Ex parte IWASAWA et al. - Page 10




          Appeal No. 1997-1212                                                        
          Application 08/017,839                                                      

          line 8.  This error was introduced by the amendment received                
          October 28, 1994 (Paper No. 5).  The rejection of claim 5                   
          and its dependent claims 6-8 under 35 U.S.C.  112, second                  
          paragraph, is sustained.                                                    
               We have considered the Examiner's other rejections in                  
          the Final Rejection and the Examiner's Answer but are not                   
          persuaded that the claims are indefinite for the reasons                    
          discussed above.  The rejection of claims 1-4 and 9-12 under                
          35 U.S.C.  112, second paragraph, is reversed.                             

          35 U.S.C.  103                                                             
               The Examiner interprets (FR7-8; EA3) the claimed step                  
          of "prompting, in accordance with an output of the data                     
          processing device, a user for assist information upon a                     
          determination by the deciding step that said program portion                
          is presently indeterminable as parallelizable" in claim 1 to                
          correspond to the user interaction strategy in Padua where,                 
          "[w]hen something is not vectorized, the compiler gives a                   
          reason . . ." (Padua, page 1198), and "[i]f users are not                   
          satisfied with the outcome, they may resubmit the program                   
          after rewriting parts of it or after inserting directives or                
          assertions" (Padua, page 1198).  Thus, the Examiner (1)                     
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