Ex Parte MARTIN et al - Page 1




                   The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written                  
                   for publication in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.                 
                                                                                 Paper No. 27                  


                            UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                          
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                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                             
                                           AND INTERFERENCES                                                   
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                  Ex parte BRUCE K. MARTIN JR., PETER F. KING and STEPHEN S. BOYLE                             
                                             ________________                                                  
                                            Appeal No. 2005-0004                                               
                                          Application No. 09/135,230                                           
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                                                  ON BRIEF                                                     
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             Before KRASS, MACDONALD and NAPPI, Administrative Patent Judges.                                  
             NAPPI, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                               

                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  
                   This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s rejection            
             of claims 1 through 8, 21 through 23, 25 through 27, 38 through 42, 44 and 46.  For the           
             reasons stated infra we affirm-in-part the examiner’s rejection of these claims.                  
                                                The Invention                                                  
                   The invention relates to a system for controlling a network connection in                   
             accordance with connection information, wherein the connection information is                     
             associated with a destination on a network.  (See appellants’ specification pages                 
             2 and 3).                                                                                         





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