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Notification of Reasons for Rejection for Japanese Patent Application No. 2006-349210, mailed Nov. 25, 2008 (6 pages).
Primary Examiner * Talivaldis Ivars Smits
Assistant Examiner * Shaun Roberts
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Morrison & Foerster LLP
A voice processing apparatus has a storage device that stores registration information containing a characteristic parameter of a given voice. The voice processing apparatus is further provided with a judgment unit, a management unit and a notification unit. The judgment unit judges whether an input
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