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on the date Indicated above, this paper or 
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PATENT TRADEMARK OFFJCK 



IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



In re application of: Daniel Nissanoff; Mark Allan Schenecker 
Serial No.: 09/869,538 Art Unit: 2165 

Confirmation No.: 4656 
Filed: November 2, 2001 

For: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC COMMERCE 



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JUN 2 3 2003 

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Date June 16, 2003 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 

Mail Stop Non Fee Amendment 
Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 

Sir: 



This Information Disclosure Statement is submitted in accordance with 
37 C.F.R. 1.97, 1.98, and it is requested that the information set forth in this 
statement and in the listed documents be considered during the pendency of the 



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above-identified application, and any other application relying on the filing date of 
the above-identified application or cross-referencing it as a related application. 

1. This IDS should be considered, in accordance with 37 C.F.R. 1.97, as it 

is filed: (Check one of the boxes A-D) 

[]A. Within three months of the filing date of the above-identified national 
application or within three months of the entry into the national stage 
of the above-identified international application. 
[X] B. before the mailing date of a first office action on the merits, or a first 

office action after filing a request for continued examination. 
[] C. after (A) and (B) above, but before the mailing date of a final rejection, 
a notice of allowance, or any other action that closes prosecution, and 
Applicants have made the necessary statement in box "i" below or 
paid the necessary fee in box "ii" below, 
(check one of the boxes "i" and "ii" below:) 

[] i. Counsel states that, upon information and belief, each item of 
information listed herein was either (a) cited in a communication 
from a foreign patent office in a counterpart foreign application 
not more than three months prior to the filing of this IDS; or (b) 
was not cited in a communication from a foreign patent office in 
a counterpart foreign application and, to the knowledge of 
undersigned after making reasonable inquiry, was not known to 
any individual designated in 1 .56(c) more than three months 

[] ii. R r 'c(ieclc ^or^lKW feVset in 1. 17(p), presently believed to 

be $1 80, is enclosed. 
[] D. after (A), (B) and (C) above, but before payment of the issue fee: 
Counsel states that, upon information and belief, each item of 
information listed herein was either (i) cited in a communication from a 
foreign patent office in a counterpart foreign application not more than 
three months prior to the filing of the IDS; or (ii) was not cited in a 
communication from a foreign patent office in a counterpart foreign 
application and, to the knowledge of the undersigned after making 
reasonable inquiry, was not known to any individual designated in 
1 .56(c) more than three months prior to the filing of this IDS. 
[] i. A check for the fee set forth in 1.17 (p), presently believed to 

be $1 80, is enclosed. 

2. In accordance with 37 C.F.R. 1.98, this IDS includes a list (e.g., form 
PTO-1449) of all patents, publications, or other information submitted for 
consideration by the office, either incorporated into this IDS or as an attachment 
hereto. 

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U.S. Patent No. 6,085,176 to Woolston was cited in an Office Action, dated 
May 23, 2003, for Application Serial No. 09/578,014, filed May 24, 2000. U.S. 
Patent No. 5,842,178 to Giovannoli is a continuation of U.S. Patent No. 
5,578,328 and is of record in this application. Applicants believe U.S. Patent No. 
5,758,328 to be cumulative, however, a copy is being enclosed with this 
submission. A copy of each document listed is attached, except as explained 
below. 

(check boxes A and/or B and fill in blanks, if appropriate.) 

[] A. Document(s) is (are) deemed substantially 

cumulative to document(s) , and, in accordance with 

1 .98(c), only a copy of each of the latter documents is enclosed. 
[] B. Certain documents were previously cited by or submitted to the 

Office in the following prior applications, which are relied upon 

under 35 U.S.C. 120: 

Applicant Identifies these documents by attaching hereto copies of the forms PTO- 
892 and PTO- 1449 from the files of the prior application(s) or a fresh PTO- 1449 
listing these documents, and request that they be considered and made of record in 
accordance with 1 .98(d). Per 37 CFR 1 .98(d), copies of these documents need not 
be filed in this application. 

[] 3. Document Nos. are not in the English language. In 

accordance with 1 .98(c), Applicant states: 

[] An English translation of each document (or of the pertinent 
portions thereof), or a copy of each corresponding English- 
language patent or application is enclosed. 

[] A concise explanation of the relevance of document(s) 

is found in the attached search report (see MPEP § 609 A(3)x). 

[] A concise explanation of the relevance of document(s) 

is set forth as follows: [Insert concise explanation 

of relevance] 

[] A concise explanation of the relevance of document(s) 

can be found on pages of the specification. 

[] A concise explanation of document(s) can be found on 

the attached sheet. 

[] 4. No explanation of relevance is necessary for documents in the English 
language (see MPEP § 609 A(3)). 

[] 5. Other information being provided for the examiner's' consideration 
follows: 



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6. In accordance with 37 C.F.R. 1.97(g) and (h), the filing of this IDS should 
not be construed as a representation that a search has been made or that 
information cited is, or is considered to be, material to patentability as defined in 
§1 .56 (b), or that any cited document listed or attached is (or constitutes) prior art. 
Unless other-wise indicated, the date of publication indicated for an item is taken 
from the face of 1 the item and Applicant reserves the right to prove that the date of 
publication is in fact different. 

CROSS REFERENCE UNDER 37 C.F.R. §1.78 TO RELATED APPLICATIONS 

Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 1.78, Applicant notes that the above-identified 
patent application may be related in subject matter to the following U.S. Patent 
Applic4tifc>blsS. Patent Application Serial No 09/578,014, filed May 24, 2000. 

Early and favorable consideration is earnestly solicited. 




Richard J. Kizz 
Registration No. 47,698 
Attorney for Applicant(s) 



DARBY & DARBY P.C. 
Post Office Box 5257 
New York, N.Y. 10150-5257 
(212) 527-7700 



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