Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al

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Declaration in Support of 559 Declaration in Support, filed byApple Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 3.02, # 2 Exhibit 3.03, # 3 Exhibit 3.04, # 4 Exhibit 3.05, # 5 Exhibit 3.06, # 6 Exhibit 3.07, # 7 Exhibit 3.08, # 8 Exhibit 3.09, # 9 Exhibit 3.10, # 10 Exhibit 3.11, # 11 Exhibit 3.12, # 12 Exhibit 3.13, # 13 Exhibit 3.14, # 14 Exhibit 3.15, # 15 Exhibit 3.16, # 16 Exhibit 3,17, # 17 Exhibit 3.18, # 18 Exhibit 3.19, # 19 Exhibit 3.20, # 20 Exhibit 3.21, # 21 Exhibit 3.22, # 22 Exhibit 3.23, # 23 Exhibit 3.24)(Related document(s) 559 ) (Jacobs, Michael) (Filed on 12/29/2011)

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EXHIBIT 3.24 10840862 PLUS Search Results for S/N 10840862, Searched Mon Oct 26 16:31:03 EDT 2009 The Patent Linguistics Utility System (PLUS) is a USPTO automated search system for U.S. Patents from 1971 to the present PLUS is a query-by-example search system which produces a list of patents that are most closely related linguistically to the application searched. This search was prepared by the staff of the Scientific and Technical Information Center, SIRA. 485349899 6138523 99 5241308 99 5404443 99 5642185 99 5917477 99 6023265 99 20060097991 20090066670 20090096757 20090096758 5404458 89 5751276 89 5818450 89 5943043 89 4623757 89 4868912 89 5428367 89 5483261 89 6028581 89 6028595 89 6061177 89 6072475 89 6232961 89 4465465 89 4833592 89 4837430 89 4888479 89 4922061 89 4933544 89 5053757 89 5313051 89 5347940 89 5559301 89 5565658 89 5580662 89 5670987 89 5708460 89 5757359 89 5777596 89 5966122 89 5982355 89 6104443 89 6118435 89 6143181 89 6229529 89 6343519 89 6480187 89 6504530 89 662601389 99 99 99 99 APLNDC00027015 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 www.uspto.gov APPLICATION NO. / 10/840,862 69753 FILING DATE / FIRST NAMED um van iuR ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. / CONFIPMATION NO. SteveHotelling 106842009000 8470 05/06/2004 7590 11/12/2009 APPLE C/O MORRISON AND FOERSTER ,LLP LOS ANGELES 555 WEST S T SUITE 3500 LOS ANGELES, CA 90013-1024 EXAMINER NGUYEN, KIMNHUNG T ARTUNIT / PAPERJwivory / D 2629 MAIL DATE 11/12/2009 Y MODE PAPER Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. The time period for reply, if any, is set in the attached communication. PTOL-90A (Rev. 04/07) APLNDC00027016 Application No. 10/840,862 Examiner Office Action Summary Applicant(s) HOTELLING ET AL. Art Unit KIMNHUNG NGUYEN 2629 -- The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address -- Period for Reply A SHORTENED STATUTORY PERIOD FOR REPLY IS SET TO EXPIRE _3 MONTH(S) OR THIRTY (30) DAYS, WHICHEVER IS LONGER, FROM THE MAILING DATE OF THIS COMMUNICATION. - Extensions of time may be available under the provisions of 37 CFR 1.136(a). In no event, however, may a reply be timely filed after SIX (6) MONTHS from the mailing date of this communication. - If NO period for reply is specified above, the maximum statutory period will apply and will expire SIX (6) MONTHS from the mailing date of this communication. - Failure to reply within the set or extended period for reply will, by statute, cause the application to become ABANDONED (35 U.S.C. § 133). Any reply received by the Office later than three months after the mailing date of this communication, even if timely filed, may reduce any earned patent term adjustment. See 37 CFR 1.704(b). Status 1) 2a) 3) Responsive to communication(s) filed on 01 Julv 2009. This action is FINAL. 2b) This action is non-final. Since this application is in condition for allowance except for formal matters, prosecution as to the merits is closed in accordance with the practice under Ex parte Quayle, 1935 C.D. 11, 453 O.G. 213. Disposition of Claims 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Claim(s) 1.2 4-12,15-26 and 32-48 islare pending in the application. 4a) Of the above claim(s) islare withdrawn from consideration. Claim(s) 7-19 95-98 islare allowed. Claim(s) 1.2 A-6 15-20.24 and 22-48 islare rejected. Claim(s) 21-23 islare objected to. Claim(s) are subject to restriction and/or election requirement. Application Papers 9)O The specification is objected to by the Examiner. 10)O The drawing(s) filed on islare: a)O accepted or b) objected to by the Examiner. Applicant may not request that any objection to the drawing(s) be held in abeyance. See 37 CFR 1.85(a). Replacement drawing sheet(s) including the correction is required if the drawing(s) is objected to. See 37 CFR 1.121(d). 11)O The oath or declaration is objected to by the Examiner. Note the attached Office Action or form PTO-152. Priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119 12)O Acknowledgment is made of a claim for foreign priority under 35 U.S.C. § 119(a)-(d) or (f). a) All b) Some * c) None of: 1. Certified copies of the priority documents have been received. 2. Certified copies of the priority documents have been received in Application No. 3. Copies of the certified copies of the priority documents have been received in this National Stage application from the International Bureau (PCT Rule 17.2(a)). * See the attached detailed Office action for a list of the certified copies not received. Attachment(s) 1) Notice of References Cited (PTO-892) 2) O Notice of Draftsperson's Patent Drawing Review (PTO-948) 3) Information Disclosure Statement(s) (PTO/SBIO8) Paper No(s)/Mail Date Ris/no R/9Rino 4) O Interview Summary (PTO-413) Paper No(s)/Mail Date. 5) O Notice of Informal Patent Application 6) O Other: U.s. Patent and Trademark Office PTOL-326 (Rev. 08-06) Office Action Summary Part of Paper No.lMail Date 20091107 APLNDC00027017 Application/Control Number: 10/840,862 Art Unit: 2629 Page 2 DETs s i FD ACTION 1 This application has been e--------ed. The claims 1, 2, 4-12, 15-26 and 32-46 are pending. The e---tion results are as following. Claim Rejections - 35 USC § 103 2. The following is a quotation of 35 U.S.C. 103(a) which forms 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. 3. Claims 1, 4-6, 24, 33-37, 39, 41-45 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over Aufderheide et al. (US 2005/0083307) in view of Fujimoto (US 6,061,177). As to claim 1, Aufderheide et al. disclose in figs. 1-5, a touch panel (100, 300, 400 or 500) having a transparent capacitive sensing medium (pattern of transparent conductor 130, or 430 or 530) configured to detect multiple touches (see touch location can be determined by X, Y direction, see [0033] that occur at a same time and at distinct locations in a plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals - sentative of a location(by X, Y direction) of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches, see [0033]; wherein the transparent capacitive sensing medium comprises a transparent electrode layer (130), the electrode layer including a plurality of electrically isolated electrodes and electrode traces formed from a transparent conductive material, each of the electrodes being placed at different locations in the plane of the touch panel (see [0016], each of the electrodes having an individual trace (see [0032]) for operatively coupling to capacitive monitoring circuitry(see controller APLNDC00027018 Application/Control Number: 