Patent Appeal No. 6777.

302 F.2d 532 (1962)

Application of Neal A. PENNINGTON.

United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

May 18, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Eric Y. Munson, New York City, Albert W. Rinehart, Lowry & Rinehart, Washington, D. C. (Oliver S. Titcomb and Curtis, Morris & Safford, New York City, of counsel), for appellant.

Clarence W. Moore, Washington, D. C. (Joseph F. Nakamura, Washington, D. C., of counsel), for Commissioner of Patents.

Before WORLEY, Chief Judge, RICH, MARTIN, and SMITH, Associate Judges, and Judge WILLIAM H. KIRKPATRICK.

SMITH, Judge.

The Board of Appeals affirmed the examiner's rejection of claim 33 of appellant's application for patent Serial No. 473,509, filed December 7, 1954, for improvements in a "COMBINED HUMIDIFIER-DEHUMIDIFIER." The rejection, based on 35 U.S.C. § 103, is that the claimed invention would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in view of the references which are:

  Newton et al.  2,200,243   May  14, 1940
  Farr           2,286,480  ...

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