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United States Patent and Trademark Office 



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
I nilid Stall-, Patent and Trademark Office 

Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 



APPLICATION NO. 



FILING DATE 



FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 



ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CONFIRMATION NO. 



10/607.329 



0V/2.V2003 



21967 7590 03/25/2010 

HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 
1900 K STREET, N.W. 
SUITE 1200 

WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1 109 



SHIFERAW, ELENI A 



PAPER NUMBER 



DELIVERY MODE 



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) 



Application/Control No. 



Applicant(s)/Patent under 



Notice of Panel Decision 
from Pre-Appeal Brief 
Review 



10/667,329 



Art Unit 



Reexamination 



HANE, JOHN 



Nasser Moazzami 



2436 



This is in response to the Pre-Appeal Brief Request for Review filed 9 February 201 0. 

1 . □ Improper Request - The Request is improper and a conference will not be held for the following 
reason(s): 

□ The Notice of Appeal has not been filed concurrent with the Pre-Appeal Brief Request. 

□ The request does not include reasons why a review is appropriate. 

□ A proposed amendment is included with the Pre-Appeal Brief request. 

□ Other: 

The time period for filing a response continues to run from the receipt date of the Notice of Appeal or from 
the mail date of the last Office communication, if no Notice of Appeal has been received. 

2. K Proceed to Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences - A Pre-Appeal Brief conference has been 
held. The application remains under appeal because there is at least one actual issue for appeal. Applicant 
is required to submit an appeal brief in accordance with 37 CFR 41 .37. The time period for filing an appeal 
brief will be reset to be one month from mailing this decision, or the balance of the two-month time period 
running from the receipt of the notice of appeal, whichever is greater. Further, the time period for filing of the 
appeal brief is extendible under 37 CFR 1.136 based upon the mail date of this decision or the receipt date 
of the notice of appeal, as applicable. 

□ The panel has determined the status of the claim(s) is as follows: 

Claim(s) allowed: . 

Claim(s) objected to: . 

Claim(s) rejected: . 

Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: . 

3. □ Allowable application - A conference has been held. The rejection is withdrawn and a Notice of 
Allowance will be mailed. Prosecution on the merits remains closed. No further action is required by 
applicant at this time. 



4. □ Reopen Prosecution - A conference has been held. The rejection is withdrawn and a new Office 
action will be mailed. No further action is required by applicant at this time. 



All participants: 

( 1 ) Nasser Moazzami . (3 ) Eleni Shiferaw . 

(2) David Cervetti . (4) . 

/Nasser Moazzami/ 
Supervisory Patent Examiner, Art 
Unit 2436 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Part of Paper No. 201 00324