10/840,862 Art Unit: 2629 Page 3 electronics device drive each of independent traces (see[0032]). However, Aufderheide et al. do not specifically disclose the multiple touches that occur at the same time. Fujimoto discloses in fig. 1, a touch screen input device and method for use with a rearmounted video comprising the multiple touches that occur at the same time (see touch screen input device operates equally well in an environment with any level of ambient light or no ambient and can simultaneously detect multiple touches (see abstract, see col. I1, 7-16). It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time the invention was made to implement the touch screen input device operates and can simultaneously detect multiple touches as taught by Fujimoto into display system comprising individual traces of Aufderheide et al for producing the claimed invention because this would provide both the capability of simultaneously detecting multiple touches and capability of operating with objects sitting on the screen surface are desirable in a desk-surface touch screen, see coL 2, lines 27-33). As to claim 4, Aufderheide et aL disclose further including one or more integrated circuits for monitoring the capacitance at each of the electrodes, the integrated circuits being operatively coupled to the electrodes via the traces (see [0033]). As to claim 5, Aufderheide et al. disclose further wherein the electrodes are placed in rows and columns (see X, Y coordinate). As to claim 6, Aufderheide et al. disclose further wherein the electrodes and traces are formed from indium tin oxide (ITO) (see [0028-0029]). APLNDC00027019 Application/Control Number: 10/840,862 Art Unit: 2629 Page 4 As to claim 24, is rejected as the same as claim 1 above, furthermore, Aufderheide et al. disclose wherein the touch panel comprising: a glass member disposed over the screen of the display, see [0030]; a transparent conductive layer (130) disposed over the glass member, the conductive layer including a pixilated array of electrically isolated electrodes, see[0032]; a transparent cover sheet disposed over the conductive layer; and one sensor integrated circuits operatively coupled to the electrodes, see [0027]. As to claim 33, Aufderheide et al. disclose further, the transparent capacitive sensing medium formed on a single side of a substrate (110, see [0025]). As to claim 34, Aufderheide et al. disclose further, the transparent capacitive sensing medium formed on a transparent substrate ([see [0025]). As to claim claim 35, Aufderheide et al. disclose further, wherein the transparent substrate (110) is formed from glass (see [0025]). As to claim 36, Aufderheide et al. disclose further, wherein the capacitive sensing medium is a mutual capacitance sensing medium (see [0025]). As to claim 37, Aufderheide et al. disclose further, the transparent capacitive sensing medium formed on both sides of a single substrate (see [0025]). Claim 39 is rejected as the same as claim 1. Claims 41-45, are rejected as the same as claims 33-37. 4. Claims 2, 15-20, 32, 38, 40 and 46 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over Aufderheide et al. (US 2005/0083307) and Fujimoto (US 6,061,177) and in view of Westerman et al. (US 2002/0015024). APLNDC00027020 Application/Control Number: 10/840,862 Art Unit: 2629 Page 5 As to claims 2, 15-20, 32, 38, 40 and 46, Aufderheide et al. and Fujimoto do not specifically disclose the capacitive sensing nodes are based on self capacitance, and a virtual ground charge amplifier coupled to the touch panel for detecting the touches on the touch panel. Westerman et al. disclose in fig. 2, a touch panel comprising a capacitive sensing node (48) and an amplifier (35) coupled to the touch panel for detecting the touches on the touch panel (see [0123]). It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at the time the invention was made to implement the comprising a capacitive sensing node and an amplifier coupled to the touch panel for detecting the touches on the touch panel as taught by West et al. into the touch system of Aufderheide et al. and Fujimoto et al. for producing the claimed invention because this would provide the suggested speed up in s- ----- array se --------g (see [0123]). Allowable Subject Matter 5. Claims 7-12, 25-26 are allowed. 6. Claims 21- 23 are objected to as being dependent upon a rejected base claim, but would be allowable if rewritten in independent form including all of the limitations of the base claim and any intervening claims. The following is a statement of reasons for the indication of allowable subject matter: None of the cited art teaches or suggests that wherein a first layer having a plurality of transparent conductive lines that are eleçtricalkisolate from one another; and a seçond layer snatiallv seoarated from the first laver and havine a oluralitv of transoarent: conductive lines that are e ççtripally iso ated from one another, the second conductive ines beine positioned APLNDC00027021 Application/Control Number: 10/840,862 Art Unit: 2629 Page 6 transverse to the first conductive ines2 the intersection of transyggse nes being_positioned at different locations in the plane of the touch panel, each of the conductive lines being operatively coupled to capacitive monitoring circuitry as claim 7; or the sensing lines being configured to traverse across the driving lines in order to form a capacitive sensine node the drivine lines being connected to a voltage source and the sensina lines beine connected to a capacitive sensing circuit the voltage source driving a current through one driving line at a time and because of canacitive couoline. the current is carried throuah to the sensina lines at each of the caoacitive sensina nodes as claim 21; or wherem the capacitive sensina nodes are coygled to a capacitive sensing circuit, and wherein the capacitive sensing circuit monitors changes in capacitance that occurs at each of the caoacitive sensine nodes. the oosition where chances occur and the magnitude of those çhanges beigused to help recognize the multiple touçh events as claims 22; or a second glass member disposed over the first transparent conductive layer: a d transvarent conductive laver disvosed over the second class member. the second transvarent conductive layer çomprising a plurality of spaced apart parallel Enes having the same pitch and inewidths, the garallel lines of the :::::d transparent çoaduçtive layer beigsubstantially perpendicular to the parallel lines of the first transparent conductive layer; a third glass member disoosed over the second transvarent conductive laver: and one or more som o inteerated circuits operatively coupled to the lines as claim 25. APLNDC00027022 Application/Control Number: 10/840,862 Art Unit: 2629 Page 7 Response to Arguments 7. Applicant's arguments with respect to claims 1-2, 4-12, 15-26 and 32-46 filed on 7/10/09 have been considered but are moot in view of the new ground(s) of rejection. Correspondence Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner should be directed to KIMNHUNG NGUYEN whose telephone number is (571)2727698. The examiner can normally be reached on MON-FRI, FROM 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. If attempts to reach the e------:--er by telephone are unsuccessful, the e------:--er's