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PATENT COOPERATION TREATY 



PCT 



INTERNATIONAL PRELIMINARY REPORT ON PATENTABILITY 

(Chapter I of the Patent Cooperation Treaty) 



(PCT Rule 44bis) 


Applicant's or agent's file reference 


FOR FURTHER ACTION 


See item 4 below 


PA138709PCT 






International application No. 


International filing date (day/month/year) 


Priority date (day/month/year) 


PCT/IB2005/003842 


21 December 2005 (21.12.2005) 


07 January 2005 (07.01 .2005) 


International Patent Classification (8th edition unless older edition indicated) 




See relevant information in Form PCT/ISA/237 




Applicant 






DISCOVERY HOLDINGS LIMITED 





1. This international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter I) is issued by the International Bureau on behalf of the 
International Searching Authority under Rule 44 bisA(sL). 

2. This REPORT consists of a total of 4 sheets, including this cover sheet. 

In the attached sheets, any reference to the written opinion of the International Searching Authority should be read as a reference 
to the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter I) instead. 

3. This report contains indications relating to the following items: 





Box No. 


I 


Basis of the report 


□ 


Box No. 


n 


Priority 


□ 


Box No. 


m 


Non-establishment of opinion with regard to novelty, inventive step and industrial 
applicability 


□ 


Box No. 


IV 


Lack of unity of invention 




Box No. 


V 


Reasoned statement under Article 35(2) with regard to novelty, inventive step or industrial 
applicability; citations and explanations supporting such statement 


□ 


Box No. 


VI 


Certain documents cited 


□ 


Box No. 


vn 


Certain defects in the international application 


□ 


Box No. 


vm 


Certain observations on the international application 



The International Bureau will communicate this report to designated Offices in accordance with Rules 44bis3(c) and 93bisA but 
not, except where the applicant makes an express request under Article 23(2), before the expiration of 30 months from the priority 
date (Rule 44^/^ .2). 





Date of issuance of this report 
10 July 2007 (10.07.2007) 


The International Bureau of WIPO 
34, chemin des Colombettes 
1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland 

Facsimile No. +41 22 338 82 70 


Authorized officer 

Cecile Chatel 

e-mail: ptl3.pct@wipo.int 



Form PCT/IB/373 (January 2004) 



From the PATENT COOPERATION TREATY 

INTERNATIO NAL SEARCHING AUTHORITY 

To: ' " ' 

David Grant Gilson 
SPOOR & FISHER 

BUTLIDNG NO. 13, HIGHGROVE OFFICE PARK 
OAK AVE., CENTURION, P O BOX 454 
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA 0001 



Applicant's or agent's file reference 
PAI38709PCT 



PCX 



WRITTEN OPINION OF THE 
INTERNATIONAL SEARCHING AUTHORITY 

(PCX Rule 436/^.1) 



International application No. 
PCT/rB05/03842 



Date of mailing 

(day/month/year) 

FOR FURTHER ACTION 

See paragraph 2 below 



International filing date (day/mon(h/year) 
21 December 2005 (21.12.2005) 



International Fatent Classification (IPC) or both national classification and IPC 
IPC; G06F 17/60 
USPC: 705/2 

Applicant " " ~ 

DISCOVERY HOLDINGS LIMITED 



Priority date (day/month/year) 
07 January 2005 (07.01.2005) 



1. This opinion contains indications relating to the following items: 



I2SJ 


Box No, I 


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Box No. II 


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Box No. Ill 


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Box No, IV 




Box No, V 


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Box No. VI 


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Box No. VII 


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Box No. VIII 



Basis of the opinion 
Priority 

Non-establishment of opinion with regard to novelty, inventive step mid industrial applicability 

Lack of unity of invention 

Reasoned statement under Rule 436/.. l(a)(i) with regard to novelty, inventive step or industrial 
applicability; citations and explanations supporting such statement 

Certain documents cited 
Certain defects in the international application 
Certain observations on the international application 
2. FURTHER ACTION 

L't^riS t;rri;°ElSrg"^^^^^^ to be . written opinion of the 

Authority other than throne to be le ff E^ Lar^^^^^ ^i""^^ ^PP''«=^' chooses an 

that written opinions of this International SeiSg A^S'^ Stf beT^^^^^ ^"'^ '^^^^^ 

^E^l^^teniry ?oS? whre-a^ropS wifh ^'^tLtf S -^"^^ *e 

orPormPCT/ISAy2Lo!befo.theexSr-^^^^^^^^ 

For further options, see Form PCT/ISA/220. 

3. For further details, see notes to Form PCT/ISA/220. 



Name and mailing address of the ISA/ US 
Mail Stop PCX, Attn: ISAAJS 
Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 223 13-1450 
Facsimile No. (571) 273-3201 



Form PCT/ISA/237 (cover sheet) (April 2005) 



Date of completion of this opinioi 
07 August 2006 (07.08.2006) 




Lithorized officer 
Igor Borissov 




Telephone No. 703-308-1 1 13 



WRITTEN OPINION OF THE 
INTERNATIONAL SEARCHING AUTHORITY 



Box No. I Basis of this opinion 



International application No, 
PCT/IB05/03842 



1 . With regard to the language, this opinion has been established on the basis of: 
1^ the international application in the language in which it was filed 

° Lrerrr, ^^^z^iss^i^. — '-^-^^^ ^ '^-•^^^^ ^^^^<^ p-poses of 

a. type of material 

□ a sequence listing 

table(s) related to the sequence listing 

b. format of material 

on paper 

in electronic form 

c. time of filing/furnishing 

contained in the international application as filed. 

□ filed together with the international application in electronic form. 

□ ftirnished subsequently to this Authority for the purposes of search. 

^' ^ Ir fi'lSw ".i^' ""P^' ^^'l^ ^^^^^"g ^d/or tableCs) relating thereto has been filed 

4. Additional comments: 



Form PCT/ISA/237(Box No. I) (April 2005) 



WRITTEN OPINION OF THE 
INTERNATIONAL SEARCHING AUTHORITY 


International application No. 
PCT/IB05/03842 


annTirn^ '^^*'T!"* """"'I '^"'^ ^''''^''^^^ '"^Sard to novelty, inventive step or industrial 
applicability; citations and explanations supporting such statement "laustrial 


1. Statement 








INUVCILV v^lN ^ 


Claims 1-9 




YES 




Claims NONE 




NO 


Inventive step (IS) 


Claims NONE 




YES 




Claims 1-9 




NO 


Industrial applicability (lA) 


Claims 1-9 




YES 




Claims NONE 




NO 



2, Citations and explanations: 

Claims 1-9 are lack inventive step under POT Article 33(3) as being obvious 
over Kenna et al. \ / a