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Application No. 10/670,332 Docket No.: 0465-1029P 

After Final Office Action of June 16, 2009 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CLAIMS 

Please AMEND claims 1, 5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 32, 33 and 36 and CANCEL 
claims 2, 16, 24, 31 and 37 without prejudice or disclaimer in accordance with the following: 



1. (Currently Amended) A method for managing an optical ^ recording medium 
having at least one temporary defect management area (TDMA), at least one defect management 
area (DMA) and at least one spare area, said method comprising: 

writing data associated with written in a defective area to the at least one spare area as 
replacement data if the defective area within a data area of the optical recording medium is 
detected; and 

writing defect management information in the at least one temporary defect management 
area for access to the data written in the spare area, wherein said defect management information 
includes location information indicating a next available address of the at least one spare 
areafk^-and 

writing the defect management information written in the at least one temporary defect 
management area to the at least one defect management area when the optical recording medium 
is to be finalized. 

wherein the defect management information includes temporary defect list information 
and temporary disc structure information in the at least one temporary defect management area, 
the location information is written in the temporary disc structure information, and 
the temporary defect list information includes one or more defect entries and a defect list 
terminator following the one or more defect entries, and a defect entry is used to manage the 

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defective area and the defect list terminator indicates a termination of the temporary defect list 
information. 

2-4. (Cancelled) 

5. (Currently Amended) The method according to claim 2 claim L wherein the 
temporary defect list information has a recording size smaller than four clusters. 

6-7. (Cancelled) 

8. (Currently Amended) The method according to claim 2 claim 1 , wherein a 
recording size of the temporary defect list information to be written is varied to a recording size 
greater than one cluster when a number of defect entries exceeds one cluster of recording size. 

9. (Previously Presented) The method according to claim 8, wherein the recording 
size of the temporary defect list information to be written is varied to a recording size greater 
than one cluster but smaller than four clusters. 

10. (Currently Amended) The method according to claim 2 claim 1 , wherein the 
optical recording medium is a single layer Blu-ray disc of writable once type (BD-WO) having 
an inner spare area and an outer spare area assigned thereto, and the location information 



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includes two pointers, the two pointers indicating next available addresses of the inner spare area 
and outer spare area, respectively. 

11. (Currently Amended) The method according to claim 2 claim 1 , wherein the 
optical r ecording medium is a dual layer Blu-ray disc of writable once type (BD-WO) having an 
inner spare area and an outer spare area assigned to each of a first layer and a second layer 
respectively, and the location information includes four pointers, the four pointers indicating next 
available addresses of the inner spare area and outer spare area within the first layer and the 
second layer, respectively. 

12-16. (Cancelled) 

17. (Currently Amended) The method according to claim 2 claim 1, wherein the 
location information points to a first sector of a next available cluster of the at least one spare 
area. 

18. (Currently Amended) The method as claimed in claim 2 claim 1, wherein the 
temporary disc structure information includes physical sector number information corresponding 
to a location of the temporary defect list information. 

19-20. (Cancelled) 



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21 . (Currently Amended) A recording medium comprising: 

a spare area within a data area, said spare area configured to store replacement data; 

a temporary defect management area configured to store defect management information 
to manage a defective area when the recording medium is under a non-finalized state; and 

a defect management area configured to store the defect management information to 
manage the defective area when the recording medium is under a finalized state[[;]k 

wherein data associated with m the defective area is written in said at least one spare 
area as the replacement data; and wherein said defect management information includes location 
information indicating a next available address of the spare area, and the defect management 
information written in the temporary defect management area is written to the at defect 
management area when the recording medium is to be finalized. 

the defect management information further includes temporary defect list information 
and temporary disc structure information in the at least one temporary defect management area, 

the location information is written in the temporary disc structure information, and 

the temporary defect list information includes one or more defect entries and a defect list 
terminator following the one or more defect entries, and a defect entry is used to manage the 
defective area and the defect list terminator indicates a termination of the temporary defect list 
information. 

22. (Currently Amended) The recording medium according to claim 21, wherein the 
recording medium is a single layer Blu-ray disc of writable once type (BD-WO) having an inner 
spare area and an outer spare area assigned thereto, and the location information includes two 

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pointers, the two pointers indicating next available address addresses of the inner spare area and 
outer spare area, respectively. 

23. (Previously Presented) The recording medium according to claim 21, wherein the 
recording medium is a dual layer Blu-ray disc of writable once type (BD-WO) having an inner 
spare area and an outer spare area assigned to each of a first layer and a second layer 
respectively, and the location information includes four pointers, the four pointers indicating next 
available addresses of the inner spare area and outer spare area within the first layer and the 
second layer, respectively. 

24. (Cancelled) 

25. (Currently Amended) The recording medium according to claim 2 4 claim 21 , 
wherein the recording medium is a Blu-ray disc of writable once type (BD-WO). 

26-31. (Cancelled) 

32. (Currently Amended) The recording medium according to claim 21 claim 2L 
wherein the location information points to a first sector of a next available cluster of the spare 
area. 



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33. (Currently Amended) The recording medium according to claim 2 4 claim 21 , 
wherein the temporary disc structure information includes physical sector number information 
corresponding to a location of the temporary defect list information. 

34-35. (Cancelled) 

36. (Currently Amended) An apparatus for managing an optical arecording medium 
having at least one temporary defect management area (TDMA) 5 at least one defect management 
area (DMA), and at least one spare area, said apparatus comprising: 

a pickup configured to read data from the optical r ecording medium and write data on 
the optical recording medium; and 

a controller, operatively coupled to the pickup, configured to control the pickup to write 
the data associated with written in a defective area to the at least one spare area as replacement 
data if the defective area within a data area is of the optical r ecording medium detected; and 
control the pickup to write defect management information in the at least one temporary defect 
management area for access to the data written in the spare area[[;]] a and control to write the 
defect management information written in the at least one temporary defect management area to 
the at least one defect management area when the optical recording medium is to be finalized, 

wherein said defect management information includes location information indicating a 
next available address of the at least one spare area, area, 

the defect management information includes temporary defect list information and 
temporary disc structure information in the at least one temporary defect management area, 

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the location information is written in the temporary disc structure information, and 
the temporary defect list information includes one or more defect entries and a defect list 
terminator following the one or more defect entries, and a defect entry is used to manage the 
defective area and the defect list terminator indicates a termination of the temporary defect list 
information. 



37-38. (Cancelled) 



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