USPTO to Highlight Secure, Cutting-Edge Electronic Technology

Press Release

Ruth Nyblod
(703) 305-8341
Lisa-Joy Zgorski
(703) 308-7427

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Electronic Patent Application Filing System and its International Priority Document Exchange Project are two of a dozen demonstration projects that will be featured at a national conference hosted by the Government Information Technology Services Board. Secure communications, including digital signature, certification and key recovery technology will be demonstrated and discussed by the equipment designers and users. Security is a key component to the success of electronic commerce-secure technology, like that which will be shown, will encourage the development of electronic communication between and among local governments, businesses, individuals, and federal agency partners.

Event: Government Information Technology Services Board National Conference

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 1997

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Place: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Featured speakers :

The Honorable William Reinsch, under secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce;

Dr. Jeffrey M. Jaffe, vice president of technology, IBM Corporation;

Sally Katzen, administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget;

Bruce McConnell, chief, Information Policy Branch, U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

For more information concerning the conference, contact Lisa McGrady Pellegrin, 202/293-3835,, or visit the website: