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NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE AND FEE(S) DUE 



22852 



7590 



01/24/2007 



EXAMINER 



FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER 
LLP 

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW 
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413 



ROMEO, DAVID S 



ART UNIT 



PAPER NUMBER 



1647 

DATE MAILED: 01/24/2007 



APPLICATION NO. I FILING DATE I FIRST NAMED INVENTOR I ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. I CONFIRMATION NO. 



09/804,625 03/09/2001 Elizabeth A. Wang 5160C-CON 2656 

TITLE OF INVENTION: NOVEL BMP PRODUCTS 



APPLN. TYPE 



nonprovisional 



SMALL ENTITY 
NO 



ISSUE FEE DUE 



$1400 



PUBLICATION FEE DUE PREV. PAID ISSUE FEE TOTAL FEE(S) DUE 



$300 



$0 



$1700 



DATE DUE 
04/24/2007 



THE APPLICATION IDENTIFIED ABOVE HAS BEEN EXAMINED AND IS ALLOWED FOR ISSUANCE AS A PATENT. 
PROSECUTION ON THE MERITS IS CLOSED . THIS NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE IS NOT A GRANT OF PATENT RIGHTS. 
THIS APPLICATION IS SUBJECT TO WITHDRAWAL FROM ISSUE AT THE INITIATIVE OF THE OFFICE OR UPON 
PETITION BY THE APPLICANT. SEE 37 CFR 1.313 AND MPEP 1308. 

THE ISSUE FEE AND PUBLICATION FEE (IF REQUIRED) MUST BE PAID WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE 
MAILING DATE OF THIS NOTICE OR THIS APPLICATION SHALL BE REGARDED AS ABANDONED. THIS 
STATUTORY PERIOD CANNOT M EXTENDED. SEE 35 U.S.C. 151. THE ISSUE FEE DUE INDICATED ABOVE DOES 
NOT REFLECT A CREDIT FOR ANY PREVIOUSLY PAID ISSUE FEE IN THIS APPLICATION. IF AN ISSUE FEE HAS 
PREVIOUSLY BEEN PAID IN THIS APPLICATION (AS SHOWN ABOVE), THE RETURN OF PART B OF THIS FORM 
WILL BE CONSIDERED A REQUEST TO REAPPLY THE PREVIOUSLY PAID ISSUE FEE TOWARD THE ISSUE FEE NOW 
DUE. 



HOW TO REPLY TO THIS NOTICE: 



I. Review the SMALL ENTITY status shown above. 

If the SMALL ENTITY is shown as YES, verify your current 
SMALL ENTITY status: 

A. If the status is the same, pay the TOTAL FEE(S) DUE shown 
above. 

B. If the status above is to be removed, check box 5b on Part B - 
Fee(s) Transmittal and pay the PUBLICATION FEE (if required) 
and twice the amount of the ISSUE FEE shown above, or 



If the SMALL ENTITY is shown as NO: 



A. Pay TOTAL FEE(S) DUE shown above, or 



B. If applicant claimed SMALL ENTITY status before, or is now 
claiming SMALL ENTITY status, check box 5a on Part B - Fee(s) 
Transmittal and pay the PUBLICATION FEE (if required) and 1/2 
the ISSUE FEE shown above. 



II. PART B - FEE(S) TRANSMITTAL, or its equivalent, must be completed and returned to the United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) with your ISSUE FEE and PUBLICATION FEE (if required). If you are charging the fee(s) to your deposit account, section "4b" 
of Part B - Fee(s) Transmittal should be completed and an extra copy of the form should be submitted. If an equivalent of Part B is filed, a 
request to reapply a previously paid issue fee must be clearly made, and delays in processing may occur due to the difficulty in recognizing 
the paper as an equivalent of Part B. 

III. All communications regarding this application must give the application number. Please direct all communications prior to issuance to 
Mail Stop ISSUE FEE unless advised to the contrary. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Utility patents issuing on applications filed on or after Dec. 12, 1980 may require payment of 
maintenance fees. It is patentee's responsibility to ensure timely payment of maintenance fees when due. 



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PART B . FEE(S) TRANSMITTAL 
Complete and send this form, together with applicable fee(s), to: Mail 



Mail Stop ISSUE FEE 
Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 
or Fax (571)-273-2885 



[NSTRUCTIONS: This form should be used for transmitting the ISSUE FEE and PUBLICATION FEE (if required). Blocks I through 5 should be completed where 
appropriate. All further correspondence including the Patent, advance orders and notification of maintenance fees will be mailed to the current correspondence address as 



indicated unless corrected below or directed otherwise in Block 1, by (a) specifying a new correspondence address; and/or (b) indicating a separate "FEE ADDRESS" for 
maintenance fee notifications. 

CURRENT CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS (Note: Use Block I for any change of address) Note: A certificate of mailing can Only be used tor domestic mailmgs of the 

Fee(s) Transmittal. This certificate cannot be used for any other accompanying 
papers. Each additional paper, such as an assignment or formal drawing, must 
nave its own certificate of mailing or transmission. 

