TOMORROW: U.S. COMMERCE SECRETARY GARY LOCKE, USPTO DIRECTOR DAVID KAPPOS TO HOST PRESS CALL ON PATENT REFORM

February 28, 2011

News Media Contacts:

Shira Kramer, (202) 482-4883, skramer@doc.gov

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos will host a press call tomorrow with members of the media to discuss the administration's position on patent reform and its critical role in supporting innovation and job creation. The Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of patent reform legislation later today.

WHO: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos

WHAT: Press conference call on patent reform

WHEN: TOMORROW, 11:00 a.m. ET, Tuesday, March 1

MEDIA: This conference call is for members of the media only. Media wishing to join this call should dial (877) 917-3609 and ask to join the "patent call."

For more information, please call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-482-4883.

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