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Re: "doesn't teach" and "doesn't te
« Reply #5 on: Jun 26th, 2007, 3:28pm »
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My understanding is that "doesn't teach" means that the claim is novel whereas "doesn't teach or suggest" tries to stretch to cover non-obviousness as well -- expecting a response to an argument asserting novelty alone to come right back with an obviousness rejection made final.  However, I have no evidence that an examiner was hoping to come right back with an obviousness rejection on the same art and throught to herself, "Oh darn!  It says 'or suggests'!"  In other words, I'm not sure "or suggest" has real significance in the real world.  But I use it nonetheless...
 
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Re: "doesn't teach" and "doesn't te
« Reply #6 on: Jun 26th, 2007, 5:35pm »
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suggestion definitely has real significance, in determining 103 rejections of course... it's the whole basis of it  Undecided
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