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PATENT 

Attorney Docket: 57132.000008 





IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 

e Patent Application of : 



Group Art Unit: Unassigned 
Examiner: Unassigned 



John HANE 
Serial No.: 10/667,329 

iled: September 23, 2003 

# mi r: SYSTEM, METHOD AND SOFTWARE APPLICATION FOR SECURE 
#7 COMMUNICATION 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 



Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 223134450 

Sir: 

In accordance with 37 C.F.R. §§ 1.97 and 1.98, and in compliance with the duty of 
disclosure set forth in 37 C.F.R. § 1.56, Applicant is submitting herewith copies of the 
references listed on the attached Form PTO/SB/08A (modified) for consideration and 
to be made of record herein by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the above- 
captioned application. 

Applicant respectfully points out that the submission of the listed documents in 
this Information Disclosure Statement is not an admission that they are prior art or that 
they are material to patentability of any claims of the application. Also, the submission 
of this Information Disclosure Statement is not an indication that a search has been 
made. 

Consideration of the foregoing plus the prompt return of a copy of the enclosed 
Form PTO/SB/08A with the Examiner's initials in the left column in accordance with 
MPEP 609 are respectfully requested. 

This IDS is submitted prior to the issuance of a first Office Action on the merits; 
therefore, it is believed that no fees are required in connection therewith. If any fees are 



PATENT 

Attorney Docket: 57132.000008 



necessitated by the filing of this Information Disclosure Statement, please charge the 
undersigned's Deposit Account No. 50-0206. 



Hunton & Williams 
Intellectual Property Department 
1900 K Street, N.W. 
Suite 1200 

Washington, DC 20006 
(202) 955-1500 (telephone) 
(202) 778-2201 (facsimile) 



Respectfully submitted, 



HUNTON & WILLIAMS 





«erbert V. Kemer 
Registration No. 42,721 



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PTO/SB/08A (10/01) (modified) J_ 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE s 



Substitute for form 1449A/PTO 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
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Application Number 


10/667,329 


Filing Date 


September 23, 2003 


First Named Inventor 


John HANE 


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Examiner Name 


Unassigned 


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Attorney Docket Number 


57132.000008 



U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 



'Examiner 
Initiate 


Cite 
No. 


DOCUMENT NUMBER 
Number - Kind Code (if known) 


Publication Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 


Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 


Pages, Columns, Lines, 
Where Relevant Passages or 
Relevant Figures Appear 




1. 


US- 


5541606 


07-30-1996 


Lennen 






2. 


US- 


5822429 


10-13-1998 


Casabona et al. 






3. 


US- 


5825887 


10-20-1998 


Lennen 






4. 


us- 


5894516 


04-13-1999 


Brandenburg 






5. 


us- 


5982897 


11-09-1999 


Clark 






6. 


us- 


6104815 


08-15-2000 


Alcorn et al. 






7. 


us- 


6137885 


10-24-2000 


Totaro et al. 






8. 


us- 


6212635 


04-03-2001 


Reardon 






9. 


us- 


6225888 


05-01-2001 


Juopperi 






10. 


us- 


6229894 


05-08-2001 


Van Oorschot et al. 






11. 


us- 


6240074 


05-29-2001 


Chandos et al. 





FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS 



'Examiner 
Initial 




FOREIGN PATENT 
DOCUMENT 


Publication Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 


Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited 
Document 


Pages, Columns, Lines, 
Where Relevant Passages 
or Relevant Figures Appear 


TRANSLATION 


Cite 
No. 


Country 
Code: 


Number - Kind Code 
(if known) 


YES 


NO 
















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NON-PATENT LITERATURE DOCUMENTS 



'Examiner 
Initials 



Cite 
No. 



Include name of the author (in CAPITAL LETTERS), title of the article (when appropriate), title of the 
item (book, magazine, journal, serial, symposium, catalog, etc.), date, page(s), volume-issue 
number(s), publisher, city and/or country where published 



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How PGP works, website <http://www.pgpi.org/doc/pgpintro/>, pp. 1-23 



EXAMINER SIGNATURE 



DATE CONSIDERED 



*EXAMINER: Initial if reference considered, whether or not citation is in conformance with MPEP 609. Draw line through citation 
if not in conformance and not considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant.