Ex parte STURM et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 97-3187                                                          
          Application No. 07/999,422                                                  


          7 through 12 were directed to a method of securing a wire                   
          along an edge of a fabric ribbon.  Claim 13 was directed to a               
          stitching machine for producing a decorative wired ribbon.                  


               The examiner required restriction (see Paper No. 5,                    
          mailed July 18, 1989) between Group I (claims 1 through 12)                 
          and Group II (claim 13).  The appellants elected Group I and                
          canceled claim 13 (see Paper No. 6, filed August 21, 1989).                 


               The examiner then allowed claims 1 through 12 (see Paper               
          No. 7, mailed September 5, 1989).                                           


               The appellants submitted an amendment and petition under               
          Rule 312 (37 CFR  1.312) (see Paper No. 10, filed September                
          26, 1989).  The amendment presented proposed claims 14 and 15               
          and the appellants stated on page 3 of the petition that the                
          proposed claims were "intended to ensure that the applicant is              
          adequately protected against infringers -- two of which have                
          already been discovered."  Proposed claim 14 was directed to a              
          decorative ribbon.  Proposed claim 14 differed from allowed                 
          claim 1 in that it did not require the wire filament to be                  
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