867 F.2d 615
In re Richard K. JOHNSON and John W. Algeo.
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
Jan. 13, 1989.
Before RICH, NIES and BISSELL, Circuit Judges.
RICH, Circuit Judge.
The decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (board) sustaining the rejection of claims 1-13 under 35 USC 103 is affirmed.
After carefully considering the record and each of the appellant's arguments, we affirm on the basis of the board's opinion. Although we agree with the board that the claimed invention would have been obvious to a person having ordinary skill in the art, we conclude that the examiner's analysis of inherency, approved by the board, is unnecessary in resolving this appeal.
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