U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director to Host First Online Dialogue with Customers Thursday, March 7, 2002 12:00 p.m.

Press Release

Kim Byars

Washington - The Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, James Rogan, will host his first online chat on Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. EDT to answer questions from the agency's customers and the public on issues related to the work of the USPTO.

Participants are invited to ask questions or simply observe the online dialogue by logging on to the USPTO’s Web site at www.uspto.gov , then clicking on the home page link marked, "Online Chat with the Director of the USPTO," and following the instructions.

Members of the press are invited to participate as observers.

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