Ex parte WONG - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1998-0338                                                        
          Application No. 08/350,865                                                  


                                       OPINION                                        
               After a careful review of the evidence before us, we                   
          agree with the Examiner that claims 12, 13, 17 and 18 are                   
          properly rejected under 35 U.S.C.  102.  Thus, we will                     
          sustain                                                                     
          the rejection of these claims but we will reverse the                       
          rejection of remaining claims on appeal for the reasons set                 
          forth infra.                                                                
               At the outset, we note that Appellant has indicated all                
          claims stand but do not fall together (brief-page 6).  The                  
          Examiner indicates that no reasons had been set forth as                    
          required under 37 CFR  1.192(c)(7) and (c)(8) (answer-page                 
          3).  In response, Appellant indicated that the reasons can be               
          set forth in the argument section, and Appellant had done this              
          (reply brief-page 2).  Our review of the brief does not bear                
          this out.  We find Appellant has argued claims 12 through 14                
          and 16 through 18 together (brief-pages 6-9), claims 1 through              
          8, 10, 15 and 19 through 22 together (brief-pages 9-11), claim              
          6 separately (brief-page 11), and claim 14 inferentially                    
          separately (reply brief-page 4).  Thus, we will treat claims                


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