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Kevin, aside from possible fee considerations, what is the advantage of claiming an additional limitation "and optionally," as here, instead of simply putting that in a dependent claim?

Dear Richard:

None, as far as I can see. Just sloppy claim drafting.

Thanks for the comment

If the timing of the bubbling makes no difference, you wonder why then the subject matter was considered inventive in the first place... This should never have been granted in the first place.

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