^s^r 86 ^ United States Patent and Trademark Office
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450
FIRST NAMED INVENTOR
ATTORNEY DOCKET NO.
JOHANNES G. BEDNORZ
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
PO BOX 218
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY 10598
KOPEC, MARK T
DATE MAILED: 05/19/2006
Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding.
PTO-90C (Rev. 10/03)
Reexam i nat i o n
BEDNORZ ET AL.
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
□ 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.
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Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: .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 The rejection is withdrawn and a Notice of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 The rejection is withdrawn and a new Office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.
(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
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-
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.