Ex Parte Lapierre - 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            written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 FRANCOIS LAPIERRE                               
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                                Appeal No. 2005-1487                                
                             Application No. 10/383,781                             
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                                      ON BRIEF                                      
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         Before WARREN, WALTZ and JEFFREY T. SMITH, Administrative Patent           
         Judges.                                                                    
         WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        
                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                 
              This is a decision on an appeal from the primary examiner’s           
         final rejection of claims 9 and 10, which are the only claims              
         pending in this application.  We have jurisdiction pursuant to             
         35 U.S.C.  134.                                                           
              According to appellant, the invention is directed to a dyed           
         fabric blend of aramid and flame resistant (FR) cellulosic fibers          
         having improved abrasion resistance and thermal shrinkage                  
         properties (Brief, page 2).  Appellant states that claims 9 and            




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