United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 03 December 2002

                Discontinuance of Attestation of Signature of
              Director on Patents and Certificates of Correction

   Pursuant to the Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical
Amendments Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-273), 35 U.S.C. 153 has been amended
to remove the requirement for the signature of the Director to be attested
by an officer of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

   The Office expects that covers for patent grants and Certificates of
Correction issued on or after the publication date of this Notice
(December 3, 2002) will not have an attestation of the Director's signature.

   Questions concerning this notice should be directed to Customer Service
Center, Office of Patent Publication, by telephone at (703) 305-6789 or
(1-888) 786-0101, by facsimile at (703) 305-5065, or by e-mail at

                                                           STEPHEN G. KUNIN
                                                    Deputy Commissioner for
                                                  Patent Examination Policy