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Goldstein Br w 



ATTORNEYS AT LAW 



t Greene Steme 
Jard J. Kessler 
Qe A. Goldstein 
vid K.S. Comwell 
Robert W. Esmond 
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin 
MicneleA. Ctmbala 
Michael B. Ray 
Robert E. Sokohl 
Eric K. Steffe 
Michael Q. Lee 
Steven R. Ludwig 
John M. Covert 
Linda E. Alcom 
Robert C Millonig 
Lawrence 8. Bugaisky 
Donald J. Featherstone 
Michael V. Messinger 



Judith U. Kim 
Timothy J. Shea, Jr. 
Patrick E. Garrett 
Heidi LKraus 
Edward W.Yee 
Albert L Ferro* 
Donald R. Banowit 
PeterAJadcman 
MolryA-McCall 
Teresa U. Medler 
Jeffreys. Weaver 
Kendridc P. Patterson 
Vincent L. Capuano 
Albert J. Fasulo II* 
Eldora Ellison Floyd 
Thomas C. Fiala 
■ Brian J. Del Buono . 
Virgil Lee Beaston* 



Wmberty N. Reddidc 
Theodore A. Wood 
Elizabeth J. Haanes 
Bruce E. Chalker 
Joseph S. Ostroff 
Frank R. Cottingham 
Christine M. Lhuliei 
Rae Lynn Prengaman 
Jane shershenovich* 
Lawrence J. Carroll* 
George S. Bardmesser 
Daniel A. Klein* 
Rodney G. Maze 
Jason D. Eisenberg 
Michael D. Specht 
Andrea J. Kamage 
Tracy L Muller* 
Jon t. Wright* 



LuAnne M. Yuricek* 
John J. Figueroa 
Ann E. Summerfield 



Patent Ag ents* 



Karen R. h 
Nancy J. Leith 
Helene C Carlson 
Gaby L Lonqsworth 
Matthew J. Dowd 
Aaron L. Schwartz 
Angelique G. Uy 
Mary B. Tung 
KatnnaY.Pei 
Bryan L Skelton 
Robert A. Schwartzman 
Timothy A. Doyle 
Jennifer R. Manalingappa 




Teresa A. Colella 
Jeffrey S. Lundgren 
Victoria S. Rutherford 
Eric D. Hayes 



Kenneth C. Bass III 
Lisa A. Dunner 
Evan R. Smith 

'Admitted only in Maryland 
* Admitted only in Virginia 
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Federal Agencies 



August 7, 2003 

Writer *s Direct Number: 

(202)772-8525 

Internet Address: 

briand@skgf.com 



Commissioner for Patents Art Unit 1 648 

PO Box 1450 

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 



Re: U.S. Utility Patent Application 



406 1 1 2003 



AppL No.. 09/848,616; Filed: May 4, 2001 TECH CEhlTPb 

For: Molecular Antigen Array c 'V/£/i 16QQ/2QQQ 

Inventors: Sebbel et aL 

Our Ref: 1 700.01 80002/JAG/BJD 



Sir: 



Transmitted herewith for appropriate action are the following documents: 



1. SKGF Cover Letter; 

2. PTO Fee Transmittal Form (PTO/SB/1 7); 

3. PTO-2038 Credit Card Payment Form in the amount of $729.00 to cover the 
appropriate fees; 

4. Petition for Extension of Time Under 37 CFR 1 . 1 36(a); 

5. Amendment and Reply Under 37 C.F.R. §§ 1.111 and 1.121; and 

6. One ( 1 ) return postcard. 



It is respectfully requested that the attached postcard be stamped with the date of filing of 
these documents, and that it be returned to our courier. In the event that extensions of time are 
necessary to prevent abandonment of this patent application, then such extensions of time are 
hereby petitioned. 



Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox p.llc : 1100 New York Avenue, NW : Washington, DC 20005 : 202.371.2600 f 202.371.2540 : www.skgf.com 



Commissioner for Patents 
August 7, 2003 
Page 2 

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is hereby authorized to charge any fee deficiency, 
or credit any overpayment, to our Deposit Account No. 19-0036. 



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Respectfully submitted, 



Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox p.l.l.c. 




Brian J. Del Buono 
Attorney for Applicants 
Registration No. 42,473 



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Enclosures 



Under the Pai 



iction Act o f 1995, no persons are required to respond to ajxjll 



:E TRANSMITTAL 
for FY 2003 



PATEtn Patent fees are subject to annual revision. 
Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1 .27 



TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT ($) 729.00 



PTO/SB/17 (05-03) 
Approved for use through 4/30/2003. OMB 0651 -0032 
Trademark Office: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
inforrnation unless it displays a valid OMB control number. 



Complete if Known 



Application Number 



Filing Date 



First Named Inventor 



Examiner Name 



Art Unit 



Attorney Docket No. 



