APPLICATION NO. FILING DATE FIRST NAMED INVENTOR ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CONFIRMATION NO.
Maurice Ronan Goodman
23910 7590 09/24/2008
FLIESLER MEYER LLP
650 CALIFORNIA STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108
GOTTS CHALK, MARTIN A
ART UNIT PAPER NUMBER
MAIL DATE | DELIVERY MODE
Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding.
The time period for reply, if any, is set in the attached communication.
PTOL-90A (Rev. 04/07)
Notice of Non-Compliant
Amendment (37 CFR 1.121)
GOODMAN ET AL.
MARTIN A. GOTTSCHALK
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The amendment document filed on 29 May 2008 is considered non-compliant because it has failed to meet the
requirements of 37 CFR 1.121 or 1 .4. In order for the amendment document to be compliant, correction of the following
item(s) is required.
THE FOLLOWING MARKED (X) ITEM(S) CAUSE THE AMENDMENT DOCUMENT TO BE NON-COMPLIANT:
□ 1 . Amendments to the specification:
□ A. Amended paragraph(s) do not include markings.
□ B. New paragraph(s) should not be underlined.
□ C. Other .
□ 2. Abstract:
□ A. Not presented on a separate sheet. 37 CFR 1 .72.
□ B. Other .
□ 3. Amendments to the drawings:
□ A. The drawings are not properly identified in the top margin as "Replacement Sheet," "New Sheet," or
"Annotated Sheet" as required by 37 CFR 1.121(d).
□ B. The practice of submitting proposed drawing correction has been eliminated. Replacement drawings
showing amended figures, without markings, in compliance with 37 CFR 1 .84 are required.
□ C. Other .
4. Amendments to the claims:
□ A. A complete listing of all of the claims is not present.
□ B. The listing of claims does not include the text of all pending claims (including withdrawn claims)
^ C. Each claim has not been provided with the proper status identifier, and as such, the individual status
of each claim cannot be identified. Note: the status of every claim must be indicated after its claim
number by using one of the following status identifiers: (Original), (Currently amended), (Canceled),
(Previously presented), (New), (Not entered), (Withdrawn) and (Withdrawn-currently amended).
□ D. The claims of this amendment paper have not been presented in ascending numerical order.
□ E. Other: .
□ 5. Other (e.g., the amendment is unsigned or not signed in accordance with 37 CFR 1 .4):
For further explanation of the amendment format required by 37 CFR 1.121, see MPEP § 714.
TIME PERIODS FOR FILING A REPLY TO THIS NOTICE:
Applicant is given no new time period if the non-compliant amendment is an after-final amendment or an amendment
filed after allowance. If applicant wishes to resubmit the non-compliant after-final amendment with corrections, the
entire corrected amendment must be resubmitted.
Applicant is given one month, or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer, from the mail date of this notice to supply the
correction, if the non-compliant amendment is one of the following: a preliminary amendment, a non-final amendment
(including a submission for a request for continued examination (RCE) under 37 CFR 1.114), a supplemental
amendment filed within a suspension period under 37 CFR 1.103(a) or (c), and an amendment filed in response to a
Quayle action. If any of above boxes 1. to 4. are checked, the correction required is only the corrected section of the
non-compliant amendment in compliance with 37 CFR 1.121 .
Extensions of time are available under 37 CFR 1 . 1 36(a) only if the non-compliant amendment is a non-final
amendment or an amendment filed in response to a Quayle action.
Failure to timely respond to this notice will result in:
Abandonment of the application if the non-compliant amendment is a non-final amendment or an amendment
filed in response to a Quayle action; or
Non-entry of the amendment if the non-compliant amendment is a preliminary amendment or supplemental
/Martin A. Gottschalk/
Examiner, Art Unit 3696
/Ella Colbert/ Primary Examiner
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (37 CFR 1.121)
Part of Paper No. 20080917