Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A claim element to "storing methanol"

In Ex parte Olah, the rejection of the following claim was reversed:

1. A method of providing a strategic U.S. fuel reserve comprising storing methanol or dimethyl ether in appropriate storage facilities in a strategic amount to serve as an alternative fuel to imported oil.

Rejections 1, 2, 6 and 13-15 are reversed. Rejections 3-5, 7-12 and 16
are affirmed.


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