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PTO/SB/21 (08-00) 
Approved for use through 10/31/02. OMB 0651-0031 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
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TRANSMITTAL 
FORM 

(to be used for all correspondence after initial filing) 



Application Number 



Filing Date 



First Named Inventor 



Group Art Unit 



Examiner Name 



09/864,621 



May 23, 2001 



H. Ralph SNODGRASS 



RFOEIV 



1633 



To Be Assigned 



APR 1 2 002 



ED 



.Total Number Of Pages In This Submission 



6 + 2 Refs. 



Attorney Docket No. 



441472000110 



ENCLOSURES (check all that apply) 



| | Fee Transmittal Form 

| | Fee Attached 
| | Amendment / Reply 

| | After Final 

| | Affidavits/declarations 

Extension of Time Request 

| | Express Abandonment Request ^ 

[771 Information Disclosure Statement (3 
lil pages) 

(~| Certified Copy of Priority Document(s) 

□ Response to Missing Parts/ 
Incomplete Application 

□ Response to Missing Parts 
under 37 CFR1.52 or 1.53 



Assignment Papers 
(for an Application) 



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| | Drawing(s) 

I | Licensing-related Papers 

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| | Request for Refund 
| | CD, Number of CD(s). 



Petition 

Petition to Convert to a 
Provisional Application 

Power of Attorney, Revocation 
Change of Correspondence Address 

I Terminal Disclaimer 



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After Allowance Communication to 
Group 

Appeal Communication to Board of 
Appeals and Interferences 

Appeal Communication to Group 
(Appeal Notice, Brief, Reply Brief) 

Proprietary Information 
Status Letter 

Other Enclosure(s) (please identify 
below): 

Form PTO-1449 (1 page in duplicate) 
2 cited references 
Return receipt postcard 



Remarks 



SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT, ATTORNEY OR AGENT 



Firm 
or 

Individual Name 



Morrison & Foerster LLP, 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, California 94304-1018 
Cara M. Cobum, Reg. No. 46,631 



Signature 



Date 



March 20, 2002 



CERTIFICATE OF MAILING BY "FIRST CLASS MAIL" 

I hereby certify that this correspondence is being deposited with the United States Postal Service as first class mail in an envelope addressed 
to: Assistant Commissioner for Patents, Washington, D.C. 20231 , on March 20, 2002. 



D.C. 20231 , on March 20, 2002. ji 

•fina'PlariH 



Martina'Placid 



Burden Hours Statement: This form is estimated to take 0.2 hours to complete. Time will vary depending upon the needs of the individual case. Any comments on the amount of time you 
are required to complete this form should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 20231 . DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED 
FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Assistant Commissioner for Patents, Box Patent Application, Washington, DC 20231 . 



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PATENT 
Docket No. 441472000110 



CERTIFICATE OF MAILING BY "FIRST CLASS MAIL" 



I hereby certify that this correspondence is being deposited with the United States Postal Service as first class mail in an envelope addressed to: 
Assistant Commissioner for Patents, Washington, D.C. 20231, on March 20, 2002. 



Martina Placid 



ReeeiVED 



IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE APR 1 2002 

TECH CENTER 1600/2900 



In the application of: 

H. Ralph SNODGRASS 

Serial No.: 09/864,621 

Filing Date: May 23, 2001 

For: TOXICITY TYPING USING 
EMBRYOID BODIES 



Examiner: To Be Assigned 
Group Art Unit: 1633 



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT UNDER 37 C.F.R. § 1.97 AND § 1.98 



Assistant Commissioner for Patents 
Washington, D.C. 20231 



Dear Sir: 

Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 1.97 and § 1.98, Applicant submits for consideration in the 
above-identified application the documents listed on the attached Form PTO-1449. Copies of the 
documents are also submitted herewith. The Examiner is requested to make these documents of 
record. 



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The documents listed on the attached Form PTO-1449 were cited in an observation by a 
third party in a related European application. Please note, the international publications WO 
97/01644 and WO 97/13877 as well as the US Patent No. 5,736,332 mentioned in the 
observation were not included on the form 1449 as they were each previously cited in an earlier 
Information Disclosure Statement for the subject application. 

This Information Disclosure Statement is submitted: 

^ Within three months of the application filing date or before mailing of a first 
Office Action on the merits; accordingly, no fee or separate requirements are 
required. 

□ After receipt of a first Office Action on the merits but before mailing of a final 
Office Action or Notice of Allowance. 

I I A fee is required. A check in the amount of * is enclosed. 

I I A fee is required. Accordingly, a Fee Transmittal form (PTO/SB/17) is 

attached to this submission in duplicate. 
I I A Certification under 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(e) is provided below; accordingly; 

no fee is believed to be due. 
PI After mailing of a final Office Action or Notice of Allowance, but before payment 
of the issue fee. 

□ A Certification under 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(e) is provided below and a check in 

the amount of is enclosed. 
O A Certification under 37 C.F.R. § 1.97(e) is provided below and a Fee 

Transmittal form (PTO/SB/17 is attached to this submission in duplicate. 

Applicant would appreciate the Examiner initialing and returning the Form PTO-1449, 
indicating that the information has been considered and made of record herein. 



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Serial No. 09/864,621 
Docket No. 441472000110 



The information contained in this Supplemental Information Disclosure Statement under 
37 C.F.R. § 1.97 is not to be construed as a representation that: (i) a complete search has been 
made; (ii) additional information material to the examination of this application does not exist; 
(iii) the information, protocols, results and the like reported by third parties are accurate or 
enabling; or (iv) the above information constitutes prior art to the subject invention. 

In the unlikely event that the transmittal letter is separated from this document and the 
Patent Office determines that an extension and/or other relief is required, applicant petitions for 
any required relief including extensions of time and authorizes the Assistant 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 441472000110 , However, the Assistant 
Commissioner is not authorized to charge the cost of the issue fee to the Deposit Account. 

Dated: March 20, 2002 



Respectfully submitted, 




Cara M. Coburn 
Registration No. 46,631 



Morrison & Foersterixp 

755 Page Mill Road 

Palo Alto, California 94304-1018 

Telephone: (650)813-4218 

Facsimile: (650) 494-0792 



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Serial No. 09/864,621 
Docket No. 441472000110