Commerce Under Secretary for Intellectual Property Rogan To Announce Electronic Filing Partnerships As Part of Strategic Plan

June 17, 2002
Press Release #02-47

Richard Maulsby

Washington - James E. Rogan, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will announce the award of partnership contracts to five companies for the electronic filing of patent applications as part of its strategic plan. The partnerships are "no cost contracts" which means that the companies will be providing their services to USPTO customers at no cost to the agency.

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