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Address and USPTO Organization Information Referenced Items (1, 2, 3, 4)
(2)                    Elimination of Post Office Box
                          in Arlington, Virginia for
                        Patent Related Correspondence

   Effective immediately, the Office will cease accepting
patent-related correspondence addressed to the P.O. Box 2327 Arlington,
VA 22202. Effective May 1, 2003, pursuant to 37 CFR 1.1, patent-related
correspondence should have been addressed to Commissioner for Patents,
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. Accordingly, as of May 1,
2003, the provisions of 37 CFR 1.8 (Certificate of Mailing) and 1.10
(Express Mail certificate) that were waived by the Office were no
longer waived for correspondence addressed to P.O. Box 2327, Arlington,
VA 22202.

   In November of 2001, the Office established a Post Office Box
in Arlington, Virginia (P.O. Box 2327, Arlington, VA 22202) for use on
an emergency basis, and indicated that the Office would continue to
accept patent-related correspondence at this Arlington, Virginia Post
Office Box and treat such correspondence as if it were addressed as set
forth in 37 CRF 1.1 for purposes of 37 CFR 1.8 and 1.10 until further
notice. On March 25, 2003, the Office provided notice that persons
submitting correspondence to the Office should no longer use the
Arlington, Virginia Post Office Box for any correspondence (including
sequence listings in electronic format) after May 1, 2003.
See Correspondence with the United States Patent and Trademark Office,
68 Fed. Reg. 14332 (March 25, 2003).

   Correspondence in patent-related matters to organizations reporting to
the Commissioner for Patents must be addressed to:

        Commissioner for Patents
        P.O. Box 1450
        Alexandria, VA 22313-1450

   Appropriate mail stops should also be used. See the notice
titled "Special Mail Stops For Patent Mail" that is published each
week in the Official Gazette Notices and posted on the USPTO Internet
web site.

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

                                                            JOHN D. HASSETT
                                          Director, Administrative Services

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