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PTO/SB/17 (10-08) 
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 



Effective on 12/0W2004. 
Fees pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (H.R. 4818). 

FEE TRANSMITTAL 

For FY 2009 


Complete if Known 


Application Number 


10/670,332-Conf. #5101 


Filing Date 


September 26, 2003 


First Named Inventor 


Yong Cheol PARK 


Examiner Name 


N. A. Danielsen 




Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27 


Art Unit 


2627 


TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT j ($) 180.00 


Attorney Docket No. 


0465-1029P 



METHOD OF PAYMENT (check all that apply) 



□ Check Q 

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Credit Card | | Money Order ^^None | | Other (please identify): 
02-2448 



Deposit Account Name: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP 



For th e above-identified deposit account, the Director is hereby authorized to: (check all that apply) 

fx] Charge fee(s) indicated below Q Charge fee(s) indicated below, except for the filing fee 

H Charge any additional fee(s) or underpayments of HH Credit any overpayments 
fee(s) under 37 CFR 1.16 and 1.17 1 — 1 1 



FEE CALCULATION 



1. BASIC FILING, SEARCH, AND EXAMINATION FEES 





FILING FEES 


SEARCH FEES 


EXAMINATION FEES 


Application Type 


Fee (ft 


Small Entitv 


Fee(?) 


Small Entitv 


Fee($) 


Small Entitv 


Fee|?) 


Fee(?) 


Fee(?) 


Utility 


330 


165 


540 


270 


220 


110 


Design 


220 


110 


100 


50 


140 


70 


Plant 


220 


110 


330 


165 


170 


85 


Reissue 


330 


165 


540 


270 


650 


325 


Provisional 


220 


110 


0 


0 


0 


0 



Fees Paid ($) 



2. EXCESS CLAIM FEES 
Fee Description 



Small Entitv 
Fee($) Fee(j) 



Each claim over 20 (including Reissues) 

Each independent claim over 3 (including Reissues) 

Multiple dependent claims 

Total Claims Extra Claims Fee ($) 

20 38 ^ 20 _ Of 0 = 

HP = highest number of total claims paid for, if greater than 20. 

Indep. Claims Extra Claims Fee ($) 

3 6-3orHP Qx = 



Fee Paid ($) 



Fee Paid ($) 



52 
220 
390 

Multiple Dependent Claims 
Fee ($) Fee Paid ($) 



26 
110 
195 



HP = highest number of independent claims paid for, if greater than 3. 

3. APPLICATION SIZE FEE 

If the specification and drawings exceed 1 00 sheets of paper (excluding electronically filed sequence or computer 
listings under 37 CFR 1 .52(e)), the application size fee due is $270 ($135 for small entity) for each additional 50 
sheets or fraction thereof. See 35 U.S.C. 41(a)(1)(G) and 37 CFR 1.1 6(s). 

Total Sheets Extra Sheets Number of each additional 50 or fraction thereof Fee ($) Fee Paid ($) 

- 100 = /50 = (round up to a whole number) x = 

4. OTHER FEE(S) 

Non-English Specification, $ 130 fee (no small entity discount) 

Other (e.g., late filing surcharge): '1806 Submission of an Information Disclosure Statement 



Fees Paid (?) 
180.00 



SUBMITTED BY 



Signature 



Registration No. 
(Attorney/Agent) 



40,953 



Telephone (703) 205-8000 



Name (Print/Type) 



Esther H. Chong 



Date 



February 27, 2009 



Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP 



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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.: 1 0/670,332 Confirmation No.: 5 101 

Filed: September 26, 2003 Art Unit: 2627 

For: OPTICAL DISC, METHOD AND Examiner: N. A. Danielsen 

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) 

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

Madam: 

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

I. LIST 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 SUBMITTED - Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. 
§ 1.98(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. No(s) and U.S. Filing Date 

N/A 

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

£3 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. 

13 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: English abstracts are provided for non-English publications . 

□ 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(III)(A)(3). 

□ d. OTHER - The following additional information is provided for the Examiner's 
consideration. 



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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. 

□ 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. 

□ c. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed within three 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.) 

□ 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. 

□ e. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed concurrently 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. 

□ f. 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 our deposit account for the fee as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1 .17(p). 

£3 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)). 

[>3 No statement; therefore, a fee as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1.1 7(p) is attached, 
or 

□ See the statement below. No fee is required. 

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V. STATEMENT UNDER 37 C.F.R. $ 1.97(e) 
(check only one box) 
The undersigned hereby states that: 

[J 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 

I I b. 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 
three months prior to the filing of this IDS; or 

Q c. No item of information contained in the IDS was cited in a communication 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. 

L..J d. Some of the items of information were cited in a communication from a foreign 
Patent Office. As to this 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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VI. PAYMENT OF FEES (check one box) 

^ The required fee is listed on the attached Fee Transmittal. 

Q No fee is required. 

If the Examiner has any questions concerning this EDS, 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 



Attachments: 

PTO/SB/08 
^ Documents (12) 
HI Foreign Search Report(s) 
(El Fee 
□ Other: 



time fees. 



Dated: February 27, 2009 



Respectfully submitted, 



Esther H. Chong 
Registration No.: 40,953 

BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP 
81 10 Gatehouse Road 
Suite 100 East 
P.O. Box 747 

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




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