Ex parte FILEPP et al. - Page 4

          Appeal No. 1997-0782                                                        
          Application 08/158,029                                                      

          Miller, 441 F.2d 689, 693, 169 USPQ 597, 600 (CCPA 1971).  It               
          is perfectly permissible for appellant to claim his invention               
          in terms as broad as his application disclosure will support.               
               Many of those problems set forth in the answer with                    
          respect to certain identified claims appear to have been                    
          obviated by                                                                 
          the examiner's subsequent entry of the amendment after final                
          rejection, yet the supplemental examiner's answer fails to                  
          withdraw the rejection as to any of the claims 1 to 15.  Many               
          of the examiner's reasons set forth in the examiner's answer                
          are not clearly understood, at least from an artisan's                      
          perspective, when viewing the claimed invention in light of                 
          the specification as the above noted precedent requires.  The               
          terminology in the claims has been defined in the                           
          specification, and since the claims are consistent with the                 
          specification, it can hardly be said that the claims are                    
          therefore indefinite.  To the extent the examiner's real                    
          problem is the breadth of the language of certain features of               
          the claims, it has already been noted that breadth is not                   
          equal to indefiniteness.  In any event, many of the problems                
          of the claims outlined by the examiner have been correlated in              

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