Ex Parte Esser 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                                  for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.                         



                             UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                               
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                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                 
                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                      
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                     Ex parte FRANZ ESSER, HELMUT STAHLE, SVEN LUTTKE, IKONOBU                                       
                            MURAMATSU, HISATO KITAGAWA and SHUJIL UCHIDA                                             
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                                               Appeal No. 2005-0393                                                  
                                            Application No. 09/536,728                                               
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                                                     ON BRIEF                                                        
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             Before ELLIS, SCHEINER and ADAMS, Administrative Patent Judges.                                         
             ELLIS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                     


                                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                                     
                                                        and                                                          
                                                     REMAND                                                          
                    This is an appeal pursuant to 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s final rejection                
             of claims 21-24, 26, 30-33, 39-50, 55-65 and 71-81.  Claims 1-20 have been canceled.                    







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