Ex parte COSKUN et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1997-4128                                                        
          Application 08/354,699                                                      


          The invention is adequately described at pages 2-5 of the                   
          brief.                                                                      
          The Rejection under 35 U.S.C. 103                                          
          At page 5 of the brief, appellants state that for purposes of               
          this appeal, the claims will be grouped together.                           
          With respect to Padawer, appellants argue that the reference                
          is not to analogous art and may not be used to form the basis of            
          the                                                                         
          rejection.  The claimed invention relates to debugging object-              
          oriented programs using objects.  The reference contemplates                
          debugging programs using a command-line program.  In contrast,              
          appellants are concerned with object-oriented programs.  Command-           
          line programs are at opposite ends of the spectrum, employing               
          widely disparate approaches and conceptual foundations, and                 
          operating differently.  It is argued that command-line programming          
          techniques are not reasonably pertinent to solving problems                 
          arising in object-oriented programming.  Appellants contend that            
          those skilled in object-oriented programming would not look to              
          command-line programming techniques to solve problems encountered           
          in object-oriented programs, particularly problems arising from             
          program execution.                                                          

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