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(d) ar^^tyect switch interface that interfaces said object switch with said 
component assembler^aqd 

a communications moduI^Athich communicates a unique identifier of the 
computer processing system or a user oufre^omputer processing system to a remote 
location. 


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LAW OFFICES 

Finnegan, Henderson, 
Farabow, Garrett 

S DUNNER,L.L.P. 

STANFORD RESEARCH PARK 
700 HANSEN WAY 
PALO ALTO, CALIF. 94304 
650-849-6600 


REMARKS 

This application is a continuation of pending prior U.S. Appln. Ser. No. 
09/342,899 ("the parent application"). In the parent application, the Examiner rejected 
claims 100-137 under 35 U.S.C. ยง 102(e) as anticipated by either U.S. Patent No. 
5,412,717 or U.S. Patent No. 5,748,960, both to Fischer . In an Amendment After Final 
dated May 24, 2001 , Applicants canceled claims 100-137 from the parent application. 

In the current application, Applicants cancel claims 1-90 from the original 
application and submit a Preliminary Amendment adding claims 91-138. Claims 91-138 
in the current application correspond to claims 100-137 in the parent application, with 
amendments. 

To expedite prosecution, Applicants point out for the Examiner that claims 91-95 
are patentable over Fischer 717 because Fischer 717 does not teach or disclose a 
load module body including "executable programming specifying that information 
relating to a use of the load module be communicated to a remote site," as is recited by 
claim 91. 

Applicants submit that Fischer '960 does not teach or disclose component 
assembling programming including "communications programming used to 
communicate at least one result of said tag comparison to a remote site," as recited by 
claim 96 of the present application. For at least this reason, Applicants respectfully 

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submit that claims 96-120 are patentable over Fischer '960. 

Claims 121-125 recite a load module body with the "first load module executable 
programming requiring the storage of audit information relating to the use of the 
component assembly," which is not taught or disclosed by Fischer '960. For at least this 
reason, Applicants submit these claims should be patentable. 

Additionally, Fischer '960 does not teach or disclose a load module body with a 
"first load module executable programming including programming requiring the storage 
of information uniquely identifying a device at which said component assembly is 
stored," as is recited by claim 126. For at least this reason, Applicants submit that claim 
126 is patentable over Fischer '960. 

Claim 127 is patentable over Fischer '960 because Fischer '960 does not teach 
or disclose a load module body with "said first load executable programming including 
programming requiring communicating a unique identification for a device at which said 
component assembly is stored to a remote location." Applicants submit that, for at least 
this reason, claim 127 should be allowed. 

Fischer '960 also does not teach or disclose an "communications module which 
communicates a unique identifier of the computer processing system or a user of the 
computer processing system to a remote location," as is recited by claim 128. For at 
least this reason, claims 128 should be patentable over Fischer '960. 

Iri summary, Applicants respectfully submit that claims 100-137 are patentable 
over the prior art cited in the prior applications and request that these claims be allowed. 


LAW OFFICES 

Finnecan, Henderson, 
Farabow, Garrett 
8 Dunner,l.l.p. 

STANFORD RESEARCH PARK 
700 HANSEN WAY 
PALO ALTO, CALIF. 943 OA 
650-849-6600 


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LAW OFFICES 

Finn eg an, Henderson, 
Farabow, Garrett 

8 DUNNER, L. L. P. 

STANFORD RESEARCH PARK 
700 HANSEN WAY 
PALO ALTO, CALIF. 94304 
650-849-6600 


If there is any fee due in connection with the filing of this Preliminary 

Amendment, please charge the fee to our Deposit Account No. 06-0916. 

Respectfully submitted, 

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


Dated: May 31, 2001 


By:. 



Linda J^ThayeK 
Reg. No. 45,681 


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