Ex Parte RODRIGUEZ et al - Page 1




               The opinion in support of the decision being entered                   
                    today was not written for publication and is                      
                         not binding precedent of the Board                           
                                                       Paper No. 15                   
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                                    _______________                                   
                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                         
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                                    _______________                                   
                            Ex parte PABLO MARTIN RODRIGUEZ                           
                                  and KENT R. TOWNLEY                                 
                                     ______________                                   
                                   Appeal No. 2001-2660                               
                              Application 09/392,341                                  
                                    _______________                                   
                              ON BRIEF                                                
                                    _______________                                   
          Before THOMAS, BARRETT, and BARRY, Administrative Patent Judges.            
          THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        
                                                                                     
                                   DECISION ON APPEAL                                 
               Appellants have appealed to the Board from the examiner's              
          final rejection of claims 1, 2 and 4-13.  Because the examiner              
          has indicated at page 2 of the answer that two of the three                 
          rejections of the claims on appeal made under 35 U.S.C.  103               
          have been withdrawn, including the rejection of claims 6 and 7,             
          only claims 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8-13 remain for our consideration on             
          appeal.                                                                     



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