I have two granted patents - parent A and parent B, and each has a continuation: continuation A and continuation B. Parent B has a terminal disclaimer against parent A. Continuation A and and continuation B are both still pending.
Continuation B has received a non-final office action consisting solely of a provisional non-statutory double patenting rejection against continuation A.
If the only rejection is a provisional one, why has the application not simply been allowed?
What is the best response? File a terminal disclaimer and include a note in the response that finality of the next office action is precluded, or something else?