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Appln. No.: 09/870,801 

:e of Related Interferences 



PATENT 


Customer No. 22,852 1/ j 
Attorney Docket No. 7451.0001-18 ' 
InterTrust Ref. No.: IT-5.2.1.1 (US) 


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Group Art Unit: 2132 
Examiner: DARROW, Justin T. 
Confirmation No.: 9392 


IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE OCT 2 7 2004 
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 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 

Sir: 

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

Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. §§ 1 .56 and 1 .97, Applicants submit this paper to bring to 

the attention of the Examiner the information herein. Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. §§ 1 .56 and 

1 .97(c), Applicants submit this paper to bring to the attention of the Examiner the 

information herein. This paper 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. Under the provisions of 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(c), 


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Appln. No.: 09/870,901 PATENT 
Notice of Related Interferences Customer No. 22,852 

Attorney Docket No. 7451.0001-18 
InterTrust Ref. No.: IT-5.2.1.1 (US) 

the Director is authorized to charge the fee of $180,000 as specified by Section 1 .17(p) 
to our Deposit Account No. 06-0916. 

Applicants hereby advise the Examiner that U.S. Pat. Appln. No. 09/411,205 
("the Ginter '205 application"), assigned to InterTrust Technologies Corporation, has 
become involved in an interference, entitled Benson v. Ginter, Patent Interference No. 
105,142. Applicants enclose a copy of the Notice Declaring Interference, dated 
September 4, 2003 (Exhibit A), as well as attachments to the Notice. 

This first 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 claims priority (through two 
intermediary applications) from U.S. Appln. No. 08/388,107 ("the '107 application"); 
while Ginter '205 also claims priority from the '107 application (through two intermediary 
applications). 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 involves InterTrust patents U.S. Patents Nos. 5,920,861; 5,982,891; 
6,138,119; and 6,253,193, and Benson patent applications Benson II and Benson III. 


"Appln. No.: 09/870,801 
Notice of Related Interferences 


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


As mentioned above, the instant application claims priority from the '107 application. 
U.S. Patent Nos. 5,982,891 and 6,253,193, here, both also claim the benefit of priority 
of Application No. 08/388,107. 

The instant application is also assigned to InterTrust and may claim subject 
matter related to that of the involved Ginter '205 application. In addition, the instant 
application may be related to the Ginter '205 application by other statements of 
relationship (e.g., continuing or subject matter relation, incorporation by reference, etc.) 
in either chain of applications. 

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 & Dunner L.L.P. 
1300 I Street, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
(202) 408-4000 


Respectfully submitted, 


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


Dated: October 21, 2004 



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