Apple Computer Inc. v. Burst.com, Inc.

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EXHIBITS re 74 Declaration in Support, filed byApple Computer Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit L Part 1# 2 Exhibit L Part 2# 3 Exhibit L Part 3# 4 Exhibit L Part 4# 5 Exhibit L Part 5# 6 Exhibit L Part 6# 7 Exhibit L Part 7# 8 Exhibit L Part 8)(Related document(s) 74 ) (Brown, Nicholas) (Filed on 12/9/2006)

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Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Apple Computer Inc. v. Burst.com, Inc. Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 1 of 40 Doc. 79 Att. 5 recognition of t h e need f o r time compression of audio/video source information o r of t h e transmission of time compressed audio/video source information i n a burst time period, l e t alone of a p p l i c a n t ' s s p e c i f i c a l l y claimed apparatus and method f o r doing so. I n f a c t , Izeki e t a l . teaches away from a p p l i c a n t ' s claimed invention by focussing on t h e end r e s u l t of producing an analog master tape within t h e apparatus (see column 6, l i n e 60 through column 7, l i n e 3 of Izeki et a l . ) . The element 80 of Izeki e t al., c i t e d by t h e Examiner as being t h e equivalent of a p p l i c a n t ' s claimed output means, i s nothing more t h a n an i n t e r f a c e t o a storage device such as a magnetic tape (see column 6, l i n e s 6263 and column 8, l i n e s 30-31 o f Izeki e t al., f o r example.) Neither i n t e r f a c e 80 of Izeki e t a l . nor any other element described in t h a t reference has the c a p a b i l i t y of a p p l i c a n t ' s s p e c i f i c a l l y claimed output means t o s e r i a l l y transmit a time compressed representation of audio/vi deo source information away from t h e audio/video t r a n c e i v e r i n a burst time period t h a t i s s h o r t e r than a time period associated with real time viewing o f t h e audio/video source information. Regardless o f a p p l i c a n t ' s acknowledgment i s h i s s p e c i f i c a t i o n as t o t h e commercial a v a i l a b i l i t y of components from which h i s invention could be f a b r i c a t e d , any attempted combination of these components, as suggested by t h e Examiner, i n t h e apparatus t a u g h t by Izeki e t a l . would amount t o a reconstruction of a p p l i c a n t ' s invention using hindsight. I t i s well s e t t l e d law t h a t i n making a determination as t o obviousness, t h e references must be read without t h e b e n e f i t of a p p l i c a n t ' s teachings. 97 (CCPA, 1 9 7 4 ) ; In r e C l i f t o n , 527 F.2d I n r e Meng, 181 USPQ 94, 1226, 1888 USPQ 365 (CCPA, 1976). Eggers e t a l . adds nothing t o t h e teachings of Izeki e t a l . so as t o render a p p l i c a n t ' s claims obvious. Rather, Eggers e t a l . is d i r e c t e d t o an analog system f o r use by hotels t h a t permits guests t o access video programs, f o r example, from a central video l i b r a r y , much as audio recordings a r e s e l e c t e d from a jukebox. A limited number of video playback devices a r e provided a t t h e central video l i b r a r y . The playback devices a r e connected t o a common cable network t h a t permits a hotel guest t o view a s e l e c t e d video 7 APBU-00000552 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 2 of 40 program on h i s o r her d i s p l a y terminal. The emphasis o f t h e Eggers e t a l . reference i s on a mechanical video c a r t r i d g e handler t h a t serves t o mechanically r e t r i e v e a selected video c a r t r i d g e from t h e c e n t r a l video l i b r a r y f o r playback on one o f t h e c e n t r a l l y l o c a t e d playback devices. I z e k i e t al., Like t h e Eggers e t a l . reference c o n t a i n s a b s o l u t e l y no showing o r suggestion whatsoever o f t i m e compression of audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n o r o f t h e b u r s t transmission. o f t h a t t i m e compressed audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n , as s p e c i f i c a l l y taught and claimed by a p p l i c a n t . Thus, i t i s appl icant ' s p o s i t i o n t h a t combining these references as suggested by the Examiner would again amount t o a r e c o n t r u c t i o n o f a p p l i c a n t ' s i n v e n t i o n using hindsight. Even assuming arguendo t h a t t h e references c o u l d be combined w i t h o u t t h e b e n e f i t o f a p p l i c a n t ' s teachings, i t i s submitted t h a t ' t h e y cannot be combined i n an o p e r a t i v e fashion since I z e k i e t a l . i s d i r e c t e d t o a d i g i t a l system and Eggers e t a1 I n re Li ---n t n e r , . i s d i r e c t e d t o an i n c o m p a t i b l e analog system. 1972); In.,re Regel, 526 458 F.2d 1013, 173 USPQ 560, 562 (CCPA, F.2d 139, 188 USPQ 136 (CCPA, 1975); I n r e Jansson, 609 F.2d 996, 20 USPQ 976 (CCPA, 1979). Moreover, any such combination would s t i l l f a i l t o y i e l d a p p l i c a n t ' s s p e c i f i c a l l y claimed i n v e n t i o n , again f o r t h e reasons s e t f o r t h i n d e t a i l hereinabove. I n view o f t h e f o r e g o i n g amendments and remarks, i t i s r e s p e c t f u l l y submitted t h a t a p p l i c a n t ' s pending claims 27-41, 43-68, 70-113, 115-129, and 131-194 are c l e a r l y p a t e n t a b l e over t h e references o f record, taken alone o r i n any combination, and t h a t t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n i s now i n c o n d i t i o n f o r allowance. Favorable a c t i o n i s accordingly s o l i c i t e d . R e s p e c t f u l l y submitted, Richard A. Lang W i l l i a m E. -H Patent A t t o r n e y #26,465 August 28, 1995 (970) 667-6741 Love1and, Colorado 8 APBU-00000553 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 3 of 40 i' I i Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 4 of 40 Serial Number: 976,542 Art Unit: 2615 -2- 1. The following is a quotation of 3 U.S.C. 103 which forms the basis for all obviousness rejections set forth in this Office action: A patent may not be'obtained though the invention is not identically disclosed or described as set forth in section 102 of this title, if the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains. Patentability shall not be negatived by the manner in which the invention was made. Subject matter developed by another person, which qualifies as prior art only under subsection (f) or (9) of section 102 of this title, shall not preclude patentability under this section where the subject matter and the claimed invention were, at the time the invention was made, owned by the same person or subject to .an obligation of assignment to,the same person. 2. Claims 27-41,43-68,70-113,115-129 and 131-194 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. 