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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: 2627 

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

APPARATUS FOR MANAGING A 
DEFECTIVE AREA ON AN OPTICAL DISC. 



INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 

Commissioner for Patents 

P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 

Sir: 

Applicant(s) hereby submit(s) 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. 

n. copies 

^ a. Copies of foreign patent documents, non-patent literature and other information. 

□ b. REFERENCES PREVIOUSLY CITED OR SUBMITTED: Copies of any 
information not provided can be found in one or more of the following applications which has 
been relied upon for an earlier filing date under 35 U.S.C. § 120: 
U.S. Application No. and U.S. Filing Date 

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III. CONCISE EXPLANATION OF THE RELEVANCE 

[>3 a. NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS: A concise explanation of the 
relevance of all non-English language patents, publications, or other information listed is as 
follows: English-language abstracts are submitted herewith for JP-2007-501488-A, JP-2008- 
1 12577-A, JP-6-309802-A, JP-8-287595-A and JP-7-168749-A. 

□ b. ENGLISH LANGUAGE SEARCH REPORT OR FOREIGN PATENT OFFICE 
COMMUNICATION: An English language version of the search report or Foreign Patent 
Office communication that indicates the degree of relevance is attached. 

□ c. OTHER: The following additional information is provided. 

TV. STATEMENT UNDER 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(e) 
The undersigned hereby states that: 

O 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. This statement does not relate to English language 
counterparts not listed in a communication from the foreign patent office. Such English language 
counterparts are provided to aid the Examiner's consideration of non-English items first cited in 
the communication from the foreign patent office; or 

O 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. This statement does not relate to English language 
counterparts not listed in a communication from the foreign patent office. Such English 
language counterparts are provided to aid the Examiner's consideration of non-English items 
first cited in the communication from the foreign patent office; or 

O 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 



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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. 

□ d. Some of the items of information in the IDS were cited in a communication from 
a foreign patent office. Such items were 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. This statement does not relate to English language counterparts not listed in a 
communication from the foreign patent office. Such English language counterparts are provided 
to aid the Examiner's consideration of non-English items first cited in the communication from 
the foreign patent office. As to the remaining items of information, to the knowledge of the 
person signing the certification after making reasonable inquiry, such remaining items were not 
known to any individual designated in 37 C.F.R. § 1.56(c) more than three months prior to the 
filing of this statement. 

V. FEES 

□ a. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed concurrently with the filing 
of a new patent application or Request for Continued Examination. No fee is required. 

□ b. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed within three months of the 
filing date of an application. No fee is required. 

£3 c. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed before the mailing date of a 
first Action on the merits. No fee is required. If a first Office Action on the merits has 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) above. If no statement has been made, charge our deposit account for the required fee. 

□ d. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed before the mailing date of a 
Final Office Action or before the mailing date of a Notice of Allowance (see 37 C.F.R. § 
1.97(c)(1)). 

□ No statement. The fee as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1 . 1 7(p) is provided. 

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or 

□ See the above statement. No fee is required. 

□ e. This Information Disclosure Statement is being filed after the mailing date of a 
Final Office Action or after the mailing date of a Notice of Allowance (see 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(d)), 
see the statement above. The fee as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1.1 7(p) is provided. 



VI. PAYMENT OF FEES 

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

[3 No fee is required. 

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

Dated: November 10, 2009 Respectfully submitted, 



1V~ Esther H. Chong 

J Registration No. : 40,953 

BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP 

8110 Gatehouse Road 

Suite 100 East 

P.O. Box 747 

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

Attachment(s): 
^ PTO/SB/08 
Documents 
O Foreign Patent Office Communication 
H Foreign Search Report 

□ Fee 

□ Other: 

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