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21967 7590 01/30/2008
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SHIFERAW, ELENI A
Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding.
The time period for reply, if any, is set in the attached communication.
PTOL-90A (Rev. 04/07)
Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief
Eleni A. Shiferaw
THE REPLY FILED 22 January 2008 FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPLICATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE.
1 . S The reply was filed after a final rejection, but prior to or on the same day as filing a Notice of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of
this application, applicant must timely file one of the following replies: (1) an amendment, affidavit, or other evidence, which
places the application in condition for allowance; (2) a Notice of Appeal (with appeal fee) in compliance with 37 CFR 41.31; or (3)
a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in compliance with 37 CFR 1.114. The reply must be filed within one of the following
a) O The period for reply expires months from the mailing date of the final rejection.
b) ^ The period for reply expires on: (1) the mailing date of this Advisory Action, or (2) the date set forth in the final rejection, whichever is later. In
no event, however, will the statutory period for reply expire later than SIX MONTHS from the mailing date of the final rejection.
Examiner Note: If box 1 is checked, check either box (a) or (b). ONLY CHECK BOX (b) WHEN THE FIRST REPLY WAS FILED WITHIN
TWO MONTHS OF THE FINAL REJECTION. See MPEP 706.07(f).
Extensions of time may be obtained under 37 CFR 1.136(a). The date on which the petition under 37 CFR 1 .136(a) and the appropriate extension fee
have been filed is the date for purposes of determining the period of extension and the corresponding amount of the fee. The appropriate extension fee '
under 37 CFR 1 .17(a) is calculated from: (1) the expiration date of the shortened statutory period for reply originally set in the final Office action; or (2) as
set forth in (b) above, if checked. Any reply received by the Office later than three months after the mailing date of the final rejection, even if timely filed,
may reduce any earned patent term adjustment. See 37 CFR 1 .704(b).
NOTICE OF APPEAL
2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in compliance with 37 CFR 41 .37 must be filed within two months of the date of
filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41 .37(e)), to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Since
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed within the time period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a).
3. □ The proposed amendment(s) filed after a final rejection, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will not be entered because
(a) D They raise new issues that would require further consideration and/or search (see NOTE below);
(b) D They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE below);
(c) □ They are not deemed to place the application in better form for appeal by materially reducing or simplifying the issues for
(d) D They present additional claims without canceling a corresponding number of finally rejected claims.
NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.116 and 41 .33(a)).
4. □ The amendments are not in. compliance with 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-324).
5. □ Applicant's reply has overcome the following rejection(s): .
6. □ Newly proposed or amended claim(s) would be allowable if submitted in a separate, timely filed amendment canceling the
7. S For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendment(s): a) □ will not be entered, or b) 03 will be entered-ew^harpexptHTiatlon of
ftnw thft np yi f nr nm r nriod nlnfmn wm i ld bo rejected ir pr^vH^ nr n pp ffnrl P f* -
The status of the claim(s) is (or will be) as follows:
Claim(s) allowed: .
Claim(s) objected to: .
Claim(s) rejected: 1.5-7.11-13 and 17-23 .
Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 19-23 .
AFFIDAVIT OR OTHER EVIDENCE
8. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after a final action, but before or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal will not be entered
because applicant failed to provide a showing of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1.116(e).
9. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after the date of filing a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will not be
entered because the affidavit or other evidence failed to overcome aN rejections under appeal and/or appellant fails to provide a
showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1).
10. □ The affidavit or other evidence is entered. An explanation of the status of the claims after entry is below or attached.
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION/OTHER
1 1 . S The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT place the application in condition for allowance because:
See Continuation Sheet.
12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statement(s). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s).
13. □ Other: .
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) Advisory Action Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief Part of Paper No. 20080128
Continuation Sheet (PTO-303)
Application No. 10/667,329
Continuation of 1 1 . does NOT place the application in condition for allowance because: Regarding argument I. THE IMPROPER
ISSUANCE OF THE FINAL REJECTION, argument is not persuasive because when the dependent claims are combined with base claims
the SCOPE of the base claim changes and/or old limitations of dependent claims 2-4 were differently interpreted and when these multiple
limitations are combined with base claims are not the same.
Regarding II. THE ANTICIPATION REJECTION OF CLAIMS 1 AND 9-1 1 , argument is not persuasive because encrypted data and key is
transmitted to requesting user through a modem and satellite (see abstract and col. 6 lines 30-47) and for the encrypted data and the key
to be transmitted, both the encrypted data and the key are selected and addressed for transmission to user (see col. 6 lines 30-47) and
the encrypted data and the key are transmitted via modem and satellite (see abstract) and/or the applied reference discloses a data
delivery system comprising a server adapted to transmit data to a user, a first link from the server adapted to transmit data to the user via
a first delivery path, a second link from the server adapted to transmit data via a second delivery path to the user (abstract).