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March 03, 2005
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MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact:
Brigid Quinn
571-272-8400
brigid.quinn@uspto.gov

Press Release, 05-17

Patent Office Director to Announce New Initiatives to Improve Patent Process

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Jon Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a Chicago-area native, will announce new initiatives to improve the quality of patents and help reduce the time it takes to process patents on Friday, March 4. The new initiatives support the agency’s 21st Century Strategic Plan goals to ensure an effective patent examination system.

WHEN: Friday, March 4, 2005
12:30 p.m.
WHERE: FTC/NAS/AIPLA Town Hall Meeting On Patent Reform
Hyatt Regency Hotel
McCormick Place
Conference Center- Room 12
2233 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois
WHAT: New Initiatives to Improve Patent Process
WHO: Director of the USPTO Jon Dudas

To arrange an interview with Under Secretary Dudas contact Brigid Quinn at 571/272-8335 or at  brigid.quinn@uspto.gov 

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