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United States Patent and Trademark Office 



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 
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Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 
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APPLICATION NO. 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 


CONFIRMATION NO. 



08/479,810 06/07/1995 JOHANNES G. BEDNORZ YOR919870074US5 8594 



877 7590 05/13/2010 

IBM CORPORATION, T.J. WATSON RESEARCH CENTER 
P.O. BOX 218 

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY 10598 



EXAMINER 



KOPEC, MARK T 



PAPER NUMBER 



1796 



NOTIFICATION DATE 



05/13/2010 



DELIVERY MODE 



ELECTRONIC 



Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. 



The time period for reply, if any, is set in the attached communication. 



Notice of the Office communication was sent electronically on above-indicated "Notification Date" to the 
following e-mail address(es): 

iplawy or @ u s . ibm. com 



PTOL-90A (Rev. 04/07) 



UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



BEFORE THE 

BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS AND INTERFERENCES 



Ex parte Johannes G. Bednorz and Carl A. Mueller 



Appeal 2009-003320 
Application 08/479,810 
Technology Center 1 700 



Mailed: May 11,2010 



DECISION ON PETITION 

This is a decision on the "Request for Oral Hearing on Appellants' 
Request to Reopen Prosecution Under 37 C.F.R. § 41'.50(a)(2)(i) or 37 
C.F.R. § 41.50(b)(2)," filed November 17, 2009 ("Request for Oral Hearing 
on Request to Reopen Prosecution"). This Request will be treated as 
Petition to the Chief Administrative Patent Judge under 37 C.F.R. § 41.3(a). 

FINDINGS 

1 . On September 17, 2009, a Decision on Appeal was entered affirming 
and reversing rejections of the Examiner under 35 U.S. C. § 1 12, 1 for lack 
of enablement. 

2. On November 17, 2009, Appellants filed a Request to Reopen 
Prosecution. 



Appeal 2009-003320 
Application 08/479,810 

3. By a Decision on Petition entered simultaneously, the Request to 
Reopen Prosecution has been denied. 

DISCUSSION 

In view of the denial of the Request to Reopen Prosecution, the 
present Request for Oral Hearing on Request to Reopen Prosecution is moot. 

DECISION 

In view of the foregoing, the Request for Oral Hearing on Request to 
Reopen Prosecution is DISMISSED as moot. 

j 

R. Fleming 
Chief Administrative Patent Judge 



Daniel P. Morris 

IBM Corporation 

TJ. Watson Research Center 

P.O. Box 218 

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 



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