(75)                        Video Conference Center

   In the interest of providing better service to its customers, 
the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has established a Video Conference 
Center (VCC) to expedite patent and trademark prosecution. The VCC is 
presently administered by the Patent Academy and is available for 
authorized official business during normal business hours (8:30 AM - 
5:00 PM, EST). The VCC equipment includes a high resolution document 
camera, direct computer input, VCR display capability and a high speed, 
high resolution G-4 facsimile machine. At this time, use of the VCC will be 
limited to our partnership Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDLs) 
located at Sunnyvale, Calif. and the Great Lakes Patent and Trademark Center 
at the Detroit Public Library, which have duplicate video equipment. 
Customers wishing to utilize the facilities at the above noted PTDLs rather 
than coming to the PTO for a face-to-face interview, should contact the 
patent examiner or trademark examining attorney and identify two 
alternative dates and time for a video conference. The patent examiner or 
trademark examining attorney will then contact Patent Academy personnel who 
will, in turn, make all the arrangements. The customer will be notified as 
to the date and time of the video conference.

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