Ex parte NOBUAKI MATSUDA et al. - Page 2




             Appeal No. 95-3623                                                                                   
             Application 07/714,407                                                                               


             Claim 1 is illustrative and is appended to this decision.                                            
                                                THE REJECTION                                                     
                    Claims 1, 5, 9, 10, 12 and 13 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                                  
              112, first paragraph on the ground that the specification, as                                      
             originally filed, does not provide adequate written descriptive                                      
             support for the invention as now claimed.                                                            
                                                    OPINION                                                       
                    We have carefully considered all of the arguments advanced                                    
             by appellants and the examiner and agree with appellants that the                                    
             aforementioned rejection is not well founded.  Accordingly, this                                     
             rejection will be reversed.                                                                          
                    Appellants’ claimed invention is a developing solution for a                                  
             colored photopolymerizable composition.  The developing solution                                     
             includes, among other components, at least one acetylenic alcohol                                    
             surface active agent and at least one quaternary ammonium salt                                       
             surface active agent.  Appellants’ claim 1 recites that “said                                        
             acetylenic alcohol surface active agent and quaternary ammonium                                      
             salt surface active agent are collectively present in an amount                                      
             of 0.01 to 5.0% by weight”.  This limitation was added to the                                        
             claim during prosecution (paper no. 12, filed April 7, 1993).                                        
             Appellants’ claims 9 and 10 were amended to recite that these two                                    
             components collectively are present in amounts of, respectively,                                     

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