United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 25 May 2004

                    Establishment of Mail Stop Post Issue;
                  Revision and Deletion of Certain Mail Stops

   Effective immediately, the United States Patent and Trademark
Office (USPTO) has established a new mail stop, Mail Stop Post Issue,
and several mail stops have been deleted, or changed. Correspondence
that should be directed to Mail Stop Post Issue includes correspondence
in applications that have issued as a patent, such as requests for
changes of address (other than a fee address, which should be addressed
to Mail Stop M Correspondence), powers of attorney, revocations of
powers of attorney, withdrawal of attorney, and submissions under 37
CFR 1.501.

   The mail stops that should no longer be used are: Mail Stop
Application Number; Mail Stop CPA; Mail Stop Design; Mail Stop Non-Fee
Amendment; Mail Stop Patent Application; and Mail Stop Provisional
Patent Application. Correspondence that would have been addressed to
these mail stops no longer needs a specific mail stop. Mail Stop
Non-Fee Amendment has been changed to Mail Stop Amendment. Mail Stop
PGPUB-ABD has been changed to Mail Stop Express Abandonment and all
requests and petitions for an express abandonment under 37 CFR 1.138
should be directed to this mail stop.

   Questions regarding this notice may be e-mailed to
PatentPractice@uspto.gov, or directed to the Inventors' Assistance Center
(formerly the Patent Assistance Center (PAC)) by telephone at
(800)786-9199), or (703)308-4357.

April 27, 2004                                             STEPHEN G. KUNIN
                                                    Deputy Commissioner for
                                                  Patent Examination Policy