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ESTEE LAUDER ^gCEIVSID PAGE 01/12 



JUN 2 .3 2004 Qff|Q|^[ 



Fax Cover Sheet 



DATE: 
TO: 

FROM: 

RE: 

CO: 



June 23, 2004 TIME: 5:47 PM 

Shaojia A. Jiang PHONE: (571 ) 272-0627 

U.S.P.T.O. (GAU 1617) FAX: (703) 872-9306 

Dorene M. Price PHONE: (631) 531-1 194 

Estee Lauder Companies FAX: (631) 531-1340 

Response to Office Action (S/N 09/773,351) 



ESTEE 
LAUDER 

COMPANIES 



Number of pages including cover sheet: 1 2 
Message 



Please see the attached documents. 

1 . Certificate of Transmission 

2. Amendment Transmittal 

3. Response (9 pp) 



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immediately notify us by telephone and return the original to us at the above address via the US Postal 
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CERTIFICATE OF TRANSMISSION BY FACSIMILE (37 CFR 1*8) 

Applicant(s): Macsctal. 



Application No. 


Filing Date 


Examiner 


Group Art Unit 


09/773,351 


January 31, 2001 


Jiang, Shaojia A* 


1617 



Invention: Cholesterol Sulfate and Amino Sugar Compositions for Enhancement of Stratum Corneum Function 



I hereby certify that this . Cert^ Amen d Transm, Amend (gpfl) 

(Identify type of cwr&tpondence) 

Is being facsimile transmitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Fax. No. 703-872-9306 

on June 23, 2004 

... — — 



DORENEM, PRICE 



(Typ&d or Printed Name of Person Signing Certificate} 




(Signature) 



Nnte: Each paper must ha ve Its own certificate Of mailing. 



P1M*EV02 

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AMENDMENT TRANSMITTAL LETTER (Large Entity) 
Applicent(s): Maes et al. 


Docket No. 


Application No. 
09/773,35! 


Filing Date 
January 31, 20D1 


Examiner 

Jiang, Shaojia A. 


Customer No. 


Group Art Unit 
1617 


Confirmation No, 



Invention: Cholesterol Sulfate and Amine* Sugar Compositions for Enhancement of Stratum Corneum Function 



COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS: 

Transmitted herewith is an amendment in the above-identified application. 
The fee has been calculated and is transmitted as shown below. 



CLAIMS AS AMENDED 





CLAIMS REMAINING 
AFTER AMENDMENT 


HIGHEST # 
PREV. PAID FOR 


NUMBER EXTRA 
CLAIMS PRESENT 


RATE 


ADDITIONAL 
FEE 


TOTAL CLAIMS 


19 


20 


0 


X $18.00 


$0,00 


INDEP, CLAIMS 


4 


4 


0 


x $34,00 


$0.00 


Multiple Dependent Claims (check if applicable) □ 


$0.00 


TOTAL ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THIS AMENDMENT 


$0.00 



El No additional fee is required for amendment. 

□ Please charge Deposit Account No. in the amount of 

□ A check in the amount of to cover the filing fee is enclosed, 

C9 The Director is hereby authorized to charge payment of the following fees associated with this 
communication or credit any overpayment to Deposit Account No. D5-1320 
□ Any additional filing fees required under 37 C.F,R. 1 .1 6. 
iS Any patent application processing fees under 37 CFR 1.17. 



Signature 

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



Dated: June 23, 2004 



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I certify that this document and fee is being deposited on 
Juitc 23, 2001 wi th - thc U . S. Postal Ob i uiee. b j fh ' A t 

otaco— mail under 37 C.F.R. 1.8j awd Is addressed to the 
Commissioner for Patents. P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
2231lM450.,a*4 fay^cd *k> 703 - $1% - 93© U 




Signature of Person Mailing Cortssp&ttdcnct! 



PORENE M, PRICE 



Typed or Printed Name ef Person Mailing Correspondence 



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Attorney Docket No.: 00.22US 



PATENT 



IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



In re Application of: Maes,, ct al. 



Serial No.; 09/773,351 



Group Art Unit: 1G17 



Filed: January 31,2001 



Examiner: Jiang, Shaojia A. 



For: Cholesterol Sulfate and Amino Sugar Compositions for Enhancement of Stratum Corneum Function 



Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks 
Washington, D.C 20231 
Dear Sir: 

The following is submitted in response to an Office Action of March 23, 2004. The Examiner 
has objected to the present claims based on section 112, first and second paragraphs, and has rejected the 
present claims for being anticipated and obvious. Applicants respectfully traverse the objections and 
rejections and request that the following remarks be considered with respect to the subject matter of the 
claims. 



RESPONSE PURSUANT TO 37 CFR 1.111 



Introductory Comments 



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