TROPIX, INC. V. LUMIGEN, INC. - Page 1




                         The opinion in support of the decision being                 
                       entered today is not binding precedent of the Board.           
          Paper 77                                                                    
          Filed by:  Trial Section Merits Panel                                       
               Box Interference                                                       
          Washington, D.C.  20231                                                     
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                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                                   _______________                                    
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                   _______________                                    
                                    TROPIX, INC.                                      
                                    Junior Party,                                     
          (Application 09/059,373),                                                   
                                         v.                                           
                                    LUMIGEN, INC.                                     
                       (Hashem Akhavan-Tafti, Zahra Arghavani                         
                         Renuka Desilva and Kumar Thakur),                            
                                    Senior Party                                      
                                 (Patent 5,721,370).                                  
                                   _______________                                    
                           Patent Interference No. 104,459                            
                                   _______________                                    
          Before:  McKELVEY, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, and                  
          SCHAFER and LEE, Administrative Patent Judges.                              

          McKELVEY, Senior Administrative Patent Judge.                               

                         JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO 37 CFR  1.662                          
               Upon consideration of the TROPIX REQUEST FOR ENTRY OF                  
          ADVERSE JUDGMENT (Paper 75), it is                                          







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