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PATENT 
43373-10002 

IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 

In re Application of: 
LAI ET AL. 

Serial No.: 10/815,205 

Filed: March 31, 2004 

TITLE: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR 
FACILITY MANAGEMENT 

I hereby certify that this correspondence is being deposited with the U.S. Postal Service 
as first class mail in an envelope addressed to: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, Virginia 223 13 this 1st day of June, 2003. 

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Commissioner for Patents 
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Alexandria, Virginia 22313 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 

Sir: 

Submitted herein is an Information Disclosure Statement for the above-identified 
application, being filed before the applicants have received a first Office Action on the merits. 

It is believed that no fee is associated with the filing of this Information Disclosure 
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Respectfully submitted, 

Eric P. McAlpine 
Reg. No. 46,908 

June 1, 2004 

JENNER& BLOCK LLP 
One IBM Plaza 
Chicago, IL 60611 



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Chris Lai et al. 


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