Ex parte AHLUWALIA et al. - Page 7

                    Appeal No. 1997-1717                                                                                                                                  
                    Application No. 08/068,256                                                                                                                            

                                III.      Recommendation to Consider Related Application No. 08/068,257                                                                   

                              Appellants invite attention to a related appeal in Application No. 08/068,257,                                                              
                    involving the enzyme cyclooxygenase (appeal brief, paragraph bridging pages 2-3).                                                                     
                    Appellants state that the issues in both appeals are “substantially the same” (appeal brief,                                                          
                    page 1).  According to PTO records, Application No. 08/068,257 is currently awaiting                                                                  
                    action by the examiner.                                                                                                                               
                              In view of appellants’ statements, we remand this application to the examiner so that                                                       
                    it may be considered in tandem with Application No. 08/068,257.   We recommend                                                                        
                    that the examiner consider the relationship of the claims in this application to the claims                                                           


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