Ex Parte Nakos 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                         is not binding precedent of the Board.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                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                      Ex parte DIMITRIS NAKOS, BALA KUMARESAN,                        
                          JOHN JOHN E. SO, NILOY BANERJEE,                            
                      LALITHA GANTI, RAMKUMAR VENKATARAMAN and                        
                            THIVAKARAM PRAKASH SIVAKUMAR                              
                                Appeal No. 2005-1210                                  
                             Application No. 09/945,438                               
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before THOMAS, KRASS, and RUGGIERO, Administrative Patent Judges.           
          THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   

               Appellants have appealed to the Board from the examiner’s              
          final rejection of claims 1 through 9.                                      
               Independent claim 1 is reproduced below:                               


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