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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 
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APPLICATION NO. 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 


CONFIRMATION NO. 


08/479,810 


06/07/1995 


JOHANNES G. BEDNORZ 


YO987-074BY 


8594 



7590 05/19/2006 

IBM CORPORATION 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW 
PO BOX 218 

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY 10598 



EXAMINER 



ART UNIT 



KOPEC, MARK T 

ZZ1 



PAPER NUMBER 



1751 

DATE MAILED: 05/19/2006 



Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. 



PTO-90C (Rev. 10/03) 



Application Number 




Application/Control No. 


Applicant(s)/Patent under 




Reexam i nat i o n 


08/479,810 


BEDNORZ ET AL. 




Art Unit 




Mark Kopec 


1751 





Document Code - AP.PRE.DEC 



Notice of Panel Decision from Pre-Appeal Brief Review 




This is in response to the Pre-Appeal Brief Request for Review filed April 25, 2006 . 

1 . □ Improper Request - The Request is improper and a conference will not be held for the following 
reason(s): 

□ The Notice of Appeal has not been filed concurrent with the Pre-Appeal Brief Request. 

□ The request does not include reasons why a review is appropriate. 

□ A proposed amendment is included with the Pre-Appeal Brief request. 

□ Other: 

The time period for filing a response continues to run from the receipt date of the Notice of Appeal or from 
the mail date of the last Office communication, if no Notice of Appeal has been received. 



2. ^ Proceed to Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences - A Pre-Appeal Brief conference has been 
held. The application remains under appeal because there is at least one actual issue for appeal. Applicant 
is required to submit an appeal brief in accordance with 37 CFR 41.37. The time period for filing an appeal 
brief will be reset to be one month from mailing this decision, or the balance of the two-month time period 
running from the receipt of the notice of appeal, whichever is greater. Further, the time period for filing of the 
appeal brief is extendible under 37 CFR 1.136 based upon the mail date of this decision or the receipt date 
of the notice of appeal, as applicable. 

IE The panel has determined the status of the claim(s) is as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: See attached . 

Claim(s) objected to: . 

Claim(s) rejected: See attached . 

Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: . 



3. □ Allowable application - A conference has been held. The rejection is withdrawn and a Notice of 
Allowance will be mailed. Prosecution on the merits remains closed. No further action is required by 
applicant at this time. 

4. □ Reopen Prosecution - A conference has been held. The rejection is withdrawn and a new Office 
action will be mailed. No further action is required by applicant at this time. 



All participants: 

(1 ) MarkKooec . ~ l3) Greaorv Mills . 

(2) Doualas McGintv . ^faJ^T < 4 > • 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 



Part of Paper No. 10 



Application/Control Number: 08/479,810 



Page 2 



Art Unit: 1751 

Attachment to Notice of Panel Decision from Pre-Appeal Brief Review 

Claims allowed: 1 1 3, 1 14, 1 23- 1 25, 1 35-1 38, 1 40, 1 51 , 1 57, 1 67-1 69, 1 72-1 74, 1 77- 1 79, 1 85, 1 86, 1 89-1 91 , 1 96, 1 97,21 3- 
216,220,221,224-226,231,258-260,264,265,269,270,276,277,280-282,287,288,296-301,304-307,311,312,315- 
317,502-507 and 51 1-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-72,77-81,84-112,115-122,126-134,139,141-150,152-156,158-166,170,171,175,176,180- 

1 84, 1 87, 1 88, 1 92-1 95, 1 98-21 2,21 7-21 9,222,223,227-230,232-257,261-263,266-268,271 -275,278,279,283-286,289- 

295,303,308-310,313,314,318-376 and 379-501. 




Mark Kopec