5 103 as being unpatentable over Izeki et a1 in view of the admitted prior art in the specification at pages 7-8 and Eggers et a1 for the same reason as set forth in the previous office action, paper No 16. 3. Claim 101 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103 as being unpatentable over Izeki et a1 in view of the admitted prior art in the specification and Eggers et a1 as applied to claim 98 above, and further in view of Muramoto et all for the same reason as set forth in the previous office action , paper No 16. ,.... . . ... .- . . . .. .. - . .. . . , .. .- - APBU-00000555 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 5 of 40 Serial Number: 976,542 Art Unit:. 2615 -3- Response to Amenchent 4. Applicant's arguments filed Aug 28,1995 have been fully In Remarks at pages 6-7, applicant argues that Izeki et a1 considered but they are not deemed to be persuasive. fails to teach that the video/audio source information are a time compressed representation having an associated burst time period that is shorter than the time required to effect real time viewing of the video/audio source information. The examiner admits that Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teach that,the video/audio information are time- compressed . However, it is noted that the technique and concept and even the device for compressing the information at high compression ratio for purpose of saving space on a storage medium and increasing the storage capacity of the storage medium are well known in the art as well as available in market at the time of the invention was made as admitted by the applicant in the specification at pages 7-8 a storage medium, one of ordinary skill in the art would be motivated to use the well known compressing means as admitted by the applicant for compressing the video/audio information of Izeki et a1 at a high compression ratio so that the video/audio information of a real time period (the time required for viewing video information) can be compressed in a burst time period (a very short time period ) in order to increase the storage . Therefore, with the benefit of increasing the storage capacity of APBU-00000556 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 6 of 40 Serial Number: 976,542 Art Unit: 2615 -4- capacity of the storage-mediumof Izeki et al, and as a result, the compresses video/audio information are transmitted with the period that they are compressed into. Since the combination or modification of the Izeki et a1 with the compressing means is suggested and disclosed by the prior art at as admitted by the applicant , the combination of Izeki et a1 and the prior art even assuming admitted by the applicant is proper In Remarks at page 8, applicant argues that " arguendo that the references could be combined without bonefit of applicant's teachings, it is submitted that they cannot be combined in an operative fashion since Izeki et al. is directed to a digital system and Eggers et al. is directed to an incompatible analog system". In response, it is submitted that employing an A/D converter means to converting a analog video/audio information to a digital video/audio information is well known in the art and as shown by Izeki et al. Therefore the Izeki et al. system would be compatible with the Eggers system by converting the analog video/audio signal of the Eggers into digital video/audio signal for processing, editing and storing provide , . Since it is well known that the digital signal would a high quality more than an analog signal, one of ordinary s k i l l in the art would be motivated combine Izeki et a1 with Eggers in order to improve the quality of the video/audi? signal. .- .. - . . .. __ . . - .- - . ... . .. . ._ . . . . . . ._ . . . .-..., APBU-00000557 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 7 of 40 Serial Number: 976,542 Art Unit: 2615 5. Applicant is reminded of the -5- THIS ACTION IS MADE FINAL. extension of time policy as set forth in 37 C.F.R. 1.136(a). A SHORTENED STATUTORY PERIOD FOR RESPONSE TO THIS FINAL ACTION IS SET TO EXPIRE THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THIS ACTION. IN THE EVENT A FIRST RESPONSE IS FILED WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF THE MAILING DATE OF THIS FINAL ACTION AND THE ADVISORY ACTION IS NOT MAILED UNTIL AFTER THE END OF THE THREE-MONTH SHORTENED STATUTORY PERIOD, THEN THE SHORTENED STATUTORY PERIOD WILL EXPIRE ON THE DATE THE ADVISORY ACTION IS MAILED, AND ANY EXTENSION FEE PURSUANT TO 3 7 C.F.R. 5 1.136(a) WILL BE CALCULATED FROM THE MAILING DATE OF THE ADVISORY ACTION. IN NO EVENT WILL THE STATUTORY PERIOD FOR RESPONSE EXPIRE LATER THAN SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THIS FINAL ACTION. 6. The information disclosure statement is not considered because the IDS fails to be provided with a petition, fee and certification of timely filed. . 7. Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner should be directed to Huy Nguyen whose telephone number is (703) 305-4775. H.N November 27, 1995 APBU-00000558 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 8 of 40 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Address: COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS Washington, D.C. 20231 'L I , DATEMAILED iltj / 23 / 3 t > NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT This application is abandoned in view of: 1. 0 Applicant's failure to respond to the Office letter, mailed w!hln the 2 KAppllcant's letter of express abandonmentwhich is In compliancewith 37 C.F.R. 1.138. . 3 0 Applicant's failure to timely file the response received . period set in the Office letter. 4. 0 Applicant's failure to pay the required Issue fee within the statutory period of 3 months from the of the Notice of Allowance. mailing date of 0 The Issue fee was recelved on 0 The issue fee has not been recelved in Allowed Files Branch as of In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 151,and under the provisions of 37 C.F.R. 1.316(b), appllcant(s) may petition the Commissionerto accept the delayed payment of the Issue fee If the delay In payment was unavoidable. The petition must be accompaniedby the issue fee, unless it has been prevlousiy submitted, In the amount specified by 37 C.F.R. 1 1 ( ) and a verified showing .71, as to the causes of the delay. If applicant(s) never received the Notice of Allowance, a petition for a new Notice of Allowance and withdrawal of the holding of abandonment may be appropriate in view of Delgar Inc. v. Schuyier, 172 U.S.P.Q. 513. 5. 0 Applicant's failure to timely correct the drawings and/or submit new or substitute lormal drawings by as required in the last Office action. 01 The corrected and/or substitute drawings were received on 0 The reason(s) below. 6. SUPEMSORY PATENT EXAMINER GROUP 2600 PT04432 (Rev. 4/93) .. .... -. . .. . . - ---. APBU-00000559 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 9 of 40 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 10 of 40 --__ --or -. Mailed Date Received - c / 197 3 ' APBU-00000561 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 11 of 40 APBU-00000562 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP .. Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 12 of 40 SEARCHED Class Sub. Date Exmr. , SEARCH NOTES Date Exmr. / Class Sub. Date Exmr. (RIGHT OUTSIDE) APBU-00000563 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 13 of 40 W CODE MEEL llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll E R N NUMBER FILING DATE U.S. PATENT APPLICATIO~ CLASS GROUP ARTUNIT 08/624,958 03/28/96 358 2615 **CONTINUING DATA********************* VERIFIED THIS APPLN IS A CON OF 01/9761542 11/26/32 07/715,182 10/11/91 PAT WHICH IS A DIV OF WHICH IS A DIV OF 01/341,629 os/os/ag PAT WHICH IS A CIP OF 07/289,176 12/27/88 PAT 5,164,839 5,057,932 4,963,995 **FOREIGN/PCT APPLICATIONS************ VERIFIED lATE OR IUNTRY SHEETS DRAWlNG TOTAL CWMS ~ INDEPENDENT CWMS FILING FEE RECEIVE0 AllORNEY DDCKET NO. AZ 4 164 12 $2,310.00 371 ; BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION This is to certif that annexed hereto is a true copy from the records of the United States Patent and Tralemark Office of the application which is identified above. By authority of the COMMISSIONER OF PATENTSANDTRADEMARKS hts Cenifvina Ofliiar APBU-00000564 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 14 of 40 ._ . L-' - ,. 2 , .zd h % \. ,- n ,plication or Docket Number PATENT APPLICATION FEE DETERMINATiON RECORD Effective October 1, 1995 (Column 1) 6WQhi OTHER THAN SMALL ENTITY CLAIMS AS FILED PART I FOR NUMBER FILED (Column 2) NUMBER EXTRA MULTIPLE DEPENDENTCLAIM PRESENT If the differenceIn column 1 Is less than zero. onter "0"In column 2 CLAIMS AS AMENDED PART I I Column 1) lColiimn21 lColumn3 1 SMALL ENTITY ADDITIONAL FEE - OR OR RATE ' OR x$ll= I x39= OR FIRST PRESENTATION OF MULTIPLE DEPENDENT CLAIM (Column 2) (Column 3) 1 +I 25= TOTAL ADDIT. FEE 1 - OR OR __ (Column 1) OR OR OR (Column 1) (Column2) (Column3) ADDIT FEE OR AMENDMENT FORM PTO-875 (Rev 10/95) APBU-00000565 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 \ Filed 12/09/2006 Page 15 of 40 APBU-00000566 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 16 of 40 I N THE UNJ" I STATES PATENT AND TRADE'' &%L?!!!j#h\ PATENT 7--ctl, Commissioner o f P a t e n t s and Trademarks Box IPWC Washington, D. C. 20231 Case No. of t h i s A p p l i c a t i o n : Class Subclass P r i o r Application: Examiner H. Nguyen A r t U n i t 7,515 REQUEST TO FILE A FILE WRAPPER CONTINUING PATENT APPLICATION UNDER 37 CFR 1.62 T h i s i s a Request f o r f i l i n g a mcontinuation application .-e .> V x p r e a a Uil' mailing l a b e l numbs Date or Doposit TB066139964 March 28, 1996 c] d i v i s i o n a l application continuation-in-part applic a t i o n (a new D e c l a r a t i o n a n d z n amendment a d d i n g m a t e r i a l to t h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n o r d r a w i n g s a n d a d d i n g claims are e n c l o s e d ) uilder 37 CFii 1.62 of p e n d i n g p r i o r application: I hereby c e r t i f y t h a t t h i s paper or fee 1. t d n g depodtmd v f t l t the United Stater P o s t a l S e r v i c e 'Express M i 1 Poat O f f i c e t o Addressee. s e e v l c e under 37 CFR 1.10 O n the d a t e i n d i c a t e d above and I. addraosed t o the C o d . - i o n t r of P a t e n t s m d Tradsmatks, Warhingtoa, D. C. 20211. William E. Hein - - Ilignature of peraon mailing paper or Leal I n v e n t o r s : ~1'chard A. L a w 07/976,542 S e r i a l No. F i l e d on November 16, 1992 (Optional Information) T i t l e a s o r i g i n a l l y f i l e d AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDER/TRANSCEIVER T i t l e as l a s t amended -. 1 EP-tion TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO c of piior-'foreign a p p l i c a t i o n (s - 0 Was p r i o r i t y c l a i m e d u n d e r 35 U.S.C. 119? y e s o n o m . C a n c e l i n t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n t h e f o l l o w i n g claims i n t h e p r i o r a p p l i c a t i o n ( a t t h e t i m e of t h i s R e q u e s t ) b e f o r e ' c a l c u l a t i n g t h e f e e : c a l c u l a t i n g t h e f i l i n g fee, amend t h e claims i n t h e p r i o r a p p l i c a t i o n ( a t t h e t i m e of t h i s Request): 0B e f o r e 0 a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e Amendment Under F i n a l R e j e c t i o n Under 37 CFR 1 . 1 1 6 f i l e d , but n o t e n t e r e d , a copy of which i s e n c l o s e d . The f i l i n g fee i s c a l c u l a t e d below: 0in i n ' a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e e n c l o s e d P r e l i m i n a r y Amendment. Page 1 of 2 APBU-00000567 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 17 of 40 S a A nP leotsi et ido. n ec 0 The f o r E x t e n s i o n of Time t o Respond t o O f f i c e A c t i o n i s - a uLx 0 Amend Commissioner i s h e r e b y a u t h o r i z e d t o c h a r g e any f e e s , i n c l u d i n g t h o s e under 37 CFR 1.16 and 1.17 and 35 U.S.C. 41 which may b e l r e q u i r e d , o r c r e d i t any overpayment t o D e p o s i t Account d u p l i c a t e copy/copies of t h i s s h e e t i s / a r e e n c l o s e d . A check i n t h e amount of $ 3 5 0 ) i s e n c l o s e d . 26.1 t h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n by i n s e r t i n g b e f o r e t h e Background o f t h e C r o s s Reference t o R e l a t e d I n v e n t i o n s e c t i o n t h e heading: / A p p l i c a t i o n --, and t h e p a r a g r a p h : hi s a p p l i c a t i o n i s a continuation, U d i v i s i o n a l , i i o n - i n - p a r t of a p p l i c a t i o n E r i a l No. 071976,542 , fil&mb&6, 1992 I now abandoned. nc -- -- -- -p- v e r i f i e d s t a t e m e n t ( s ) c l a i m i n g s m a l l e n t i t y s t a t u s O i s / a r e e n c l o s e d a w a s / w m filed i n the prior application. The p r i o r a p p l i c a t i o n i s a s s i g n e d of r e c o r d t o Explore Technology, Inc. x[Ill The Power of Attorney i n t h e p r i o r a p p l i c a t i o n i s t o William E. Hein P.O. Box 335, Loveland, Colorado 80539 , R e g i s t r a t i,-n oN o. m T h e power a p p e a r s i n t h e o r i g i n a l p a p e r s i n t h e p r i o r a p p l i c a t i o n . 0 S i n c e t h e power does n o t a p p e a r ' i n t h e o r i g i n a l p a p e r s , a copy of t h e power i n t h e p r i o r a p p l i c a t i o n i s e n c l o s e d . Recognize as a s s o c i a t e o r s u b s t i t u t e a t t o r n e y o r a g e n t , Registration No. -1 0 O A u t h o r i z a t i o n is hereby g r a n t e d by s i g n a t u r e below of a p p l i c a n t o r a t t o r n e y o r a g e n t of r e c o r d . U T h e power a p p e a r s i n t h e o r i g i n a l p a p e r s i n t h e p r i o r a p p l i c a t i a r . . O S i n c e t h e power does n o t a p p e a r i n t h e o r i g i n a l p a p e r s , a copy of t h e power i n t h e p r i o r a p p l i c a t i o n i s e n c l o s e d . @ A d d r e s s all f u t u r e communications t o t h e D p r i o r , n a s s o c i a t e , o r C l s u b s t i t u t e a t t o r n e y or agent. a Send Mar& t o s i g n a t o r ' s a d d r e s s shown below. 