Ex Parte Spinks 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                                    not binding precedent of the Board.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 JOHN SPINKS, and GLENN M. STEPHENS                                       
                                            Appeal  2007-1084                                               
                                          Application 09/764,543                                            
                                         Technology Center 2100                                             
                                          Decided: July 24, 2007                                            

               Before JAMES D. THOMAS, HOWARD B. BLANKENSHIP,                                               
               and JAY P. LUCAS, Administrative Patent Judges.                                              
               THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                         

                                         DECISION ON APPEAL                                                 
                      This appeal involves claims 1 through 27.  We have jurisdiction under                 
               35 U.S.C.  6(b) and 134(a).                                                                
                      Representative independent claim 1 is reproduced below:                               
                      1.  An apparatus for physical detection and tracking of devices on a                  
               computer network, the apparatus comprising:                                                  

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