09/848,616 



May 4, 2001 



Sebb I 



Mosher, M. 



*5 



1648 



1 700 .01 80002/J AG/B J D 



METHOD OF PAYMENT (check all that apply) 



FEE CALCULATION (continued) 



□ Check K Credit card □ Money Order 53 Other** □ None 
** Charge any deficiencies or credit any overpayments in the fees or fee 
calculations of Parts 1, 2 and 3 below to Deposit Account No. 19-0036. 

D Deposit Account 

Deposit Account Number 19-0036 

Deposit Account Name: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox p.l.l.c. 

The Commissioner is authorized to: (check all that apply) 

D Charge fee(s) indicated below D Credit any over payments 

d Charge any additional fee(s) during the pendency of this 
application 

D Charge fee(s) indicated below, except for the filing fee to the 
above-identified deposit account. 



FEE CALCULATION 



1. BASIC FILING FEE 
Large Entity Small Entity 



Fee 


Fee 


Fee 


Fee 


Fee Description 


Code 


<$) 


Code ($) 




1001 


750 


2001 


375 


Utility filing fee 


1002 


330 


2002 


165 


Design filing fee 


1003 


520 


2003 


260 


Plant filing fee 


1004 


750 


2004 


375 


Reissue filing fee 


1105 


160 


2005 


80 


Provisional filing fee 



Fee Paid 



SUBTOTAL (1) ($)_ 



2. EXTRA CLAIM FEES FOR UTILITY AND REISSUE 

Fee from 
Extra below Fee Paid 



Total Claims 145 



Indep. Claims 8_ 



■ 125** = _ 
- 6** = 2 



20 



9.00 



180.00 



42.00 = 



84.00 



Multiple Dependent 



Large Entity 


Small 


Entity 




Fee 


Fee 


Fee 


Fee 


Fee Description 


Code 


<$) 


Code 


($) 


1202 


18 


2202 


9 


Claims in excess of 20 


1201 


84 


2201 


42 


Independent claims in excess of 3 


1203 


280 


2203 


140 


Multiple dependent claim, if not paid 


1204 


84 


2204 


42 


"Reissue independent claims 










over original patent 


1205 


18 


2205 


9 


"Reissue claims in excess of 20 



and over original patent 
SUBTOTAL (2) ($) 



264.00 



*or number previously paid, if greater; For Reissue, see above 



3. ADDITIONAL FEES 
Large Entity Small Entity 



Fee Fee Fee Fee 
Code ($) Code ($) 



Fee Description 



Fee Paid 



1051 


130 


2051 


65 


Surcharge - late filing fee or oath 




1502 


50 


2052 


25 


Surcharge-late provisional filing fee or cover 
sheet 




1053 


130 


1053 


130 


Non-English specification 




1812 


2,520 


1812 


2,520 


For filing a request for ex parte reexamination 




1804 


920* 


1804 


920* 


Requesting publication of SIR prior to Examiner 
action 




1805 


1,840* 


1805 1,840* Requesting publication of SIR after Examiner 
action 




1251 


110 


2251 


55 


Extension for reply within first month 






f I u 


2252 


205 


Extension for reply within second month 




1253 


930 


2253 


465 


Extension for reply within third month 


465.00 


1254 


1,450 


2254 


725 


Extension for reply within fourth month 




1255 


1,970 


2255 


985 


Extension for reply within fifth month 




1401 


320 


2401 


160 


Notice of Appeal 




1402 


320 


2402 


160 


Filing a brief in support of an appeal 




1403 


280 


2403 


140 


Request for oral hearing 




1451 


1,510 


1451 


1,510 


Petition to institute a public use proceeding 




1452 


110 


2452 


55 


Petition to revive - unavoidable 




1453 


1,300 


2453 


650 


Petition to revive - unintentional 




1501 


1,300 


2501 


650 


Utility issue fee (or reissue) 




1502 


470 


2502 


235 


Design issue fee 




1503 


630 


2503 


315 


Plant issue fee 




1460 


130 


1460 


130 


Petitions to the Commissioner 




1807 


50 


1807 


50 


Processing fee under 37 CFR 1.1 7(q) 




1806 


180 


1806 


180 


Submission of Information Disclosure Stmt 




8021 


40 


8021 


40 


Recording each patent assignment per 
property (times number of properties) 




1809 


750 


2809 


375 


Filing a submission after final rejection (37 CFR 
1.129(a)) 




1810 


750 


2810 


375 


For each additional invention to be examined 
(37 CFR 1.129(b)) 




1801 


750 


2801 


375 


Request for Continued Examination (RCE) 




1802 


900 


1802 


900 


Request for expedited examination of a design 
application 





Other fee (specify) _ 



* Reduced by Basic Filing Fee Paid 



SUBTOTAL (3) ($)_ 



465.00 



SUBMITTED BY 



Complete (if applicable) 




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