78. 1996 Date / e - Address of S i g n a t o r : -_-L--LLc- \ Signature 'bMlliam E. Hein P.O. Box 335 \'26,465 Love1and, Colorado ,80539 . , - I xyped N a m e Registration No. cTelephone: 0 Inventor ( s ) O A s s i g n e e of c o m p l e t e i n t e r e s t a A t t o r n e y o r a g e n t of r e c o r d C ] F i l e d under 37 CFR 1.34(a) 970-667-6741 Page 2 of 2 APBU-00000568 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 18 of 40 I N THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE ART UNIT 2615 Examiner H . Nguyen R i c h a r d A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT 284 07/976,542 November 1 6 , 1992 BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: PETITION OF TIME UNDER 37 EXTENSION ------ C.F.R. 1.136 I t i s r e s p e c t f u l l y r e q u e s t e d t h a t an e x t e n s i o n o f time of one months be g r a n t e d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s of 37 C.F.R. 1.136 t o take the a c t i o n r e q u i r e d i n the a p p l i c a t i o n i d e n t i f i e d i n c a p t i o n , a s r e f l e c t e d by t h e p a p e r s s u b m i t t e d herewith. A check i n the amount of $55.00 ( s m a l l e n t i t y ) i s e n c l o s e d h e r e w i t h i n payment o f the p r o c e s s i n g f e e a s s o c i a t e d w i t h this p e t i t i o n . Respectfully submitted, Richard A. Lang March 28, 1996 ( 9 7 0 ) 667-6741 Loveland, Colorado 320 B A 05/01/76 02976542 I 215 Y2.00 CI; 1 APBU-00000569 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 19 of 40 08/624958 PATENT APPLICATION SERIAL NO. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PATENT AND TRADEHARK OFFICE F E E RECORD SHEET APBU-00000570 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 20 of 40 IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND ART UNIT 2615 Examiner H. Nguyen Richard A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT 37 7 08/624,958 March 28, 1996 B i - BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) , ~~, CJ 1 INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT P u r s u a n t t o the p r o v i s i o n s o f 37 CFR 1.56, 1.97, and 1.98, e n c l o s e d herewith are c o p i e s o f f i v e U.S. p a t e n t r e f e r e n c e s t h a t have come t o applicant's attention. r e f e r e n c e s are c i t e d . Respectfully submitted, Richard A. Lang Enclosed i s one sheet of Form PTO-1449 on w h i c h these BY William E. Hein P a t e n t Attorney #26,465 August 6 , 1996 ( 9 7 0 ) 667-6741 Loveland, Colorado s2-p 0 . I haruby carti that this correspondenas is bolngdepnsltad wlth tho Unitod States Postal Sowice as first class mail in an onvolalx! addrossed to: Commissionor of Patents and Tmdw mrks. Washington, D.C. 20231, on August 6, 19%. Date William E. Hein Ausust 6. 1996 Date _.-1 _ _I I( - . ...-___, APBU-00000571 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 21 of 40 SheetA T T Y . DOCKET 1 ' ' of 1 PATENTS, PUBLICATIONS, OTHER INFORMATION LOSED BY APPLICANT era1 sheets if necessary) NO. SERIAL ttq. 377 APPLICANT Richard A. Lang GROUP F I L I N G DATE March 28, 1996 2615 . APBU-00000572 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 22 of 40 UNITED STAIiS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patant and Trademark Offlca Address: COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS W86hlngtnn, D.C. 20231 SERIALNUMBER I FILINGDATE FIRST NAMEDAPPLICANT 1 ATTORNEY OOCKETTNO. I EXAMINER INTERVIEW SUMMARY RECORD All parlicipants (applicant, applicant's representative. PTO personnel): ART UNIT 1 PAPER NUMBER DATE MAILED 261 1 :I .- . 4 il*::,'w />:e. Dale of lntervlew Exhiblt shown or demonstration conducted: 0 Yes 0 No. If yes, brlef desaiptlon: Agreement n w a s reached with respect to some or all of the claims In questlon. 0 was not reached. Claims discussed: identllicationof prior art discussed: Descrlptlonof the general nature of what was agreed to If an agreement was reached, or any other wmments. kh Fif@ m%Bh 0 1. It is not necessary for applicant to provide e separate record of the substance of the Interview. Unless the paragraph below has been checked to lndlcate to the contrary, A FORMAL WRITEN RESPONSE TO THE LAST OFFICE ACTION I NOT S WAIVED AND MUST INCLUDETHE SUBSTANCE OF THE INTERVIEW (e g , Items 1-7 on the reverse slde of thls form) If a responseto the last Office actlon has already been Ned. lhen appllcant is given one month lrom thls lntewlew date to provide a statement of the substance of the intervlew. 0 2. Since the examiner's lntewiew summary above (including any allachments) reliects a complete response to each of the oblactlons, rejeclons and hs requlrements that may be present in the last Ollice actlon, and slnce the clalms ere now allowable, t i completed lorm is consideredto lulllll the response requlrements 01 the last OHlce acllon. Applicant I not relieved lrom providing a separate record of the substance of the interview unless s box 1 ebove Is also checked. PTOL-413(REV. 2 -93) I ORIGINAL FOR INSERTION IN RIGHT HAND FLAP OF FILE WRAPPER - APBU-00000573 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 23 of 40 I N THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE ART UNIT 2615 Examiner ., ./. H. Nguyen .. R i c h a r d A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT 377 08/624,958 ' March 28, 1996 BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUD~/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) ! e THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS 20231 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIR: -- TO REQUEST WITHDRAW ATTORNEY OF RECORD The undersigned a t t o r n e y o f record i n the a b o v e - i d e n t i f i e d p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n hereby a p p l i e s t o the Commissioner t o withdraw as the a t t o r n e y o f r e c o r d i n t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n f o r the reasons s e t f o r t h below: 1. 2. That no O f f i c e A c t i o n i s outstanding i n t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n . That the undersigned a t t o r n e y has n o t r e c e i v e d payment o f h i s statements dated A p r i l 30, 1996, and August 6, 1996, f o r s e r v i c e s p r e v i o u s l y rendered i n connection w i t h t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n . 3. That the undersigned a t t o r n e y does n o t wish t o continue t o be r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n i n view o f the f a c t t h a t he has n o t been p a i d f o r p a s t services. 