supervisor, Richard Hjerpe can be reached on (571) 272-7691. The fax phone number for the organization where this application or proceeding is assigned is 571-273-8300. Inf -- -----tion regarding the status of an application may be obtained from the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. Status information for published applications may be obtained from either Private PAIR or Public PAIR. Status information for unpublished applications is available through Private PAIR only. For more information about the PAIR system, see http://pair-direct.uspto.gov. Should you have questions on access to the Private PAIR system, contact the Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 (toll-free). If you would like assistance from a USPTO Customer Service Representative or access to the automated information system, call 800-786-9199 (IN USA OR CANADA) or 571-272-1000. /Kimnhung Nguyen/ Examiner, Art Unit 2629 APLNDC00027023 Application/Control No. 10840862 HOTELLING ET AL. Examiner Art Unit KIMNHUNG NGUYEN Index of ClaimS Applicant(s)/Patent Under Reexamination 2629 / Rejected - Cancelled N Non-Elected A Appeal = Allowed ÷ Restricted I Interference O Objected O Claims renumbered in the same order as presented by applicant CLAIM Final O CPA T.D. O R.1.47 DATE Original 1 2 3 4 5 6 12/20/2008 05/29/2009 11/07/2009 v = v = 7 v v v = = = v = = 8 v = = 9 v = = 100== 110== 12v== 13 v / 14 15vOV 16vOV 17vOV 18vOV 19vOV 20vOV 21oOO 22oOO 23oOO 24oOV 2500= 2600= 27 28 29 30 31 32 v = 33 v = 34 v = 35 v = 36 v = U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Part of Paper No. : 20091107 APLNDC00027024 Application/Control No. 10840862 HOTELLING ET AL. Examiner Art Unit KIMNHUNG NGUYEN Index of ClaimS Applicant(s)/Patent Under Reexamination 2629 / Rejected - Cancelled N Non-Elected A Appeal = Allowed ÷ Restricted I Interference O Objected O Claims renumbered in the same order as presented by applicant CLAIM Final O CPA T.D. O R.1.47 DATE Original 12/20/2008 05/29/2009 / 11/07/2009 37 v = 38 v = 39 v = 40 v = 41 v = 42 v = 43 v = 44 v = 45 v = 46vOV 47 v / 48 v / 49 v / 50 v / U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Part of Paper No. : 20091107 APLNDC00027025 Application/Control No. 10840862 HOTELLING ET AL. Examiner Art Unit KIMNHUNG NGUYEN Search NoteS Applicant(s)/Patent Under Reexamination 2629 SEARCHED Class 345 178 Subclass 173-179 18.01-18.04 Date 11/4/09 11/4/09 Examiner KN KN SEARCH NOTES Search Notes East search Inventor name Date 11/4/09 11/4/09 Examiner KN KN INTERFERENCE SEARCH Class U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Subclass Date Examiner Part of Paper No. : 20091107 APLNDC00027026 EAST Search History EAST Search History EAST Search History (Prior Art) Ref # Hits Search Query DBs Default Operator Plurals Time Stamp S1 12 US-PGPUB; USPAT OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:09 S2 281 (("20020015024") or ("3662105") or ("3798370") or ("5825351") or ("6188391") or ("6323846") or ("6570557") or ("6593916") or ("6650319") or ("6677932") or ("6856259") or ("6888536")).PN. (touch panel) and (transparent capacitive) and (multiple US-PGPUB; USPAT; OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:38 touches) and traces and Uwom; FPRS; 345/173-179.ccls. EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB USPAT OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:39 OR OFF OR OFF OR OFF OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:47 2008/12/13 18:46 2008/12/19 15:01 2008/12/19 17:12 OR OFF 2008/12/19 17:12 OR OFF 2008/12/19 17:13 i S3 141 S2 and (@ad<= "20040506") i S4 2 i S5 1 (("5854625") or ("5872561")). PN. ("20050146511").PN. i S6 1 ("20050146511").PN. i S7 455 ((touch screen) or (touch panel)) and (transparent US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; USPAT; capacitance capacitive) and UwoM; FPRS; traces and 345/173 EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB i S8 381 S7 and (multiple touches) i S9 186 S8 and (@ad<="20040506") file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%20...0862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm (1 of 6)11/7/09 6:11:15 PM APLNDC00027027 EAST Search History |S10 1 89 and (transparent adj electrode adj layer) i S11 78 S9 and electrode i S12 50 S13 46 "ÃÊiÄÊ'' 'iiŠËŠiÑ" "5241308""5404443" "5642185""5917477" "6023265""20060097991" "20090066670" "20090096757" "20090096758""5404458" "5751276""5818450" "5943043""4623757" "4868912""5428367" "5483261""6028581" "6028595""6061177" "6072475""6232961" "4465465""4833592" "4837430""4888479" "4922061""4933544" "5053757" "5313051" "5347940""5559301" "5565658""5580662" "5670987""5708460" "5757359""5777596" "5966122""5982355" "6104443""6118435" "6143181""6229529" "6343519""6480187" "6504530""6626013").pn. 6ÒiÖB ŠŠÄS ) ("20030076301")or ("20030076303")or ("20030076306")or ("20030095096")or ("20030098858")or ("20050012723")or ("20050052425")or ("20050110768") or ("20060022956")or ("20060026535")or ("2006026536")or ("20060032680")or ("20060066582")or ("20060097991")or ("3333160") or("3541541") or ("3622105") or("3798370") or ("4246452") or("4550221") or UEyFY3PUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; USPAT CNR CX¯F 2008/12/19 18:30 OR OFF 2008/12/19 18:31 6 ÖÑ ÖŠ iS 13:32 OFF /05/28 14:53 file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%20...0862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm(2of6)11/7/096:11:15PM APLNDC00027028 EAST Search History 15 i S15 6 i S16 4451 US-PGPUB; (transparent sensing sensor senses) same (multiple touches) same location same (electrodes traces) same i S14 ("4672364") or ("4672558") or ("4692809") or ("4695827") or ("4733222") or ("4734685") or ("4746770") or ("4771276") or ("4788384") or ("4806846") or ("4898555") or ("4968877") or ("5003519") or ("5017030") or ("5178477") or ("5189403") or ("5194862") or ("5224861") or ("5241308") or ("5252951") or ("5281966") or ("5305017") or ("5345543") or ("5376948") or ("5398310") or ("5442742")). PN. (touch panel) same USPAT; Uwon; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; (individual trace) S14 and (@ad< = "20040506") I BM_TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM_TDB (touch panel) and (transparent US-PGPUB; sensing sensor senses) and DERWENT; I BM_TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM_TDB 15:06 OR OFF 2009/05/28 15:07 OR OFF 2009/05/28 EPO; JPO; and traces 2009/05/28 Uwom; FPRS; (electrodes layer) and location OFF USPAT; (multiple touches) and OR i S17 282 S16 and 345/173-179.ccls. i S18 101 S17 and (@ad< = "20040506") US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB 15:10 OR OFF 2009/05/28 15:11 OR OFF 2009/05/28 15:11 file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%20...0862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm (3 of 6)11/7/09 6:11:15 PM APLNDC00027029 EAST Search History i S19 i S20 50 ("4853498" "6138523" "5241308""5404443" "5642185""5917477" "6023265""20060097991" "20090066670" "20090096757" "20090096758""5404458" "5751276""5818450" "5943043""4623757" "4868912""5428367" "5483261""6028581" "6028595""6061177" "6072475""6232961" "4465465""4833592" "4837430""4888479" "4922061""4933544" "5053757""5313051" "5347940""5559301" "5565658""5580662" "5670987""5708460" "5757359""5777596" "5966122""5982355" "6104443""6118435" "6143181""6229529" "6343519""6480187" "6504530""6626013").pn. 