Ex Parte Bellman 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                            for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 ROBERT A. BELLMAN, ROBERT SABIA,                                                 
                              LJERKA UKRAINCZYK, and MARC J. WHALEN                                                     
                                                 Appeal 2007-0413                                                       
                                              Application 10/722,769                                                    
                                              Technology Center 1700                                                    
                                             Decided: February 6, 2007                                                  

                 Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, THOMAS A. WALTZ, and PETER F.                                                 
                 KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                   
                 KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                   

                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                         
                        This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-6, 8-12, 14-24,                          
                 and 26-31.  Claims 7, 13, and 25 stand withdrawn from consideration                                    
                 pursuant to an election requirement.  Claim 1 is illustrative:                                         
                        1.     A chemical-mechanical manufacturing process for planarizing                              
                 or polishing semiconductor, metal, dielectric, glass, polymer, optical, and                            
                 ceramic materials, the process comprising:                                                             

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