Ex Parte Swanson 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                      written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 WILLIAM J. SWANSON, MIHNEA A. POPA,                                        
                        PATRICK W. TURLEY, WILLIAM R. PRIEDEMAN JR.,                                         
                        PAUL E. HOPKINS, STEVE BROSE, DANIEL I. KIMM,                                        
                             DAVID L. POLLARD, and ANDREW M. HAHN                                            
                                             Appeal 2007-1765                                                
                                          Application 10/215,276                                             
                                          Technology Center 1700                                             
                                          Decided:  May 25, 2007                                             
                Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, CHUNG K. PAK, and                                                   
                CHARLES F. WARREN, Administrative Patent Judges.                                             
                KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                         

                                         DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  
                      This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-20.  Claim 1 is                 
                1.  An additive method for building a three-dimensional model with a                         
                modeling machine by depositing a moisture-sensitive thermoplastic material,                  
                comprising the step of:                                                                      

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