1708 (touch panel) and (multiple touches) same (time or timing or period)and 345/173-179. ccls. i S21 738 S20 and (@ad< = "20040506") iŠ22 418 S21 and (transparent conductive) iŠ23 136 S22 and capacitance US-PGPUB; USPAT OR OFF 2009/11/03 17:22 US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB LŒ¾FY3PUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB LŒ¾FY3PUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; I BM_TDB OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:24 OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:25 CNR CX=F 2009/11/04 15:27 CNR CX=F 2009/11/04 15:27 i i i i i i file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%20...0862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm (4 of 6)11/7/09 6:11:15 PM APLNDC00027030 EAST Search History i S24 26 S20 and (sensing or sensed or sensor) adj nodes i S25 227 S20 and (touch event) and ground and amplifier i S26 103 S25 and (@ad< = "20040506") i S27 50 S28 '4ËËÑÀÃÑ' 'iÏŠŠŠËÑ" "5241308" "5404443" "5642185" "5917477" "6023265" "20060097991" "20090066670" "20090096757" "20090096758" "5404458" "5751276" "5818450" "5943043" "4623757" "4868912" "5428367" "5483261" "6028581" "6028595" "6061177" "6072475" "6232961" "4465465" "4833592" "4837430" "4888479" "4922061" "4933544" "5053757" "5313051" "5347940" "5559301" "5565658" "5580662" "5670987" "5708460" "5757359" "5777596" "5966122" "5982355" "6104443" "6118435" "6143181" "6229529" "6343519" "6480187" "6504530" "6626013" ).pn. 1325 (touch panel) same (transparent electrode) same US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:29 OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:34 OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:34 6 OR 60Ñ 1 10:58 OFF USPAT; Ë 2009/11/06 13:29 (electrode traces)and 345/173- Uw M; FPRS; 179.ccls. EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM_TDB file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%20...0862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm (5 of 6)11/7/09 6:11:15 PM APLNDC00027031 EAST Search History i S29 1180 S28 and 345/173-174.ccls. i S30 996 S29 and 345/173 i S31 451 S30 and (@ad< = "20040506" US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB OR OFF 2009/11/06 13:30 OR OFF 2009/11/06 13:30 OR OFF 2009/11/06 13:30 11/ 7/ 09 6:11:12 PM C:\ Documents and Settings\ KNguyen10\ My Documents\ EAST\ Workspaces\ 10840862.wsp file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%20...0862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm(6 of6)11/7/096:11:15 PM APLNDC00027032 Receipt date: 08/05/2009 10840862 - GAU: 2629 ALTERNATIVE TO PTOISBIO8A/B (Based on PTO 08-08 version) Cornplete if Known Substitute for form 1449/PTO Appilcation Number Sheet 1 of May 6, 2004 Steven Porter HOTELLING 2629 Examiner Name (Use as many sheets as necessary) Filing Date FirstNamed Inventor Art Unit INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 10/840,862 Kimnhung T. 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Patent and Trademark Office PTO-892 (Rev. 01-2001) Notice of References Cited Part of Paper No. 20091107 APLNDC00027034 Receipt date: 08/28/2009 10840862 - GAU: 2629 ALTERNATIVE TO PTO/SBIO8A/B (Based on PTO 08-08 version) Complete if Known Substitute for form 1449/PTO - Application Number INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 10/840,862 Filing Date May 6, 2004 FirstNamedinventor Steve HOTELLING Art Unit Examiner Name Sheet 1 of 1 Kimnhung T. NGUYEN Attomey Docket Number (Use as many sheets as necessar)Ò I 2629 client Ref: P329§W1 106842009000 U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS Examiner Cite Initials* / No.' Document Number ' Publication Date Number-Kind Code2 (iknown MM-DD-YYYY Name of Patentee or Applicant of Cited Document Releesan asmsna eLs o eWiehea t Figures Appear FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS Examiner Cite Foreign Patent Document Publiacaetion Name of Patentee or Initials* No.' Country Code -NumbeAKind Codef (ifknown) MM-DD-YYYY Applicant of Cited Document 1. JP-59-214941 12-04-1984 Toshiba Corp 2. JP-2002-342033 11-29-2002 Sony Corp Examiner Signature | IKimnhung Nguyen! ha ev tn sna E Or Relevant Figures Appear f Full English Translation Full English Translation Date Considered i 4 9 11/07/2009 i *EXAMINER: Initial if information considered, whether or not citation is in conformance with MPEP 609. Draw line through citation if not in conformance and not considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. ' Applicant's unique citation designation number (optional). 2 See Kinds Codes of USPTO Patent Documents at www onto nov or MPEP 901.04. Enter Office that issued the document, by the two-letter code (WIPO Standard ST.3). * For Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor must precede the serial number of the patent document. 'Kind of document by the appropriate symbols as indicated on the document under WIPO Standard ST. 16 if possible. 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ALL REFERENCES CONSIDERED EXCEPT WHERE LINED THROUGH. /K.N.! la-1043279 APLNDC00027035 R i 0 N 1$¾ÑÑ GgL 567 29 ALTERNATIVE TO PTO/SEMOBNB (Based on PTO 08-08 version) Complete II Known Substitute for form 1449/PTO - Application Number INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 10/840,862 Filingoate May 6, 2004 FirstNamedinventor Steve P. HOTELLING Art unit sheet 1 of 1 2629 Examiner Name {Use as niarly sissels as maessary) Not Yet Assigned Attomey Docket Number 106842009000 U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS Exarriner Cite No.' Documenta Pubicalion Dale Nuriber-Kirxl Code" (fimom) MM-DD-YYYY 1. 08-4,914,624 04-03-1990 Duntnorn et al. 2. 3. US-5.584856 US-2005/0146511 12-31-1996 Stein et al 07-07-2005 Hill et al. Initials' Name of Patentee or Applicant of Cited Document Figures Appear FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS Examiner Initials' Cite No.' Faregn Patent Document / NE •- ------•••• M CounhyCode'-Number'-lGndCode"(TImown) MMOD-YYYY N of Patentee or Pages, Columns, Lines, ame AppilcantofCltedDocument 4. JP-59-214941 12-04-1984 Toshiba Corp 5. JP-60-211529 10-23-1985 AMP Inc. 6. JP-084)16307 01-19-1996 Pentel KK 7. JP-2000-112642 04-21-2000 Digital Electronics Corp 8. JP3002-342033 11-29-2002 Sony Corp 9. JP-2003-029899 01-31-2003 Sony Corp 10. 11. EP-0 156 593 EP-0 250 931 WhueRelemntPassages OrRelevantFigumsAppear f 10-02-1985 AMP Incorporated 01-07-1986 Intemational Business Machines Corp Sign =Êy n with English abstract with English abstract with English abstract with Englitsh abstract with English abstract with English abstract Conesidered 1 'EXAMINER: Initial if information considered, whether or not citation la In conformance with MPEP 609. 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"Appilcant is to place a check mark here if En¢Ish language Translation is attached A LA44 LWE N G§%0Ñ WȾ\¾ËÉ L Ë NON PATENT LITERATURE DOCUMENTS Include name of the author (in CAPITAL LETTERS), title of the article (when appropriate), title of the Item (book, magazine,]ouma1, serlal, symposium, catalog, etc.), date, page(s), volume-issue number{s), publisher, city and/or country where publisheci. f ' Intemational search report for Intemational Application No. PCT/US2005/014364 mailed January 12, 2005 ,l Examiner Cite Initials No, i 12. Examiner Signature /Ki,rrinhuno Nouven/ /KImnhl10Q QUyen/ Data Considered i 12/20/2poa | |U, /2()OG 'EXAMINER: Initial if reference considered, whether or not citation Is in confonnance with MPEP 000. Draw line through diation if not in conformance and not considered. Include copy of this form with nextcommunleation to appilcant. 