22852 7590 01/24/2007 

FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNERiereby certify that th^l^^e"^^^^ the United 



LLP 

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW 



States Postal Service with sunicient postage for first class mail in an envelope 
addressed to the Mail Stop ISSUE FEE address above, or being facsimile 
transmitted to the USPTO (571) 273-2885, on the date indicated befow. 



WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413 


(Depositor's name) 


(Signature) 


(Dale) 


1 APPLICATION NO. | FILING DATE | FIRST NAMED INVENTOR | ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. | CONFIRMATION NO. 



09/804,625 03/09/2001 
TITLE OF INVENTION: NOVEL BMP PRODUCTS 



Elizabeth A. Wang 



5I60C-CON 



2656 



APPLN. TYPE 



SMALL ENTITY 



ISSUE FEE DUE 



PUBLICATION FEE DUE I PREV. PAID ISSUE FEE 



TOTAL FEE(S) DUE 



DATE DUE 



nonpro visional 



NO 



$1400 



$300 



$0 



SI 700 



04/24/2007 



EXAMINER 



ART UNIT 



CLASS-SUBCLASS 



ROMEO. DAVID S 



1647 



435-069100 



1. Change of correspondence address or indication of "Fee Address" (37 
CFR1.J63)- 

Q Change of correspondence address (or Change of Correspondence 
Address Form PTO/SB/i22) attached, 

G "Fee Address" indication (or "Fee Address" Indication form 
PTO/SB/47; Rev 03-02 or more recent) attached. Use of a Customer 
Number is required. 



2. For printing on the patent front page, list 

(1) the names of up to 3 registered patent attorneys 
or agents OR, alternatively, 

(2) the name of a single firm (having as a member a 
registered attorney or agent) and the names of up to 
2 registered patent attorneys or agents. If no name is 
listed, no name will be printed. 



3. ASSIGNEE NAME AND RESIDENCE DATA TO BE PRINTED ON THE PATENT (print or type) 

PLEASE NOTE: Unless an assignee is identified below, no assignee data will appear on the patent. If an assignee is identified below, the document has been filed for 
recordation as set forth in 37 CFR 3. 1 1 . Completion of this form is NOT a substitute for filing an assignment. 



(A) NAME OF ASSIGNEE 



(B) RESIDENCE: (CITY and STATE OR COUNTRY) 



Please check the appropriate assignee category or categories (will not be printed on the patent) : Q Individual Q Corporation or other private group entity Q Government 

4a. The following fee(s) are submitted: 4b. Payment of Fee(s): (Please first reapply any previously paid issue fee shown above) 

□ Issue Fee □ A check is enclosed. 

Q Publication Fee (No small entity discount permitted) □ Payment by credit card. Form PTO-2038 is attached. 

Q Advance Order - # of Copies Q The Director is hereby authorized to charge the required fee(s), any deficiency, or credit any 

overpayment, to D eposit Account Number (enclose an extra copy of this form). 

5. Change in Entity Status (from status indicated above) 

□ a. Applicant claims SMALL ENTITY status. See 37 CFR 1.27. □ b. Applicant is no longer claiming SMALL ENTITY staUis. See 37 CFR 1.27(g)(2). 

NOTE: The Issue Fee and Publication Fee (if required) will not be accepted fi-om anyone other than the applicant; a registered attorney or agent; or the assignee or other party in 
interest as shown by the records of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

Authorized Signature Date 



Typed or printed name Registration No. 



This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1 .3 1 1 . The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the USPTO to process) 
an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 12 minutes to complete, including gathering, preparing, and 
subnutting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments on the amount of time you require to complete 
this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, P.O. 
Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450. 

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
United States Patent and Trademark Oflice 
Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria. Virginia 223 1 3- 1 450 
www.uspto.gov 



APPLICATION NO. 



RUNG DATE 



FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 



ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 



CONFIRMATION NO. 



09/804,625 



03/09/2001 



Elizabeth A. Wang 



22852 7590 01/24/2007 

FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER 
LLP 

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW 
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413 



5160C-CON 



2656 



EXAMINER 



ROMEO, DAVID S 



ART UNIT 



PAPER NUMBER 



1647 

DATE MAILED: 01/24/2007 



Determination of Patent Term Adjustment under 35 U.S.C. 154 (b) 

(application filed on or after May 29, 2000) 

The Patent Term Adjustment to date is 36 day(s). If the issue fee is paid on the date that is three months after the 
mailing date of this notice and the patent issues on the Tuesday before the date that is 28 weeks (six and a half 
months) after the mailing date of this notice, the Patent Term Adjustment will be 36 day(s). 

If a Continued Prosecution Application (CPA) was filed in the above-identified application, the filing date that 
determines Patent Term Adjustment is the filing date of the most recent CPA. 

Applicant will be able to obtain more detailed information by accessing the Patent Application Information Retrieval 
(PAIR) WEB site (http://pair.uspto.gov). 

Any questions regarding the Patent Term Extension or Adjustment determination should be directed to the Office of 
Patent Legal Administration at (571)-272-7702. Questions relating to issue and publication fee payments should be 
directed to the Customer Service Center of the Office of Patent Publication at l-(888)-786-0101 or 
(571)-272-4200. 



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