Attorney Docket No.: 00.22US
IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
In re Application of: Maes, et al.
Serial No.: TO BE ASSIGNED
Group Art Unit: TO BE ASSIGNED
Filed: January 31, 2001
Examiner: TO BE ASSIGNED
For: Cholesterol Sulfate and Amino Sugar Compositions
for Enhancement of Stratum Corneum Function
INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
Washington, DC. 20231
In accordance with 37 C.F.R. 1.56, 1.97 and 1.98, Applicants submit herewith references
which they believe may be material to the examination of this application and with respect to which
there may be a duty to disclose in accordance with 37 C.F.R. 1.56.
While the references may be "material" under 37 C.F.R. 1.56, it is not intended to
constitute an admission that the references are "prior art" unless specifically designated as such.
The filing of this Information Disclosure Statement shall not be construed as a
representation that no other material references than those listed exist or that a search has been
The references are listed in PTO Form 1449 which is in accordance with the requirements
of M.P.E.P. 609. A copy of the references is also enclosed.
The references are:
1 . U.S. Patent No. 6,150,381, issued to Subbiah, Ven, on November 21, 2000, and filed on
June 9, 1998.
2. U.S. Patent No. 5 5 660 5 831 5 issued to Reinhard, Max, on August 26, 1997, and filed on
July 24, 1995.
3. PCT Patent Application Publication No. WO 00/45786, publication date August 10, 2000.
It is respectfully requested that these references be considered by the Patent and
Trademark Office in its examination of the above-identified application and be made of record
therein. The Examiner is also invited to contact the Undersigned if there are any questions
concerning this paper or the attached reference.
Dorene M. Price (Reg. No. 43,018)
Estee Lauder Companies
125 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY 11747