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Q Sterne Kessler 
Goldstein Fox 




RNEYS AT LAW 



Robert Greene Sterne 
Edward J. Kessler 
Jorge A. Goldstein 
David K.S. Cornwett 
Robert W. Esmond 
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin 
Michele A. Cimbala 
Michael B. Ray 
Robert E. Sokohl 
Eric K. Steffe 
Michael Q. Lee 
Steven R. Ludwig 
John M. Covert 
Linda E. Alcorn 
Robert C. Millonig 
Lawrence B. Bugaistcy 
Donald J. Featherstone 
Michael V. Messinger 



Judith U. Kim 
Timothy J. Shea, Jr. 
Patrick £. Garrett 
Heidi L. Kraus 
Edward W.Yee 
Albert L. Ferro* 
Donald R. Banowit 
Peter A. Jackman 
Teresa U. Medler 
Jeffrey S. Weaver 
KendricJc P. Patterson 
Vincent L. Capuano 
Eldora Ellison Floyd 
Thomas C. Fiala 
Brian J. Del Buono 
Virgil Lee Beaston 
Kimberfy N. Reddick 
Theodore A. Wood 



April 29, 2004 



Commissioner for Patents 
PO Box 1450 

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 



Elizabeth J. Haanes 
Joseph S. Ostroff 
Frank R. Cotttngham 
Christine M. Lhulier 
Rae Lynn Prengaman 
Jane Shershenovich* 
Lawrence J. Carroll* 
George S. Bardmesser 
Daniel A. Klein* 
Jason D. Eisenberg 
Michael D. Specht 
Andrea J. Kamage 
Tracy L. Muller* 
LuAnne M. DeSantis 
John J. Figueroa 
Ann E. Summerfield 
Tiera S. Coston* 
AricW.Ledford* 



Michael D. Specht 
Jessica L. Parezo 
Timothy A. Doyle* 
Cynthia M. Bouchez 
Nicole D. Dretar* 
Ted J. Ebersole 

Registered Patent Agents* 
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Nancy J. Leith 
Helene C. Carlson 
Gaby L. Longsworth 
Matthew J. Dowd 
Aaron L. Schwartz 
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Bryan L. Skelton 
Robert A. Schwartzman 



Teresa A, Colella 

Jeffrey S. Lundqren 

victoria S. Rutherford 

Eric D. Hayes 

Michelle K. Holoubek 

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Of Counsel 
Kenneth C. Bass III 
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Writer 's Direct Number: 

(202) 772-8525 

Internet A ddress: 

BRIAND@SKGF.COM 

Art Unit 1648 



Re: U.S. Utility Patent Application 

Application No. 09/848,616; Filed: May 4, 2001 
For: Molecular Antigen Array 
Inventors: SEBBEL et al 
Our Ref: 1 700.0 180002/JAG/BJD 



Transmitted herewith for appropriate action are the following documents: 
1. SKGF Cover Letter; 



2. Credit Card Payment Form (PTO/2038) in the amount of $860.00 to 
cover the appropriate fees; 

3. Fee Transmittal (PTO/SB/17); 

4. Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Transmittal; 

5. Petition for Extension of Time Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.136(a)(1); and 

6. Amendment and Reply Under 37 C.F.R. §1.111. 



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. 2600f 202.371.2540 : www.skgf.com 



Commissioner for Patents 
April 29, 2004 
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. 



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



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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NSMITTAL 



for FY 2004 

Effective 10/01/2003. Patent fees are subject to annual revision. 



0 Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1 .27 



TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT 



($) 



860.00 



Complete if Known 



Application Number 



Filing Date 



First Named Inventor 



Examiner Name 



Art Unit 



Attorney Docket No. 



09/848,616 



May 4, 2001 



Peter SEBBEL 



Mosher, M. 



1648 



1 700.01 80002/JAG/BJD 



METHOD OF PAYMENT (check ail that apply) 



FEE CALCULATION (continued) 



□ Check [x] Credit card Q] Money [£| other" Q None 

a*Charge any deficiencies or credit any overpayments in 
De P° slt Account: t faf m {Q Qe m jtAcct t Afo 19-QQ3& 

Deposit 



Account 
Number 
Deposit 
Account 
Name 



19-0036 



Sterne Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C 



The Director is authorized to: (check ail that apply) 

l~l Charge fee(s) indicated below Q Credit any overpayments 

Q Charge any additional fee(s) or any underpayment of fee(s) 

Q 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 
Code ($) 

1001 770 

1002 340 

1003 530 

1004 770 

1005 160 



Fee Fee 

Code ($) 

2001 385 

2002 170 

2003 265 

2004 385 

2005 80 



Fee Description 

Utility filing fee 
Design filing fee 
Plant filing fee 
Reissue filing fee 
Provisional filing fee 

SUBTOTAL (1) 



Fee Paid 



($) 



2. EXTRA CLAIM FEES FOR UTILITY AND REISSUE 

Fee from 

Ext ra Claim s below Fee Paid 



Total Claims 
Independent 
Claims 

Multiple Dependent 



J -20 
]-3 



Extra£!2ims 
'= I I X L 



Large Entity 


§rna|| pnMY 


Fee Fee 
Code ($) 


Fee Fee 
Code ($) 


1202 18 


2202 9 


1201 86 


2201 43 


1203 290 


2203 145 


1204 86 


2204 43 


1205 18 


2205 9 



-rzzixi ic 



Fee Description 

Claims in excess of 20 

Independent claims in excess of 3 

Multiple dependent claim, if not paid 

** Reissue independent claims 
over original patent 

** Reissue claims in excess of 20 
and over original patent 



SUBTOTAL (2) 



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



3. ADDITIONAL FEES 


Larqe Entity 


Small 


Entity 




Fee 
Code 


Fee 
($) 


Fee 
Code 


Fee 
($) 


Fee Description 


1051 


130 


2051 


65 


Surcharge - late filing fee or oath 


1052 


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 


1252 


420 


2252 


210 


Extension for reply within second month 


1253 


950 


2253 


475 


Extension for reply within third month 


1 




2254 


740 


Extension for reply within fourth month 


1255 


2,010 


2255 


1,005 


Extension for reply within fifth month 


1401 


330 


2401 


165 


Notice of Appeal 


1402 


330 


2402 


165 


Filing a brief in support of an appeal 


1403 


290 


2403 


145 


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 


1,330 


2453 


665 


Petition to revive - unintentional 


1501 


1,330 


2501 


665 


Utility issue fee (or reissue) 


1502 


480 


2502 


240 


Design issue fee 


1503 


640 


2503 


320 


Plant issue fee 


1460 


130 


1460 


130 


Petitions to the Commissioner 


1807 


50 


1807 


50 


Processing fee under 37 CFR 1.17(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 


770 


2809 


385 


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


1810 


770 


2810 


385 


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


1801 


770 


2801 


385 


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) |/<c\ 



Fee Paid 



475.00 



860.00 



SUBMITTED BY 



(Complete (if applicable)) 



Name (Print/Type) 





I Regi 

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Registration No. I 
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42,473 



Telephone (202)371-2600 



Signature 



Date 



April 29. 2004 



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