Form Pto/sb/31 - Notice Of Appeal From The Examiner To The Board Of Patent Appeals And Interferences - 2009

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PTO/SB/31 (07-09)
Approved for use through 07/31/2012. OMB 0651-0031
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number.
Docket Number (Optional)
I hereby certify that this correspondence is being facsimile transmitted
In re Application of
to the USPTO or deposited with the United States Postal Service with
sufficient postage as first class mail in an envelope addressed to
“Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-
Application Number
1450” [37 CFR 1.8(a)]
Art Unit
Typed or printed
Applicant hereby appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences from the last decision of the examiner.
The fee for this Notice of Appeal is (37 CFR 41.20(b)(1))
Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27. Therefore, the fee shown above is reduced
by half, and the resulting fee is:
A check in the amount of the fee is enclosed.
Payment by credit card. Form PTO-2038 is attached.
The Director has already been authorized to charge fees in this application to a Deposit Account.
The Director is hereby authorized to charge any fees which may be required, or credit any overpayment
to Deposit Account No.
A petition for an extension of time under 37 CFR 1.136(a) (PTO/SB/22) is enclosed.
WARNING: Information on this form may become public. Credit card information should not
be included on this form. Provide credit card information and authorization on PTO-2038.
I am the
assignee of record of the entire interest.
See 37 CFR 3.71. Statement under 37 CFR 3.73(b) is enclosed.
(Form PTO/SB/96)
Typed or printed name
attorney or agent of record.
Registration number
Telephone number
attorney or agent acting under 37 CFR 1.34
Registration number if acting under 37 CFR 1.34
NOTE: Signatures of all the inventors or assignees of record of the entire interest or their representative(s) are required.
Submit multiple forms if more than one signature is required, see below*.
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comments on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer,
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED
FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
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