Ex Parte Karwowski et al - Page 1

                          The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                            
                                    is not binding precedent of the Board.                                      
                        UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                               
                              BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                
                                           AND INTERFERENCES                                                    
                                        Ex parte JAN KARWOWSKI,                                                 
                                   C.Y. WANG and RANDY G. YOUNG                                                 
                                              Appeal 2007-0726                                                  
                                           Application 10/264,561                                               
                                           Technology Center 1700                                               
                                           Decided: August 7, 2007                                              
                Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, BRADLEY R. GARRIS, and CATHERINE                                       
                Q. TIMM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                          
                TIMM, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                              

                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                 
                       Appellants appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134(a) from the Examiner’s                           
                decision rejecting claims 1-34.  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).                   
                       We AFFIRM-IN-PART and REMAND.                                                            
                                             I.  BACKGROUND                                                     
                       The invention relates to the production of baked or fried snacks.                        
                These snack products contain an edible core material (e.g., nuts, seeds, dried                  
                fruit, etc.) coated with an expanded, chip-like crispy textured coating                         

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