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RECEIVED 
OCT 1 2 2004 
Technology Center 21 00 


PATENT 
Customer No. 22,852 
Attorney Docket No. 7451.0001-18 
InterTrust Ref. No.: 5.2.1.1 (US) 


CERTIFICATE OF EXPRESS MAILING 
I hereby certify that this correspondence is being deposited with the United States Postal Service's "Express Mail Post Office to 
Addressee" service under 37 CFR § 1.10, in an envelope addressed to: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450 on March 26, 2004. Express Mail Label Nos.: EV 398888246 US 


Signed: . 


Cindy Baglietro J 


Group Art Unit: 2132 
Examiner: DARROW, Justin T. 


IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 

In re Application of: 
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 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 


Sir: 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE UNDER 37 C.F.R. S 1.56: 
NOTICE OF INTERFERENCE 


Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. §§ 1 .56 and 1 .97(c), Applicants submit this Information 
Disclosure/IDS to bring to the attention of the Examiner the information below. Under 
the provisions of 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(c), this Information Disclosure Statement is 
accompanied by a fee of $180.00 as specified by Section 1 .17(p); please charge this 
fee to our Deposit Account No. 06-0916. This submission is being filed after the events 


recited in Section 1.97(b) but, to the undersigned's knowledge, before the mailing date 
of either a Final action, Quayle action, or a Notice of Allowance. 

Applicants hereby advise the Examiner that U.S. Pat. Appln. No. 09/41 1 ,205 
("the Ginter '205 application"), assigned to InterTrust Technologies Corporation, has 
become involved in an interference, entitled Benson v. Ginter, Patent Interference No. 
1 05,142. Applicants enclose a copy of the Notice Declaring Interference, dated 
September 4, 2003 (Exhibit A), as well as attachments to the Notice. 

The interference has been declared between the Ginter '205 application and U.S. 
Patent No. 5,845,281 to Benson (Benson I), U.S. Patent Appln. No. 09/164,606 to 
Benson (Benson II), and U.S. Patent Appln. No. 09/321 ,386 to Benson (Benson III). A 
copy of Benson I is attached as Exhibit B, while Exhibits C and D are listings of the 
claims of Benson II and III. The instant application and Ginter '205 both claim priority 
from the same ancestor application, Appln No. 08/388,107. The claims of the involved 
Ginter '205 application are attached as Exhibit E. The three Counts in the interference 
are described in Part F of the Notice (Exhibit A) and again in the Examiner's 
Interference Memorandum and accompanying comments, attached hereto as Exhibit F. 

A second interference involving Macrovision and InterTrust was declared on 
December 18, 2003. A copy of the Notice is attached hereto as Exhibit G. Interference 
No. 105,193 involved InterTrust patents U.S. Pat Nos. 5,920,861; 5,982,891; 6,138,119; 
and 6,253,193, and Benson patent applications Benson II and III. The instant 
application and U.S. Patent Nos. 5,982,891 and 6,253,193 all claim the benefit of 
priority of the same parent application, Appln No. 08/388,107. 


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The co-pending subject application is also assigned to InterTrust and may claim 
related subject matter to the involved Ginter '205 application. In addition, the co- 
pending subject application may be related to the Ginter '205 application by: 1 ) claiming 
the benefit of priority of the Ginter '205 application or any of its parent applications; 2) 
incorporating by reference the Ginter '205 application or any of its parent applications; 
and/or 3) containing statements that it is or may be related to the Ginter '205 application 
or any of its parent applications. 

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


Respectfully submitted, 


FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, 
GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP. 


Dated: March 26, 2004 



Andrew & Schwaab 
Reg. No. 38,61 1 


FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, 


GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP. 
1300 I Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005-3315 


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