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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                                     for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                      
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                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                       
                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                          
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                                             Ex parte YUAN-TSONG CHEN                                                    
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                                                 Appeal No. 2005-0410                                                    
                                               Application No. 09/902,461                                                
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                                                 HEARD: May 19, 2005                                                     
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              Before ELLIS, GRIMES, and GREEN, Administrative Patent Judges.                                             
              ELLIS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                        
                                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                                      
                     This is an appeal pursuant to 35 U.S.C.  134 of claims 1-9 and 11-23, all the                      
              claims remaining in the application.  Claim 10 has been canceled.                                          
                     Claims 1, 19, 21 and 22 are representative of the subject matter on appeal and read                 
              as follows:                                                                                                
                     1.   A method of treating glycogen storage disease type II in a human individual                    
                     having glycogen storage disease type II, comprising administering to the individual                 
                     a therapeutically effective amount of human acid glucosidase periodically at an                     
                     administration interval, wherein the human acid "-glucosidase was produced in                       
                     chinese [sic, Chinese] hamster ovary cell cultures.                                                 
                     19.   The method of claim 1, wherein the human acid "-glucosidase is administered                   
                     in conjunction with an immunosuppressant.                                                           






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