4. Upon approval o f t h i s Request t o Withdraw as Attorney o f Record, k i n d l y d i r e c t n o t i c e t h e r e o f and a l l f u t u r e correspondence r e g a r d i n g t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n t o the a p p l i c a n t : Technologies, Inc., 94111. M r . Richard A. Lang, C/O I n s t a n t Video 500 Sansome S t r e e t , S u i t e 503, San Franciso, C a l i f o r n i a Also k i n d l y n o t i f y the undersigned a t t o r n e y a t h i s address o f ;ecord: 1 ., . .... . . . APBU-00000574 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 24 of 40 P.O. Box 335, Loveland, Colorado 80539. For the reasons s e t f o r t h above, prompt consideration and approval of this Request t o Withdraw as Attorney of Record i s e a r n e s t l y s o l i c i t e d . Respectfully submitted, William E. Hein P a t e n t Attorney #26,465 September 10, 1996 (970) 667-6741 Loveland, Colorado 2 APBU-00000575 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 25 of 40 I N THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE ART UNIT 2615 I I. ,, ,# , .. Richard A. Lang CASE 37 7 Examiner H. Nguyen SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT 08/624,958 March 28. 1996 BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) THE COMMISSIONER O PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS F WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: REQUEST -- TO WITHDRAW ATTORNEY OF RECORD The undersigned a t t o r n e y o f r e c o r d i n the a b o v e - i d e n t i f i e d p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n hereby a p p l i e s t o the Commissioner t o withdraw as the a t t o r n e y o f record i n t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n f o r the reasons s e t f o r t h below: 1, 2. That no O f f i c e A c t i o n i s outstanding i n t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n . That the undersigned a t t o r n e y has n o t r e c e i v e d payment o f h i s statements dated A p r i l 30, 1996, and August 6, 1996, f o r s e r v i c e s p r e v i o u s l y rendered i n connection w i t h t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n . 3. That the undersigned a t t o r n e y does n o t wish t o continue t o be r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n i n view o f the f a c t t h a t he has n o t been p a i d f o r p a s t services. 4. Upon approval o f t h i s Request t o Withdraw as A t t o r n e y o f Record, k i n d l y d i r e c t n o t i c e t h e r e o f and a l l f u t u r e correspondence regarding t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n t o the a p p l i c a n t : Technologies, Inc., 94111. M r . Richard A. Lang, C/O I n s t a n t Video 500 Sansome Street, S u i t e 503, San Franciso, C a l i f o r n i a Also k i n d l y n o t i f y the undersigned a t t o r n e y a t h i s address o f record: 1 APBU-00000576 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 26 of 40 P.O. Box 335, Loveland, Colorado 80539. For the reasons s e t f o r t h above, prompt consideration and approval of t h i s Request to Withdraw a s Attorney o f Record i s earnestly s o l i c i t e d . Respectfully submitted, William E. Hein Patent Attorney #26,465 September 10, 1996 Loveland, Colorado (970) 667-6741 2 APBU-00000577 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 27 of 40 I' _-. . . ... . .-. . .... .. .._. .. - .. . . .. - . , ... . .. APBU-00000578 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 28 of 40 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office ASSISTANT SECRETARY AND COMMISSIONER OF PATENTSANDTRADEMARKS Washington, D.C. 20231 Richard A. Lang C\O Instant Video Technologies, Inc. 500 Sansome Street, Suite 503 San Francisco, CA 941 11 Paper No. 26 MAILED GROUP 2600 In re Application of Richard A. Lang Application No. 08/624,958 Filed: March 28, 1996 For: BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIONIDEO INFORMATION DECISION ON REQUEST TO WITHDRAW FROM RECORD This is a decision on the request to withdraw as attorney under 37 C.F.R. Q 1.36, filed September 11, 1996. A grantable request to withdraw as attorney of record should be submitted in triplicate (original and two copies) and indicate thereon the present mailing addresses of the attorney(s) who i s h e withdrawing from the record and of the applicant. The request for withdrawal must be signed by every attorney seeking to withdraw or contain a clear indication that one attorney is signing on behalf of anothedothers. A request to withdraw will not be approved unless at least 30 (thirty) days would remain between the date of approval and the later of the expiration date of a time to file a response or the expiration date of the maximum time period which can be extended under 37 C.F.R. Q 1.136(a). The request meets all the above listed requirements. The request is GRANTED. APBU-00000579 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 29 of 40 Application No. 08/624,958 On Regirest To Withdraw 2 All h t w e communications from the Office will be directed to the above-listed address until otherwise notified by applicant. . Special Programyxaminer Group 2600 - Telecommunications cc: William Hein r.0. BOX 335 Loveland, Colorado 80539 APBU-00000580 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 30 of 40 I . --3 UNITED STAT %EPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Tmumark Office <j 'I Address COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS ANDTRAOEMARKS Washington, O.C. 20231 Thls Is a communication from the examlner In charge of your appllcatlon. COMMISSIONER OF PATENTSAND TRADEMARKS OFFICE ACTION SUMMARY pb Responsive to communlcatlon(s) filed on This action is FINAL. -, .1/20796 0 Since this application Is In condition for allowance except for formal matters, prosecution as to the merits I closed in s accordance with the practice under &parte Quayle, 1935 D.C. 11; 453'0.6.213. Ashortened statutory period for responseto this action is set to expire month($ , whlchever is longer, from the mailing date of this cornmunlcatlon. Failure to respond within the perlod for responsewill cause the applicationto become abandoned. (35 U.S.C. 5 133). Extensionsof time may be obtained under the provlslonsof 37 CFR 1.136(a). 0.? P Dlspositlon of Clalms Ciaim(s) Z. , Of the above, clalmjs) Ciaim(s) ciaim(s) 7 L //, L .4 * Clalm(s) c ciaim(s) ] 7- 4 I 4 5 d<, 70 1 0 Z- . 3 , I / $42 c 6f,70 - / / 4 . 1/-5 pending in the application. islare withdrawn,frorn consideration. islare allowed. Islare rejecte?. -/Uacd/31-/9@ Ware objected to. are subject to restriction or election requirement. $ , /3/ -h?$s/are Appllcatlon Papers 0 See the attached Notice of Draftsperson'sPatent DrawingReview, PTO-948. 