Ex parte RIEGER et al. - Page 2

                 Appeal No. 1995-5117                                                                                                                   
                 Application No. 08/067,154                                                                                                             

                 canceled.  Further, on page 8 of the answer, the examiner in                                                                           
                 effect has withdrawn her sole final rejection of claim 11 as                                                                           
                 being inappropriate.  As a result of this withdrawal, there is                                                                         
                 no outstanding rejection of this claim on the record before                                                                            
                 us, and therefore the subject appeal of claim 11 is hereby                                                                             
                 dismissed.  As a consequence of the foregoing, only claims 2                                                                           
                 through 5, 10, 12 through 16 and 18 through 20 remain before                                                                           
                 us on this appeal.  The only other claim pending in the above                                                                          
                 identified application, which is claim 21, has been allowed by                                                                         
                 the examiner.                                                                                                                          
                          The subject matter on appeal relates to a nematic liquid                                                                      
                 crystal mixture and to the matrix liquid crystal display which                                                                         
                 includes this mixture.  The mixture comprises one or more                                                                              
                 compounds defined by the respective formulas recited in                                                                                
                 appealed independent claims 4  and 10.  A copy of these1                                                                                  

                          1By an apparently inadvertent oversight, the last clause                                                                      
                 of claim 4 contains the recitation “said liquid comprises”                                                                             
                 which lacks strict antecedent basis and which plainly should                                                                           
                 -- said liquid crystal mixture comprises -- (cf., amendment B                                                                          
                 of Paper No. 6 in parent application 07/688,481).  This                                                                                
                 informality should be corrected in any further prosecution                                                                             
                 that may occur.                                                                                                                        

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