SPECIAL BOXES FOR MAIL Special PTO mail department numbers should be used to allow forwarding of particular types of mail to the appropriate areas as quickly as possible. Such mail is forwarded directly to the appropriate area without being opened. Only the specified type of document should be placed in an envelope addressed to one of these special departments. If any documents other than the specified type identified for each department are addressed to that department, they will be significantly delayed in reaching the appropriate were for which they are intended. The following special departments should be used only for their specified purpose. Address mail as follows: Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks Box Washington, D.C. 20231 Box 3 Mail for the Office of Personnel from NFC Box 4 Mail for the Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs and the Office of Legislation and International Affairs. Box 5 "No Fee" mail related to trademarks. Box 6 Mail for the Office of Procurement Box 7 Reissue applications for patents involved in litigation and subsequently filed related papers. Box 8 All papers for the Office of the Solicitor except communications relating to pending litigation; papers relating to pending litigation shall be mailed only to Office of the Solicitor, P.O. Box 15667, Arlington, Va. 22215 Box 9 Coupon orders for U.S. patent and trademark copies. Box 10 Orders for certified copies of PTO documents except: trademark registrations and assignments. Box 11 Electronic Ordering Service (EOS). Box 12 Contributions to the Examiner Education Program. Box 13 Mail for the Employee and Labor Relations Division. Box 14 Mail directed to the APS Contracts Office. Box 15 Mail for the Advisory Commission on Patent Law Reform. Box 16 Deposit Account Replenishment Checks Box 17 Invoices directed to the Office of Finance. Box 171 Vacancy Announcement Applications. Box 313b Petitions under 37 CFR 1.313(b) to withdraw a patent application from issue after payment of the issue fee and any papers associated with the petition, including papers necessary for filing a continuing application. Box AF Expedited procedure for processing amendments and other responses after final rejection. Box Assignment All assignment documents except those filed with new applications. Box DAC Petitions decided by the Office of Petitions including petitions to revive and petitions to accept late payment of issue fees or maintenance fees. Box DD Disclosure Documents or material related to the Disclosure Document Program. Box EEO Mail for the Office of Equal Employment Programs. Box FWC Requests for File Wrapper Continuation Applications (under 37 CFR 1.62) Box Interference Communications relating to interferences and applications and patents involved in interference. Box Issue Fee All communications following the receipt of a PTOL-85. "Notice of Allowance and Issue Fee Due," and prior to the issuance of a patent should be addressed to Box Issue Fee, unless advised to the contrary. Assignments are the exception. Assignments should be submitted in a separate envelope and not be sent to Box Issue Fee. Box ITU All intent to use documents, excluding the initial application and amendments to allege use. Box M. Fee Correspondence related to a patent that is subject to the payment of a maintenance fee. Box MPEP Submissions concerning the Manual of Patent Examining Procedures. Box Non-Fee- Amendment Non-fee amendments to patent applications. (Use Box AF for responses after final rejection). Box OED Mail for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline Box Patent Application New patent application and associated papers and fees. Box Trademark APPLICATION New trademark application and associated papers and application fees. Box Pat. Ext. Applications for patent term extension. Box PCT Mail related to applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Box Reexam Requests for Reexamination for original request papers only. Box Reconstruction Correspondence pertaining to the reconstruction of lost patent files. Box Sequence Submission of diskette for biotechnical application. Box SN For fee and petitions under 37 CFR 1.182 to obtain date received and/or serial number for patent applications prior to the Office's standard notification (return postcard or the official "Filing Receipt," "Notice to File Missing Parts," or "Notice of Incomplete Application").