0 0 0 The drawlng(s) filed on The proposeddrawing correction,filed on The specification is objected to by the Examiner. The oath or declaretion is objected to by the Examiner. Idare objected to by the Examiner. approved is 0 0 disapproved. . I ! Priority under 35 U.S.C. 5 119 0 Acknowledgment Is made of a claim for foreign priority under 35 U.S.C. llQ(a)-(d). Ail 0 Some* 0None of the CERTIFIED copies of the priority documents have been c received. ] 0 received in Application No. (Series CodelSerlal Number) ., received In this national stageAapplicatlon from the InternationalBureau (PCT Rule 17.2(a)). *Certified copies not,recelved Acknowledgment is made of a claim for domestic priority under 35 U.S.C. 5 119(e). Attachment($) , , I \, , c 0 Notice of ReferenceCited, PTO-892 0 interview Summary, PTO-413 0 information DisclosureStatement(s), PTO-144S;Paper No(s). 0 Notice of Draftperson's Patent Drawing Review, PTO-948 152 OFFIC . *- -i APBU-00000581 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 31 of 40 Serial Number:.08/624,958 Page 2 Art Unit: 2604 DETAILED ACTION Claim Rejections 35 USC 8 103 - 1. The following is a quotation of 35 U.S.C. 103(a) which f o r k the basis for all obviousness rejections set forth in this Office action: (a) A patent may not be obtained though the invention is not identically disclosed or described as set forth in section 102 of this title, if the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains. Patentability shall not be negatived by the manner in which the invention was made. 2. Claims 27-41,43-68,70-100, 1.02-113,115-129 and 131-194 are rejected und& 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over Izeki et a1 in view of the admitted prior art in the specification at pages 7-8 and Eggers. Regarding claims 27,43, 85, 105, 115, 131, 132, 143, 158-161, 162, 169, 170, 172, 173, 176,186, 189, 192, and 194, Izeki et a1 discloses a video and audio recording apparatus, Figs 1-5, for receiving audiohideo information, compressing the audio / video information, and storing the compressed audiohideo information in a storage means for later selectively retrieving and . transmitting the audiohide0 information to another audiohideo apparatus. The apparatus comprises input means (43 and 44) for receiving audio and video information to produce the compressed video and audio information; means (53,52,110) for storing the compressed audio and video information; means for receiving the compressed audio and video information; and editing means (47) for editing the compressed audiohideo information and for storing the edited audio or video information in the storage means; and output means (80) for outputting the edlted audiolvideo information away from the audio and video apparatus. APBU-00000582 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 32 of 40 Serial Number: 08/624,958 Art Unit: 2604 Page 3 Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teach that the compressed audiohide0 information are the time-compressed audiohide0 information as recited in claims 27,43,55,85, 105, 115, 131, 132, 143, 162,173, and 194. However, it is noted that employing means for time-compressed audiohide0 information so that the compressed audioivideo information can transmitted at high speed (in flash or burst period) and so that to increase the capacity of a storage means is well known in the art and available in market at the time the-invention was made as admitted by applicant in the specification,page 7 and 8. Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the a art to employ means for time- compressing audiohide0 information as an alternative / compressing device for the compressing means of Izeki et a1 to time-compress the audiohide0 information of Izeki et a1 in order to increase the transmission speed of the audiohide0 information as well as to increase the capacity of storing the audioivideo information of the ' . storage means. Further for claims'43,44,55,60, 131, 132 and 148, Izeki et a1 fails to teach that the audiolvideo information are compressed video motion programs from library. However, it is noted that audiohideo information comprising compressed video motion programs from a video library (Video on demand) or from a broadcast via a tuner and that compressing motion video program are well known in the art ,For example, Eggers et a1 teaches a video library which stores motion programs. Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in tht5'art - _. .- -_ to use the audiohideo apparatus of Izeki et a1 to receive the compressed motion programs as an APBU-00000583 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 33 of 40 Serial Number: 08/624,958 Art Unit: 2604 Page 4 alternative video information source to process and store the motion video programs for later viewing. Regarding claims 48, 50, 51,62, 83, 105, 133, 138, 134, 135, and 136, Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teach a decompressing means for decompressing the compressed audiohide0 information. However, it is noted that using a decompressing means to reverse the compressed audiohide0 information is well known in the art and as admitted by the applicant in the specification. Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill hi the art to employ decompressing means into Izeki et a1 apparatus to reverse the compressed audiohide0 information to original audiohide0 information to accommodate wt receiving devices such as a ih television monitor or recorder device. Regarding claims 28,49,53,71,75, 116, 135, 137, 138, 140, and 141, beki et a1 further teaches a monitor (48) for monitoring the editing of the stored audiohide0 information. Regarding claims 29,30,37,38,39,41,56,57,77-78,95, 96,97,98, 117, 118, 124, 126, 127, 129,142, 144, 145, 166, 183-185, and 187, beki et a1 fails to teachtheuse offiber optic, telephone and microwave to couple to the input port or output port for receiving the audiolvideo information from a tuner or cable and for transmitting the audiolvideo information is well known in the art . Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to use a fiber optic, telephone and microwave line for receiving the audiohide0 information at the input port and for transmitting the audio /video information from the output port. APBU-00000584 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 34 of 40 Serial Number: 08/624,958 - Page 5 Art Unit: 2604 Regarding claims 31,32,59, 5, 67,68,91,92,93, 03, 04, 106, 07, 108, 1 9, 110, 112;119, 120, 146, 147, 154, 155, 156, 164, 165, 179, 180, 188, 190, 191, and 193,Izekiet a1 fails to specifically teach that the storage means comprises an optical disk, or a WORM memory, or a semiconductor memory, or a bubble memory, or a erasable optical disk, or a CD ROM, or a digital paper. However, employing an optical disk, erasable optical disk, a semiconductor, bubble memory, CD ROM or a digital paper for storing information i s well known in the art (See Izeki et a1 column 7, lines 23-31) and as admitted by the applicant in the specification. Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to use an optical disk, erasable optical disk, a bubble memory, digital paper, CD ROM, or WORM memory as an alternative storage means of Izeki et a1 for storing the audiohide0 infomation of Izeki et al. Regarding claims 33 and 34 and further for claims 85,and 172, Izeki et a1 teaches means for converting the input audiohide0 information into digital audiohide0 information and for storing the digital audiohide0 information (column 3, lines 39-43) and means for converting the digital audiohide0 information into analog audiohide0 information (column 5, lines 40-5 1). Regarding claims 36, 54,94, and 182, Izeki et a1 fails to teach that the audiohide0 information is taken from a tape recorder. However, it is noted a tape recorder which capable of reproducing audiohide0 information is well known in the art . Therefore ,it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to use the input o f Izeki et a1 to receive the audio/v,ideo information from a video tape recorder as being an alternative audiohideo information source. .- - -- - APBU-00000585 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 35 of 40 Serial Number: 08/624,958 Art Unit: 2604 Page 6 Regarding claims 35 and 123, Izeki et al teaches that the input audiohide0 information supplied fiom a video camera. Regarding claims 40 and 128, Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teaches that the input audiohide0 information received from computer. However, it is noted that audiohideo r information which are generated by a computer is well known in the a t .Therefore, it would would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to supply generated audiohideo information from a computer as an alternative audiohide0 information source of Izeki et al. Regarding claims 61,63,70,73,75,79, 80,82, 84,87-88,89,90, 149, 150, 151, 152, 157, 158, 159, 162, 163, 167,168, 177, and 178, Izeki et a1 M e r teach a removable recorder such as a tape recorder (54) for storing the audiohide0 information from the storage means. Regarding claim 86, Izeki et a1 further discloses a character generating means for generating title associated with the audiohideo information by the user but fails to specifically teach that the title is indicating timing information. However, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to use the character generating means of Izeki et a1 for generating the character indicating the date or time, considered as the claimed timing information, of receiving the audiohide0 information of Izeki et a1 through the input by the user (key board)(column 2, lines 65-68). Regarding claims 99 and 100, Izeki et a1 hrther discloses a digital control unit means(41,56) for controlling editing function including memory for storing instruction information to perform editing hnction but fails to specifically teach that the memory id a ROM __ - _.. APBU-00000586 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 36 of 40 Serial Number: 08/624,958 Art Unit: 2604 Page 7 .However, it is noted that employing a ROM for storing necessary instruction information in a control device to control an apparatus is well known in the art . Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to use well known ROM as an alternative memory for the memory (56) of Izeki et a1 in order to accurately edit the audiohide0 information. 3. Claim 101 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over Izeki et a1 in view of the admitted prior art in the specification ,papers 7-8, and Egger as applied to claim 98 . above, and M e r in view of Muramoto et al. Izeki et a1 fails to teach a RGB converter for converting the stored information to RGB format. However, it is noted that employing a RGB converter for converting information into RGB format is well known in the art. For example, Muramoto teaches a RGB converter for converting stored information to RGB format. Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to to employ the well known converter as taught by M&amoto with the apparatus of Izeki for converting the information to RGB format in order to reproduce the RGB format on an appropriate monitor. Conclusion 4. - This is a continuation application of applicant's earlier Application No. 07/976,542. All claims are drawn to the same invention claimed in the earlier application and could have been finally rejected on the grounds and art of record in the next Office action if they had been entered ..... . Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP..,,,. Document 79-6 .%I 1 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 37 of 40 Serial Number: 08/624,958 Art Unit: 2604 Page 8 i the earlier application. Accordingly, THIS ACTION IS MADE FINAL even though it is a n first action in this case. See MPEP 5 706.07(b). Applicant is reminded of the extension of time policy as set forth in 37 CFR 1.136(a). A shortened statutory period for response to this final action is set to expire THREE MONTHS from the date of this action. In the event a first response is filed within TWO MONTHS of the mailing date of this final action and the advisory action is not mailed until after the end of the THREE-MONTH shortened statutory period, then the shortened statufory period will expire on the date the advisory action is mailed, and any extension fee pursuant to 37 CFR 1.I 36(a) will be calculated from the mailing date of the advisory action. In no event will the statutory period for response expire later than SIX MONTHS fiom the date of this final action. 5. Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner _. should be directed to Huy Nguyen'whose telephone number is (703) 305-4775 and phone fax number is (703) 308-5399. --- H.N February 18,1997 APBU-00000588 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 38 of 40 .. . IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE Richard A. Lang SERIAL NO.: FILING DATE: TITLE: EXAMINER .. .08/624,958 March 28; 1996 0) ' Burst Transmission Apparatus and Method for A'&ian > L : -1 Flash Video Information c.2 Huy Nguyen 2604 P-639 .. ." tEJ GROUP ART UNIT: ATTY.DKT.NO.: THE HONORABLECOMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND T R A D E M ~ T WAS,mGTON, D.C. 20231 REQUEST FOR A TWO MONTH EXTENSION OF TIME SIR Applicant hereby request a two month extension of time in responding to the ?atent Office communication mailed February 20, 1997. Enclosed herewith is a check for the $195.00 filing fee for the extension of time. Please charge our Deposit Account No. 06-0600 for additional fees that may be incurred. A duplicate copy of this letter is enclosed for this purpose. 01 K,hb Wle/ 997 taEDpLEB w4 ob4 i o Lem l 195.w) OP Respectfully submitted, Richard A. Lang Date: 7I(r/9?, By: Marc A. Sockol, Reg. 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A FORMALWRllTEN RESPONSE TO THE LAST OFFICE ACnON I NOT WAIVEDAND MUSTINCLUDETHE SUBSTANCE O F M E INTERVIEW. (Sea MPEP Secllon 713.04). If a response to the last Offlca S action has are ready been filed,APPLICANT IS GIVEN ONE MONTH FROM THIS INTERVIEW DATE TO FILEA STATEMENT OF M E SUBSTANCE OF THE INTERVIEW 2. 