Ex parte RIEGER et al. - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1996-2801                                                        
          Application 08/134,361                                                      



                    [e]ach of claims 7 and 19-21 fail to                              
                    particularly point out and distinctly claim                       
                    how "substantially free" of yellow dye-                           
                    forming coupler is within the scope of the                        
                    weight ratio of dye-forming coupler to                            
                    photographic silver in the blue sensitive                         
                    layer of not more than 0.10 (answer, page                         
                    7).                                                               
                    Claims 8 through 11 and 13 through 16                             
                    are each rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112,                          
                    first paragraph, when they each recite                            
                    "wherein the weight ratio of dye-forming                          
                    coupler to photographic silver halide                             
                    (expressed as silver) in the first blue                           
                    sensitive layer is not more than 0.10", for                       
                    the reasons set forth in the objection to                         
                    the specification (answer, page 6).                               
                    Claims "1-7 [sic, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7] and 11 are rejected              
          under 35 U.S.C.  102(e) as being anticipated by Chari"                     
          (answer, page 3).                                                           




                    Claims 10, 12 through 17, and 20 are rejected under               
          35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Chari.                           
                    Finally, claims 8, 9, 18, 19 and 21 are rejected                  
          under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Chari in view              
          of Chang.                                                                   

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