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In re Patent Application of : 



IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



PATENT 

Attorney Docket: 57132.000008 



John HANE 



Group Art Unit: 2131 



Serial No.: 10/667,329 



Examiner: Unassigned 



Filed: September 23, 2003 



For: SYSTEM, METHOD AND SOFTWARE APPLICATION FOR SECURE 
COMMUNICATION 



INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 



Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 



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. 

The attached documents were cited by the European Patent Office in the 
International Search Report dated January 27, 2004 of the corresponding application 
and relevance as asserted by the Searching Authority is indicated on the enclosed copy 
of the Search Report. 

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. 



PATENT 

ATTORNEY DOCKET: 57132.000008 



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



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

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

YS/sdw 



Respectfully submitted, 



HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP 




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



Substitute for form 1449A/PTO 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

(use as many sheets as necessary) 


Application Number 


10/667,329 


Filing Date 


September 23, 2003 / ^j~p£N v 


First Named Inventor 


JohnHANE f ' ^ 


Art Unit 


2131 ( u «Vaw: 


Examiner Name 


Unassigned \^ 


Sheet 1 of | 1 


Attorney Docket Number 


57132.000008 M^OtU^ 



U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 



'Examiner 
Initials 


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No. 


DOCUMENT NUMBER 


Publication Date 

MM.nD-YYYY 

IVMVI L»L/ T T T T 


Name of Patentee or 

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Where Relevant Passages or 

Dalawont Pint iroc Annaor 

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1. 


US- 5872846 


02-16-1999 


Ichikawa 






2. 


US- 2003/0005285 


01-02-2003 


Graunke 






3. 


US- 2002/0166047 


11-07-2002 


Kawamoto 





































































































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) 


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NON-PATENT LITERATURE DOCUMENTS 



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 

International Search Report dated 01-27-2004 for Application No. PCT/US03/29814 



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.