'Applicants unique oltation designation number (optional). *Appicant is to place a check mark here If English langinge Translation is atiached. ALL REFERENCES CONSIDERED EXCEPT WHERE LINED THROUGH. !K.N./ ALL REFERENCES CONSIDERED EXCEPT WHERE LINED THROUGH. /K.N./ la-1009920 APLNDC00027036 VIA EFS Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 (PATENT) IN'THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND To AnElvs^uK OFFICE In re Patent Application of: Steve HOTELLING et al. Application No.: 10/840,862 Confirmation No.: 8470 Filed: May 6, 2004 Art Unit: 2629 For: MULTI-POINT TOUCHSCREEN Examiner: Kimnhung T. Nguyen A MENDMENT UNDER 37 CFR 1.111 MS Amendment Commissioner for Patents P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 Dear Madam: INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS This is in response to the non-final Office Action dated November 12, 2009, for which a response is due on February 12, 2010. Reconsideration and allowance of the pending claims in light of the remarks presented herein are respectfully requested. There are no amendments to the specification or drawings. Amendments to the Claims are reflected in the listing of claims which begins on page 2 of this paper. Remarks/Arguments begin on page 6 of this paper. la-1054939 APLNDC00027037 Application No.: 10/840,862 2 Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 AMENDMENTS TO THE CLAIMS Claims 1-6 (canceled) Claim 7 (previously presented): A touch panel comprising a transparent capacitive sensing.medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at a same time and at distinct locations in a plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of a location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches, wherein the transparent capacitive sensing medium comprises: a first layer having a plurality of transparent first conductive lines that are electrically isolated from one another; and a second layer spatially separated from the first layer and having a plurality of transparent second conductive lines that are electrically isolated from one another, the second conductive lines being positioned transverse to the first conductive lines, the intersection of transverse lines being positioned at different locations in the plane of the touch panel, each of the second conductive lines being operatively coupled to capacitive monitoring circuitry; wherein the capacitive monitoring circuitry is configured to detect changes in charge coupling between the first conductive lines and the second conductive lines. Claim 8 (original): The touch panel as recited in claim 7 wherein the conductive lines on each of the layers are substantially parallel to one another. Claim 9 (original): The touch panel as recited in claim 8 wherein the conductive lines on different layers are substantially perpendicular to one another. Claim 10 (previously presented): The touch panel as recited in claim 7 wherein the transparent first conductive lines of the first layer are disposed on a first glass member, and wherein the transparent second conductive lines of the second layer are disposed on a second glass member, the first glass member being disposed over the second glass member. la-1054939 APLNDC00027038 Application No.: 10/840,862 Claim 11 (original): 3 Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 The touch panel as recited in claim 10 further including a third glass member disposed over the first glass member, the first and second glass members being attached to one another via an adhesive layer, the third glass member being attached to the first glass member via another adhesive layer. Claim 12 (original): The touch panel as recited in claim 7 wherein the conductive lines are formed from indium tin oxide (ITO). Claims 13-24 (canceled) la-1054939 APLNDC00027039 Application No.: 10/840,862 4 Claim 25 (previously presented): Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 A display arrangement comprising: a display having a screen for displaying a graphical user interface; and a transparent touch panel allowing the screen to be viewed therethrough and capable of recognizing multiple touch events that occur at different locations on the touch panel at a same time and to output this information to a host device to form a pixilated image; wherein the touch panel includes a multipoint sensing arrangement configured to simultaneously detect and monitor the touch events and a change in capacitive coupling associated with those touch events at distinct points across the touch panel; and wherein the touch panel comprises: a first glass member disposed over the screen of the display; a first transparent conductive layer disposed over the first glass member, the first transparent conductive layer comprising a plurality of spaced apart parallel lines having the same pitch and linewidths; a second glass member disposed over the first transparent conductive layer; a second transparent conductive layer disposed over the second glass member, the second transparent conductive layer comprising a plurality of spaced apart parallel lines having the same pitch and linewidths, the parallel lines of the second transparent conductive layer being substantially perpendicular to the parallel lines of the first transparent conductive layer; a third glass member disposed over the second transparent conductive layer; and one or more sensor integrated circuits operatively coupled to the lines. Claim 26 (original): The display arrangement as recited in claim 25 further including dummy features disposed in the space between the parallel lines, the d........y features optically improving the visual appearance of the touch screen by more closely matching the optical index of the lines. Claims 27-35 (canceled) la-1054939 APLNDC00027040 Application No.: 10/840,862 Claim 36 (previously presented): 5 Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 The touch panel as recited in claim 7, wherein the capacitive sensing medium is a mutual capacitance sensing medium. Claim 37 (previously presented): The touch panel as recited in claim 7, the transparent capacitive sensing medium formed on both sides of a single substrate. Claim 38 (previously presented): The touch panel as recited in claim 36, further comprising a virtual ground charge amplifier coupled to the touch panel for detecting the touches on the touch panel. Claims 39-50 (canceled) la-1054939 APLNDC00027041 Application No.: 10/840,862 6 Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 REMARKS Claims 1, 2, 4-12, 15-26 and 32-46 were pending in the application, with claims 27, 28, 30 and 31 previously withdrawn from consideration, and claims 3, 13, 14, 27-31 and 47-50 previously canceled. Claims 1, 4-6, 24, 33-37 and 41-45 were rejected under 35 U.S.C. §103(a) as being unpatentable over Aufderheide et al. in view of Fujimoto. Claims 2, 15-20, 32, 38, 40 and 46 were rejected under 35 