Notice of Examination For Registration
                          Wednesday, August 27, 1997

   Pursuant to the provisions of 37 CFR      10.5, 10.6 and 10.7, an
examination for persons seeking registration before the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office as patent attorneys and agents will be held on
Wednesday, August 27, 1997. This date has been chosen to accommodate,
wherever possible, the interests of the individuals expected to apply
for the examination. The deadline for filing applications along with the
$40.00 non-refundable fee and the $300.00 examination fee and all
necessary showings required by 37 CFR    10.7(a) and (b) is May 2, 1997.
   With the exception of those persons who actively served four years or
more in the patent examining corps of the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office for whom the examination may be waived, all persons who wish to
become recognized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office in patent cases must, pursuant to the above noted rules, pass the
examination. Note that passing the examination does not qualify one for
recognition for practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in
trademark cases. Such recognition is governed by 37 CFR    10.14 which
does not require the passing of an examination.
   Application forms may be obtained from the Office of Enrollment and
Discipline, Crystal Park One, Room 518, 2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington,
Va., by mail addressed to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Box OED,
Washington, D.C. 20231, or by calling (703) 308-5316-x-18.

October 11, 1996                                KAREN L. BOVARD, Director
                                      Office of Enrollment and Discipline