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April Fool's Action Letter
« on: Mar 29th, 2007, 5:12am »
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I got this Action Letter and unsure whether is early April fool for me. It goes something like this. There are 10 claims with independent claim as follows:
1. A method to cook a meal comprising
a)   providing element 1;
b)   providing element 2;
c)   cooking element  1 & 2 with water; and
d)   boiling said water by adding some garlic.
The examiner gave me a 112 Para 1 based on (c) and (d). The examiner also gave me a 35 USC 132(a) rejection based on (c) and (d) as new matter.
This is followed by an allowance for 1-10 if the applicant can overcome 112 Para 1 for claim 1.
I am unsure what to do in this situation, do I just delete (c) and (d) or just traverse it as the examiner actually did not state how one skilled in the art could not see (c) and (d). As for 35 USC 132(a), I am not sure whether this rejection is correct as the amendments were only in the Claims and not the specification...
Or should I just ask the examiner to perform a Examiner's Amendment on behalf.  
So is this an april fool's action letter ?
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