U.S.C. §103(a) as being unpatentable over Aufderheide and Fujimoto and in view of Westerman et al. Claims 7-12, 25 and 26 have been allowed. Claims 21-23 were objected to as being dependent upon a rejected base claim, but were indicated to be allowable if rewritten in independent form including all of the limitations of the base claim and any intervening claims. Claims 1, 2, 4-6, 15-24, 32-35 and 39-46 have been canceled, leaving claims 7-12, 25, 26 and 36-38 presently under consideration. With respect to all amendments, Applicants have not dedicated or abandoned any unclaimed subject matter. Moreover, Applicants have not acquiesced to any characterizations of the invention, nor any rejections or objections of the claims, made by the Examiner. The Applicants wish to express their appreciation to Examiner Nguyen for her courtesy during the telephone call conducted on November 20, 2009. During the telephone call, it was agreed that claims 1, 2, 4-6, 15-24, 32-35 and 39-46 were to be canceled by Examiner's Amendment, and that claims 7-12, 25, 26 and 36-38 were allowable. However, Applicants have now been informed by the Examiner that, notwithstanding the agreements above, a response from the Applicant is required. To the extent that a confirmation of the agreement above will satisfy the requirement for a response, Applicants confirm that claims 1, 2, 4-6, 15-24, 32-35 and 39-46 can be canceled by Examiner's Amendment, and that agreement was reached with the Examiner that claims 7-12, 25, 26 and 36-38 were allowable. It is Applicants' understanding that this confirmation will allow the Examiner's Notice of Allowance to be accepted by the USPTO. In the alternative, and only if the preceding is not a sufficient response, then the Applicants' present the formal response herein for consideration. Reconsideration and la-1054939 APLNDC00027042 Application No.: 10/840,862 7 Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 reexamination of the application in view of the amendments and following remarks is respectfully requested. Claims 1, 4-6, 24, 33-37 and 41-45 were rejected under 35 U.S.C. §103(a) as being unpatentable over Aufderheide et al. in view of Fujimoto. Claims 1, 4-6, 24, 33-35 and 41-45 have now been canceled, rendering their rejections moot. The rejection of claims 36 and 37 is respectfully traversed. Claims 36 and 37 depend from allowable claim 7, and therefore claims 36 and 37 are also allowable. Claims 2, 15-20, 32, 38, 40 and 46 were rejected under 35 U.S.C. §103(a) as being unpatentable over Aufderheide and Fujimoto and in view of Westerman. Claims 2, 15-20, 32, 40 and 46 have been canceled, rendering their rejections moot. The rejection of claim 38 is respectfully traversed. Claim 38 depends from allowable claim 7, and therefore claim 38 is also allowable. Claims 7-12, 25 and 26 have been allowed. The Applicants thank the Examiner for the indication of allowable subject matter. Claims 21-23 were objected to as being dependent upon a rejected base claim, but were indicated to be allowable if rewritten in independent form including all of the limitations of the base claim and any intervening claims. Claims 21-23 have been canceled, rendering their rejection moot. In view of the above, each of the presently pending claims in this application is believed to be in immediate condition for allowance. Accordingly, the Examiner is respectfully requested to withdraw the outstanding rejection of the claims and to pass this application to issue. If it is determined that a telephone conference would expedite the prosecution of this application, the Examiner is invited to telephone the undersigned at the number given below. la-1054939 APLNDC00027043 Application No.: 10/840,862 8 Docket No.: 106842009000 Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 By responding in the foregoing remarks only to particular positions asserted by the Examiner, the applicant does not necessarily acquiesce in other positions that have not been explicitly addressed. In addition, the Applicant's arguments for the patentability of a claim should not be understood as implying that no other reasons for the patentability of that claim exist. In the event the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office determines that an extension and/or other relief is required, applicant petitions for any required relief including extensions of time and authorizes the Commissioner to charge the cost of such petitions and/or other fees due in connection with the filing of this document to Deposit Account No. 03-1952 referencing Docket No. 106842009000. Dated: November 30, 2009 Respectfully submitted, By /Glenn M. Kubota/ Glenn M. 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Examiner Art Unit KIMNHUNG NGUYEN Issue Classification Applicant(s)/Patent Under Reexamination 2629 ORIGINAL INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION CLASS SUBCLASS 345 CLAIMED 173 G CROSS REFERENCE(S) CLASS 0 - 6 - F - NON-CLAIMED 3 / 041 (2006.01.01) - - - - - - SUBCLASS (ONE SUBCLASS PER BLOCK) 345 174 178 18.01 Claims renumbered in the same order as presented by applicant Final Original Final Original Final Original Final Original 1 17 33 18 34 19 20 7 21 9 22 8 7 23 8 24 Final Original 39 2 Original 38 1 Final 37 6 Original 36 5 Final R.1.47 35 4 Original T.D. 50 3 Final CPA 49 2 O 40 3 9 10 25 41 4 10 11 26 42 5 11 27 43 6 12 28 44 13 29 45 14 30 46 15 31 47 16 32 48 IKIMNHUNG NGUYENI Examiner.Art Unit 2629 12/9/09 Total Claims Allowed: 11 (Assistant Examiner) IRICHARD HJERPEl Supervisory Patent Examiner.Art Unit 2629 12/9/09 O.G. Print Claim(s) O.G. Print Figure (Primary Examiner) (Date) 1 6A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Date) Part of Paper No. 20091209 APLNDC00027056 EAST Search History EAST Search History EAST Search History (Prior Art) Ref # Hits Search Query DBs Default Operator Plurals Time Stamp S1 12 US-PGPUB; USPAT OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:09 S2 281 (("20020015024") or ("3662105") or ("3798370") or ("5825351") or ("6188391") or ("6323846") or ("6570557") or ("6593916") or ("6650319") or ("6677932") or ("6856259") or ("6888536")).PN. (touch panel) and (transparent capacitive) and (multiple US-PGPUB; USPAT; OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:38 touches) and traces and Uwom; FPRS; 345/173-179.ccls. EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB USPAT OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:39 OR OFF OR OFF OR OFF OR OFF 2008/05/09 17:47 2008/12/13 18:46 2008/12/19 15:01 2008/12/19 17:12 OR OFF 2008/12/19 17:12 OR OFF 2008/12/19 17:13 i S3 141 S2 and (@ad<= "20040506") i S4 2 i S5 1 (("5854625") or ("5872561")). PN. ("20050146511").PN. i S6 1 ("20050146511").PN. i S7 455 ((touch screen) or (touch panel)) and (transparent US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; USPAT; capacitance capacitive) and UwoM; FPRS; traces and 345/173 EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB i S8 381 S7 and (multiple touches) i S9 186 S8 and (@ad<="20040506") file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%2...862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm (1 of 6)11/21/09 12:36:00 PM APLNDC00027057 EAST Search History |S10 1 89 and (transparent adj electrode adj layer) i S11 78 S9 and electrode