application                
            08/334,782, filed November 4, 1994.  According to counsel for the junior party,              
            the application is assigned to Graco Children’s Products Inc., a wholly owned                
            subsidiary of Rubbermaid Incorporated, all the outstanding common stock of which             
            is owned by Newell Rubbermaid Inc.                                                           
                  2   Based on application 08/313,917, filed September 28, 1994.                         

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