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August 24, 2007


As a new patent attorney, (I have been an agent for a few years) I have a few
questions about the new rules that I would like comments on from the patent bar.

1. In a family with multiple after final cases, would it be desirable to
file RCE\'s prior to Nov. 1?

2a. Can you withdraw a traversal?
2b. Is a withdrawal of traversal of a
restriction requirement where election has previously been made effective to
make restriction final, such that under the new rules multiple divisionals are
then permitted in cases without a first office action on the merits yet?

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