i S12 50 S13 46 "ÃÊiÄÊ'' 'iiŠËŠiÑ" "5241308""5404443" "5642185""5917477" "6023265""20060097991" "20090066670" "20090096757" "20090096758""5404458" "5751276""5818450" "5943043""4623757" "4868912""5428367" "5483261""6028581" "6028595""6061177" "6072475""6232961" "4465465""4833592" "4837430""4888479" "4922061""4933544" "5053757" "5313051" "5347940""5559301" "5565658""5580662" "5670987""5708460" "5757359""5777596" "5966122""5982355" "6104443""6118435" "6143181""6229529" "6343519""6480187" "6504530""6626013").pn. 6ÒiÖB ŠŠÄS ) ("20030076301")or ("20030076303")or ("20030076306")or ("20030095096")or ("20030098858")or ("20050012723")or ("20050052425")or ("20050110768") or ("20060022956")or ("20060026535")or ("2006026536")or ("20060032680")or ("20060066582")or ("20060097991")or ("3333160") or("3541541") or ("3622105") or("3798370") or ("4246452") or("4550221") or UEyFY3PUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; USPAT CNR CX¯F 2008/12/19 18:30 OR OFF 2008/12/19 18:31 6 ÖÑ ÖŠ iS 13:32 OFF /05/28 14:53 file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%2...862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm(2of6)11/21/0912:36:00PM APLNDC00027058 EAST Search History 15 i S15 6 i S16 4451 US-PGPUB; (transparent sensing sensor senses) same (multiple touches) same location same (electrodes traces) same i S14 ("4672364") or ("4672558") or ("4692809") or ("4695827") or ("4733222") or ("4734685") or ("4746770") or ("4771276") or ("4788384") or ("4806846") or ("4898555") or ("4968877") or ("5003519") or ("5017030") or ("5178477") or ("5189403") or ("5194862") or ("5224861") or ("5241308") or ("5252951") or ("5281966") or ("5305017") or ("5345543") or ("5376948") or ("5398310") or ("5442742")). PN. (touch panel) same USPAT; Uwon; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; (individual trace) S14 and (@ad< = "20040506") I BM_TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM_TDB (touch panel) and (transparent US-PGPUB; sensing sensor senses) and DERWENT; I BM_TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM_TDB 15:06 OR OFF 2009/05/28 15:07 OR OFF 2009/05/28 EPO; JPO; and traces 2009/05/28 Uwom; FPRS; (electrodes layer) and location OFF USPAT; (multiple touches) and OR i S17 282 S16 and 345/173-179.ccls. i S18 101 S17 and (@ad< = "20040506") US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB 15:10 OR OFF 2009/05/28 15:11 OR OFF 2009/05/28 15:11 file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%2...862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm (3 of 6)11/21/09 12:36:00 PM APLNDC00027059 EAST Search History i S19 i S20 50 ("4853498" "6138523" "5241308""5404443" "5642185""5917477" "6023265""20060097991" "20090066670" "20090096757" "20090096758""5404458" "5751276""5818450" "5943043""4623757" "4868912""5428367" "5483261""6028581" "6028595""6061177" "6072475""6232961" "4465465""4833592" "4837430""4888479" "4922061""4933544" "5053757""5313051" "5347940""5559301" "5565658""5580662" "5670987""5708460" "5757359""5777596" "5966122""5982355" "6104443""6118435" "6143181""6229529" "6343519""6480187" "6504530""6626013").pn. 1708 (touch panel) and (multiple touches) same (time or timing or period)and 345/173-179. ccls. i S21 738 S20 and (@ad< = "20040506") iŠ22 418 S21 and (transparent conductive) iŠ23 136 S22 and capacitance US-PGPUB; USPAT OR OFF 2009/11/03 17:22 US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB LŒ¾FY3PUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; IBM TDB LŒ¾FY3PUB; USPAJ; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DEFNVENT; I BM_TDB OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:24 OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:25 CNR CX=F 2009/11/04 15:27 CNR CX=F 2009/11/04 15:27 i i i i i i file:///Cl/Documents%20and%20Settings/KNguyen10/My%2...862/EASTSearchHistory.10840862_AccessibleVersion.htm (4 of 6)11/21/09 12:36:00 PM APLNDC00027060 EAST Search History i S24 26 S20 and (sensing or sensed or sensor) adj nodes i S25 227 S20 and (touch event) and ground and amplifier i S26 103 S25 and (@ad< = "20040506") i S27 50 S28 '4ËËÑÀÃÑ' 'iÏŠŠŠËÑ" "5241308" "5404443" "5642185" "5917477" "6023265" "20060097991" "20090066670" "20090096757" "20090096758" "5404458" "5751276" "5818450" "5943043" "4623757" "4868912" "5428367" "5483261" "6028581" "6028595" "6061177" "6072475" "6232961" "4465465" "4833592" "4837430" "4888479" "4922061" "4933544" "5053757" "5313051" "5347940" "5559301" "5565658" "5580662" "5670987" "5708460" "5757359" "5777596" "5966122" "5982355" "6104443" "6118435" "6143181" "6229529" "6343519" "6480187" "6504530" "6626013" ).pn. 1325 (touch panel) same (transparent electrode) same US-PGPUB; USPAT; Uwom; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT; UwoM; FPRS; EPO; JPO; DERWENT; I BM TDB US-PGPUB; USPAT US-PGPUB; OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:29 OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:34 OR OFF 2009/11/04 15:34 6 OR 60Ñ 1 10:58 OFF USPAT; Ë 2009/11/06 13:29 (electrode traces)and 345/173- Uw M; FPRS; 179.ccls. 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Box 1450 Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 www.uspto.gov BIB DATA SHEET CONFIRMATION NO. 8470 SERIAL NUMBER 10/840,862 FILING or 371(c) DATE 05/06/2004 CLASS GROUP ART UNIT 345 2629 ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 106842009000 RULE APPLICANTS Steve Hotelling, San Jose, CA; Joshua A. Strickon, San Jose, CA; Brian Q. 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INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT-- PTO-1449 (MODIFIED) APLNDC00027073 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 www.uspto.gov APPLICATION NO. ISSUE DATE 10/840,862 02/16/2010 69753 7590 | PATENT NO. / ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. CO-· - - TION NO. 106842009000 8470 7663607 01/27/2010 APPLE C/O MORRISON AND FOERSTER ,LLP LOS ANGELES 555 WEST rir i 11 S i Krr T SUITE 3500 LOS ANGELES, CA 90013-1024 ISSUE NOTIFICATION The projected patent number and issue date are specified above. Determination of Patent Term Adjustment under 35 U.S.C. 154 (b) (application filed on or after May 29, 2000) The Patent Term Adjustment is 754 day(s). Any patent to issue from the above-identified application will include an indication of the adjustment on the front page. If a Continued Prosecution Application (CPA) was filed in the above-identified application, the filing date that determines Patent Term Adjustment is the filing date of the most recent CPA. Applicant will be able to obtain more detailed information by accessing the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) WEB site (http://pair.uspto.gov). Any questions regarding the Patent Term Extension or Adjustment determination should be directed to the Office of Patent Legal Administration at (571)-272-7702. Questions relating to issue and publication fee payments should be directed to the Application Assistance Unit (AAU) of the Office of Data Management (ODM) at (571)-272-4200. APPLICANT(s) (Please see PAIR WEB site http://pair.uspto.gov for additional applicants): Steve Hotelling, San Jose, CA; Joshua A. Strickon, San Jose, CA; Brian Q. Huppi, San Francisco, CA; IR103 (Rev. 10/09) APLNDC00027074 Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt EFS ID: 8155852 Application Number: 