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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                                   for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 JAMES PRESCOTT CURRY                                                   
                                               Appeal No. 2005-0509                                                    
                                             Application No. 09/449,237                                                
                                                      ON BRIEF                                                         
                 Before BARRETT, BARRY, and MACDONALD, Administrative Patent Judges.                                   
                 MACDONALD, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                               

                                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                                       

                        This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of claims 81-93 and                      
                 95-97.  Claims 1-80 and 94 have been canceled.                                                        

                        Appellant’s invention relates to a method and system that allows users to                      
                 custom design interactive fitness, diet, and rehabilitation programs and purchase                     
                 goods.  The system and method includes at least one portal, a distributed                             
                 network, and a controller or server.  The portals are distributed to sponsors to                      
                 provide distributed access to the controller.  For example, a sponsored portal                        
                 could be a kiosk placed in a heath club, fitness center or shopping mall.  An                         

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