Training for Public Users
     Automated Patent System for the Desktop Workstation

The Patent Search Image Retrieval Facility (PSIRF) will be
upgraded  with equipment to handle the Automated Patent
System (APS) for the Desktop Workstation (DTWS).  This
capability of searching patents on the Desktop Workstation
will further enhance the ability of the public user to fully
utilize the searching capabilities offered by the Patent and
Trademark Office.  This upgrade replaces the current
Classified Search Image Retrieval (CSIR) system presently
utilized in the PSIRF.

Desktop Workstation  (DTWS) training classes similar to
those offered to the PTO examiners will be made available to
the public.  Training will consist of classroom instruction
and "hands on" practice using the DTWS terminals.  All major
search features of the DTWS will be covered.  Prior APS Text
training or experience is strongly recommended.

These free classes will be held at the PTO located in
Arlington, Virginia.  Each class will last four hours.
Space in each session will be limited to 12 people.
Training will begin March 17, 1997.  Class assignments will
be determined by date of received application.

If further information is required. please call the Public
Search Services Division (703) 309-3040.  An application
form for DTWS training must include all information shown

                 Patent and Trademark Office
Automated Patent System Desktop Workstation APSDTWS Training
                      Application Form

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Applications should be deposited in the Patent  Search  Room
or forwarded via mail, telefax or  Internet mail to:

Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
Washington, DC 20231
FAX: 703-308-0876

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