10840862 International Application Number: Confirmation Number: 8470 Title of Invention: MULTIPOINT TOUCHSCREEN First Named Inventor/Applicant Name: Steve Hotelling Customer Number: 69753 Filer: Glenn M Kubota/Lisa Bronk Filer Authorized By: Glenn M Kubota Attorney Docket Number: 106842009000 Receipt Date: 04-AUG-2010 Filing Date: 06-MAY-2004 Time Stamp: 17:09:46 Application Type: Utility under 35 USC 111(a) Payment information: Submitted with Payment no File Listing: Document Number . Document Description 1 Patent Term Adjustment Petition i File Name File Size(Bytes)/ . Message Digest Multi Pages Part /.zip (if appl.) 51226 2002000REQRECALC8410.pdf no 1 94e6b4852833131ac2da8e344cc1fada24e e1654 Warnings: Information: APLNDC00027075 Total Files Size (in bytes) 51226 This Acknowledgement Receipt evidences receipt on the noted date by the USPTO of the indicated documents, characterized by the applicant, and including page counts, where applicable. It serves as evidence of receipt similar to a Post Card, as described in MPEP 503. New Annlications Under 35 U.S.C. 111 If a new application is being filed and the application includes the necessary components for a filing date (see 37 CFR 1.53(b)-(d) and MPEP 506), a Filing Receipt (37 CFR 1.54) will be issued in due course and the date shown on this Acknowledgement Receipt will establish the filing date of the application. National Staae of an International Annlication under 35 U.S.C. 371 If a timely submission to enter the national stage of an international application is compliant with the conditions of 35 U.S.C. 371 and other applicable requirements a Form PCT/DO/EO/903 indicating acceptance of the application as a national stage submission under 35 U.S.C. 371 will be issued in addition to the Filing Receipt, in due course. New International Annlication I¯iled with the USPTO as a Receivina Office If a new international application is being filed and the international application includes the necessary components for an international filing date (see PCT Article 11 and MPEP 1810), a Notification of the International Application Number and of the International Filing Date (Form PCT/RO/105) will be issued in due course, subject to prescriptions concerning national security, and the date shown on this Acknowledgement Receipt will establish the international filing date of the application. APLNDC00027076 Doc Code: PET.PTA.RCAL Document Description: Request for Recalculation in view of Wyeth PTO/SB/131 (02-10) Approved for use through - - -- 11. OMB 0651-0020 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Under the PapenNork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons am mquired to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. REQUEST FOR RECALCULATION OF PATENT TERM ADJUSTMENT IN VIEW OF WYETH* Attorney Docket Number: 106842009000 Application Number. 10/840,862 Patent Number: 7,663,607 B2 First Named Inventor: Steve HOTELLING Title: MULTIPOINT TOUCHSCREEN Filing Date (or 371(b) or (f) Date): Issue Date: May 6, 2004 February 16, 2010 PATENTEE HEREBY REQUESTS RECALCULATION OF THE PATENT TERM ADJUSTMENT (PTA) UNDER 35 USC 154(b) INDICATED ON THE ABOVE-IDENTIFIED PATENT. THE PATENTEE'S SOLE BASIS FOR REQUESTING THE RECALCULATION IS THE USPTO'S PRE-WYETH INTERPRETATION OF 35 U.S.C. 154(b)(2)(A). Note: This form is only for requesting a recalculation of PTA for patents issued before March 2, 2010, if the sole basis for requesting the recalculation is the USPTO's pre-Wyeth interpretation of 35 U.S.C. 154(b)(2)(A). See Instruction Sheet on page 2 for more information. Patentees are reminded that to preserve the right to review in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia of the USPTO's patent term adjustment determination, a patentee must ensure that he or she also takes the steps required under 35 U.S.C. 154(b)(3) and (b)(4) and 37 CFR 1.705 in a timely manner. *Wyeth v. Kappos, No. 2009-1120 (Fed. Cir., Jan. 7, 2010). Signature Name (Print/Typed) /Glenn M. Kubota/ Glenn M. Kubota Date August 4, 2010 Registration Number 44,197 ivote: Signatures of all the inventors or assignees of record of the entire interest or their representative(s) are required in accordance with 37 CFR 1.33 and 11.18. Please see 37 CFR 1.4(d) for the forrn of the signature. If necessary, subrnit rnultiple forms if more than one signature, see below*. *Total of 1 forms are submitted. Client Ref. No.: P3266US1 la-1084857 APLNDC00027077 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 www.uspto.gov APPLE c/o MOFO LA 555 WEST FIFTH STREET SUITE 3500 SUITE 200 LOS ANGELES, CA 90013-1024 Applicant : Patent Number : Issue Date : Application No: Filed : Steve Hotelling 7663607 02/16/2010 10/840,862 05/06/2004 Mail : : : : : Date: 08/17/2010 DECISION ON REQUEST FOR RECALCULATION of PATENT TERM ADJUSTMENT IN VIEW OF WYETH AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION The Request for Recalculation is GRANTED to the extent indicated. The patent term adjustment has been determined to be 1423 days. The USPTO will sua sponte issue a certificate of correction reflecting the amount of PTA days determined by the recalculation. Prior to the issuance of the certificate of correction, the USPTO will afford patentee an opportunity to be heard and request reconsideration. Accordingly, patentee has one month or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer, to file a request for reconsideration of this patent term adjustment calculation. See 35 U.S.C. 154 (b)(3)(B)(ii) and 37 CFR 1.322(a)(4). No extensions of time will be granted under 37 CFR 1.136. Patentee should use document code PET.OP if electronically filing a request for reconsideration of this patent term adjustment calculation. The patentee must also include the information required by 37 CFR 1.705(b)(2) and the fee required by 37 CFR 1.18(e). If patentee does not file a timely request for reconsideration of this patent term adjustment calculation including the information required by 37 CFR 1.705(b)(2) and the fee required by 37 CFR 1.18(e), the USPTO will issue a certificate of correction reflecting the PTA determination noted above. Patentee should be aware that in order to preserve the right to review in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia of the USPTO patent term adjustment determination, patentee must ensure that he or she also take the steps required under 35 U.S.C. 154(b)(4)(A) in a timely manner. Nothing in the request for recalculation should be construed as providing an alternative time frame for commencing a civil action under 35 U.S.C. 154 (b)(4)(A). PTOL-549G (04/10) APLNDC00027078 UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF COleif leCTION PATENT NO. APPLICATION NO. DATED INVENTOR(S) : : : : 7,663,607 B2 10/840862 February 16, 2010 Hotelling et al. Page 1 of 1 It is certified that error appears in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent is hereby corrected as shown below: On the Title Page: The first or sole Notice should read -- Subject to any disclaimer, the term ofthis patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 1423 days. Signed and Sealed this Twenty-eighth Day of December, 2010 David J. Kappos Director ofthe United States Patent and Trademark Ofice APLNDC00027079

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