Ex parte TOYODA - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1998-2818                                                        
          Application 08/550,521                                                      


          alternative, as being unpatentable over Uni-Charm in view of                
          Buell.                                                                      
               Claim 8 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                 
          unpatentable over Uni-Charm or Kao in view of Daio ‘051, Daio               
          ‘052 and Robertson, or, in the alternative, as being                        
          unpatentable over Uni-Charm or Kao in view of Daio ‘051, Daio               
          ‘052 and Robertson, and further in view of Buell.                           
                                 Preliminary Matters                                  
               The “Grounds of Rejection” section of the answer (pages 5              
          and 6) refers us back to Paper No. 17 (the final rejection in               
          the present application) and “a previous Office Action, Paper               
          No. 2” (the initial office action in the parent application)                
          for statements of the rejections.  In addition, the “Response               
          to Argument” section of the answer (pages 6-9) for the most                 
          part consists of merely cross referencing various pages and                 
          lines of papers filed by appellant (Paper Nos. 13 and 16) to                
          various pages and lines of previous office actions (Paper Nos.              
          14 and 17).  These previous office actions in turn refer to                 
          other office actions.                                                       
               MPEP  1208, in pertinent part, reads as follows:                      


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