The following claim was rejected by the USPTO examiner for two reasons:
- For mixing a product and a method.
The examiner also stated that the preamble says that this is an independent claim which cannot rely on another claim.
A computer program product, comprising: a non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon a computer executable instruction(s) to perform the steps of the method of claim 1.
Does anyone know an issued US patent or US case law that allows this structure?
For me this is clearly a dependent claim so how to convince the examiner about it?