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Attorney Docket No.: 00.22US 



PATENT 



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 
Dear Sir: 

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 
conducted. 

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, 



(Dec. 1999). 



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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. 



Respectfully submitted. 





Dorene M. Price (Reg. No. 43,018) 
Estee Lauder Companies 
125 Pinelawn Road 
Melville, NY 11747 
(631) 531-1194 



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00.22US 


Application Number 

09/773,351 


Applicant(s) 

Maes et al. 


Filing Date 

January 31, 2001 


Group Art Unit 

1617 


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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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DATE CONSIDERED 


EXAMINER: Initial if citation considered, whether or not citation is in conformance with MPEP Section 609; Draw line through citation if not in conformance and 
not considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. 



Form PTO-A820 
(also form PTO-1449) 



P09A/REV04 



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