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Finn EG AN, Henderson, 
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PATENT 
Customer No. 22,852 
Attorney Docket No. 7451.0001-18 
InterTrust Ref. No.: IT-5.2.1.1 


THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TFRADEMARK OFFICE 
In re Application of: 

Karl L. Ginter, et al. 

Application No.: 09/870,801 

Filed: June 1,2001 


For: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR 
SECURE TRANSACTION 
MANAGEMENT AND 
ELECTRONIC RIGHTS 
PROTECTION 

Commissioner for Patents and Trademarks 
Washington, DC 20231 


Group Art Unit: 2132 
Examiner: Not Yet Assigned 


Sir: 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT UNDER 37 C.F.R, S 1.97(b) 


Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. §§ 1.56 and 1.97(b), Applicants bring to the attention of 
the Examiner the documents listed on the attached PTO 1449. To the best of our 
knowledge, this Information Disclosure Statement is being filed before the mailing date 
of a first Office Action on the merits for the above-referenced application. 

With the exception of the documents provided herewith, copies of the listed 
documents were previously submitted in prior application Serial No. 09/342,899, filed 
June 29, 1999, prior application no. 08/780,545, filed January 8, 1997 (now U.S. Patent 
No. 5,917,912), and parent application Serial No. 08/388,107. filed February 13, 1995 
(now abandoned), upon which Applicants rely for the benefits provided in 35 U.S.C. 
§ 120. Applicants respectfully request that the Examiner consider the listed documents 
and indicate that they were considered by making appropriate notations on the attached 
form. 


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This submission does not represent that a search has been made or that no 
better art exists and does not constitute an admission that each or all of the listed 
documents are material or constitute "prior art." If the Examiner applies any of the 
documents as prior art against any claim in the application and Applicants determine 
that the cited documents do not constitute "prior art" under United States law, 
Applicants reserve the right to present to the office the relevant facts and law regarding 
the appropriate status of such documents. 

Applicants further reserve the right to take appropriate action to establish the 
patentability of the disclosed invention over the listed documents, should one or more of 
the documents be applied against the claims of the present application. 

If there is any fee due in connection with the filing of this Statement, please 
charge the fee to our Deposit Account No. 06-0916. 


FiNNEGAN, Henderson, 
Farabow, Garrett 
s dunner.l.l.p, 

STANFORD RESEARCH PARK 
7O0 HANSEN WAY 
PALO ALTO^ CALIF. 94304 
650-e49-6600 


Respectfully submitted, 


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


Dated: November 9, 2001 



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