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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                             WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION AND IS NOT BINDING PRECEDENT OF THE BOARD                                                            

                  Fled by: Trial Section Merits Panel      Paper No.  16                                                                                  
                  Mail Stop INTERFERENCE Entered May 25, 2007                                                                                             
                  Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences                                                                                               
                  United States Patent and Trademark Office                                                                                               
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                                        UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                         

                                              BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                          
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                             

                                            KAZUSHIGE NAKAMURA, AKIO MARUYAMA,                                                                            
                                               NORIYUKI TAKAGI and MICHIYO SEKIYA                                                                         
                                                                     Junior Party                                                                         
                                                                 (Patent 5,693,443)1                                                                      


                                                     KIMIYUKI ITO, KEIICHI INAGAKI                                                                        
                                                              and TAKESHI ISHIDA                                                                          
                                                                     Senior Party                                                                         
                                                            (Application 09/955,030)2                                                                     

                                                         Patent Interference No. 105,554                                                                  
                                                            (Technology Center 1700)                                                                      

                  Before LEE, LANE, and MOORE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                              

                  LEE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                       

                                             Judgment -- Request for Adverse -- Bd. R. 127(b)                                                             

                  1      Based on Application 08/746,980, filed November 19, 1996.  The real party in interest is Canon Kabushiki                         
                  2      Filed September 19, 2001.  Accorded the benefit of Application 08/693,717, filed August 7, 1996.  The real                       
                  party in interest is Minolta Co., Ltd.                                                                                                  

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