Patent Cooperation Treaty Update

  The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization
has informed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that, due to a change in
the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar with regard to the German mark, the
dollar amount of the international search fee charged by the European
Patent Office for international applications filed in the United States
Receiving Office will be $1722.00, effective June 20, 1995.

Apr. 14, 1995                                                   BRUCE A. LEHMAN
                                            Assistant Secretary of Commerce and
                                         Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks