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PATENT 
Customer No. 22,852 
Attorney Docket No. 08702.0039-02000 



IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



In re Application of: 




WANG et al. 



Group Art Unit: 1647 



Application No.: 09/804,625 



Examiner: Not yet assigned 



Filed: March 9, 2001 



RECEIVED 



For: BMP PRODUCTS 



FEB 2 8 2003 



Commissioner for Patents 



" TECH CENTER 1600/2900 



FINNEGAN 
HENDERSON 
FARABOW 
GARRETT & 
DUNNERLtf 

1 300 I Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20005 
202.408.4000 
Fax 202.408.4400 
www.finnegan.com 



Washington, DC 20231 
Sir: 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT UNDER 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(b) 

Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. §§ 1 .56 and 1 .97(b), applicants bring to the attention of the 
Examiner the documents listed on the attached PTO 1449. This Information Disclosure 
Statement is being filed before the mailing date of a first Office Action on the merits for 
the above-referenced application. 

Copies of the listed documents are enclosed and were previously submitted in a 
prior application, U.S. Application No. 08/925,779, filed September 9, 1997, upon which 
applicant relies for the benefits provided in 35 U.S.C. § 120. Applicants respectfully 
request that the Examiner consider the listed documents and indicate that they were 
considered by making appropriate notations on the attached form. 

This submission does not represent that a search has been made or that no 
better art exists and does not constitute an admission that each or all of the listed 
documents are material or constitute "prior art." If the Examiner applies any of the 



PATENT 
Customer No. 22,852 
Attorney Docket No. 08702.0039-02000 



documents as prior art against any claim in the application and applicants determine 
that the cited documents do not constitute "prior art" under United States law, applicants 
reserve the right to present to the office the relevant facts and law regarding the 
appropriate status of such documents. 

Applicants further reserve the right to take appropriate action to establish the 
patentability of the disclosed invention over the listed documents, should one or more of 
the documents be applied against the claims of the present application. 

If there is any fee due in connection with the filing of this Statement, please 
charge the fee to our Deposit Account No. 06-091 6. 



FINNECAN 
HENDERSON 
FARABOW 
GARRETT & 
DUNNERki? 

1 300 I Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20005 
202.408.4000 
Fax 202.408.4400 
www.finnegan.com 



Respectfully submitted, 



FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, 
GARRETT & DUNNER, L.L.P. 



Dated: February 27, 2003 




Leslie A. McDonell 
Reg. No. 34,872