I've received a Notice of Allowance for claims contained in an examiner's amendment. The claims aren't exactly as I'd want them, but I feel my options are limited. I know I can file a continuation before issuance, but I also heard that some type of formal response to the amendment should be filed. Can anyone elaborate on what this response should look like?
If the changes you want would be considered by the examiner as not affecting patentability you could use a rule 312 amendment. What seems off is that usually an examiner's amendment is only made after getting your Ok.