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United States FXtent and Trademark Office
Commissioner for patents
United States Patent and Trademark Office
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231
FIRST NAMED APPLICANT
ATTORNEY DOCKET NUMBER
William M. Lee, Jr.
LEE, MANN, SMITH, MCWILLIAMS, SWEENEY & OHLSON
P.O. Box 2786
Chicago, IL 60690-2786
CONFIRMATION NO. 2728
Date Mailed: 04/04/2001
NOTICE TO FILE MISSING PARTS OF NONPROVISIONAL APPLICATION
FILED UNDER 37 CFR 1.53(b)
Filing Date Granted
An application number and filing date have been accorded to this application. The item(s) indicated below,
however, are missing. Applicant is given TWO MONTHS from the date of this Notice within which to file all
required items and pay any fees required below to avoid abandonment. Extensions of time may be obtained
by filing a petition accompanied by the extension fee under the provisions of 37 CFR 1.136(a).
• The oath or declaration is missing.
A properly signed oath or declaration in compliance with 37 CFR 1.63, identifying the application by the
above Application Number and Filing Date, is required.
• To avoid abandonment, a late filing fee or oath or declaration surcharge as set forth in 37 CFR 1 .16(e)
of $130 for a non-small entity, must be submitted with the missing items identified in this letter.
• The balance due by applicant is $ 130.
A copy of this notice MUST be returned with the reply.
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