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Docket No.: 0465-1029P 
(PATENT) 

IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



In re Patent Application of: 
Yong Cheol PARK et al. 

Application No.: 10/670,332 Confirmation No.: 5101 

Filed: September 26, 2003 Art Unit: 2624 

For: OPTICAL DISC, METHOD AND Examiner: A. K. S. Liew 

APPARATUS FOR MANAGING A 
DEFECTIVE AREA ON AN OPTICAL DISC. 



INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 
(SUBMISSION AFTER FILING OF AN APPLICATION BUT BEFORE FINAL 
REJECTION OR NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE OR CONCURRENTLY WITH A RULE 

1.114 RCE APPLICATION) 

Commissioner for Patents 

P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 

Sir: 

Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. §§ 1.97 and 1.98, applicant(s) hereby submit(s) an Information 
Disclosure Statement for consideration by the Examiner. 



I. LIS 1 OF PATENTS. PUBLICATIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION 

The patents, publications, or other information submitted for consideration by the Office 
are listed on the PTO-SB08(s), attached hereto. 



II. COPIES 

a. Copies of cited U.S. patents and patent application publications are not included. 
Copies of foreign patent documents and non-patent literature are included. 



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□ b. Some or all of the documents listed on the PTO-SB08 are not enclosed because 
they were cited in the International Search Report and copies should already be in the PTO file. 
If copies are needed, please contact the undersigned. 

□ c. REFERENCES PREVIOUSLY CITED OR SUBMITTBP - Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. 
§L98(d), consideration of information listed on the PTO-SB08 form(s) is requested since any 
patents, publications, or other information which are listed on the PTO-SB08 form(s) but for 
which copies are not enclosed herewith, were previously cited by or submitted to the PTO in one 
of the following applications which has been relied upon for an earlier filing date under 35 
U.S.C, § 120: 

U.S. Appl. Nofsl and U.S. Filing Date 



III. CONCISE EXPLANATION OF THE RELEVANCE 
(check at least one box) 

^ a. DOCUMENTS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Some or all of the patents, 
publications, or other information listed on the attached PTO SB08 are in the English language 
and therefore, do not require a statement of relevancy. 

□ b. DOCUMENTS NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - A concise explanation of the 
relevance of all patents, publications, or other information listed that is not in the English 
language is as follows: 

13 c. ENGLISH LANGUAGE SEARCH REPORT - An English language version of the search 
report or action that indicates the degree of relevance found by the foreign office is attached, 
thereby satisfying the requirement for a concise explanation. See MPEP 609(ni)(A)(3). 

3 d. OTHER - The following additional infonnation is provided for the Examiner's 
consideration. Chinese Office Action dated December 28, 2007, with an English translation 
thereof. European Search Report App. No. 03 815 613.9-2210 dated January 7, 2008, and 
European Search Report App. No. 03 815 614.7-2210 dated January 7, 2008, 

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IV. FEES (check one box) 

□ a. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed concurrently with the filing 
of a new patent application; therefore, no fee is required. 

0 b. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed concurrent with the filing of 
a continuation-in-part, continuation, or divisional patent application; therefore, no fee is required. 

r~| c. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed within thi'ee months of the 
filing date of a national application (37 C.F.R. § 1.97(b)(1)). No fee or statement is required, 
(This section is not to be used with RCE^s.) 

r~| d. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed within three months of the 
date of entry of the national stage as set forth in § 1 .491 in an international application (37 C.F.R. 
§ 1 .97(b)(2)). No fee or statement is required. 

p] e. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed concun-ently with the filing 
of a Request for Continued Examination under § 1.114 (37 C.F.R. § 1.97(b)(4)). No fee or 
statement is required. 

£ This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed before the mailing date of a 
first Action on the merits (37 C.F.R. § 1.97(b)(3)), No fee or statement is required. In the event 
that a first Office Action on the merits has been issued, please consider this IDS under 37 C.F.R, 
§ 1.97(c) and see the statement under 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(e) below, or, if no statement has been 
made, charge oui* deposit account for the fee as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1.1 7(p). 

1 I g. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed before the mailing date of a 
Final Office Action under 37 C.F.R. § 1.113 (See 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(c)(1)) or before the mailing 
date of a Notice of Allowance under 37 C.F.R. § 1,311 (See 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(c)(2)). 

|~| No statement; therefore, a fee as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1 T7(p) is attached, 
or 

r~] See the statement below. No fee is required. 

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V. STATEMENT UNDER 37 C.F.R. S 1 .97(61 
(check only one box) 
The undersigned hereby states that: 

0 a. Each item of information contained in the IDS was first cited in any 
communication from a foreign Patent Office in a counterpart foreign application not more 
than 30 days prior to the filing of this IDS; or 

1 I b. Each item of information contained in the IDS was first cited in any 
communication from a foreign Patent Office in a counteipart foreign application not more than 
three months prior to the filing of this IDS; or 

I I c. No item of information contained in the IDS was cited in a corrmiunication from a 
foreign Patent Office in a counterpart foreign application, and, to the knowledge of the person 
signing the certification after making reasonable inquiry, no item of IDS was known to any 
individual designated in 37 C.F.R. § 1.56(c) more than three months prior to the filing of the 
IDS. 

r~| d. Some of the items of information were cited in a communication fi^om a foreign 
Patent Office. As to tliis information, the undersigned states that each item of information 
contained in the IDS was first cited in a communication from a foreign Patent Office in a 
counterpart foreign application not more than three months prior to the filing of this IDS. As to 
the remaining information, the undersigned hereby states that no item of this remaining 
information contained in the IDS was cited in a communication from a foreign Patent Office in a 
counterpart foreign application and, to the best of my knowledge after making reasonable 
inquiry, was known to any individual designated in 37 C.F.R, § 1, 56(c) more than three months 
prior to the filing of this statement. 



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VL PAYMENT OF FEES (check one box) 

r~| The required fee is listed on the attached Fee Transmittal. 

^ No fee is required. 

If the Examiner has any questions concerning this IDS, he/she is requested to contact the 
undersigned. If it is determined that this IDS has been filed under the wrong rule, the PTO is 
requested to consider this IDS under the proper rule and charge the appropriate fee to Deposit 
Account No. 02-2448. 

If necessary, the Commissioner is hereby authorized in this, concurrent, and future 
replies, to charge payment or credit any overpayment to our Deposit Account No. 02-2448 for 
any additional fees required under 37 C.F.R. § 1.16 or under § 1,17; particularly, extension of 
time fees. 

Dated: March 27, 2008 Respectfiilly submitted, 



Attachment(s): 
^ PTO/SB/08 
^ Document(s) 

Foreign Search Report(s) (2) 

Fee 

Other: Chinesse Office Action 



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B y —^J±h±^ ^CJU^ I 
Esther H. Cliong 
Registration No.: 40,953 
BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIR 
8110 Gatehouse Road 
Suite 100 East 
P.O. Box 747 

Falls Church, Virginia 22040-0747 
(703) 205-8000 
Attorney for Applicant 



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