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FINNECAN 
HENDERSON 
FARABOW 
GARRETT & 
DUNNERLLP 

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




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



IN THE DnITED states PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 

In re Application of: 



WANG ef a/. 

Application No.: 09/804,625 
Filed: March 9, 20C)1 
For: BMP PRODUCTS 



Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 



Group Art Unit: 1647 
Examiner: Not yet assigned 




RECEIVED 

AUG 0 7 2003 

TECH CENTER 1600/2800 



Sir: 



RESPONSE TO RESTRICTION REQUIREMENT 

In a Office Action dated April 14, 2003, the Examiner required restriction under 35 
U.S.C. ยง 121 between Group I (Claims 24-26, 29, 30, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41 and 42) directed to 



a polynucleotide encoding amino acids 299-396 of Figure~2rGroup~li (Claims-24~27r28r3-V32, 
34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41 and 43) directed to a polynucleotide encoding amino acids 31 1-408 of 
Figure 3; Group III (Claims 44-48) directed to a polypeptide comprising amino acids 299-396 of 
Figure 2; and Group IV (Claim 49) directed to an antibody that binds a polypeptide comprising 
amino acids 299-396 of Figure 2. Applicants provisionally elect to prosecute Group I claims 24- 
26, 29, 30, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41 and 42 drawn to a polynucleotide encoding amino acids 299- 
396 of Figure 2. 

Applicants believe that any extension of time required to enter this Response is 
accounted for by the Petition and fee filed concurrently with this Response. However, in the 
event of an error please grant any additional extension of time required to enter this Response 
and charge any additional required fees to deposit account 06-0916. 





Dated: June 13, 2003 



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

Respectfully submitted, 

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




Leslie A. McDonell 
Reg. No. 34,872 



RECEIVED 

AUG 0 7 2003 



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HENDERSON 
FARABOW 
GARRETT & 
DUNNERy^ 

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