Patent and Trademark Office

Cancellation of Hearings and Cancellation of Request for Comments on Issues Relating to Patent Protection for Nucleic Acid Sequences

AGENCY: Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation of hearings and cancellation of request for comments.

SUMMARY: On November 14, 1995 (60 FR 57223), the Patent and Trademark Office announced that it was holding public hearings and requesting written comments on issues relating to patent protection for nucleic acid sequences. The announced public hearings and request for comments are now cancelled.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Esther Kepplinger by telephone at (703) 306-2714, by facsimile transmission to (703) 308-6879, by electronic mail at "", or by mail marked to her attention addressed to the Assistant Commissioner of Patents, Box DAC, Washington, DC 20231.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing that was to be held on November 29, 1995 at the University of California, San Diego, The Mandeville Auditorium/Recital Hall, Muir Campus, La Jolla, California, and the public hearing that was to be held December 7, 1995 in Suite 912, Commissioner's Conference Room, Crystal Park Building No. 2, 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, have been cancelled. In addition, the request for comments announced November 14, 1995 (60 FR 57223) is also cancelled.

November 22, 1995

Lawrence J. Goffney, Jr.
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and
Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks