Ex Parte KRIEGER - 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                                       is not binding precedent of the Board.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 MONTY KRIEGER                                                 
                                              Appeal 2007-4148                                                 
                                           Application 09/148,012                                              
                                          Technology Center 1600                                               
                                        Decided: September 25, 2007                                            
                Before TONI R. SCHEINER, DONALD E. ADAMS, and ERIC GRIMES,                                     
                Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                  
                GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                           

                                          DECISION ON APPEAL                                                   
                      This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 involving claims to a method                     
                of inhibiting pregnancy or treating steroid-related diseases.  The Examiner                    
                has rejected the claims as nonenabled and lacking an adequate description in                   
                the Specification.  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                   
                      “Scavenger receptors mediate the endocytosis of chemically modified                      
                lipoproteins, such as acetylated LDL (AcLDL)” (Specification 2).  “Hamster                     

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