PTO Acting Commissioner to Host Ground-Breaking Online Dialog

July 30, 1999
Press Release #99-23

Contact:
Maria V. Hernandez
Brigid Quinn
703-305-8341

On Tuesday, August 3, 1999 between 12 noon and 1 p.m., Acting Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks Q. Todd Dickinson will be available online to answer questions from the agency's customers and the public on issues related to the work of the PTO. This open online dialog is a first for a PTO commissioner, and is another example of the agency's commitment to the Clinton/Gore administration's policy of bringing government to the people. Participants will log on to PTO's website at www.uspto.gov between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. on August 3 and click on the home page link marked "Online Conversation with the Commissioner," and follow the instructions. Participants have the option of joining as questioners or observers.

MEMBERS OF THE PRESS CAN PARTICIPATE AS OBSERVERS

WHO : Q. Todd Dickinson, Acting Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks

WHAT : Live Online Dialog with PTO Customers and Public

WHERE : www.uspto.gov

WHEN : Tuesday, August 3, 1999, 12:00 noon (EDT)

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