August 21, 2007

At the request of a member of the USPTO Search and Information Resources Administration (SIRA) Customer Outreach Support group, I am sharing the following announcement regarding an opportunity for you to participate in a webcast regarding the new claims and continuations rules to be announced and implemented by the USPTO. I encourage your participation in the webcast as these rules have been discussed for quite some time, and the final versions of the rules will become effective on November 1, 2007.

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USPTO Webcast on New Claims and Continuations Rules Thursday, August 23rd

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Register: LINK

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a special webinar on Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on new claims and continuations rules that will allow the agency to continue to make the patent examination process more effective and efficient by encouraging applicants to use greater clarity and precision in describing the scope of their inventions. The new rules will be published in the Federal Register available at www.uspto.gov after noon on August 21, and will be effective on November 1, 2007.

During this live, two-hour webcast, USPTO officials will explain the new rules and answer questions. The presentation and audio for this event will be streamed over the Internet. All participants need is a computer with an Internet connection, sound card, speakers and the ability to view Windows Media presentations.

To register for this free webcast, click on the following link: LINK

An advance copy of the presentation will be made available to registrants prior to the event.

If you would like to receive regular updates from USPTO on its eCommerce initiatives, please register by clicking on the following link: LINK

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