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                             The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written                 
                                    for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.                          

                          UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                     

                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                      
                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
                                             Ex parte REINHOLD SCHOPF                                                   
                                                 Appeal No. 2005-0180                                                   
                                               Application No. 09/928,070                                               
                                                       ON BRIEF                                                         
              Before FRANKFORT, NASE, and BAHR, Administrative Patent Judges.                                           
              FRANKFORT, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                   

                                                DECISION ON APPEAL                                                      

                     This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's non-final rejection (in the Office                
              action mailed May 15, 2003) of claims 8 through 10 and 13 through 15.  Claims 11, 12,                     
              16 and 17, the only other claims remaining in the application, have been withdrawn from                   
              further consideration.  Claims 1 through 7 have been cancelled.                                           

                     As noted on page 1 of the specification, appellant’s invention relates to a stylus                 
              and, in particular, to a stylus for use in a coordinate-measuring machine wherein the                     

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