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Appl. No. 10/595,145 

Amdt. Dated January 14, 2010 

Reply to Office action of September 14, 2009 

Attorney Docket No. P18227-US1 

EUS/GJ/P/1 0-7505 

REMARKS/ARGUMENTS 

1. ) Claim Amendments 

The Applicant has amended independent claims 1, 2, 5, and 6. Applicant 
respectfully submits no new matter has been added. Accordingly, claims 1-7 are 
pending in the application. Favorable reconsideration of the application is respectfully 
requested in view of the foregoing amendments and the following remarks. 

2. ) Examiner Objections - Claims 

Claims 2, 5 and 6 were objected to because of informalities. Again, the Applicant 
appreciates the Examiner's thorough review of the claims. The Applicant has amended 
the claims as suggested by the Examiner in order to correct the informalities. The 
Examiner's consideration of the amended claims is respectfully requested. 

3. ) Claim Rejections - 35 U.S.C. ยง 102(b) 

Claims 5-7 and 1-4 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C. 102(b) as being anticipated 
by Albers, era/. (U.S. Patent No. 6,097,798). Applicant respectfully disagrees. 

Albers is directed to wiretapping using a 5ESS switch. It appears that the 
Examiner reads the interface functionality of the 5ESS switch on a media handling node 
of the present application. A 5ESS switch has nothing to do with a media handling node 
of an IMS domain. However, Applicant recognizes that the Examiner is reading the 
claims in the broadest sense possible. As such, Applicant has amended independent 
claims 1 and 5 to recite " the media handling node comprising a gateway of an internet 
protocol mul timedia subsystem domain ". Clearly, Albers does not teach, disclose, or 
suggest this limitation. 

In view of the above arguments, Applicant asserts that independent claims 1 and 
5 are patentable over the Albers reference. Dependent claims 2-4, 6 and 7 are 
patentable at least by virtue of depending from their respective base claim. 



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Appl. No. 10/595,145 

Amdt. Dated January 14, 2010 

Reply to Office action of September 14, 2009 

Attorney Docket No. P18227-US1 

EUS/GJ/P/1 0-7505 



In view of the foregoing remarks, the Applicant believes ail of the claims currently 
pending in the Application to be in a condition for allowance. The Applicant, therefore, 
respectfully requests that the Examiner withdraw all rejections and issue a Notice of 
Allowance for all pending claims. 

The Applicant requests a telephonic interview if the Examiner has any questions 
or requires any additional information that would further or expedite the prosecution of 
the Application. 



Date: January 14. 2010 
Ericsson Inc. 

6300 Legacy Drive, M/S EVR 1-C-1 1 
Piano, Texas 75024 

(972) 583-4859 

thomas.bethea.jr@ericsson.com 



CONCLUSION 




nomas Bethea, Jr 
legislation No. 53,987 



illy submitted, 



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