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2 2 Patent Animation 2

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4 4 Litigation Timeline 4

5 5 5 District Court Timeline ITC Timeline

6 6 6 District Court Timeline

7 7 ITC Timeline 7 District Court Timeline

8 8 8 Prosecution History Timeline Prosecution History Timeline

9 9 Broad original claims without format-dependent authentication Mar 10, 2000 ‘030 Patent Application filed 3/10/2000 application Date: March 10, 2000

10 10 PTO rejects all claims Oct 1, 2003 All claims rejected 6) Claim(s) 1-43 is/are rejected. 10/1/03 Office Action

11 11 Allowance of claim with format-dependent authentication Jun 13, 2005 PTO allows claims with format- dependent authentication 3. Claim 2 is 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 Non-Final Rejection Page 2

12 12 Allowance of ‘030 format-dependent claims Jan 3, 2006 PTO allows claims with format- dependent authentication. vv 2. The allowed claim(s) is/are 1, 3, 8, 14, 15, 18-23, 30, 32, 35, 39, 42, now renumbered as 1-44.

13 13 ’606 patent - allowance of claims due to format-dependent The following is an Examiner's statement of reasons for allowance: Consider claims 1 and 19. The best prior art found during examination of the present application, fails to disclose, teach, or suggest a means for identifying said sender of said message as an authorized sender based on information associated with said message in comparison to data in the sender account. 8/6/09 Notice of Allowance for ’606 patent Aug 9, 2006 PTO allows similar format-dependent authentication claims in ‘606 patent

14 14 Interview for remaining 3 patents – format-dependent Feb 3, 2010 Interview on ‘247, ‘658 and ‘372 patent claims – format-dependent authentication described by applicant as “central feature” in the reasons for allowance D. Each independent claim now pending has the identification dependent upon the first format. This too was a central feature in the reasons for allowance.

15 15 Interview for remaining 3 patents – format-dependent Feb 3, 5, and 25, 2010 ‘247, ‘658 and ‘372 patent claims allowed with reasons for allowance citing format- dependent authentication However, the best prior art found during examination of the present application, fails to disclose, teach, or suggest either alone or in combination, identifying the sender of the message as an authorized sender based on information associated with the message in comparison to data in the sender account, wherein the identification is dependent upon the first format of a message from the sender.


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