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Attorney Docket No. P18227-US1 
EIS/GJ/P: 12-5040 



Amendments to the Claims: 

This listing of Claims will replace all prior versions, and listings, of claims in the 
application: 

1. (Currently Amended) Method for monitoring media session flow in a 
telecommunication network comprising a media-handling node through which, sessions 
between subscribers are transported via first ports and second ports comprising the 
following steps: 

assigning an extra port to the media-handling node of an internet protocol 
multimedia subsystem domain for each new session that is transported through the 
node, each extra port is unique to a particular new session, and each extra port is set- 
up independent of if monitoring is requested or not; 

storing in a database, identification of a first subscriber for which monitoring is 
desired; 

setting up a connection between the first subscriber and a second subscriber; 
assigning an extra port that is adherent to the session between the first and 
second subscriber; 

connecting the assigned extra port that is adherent to the session between the 
first and second subscriber; 

monitoring the session between the first and second subscriber via the 
connected extra port. 

2. (Previously Presented) The method according to claim 1, further 
comprising the step of sending an indicator from the database indicating that the extra 
port is to be connected. 

3. (Previously Presented) The method according to claim 2 whereby the 
indicator is sent from the database to the media-handling node. 



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4. (Previously Presented) The method according to claim 1, further 
comprising the step of, setting up a three-part conference between the two involved 
subscribers and a monitoring facility. 

5. (Currently Amended) An arrangement to monitor media session flow in a 
telecommunication network comprising a media-handling node through which, sessions 
between subscribers are transported via first ports and second ports comprising: 

means for assigning an extra port to the media-handling node of an internet 
protocol multimedia subsystem domain for each new session that is transported through 
the node, each extra port is unique to a particular new session, and each extra port is 
set-up independent of if monitoring is requested or not; 

means for storing in a database, identification of a first subscriber for which 
monitoring is desired; 

means for setting up a connection between the first subscriber and a second 
subscriber; 

means for connecting an assigned extra port that is adherent to the session 
between the first and second subscriber; 

means for monitoring the session between the first and second subscriber via the 
connected extra port. 

6. (Previously Presented) The arrangement according to claim 5 further 
comprising means for sending an indicator from the database indicating that the extra 
port is to be connected. 

7. (Previously Presented) The arrangement according to claim 5 further 
comprising means for setting up a three-part conference between the two involved 
subscribers and a monitoring facility. 



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8. (Currently Amended) A method implemented by a media-handling node 
for monitoring media session flow in a telecommunication network through which 
sessions between subscribers are transported via first ports and second ports in the 
media-handling node, the method comprising the following steps: 

assigning an extra port for each new session that is transported through the 
media-handling node, each extra port is unique to a particular new session, and each 
extra port is set-up independent of if monitoring is requested or not; 

setting up a connection between a first subscriber and a second subscriber using 
at least one of the first ports and at least one of the second ports; 

receiving an indicator indicating that the first subscriber is to be monitored such 
that the extra port unique to the session between the first subscriber and the second 
subscriber is to be connected; and 

connecting the extra port that is adherent to the session between the first and 
second subscriber, where the session between the first subscriber and the second 
subscriber is monitored via the connected extra port. 

9. (Currently Amended) A system comprising: 

an internet protocol multimedia subsystem domain which comprises: 

a database configured to store identifications of subscribers for which 
monitoring is desired; 

a media-handling node through which sessions between subscribers are 
transported via first ports and second ports, the media-handling node configured to: 

assign an extra port for each new session that is transported there 
through, each extra port is unique to a particular new session, and each extra port is 
set-up independent of if monitoring is requested or not; 

set-up a connection between a first subscriber and a second 
subscriber using at least one of the first ports and at least one of the second ports; and 
an edge node configured to: 

receive an indicator from the database indicating that the first subscriber is 
to be monitored; 

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initiate connecting the extra port that is adherent to the session between 
the first and second subscriber, where the session between the first subscriber and the 
second subscriber is monitored via the connected extra port. 

10. (New) The method according to claim 1, where each extra port is unique 
to the particular new session comprises where one of the extra ports is set-up and 
assigned to only one of the new sessions and not set-up and assigned to any of the 
other new sessions. 

11. (New) The arrangement according to claim 5, where each extra port is 
unique to the particular new session comprises where one of the extra ports is set-up 
and assigned to only one of the new sessions and not set-up and assigned to any of the 
other new sessions. 

12. (New) The method according to claim 9, where each extra port is unique 
to the particular new session comprises where one of the extra ports is set-up and 
assigned to only one of the new sessions and not set-up and assigned to any of the 
other new sessions. 

13. (New) The system according to claim 9, where each extra port is unique to 
the particular new session comprises where one of the extra ports is set-up and 
assigned to only one of the new sessions and not set-up and assigned to any of the 
other new sessions. 



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