Withdrawal of EPO Search Proposal

  The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) previously announced in Official
Gazette at 1167 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 74 (October 18, 1994), that the
European Patent Office (EPO) had expressed an interest in conducting
international searches for certain PCT applications for the PTO when the
PTO had been selected as the International Searching Authority. However,
the search proposal has been withdrawn by the EPO.

Mar. 14, 1995                                          LAWRENCE J. GOFFNEY, JR.
                                             Assistant Commissioner for Patents