United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 22 October 2002

                             Notice of Suspension

   Mark D. Frederiksen, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, a patent
attorney, registration number 31,357. In settlement of two reciprocal
matters, the Director has suspended Frederiksen for five years from
practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The
Nebraska Supreme Court suspended Frederiksen, who had misappropriated
$15,000 in fees from his own law firm, for three years for conduct
involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; and for
failing to maintain complete records of all funds of a client coming
into his possession. The Nebraska Court concluded that suspension,
rather than disbarment, was warranted because no client was harmed,
restitution was made, Frederiksen expressed sincere remorse, he was
respected by members of the legal profession for his work, and he had
the support of members of his new law firm. The Iowa Supreme Court
publically reprimanded Frederiksen. The Director concluded that
Frederiksen also engaged in conduct reflecting adversely on his fitness
to practice. The suspension runs from September 23, 2002. Frederiksen
will be allowed to request probation after serving two years
suspension. This action by the Director is taken pursuant to the
provisions of 35 U.S.C.   32, and 37 C.F.R.   10.133(g).

   On behalf of James E. Rogan
   Under Secretary of Commerce For Intellectual Property and
   Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

September 23, 2002                                          JAMES A. TOUPIN
                                                            General Counsel
                                  United States Patent and Trademark Office