0 SInca the Examiner's Interview summary above (Including any attachments) reflectsa complete response to each of the objacilons, rajactlons and raqulramants that may be present In the lest Offlca action, and slnca the claims ara now allowable, this completed form Is considered to fulflll the response requirements of the last Office action. Applicant Is not relieved from providing a separate record of the lntarvlaw unless box 1 above Is also checkad. Examiner Nota: You must slgn this form unless It I an attachment to another form. s FORM PTOL-413 (REV.l%I ~ __ ... . .. __ .. . ., ., . - APBU-00000590 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 40 of 40 Manual of Patent Examlnlng Procedure, Sectlon 713.04 SUbatnnCe01 lntervlew must Be Made of -whether Record A complete wrlllen stalemenlas lo he eubslanceof ~ a c a - t o . l a do lalephone h& e r h, q or not an agreemenlwlth (he examlner was reached at Ihe Inlarvlew. 91.133 Interviewn wlW regard to nn applkallon ..... I Is Ihs re8pepalpllllyof (he appllcanlor Ihe attorneyoragenl lo make the sclblanca of an lnlervlew of recordIn Ihe appllcatlonRia, unless the examlner Indicates I he or she wlll dd aw. lils Ihe examlner'e responslbilltylo 888 lhet such a re& 18 made and to corracl malerid lnaccvrades whlch bear dlreclly on !he quesllon of patontablllly. ,, Examlnern must complela a Iwo-sheel carbon lnlerleaf lnlervlew Summary Form for each lnlewlow held afler January 1. 1078where a m a l m of eubslance has been discussedduring the lnlervlewby checklngtho appropriateboxes and filllng In Ihe btanke In noat tlnndwritlsnform uslng a ball pdnt pen. Dlacusslonsrsgardlng only procedural mattem. dlrecled solely lo reslrlctlonrequlremenlefor which lnlervlew recordallon Is othenvlseprovidedfor In S d b n 812 01 of the Manual of Patenl ExemlnlngProcadurn. or polnllng out lypographlcsl errors or unreadable script In OMca nolionsor lhe like, are axduded from the lnlawlew recardallonpmcedurea tmlOW. The Interview Summary Formehsll be Blvenan eppmpriate paper number placed In 1110 right hend portlon of the Ne, and Ilsted on the 'Contents. llsl on Iho flls Wrapper. The dockel end serla! reglster cards need not be updeted lo rellecl Iniewlews. In a personalInIervlew. me duplloale copy at the Form Is mmovedand (Ikon to !he appllcanl (or altomay or egonl) al Ihe concluelon of the lnlervlew. In Ihe cas0 01 a lelephonlc Inlelvlew,Iho copy In mellad lolhdappliconh correspondem eddrasaeltherwtthorpriorlome nexl oMdel wmmunlcalbn IIaddlllonalcorraspMxlencefr~theexamlnerIsnot likelybtiloreanollowgnceorIIoVlerclnxlmslanees dlclalo. lhe Form should be malled promptly efter (he Ialephonlc InlervIew rather then wllh the next omclnl wmmunlcatlon -. . The Form provides for recordellon of Ihe following Informallon: -Serial Number of the eppllcation -Name of epplkanl -Name of examlner -Dale of InlsrVIDw -dpe of lnlervlew (personalor lelephonlc) -Name 01 partklpanl(s)) (eppllcanl. altorney or agenl. etc ) -An Indlcatlonwhether or not an exhlbil was shown or e damonetraUonconducted -An ldenllllcallond lho dalms discussed -An Idanllllcallonof Ihe speelflcprior arl discussed -An tndicatlonwhether an agraemenl was reachedand II 80. e descrlpllon of Ihe general nalure of tho agreement (may be by snachment of a copy of amendments orclolms agreed as tmlng allowable). (Agreamenb 8s to elloweblllly or0 IentOlIV~ do no1reslrlct lurthor acllon by the exsmlner lo (ha and wnlrary.) -The slgnalure 01 Ihe exemlner who CQnducledIhe lnlervlew -Names of other Palenl endTrademerk Offlce personnelpresanl f The Form also conlelw a 8Ialemenl reminding Ihe applicanlof hls respon$lblllly to record lhe substance o Ihe lnlewlaw 11 Is deslreable lhal (he examiner orally remlnd the eppllcanl of his ObligaUontq record Iho substance of the Inlervlsw In each case unteen both appllconl and examiner agree lhat the examlner wlll record same. Whem the examlner agrms lo rocord thv ecibslance of the Interview, or when It Is adequalely recordedon the Form or In an attachmentla me Form. the oxamlner ahould check a box et #a bonm of Iho Form lnlormlng the appllcanl lhat he naed no\supplomantthoform bj submlnlng e eeparale record of Ihe eubstanw 01 the Intelvlew. It should be noted. however, lhol Ihe InteNIow Summary Form wlll no1 normally be consldoreda mrnplola Bnd'propsr recordallonof Iha Interviewunlass It Includes. or la supplemontedbV Ihe applicant or the examiner to tncludo, ell of the applicable llenis requlrod below wnmrnlng Ihe eubstam of tho Intarvlew A complete and proper recordation of lho eubatanca 01 any lntervlew should Include a1 leaat the following eppllcnbla Ilems: 1) A brlel descrlpllond the nalure of m y exhlblt shown or any demonslmtlon conducled. 2) an Identillcallonof the claims dlscussod, 3) an IdenllflcaUon01 speclfic prlor erl discuesed. 4) en ldontlllcallonof Ihe princlpalproposad amndmenls 01 a eubalanllve nalum dlscusoed, unless those are already described on Ihe lnlelvlaw Summary Farm compleled by Ihe exemlner, 6) a bnef ldonlillcollon of Ilia general thrusl 01 the prlnclpalarguments presonled lo Ihe examlner. The Idontlficatlonof arqpmonls need not be lengthy or olaboraln.A vofiatim or hlghly dslallod descriptlon 01 the arouments VJ nal required The Idenllllcation ot the arguments 1s sulllclenl IIIhe general nalure or thrust of the prlnclpalOrOumenls made to Ihe examiner can be understoodIn the mnlexl 01 Ihe appllcatlon llle Of couffie, Ihe appllcanlmay dosire lo amphaslreand fully dascrlbe those argumepls whlcli he lads were or mlght be pomuasivo lo tho oxamlnor, 0 ) agenerol lndlcallon01 eny olhor perttnanl mallers discussed, end 7) Ifappropriate, lhe general rOsulls or outcome of the Interview unless already described in Ihe lnlewlew Sllmmery Form mmploled by the axamlner Examlnersare expected to carelub revlewthe appllcanl'a r w r d of Ihe subslenca01 an lnlervIaw.II the ramrd I8 not mmplele or accurate. lhe exarplnerwillgive lhw eppllcanl one month from (he dale of the nobhnne leller or Ihe mmalndor of any wrlod for response.whlchovor Is lonwr, to completathe ~ W M O and therebv avdd abandonment01 (he appllcalbn (37 CFA 1,135(c) ). Examlner lo Chock for Accuracy , I .. Applicant's summary of vrhar look place 01 the Inlorview should be carofully cliscLad lo dalormln8 tha accurac'~ any aqumenl or elstemen1atlribmed to the 01 oxemlner during tho lnlelvlew I1 lhero Is an inoccuracy and /Ibears dlreclly on Iho q u e s l h of patenleblllly. I1should be pointedout In Iho next Olfie leller. II Ihe clnlma 010 alloweble lor oilier roaaons 01 record, the exnmlnar should send a loner Belling forih hls or 110r varabn of the slatemenlaHnbuted to him. If record la lhe complelo and OEEUralQ, tho exemlner should place Iha lndlcallonYntowlew recordOK"on Ihe paper racordlng Ihe nub!Mnco of tho InloMvlim olong wlth tho dele end Iha examiner%Initials 1J5 OPO lfJWJ4044~4CS13 APBU-00000591

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