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10/581,639 06/05/2006 2627 900 US030499US 2 20 3 



CONFIRMATION NO. 5459 

24737 FILING RECEIPT 

PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS 
P.O. BOX 3001 

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY10510 

Date Mailed: 02/27/2007 

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Appllcant(s) 

Johannes Josephus Theodorus Marinus Donkers, 

Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS; 

Petrus Hubertus Cornells Magnee, Leuven, 

BELGIUM; 

Assignment For Published Patent Application 

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V., Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS 
Power of Attorney: The patent practitioners associated with Customer Number 24737 
Domestic Priority data as claimed by applicant 

This application is a 371 of PCT/IB04/52742 12/09/2004 
Foreign Applications 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 60529028 12/12/2003 



If Required, Foreign Filing License Granted: 02/06/2007 

The country code and number of your priority application, to be used for filing abroad under the Paris Convention, is 
US1 0/581, 639 

Projected Publication Date: 05/17/2007 
Non-Publlcatlon Request: No 
Early Publication Request: No 



Title 



Method to reduce seedlayer topography in bicmos process 
Preliminary Class 

360 

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