United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 05 November 2002

                              Notice of Exclusion

   Curtis Andrew Bell of West Des Moines, Iowa, a patent attorney,
Registration No. 36,742. In settlement of a reciprocal matter from
Iowa, the Director excluded Mr. Bell for five years from practice
before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent,
trademark, and other non-patent law cases. The Iowa court disbarred
Bell for engaging in illegal conduct involving moral turpitude arising
from Bell's conversion of $11,000 of a law association's funds, conduct
involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation, and conduct
reflecting adversely on his fitness to practice law. The Iowa court
ruled that although the proceeding involved a first ethical violation,
disbarment was warranted in view of Bell's willful and knowing
misappropriation of funds for personal use, and aggravating
circumstances, including a lack of urgency to rectify the matter, and
an inadequate understanding of the nature and extent of his ethical
responsibilities. This action 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

October 7, 2002                                             JAMES A. TOUPIN
                                                            General Counsel
                                  United States Patent and Trademark Office