Notice of New Fee Codes
                       for Continued Patent Applications

   Effective December 1, 1997, several new fee codes were implemented
which pertain to Continued Patent Applications (CPAs). The new fee codes
will enable better tracking and efficient processing of CPAs in the
Revenue Accounting and Management system, which is the main financial
system. Please make a note of these new fee codes for your records.

The new fee codes are as follows:

Fee Code                        Description                          Amount
large/small entity                                       large/small entity

131/231                      Utility Filing Fee             $790.00/$395.00
132/232                       Design Filing Fee             $330.00/$165.00
133/233                        Plant Filing Fee             $540.00/$270.00
134/234                       Reissue Filing Fee            $790.00/$395.00