Attorney Docket No.: 00.22US
IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
In re Application of: Maes, et al
Serial No.: 09/773,351
Group Art Unit: 1617
Filed: January 31, 2001
Examiner: Jiang, Shaojia A.
For: Cholesterol Sulfate and Amino Sugar Compositions
for Enhancement of Stratum Comeum Function
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
Washington, D.C. 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 reference 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 the one 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 are also enclosed.
The references are:
1. Bouwstra, J. A., et al., "Cholesterol sulfate and calcium affect stratum comeum lipid
organization over a wide temperature range" Journal of Lipid Research, vol. 40, 2303-12,
Abraham, W., et al., "Interaction between comeocytes and stratum comeum lipid
liposomes in vitro" Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1021, pp. 1 19-25 (1990).
It is respectfully requested that this reference 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
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Maes et al.
January 31, 2001
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Bouwstra, J. A., et al., "Cholesterol Sulfate and Calcium Affect Stratum Corneum Lipid Organization Over a Wide
Temperature Range," Journal of Lipid Research, vol. 40, 23030-12 (Dec. 1999).
Abraham, W., et al., "Interaction between corneocytes and stratum corneum lipid liposomes in vitro" Biochimica et
Biophysica Acta, 1021, pp. 119-25 (1990).
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not considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant.
(also form PTO-1449)
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